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  • Dramas of Nationhoodby Lila Abu-Lughod

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    How do people come to think of themselves as part of a nation? Dramas of Nationhood identifies a fantastic cultural form that binds together the Egyptian nation?television serials. These melodramatic programs?like soap operas but more closely tied to political and social issues than their Western counterparts?have been shown on television in Egypt... more...

  • Listener Supported: The Culture and History of Public Radioby Jack Mitchell

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 46.00

    Public radio stands as a valued national institution, one whose fans and listeners actively support it with their time and their money. In this new history of this important aspect of American culture, author Jack W. Mitchell looks at the dreams that inspired those who created it, the all-too- human realities that grew out of those dreams, and the... more...

  • Radio Free Europe's "Crusade for Freedom"by Richard H. Cummings

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    From 1950 to 1960, millions of Americans throughout the United States willingly and enthusiastically participated in Radio Free Europe's "Crusade for Freedom." They signed "Freedom Scrolls" and "Freedom Grams," participated in fund-raising dinners and lunches, attended Crusader meetings, marched in parades, launched... more...

  • Mission Al-Jazeeraby Josh Rushing; Sean Elder

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 25.99

    Blending his riveting personal story with innovative ideas about how to win the war on terror, former marine turned Al Jazeera reporter Josh Rushing addresses all the issues he was not allowed to talk about when he was in uniform. If we are to win the war on terror, Rushing explains, we have to interact with the media at home and abroad in order... more...

  • Public Broadcasting and Political Interferenceby Chris Hanretty

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 145.00

    Examines the consequences of intereference by political parties in the work of public broadcasters. more...

  • Microradio & Democracyby Greg Ruggiero; Robert W. Mcchesney

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 5.95

    Microradio and Democracy discusses the role of citizen access to communications in a democratic society, and how diversity, localism, and core political speech are undermined by corporate control of the public airwaves. Ruggiero examines the emergence of microradio activism in recent court cases, and the links between the microradio struggle and larger... more...

  • An Air War with Cubaby Daniel C. Walsh

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    Since 1985, Radio Marti, a Radio Free Europe-type station, has broadcast American news and propaganda in Cuba. Its sister station, TV Marti, debuted in 1990. A respected operation at the start, Radio and TV Marti fell under the influence of the Cuban American National Foundation--a group of hard-line Cuban exiles--who intensified the anti-Castro rhetoric... more...

  • Network Radio Ratings, 1932–1953by Jim Ramsburg

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 65.00

    Network radio from 1932 to 1953 was a high-stakes competition embracing technology, industry, government and advertising, ruled by dollars and dictated by ratings. This comprehensive reference work provides a fascinating account of broadcasting's most colorful era, when four nationwide networks dominated American media as no concerted communications... more...

  • Cable Visionsby Sarah Banet-Weiser; Cynthia Chris; Anthony Freitas

    NYU Press 2007; US$ 89.00

    Cable television, on the brink of a boom in the 1970s, promised audiences a new media frontier-an expansive new variety of entertainment and information choices. Music video, 24–hour news, 24-hour weather, movie channels, children's channels, home shopping, and channels targeting groups based on demographic characteristics or interests were... more...

  • Al-jazeeraby Mohammed El-nawawy; Adel Iskandar

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 16.95

    Offers a first look at the all-Arab news network and its controversial role in the Arab world more...