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Author Loviglio, Jason.

Title Radios Intimate Public : Network Broadcasting and Mass-Mediated Democracy
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (204 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction: Radio's Intimate Public; 1. The Fireside Chats and the New Deal; 2. Vox Pop: Network Radio and the Voice of the People; 3. Public Affairs: The Soap-Opera Cultural Front; 4. The Shadow Meets the Phantom Public; Conclusion: America's Most Fascinating People; Notes; Index
Summary Jason Loviglio shows how early network radio produced a new type of community marked by contradictions and tensions between public and private, mass media and democracy, and nation and family. Examining a broad range of radio programs, including Vox Pop, and FDR's Fireside Chats, Radio's Intimate Public illustrates how media space promised listeners a fantasy of social mobility and access
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Subject Radio broadcasting -- Social aspects -- United States.
Radio broadcasting -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0816695326 (electronic bk.)
9780816695324 (electronic bk.)