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Author González de Bustamante, Celeste, 1965-

Title "Muy buenas noches" : Mexico, television, and the Cold War / Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante ; foreword by Richard Cole
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxxvi, 275 pages) : illustrations, portrait
Series The Mexican experience
Mexican experience.
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The Rise of Television in Mexico; 2 The Invention of Tele-Traditions; 3 Rebels and Revolutionaries; 4 The First Television Diplomats; 5 Hot Rockets and Cold War; 6 Olympic Dreams and TlatelolcoNightmares; 7 Victory for the Brazilians and Echeverría; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary "By the end of the twentieth century, Mexican multimedia conglomerate Televisa stood as one of the most powerful media companies in the world. Most scholars have concluded that the company's success was owed in large part to its executives who walked in lockstep with the government and the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), which ruled for seventy-one years. At the same time, government decisions regulating communications infrastructure aided the development of the television industry. In one of the first books to be published in English on Mexican television, Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante argues that despite the cozy relationship between media moguls and the PRI, these connections should not be viewed as static and without friction. Through an examination of early television news programs, this book reveals the tensions that existed between what the PRI and government officials wanted to be reported and what was actually reported and how. Further, despite the increasing influence of television on society, viewers did not always accept or agree with what they saw on the air. Television news programming played an integral role in creating a sense of lo mexicano (that which is Mexican) at a time of tremendous political, social, and cultural change. At its core the book grapples with questions about the limits of cultural hegemony at the height of the PRI and the cold war. "--
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Partido Revolucionario Institucional -- History -- 20th century.
Cold War -- Influence.
Television broadcasting of news -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author ebrary, Inc.
LC no. 2012024919
ISBN 0803244851 (electronic bk.)
1283834634 (MyiLibrary)
9780803244856 (electronic bk.)
9781283834636 (MyiLibrary)