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Author Chignell, Hugh.

Title Public issue radio : talks, news and current affairs in the twentieth century / Hugh Chignell
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 249 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Unintended Consequences: Radio News and Talks in the 1920s and 1930s -- News, Talks and the War -- Radio in Decline: 1945-1960 -- The Reinvention of Radio: the 1960s -- The Serious Decade: Radio in the 1970s -- The Sound of Breaking Glass: Commercial Radio -- The Critical Decade: Radio in the 1980s -- The Age of Uncertainty: Radio in the 1990s -- Conclusion -- Glossary of Names -- Bibliography -- Index
Introduction -- Unintended consequences: radio news and talks in the 1920s and 1930s -- News, talks and the War -- Radio in decline: 1945-1960 -- The reinvention of radio: the 1960s -- The serious decade: radio in the 1970s -- The sound of breaking glass: commercial radio -- The critical decade: radio in the 1980s -- The age of uncertainty: radio in the 1990s -- Conclusion
Summary During the twentieth century British radio presented listeners with news and analysis of public events. Starting with the formal radio talk in the 1920s, this book charts the development of news reportingand examines certainstaples of the schedule, such as World at One, Woman's Hour, Today, Analysis and File on Four. Chignell also explores J.B. Priestley's brilliant war time radio talks, the crucial role of women like Janet Quigley and Isa Benzie, the dramatic innovations of commercial radio news in the 1970s, and coverage of the Falklands War in the 1980s. Based largely on original and previously unseen written and sound archives, and interviews with former and current radio producers and presenters, Public Issue Radio addresses the controversial question of the political leanings of current affairs programmes and asks if Analysis became an early platform for Thatcherite and Blairite ideas
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-242) and index
Subject Broadcast journalism -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Radio broadcasting -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0230346456 (electronic bk.)
9780230346451 (electronic bk.)