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Author Peers, Frank W., 1918-2016

Title The politics of Canadian broadcasting, 1920-1951 [by] Frank W. Peers
Published [Toronto] University of Toronto Press [1969]


Description 1 online resource (466 pages)
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents I The Canadian Experiment -- II The First Decade -- III The Aird Commission -- IV Nationalization -- V The Canadian Radio-Broadcasting Commission : First Year -- VI A Discredit to the Government? -- VII A New Government and a New Act -- VIII The Corporation and Mr. Howe -- IX The Testing Period, 1938-1939 -- X Controversial Broadcasting -- XI A Proven System? -- XII Cracks in the Organization -- XIII The CBC as a Wartime Arm of Government -- XIV Private Broadcasting, 1939-1945 -- XV The Post-War Struggle -- XVI The Massey Commission -- XVII Interpretations
Summary Annotation Still the focus of major political controversy today, the essential issues in Canadian broadcasting emerged thirty years ago. This fascinating book traces both the development of radio from its beginnings in 1920 to the inception of television in 1952, and the formation of public policy throughout these years. The course of the development was far from smooth. Professor Peers describes the contending forces, the politicians, pressure groups, newspapers, and business interests that joined in the fray. The inner story of the power struggles involved is told here thoroughly for the first time, and the significance of these struggles for the development of the system is placed in perspective
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Radio broadcasting -- Canada
Broadcasting -- Canada
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Media & Communications.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Telecommunications.
Radio broadcasting.
Radiodiffusion -- Canada.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781442664593