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NCCB (National Citizens Committee for Broadcasting) [microform] : A Media Challenger / Donald P. Ranly
Bib ID 5311635
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Ranly, Donald P
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1976 
10 p. 
Summary

This report traces the development of the National Citizens Committee for Broadcasting (NCCB) in its attempts to make broadcasting better serve the public interest. The committee first became active in 1967, when President Johnson's proposals and recommendations for funding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting were meeting resistance in the Congress. The activities of NCCB under Chairman Thomas P. Hoving are described. In 1968 Hoving charged that the commercial television networks and the American Telephone and Telegraph Company were in collusion to dominate technical facilities for the coast-to-coast relay of video "trivia." As a result of Hoving's attacks on commercial broadcasters, several members of the committee and of the board of trustees resigned. In 1970 Hoving resigned and, amidst much controversy, the NCCB began to reorganize. In 1974 Nicholas Johnson became chairman and chief executive officer of the organization. At this time, the NCCB began to publish a magazine entitled "access" in an attempt to encourage a sense of common purpose to those involved in the citizens media-reform movement. (LL)

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May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Broadcast Industry.  |  Broadcast Television.  |  Citizen Participation.  |  Commercial Television.  |  Mass Media.  |  Programing (Broadcast)  |  Public Television.  |  Television.
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Freedom of Information Foundation, Columbia, MO
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