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Barcode30053003291088
LocationParis-Bourbon
Call No384.54 MATZ
TitleThe radio right : how a band of broadcasters took on the federal government and built the modern conservative movement / Paul Matzko.
AuthorMatzko, Paul, author.
CollectionNEW: Adult 300-399
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc Status
 Paris-Bourbon30053003291088384.54 MATZ6/15/2020 Available

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Personal Name Matzko, Paul, author.
Title Statement The radio right : how a band of broadcasters took on the federal government and built the modern conservative movement / Paul Matzko.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
Physical Description 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-294) and index.
Summary, Etc. "By the early 1960s, and for the first time in history, most Americans across the nation could tune their radio to a station that aired conservative programming from dawn to dusk. People listened to these shows in remarkable numbers; for example, the broadcaster with the largest listening audience, Carl McIntire, had a weekly audience of twenty million, or one in nine American households. For sake of comparison, that is a higher percentage of the country than would listen to conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh forty years later. As this Radio Right phenomenon grew, President John F. Kennedy responded with the most successful government censorship campaign of the last half century. Taking the advice of union leader Walter Reuther, the Kennedy administration used the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Communications Commission to pressure stations into dropping conservative programs. This book reveals the growing power of the Radio Right through the eyes of its opponents using confidential reports, internal correspondence, and Oval Office tape recordings. With the help of other liberal organizations, including the Democratic National Committee and the National Council of Churches, the censorship campaign muted the Radio Right. But by the late 1970s, technological innovations and regulatory changes fueled a resurgence in conservative broadcasting. A new generation of conservative broadcasters, from Pat Robertson to Ronald Reagan, harnessed the power of conservative mass media and transformed the political landscape of America"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Conservatism United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Radio broadcasting Political aspects United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Radio in politics United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Radio in religion United States.

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