At the time when this book was originally published, broadcasting in Britain had become a huge industry undergoing major changes. There were questions over the release of a new television channel, and commercial radio.
This Report was commissioned to aid the citizen at the receiving end of the new technologies who could feel very remote from the plans and decisions. It represents a wide range of views and interests, to examine the important questions which were arising from broadcasting, from the point of view of the public benefit. It sets out clearly and fully the background and the arguments in broadcasting debate.
The report made many interesting and far-reaching recommendations, and looking back this reveals a lot about the inner processes of the broadcasting organisations of the time. This is a fascinating glimpse of past questions and solutions in which parellels can be drawn with the present time.
Introduction 1. The Goals of Broadcasting 2. The Structures of Broadcasting 3. Accountability 4. Broadcasting and Education. Conclusion. Summary of Recommendations
Reissuing works originally published between 1974 and 1999, Routledge Library Editions: Television offers a selection of scholarship covering the exploration of TV. Volumes vary from general texts on the advent, influence or future of broadcasting to specific studies of television and the elderly, cable television, children and television and television in China. These works cross disciplines such as media studies and psychology with obvious interest to sociologists as well and those researching performance arts subjects.