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Title:
Masterpiece Theatre and the politics of quality
Author:
Jarvik, Laurence Ariel, 1956-
Publication Information:
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
x, 261 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780810832046
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Provides insight into the many forces that shaped Masterpiece Theatre, the popular British-made series: its sponsor (Mobil Oil Company), its American broadcast affiliate (television station WGBH in Boston), the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), its host (Alistair Cooke), and the Nixon Administration.


Author Notes

Laurence A. Jarvik teaches managerial classes in the MBA program at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of PBS: Behind the Screen and editor of Public Broadcasting and the Public Trust.