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Published: 05 May 2011

368 Pages | 29 photographs


ISBN: 9780195394085

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Radio's Civic Ambition

American Broadcasting and Democracy in the 1930s

David Goodman

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  • The first account of the cultural and civic ambition of American commercial radio in the 1930s
  • Based on scores of letters from radio listeners, quoted in the book
  • Demonstrates how radio aimed to popularize and familiarize, even domesticate, classical music