Investigated Reporting: Muckrakers, Regulators, and the Struggle Over Television Documentary Chad Raphael

ISBN: 9780252092206

Published: May 14th 2014

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321 pages


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Investigated Reporting: Muckrakers, Regulators, and the Struggle Over Television Documentary by Chad Raphael
May 14th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 321 pages | ISBN: 9780252092206 | 8.43 Mb

Investigated Reporting is Chad Raphaels ambitious exploration of the relationship between journalism and regulation during American televisions first sustained period of muckraking, between 1960 and 1975.

Offering new and important insights intoMoreInvestigated Reporting is Chad Raphaels ambitious exploration of the relationship between journalism and regulation during American televisions first sustained period of muckraking, between 1960 and 1975.

Offering new and important insights into the economic, political, and industrial forces that shaped documentaries such as Harvest of Shame, Hunger in America, and Banks and the Poor, Raphael puts investigative television documentary into its institutional, regulatory, and cultural context. _x000B_Those who see investigative reporting as a watchdog on government will be surprised to find that these controversial reports relied heavily on official sources for inspiration, information, and regulatory protection from muckrakings critics. Based on superb historical research using primary sources, including recently opened papers from the Nixon White House, Raphael exposes the complex play of influence through which investigative documentaries were both shaped and attacked by government officials, and highlights the troubling legacy for contemporary regulation of television news.

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