This is the ABC: The Australian Broadcasting Commission 1932-1983

This is the ABC: The Australian Broadcasting Commission 1932-1983

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The story of the first fifty years of the ABC.

This is the ABC: The Australian Broadcasting Commission 1932-1983

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'As the bells in the tower of Sydney's General Post Office chimed eight o'clock on the evening of Friday 1 July 1932, the peals were picked by a microphone and carried to every State of the Federation. “This is the Australian Broadcasting Commission,” said the announcer, Conrad Charlton.' With these words the history of the ABC started. The ABC was modelled as closely as possible on the BBC, but had always to live with commercial competitors. Inglis tells the story of the first fifty years, of how government appointed Commissioners and the staff they chose competed for the ears and-after 1956-the eyes of Australians, trying at the same time to attract large audiences and to offer programmes that were distinctive. Based on the Commission’s own archives, on newspapers and journals, on interviews and the author’s own listening and viewing, this is social history of the highest order. Softcover, 525 pgs, well illustrated with photographs, notes, index. Very good, spine slightly creased. 195mm x 260mm

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Short Description The story of the first fifty years of the ABC.
Weight (g) 760.0000
Author K.S. Inglis
Publisher Black Inc.
Date Published 2006
ISBN 1 86395 181 4
Size 234mm x 150mm

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