The Resource What's fair on the air? : cold war right-wing broadcasting and the public interest, Heather Hendershot

What's fair on the air? : cold war right-wing broadcasting and the public interest, Heather Hendershot

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What's fair on the air? : cold war right-wing broadcasting and the public interest
Title
What's fair on the air?
Title remainder
cold war right-wing broadcasting and the public interest
Statement of responsibility
Heather Hendershot
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The rise of right-wing broadcasting during the Cold War has been mostly forgotten today. But in the 1950s and '60s you could turn on your radio any time of the day and listen to diatribes against communism, civil rights, the United Nations, fluoridation, federal income tax, Social Security, or JFK, as well as hosannas praising Barry Goldwater and Jesus Christ. Half a century before the rise of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, these broadcasters bucked the FCC's public interest mandate and created an alternate universe of right-wing political coverage, anticommunist sermons, and pro-business bluster. A lively look back at this formative era, What's Fair on the Air? charts the rise and fall of four of the most prominent right-wing broadcasters: H.L. Hunt, Dan Smoot, Carl McIntire, and Billy James Hargis. By the 1970s, all four had been hamstrung by the Internal Revenue Service, the FCC's Fairness Doctrine, and the rise of a more effective conservative movement. But before losing their battle for the airwaves, Heather Hendershot reveals, they purveyed ideological notions that would eventually triumph, creating a potent brew of religion, politics, and dedication to free-market economics that paved the way for the rise of Ronald Reagan, the Moral Majority, Fox News, and the Tea Party. - Publisher
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ICU/DLC
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Hendershot, Heather
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E743.5
LC item number
.H43 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hunt, H. L
  • Hargis, Billy James
  • Smoot, Dan
  • McIntire, Carl
  • Hargis, Billy James
  • Hunt, H. L
  • McIntire, Carl
  • Smoot, Dan
  • Right-wing extremists
  • Radio in politics
  • Mass media and propaganda
  • Mass media and propaganda
  • Radio in politics
  • Right-wing extremists
  • United States
Label
What's fair on the air? : cold war right-wing broadcasting and the public interest, Heather Hendershot
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Right-wing media vs. cold war America: "lace, luncheons, and frying pans" collapse into a "nightmare of raw violence and brutality" -- "A strong reek of the not-quite-crackpot": H. L. Hunt, right-wing radio's "constructive" conservative -- Right-wing broadcasting's supreme individualist: Dan Smoot and the tactics of constitutional conservatism -- God's angriest man: Carl McIntire, neoevangelicalism, and the long-lingering fundamentalist fires -- A story of "epic proportions": the battle between the FCC and WXUR -- Everything old is new again: Billy James Hargis, extremist tactics, and the politics of image -- Conclusion: from Birchers to birthers?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 260 pages
Isbn
9780226326788
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010052461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019825224
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)694566438
  • (OCoLC)ocn694566438
Label
What's fair on the air? : cold war right-wing broadcasting and the public interest, Heather Hendershot
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Right-wing media vs. cold war America: "lace, luncheons, and frying pans" collapse into a "nightmare of raw violence and brutality" -- "A strong reek of the not-quite-crackpot": H. L. Hunt, right-wing radio's "constructive" conservative -- Right-wing broadcasting's supreme individualist: Dan Smoot and the tactics of constitutional conservatism -- God's angriest man: Carl McIntire, neoevangelicalism, and the long-lingering fundamentalist fires -- A story of "epic proportions": the battle between the FCC and WXUR -- Everything old is new again: Billy James Hargis, extremist tactics, and the politics of image -- Conclusion: from Birchers to birthers?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 260 pages
Isbn
9780226326788
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010052461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019825224
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)694566438
  • (OCoLC)ocn694566438

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