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A shadow of red : communism and the blacklist in radio and television, David Everitt

Label
A shadow of red : communism and the blacklist in radio and television
Title
A shadow of red
Title remainder
communism and the blacklist in radio and television
Statement of responsibility
David Everitt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The cold war came to broadcasting in 1950. In that year, just as the Korean War was about to erupt, there appeared from a small publisher a booklet called Red Channels, which listed 151 suspected Communist sympathizers in broadcasting. Within months, the blacklist in radio and TV began. The purge of the airwaves, distinct from the better-known blacklist in the movie industry, provoked one of the American media's great free-speech controversies. It affected scores of writers, directors, and actors, and involved some of the media's largest figures, including Edward R. Murrow and Frank Stanton of CBS. It roiled and intimidated some of the country's largest corporate program sponsors. Yet it was instigated by only a handful of anti-Red watchdogs - three ex-FBI agents, a former naval intelligence officer, and a grocer from Syracuse. A Shadow of Red follows the efforts of these five guardians of the broadcast media in a revealing history of the period, based on interviews, personal correspondence, FBI reports, and court transcripts. The conflict has routinely been portrayed as a simplistic morality tale of persecutors and the persecuted, the standard witch-hunt narrative of right-wing fanatics hounding political innocents whom they insisted were agents of the Communist devil. But, as David Everitt makes clear, the blacklisters, though excessive and destructive, were not deluded hunters of an imaginary menace. Their crusade is best understood as the culmination of a long-standing ideological struggle in broadcasting, in which neither side would indulge its adversaries
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-2010
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Everitt, David
Dewey number
384.540973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1990.6.U5
LC item number
E84 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Broadcasting
  • Broadcasting
  • Blacklisting of entertainers
  • Anti-communist movements
Label
A shadow of red : communism and the blacklist in radio and television, David Everitt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-384) 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
Communist squad -- Something in the air -- Cultural work -- Comrades of the comrades -- Confronting an institution -- The boys from Syracuse -- Congressional oversight -- The passion -- Renewed vigilance -- The middle of the road -- Backlash -- A case of libel -- Verdict -- End of an era
Control code
71800674
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 411 pages
Isbn
9781566635752
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006031926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)71800674
Label
A shadow of red : communism and the blacklist in radio and television, David Everitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-384) 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
Communist squad -- Something in the air -- Cultural work -- Comrades of the comrades -- Confronting an institution -- The boys from Syracuse -- Congressional oversight -- The passion -- Renewed vigilance -- The middle of the road -- Backlash -- A case of libel -- Verdict -- End of an era
Control code
71800674
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 411 pages
Isbn
9781566635752
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006031926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)71800674

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