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The Resource Changing channels : the civil rights case that transformed television, Kay Mills

Changing channels : the civil rights case that transformed television, Kay Mills

Label
Changing channels : the civil rights case that transformed television
Title
Changing channels
Title remainder
the civil rights case that transformed television
Statement of responsibility
Kay Mills
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the early years before the civil rights era, American broadcasting reflected the interests of the white mainstream, especially in the South. Today, the face of local television throughout the nation mirrors the diversity of the local populations." "The impetus for change began in 1964, when the Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ and two black Mississippians, Aaron Henry and Reverend R.L.T. Smith, challenged the broadcasting license of WLBT, an NBC affiliate in Jackson, Mississippi. The lawsuit was the catalyst that would bring reform to American broadcasting." "This station in a city whose population was 40 percent black was charged with failure to give fair coverage to civil rights and to integration issues that were dominating the news. Among offenses cited by the black population were the cancellation of a network interview with the civil rights attorney Thurgood Marshall and editorializing against the integration of the University of Mississippi." "However, muscle, money, and a powerhouse Washington, D.C. law firm were on the side of the station. Despite the charges, the Federal Communications Commission twice renewed the station's license. Twice the challenges won appeals to the federal courts. Warren Burger, then a federal appeals court judge, wrote decisions on both challenges. The first ordered the FCC to allow public participation in its proceedings. The second, an unprecedented move, took the license from WLBT." "This well-told, deeply researched history of the case covers the legal battles over their more than fifteen years and reports the ultimate victory for civil rights. Aaron Henry, a black civil rights leader and one of the plaintiffs, became the station's chairman of the board. WLBT's new manager, William Dilday, was the first black person in the South to hold such a position." "Burger's decision on this Mississippi case had widescale repercussions, for it allowed community groups in other regions to challenge their stations and to negotiate for improved services and for the employment of minorities."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
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Mills, Kay
Dewey number
343.7309/946
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF2849.W53
LC item number
M55 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • WLBT (Television station : Jackson, Miss.)
  • Television
  • Fairness doctrine (Broadcasting)
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in television broadcasting
  • African Americans on television
  • United States
  • WLBT (Television station : Jackson, Miss.)
  • LAW
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in television broadcasting
  • African Americans on television
  • Fairness doctrine (Broadcasting)
  • Television
  • United States
Label
Changing channels : the civil rights case that transformed television, Kay Mills
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Seeking a voice -- Serving whose public interest? -- Enter Warren Burger -- The FCC hears no evil -- Once again, a verdict -- Exit Lamar Life, enter William Dilday -- The struggle for control -- National impact
Control code
774384400
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (313 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781604736045
Lccn
2003020228
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2kjmdj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774384400
Label
Changing channels : the civil rights case that transformed television, Kay Mills
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Seeking a voice -- Serving whose public interest? -- Enter Warren Burger -- The FCC hears no evil -- Once again, a verdict -- Exit Lamar Life, enter William Dilday -- The struggle for control -- National impact
Control code
774384400
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (313 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781604736045
Lccn
2003020228
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2kjmdj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774384400

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