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Studs Terkel discusses commercial and public broadcasting Nicholas Johnson of the FCC

BROADCAST: Apr. 1, 1971 | DURATION: 00:43:59


Studs Terkel discusses television and advertising with Nicholas Johnson, Commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission. Johnson had recently delivered a speech in Dubuque, IA about possibilities for the future of broadcasting, and had released a book a year prior, "How to Talk Back to Your Television Set". Topics of conversation include censorship, the role of advertising and corporate sponsorship of radio and television, and the hope and promise of public television.