American Conversations Lecture with FTV professor Deborah Jaramillo

5:30 pm on Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:30 pm on Thursday, April 24, 2014
CAS Room 200
In 1952 the National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters implemented a code that severely restricted the form and content of television programs. Although multiple factors contributed to the NARTB’s decision to draft such a code, this presentation focuses on the role that elected officials— particularly Senator William Benton (D-CT)—played in provoking the ire of the television industry and its trade association. This research is part of Dr. Jaramillo’s current book project entitled The Code: Industry, Government, Viewers, and the Fight to Control Television. Free and open to the public. Refreshments to follow