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Thursday, April 24, 2014

American Conversations Lecture with FTV professor Deborah Jaramillo

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

Start Time: 5:30 pm

Ends Time: 7:30 pm

Location: CAS Room 200