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This is the ABC by K. S. Inglis

This is the ABC by K. S. Inglis

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This is the ABC

The Australian Broadcasting Commission 1932-1983

by K. S. Inglis

Melbourne University Press, 1983, [First Edition], ISBN 0522842585, black and white photographic plates, hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, previous owners stamp on front end-paper, and fore-edges, paperclip mark and indentation to first 3 introductory pages, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear (see photographs)

"The ABC was modelled as closely as possible on the BBC, but had always to live with commercial competitors.  Inglis tells the story, over fifty years, of how government-appointed Commissioners and the staff they chose compete for the ears and - after 1956 - the eyes of Australians, trying at the same time to attract large audiences and to offer programmes that were distinctive and not merely replicas of what the commercials were doing.
Based on the Commission's own archives, never before opened up for research purposes except in a very limited way, on a wide range of other archival material, on newspapers and journals, on a rich assortment of interviews and on the author's own listening and viewing, this is social history of the very highest order."

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