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You Cant Air That: Four Cases of Controversy and Censorship in American Television Programming David S. Silverman

You Cant Air That: Four Cases of Controversy and Censorship in American Television Programming

David S. Silverman

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In this illuminating book, David S. Silverman assesses fourcontroversial television programs from the perspective of media history,assessing the censorship present at all four networks and the political andintellectual inertia it produces inMoreIn this illuminating book, David S. Silverman assesses fourcontroversial television programs from the perspective of media history,assessing the censorship present at all four networks and the political andintellectual inertia it produces in broadcast television.Beginning with The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in the sixties, the authoralso examines The Richard Pryor Show, TV Nation, and Politically Incorrect.Drawing on firsthand accounts by the writers, producers, and performers ofthese programs, Silverman offers an unbiased view of the ways in whichcensorship, sponsor intimidation, regulation, and network tampering forceall American broadcasters to manipulate creative talent and stifle genuinecontroversy. Shedding new light on the prevalence of censorship inbroadcast television, this book reinvigorates the subject of free speech inAmerican society.