Whose ABC?: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation by Ken Inglis

By Ken Inglis

On 1 July 1983, the Australian Broadcasting company got here into being. It used to be like and in contrast to a church, a theatrical corporation, a newspaper company and, on a drastic view, an asylum run by means of the inmates. Its singular nature had destined it to be a box of contest ...

Whose ABC? is a heritage of the nationwide broadcaster in recent years. given that changing into an organization in 1983, the ABC has been liable for many programming triumphs - from Four Corners to Kath and Kim, from Radio nationwide to ABC on-line. It has visible arguable coping with administrators come and pass, and lots more and plenty boardroom politics. forums and managers have campaigned - usually fruitlessly - for investment, and engaged in clash with the govt. of the day.

Whose ABC? is a ebook in regards to the tradition and politics of the ABC. it's the manufactured from large learn, together with interviews with quite a lot of humans, from major ministers to presenters. Inglis seeks out the reality of occasions and creates a landscape of the nationwide broadcaster's altering fortunes. Unfailingly readable, this is often either an integral source for ABC-watchers and a bright biography of a valuable Australian institution.

Ken Inglis is Emeritus Professor of historical past at Australian nationwide collage. His books comprise The Stuart Case, this is often the ABC, Whose ABC? and Sacred Places, winner of the Age ebook of the yr and the NSW Premier's Prize for Australian historical past in 1999.

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