Inglis, KS: This is the ABC

Inglis, KS

This is the ABC: The Australian Broadcasting Commission 1932-1983, Black Inc., Melbourne, 2nd edition, 2006; first published Melbourne University Press, 1983

The development of the ABC parallels that of Australia over these years. ‘Inglis shows us the ABC’s triumphs and failures, its great medley of personalities and the effects it has had on Australian public life.’ (blurb) ‘Sheds much light on decline of “British Australia” and popular culture. Interesting argument that Labor governments told the ABC to do things (ie. independent news service & 2JJ) whereas conservatives told ABC not to do things.’ (Geoff Robinson review)

A critical review of the first edition is here.

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