Episode 21 – Birth of a Network

This week join Andrew and Jonathan as they discuss the beginnings of NBC and the pivotal role radio played in establishing the network paradigm. Do you know your Marconi’s from your Sarnoffs? What does “red” and “blue” have to do with it? And most importantly, how does a fruit millionaire play a role? Join us as we explore the origins of the National Broadcasting Company during the turbulent radio times of the 1920s.

Robert McChesney, Telecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy: link

Michele Hilmes, NBC: America’s Network: link

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