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The American Boom

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780192129260
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191670008 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0005
The American Boom

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This chapter focuses on the boom of the broadcasting sector in the U.S. It discusses American visitor P.F. Godley's address to the Wireless Society of London in which he described broadcasting developments in the U.S. and criticised the attitude of the British Post Office towards broadcasting. It highlights the eventual impact of the broadcasting pattern that developed in the U.S. on the sequence of events of Great Britain. It also discusses the work of the Radio Corporation of America.

Keywords: broadcasting sector; United States; Godley; Wireless Society of London; British Post Office; Great Britain; Radio Corporation of America

Chapter.  4150 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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