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Publication Date: January 1992

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Laurence Jarvik

Topic: Media, telecommunications, and information (Television)

Keywords: Government reform

Type: Report


The Corporation for Public Broadcasting should be sold to the private sector. Such a change not only would yield revenues to the government which would be of help in reducing the deficit, but it would free public broadcasting to serve the broad range of tastes found in the American public. The precedent has been successful in Britain and France, countries with long histories of socialism.