Whose ABC?: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation 1983-2006 Ebook

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On 1 July 1983, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation came into being. It was like and unlike a church, a theatrical company, a newspaper business and, on a drastic view, an asylum run by the inmates. Its singular nature had destined it to be a field of contest …

Whose ABC? is a history of the national broadcaster in recent times. Since becoming a Corporation in 1983, the ABC has been responsible for many programming triumphs – from Four Corners to Kath and Kim , from Radio National to ABC Online. It has seen controversial managing directors come and go, and much boardroom politics. Boards and executives have campaigned – often fruitlessly – for funding, and engaged in conflict with the government of the day.

Whose ABC? is a book about the culture and politics of the ABC. It is the product of extensive research, including interviews with a wide range of people, from prime ministers to presenters. Inglis seeks out the truth of events and creates a panorama of the national broadcaster’s changing fortunes. Unfailingly readable, this is both an indispensable resource for ABC-watchers and a vivid biography of a treasured Australian institution.

Ken Inglis is Emeritus Professor of History at Australian National University. His books include The Stuart Case, This is the ABC, Whose ABC? and Sacred Places , winner of the Age Book of the Year and the NSW Premier’s Prize for Australian History in 1999.

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Whose ABC?: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation 1983-2006