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A fatal attraction; public television and politics in Italy. (reprint, 2005).

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A fatal attraction; public television and politics in Italy. (reprint, 2005)

Padovani, Cinzia.

Rowman & Littlefield

2007

285 pages

$29.95

Paperback

Critical media studies; institutions, politics, and culture

PN1992

Padovani (political economy of the mass media, Southern Illinois U.) presents a history of the lottizzazione system at Italy's public television broadcaster RAI, the system whereby positions of power within the broadcaster were parceled out according to political party. Her history runs from the time of Christian Democratic Party domination of RAI (1954-1975) through the era after the ending of lottizzazione in 1992. Contrary to the conventional wisdom, she argues that party interference in RAI has sometimes served to strengthen public service broadcasting and that the partisan journalism that characterized RAI during lottizzazione helped enhance RAI's democratic potentials. This is a paperbound edition of a work first publish in 2005.

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