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How Pressure Groups Steer Network Television

Scholar Kathryn Montgomery says that deregulation in the late 1980s has led to the rise of different advocacy groups who seek to influence television programming, often by targeting advertisers. Her new book, Target: Prime Time, explains how both minority and religious groups have mobilized in recent years.


Other segments from the episode on March 29, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 29, 1989: Interview with James Fallows; Review of the Tallis Scholars' album "Stabat Mater"; Interview with Kathryn Montgomery; Review of Jonathan Yardley's memoir …


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