Canadian Public Broadcasting
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Describes CBC’s purpose, organization & ownership & evaluates effectiveness of CBC’s operations, audience satisfaction, French-English issues, focusing on radio division.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is the government-operated television and radio system in Canada, a form of public broadcasting analogous to PBS and NPR in the United States and to the dual services of the BBC in Great Britain. The system in Canada has been developed both to provide service to regions of the vast country that otherwise might not be served, to provide specialized services to specialized populations, and overall to project a positive sense of what it is to be a Canadian. The latter element is in part derived from a continuing concern about the power of the American broadcast media and American culture in general, and the desire for protecting Canadian culture and for promoting Canadian content is very much an element in the operation of the CBC in all of its ramifications. An analysis…