Subtitle

Has New Digital Technology Altered the Availability of Independent Documentaries to PBS Stations?

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Advisor

MacDonald, Bonnie L.

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Art

Abstract

Examines if the accessibility of more affordable digital production equipment and desktop video editing systems has democratized the quantity and quality of independent documentaries submitted to PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) stations for broadcast. Includes data gathered from surveys and interviews with PBS program and production personnel, independent filmmakers, and public television program distributors. Explores the relationship between the concept of radical democracy and public broadcasting of local productions.

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