chapter  7
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Disentangling and Differentiation, 1946–1955

Britain’s Bid to Rule the Air Waves: A sharp contrast to American radio, the British Broadcasting Corporation, a government monopoly, today is aggressively blanketing the world with programs that are designed to get people to think British as well as buy British . . . [O]ne of the things the war did [was] to transform the BBC from a domestic-entertainment monopoly into a far-flung instrument of British national policy, with world-wide operations that are still growing . . . In its own way, the BBC out-Hollywoods Hollywood.1