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History of Talk Radio (1999)





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From its pioneering days to its controversial present, talk radio has shaken American culture in profound ways. "The History of Talk Radio" chronicles the quickest growing format in radio today. By uncovering tidbits about the business and through archival footage of such influential gabbers as Joe Pyne and Barry Gray, the filmmakers illustrate the origins of this brand of broadcasting. Several of today's most popular personalities -- Larry King, Bob Grant, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Oliver North, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Morton Downey Jr. and G. Gordon Liddy -- comment on radio, past and present. This documentary finally points to the possibilities of the medium's future. It covers celebrities Howard Stern and Rush Limbaugh, both of whom have parleyed their radio fame into multimedia empires.


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