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London May 1953: Dr Geoffrey Fisher, the Archbishop of Canterbury, crowns Lavinia ... These are the final rehearsals ... On June 2 1953 a nine hundred year old rite was enacted. The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth, BBC 2013
15th February 1952: the funeral of George VI. The king had died in his sleep at the age of fifty-six. ibid.
She was quickly escorted home to take up her new responsibilities. On the runway in London to greet her – the prime minister Winston Churchill and members of the Privy Council. ibid.
Would its cameras be allowed inside Westminster Abbey? ... A lot of television sets would be sold as a result of the U-turn. ibid.
20,000 troops were going to be involved on the day. ibid.
Hyde Park was transformed into an enormous emergency camp. ibid.
She rehearsed in the Abbey on four occasions. ibid.
The BBC’s live television broadcast was in black and white. ibid.
Open communication channels, Lister. Broadcast on all known frequencies and in all known languages including Welsh. Red Dwarf s6e2: Legion, Rimmer, BBC 1993
Broadcasting is really too important to be left to the broadcasters. Tony Benn
You see, what happens when you broadcast the truth is you piss everybody off. Bill Cooper
The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind. Carl Hiaasen
If you liked this broadcast, we hope you’ll watch it again tomorrow night and maybe tell your neighbors about it. Dan Rather
What purpose did this flood of images serve? Is there anything we’ll remember? Mark Daniels, Enemy Image, 2005
The military had its own daily broadcasts. With its own anchor-men and pre-packaged clips of smart-bombs. The intention was to sell a new idea of war, surgical, clean, no blood, zero death, with technological heroes. Smart-bombs would report on the war. ibid.
Broadcasting standards … come on down! Spitting Image s5e2, government’s broadcasting proposals, ITV 1988
The first great audience-grabbing broadcast on British television was the coronation of the young queen, Elizabeth II. Melvyn Bragg on the Box, BBC 2017
I didn’t know what broadcasting was. John Reith, founder BBC
NPR and PBS at a national level tend to provide a bland variant of mainstream and conventional journalism, comparable to what’s on the commercial networks, especially on highly sensitive matters such as the economy and the US role in the world. Public broadcasting is so obsessed with conservative criticism, even more than commercial news media journalists are, that it bends over backwards to appease the Right and appear ‘balanced’. Professor Robert McChesney
Qatar-based ‘Al-Jazeera’, the most important news channel in the Arab world, was harshly criticized by high US officials for having ‘emphasized civilian casualties’ during the destruction of Falluja. The problem of independent media was later resolved when the channel was kicked out of Iraq in preparation for free elections. Noam Chomsky
2003: The United States and Iraq are on the brink of war. Al Jazeera satellite channel will broadcast the war to forty million Arab viewers. The Arab world watches and waits. Control Room, 2004
It became the most controversial news channel in the Arab world. Several Arab governments banned the channel for criticizing their regimes. The Bush administration called it ‘the mouthpiece of Osama bin Laden’. It is now the most popular channel in the Arab world. ibid.
‘They [Al Jazeera] have been quite open to us inviting US government officials to speak directly on their channel and express the American point of view.’ ibid. Nabeel Khoury, US State Department spokesman
Germany broadcasting! Germany broadcasting! People of Britain, greetings from the Third Reich! ... This is the voice of terror. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror 1942 starring Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce & Evelyn Ankers & Hendy Daniell & Thomas Gomez & Reginal Denny & Montagu Love, director John Rawlins [based on His Last Bow]