Wednesday, 22 October 2008

History and Media : 22nd October

Hitler 'planned propaganda TV'. Chris Irvine, The Telegraph (en)
" ... Plans for the system were first found when Soviet soldiers entered Berlin but have recently been reexamined by researchers for a new Russian documentary. The Orwellian screens would have been set up in public places and would show "people's television", depicting how the Aryan race should live, with the Nazis focusing on news, sport and education ...
... Hitler used live TV signals to broadcast his speech at the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games, and he continued to film his speeches and parades realising the power of television propaganda. "

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