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Across the WavesHow the United States and France Shaped the International Age of Radio$
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Derek W. Vaillant

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041419

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041419.001.0001

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The Drama of Broadcast History after May 1968

The Drama of Broadcast History after May 1968

(p.127) 6 The Drama of Broadcast History after May 1968
Across the Waves

Derek W. Vaillant

University of Illinois Press

This chapter explores selected English-language programs of the Direction des affaires extérieures et de la coopération (DAEC), an affiliate of French broadcasting’s Office de radiodiffusion-télévision française (ORTF). The DAEC supplied historical and cultural radio dramas to U.S. listeners from 1968 until 1973. The DAEC’s dramas used experimental aesthetic techniques and topical provocations to engage a contemporary American audience seeking alternatives to commercial radio. Irreverence, satire, and a willingness to critique French society imbued these exports with a mildly subversive quality rarely heard on U.S.–French radio. DAEC brought non-U.S. radio content to select public stations and marked a final burst of U.S.–French connectivity in the waning days of France’s state broadcast monopoly, which dissolved in 1974.

Keywords:   1960s, counterculture, race, ethnicity, Seymour Siegel, Pierre Crénesse, Marcel Cerdan, Alain Mimoun, Suzanne Lenglen, ORTF, bicycle networks, NAEB, NPR

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