Public television and the urban Black audience by Jack Lyle

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Published by [Office of Communication Research], Corporation for Public Broadcasting in Washington .

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  • Television viewers -- United States

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Statementby Jack Lyle
SeriesReport CPB/OCR ; 310, Report CPB/OCR -- 310
ContributionsCorporation for Public Broadcasting. Office of Communication Research
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 21 p. :
Number of Pages21
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22802109M

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