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Christopher Buchanan Papers


Christopher Buchanan Papers
Buchanan, Christopher
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NPBA 92-86
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Mass Media and Culture
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As a freelance documentary producer in both public and commercial television, as well as public radio, Christopher Buchanan has contributed his producing skills to NPR, PBS, ABC, and the BBC. From 1986 to 1988, he produced stories for National Public Radio's news and information programs, and worked as an associate producer for "All Things Considered" for much of 1992. For the Public Broadcasting Service, Buchanan contributed to several programs in the series Frontline as either associate producer or field producer. These programs include the Peabody award-winning examination of the 1988 presidential candidates "The Choice," "Pentagon, Inc.," and "Betrayal of Democracy." In his job capacity, Buchanan conducted preliminary and on-camera interviews, and took care of all field production arrangements. The collection consists of Buchanan's 1974 senior thesis "The Struggle for the Soul of Public Television: A Case Study in Decision Making," interview notes, and newspaper clippings.

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