Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 
"Public service media provides citizens with news and entertainment that is largely free from the influence of giant media conglomerates and commercial considerations and that focuses on the needs of citizens as citizens. While public service media in other countries face the same sort of extraordinary pressures found in Canada, unlike Canada (other than Quebec and Radio Canada) they continue to capture large audiences and remain central meeting places in their societies. The End of the CBC? will describe the forces that created the current crisis in the CBC and will use interviews with senior decision-makers and others in the media and entertainment industries to illuminate the issues and decisions of Canadian broadcasting and media in general."-- Provided by publisher.