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Author González de Bustamante, Celeste, 1965-

Title "Muy buenas noches" : Mexico, television, and the Cold War / Celeste González de Bustamante ; foreword by Richard Cole
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (xxxvi, 275 pages) : illustrations
Series The Mexican experience
Mexican experience.
Contents The Rise of Television in Mexico -- The Invention of Tele-Traditions -- Rebels and Revolutionaries -- The First Television Diplomats -- Hot Rockets and Cold War -- Olympic Dreams and Tlatelolco Nightmares -- Victory for the Brazilians and Echeverría
Summary By the end of the twentieth century, Mexican multimedia conglomerate Televisa stood as one of the most powerful media companies in the world. Scholars have concluded that the company's success was owed in large part to its executives who walked in lockstep with the government and the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), which ruled for seventy-one years. At the same time, government decisions regulating communications infrastructure aided the development of the television industry. In one of the first books to be published in English on Mexican television, the author argues that despite the cozy relationship between media moguls and the PRI, these connections should not be viewed as static and without friction. Through an examination of early television news programs, this book reveals the tensions that existed between what the PRI and government officials wanted to be reported and what was actually reported and how. Further, despite the increasing influence of television on society, viewers did not always accept or agree with what they saw on the air. Television news programming played an integral role in creating a sense of lo mexicano (that which is Mexican) at a time of tremendous political, social, and cultural change. At its core the book grapples with questions about the limits of cultural hegemony at the height of the PRI and the Cold War.--description provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Partido Revolucionario Institucional -- History -- 20th century
SUBJECT Partido Revolucionario Institucional fast (OCoLC)fst00546934
Subject Television broadcasting of news -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century
Cold War -- Influence.
War -- Influence.
Television broadcasting of news
SUBJECT Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
Subject Mexico
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012024919
ISBN 9780803244856