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The Cultivated Mind

The Essay, Rewiring the Mind Episode 2 of 5

The historian of broadcasting, David Hendy, explores the ways in which the electronic media have shaped the modern mind.

How effective were the efforts of the BBC to improve the 'public mind' between the wars? Did broadcasts such as W.B. Yeats's poetry recitals or E.M. Forster's talks foster ideas of a 'spiritual democracy' and an enlightened citizenry?

Producer: Matt Thompson.

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Tue 5 Apr 2011 23:00

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