HEARING VOICES: How Radio Changed America & America Changed Radio
Voices intimate, entertaining, and very powerful fill our ears and our lives daily. A forgotten history, never before told on film, unfolds with alarming relevance. Spanning more than a century, filmmaker Michael James Kacey traces radio's origins and battles for control of the airwaves—battles that persist to this very day. While celebrating radio’s greatest achievements with veterans such as Larry King, Wink Martindale, the late Art Linkletter, the late Norman Corwin and others, tough questions are posed about radio’s future and unparalleled power. Media experts and authors help unravel questions of danger lurking in the air. Media consolidation has drastically limited the voices and points of view on both radio and television. Will the Internet be next?