Oral History Interview
September 10, 1982
99pp. + summary + biographical note + index
Deputy Director of National Iranian Radio and Television Organization (NIRT), 1966-1979.
Recollections of childhood in Kerman; memories of life in Mashhad under Soviet occupation; employment with the Point Four Program; recollections of the National Front and the Tudeh Party and their activities; beginnings of Iran's television broadcasting; early years of the television industry in Iran; television and government policy; television and the land reform; creation of the National Iranian Radio and Television Organization (NIRT); relations between NIRT and the U.S. armed forces' television; structure, mode of operation and agenda of NIRT; Reza Qotbi's leadership at NIRT; NIRT's program development; NIRT's general outlook and its political implications; influence of the left in NIRT; news analysis at NIRT; educational television in Iran and its impact; NIRT and the revolutionary upheaval.