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Interview with Nafisi, Mohammad

Family and educational background; recollections of education in the U.S.; Iranian students in the U.S. in the 1960s; employment at National Iranian Radio and Television Organization (NIRT); production of children’s programs at NIRT; aims and agenda of NIRT; responses to NIRT’s programming from other governmental bodies; Reza Qotbi’s leadership at NIRT; confrontations between NIRT and SAVAK; on the impact of television coverage of the trial of urban guerillas; on censorship; internal problems of NIRT due to rapid organizational expansion; NIRT’s programming and the public reaction to it; on the Shiraz Art Festival; cultural ambience of television programming in Iran.

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Mohammad-Nafisi-I- pdf Mohammad-Nafisi-II- pdf Mohammad Nafisi-English- pdf


91pp. + summary + biographical note + index

About the interviewee