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RIAS coverage of Bonn parlimentary affairs,   p. 43 PDF (301.2 KB)

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SaM~le of RIAS Coverage of-Bonn ParliamenayAffairs,
The 'debate on the Bonn Conventions domincted the news and political
output during the period of November 3, 4 and 5, 1952..Newscasts ga-ve
roughly 5o% of their time to the Bundestag debate and related matters-.
The station carried the entire proceedings in the Bundestag live over
short wave and  ! transmitters. Beginning at 1915 ,lours -nightly on the
same three days, RIAS offered excerpts from the debate as follows:
a) December 3: five hours, seven minutes;
b) December4 : three hours, twenty minutes;
c) December 5: seven hours, thirteen minutes, plus
one hour and three minutes live,
joined with the short wave and PM
transmit ters'.
The Berlin press commented that RLBS had performed a public
service in making the proceedings acdeasible to every radio listener,
saying that the broadcasts helped to give listeners an interest and
sense of participation in parliamentary government. The "Rundfunk-
spiegelt1" of the German Industrial Institute commented: " Perhaps
Berlin found the best solution in offering the full debate over short
wave and FM, while the middle wave carried the planned program and then,
in the evening hours, carried extensive excerpts from the debate that
gave a full Picture
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