Conquering the Virtual Public': Jean-Paul Sartre's La tribune des temps modernes and the Radio in France
Moody, A. (2014). 'Conquering the virtual public': Jean-Paul Satre's La tribune des temps modernes and the radio in France. In M. Feldman, E. Tonning & H. Mead (Eds.), Broadcasting in the Modernist Era, 1922-1962, (pp. 245-265). London: Bloomsbury.
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On the evening of Monday, 21 October 1947, La Tribune de Paris – a daily radio programme that provided a forum for discussion and analysis of current events – gave over its nightly news review, from 8:30 to 8:50, to ‘Jean-Paul Sartre et ses collaborateurs’. This new programme, scheduled to run weekly on Monday evenings, was La tribune des temps modernes. Sartre’s ‘collaborateurs’ were a rotating group of fellow editors of his journal, Les temps modernes, for which the radio programme was named. They included Simone de Beauvoir and Maurice Merleau-Ponty as regulars, alongside important contributions from Jean Pouillon, Jean-Bertrand Pontalis and Alain Bonafé. Structured as a semiscripted discussion, La tribune des temps modernes ran in the regular weekly slot for six weeks, before being abruptly cancelled in December, following a controversial run and – probably crucially – a change of government.
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