Accession Number:

AD0669319

Title:

TELEVISED OMBUDSMAN,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Newspaper action line features and radio talk shows have been growing in popularity in recent months. Several state governments have set up or are thinking of setting up ombudsman offices to provide individuals with a channel for specific complaints about the system. We think there is a role for television as well in this field. This report discusses the possibilities of setting up a televised ombudsman program. An ombudsman program would permit people in poverty areas to make complaints about specific conditions. These would be broadcast, either live or delayed. The program would also confront the responsible parties, usually a municipal or state agency, a retail establishment, or a landlord, and request action on these specific complaints. We assume that telecasting valid complaints from poverty area residents can produce results by the force of publicity. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE