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John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith Greetings Card

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Blank greetings card with envelope featuring:

John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith NPG 4648

© National Portrait Gallery, London

by William Rothenstein

Founding director general of the BBC from 1922 to 1938. His book, Broadcast over Britain (1924) outlined four principles of his vision for a broadcasting system: it operated as a public service rather than for commercial motives; it offered national coverage; it depended on centralised control; and it offered high standards of programming. He also insisted on BBC operational independence from political pressures. Under Reith's leadership, the BBC established its headquarters at Broadcasting House in 1932. Until his departure in 1938, Reith steadily broadened the... more

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