Television and the shaping of transnational memories: a cold war history

2017-01-06T09:39:36Z (GMT) by Sabina Mihelj Simon Huxtable
The majority of literature about the mediation of transnational memory is concerned with historically recent phenomena, and with the most obviously cross-border forms of communication, such as diasporic media, transnational co-productions, or digital forms of mass communication. This article adopts a different approach, seeking to show that the shaping of transnational remembering in and through the media has a long history. To demonstrate this, the article examines selected aspects of cross-border television and representations of the past in the era of terrestrial television, focusing on experiences in state socialist Eastern Europe.