In the program Cita en París, had a section madewith evident intent to provide advertising and propaganda in France. Do not forget that the ORTF was above all a state broadcaster, born to disseminate French propaganda abroad. This radio propagandist policy was strengthened especially after return De Gaulle to power, determined to return to France the greatness of the past, at a time in which France lost the last remnants of his empire. We had to turn it into a strong nation, independent, and form a Franco-German axis to be the real engine of Europe "nations."
After De Gaulle, in 1969 he came to power Georges Jean Raymon Pompidou, determined in delving deeper into the path traced by the general, especially the promotion of French media through radio. That is why the content of many of these recordings suppose a real legacy on the history of France -with Paris as the undisputed centre-, where often underlies a revolutionary background, inherent to the imperial past of supposed greatness. This treated fairly restrained way, obviously, given that the revolutionary episodes were a very spiny and reprehensible matter to the Franco regime.
In this section, include the recordings to the vindication of the historical memory of France and its major characters, along with promoting tourism, although the vast majority together both elements in the same program. Others, however, are limited to showing different facets of France, especially related to culture, folklore and the industry. And although Paris was much more than it, Francoist censorship marked very narrow limits, even during the years “aperturistas”. It is no coincidence that Ramón Chao has published further works on other interesting facets of Paris, impossible to disseminate in life of Franco, such as Guía secreta de París (Al-Borak, 1975) and París rebelde, guía política y turística de una ciudad (Debate, 2008), the latter in collaboration with Ignacio Ramonet.
Parts of the programs of Cita en Paris in which do a historical route, cultural or tourist of emblematic places of Paris and France
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