Bensman, Marvin R. 1937-

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BENSMAN, Marvin R. 1937-

PERSONAL: Born September 18, 1937, in Two Rivers, WI; son of David A. and Rose Swerdlow Bensman; married Harriet L. (a speech pathologist), August 21, 1965; children: David, Lauren Adkins. Education: University of Wisconsin, B.S. (speech and English), 1960, M.S. (radio, television, and film), 1964, Ph.D. (radio, television, film, and journalism), 1969; University of Memphis, J.D., 1981. Hobbies and other interests: Radio program collector.

ADDRESSES: Home—8391 Westfair Circle, North Germantown, TN 38139. Offıce—University of Memphis, Department of Communication, Memphis, TN 38152. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: University of Vermont, Burlington, assistant professor of speech, 1967-69; University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, professor of communications, 1969—. Memphis City Schools, consultant, 1980—; Broadcast Education Association, member, board of directors, 1982-84; City of Germantown, chair of Cable Telecommunication Commission, 1984—; radio archive director.


Broadcast Regulation: Selected Cases and Decisions, University Press of America, 1983, second edition, 1985.

Broadcast/Cable Regulation, University Press of America, 1990.

The Beginning of Broadcast Regulation in the Twentieth Century, McFarland & Co. (Jefferson, NC), 2000.

WORK IN PROGRESS: An entertainment law text.