Cold War, Cool Medium

Cold War, Cool Medium

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qConventional wisdom holds that television was a coconspirator in the repressions of Cold War America, that it was a facilitator to the blacklist and handmaiden to McCarthyism. But Thomas Doherty argues that, through the influence of television, America actually became a more open and tolerant place. Although many books have been written about this period, Cold War, Cool Medium is the only one to examine it through the lens of television programming.q--BOOK JACKET.Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture Thomas Doherty ... their seats at the table a€œto give each group an equal chance at full-face and profile views for the TV cameras, a€ as TV Guide reported. ... With only a single coaxial cable stretching to the Pacific coast, and only one feed per cable, the decision by the two mostanbsp;...

Title:Cold War, Cool Medium
Author:Thomas Doherty
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2003-12-06


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