Revolution Wasn't Televised: Sixties Television and Social Conflict

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Overview

Caricatures of sixties television—called a "vast wasteland" by the FCC president in the early sixties—continue to dominate our perceptions of the era and cloud popular understanding of the relationship between pop culture and larger social forces. Opposed to these conceptions, The Revolution Wasn't Televised explores the ways in which prime-time television was centrally involved in the social conflicts of the 1960s. It was then that television became a ubiquitous element in American homes. The contributors in this volume argue that due to TV's constant presence in everyday life, it became the object of intense debates over childraising, education, racism, gender, technology, politics, violence, and Vietnam. These essays explore the minutia of TV in relation to the macro-structure of sixties politics and society, attempting to understand the struggles that took place over representation the nation's most popular communications media during the 1960s.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415911214
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Series: AFI Film Readers Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The "Outer Limits" of Oblivion 21
2 White Flight 47
3 Nobody's Woman? Honey West and the New Sexuality 73
4 Girl Watchers: Patty Duke and Teen TV 95
5 Dennis the Menace, "The All American Handful" 119
6 The Independents: Rethinking the Television Studio System 139
7 Senator Dodd Goes to Hollywood: Investigating Video Violence 161
8 James Dean in a Surgical Gown: Making TV's Medical Formula 185
9 The Smothers Brother Comedy Hour and the Youth Rebellion 201
10 Blues Skies and Strange Bedfellows: The Discourse of Cable Television 221
11 Dynasty in Drag: Imagining Global TV 245
12 Citizen Welk: Bubbles, Blue Hair, and Middle America 265
13 From Old Frontier to New Frontier 287
14 Southern Discomforts: The Racial Struggle Over Popular TV 305
15 White Network/Red Power: ABC's Custer Series 327
16 Remembering Civil Rights: Television, Memory, and the 1960s 349
Contributors 359
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