Cold War, Cool Medium

Cold War, Cool Medium

Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture

eBook - 2003
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Though conventional wisdom claims that television is a co-conspirator in the repressions of Cold War America, Doherty argues that during the Cold War, through television, America actually became a more tolerant place. He examines television programming and contemporary commentary of the late 1940s to the mid-1950s -- everything from See It Now to I Love Lucy, from Red Channels to the writings of Walter Winchell and Hedda Hopper. By rerunning the programs, freezing the frames, and reading between the lines, Doherty paints a picture of Cold War America that belies many bl.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003
ISBN: 9780231503273
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 305 pages) : illustrations
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