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1-25-07 - Socially conscious shows were not popular so why...

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1/25/06 Paradigm shift in the late ‘50s- move into the classical network era characterized by industrial structure, marriage of Hollywood and television, 90% of American households have televisions The election of John F. Kennedy changed the outlook and ideal of television, new FCC head: Newton Minow “vast wasteland” 1963 Telstar satellite is put into space
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Unformatted text preview: Socially conscious shows were not popular, so why do we spend a whole day on one of them Ambivalence to television, “it’s watching you”, nuclear annihilation, surveillance Science fiction relayed the fears of the nuclear/space age The Outer Limits—the controller takes over the tv...
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