Midterm CTCS 406

Midterm CTCS 406 - Readings OC 4-7 16-25 92-106...

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Readings OC : 4-7, 16-25, 92-106 Spigel, “Installing the Television Set” OC : 144-151, 153-168 Lipsitz, “The Meaning of Memory” OC : 172-207 Boddy, “TV’s Public Relations Crisis” D’Acci, “Nobody’s Woman?” Spigel, “From Domestic Space to Outer Space” Classen, “Southern Discomforts: The Racial Struggle Over Popular TV” Gray, “Remembering Civil Rights: Television, Memory, and the 1960s” OC : 208-214, 217-236 Feuer, “MTM Enterprises: An Overview” Gitlin, “The Triumph of the Synthetic” OC : 236-242, 261-269 Screnings Texaco star theater Your show o shows Burns and allen Amos and andy The goldbergs Beulah Queen for a day Philco television playhouse: Marty Mama I love lucy The honeymooners Alfred Hitchcock presents Sty Erwin show HUAC Hearings, Face to Face, See It Now, 64,000 Question I drem of Jeannie Bewitched Honey West That Girl East Side/West Side, I spy Julia Mary Tyler Moore Show All in the Family Police Woman Charlies Angels Roots
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Identities 1) Red Channels a. The Report of Communist Influence in Radio and Television is an anti-Communist tract published in the United States at the height of the Red Scare. Issued by the right-wing journal Counterattack on June 22, 1950, the pamphlet-style book names 151 actors, writers, musicians, broadcast journalists, and others in the context of purported Communist manipulation of the entertainment industry. Some of the 151 were already being denied employment because of their political beliefs, history, or mere association with suspected "subversives"; Red Channels effectively placed the rest on the industry blacklist. 2) Affiliates a. In a radio network or Television network, an affiliate is a radio station or TV station that agrees to carry the broadcasts of, but is not owned by, the network. Usually, the stations are still responsible for the content (such as profanity) to some extent. An affiliate is not the same as an owned and operated station, which is owned by the network whose programming it carries. 3) Blue book a. On March 7, 1946 the Federal Communications Commission issued a report on Public Service Responsibility for Broadcast Licensees, nicknamed The Blue Book, reminding radio and television broadcasters of their commitment to public service. Even though the FCC's only weapon was to revoke broadcast licenses, which rarely happened, The Blue Book provoked some change in the networks' programming. Networks like NBC, CBS or ABC began to include more documentaries and political programs in their schedules. 4) Herbert stemle a. is an American teacher who was famous for his celebrity as a television game show contestant---and for helping to expose what became known as the quiz show scandals after his long run as champion on the 1950s show Twenty One was ended by Columbia University teacher and literary scion Charles Van
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