1.23.07 - Television Early programming- local prior to 1948...

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Television - Early programming- local prior to 1948 - Transcontinental lines completed in 1951 - Networks dominate prime time and slowly expand into daytime and weekends o We didn’t move into having 24/7 TV until the late 1980s and 1990s - Advertising supported medium o Helped lead to Quiz Show scandals o Advertisers developed the shows themselves and sold them to networks o “Quiz Shows and Scandals” movie clip *Quiz Show construction and how they are won Game shows were the highest rated shows in the 1950s Charles VanDorn won a huge jackpot on “21” and then later confessed to being given answers prior to the time he was to compete on the show o in most programs, quiz show rigging was very common taping sessions are monitored by higher authority to make sure that scandals don’t reoccur o rules and regulations - Blacklisting: McCarthyism o Came about because there was a fear that communism was infiltrating the American society Movies, media, television - War in Korea and soviet union take over of eastern Europe added to fears
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