Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture

Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture

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… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (December 06, 2003)

Parent ISBN: 9780231129534

Language: English


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