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Living-room war

Author: Michael J Arlen
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1997.
Series: Television series (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Syracuse University Press edView all editions and formats
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Living-Room War is Arlen's valiant - and entertaining - attempt to figure out exactly what television does to us. This timeless collection of essays provides a poetic look at 1960s television culture, ranging from the Vietnam war to Captain Kangaroo, from the 1968 Democratic convention to televised sports.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Arlen, Michael J.
Living-room war.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)988744165
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Arlen
ISBN: 0815604661 9780815604662
OCLC Number: 36470126
Description: iv, 242 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: At least --
Living-room war --
Some problems --
The National Broadcasting Company views the Manila conference and finds it pleasing --
Peter Hackes tells us about the hand-over-hand restraining system and other stories --
Morley Sager loses his breath but finds his voice : a moral tale --
Main currents of the American thought (cont.) --
I've got those mad about them, sad about them, edu-cay-shunal television blues --
Perspectives --
The networks continue to give us what we really want, we are immeasurably grateful and utter little cries of help --
The bombs below go pop-pop-pop --
Thumbprints --
Marshall McLuhan and the technological embrace --
Morley Safer's Vietnam --
The bodiless tackle, the second-hand thud --
The telly --
Television's war --
A day in the life --
Television and the press in Vietnam; or, yes, I can hear you very well, just what was it you were saying? --
The ten most shows --
PBL --
President Johnson models the new microphone, the governor of Michigan brandishes an issue, the ship of state sails on, and other melodies of the nineteen-sixties --
Propaganda --
Something live --
A whole lot of fun --
Watchman, what of the night? : or, God bless our public interest : further fables for our time --
An illustrated history of the war --
Positive, negative --
Sunday --
How do you feel --
McCarthy in Wisconsin --
Life and death in the global village --
Kennedy in California --
Griefspeak --
Moon over Miami --
A Wednesday evening in Chicago.
Series Title: Television series (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Michael J. Arlen.

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A collection of essays by the TV critic of ""The New Yorker"", this book provides a poetic examination of 1960s television culture ranging from the Vietnam War to ""Captain Kangeroo"", and from the  Read more...

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