What America Watched
Television Favorites from the Cornfields to the Cosmos, 1960s–1990s
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About the Book
Although television critics have often differed with the public with respect to the artistic and cultural merits of television programming, over the last half-century television has indubitably influenced popular culture and vice versa. No matter what reasons are cited—the characters, the actors, the plots, the music—television shows that were beloved by audiences in their time remain fondly remembered.
This study covers the classic period of popular television shows from the 1960s through the 1990s, focusing on how regular viewers interacted with television shows on a personal level. Bridging popular and scholarly approaches, this book discovers what America actually watched and why through documents, footage, visits to filming locations, newspapers, and magazine articles from the shows’ eras. The book features extensive notes and bibliography.
About the Author(s)
Marsha Ann Tate and Earl Houser
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 25 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021