The Citizen Machine

Governing by Television in 1950s America
Product Number: EB00667971
Released: Apr 21, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781595585967
Publisher: The New Press
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Description

The Citizen Machine is the untold political history of television's formative era. Historian Anna McCarthy goes behind the scenes of early television programming, revealing that long before the age of PBS, leaders from business, philanthropy, and social reform movements as well as public intellectuals were all obsessively concerned with TV's potential to mold the right kind of citizen. Based on years of path-breaking archival work, The Citizen Machine sheds new light on the place of television in the postwar American political landscape.

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Author(s): Anna McCarthy
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jul 13, 2010

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