Gen X TV: The Brady Bunch to Melrose Place

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Syracuse University Press, 1997 - Performing Arts - 225 pages
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No generation eludes definition as much as Generation X. Rob Owens opens with a history of network and cable television since the birth of Generation X, but goes on to explore the symbiotic relationship between television and this largely misunderstood age group. From the first megahit The Brady Bunch to today's Friends, Owen unflinchingly describes the boob tube as the ubiquitous babysitter for millions of young people. Television, Owen maintains, consumes innocence as viewers encounter countless episodes of society's woes, from political strife and environmental decimation to everyday violence and crime.
  

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Contents

Growing Up with the Ultimate Babysitter
77
3Youthquake 72
115
CyberspaceThe Final Frontier 757
185
Channel Surfing into the Sunset
203
Bibliography 273
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About the author (1997)

Author and illustrator Rob Owen has worked as a graphic designer and professional artist for many years. During his process of obtaining his BFA from Loyola University in New Orleans, he studied writing, graphic design, and many art forms, including drawing, photography, videography, and painting. After Hurricane Katrina, Owen was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme cancer, a fatal brain cancer, and is one of the few survivors. He has been fascinated by the people and culture of New Orleans since moving to the city in high school. This is Owen's first book. A lifelong southerner who has lived in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and South Carolina, Owen has always had an affinity for art and storytelling.

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