Living-room war, Volume 1969, Part 2

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Viking Press, Feb 7, 1969 - Social Science - 242 pages
"Living Room War is a book... that is going to be around a mite longer than anything now on television.... It's about us, the people -- how we are being shown, and seen, on that much-bruited 'idiot box' to which our children devote more time than anything else, except sleep". -- The Leader

This timeless collection of essays by the TV critic of The New Yorker 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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This was an early adventure into media studies by an informed observer. Arlen was in on the ground floor of the transformation of Western Life by this particular form, and was setting the terms of ... Read full review


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