Glued to the set: the 60 television shows and events that made us who we are today
Call it literate fun. Ranging from the 1940's to the 1990's and focusing on 60 programs that will surprise you, Stark comments on TV history in a smart, pithy voice and reveals how as a nation we've moved from Lucy and Ricky to Roseanne and Dan; from Howdy Doody to Sesame Street -- and what that says about us.
You may think you know television -- but when Steven Stark is finished pushing your buttons with fighting words and brilliant insights, you'll see what television has done to us as a nation in a whole new way. From Beaver to Roseanne, Ed Sullivan to Oprah, Monday Night Football to MTV, Stark takes us on a guided tour of the tube, providing startling revelations about the power of its sixty most important shows and events in the history of television. He catches in bright focus a hilarious, strange, and compelling image of ourselves as reflected on the small screen, and he shows us, with striking logic, the awesome power of television over our future and our fate.
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Imagine using a remote control to zap through television history, surfing from program to news event, catching provocative glimpses of American society over the past five decades. Journalist and pop ... Read full review
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