Controversial Personalities 4. Hypersensitivity: The Codes of Television Censorship 5.
Forums of the Air 6. Roman Circuses and Spanish Inquisitions 7. Country and God 8.
Edward R. Pixies: Homosexuality, Anti-Communism, and Television The End of the Blacklist Doherty has demonstrated that the medium -- a various and even feisty forum in its early days -- would often challenge the prevailing creed of paranoid anti-communism An exhilarating work of scholarship, revealing that there was another, livelier, and more complex dimension to the period of 'brinksmanship' and blacklists. For those who think that too many words already have been written about McCarthyism and television, this book will come as a most welcome surprise.
Cold War, Cool Medium connects these two vital currents of modern American history in remarkably perceptive ways, demonstrating the impact of television upon the rise and fall of extremist politics in this era, and the powerful legacy that survives to this day. See All Customer Reviews.
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Shop Textbooks. Add to Wishlist. USD Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Temporarily Out of Stock Online Please check back later for updated availability. Overview Conventional wisdom holds that television was a co-conspirator in the repressions of Cold War America, that it was a facilitator to the blacklist and handmaiden to McCarthyism.
About the Author Thomas Doherty is a professor in the American studies department and chair of the film studies program at Brandeis University. Show Trial is a rich, character-driven inquiry into how the HUAC hearings ignited the anti-Communist crackdown in Hollywood, providing a gripping cultural history of one of the most transformative events of the postwar era.
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