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Author Burns, Eric

Title Invasion of the mind snatchers : television's conquest of America in the fifties / Eric Burns

Publ Info Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, 2010
 PC  PN1992.3.U5 B85 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  PN1992.3.U5 B85 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  PN1992.3.U5 B85 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript viii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-328) and index
Contents Philo T. Farnsworth's discontent -- The medium. Damning the "theenk" -- The new American family -- The hula hoop and the bomb -- Invisible doughnuts and coonskins caps -- "Really big shows" -- The competition -- The messages. The first senator -- The second senator -- The third senator -- Advertising for President -- The mystic knights of the sea -- "The technological equivalent of a crucifix" -- Sexless objects -- The constant parade -- Serving the sky chief -- The Black Sox of the airwaves -- The man with a secret
LC subject Television broadcasting -- Social aspects -- United States
Television broadcasting -- United States -- History -- 20th century
ISBN 9781439902882 (hc.)
1439902887 (hc.)