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Glued to the Set: The 60 Television Shows and Events That Made Us Who We Are Today
by: Steven D. Stark
0385324111 / 9780385324113

Book Description:
How did Dallas pave the way for the Reagan era?Would Oswald have been assassinated if the cameras weren't rolling?Who really loved Lucy more--Ricky or Ethel?...and what does that say about relationships?You may think you know television--but when NPR commentator Steven Stark is finished pushing your buttons with fighting words and brilliant insights, you'll see in a whole new way what television has done to us as a nation.  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.Discover:The most revealing and significant leading man on TV...Bob NewhartBill Cosby as racial trailblazer...and failureWhy The Beverly Hillbillies was the watershed program that kicked off the ongoing values debate--and the rise of the Christian CoalitionHow Wheel of Fortune helped bring down communism and end the Cold War

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