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The Resource Cold War, cool medium : television, McCarthyism, and American culture, Thomas Doherty

Cold War, cool medium : television, McCarthyism, and American culture, Thomas Doherty

Label
Cold War, cool medium : television, McCarthyism, and American culture
Title
Cold War, cool medium
Title remainder
television, McCarthyism, and American culture
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Doherty
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Conventional wisdom holds that television was a coconspirator in the repressions of Cold War America, that it was a facilitator to the blacklist and handmaiden to McCarthyism. But Thomas Doherty argues that, through the influence of television, America actually became a more open and tolerant place. Although many books have been written about this period, Cold War, Cool Medium is the only one to examine it through the lens of television programming."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doherty, Thomas Patrick
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Film and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television and politics
  • Television broadcasting of news
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Cold War
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • McCarthy, Joseph
  • McCarthy, Joseph
  • McCarthy, Joseph
Label
Cold War, cool medium : television, McCarthyism, and American culture, Thomas Doherty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • Video Rising.
  • p. 1
  • Television Genealogy.
  • p. 3
  • Red and Other Menaces.
  • p. 6
  • McCarthy: Man, Ism, and Television.
  • p. 13
  • 2.
  • Gestalt of the Blacklist.
  • p. 19
  • Blacklist Backstory.
  • p. 20
  • Pressure Groups and Pressure Points.
  • p. 24
  • Institutional Practices.
  • p. 34
  • 3.
  • Controversial Personalities.
  • p. 37
  • Goldbergs: The Case of Philip Loeb.
  • p. 37
  • I Love Lucy: The Redhead and the Blacklist.
  • p. 49
  • 4.
  • Hypersensitivity: The Codes of Television Censorship.
  • p. 60
  • Faye Emerson's Breasts, Among Other Controversies.
  • p. 64
  • Amos 'n' Andy: Blacks in Your Living Room.
  • p. 70
  • 5.
  • Forums of the Air.
  • p. 81
  • Egghead Sundays.
  • p. 83
  • Direct Address.
  • p. 90
  • Ike-onoscope.
  • p. 96
  • 6.
  • Roman Circuses and Spanish Inquisitions.
  • p. 105
  • "Kefauver Fever": The Kefauver Crime Committee Hearings of 1951.
  • p. 107
  • HUAC-TV.
  • p. 116
  • Writing the Neck of Reed Harris: The McCarthy Committee's Voice of America Hearings (1953).
  • p. 126
  • 7.
  • Country and God.
  • p. 134
  • I Led 3 Lives: "Watch Yourself, Philbrick!".
  • p. 140
  • Religious Broadcasting.
  • p. 149
  • Life Is Worth Living: Starring Bishop Fulton J. Sheen.
  • p. 153
  • 8.
  • Edward R. Murrow Slays the Dragon of Joseph McCarthy.
  • p. 161
  • TV's Number One Glamour Boy.
  • p. 163
  • Murrow Versus McCarthy.
  • p. 168
  • "Good Tuesday" Homily.
  • p. 172
  • To Be Person-to-Personed.
  • p. 177
  • "A Humble, Poverty Stricken Negress": Annie Lee Moss Before the McCarthy Committee.
  • p. 180
  • McCarthy Gets Equal Time.
  • p. 184
  • 9.
  • Army-McCarthy Hearings (April 22-June 17, 1954).
  • p. 189
  • Backstory and Dramatis Personae.
  • p. 190
  • Gavel-to-Gavel Coverage.
  • p. 195
  • Climax: "Have You Left No Sense of Decency?".
  • p. 204
  • Denouement: Reviews and Postmortems.
  • p. 210
  • 10.
  • Pixies: Homosexuality, Anticommunism, and Television.
  • p. 215
  • Red Fades to Pink.
  • p. 219
  • Airing that Cohn-Schine Affair.
  • p. 224
  • 11.
  • End of the Blacklist.
  • p. 231
  • Defenders: The Blacklist on Trial.
  • p. 240
  • Point of Order!: The Army-McCarthy Hearings, the Movie.
  • p. 244
  • 12.
  • Exhuming McCarthyism: The Paranoid Style in American Television.
  • p. 249
  • Notes.
  • p. 261
  • Index.
  • p. 293
Control code
l82003051501
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 305 p.
Isbn
9780231129527
Lccn
2003051501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Cold War, cool medium : television, McCarthyism, and American culture, Thomas Doherty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • Video Rising.
  • p. 1
  • Television Genealogy.
  • p. 3
  • Red and Other Menaces.
  • p. 6
  • McCarthy: Man, Ism, and Television.
  • p. 13
  • 2.
  • Gestalt of the Blacklist.
  • p. 19
  • Blacklist Backstory.
  • p. 20
  • Pressure Groups and Pressure Points.
  • p. 24
  • Institutional Practices.
  • p. 34
  • 3.
  • Controversial Personalities.
  • p. 37
  • Goldbergs: The Case of Philip Loeb.
  • p. 37
  • I Love Lucy: The Redhead and the Blacklist.
  • p. 49
  • 4.
  • Hypersensitivity: The Codes of Television Censorship.
  • p. 60
  • Faye Emerson's Breasts, Among Other Controversies.
  • p. 64
  • Amos 'n' Andy: Blacks in Your Living Room.
  • p. 70
  • 5.
  • Forums of the Air.
  • p. 81
  • Egghead Sundays.
  • p. 83
  • Direct Address.
  • p. 90
  • Ike-onoscope.
  • p. 96
  • 6.
  • Roman Circuses and Spanish Inquisitions.
  • p. 105
  • "Kefauver Fever": The Kefauver Crime Committee Hearings of 1951.
  • p. 107
  • HUAC-TV.
  • p. 116
  • Writing the Neck of Reed Harris: The McCarthy Committee's Voice of America Hearings (1953).
  • p. 126
  • 7.
  • Country and God.
  • p. 134
  • I Led 3 Lives: "Watch Yourself, Philbrick!".
  • p. 140
  • Religious Broadcasting.
  • p. 149
  • Life Is Worth Living: Starring Bishop Fulton J. Sheen.
  • p. 153
  • 8.
  • Edward R. Murrow Slays the Dragon of Joseph McCarthy.
  • p. 161
  • TV's Number One Glamour Boy.
  • p. 163
  • Murrow Versus McCarthy.
  • p. 168
  • "Good Tuesday" Homily.
  • p. 172
  • To Be Person-to-Personed.
  • p. 177
  • "A Humble, Poverty Stricken Negress": Annie Lee Moss Before the McCarthy Committee.
  • p. 180
  • McCarthy Gets Equal Time.
  • p. 184
  • 9.
  • Army-McCarthy Hearings (April 22-June 17, 1954).
  • p. 189
  • Backstory and Dramatis Personae.
  • p. 190
  • Gavel-to-Gavel Coverage.
  • p. 195
  • Climax: "Have You Left No Sense of Decency?".
  • p. 204
  • Denouement: Reviews and Postmortems.
  • p. 210
  • 10.
  • Pixies: Homosexuality, Anticommunism, and Television.
  • p. 215
  • Red Fades to Pink.
  • p. 219
  • Airing that Cohn-Schine Affair.
  • p. 224
  • 11.
  • End of the Blacklist.
  • p. 231
  • Defenders: The Blacklist on Trial.
  • p. 240
  • Point of Order!: The Army-McCarthy Hearings, the Movie.
  • p. 244
  • 12.
  • Exhuming McCarthyism: The Paranoid Style in American Television.
  • p. 249
  • Notes.
  • p. 261
  • Index.
  • p. 293
Control code
l82003051501
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 305 p.
Isbn
9780231129527
Lccn
2003051501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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