American Life and Television: From I Love Lucy to Mad Men

American Life and Television: From I Love Lucy to Mad Men

by Mark Mussari




Does Art Imitate Life or does life imitate art? In American Life and Television form I Love Lucy to Mad Men, readers will learn that both are true. Series consultant/ author Mark Mussari takes readers on a journey from the beginnings of television, when families sat in the living room and watched the one television set might be lucky to own, to the present, where an increasing number watch television on iPhones or on DVRs rather than in real time on one of the many screens they might have in their homes. This record of the ever-changing world of American culture is highlighted with a fabulous variety of photographs from the last six decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608709236
Publisher: Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Series: Cavendish Square Pop Culture Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 1950s: Television's Golden Age 7

2 1960s: In Living Color 21

3 1970s: Changing Values-Changing Times 39

4 1980s: Expanding Horizons 51

5 1990s: Setting New Standards 65

6 2000s: Reality and Reality TV in the First Decade 81

Conclusion 99

Notes 100

Further Information 103

Bibliography 105

Index 106

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