Living-Room War (Television and Popular Culture) (Paperback)

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"One doesn't have to be a panjandrum of Communications to realize that television does something to us," Michael Arlen (former TV critic of The New Yorker) writes in the Introduction to Living-Room War. He continues, "Television has a transforming effect on events. It has a transforming effect on the people who watch the transformed events-it's just hard to know what that is."

Living-Room War is Arlen's valiant-and entertaining-attempt to figure out exactly what exactly television does to us. This timeless collection of essays provides a poetic look at 1960s television culture, ranging from the Vietnam war to Captain Kangaroo, from the 1968 Democratic convention to televised sports.

About the Author

Michael J. Arlen is a National Book Award Winner and a former TV critic for The New Yorker. His books include Exiles, Passage to Ararat, The Camera Age, and Say Goodbye to Sam.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780815604662
ISBN-10: 0815604661
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 1997
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Television and Popular Culture