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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

In this entertaining and informative book, journalist and political commentator Steven Stark takes us on a guided tour of the tube, and charts with unique wit and intelligence how America came of age, so to speak, in a box - watching everything from "I Love Lucy," "All in the Family," "The Brady Bunch," and "Saturday Night Live," to the CBS Evening News, "Roots," MTV, and "ER." Glued to the set asks the simple question - What has TV done to us? - and answers it with startling revelations about the power of its sixty most important shows and events. From Beaver to Roseanne, from Ed Sullivan to Oprah, from the blanket coverage of the early space program to the hearings for Watergate and the Clarence Thomas nomination, television has done more than simply record history and echo our culture. It has made us who we are, and Steven Stark has managed to catch in bright focus this hilarious, strange, and thrilling image of ourselves.

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0684828170


Format: Book
Author: Stark, Steven D.
Title: Glued to the set : the 60 television shows and events that made us who we are today / Steven D. Stark.
Publisher Date: New York : Free Press, c1997.
Subject: Television broadcasting -- United States -- History Television broadcasting -- Social aspects -- United States
Isbn: 0684828170
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Call Number: 791.4509 Sta
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Format: Book
Author: Stark, Steven D.
Title: Glued to the set : the 60 television shows and events that made us who we are today / Steven D. Stark.
Publisher, Date: New York : Free Press, c1997.
Description: xi, 340 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Television broadcasting -- United States -- History
Subjects: Television broadcasting -- Social aspects -- United States
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-330) and index.
LCCN: 96047930
ISBN: 0684828170
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 791.4509 Sta