The Country's Whipping Boy

Cogley, John
May 1961
New Republic;5/22/61, Vol. 144 Issue 21, p28
Focuses on the role played by television in the society of the U.S. Judgments made on the performance of television networks; Effect of television on morals and values of children; Idea that the government run a network of its own; Reflection of habits of mind, styles of thought, political judgments, and the shape of values that it itself creates; Influence of the sponsor on the content of the television program.


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