Television was one of the forces shaping the cultural revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, when a blockbuster TV series could reach up to a third of a country's population. This book explores television's impact on social change by comparing three sitcoms and their audiences. The shows in focus a Till Death Us Do Part in Britain, All in the Family in the United States, and One Heart and One Soul in West Germany a centered on a bigoted anti-hero and his family. Between 1966 and 1979 they saturated popular culture, and managed to accelerate as well as deradicalize value changes and collective attitudes regarding gender roles, sexuality, religion, and race.See also TV Guide, 3 September 1983, 35; viewer comments on Jean Stapletona#39;s obituary, New York Times, http://www.nytimes. ... 13 May 1971, Oval Office, National Archives, audio file 498-005; see also Chicago Tribune, 7 November 1999.
|Author||:||Christina von Hodenberg|
|Publisher||:||Berghahn Books - 2015-07-15|