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American Cultural History Part I: Television. When you think of pop culture of the 90’s what comes to mind? When you think of pop culture of the 90’s.

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1 American Cultural History Part I: Television

2 When you think of pop culture of the 90’s what comes to mind? When you think of pop culture of the 90’s what comes to mind?

3 Television Reached 98% of the households in the U.S. in 1998 Reached 98% of the households in the U.S. in 1998 Average viewer spending 7 hours a day watching 'the tube'. Average viewer spending 7 hours a day watching 'the tube'. 1996, the television industry announced a TV Parental Guideline rating system. 1996, the television industry announced a TV Parental Guideline rating system.TV Parental Guideline rating systemTV Parental Guideline rating system

4 Cable Cable Television would produce Networks like CNN,TNN,TNT,CSPAN,ESPN,the Shopping Network. Cable Television would produce Networks like CNN,TNN,TNT,CSPAN,ESPN,the Shopping Network. And if you were looking for movies, networks like HBO And if you were looking for movies, networks like HBO wanted music, all you had to do was tune into networks like The Nashville Network(TNN) or MTV. wanted music, all you had to do was tune into networks like The Nashville Network(TNN) or MTV.

5 News or New Magazines Shows 60 minutes 60 minutes 20/20 20/20 Dateline NBC Dateline NBC CNN – live coverage of the 1991 Gulf War CNN – live coverage of the 1991 Gulf War

6 "15 Minutes of Fame Decade" Media Frenzy Media Frenzy O.J. Simpson O.J. Simpson Monica Lewinsky Monica Lewinsky Princess Diana Princess Diana

7 Talk Shows The most popular television talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show took the high ground in the explosion of talk shows in the 1990s. The most popular television talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show took the high ground in the explosion of talk shows in the 1990s. Focused on Focused on Personal empowerment, social activism and books Personal empowerment, social activism and books

8 Guests came on talk shows voluntarily to air their grievances; reveal deep, dark secrets; or be reunited with mysterious people from their pasts. Guests came on talk shows voluntarily to air their grievances; reveal deep, dark secrets; or be reunited with mysterious people from their pasts. According to many guests, producers often tried to whip them into a frenzy before they went on the air. According to many guests, producers often tried to whip them into a frenzy before they went on the air. The resultant televised emotional outbursts proved entertaining for audiences and took hosts such as Ricki Lake and Jerry Springer to the top of daytime television. The resultant televised emotional outbursts proved entertaining for audiences and took hosts such as Ricki Lake and Jerry Springer to the top of daytime television.

9 Hot Topic: Do you consider themes in these T.V. shows as “pushing the envelope” today? Crude Behavior Crude Behavior South Park South Park Sexual themes Sexual themes Friends Friends Foul Language Foul Language NYPD Blue NYPD Blue Sexual Orientation Sexual Orientation Ellen and Will and Grace Ellen and Will and Grace

10 10 Most Popular Shows of the Decades Cheers Cheers Cheers 60 Minutes 60 Minutes 60 Minutes 60 Minutes Home Improvement Home Improvement Home Improvement Home Improvement Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld E.R. E.R. E.R.

11 Touched by an Angel Touched by an Angel Touched by an Angel Touched by an Angel Friends Friends Friends Veronica's Closet Veronica's Closet Veronica's Closet Veronica's Closet NFL Monday Night Football NFL Monday Night Football NFL Monday Night Football NFL Monday Night Football Frasier Frasier Frasier

12 The Simpsons ( ) Becomes popular with adult audiences, eventually paving the way for many adult-oriented animated television shows throughout the next 10 years, including Beavis and Butthead, South Park, Family Guy and King of the Hill. Becomes popular with adult audiences, eventually paving the way for many adult-oriented animated television shows throughout the next 10 years, including Beavis and Butthead, South Park, Family Guy and King of the Hill. animatedtelevisionBeavis and Butthead South ParkFamily GuyKing of the Hill animatedtelevisionBeavis and Butthead South ParkFamily GuyKing of the Hill

13 Nickelodeon gains popularity with the Nicktoons block of shows, such as Doug, Rugrats, The Ren and Stimpy Show, Rocko's Modern Life Nickelodeon gains popularity with the Nicktoons block of shows, such as Doug, Rugrats, The Ren and Stimpy Show, Rocko's Modern Life NickelodeonNicktoonsDougRugratsThe Ren and Stimpy Show NickelodeonNicktoonsDougRugratsThe Ren and Stimpy Show

14 Television shows involving human interaction with dangerous wildlife become popular. Most notably shows like The Crocodile Hunter, a popular series starring Steve Irwin, which began airing in The Crocodile Hunter, and other similar shows (many of which involved Steve Irwin) remained popular into the 2000s. Television shows involving human interaction with dangerous wildlife become popular. Most notably shows like The Crocodile Hunter, a popular series starring Steve Irwin, which began airing in The Crocodile Hunter, and other similar shows (many of which involved Steve Irwin) remained popular into the 2000s.The Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin The Crocodile HunterSteve IrwinThe Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin The Crocodile HunterSteve Irwin

15 Full House (1987 – 1995) Full House (1987 – 1995) Full House Full House The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ( ) Family Matters (1989 – 1998) The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ( ) Family Matters (1989 – 1998) The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Family Matters The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Family Matters Boy Meets World (1993 – 2000 Boy Meets World (1993 – 2000 Boy Meets World Boy Meets World Smart Guy (1997 – 1999) Smart Guy (1997 – 1999) Smart Guy Smart Guy Sister, Sister (1994 – 1999) Sister, Sister (1994 – 1999) Sister, Sister Sister, Sister Dawsons Creek ( ) Dawsons Creek ( ) 7 th Heaven ( ) 7 th Heaven ( )

16 Television would literally explode with new programs as people wanted more and more reality TV Television would literally explode with new programs as people wanted more and more reality TV “The Real World” “The Real World”

17 “The Real World ______” "This is the true story of seven strangers picked to live in a house and have their lives taped. Find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real. The Real World, Austin." "This is the true story of seven strangers picked to live in a house and have their lives taped. Find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real. The Real World, Austin."

18 MTV originally  soap opera, but the costs were too high, so they thought "what if we could get rid of writers, and scripts, and sets?". MTV originally  soap opera, but the costs were too high, so they thought "what if we could get rid of writers, and scripts, and sets?". Resulted on the first Real World, set in NY neighborhood of SoHo, Manhattan, Resulted on the first Real World, set in NY neighborhood of SoHo, Manhattan, Where 7 people that had never met before had to live in a house together for some time. Where 7 people that had never met before had to live in a house together for some time.

19 The year 2000 The year 2000 Mark Burnett create a legacy with a show called "Survivor". Mark Burnett create a legacy with a show called "Survivor".


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