Presentation on theme: "Chapter 27 Section 3 Notes. New Era: Television The Rise of Television –Small boxes with round screens –Black and white –Little programming choices –Federal."— Presentation transcript:
New Era: Television The Rise of Television –Small boxes with round screens –Black and white –Little programming choices –Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – government agency that regulates and licenses TV, telephone, telegraph, radio, and other forms of communication –See examples on page 859
New Era: Stereotypes and Gunslingers Critics objected to effects on children and portrayal of women and minorities Male characters outnumbered females African Americans and Latinos rarely appeared at all Portrayed idealized America and omitted any problems (like what?) Glorified historical conflicts on Western frontier
New Era: Radio and Movies Survived TV generation Turned to local programming of news, weather, music, and community issues Stations increased TV cut into movie market Capitalized on size, color, and stereo sound See other advances on page 861.
Subculture: The Beat Movement Expressed the social and literary nonconformity of artists, poets, and writers Beatniks lived nonconformist lives and shunned regular work Sought higher consciousness through Zen Buddhism, music, and sometimes drugs Believed in little structure as possible on artistic works Poetry in coffeehouses Goals on page 861
African Americans and Rock-n-Roll Adding electronic instruments to traditional blues Mostly white audience with music by both white and African American artists Rock-n-Roll –Teens buying the new sound –Featured love, cars, and problems being young –Elvis Presley –Adults condemned as delinquent or immoral –TV helped it become more acceptable by end of 1950’s
The Racial Gap Jazz popular as well Most African American artists shown on separate channels Specific radio stations emerged with African Americans in mind Could not afford the TV’s and found themselves misrepresented Segregation led to further tension