5 Popular TVEd Sullivan’s variety show Toast of the Town provided a mix of comedy, popular song, dance, and acrobatics.
6 Popular TV1956 – the quiz show Twenty-One caused an uproar after it was discovered that many of the show’s contestants were given the answers prior to the show.
7 Hollywood Adapts to the Times With the increase in television, the movie industry lost viewers.They tried many things to lure people to the theater, including 3-D glasses and cinemascope.Cinemascope – movies shown on large panoramic screens
9 Radio Draws Them In Radio had to try to attract listeners as well. They began using recorded music, news talk shows, weather, public-service programming, and shows for specific audiences.
10 The New Youth CultureYoung Americans rebelled against the conformist ideals and looked to controversial styles in music and literature.
11 Rock ‘n’ Roll1951 – Alan Freed gained permission from his manager to play African American rhythm and blues on the radio.Listeners loved it, and white artists were copying the sound to form a new style called rock ‘n’ roll.
13 Elvis Presley 1956 – Became the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”. Very popular with teens, but parents disliked the music.Several cities banned rock music.This led to the generation gap, or cultural separation b/w children and parents.
15 The BeatsMostly white artists which highlighted the values gap that existed in the U.S.1957 – Jack Kerouac published On The Road which described freewheeling adventures with a car thief and a con artist.