This item cold war cool medium television mccarthyism and american culture film and culture by thomas doherty paperback 2844 only 15 left in stock more on the way ships from and sold by amazoncom. Cold war cool medium television mccarthyism and american culture by thomas doherty new york columbia university press 2003 pp ix 305 2795 cold war cool medium includes several very strong chapters that elaborate this chapter 5 forums of the air for example traces the parallels . With an innovative assessment of the mccarthy phenomenon and the inculcation of television into the american psyche thomas doherty in his tome cold war cool medium television mccarthyism and american culture cautions the reader that television then was a different medium than television later or now and broadcast over a different . Cold war cool medium is an excellent overview of television and american culture at a pivotal moment in united states history it is also wittily written with dohertys sense of humour and irony coming through on nearly every page. Michael curtin american historical review cold war cool medium is an engaging and complex account of us commercial television during the 1950s megan mullen technology and culture a superbly written analysis of the link between the rise of american television and the fall of senator mccarthy
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