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The Resource Rube tube : CBS and rural comedy in the sixties, Sara K. Eskridge

Rube tube : CBS and rural comedy in the sixties, Sara K. Eskridge

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Rube tube : CBS and rural comedy in the sixties
Title
Rube tube
Title remainder
CBS and rural comedy in the sixties
Statement of responsibility
Sara K. Eskridge
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Historian Sara Eskridge examines television's rural comedy boom in the 1960s and the political, social, and economic factors that made these shows a perfect fit for CBS. The network, nicknamed the Communist Broadcasting System during the Red Scare of the 1940s, saw its image hurt again in the 1950s with the quiz show scandals and a campaign against violence in westerns. When a rival network introduced rural-themed programs to cater to the growing southern market, CBS latched onto the trend and soon reestablished itself as the Country Broadcasting System. Its rural comedies dominated the ratings throughout the decade, attracting viewers from all parts of the country. With fascinating discussions of The Andy Griffith Show, The Beverly Hillbillies, Petticoat Junction, and other shows, Eskridge reveals how the southern image was used to both entertain and reassure Americans in the turbulent 1960s"--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eskridge, Sara K.,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.8.S58
LC item number
E85 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • CBS Television Network
  • CBS Television Network
  • Southern States
  • Country life on television
  • Situation comedies (Television programs)
  • Television programs
  • Popular culture
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Country life on television
  • Popular culture
  • Situation comedies (Television programs)
  • Television programs
  • Southern States
  • United States
Label
Rube tube : CBS and rural comedy in the sixties, Sara K. Eskridge
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Communist Broadcasting System -- Quiz Shows, Horse Operas, and the Confederacy -- A New Sheriff in Town -- The Country Broadcasting System -- Rural Comedy: The Principles of Popularity -- Rural Comedy and the Race-Free South -- The Smothers Brothers and the Rural Safety Net -- Massacre
Control code
1030341390
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780826221650
Lccn
2018027964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1030341390
Label
Rube tube : CBS and rural comedy in the sixties, Sara K. Eskridge
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Communist Broadcasting System -- Quiz Shows, Horse Operas, and the Confederacy -- A New Sheriff in Town -- The Country Broadcasting System -- Rural Comedy: The Principles of Popularity -- Rural Comedy and the Race-Free South -- The Smothers Brothers and the Rural Safety Net -- Massacre
Control code
1030341390
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780826221650
Lccn
2018027964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1030341390

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