Need an argumentative essay on 70’s Television. Needs to be 4 pages. Please no plagiarism.
This was a time when people were deeply involved with the Hippie movement, people wore bell bottom jeans and wore peace signs and the nation first heard the sounds of recording artists like David Bowie and The Beetles. (Mishkind). By this time the nation had also seen the assassination of Malcolm X, and had had all ready lost one of the most beloved presidents of all time to assassination, John F. Kennedy three years early.
This was a time when people were protesting for their civil rights with Martin Luther King leading many marches in Selma Alabama and other southern states to bring equal rights to blacks in America. The Walk of Peace was created in New York City to protest the Vietnam War. it drew a small crowd of 10,000 people.
These events shaped the culture of Baby Boomers as they donned their Hippie attire or corporate suits to show the world their individualism and to protest anything worth protesting at the time. Many young adults “tuned in and tuned out” with Timothy OLeary with the drug LSD that was becoming more popular than marijuana for some people.
By 1967, television was seeing a variety of sitcoms and variety shows that attempted to entertain the American public. People were able to sit at home and watching fantasy shows like “Batman” and “Bewitched” and more. By 1967, “Batman” was the hottest television show with Burt Ward and Adam West heading the show with a host of criminals like “Catwoman,” “The Joker, ” and “The Riddler.” It was silly, campy and funny with its weird camera angles and jocularity. and we cant forget “Rocky and Bullwinkle” (Ingram). Within all of this fun in September of 1967 audiences would be totally immersed in one of the most popular shows of all time: The Carol Burnett Show.
Carol Burnett and her host of characters was joined by Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner, Tim Conway, and Vickie Lawrence with one single goal: to