Monday, February 4, 2013

Media from the 1960s to the 1980s

The Buchwald "bra-burning" column as it appeared in The Toledo Blade

The movie's most famous line was itself a myth.

Number of households v. newspaper circulation:

From State of the Media 2004:
In one sense, penetration reveals the full extent of newspapers’ declining appeal. In 1950, 123 percent of households bought a newspaper (in other words there were 1.23 papers sold per household.) By 1990, only 67 percent of households bought a newspaper. By 2000, it was 53 percent.
A picture of LBJ's Oval Office illustrates the dominance of the Big Three Networks:

Meanwhile, on the radio dial:

Crack babies and the drug war

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