The Public Interest

Television and American politics: 1956-1976

Michael J. Robinson

Summer 1977

THE passes quickly with television. Consider this, for example: If CBS were to repeat each of the Captain Kangaroo shows aired since 1955, broadcasting one each day starting next spring, the replays would continue until the year 2000. Or this: More than one third of all Americans now living have been born since David Brinkley first became co-anchorman on the NBC nightly news in 1956.

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