Table of contents for Cold War, cool medium : television, McCarthyism, and American culture / Thomas Doherty.


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Preface and Acknowledgments vii
1. VIDEO RISING 1
A Television Genealogy 3 Red and Other Menaces 6
McCarthy: Man, Ism, and Television 13
2. THE GESTALT OF THE BLACKLIST 19
The Blacklist Backstory 20
Pressure Groups and Pressure Points 24
Institutional Practices 34
3. CONTROVERSIAL PERSONALITIES 37
The Goldbergs: The Case of Philip Loeb 37
I Love Lucy: The Redhead and the Blacklist 49
4. HYPERSENSITIVITY: THE CODES OF
TELEVISION CENSORSHIP 60
Faye Emerson's Breasts, Among Other Controversies 64
Amos 'n'Andy: Blacks in Your Living Room 70
5. FORUMS OF THE AIR 81
Egghead Sundays 83
Direct Address 90
The Ike-onoscope 96
6. ROMAN CIRCUSES AND SPANISH INQUISITIONS     105
"Kefauver Fever": The Kefauver Crime Committee
Hearings of 1951 107



HUAC-TV 116
Wringing the Neck of Reed Harris: The McCarthy
Committee's Voice of America Hearings (1953) 126
7. COUNTRY AND GOD     134
ILed3 Lives: "Watch Yourself, Philbrick!"  140
Religious Broadcasting 149
Life Is Worth Living: Starring Bishop Fulton J. Sheen 153
8. EDWARD R. MURROW SLAYS THE DRAGON
OF JOSEPH MCCARTHY 161
TV's Number One Glamour Boy 163
Murrow Versus McCarthy 168
The "Good Tuesday" Homily 172
To Be Person-to-Personed 177
"A Humble, Poverty Stricken Negress": Annie Lee Moss
Before the McCarthy Committee 180
McCarthy Gets Equal Time 184
9. THE ARMY-MCCARTHY HEARINGS (APRIL 22-JUNE 17, 1954)      189
Backstory and Dramatis Personae 190
Gavel-to-Gavel Coverage 195
Climax: "Have You Left No Sense of Decency?" 204
Denouement: Reviews and Postmortems 210
10. PIXIES: HOMOSEXUALITY, ANTICOMMUNISM,
AND TELEVISION 215 Red Fades to Pink 219
Airing the Cohn-Schine Affair 224
11. THE END OF THE BLACKLIST 231
The Defenders: The Blacklist on Trial 240
Point of Order!: The Army-McCarthy Hearings, the Movie 244
12. EXHUMING MCCARTHYISM: THE PARANOID
STYLE IN AMERICAN TELEVISION 249
Notes 261 Index 293





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Television and politics United States History, Television broadcasting of news United States History, McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957, Anti-communist movements United States History, United States Politics and government 1945-1953, United States Politics and government 1953-1961, United States Social life and customs 1945-1970, Cold War Social aspects United States