The juxtaposition of fantastical and escapist television programs is compared with the rise of television journalism, which, during the sixties, covered wide-ranging controversial and politicized events as they happened.
Experts weigh in on the introduction of color television and the changes in the medium and style at the time.
An examination of the role of television shows in exploring and interpreting societal issues in America and imagining alternatives and answers.
Experts weigh in on the entry of televisions into American homes and its effects on daily life and politics, including the Kennedy-Nixon debates.
Beakman acts like Philo T. Farnsworth. Using walkie-talkies, they demonstrate how TV is sending the signal from one person to another and creating a picture based on the signal received.