Book Discussion on The Fifties

Mr. Halberstam, author of The Best and the Brightest, discussed the
research behind his latest book, The Fifties, published by Fawcett
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Mr. Halberstam, author of The Best and the Brightest, discussed the

research behind his latest book, The Fifties, published by Fawcett

Books. He talked about the social climate of the 1950s including the effects of the spread of television across the country, the introduction of situational comedies, the birth control pill, Senator Joseph McCarthy, and the H-bomb. He reflected on his own experiences during the 1950s and in writing the book. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on The Fifties

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Booknotes
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 11, 1993
Last Aired:
Apr 30, 2007

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  • Jul 11, 1993 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 11, 1993 | 11:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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