The Biz: Television Takes Center Stage on CNN's The Sixties

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John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon at the Nixon-Kennedy debate | Photo Credits: CBS/Landov

If you were to put 1960s television on a psychiatrist’s couch, it would be diagnosed as schizophrenic. Primetime was loaded with frothy, high-concept sitcoms, such as Gilligan’s Island and I Dream of Jeannie, that became baby boomer favorites, while network news delivered grim images of the Vietnam War, social unrest, and assassinations.

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