Cold War Culture
Federal Communications Commission
Location: All over the United States of America.
Cause: 1950's was a booming period in mass media, as well as television, and this agency choose what stations were to be broadcast.
Reason: At the time television was a huge deal, but not all stations could just have their creations broadcast, which is why the agency was brought in.
Result: The agency was a success, it had allowed 500 new stations to broadcast.
Significance and to whom: Not only did this agency present much more to viewers, but it also presented a ton to companies who wanted to advertise, as the advertising expenditures soared from $170 million in 1950, to almost $2 billion in 1952.
When: Mid 1950's.
Location: All over the US.
Cause: Beat movement started with post World War 2 writers who didn't accept the common standard, and liked to innovate their own style into their work.
Reason: Beat movement writers were out to set a trend of a laid back simple life style, and in many ways reject the government's ideal lifestyle.
Significance and to whom: It did in fact set a new trend, and became a big hit at the time. This sensation turned into the term "hippie" in the 1960's, accurately describing to our generation what they may have been like.
A comic trying to describe what the mood was at the time of the Beat Movement.
When the 1960's came "beatniks" turned to the term "hippie".
The Beat Movement
A time of cultural, political, and literal change.