Life in the 1950s
Federal Communications Commission
The Federal Communications Commission was a government agency that regulated and licensed communication industries. Some industries they licensed were the t.v., the phone, the telegraph and the radio. In 1956, the FCC allowed 500 new stations to broadcast.
Manufacturers decided to use a marketing strategy called planned obsolescence. This meant that they would make their products able to wear quickly. With the products wearing quickly more people felt the need to throw away products that were hardly used to buy something they perceived as better.