Watching M*A*S*H, Watching America

A Social History of the 1972-1983 Television Series

Author: James H. Wittebols

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786417018

Category: History

Page: 284

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It has been said that M*A*S*H was a show set in the 1950s which reflected the shifting values of the 1970s and early 1980s. Hawkeye Pierce, Radar O'Reilly, Trapper John McIntyre, Sherman Potter, Margaret (Hot Lips) Houlihan, B.J. Hunnicutt, Frank Burns, Charles Emerson Winchester, Max Klinger--these and the many other characters who populated the MASH 4077 used the Korean War as a backdrop to comment on many of the social issues of their day. Using a unique blend of comedy and drama, the show's first three seasons (1972-1975) focused on the anti-Vietnam War sentiment that consumed much of America. As Vietnam ended, M*A*S*H moved on to concentrate on other contemporary issues--the women's movement, the rise of the religious right in American politics, the new narcissism that marked the early 1980s, the heightened awareness of underage or excessive alcohol use, and the increased emphasis on family in American life. How the series presented these issues and its success in doing so are the subjects of this critical study. An episode listing--brief plot outline, casts and credits, air dates, and titles--is also provided.



Kaplan Newsweek Law School Admissions Adviser

Author: Ruth Lammert-Reeves

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Study Aids

Page: 220

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Provides information on school selection, admissions, financial aid, and law schools in the United States, and offers specific advice for women, disabled students, minorities, and other special populations.

Women who work

a national survey : a 1984 Newsweek research report

Author: Newsweek, inc,Mathematica Policy Research, inc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 191

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Remembering to Forget

Holocaust Memory Through the Camera's Eye

Author: Barbie Zelizer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226979731

Category: History

Page: 300

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Barbie Zelizer reveals the unique significance of the photographs taken at the liberation of the concentration camps in Germany after World War II. She shows how the photographs have become the basis of our memory of the Holocaust and how they have affected our presentations and perceptions of contemporary history's subsequent atrocities. Impressive in its range and depth and illustrated with more than 60 photographs, Remembering to Forget is a history of contemporary photojournalism, a compelling chronicle of these unforgettable photographs, and a fascinating study of how collective memory is forged and changed. "[A] fascinating study. . . . Here we have a completely fresh look at the emergence of photography as a major component of journalistic reporting in the course of the liberation of the camps by the Western Allies. . . . Well written and argued, superbly produced with more photographs of atrocity than most people would want to see in a lifetime, this is clearly an important book."—Omer Bartov, Times Literary Supplement

The Taj Mahal

Author: David Carroll,Newsweek, inc. Book Division

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 172

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Newsweek Graduate School Admissions Adviser

The Expert Advice You Need to Get Into the Graduate School

Author: N.A

Publisher: Kaplan

ISBN: 9780684873350

Category: Study Aids

Page: 288

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Covers selection of a school, the admissions process, financial aid, and special considerations.

The Good Girls Revolt

How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace

Author: Lynn Povich

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610391748

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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It was the 1960s--a time of economic boom and social strife. Young women poured into the workplace, but the "Help Wanted" ads were segregated by gender and the "Mad Men" office culture was rife with sexual stereotyping and discrimination. Lynn Povich was one of the lucky ones, landing a job at Newsweek, renowned for its cutting-edge coverage of civil rights and the "Swinging Sixties." Nora Ephron, Jane Bryant Quinn, Ellen Goodman, and Susan Brownmiller all started there as well. It was a top-notch job--for a girl--at an exciting place. But it was a dead end. Women researchers sometimes became reporters, rarely writers, and never editors. Any aspiring female journalist was told, "If you want to be a writer, go somewhere else." On March 16, 1970, the day Newsweek published a cover story on the fledgling feminist movement entitled "Women in Revolt," forty-six Newsweek women charged the magazine with discrimination in hiring and promotion. It was the first female class action lawsuit--the first by women journalists--and it inspired other women in the media to quickly follow suit. Lynn Povich was one of the ringleaders. In The Good Girls Revolt, she evocatively tells the story of this dramatic turning point through the lives of several participants. With warmth, humor, and perspective, she shows how personal experiences and cultural shifts led a group of well-mannered, largely apolitical women, raised in the 1940s and 1950s, to challenge their bosses--and what happened after they did. For many, filing the suit was a radicalizing act that empowered them to "find themselves" and fight back. Others lost their way amid opportunities, pressures, discouragements, and hostilities they weren't prepared to navigate. The Good Girls Revolt also explores why changes in the law didn't solve everything. Through the lives of young female journalists at Newsweek today, Lynn Povich shows what has--and hasn't--changed in the workplace.

Essay Writing: Step-By-Step

A Newsweek Education Program Guide for Teens

Author: Newsweek Education Program,Newsweek, Inc.

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743249348

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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For more than 30 years the Newsweek Education Program has been providing teachers and students with the finest integrated news education program in the United States. This is an invaluable educational resource from a trusted program dedicated to helping students succeed.

Inside the Founding of Newsweek

How a Hot-Tempered, One-Legged R.A.F. Pilot Launched an American Media Giant

Author: Thomas J. C. Martyn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985238025

Category: Journalists

Page: 220

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Bronze Medal winner of the 2015 Axiom Business Book Awards, biography/memoir category. A former wartime pilot and Time magazine s first foreign editor, Thomas J. C. Martyn had a vision: to establish a weekly news magazine that would rival Time, which in the 1930s was the only magazine of its kind in the United States. Martyn succeeded so resoundingly that Newsweek has prospered for over 80 years, first as a stalwart of print media and now in the digital era, as well. Newsweek was Martyn s brainchild, brought to life through his own perseverance and ingenuity. So it came as a bitter blow when a series of rivalries and disputes led to his ousting from the Newsweek board just four years after its first edition. In the 1960s Martyn wrote this memoir, which his granddaughter Anne Martyn Alexander has recently brought to light. He draws a vivid picture of his efforts to get Newsweek off the ground; his meetings with powerful men such as President Roosevelt and Henry Ford; and his own idiosyncrasies that may have played a part in the rift with the Newsweek board. Like so many visionaries, Martyn was a charismatic yet difficult man to work with, and his often-feisty character comes through clearly in his memoir. This classic entrepreneur s story reveals the struggles and triumphs of getting a national magazine off the ground during the depths of the Great Depression. One man s pursuit of his dream meets the tumultuous era of the 1930s in a book which will entertain and engage Newsweek fans, entrepreneurs, and history buffs alike. "