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They'll Never Put That on the Air: An Oral History of Taboo-Breaking Comedy

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In the 1950s, Lucille Ball couldn't even say the word “pregnant” on TV. But by the 1990s, Carrie Bradshaw and her posse could say everything there is to say about sex?and demonstrate most of it. How have broadcast standards changed from the dawn of television till today? Through interviews with the creators of landmark shows, author Allan Neuwirth traces that history, reve ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Allworth Press
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Television has really undergone quite an evolution. It wasn't that long ago that shiny clean shows like My Three Sons, Leave it to Beaver, and Lassie, were the norm. How did television move from the strict censorship that went with these wholesome (and often very unrealistic) shows to the seemingly out of control South Park?

They'll Never Put That on the Air takes the reader on a journey exploring the various stages of television rebellion from The Smothers Brothers and Laugh-In through The Mary
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