Tag Archives: 1950s TV

Episode 58: The Remote Control

This week join Jonathan as he discusses the origin of the television remote control, how it worked and works, and humorously, how it was advertised.

Chris Woodford’s wonderful article on how remote controls work: link

Daniel Engber’s history of the remote from Slate.com: link

Steven Beschloss’s article from The New Yorker: link

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Episode 37 – McCarthyism on TV

This week join Steve, Andrew, and Jonathan as they discuss the early show trials of McCarthyism and how quickly US audiences fell in love with the real-life TV court drama. We also discuss McCarthy’s favorite defense when his “facts” didn’t stand up to scrutiny: accuse somebody else of being a Communist!

A few pages to whet your interest from Thomas Doherty’s Cold War, Cool Medium: PDF

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