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Like a Member of the Family: How the Golden Age of TV Collapsed

CBS: On The Air, a 9.5-hour musical extravaganza in 1978, marked 50 years of mass media dominance — everything splintered soon after

Above: Marketing promotion for the landmark CBS: On the Air seven-part series honoring its first 50 years. CBS publicity photo.

No one knew it at the time, but the golden age of broadcast television and radio probably peaked in 1978 during the seven-night-long CBS




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Joseph Serwach

Joseph Serwach

Story + Identity = Mission. Author, Writer: Journalism, Leadership Culture, Communications, Religion, Education, History. Inspiration: Catholic, Polish.

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