America in the 1950s: Drop Out, Not Fall Out
Facts About Fallout, 1955 (306714) [Electronic Record]; Government Publications; Compiled 1861-1992; Documenting the period 1828-1992; Publications of the U.S. Government , 1790-2006, Record Group 287; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD
October 8, 2013
Russell Special Collections Library Auditorium (300 S. Hull Street).
Television, such a simple word for an object that has such an impact on our culture and society. Commonly associated with innocent, if not frivolous, pursuits such as watching your favorite show, these activities belie the serious nature of the television, beyond the nightly news, its nature as a weapon.
“America in the 1950s: Drop Out, Not Fall Out“ shows how television was used as a Cold War weapon, first to demonstrate, and then to close, the educational gap between the US and the USSR.
So if you are interested in learning how television became the bazooka of information, consider attending “America in the 1950s: Drop Out, Not Fall Out” on October 8, 2013 at the Russell Special Collections Library Auditorium (300 S. Hull Street). Refreshments will be served at 6:30. Screening begins at 7:00. A dialogue between student curator Hallie Bulmer and Millard Grimes (Grady ABJ ’51) will follow.
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