United States History Question of the Day

  Television in the 1950s

TV family viewing increased dramatically
in the U.S. during the 1950s
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Question 0110415:

The growth of television viewing in the 1950s had all of the following consequences except

(A) the rise of consumer fads based on shows such as Davy Crockett
(B) the closing of thousands of movie theaters throughout the U.S.
(C) news broadcasting changed from individuals reading the news to include taped material and live broadcasts from news scenes
(D) regional cultural differences became more pronounced as American culture became less homogenized
(E) quiz shows became very popular despite being plagued by scandals

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