In the second episode of "Presenting the Past," Allison Perlman, assistant professor in the departments of film and media studies and history at the University of California, Irvine, compares two National Educational Television (NET) programs created to educate the audiences on the modern Conservatism party in the 1960s. Perlman also provides background on NET, the predecessor of Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) leading up to the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967.
Content warning: this archival content contains descriptions of violence and racial slurs.
Hosted, recorded, and edited by Christine Becker
Produced by Ryn Marchese
Post-production and theme music by Todd Thompson
Content mentioned in this episode:
- Aca-Media, a podcast offering an academic perspective on media, from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies
- On the Right: NET and Modern Conservatism Exhibit
- National Educational Television (NET) Collection (1952-1972)
- Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. Collection contributed by The Hoover Institution Library and Archives at Stanford University
- “Debate: Baldwin vs. Buckley” (1965)
- “Regional Report; 5; John Birch Society” (1965)
- “Regional Report; 9; The Republicans” (1966)
- “NET Journal; H. L. Hunt: The Richest and the Rightest” (1968)
- “What's Happening Mr. Silver; William F. Buckley, Jr.; 114” (1968)
- “NET Journal; 253; The Conservative Mr. Buckley” (1969)
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