History UsefulNotes / TheSeventies

21st Jun '16 8:25:16 PM Rhomega2
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* In American television, TV networks started paying much more attention to audience {{Demographics}} and decided to cater to young, urban audiences by canceling the remaining shows that appealed to older and rural audiences (''TheBeverlyHillbillies'', ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'', etc.) and creating more sophisticated series like ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' and ''Series/{{MASH}}''. Paradoxically, that didn't stop new family rural dramas like ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' and ''TheWaltons'' from becoming network mainstays.

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* In American television, TV networks started paying much more attention to audience {{Demographics}} and decided to cater to young, urban audiences by [[UsefulNotes/TheRuralPurge canceling the remaining shows that appealed to older and rural audiences audiences]] (''TheBeverlyHillbillies'', ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'', etc.) and creating more sophisticated series like ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' and ''Series/{{MASH}}''. Paradoxically, that didn't stop new family rural dramas like ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' and ''TheWaltons'' from becoming network mainstays.
9th Mar '16 8:38:09 AM Hossmeister
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* In American television, TV networks started paying much more attention to audience {{Demographics}} and decided to cater to young, urban audiences by canceling the remaining shows that appealed to older and rural audiences (''TheBeverlyHillbillies'', ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'', etc.) and creating more sophisticated series like ''AllInTheFamily'', ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' and ''Series/{{MASH}}''. Paradoxically, that didn't stop new family rural dramas like ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' and ''TheWaltons'' from becoming network mainstays.

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* In American television, TV networks started paying much more attention to audience {{Demographics}} and decided to cater to young, urban audiences by canceling the remaining shows that appealed to older and rural audiences (''TheBeverlyHillbillies'', ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'', etc.) and creating more sophisticated series like ''AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' and ''Series/{{MASH}}''. Paradoxically, that didn't stop new family rural dramas like ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' and ''TheWaltons'' from becoming network mainstays.
8th Mar '16 2:08:45 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* Throughout this period, broadcasters began to seriously turn against depicting smoking to some degree. For instance, all broadcast cigarette advertising was banned in 1970 (although the tobacco companies were somewhat ok with this with the expensive competition there and less equal time requirements with anti-smoking PSAs) and making fictional characters smoke less, most famous with ''VideoGame/{{Kojak}}'' with his lollipops.

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* Throughout this period, broadcasters began to seriously turn against depicting smoking to some degree. For instance, all broadcast cigarette advertising was banned in 1970 (although the tobacco companies were somewhat ok with this with the expensive competition there and less equal time requirements with anti-smoking PSAs) [[PublicServiceAnnouncement PSA]]s) and making fictional characters smoke less, most famous with ''VideoGame/{{Kojak}}'' with his lollipops.
7th Feb '16 1:40:31 PM GrammarNavi
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* Meanwhile in this [[TheDarkAgeOfAnimation Dark Age of Animation]], a few daring filmmakers challenged the AnimationAgeGhetto with adult-oriented efforts such as Creator/RalphBakshi's ''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat'' and ''WesternAnimation/HeavyTraffic'' and the movie adaptation of the novel ''WatershipDown''.

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* Meanwhile in this [[TheDarkAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation Dark Age of Animation]], a few daring filmmakers challenged the AnimationAgeGhetto with adult-oriented efforts such as Creator/RalphBakshi's ''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat'' and ''WesternAnimation/HeavyTraffic'' and the movie adaptation of the novel ''WatershipDown''.
27th Dec '15 2:15:06 PM nombretomado
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** This new attention to audience profiles also led to realizing how ''Series/{{Star Trek|the Original Series}}'' managed to hit a demographic sweet spot in the 1960s before they temporarily killed that golden goose. Between this and the huge success of ''StarWars'' on the big screen, it was a great decade for science fiction on American TV. ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' helped keep that franchise alive. Futuristic space-set shows like ''{{Space 1999}}'' and ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' didn't work out for mass audiences, but the SuperHero genre relatively flourished when ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' and ''Series/TheBionicWoman'' were big hits. CBS commissioned several superhero properties like ''[[Series/WonderWoman The New Adventures of Wonder Woman]]'' and ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' until they got cold feet at the idea of being typed as "The Superhero Network" and cut back severely. Meanwhile, SF proved to be the backdoor that allowed that comedy genius, Creator/RobinWilliams, to hit the big time on ''Series/MorkAndMindy''.

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** This new attention to audience profiles also led to realizing how ''Series/{{Star Trek|the Original Series}}'' managed to hit a demographic sweet spot in the 1960s before they temporarily killed that golden goose. Between this and the huge success of ''StarWars'' on the big screen, it was a great decade for science fiction on American TV. ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' helped keep that franchise alive. Futuristic space-set shows like ''{{Space 1999}}'' and ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' didn't work out for mass audiences, but the SuperHero genre relatively flourished when ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' and ''Series/TheBionicWoman'' were big hits. CBS commissioned several superhero properties like ''[[Series/WonderWoman The New Adventures of Wonder Woman]]'' and ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' until they got cold feet at the idea of being typed as "The Superhero Network" and cut back severely. Meanwhile, SF proved to be the backdoor that allowed that comedy genius, Creator/RobinWilliams, to hit the big time on ''Series/MorkAndMindy''.
25th Dec '15 4:32:19 PM nombretomado
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* This is often considered the second golden age of Hollywood, with the NewHollywood gang making successful and challenging films like ''Film/TheGodfather'' series, ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', ''TaxiDriver'' and ''Film/ApocalypseNow''. Unfortunately, by the end of the decade, these filmmakers' egos started getting the better of them with Michael Cimino's ''Film/HeavensGate'' becoming the signature bomb that dampened studio heads' enthusiasm for humoring these artists.

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* This is often considered the second golden age of Hollywood, with the NewHollywood UsefulNotes/NewHollywood gang making successful and challenging films like ''Film/TheGodfather'' series, ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', ''TaxiDriver'' and ''Film/ApocalypseNow''. Unfortunately, by the end of the decade, these filmmakers' egos started getting the better of them with Michael Cimino's ''Film/HeavensGate'' becoming the signature bomb that dampened studio heads' enthusiasm for humoring these artists.
20th Dec '15 9:48:59 PM jormis29
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* Showing that these were still in use as late as the UsefulNotes/TheSeventies, one can be spotted in this [[https://youtu.be/kIlsqkBis3k?t=1m6s this video]] of Ann-Margret and the Bay City Rollers playing for an audience of senior citizens.

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* Showing that these were still in use as late as the UsefulNotes/TheSeventies, one can be spotted in this [[https://youtu.be/kIlsqkBis3k?t=1m6s this video]] of Ann-Margret and the Bay City Rollers playing for an audience of senior citizens.
20th Dec '15 9:48:34 PM jormis29
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* Showing that these were still in use as late as the UsefulNotes/TheSeventies, one can be spotted in this [[https://youtu.be/kIlsqkBis3k?t=1m6s this video]] of Ann-Margret and the Bay City Rollers playing for an audience of senior citizens.
27th Nov '15 11:16:32 AM nombretomado
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** The phone system in the US was still very much the domain of the Bell System, and people were increasingly not happy with them. This was the era of ''SaturdayNightLive'''s "We don't care. We don't ''have to.''" skit, as well as the start of MCI's rise to fame (starting with one of the lawsuits that led to the eventual breakup of the Bells).

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** The phone system in the US was still very much the domain of the Bell System, and people were increasingly not happy with them. This was the era of ''SaturdayNightLive'''s ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s "We don't care. We don't ''have to.''" skit, as well as the start of MCI's rise to fame (starting with one of the lawsuits that led to the eventual breakup of the Bells).
14th Nov '15 3:05:23 PM nombretomado
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** This new attention to audience profiles also led to realizing how ''Series/{{Star Trek|the Original Series}}'' managed to hit a demographic sweet spot in the 1960s before they temporarily killed that golden goose. Between this and the huge success of ''StarWars'' on the big screen, it was a great decade for science fiction on American TV. ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' helped keep that franchise alive. Futuristic space-set shows like ''{{Space 1999}}'' and ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' didn't work out for mass audiences, but the SuperHero genre relatively flourished when ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' and ''Series/TheBionicWoman'' were big hits. CBS commissioned several superhero properties like ''[[Series/WonderWoman The New Adventures of Wonder Woman]]'' and ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' until they got cold feet at the idea of being typed as "The Superhero Network" and cut back severely. Meanwhile, SF proved to be the backdoor that allowed that comedy genius, RobinWilliams, to hit the big time on ''MorkAndMindy''.

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** This new attention to audience profiles also led to realizing how ''Series/{{Star Trek|the Original Series}}'' managed to hit a demographic sweet spot in the 1960s before they temporarily killed that golden goose. Between this and the huge success of ''StarWars'' on the big screen, it was a great decade for science fiction on American TV. ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' helped keep that franchise alive. Futuristic space-set shows like ''{{Space 1999}}'' and ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' didn't work out for mass audiences, but the SuperHero genre relatively flourished when ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' and ''Series/TheBionicWoman'' were big hits. CBS commissioned several superhero properties like ''[[Series/WonderWoman The New Adventures of Wonder Woman]]'' and ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' until they got cold feet at the idea of being typed as "The Superhero Network" and cut back severely. Meanwhile, SF proved to be the backdoor that allowed that comedy genius, RobinWilliams, Creator/RobinWilliams, to hit the big time on ''MorkAndMindy''.''Series/MorkAndMindy''.
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