Tuesday, September 27, 1960: 'Ten Years of TV'

Look magazine assesses the state of American television in a cover story titled "TEN YEARS OF TV: How it's better / How it's worse / A forecast of the season ahead." The article reads: "Intellectuals complain that so potent a medium will undermine our values with its escapism, materialism and repetitiousness. ... Others look upon TV as primarily an entertainment medium, whose purpose should be to act as a giant tranquilizer."

Also in the issue, which featured actor Robert Stack on the cover: "How 'The Untouchables' Hypoed TV's Crime Wave."

* Text of TV article: @
* More about "The Untouchables": @
* "Eliot Ness and the Untouchables: The Historical Reality and the Film and Television Depictions" (book): @

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