Cover

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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p. vii

List of Illustrations

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p. viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-xiv

This is my first book. Like many first-time authors, I owe a lot to the department where I earned my PhD, the universities that have employed me in my pre-tenure years, the press that agreed to publish my book, and the friends and family who have supported me along the way. This project began because of the advice and encouragement of...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-25

It was an era dominated by fears of corporations that robbed men of their identities. Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman showed Willy Loman committing suicide after the company he worked for his entire life fired him. Rod Serling’s “Patterns,” a television...

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CHAPTER 1. Between the Television and Book Publishing Industries: Anthology Writers and Their Struggle for Authorial Identities

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pp. 26-49

For an anthology writer, having a public reputation as an author offered cultural benefits. Public reputations allowed writers to position themselves in mass-culture debates. Americans in the post– World War II era placed faith in experts...

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CHAPTER 2. Between the Television and Theater Industries: Representations of Race in Rod Serling's "Noon on Doomsday"

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pp. 50-69

Working within the centralized power structure of the broadcasting industry made it impossible for anthology writers to represent race in their scripts. The broadcasting industry had official policies and unofficial assumptions that strictly prohibited dramas about race on anthology series...

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CHAPTER 3. Between the Television and Motion Picture Industries: Paddy Chayefsky's "Marty" as Art Cinema

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pp. 70-102

From the post–World War II era through the present day, media scholars have noted the relationship between the theater and television anthology dramas, so much so that we think of the theater as the principal and perhaps sole...

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CHAPTER 4. New Strategies for Entrepreneurship: Reginald Rose, The Defenders, and the 1960s Television Industry

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pp. 103-138

At the end of the 1950s, the mode of production for television drama underwent a drastic change that transformed writers from new entrepreneurs to dependent employees. Major changes in the television industry destroyed the market...

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CHAPTER 5. A New Zone of Production? Rod Serling's Attempt to Redefine the Role of the Writer in the 1960s Television Industry

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pp. 139-178

Rod Serling was always a wily businessman, and it is no surprise that he challenged the television industry as it took creative power away from dramatic writers at the end of the 1950s and defined them as dependent employees. Here, much...

Notes

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pp. 179-194

Bibliography

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pp. 195-200

Index

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pp. 201-213