TA.TV: Propaganda – “About Fallout” (1955)

“Radiation is something we live with every day.” This film drips Eisenhower; promoting a cozy, nuclear-war-isn’t-so-bad approach, as opposed to the more frenetic drumbeat of the Truman years. As long as we “know the facts” and “act intelligently,” the narrator assures us, we’ll be able to weather any nuclear firestorm that blows our way. “The […]

TA.TV: Propaganda – “The Secret of American Production” (1947)

More anti-comminist propaganda courtesy of everyone’s favorite “noted young historian,” Prof. Clifton Ganus Jr., who has the ability of to cloud our minds with his cute oversized props, his clever way of speaking, and, of course, his disdain for all things not American. This film is fairly typical in the series of films that came […]

TA.TV: Propaganda – “America’s Distribution of Wealth” (1957)

More anti-comminist propaganda courtesy of everyone’s favorite “noted young historian,” Prof. Clifton Ganus Jr., who has the ability of to cloud our minds with his cute oversized props, his clever way of speaking, and, of course, his disdain for all things not American. This film is fairly typical in the series of films that came […]

TA.TV: Propaganda – “Keep Off the Grass” (1957)

Tom gets in trouble when his mother finds a joint in his room. Instead of punishing Tom, his father challenges him to learn more about marijuana’s evil effects on society. Nobody gets killed in this Sid Davis film, yet Tom still learns a harsh lesson after being mugged by druggies and learning that his best […]

TA.TV: Propaganda – “Are You Ready for Marriage?” (1950)

Are You Ready for Marriage? was produced to stem the epidemic of youthful, impetuous, and unsuccessful marriages following World War II. Larry and Sue, a couple of fresh-scrubbed teens, want to get hitched — but Sue’s parents disapprove. The two lovebirds decide their only recourse is to visit “Mr. Hall,” a marriage counselor with incredibly […]