Ozersky, “The Demographic Imperative: Culture and Counterculture, 1969-1970”

What factors shaped or encouraged TV networks to increasingly focus on youth?

Why did Smothers Brothers at first seem to balance the concerns of youth and the older conservative audience?

Why did Smothers Brothers’ shows changed in 2nd and 3rd seasons and why did they face attacks from network?

Why did Laugh-In appear to appeal to counterculture but not generated the same negative reaction”

How did the introduction of demographic marketing which offered more precise ratings of specific age groups affect programming by end of 60s?

How did politics affect networks and their programming?


Henderson, “Professional Women in Star Trek, 1964-1969”

What is the author’s larger point?

How much had ST’s handling of gender changed from The Cage in 1964 to Turnabout Intruder in 1969?

How did Henderson see the yeoman’s role (Yeoman Rand)?

What continuing roles did women play on ST and how did this fit with roles of women in 60s?

How liberating advancing were the women who had professional roles in a temporary capacity like historians, doctors, etc?

How might one interpret the seemingly powerful role of Edith Keeler in City on the Edge of Forever?

What kind of women did exhibit some significant power and why is the author’s view of this?