Thursday, October 15, 2009

Going for the juggler

Think all the fretting over TV shows pushing the envelope in sex and violence is a modern concern? Here's an ad from 1961:

"We own Sylvania TV.
We're worried about some of
the shows you see on our sets."

begins the ad, under a depiction of programming types of the era that Sylvania apparently finds objectionable, violent westerns and cop and detective shows prominently featured, along with other programs waiting to implant violent and impure thoughts into the minds of the American viewing public, like medical shows, historical dramas and beauty pageants.

And of course, shows that feature jugglers:

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