Mid-Century at the Movies: Film Noir Mod

by Lynne Rostochil   Back in 1961, newly appointed FCC chairman, Newton N. Minow, famously declared in a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters that American commercial TV was a “vast wasteland,” filled with “game shows, formula comedies about totally unbelievable families, blood and thunder, mayhem, violence, sadism, murder, western bad men, western good […]