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Retro TV revisits birth of ‘culture war’

Posted: September 29, 2011 3:22 p.m.
Updated: September 30, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Do AMC's "Mad Men," ABC's "Pan Am," NBC's "The Playboy Club" and BBC America's "The Hour" exploit society's barely suppressed appetite for a more sexist, racist and conservative era? Fear not. The underlying message in these depictions of the bad old days is clear: We should be better than that now, even when we aren't.


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