Boomers’ Worldview Fused To Rise Of TV

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Linda Kaplan Thaler, CEO of Kaplan Thaler reflects on her generation in an op-ed piece for the LA Times:

Did boomers really invent protest movements, civil rights or the very notion of challenging authority? Of course not. Americans were subverting norms 200 years before 1946, the year that boomers first touched down on Earth. But through TV, we were the first to have the means to broadcast our ideas in a massive way, creating the image that we are mind-blowingly important.

Given that anyone who turns on a TV today will need to endure an onslaught of ads aimed at boomers, it’s nice to see one prominent boomer stand up and say, “Get over ourselves, already!”

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Native Nebraskan in the Pacific Northwest. Chief Storyteller at Bonehook, a guide service and bait shop for brands. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Doer of the things written about herein.

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