Christmas on TV

Dec 22, 2014

It has been one of America’s all-time favorite holiday, television specials for half a century.

But did you know “A Charlie Brown Christmas” almost never made it to the airwaves?

Researcher Stephen Lind tells us more about that, as well as exceptional detail from the other Christmas specials he has been studying.

NOTE: This is an encore broadcast which originally aired on Monday, December 1, 2014.

Guests:
Stephen J Lind, Ph.D.
- Author of "Christmas in the 1960s: A Charlie Brown Christmas, Religion, and the Conventions of the Television Genre" in the Spring, 2014 issue of the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture.  Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Washington and Lee University.