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Use sources F and G, and your own knowledge, to explain why some people came to see the 1960s as a period of bad influences.

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Aimee Lavelle 1960's Coursework Question 4 Use sources F and G, and your own knowledge, to explain why some people came to see the 1960's as a period of bad influences. I am going to use sources F and G and my own knowledge to explain why some people come to see the 1960's as a period of bad influences on British Society. Source F is a newspaper article. The article is about a woman called Mary Whitehouse, who was a school teacher. Mary launched a national campaign in 1964. The campaign was about helping writers who found it difficult to induce the BBC TV to screen their work. ...read more.

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Mary Whitehouse was wrong to try and get these educational programmes broadcasted because she did not represent everyone. Therefore different people across Britain could have a different opinion. These educational programmes were boring, so with the BBC screening these exciting new shows the ratings were up. Her reaction against this was very shocking. Why had she gone through all this trouble? I think that Mary Whitehouse did all this to get publicity to make her seem like the perfect teacher, however, it didn't finish like how she imagined it would. Source G is a biography about Janis Joplin and her rock star life. ...read more.

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Big stars such as Elvis and the Beatles were among the people to take drugs. When Janis died in 1970, it was sensational for people because news like this doesn't come everyday. A lot of people blame Janis and other stars for people taking drugs, but Janis did not represent everyone. If one star took drugs it doesn't mean every star did. She didn't represent every performer. Most of the British public at this time liked the new music and the new television programmes which were being broadcasted. The British public had learnt to accept them. If these new programs were getting the ratings up then the BBC would have stopped showing them and would have gone back to the old materials which were used before. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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