I don't know the "history of television" but didn't it's growth in the 50s/60s also mark the decline of the 'traditional movie studio system'?Finally watched the last Star Wars movie. Not bad I guess. It does strike me how much effort gets put into big movies now to be PC. They stuck that lesbian kiss in but were afriad to have it for more than 1 second onscreen. The original Stars Wars, well they just concentrated on making an entertaining movie.
So much corporate pressure in these big films now. One reason why streaming tv shows are just the best in quality. They are left alone to tell their own stories.