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The Evolution of the Teenager.

Michael Barson is the author of the new book "Teenage Confidential: An Illustrated History of the American Teen (Chronicle Books, illustrated by Steven Heller). The book traces the evolution of the "teen" and the concept of the "teenager" which didn't exist before World War 2. The book also collects teenage artifacts, like movie posters, magazine covers, and advertisements.


The Coasters Spoke for a Generation of Teenagers.

Rock historian Ed Ward profiles The Coasters. With the help of songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, this group pioneered songs for teenagers in the fifties, with songs like "Yakety Yak," "Charlie Brown," and "Three Cool Cats." (Rebroadcast. Originally broadcast on Tuesday, December 13, 1988.)


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