Our reading on theater suggests that the entertainment industry had a certain amount of independence from politics. That is, they could subtly insert a message into their writing to critique or satirize the Cold War or Communism. However, this is not permanent, as we see playwright like Arthur Miller face HUAC's interrogations.
But also, the government seems to be catching on to the large sphere of influence that entertainment (especially film and television) can have over American thought. How does the government start to adapt media-like policies to send its own messages across? Why, then, does the government focus so strongly on education? Does the government see it as having a similar influence to entertainment? How so?