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Episode 59: Is TV Dead?

This week join Steve for a special episode that finds him in conversation with Barry Levy (MCC) regarding whether new platforms have killed television or whether they simply represent newer forms of television.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on June 1st, 2017 to listen to our next full length episode. You can leave a comment on this page and can always reach us via email at: feedback@tvhistorypod.com

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Episode 58: The Remote Control

This week join Jonathan as he discusses the origin of the television remote control, how it worked and works, and humorously, how it was advertised.

Chris Woodford’s wonderful article on how remote controls work: link

Daniel Engber’s history of the remote from Slate.com: link

Steven Beschloss’s article from The New Yorker: link

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on May 18th, 2017 to listen to our next full length episode. You can leave a comment on this page and can always reach us via email at: feedback@tvhistorypod.com

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Episode 57: Colorization of TV

This week join Jonathan and Andrew as they discuss CBS’s recent efforts at colorizing and packaging classic episodes of I Love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show, and The Dick Van Dyke Show. Then the conversation takes a historical turn as Andrew and Jonathan discuss what role black and white plays in our understanding of history and what role, if any, “generations” play into it.

Wonderful Website: Television Obsurities: link

Interesting color film shot in 1951 during an I Love Lucy taping: link (The Wrap)

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on May 4th, 2017 to listen to our next full length episode. You can leave a comment on this page and can always reach us via email at: feedback@tvhistorypod.com

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Episode 56: TV Shows That Never Existed

This week join Jonathan and Andrew as they discuss the online archives that have been built to TV shows that never existed: the 1963 Fantastic Four series and the late 1970s show Kresky. They discuss the particulars of each of these archives, whether we can classify them as hoaxes, and whether each of these can be understood as practices in alternative history or merely genre experiments.

Kresky Archive: link

Fantastic Four Archive: link

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on April 20th, 2017 to listen to our next full length episode. You can leave a comment on this page and can always reach us via email at: feedback@tvhistorypod.com

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Episode 55: Late ’80s Boomer Nostalgia on/for TV

This week join Jonathan, Andrew, & Steve as Jonathan introduces the potential significance of nostalgia that occurred on U.S. television beginning in the late 1980s. Using the shows The Wonder Years, Quantum Leap, and Dream On as case studies the guys discuss and debate the significance of nostalgia not only for a childhood but a childhood that grew in parallel with a particular medium (TV). Also, enjoy as Jonathan and Steve argue over Mike Post’s Quantum Leap theme.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on April 6th, 2017 to listen to our next full length episode. You can leave a comment on this page and can always reach us via email at: feedback@tvhistorypod.com

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Episode 54: All In The Family, Part 02

This week join Steve and Jonathan as they continue their discussion of the groundbreaking US sitcom, All In The Family. We discuss it’s transition from All In the Family to Archie Bunker’s Place, what other shows tried to fill the void, what shows today attempt to take on its themes, and whether the show could be re-done today to address our newest president…

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on March 23rd, 2017 to listen to our next full length episode. You can leave a comment on this page and can always reach us via email at: feedback@tvhistorypod.com

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Episode 54: All In The Family, Part 01

This week join Steve and Jonathan as they discuss the groundbreaking US sitcom, All In The Family. Why it worked, in what ways is it a product of the 1970s and in what ways is it timeless? We’ll even tip-toe toward whether the show could be re-done today to address our newest president…

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on March 9th, 2017 to listen to Part 02 of our discussion on Archie Bunker and All In The Family. You can leave a comment on this page and can always reach us via email at: feedback@tvhistorypod.com

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Episode 53: MacGyver

This week Andrew and Steve school Jonathan on appreciating the rare delicacy that is Richard Dean Anderson’s MacGyver. What lies at the heart of the show’s appeal? How exactly was this action hero different from all the others from the 1980s? And of course, does anyone have a paper clip? All this and more as Andrew deep dives into the kind of high stakes adventure only the Fonz could produce.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on February 23, 2017 to listen to our next full length episode. You can leave a comment on this page and can always reach us via email at: feedback@tvhistorypod.com

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Episode 52 – The Second Golden Age, Flow, and that Last Mile

This week it is all hands on deck as Steve, Jonathan, and Andrew discuss the second golden age of television, how the concept of “flow” fits into it, and whether the consumer is cheated by those who own “that last mile.” Come along as we return to our first “traditional” episode of the new year and please join us for what we feel is a riveting round table discussion.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on February 9, 2017 to listen to our next full length episode. You can leave a comment on this page and can always reach us via email at: feedback@tvhistorypod.com

Stuart Allan’s essay on Raymond Williams and The Culture of Televisual Flow: link

From Wired: The Science Behind What You’ll Watch Next on Netflix (2013): link

About Comcast Quietly Implementing Data Caps: link

More about Data Caps from ARS Technica: link

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Episode 51 – Presidential Inaugurations

This week we present a special solo episode from Andrew on the topic of Presidential Inaugurations on television. Bundle up, brave those cold Washington winds, and stir your patriotic heart for the role of television in our established ritual for the beginning of our elected official’s four-year term.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on January 26, 2017 to listen to our next full length episode. You can leave a comment on this page and can always reach us via email at: feedback@tvhistorypod.com

Check out the Decades network special on presidential inaugurations: link

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