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Episode 76: Pop Music On TV

This week join Jonathan as he provides a broad introduction to presenting pop music on US television, in particular, some of the precursors to the explosive success of MTV beginning in August 1981.

NPR’s story on the first music video: link

Great fan site for the Video Concert Hall: link

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Episode 75: Encore Presentation of The Star Wars Holiday Special (Ep. 24)

We’re taking a break this week for the holidays! So, please enjoy this encore presentation of the podcast’s episode 24, where Andrew and Jonathan tackle The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) with special guest, Frank Bridges. Here is the link to the original episode’s page so you can check out additional images and videos: link

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on January 11, 2018 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 74: When Budgets Are Slashed

This week join Jonathan as he briefly discusses three case studies for when budgets were severely slashed on classic television shows, and the effects this had on creativity (or lack thereof).

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on December 28, 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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This compilation of fight scenes is useful to quickly see the sparse sets during many of the wide shots used during these sequences.

Episode 73: The Dana Carvey Show (1996)

This week join Steve and Jonathan as they discuss The Dana Carvey Show (1996) within the context of one of Steve’s favorite television topics, flow.

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Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on December 14, 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 72: Gail Patrick Jackson

This week join Jonathan as he introduces himself, and probably you, to the first executive producer in U.S. television, who was also a woman – Gail Patrick Jackson.

Ona Hill’s 1999 Raymond Burr biography: link

Michael S. Starr’s Raymond Burr biography: link

Jim Davidson’s Perry Mason ebook: link

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on November 30, 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 71: Robert Guillaume Appreciation

This week join Jonathan as he makes a succinct case for the underappreciation of performer Robert Guillaume.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on November 16, 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 70: Political History of Saturday Night Live

This week join Jonathan as he takes you through the history of political satire on NBC’s Saturday Night Live.

Tropiano’s SNL FAQ (2013): link

Hill and Weingrad’s Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live (1986): link

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on November 2, 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 69: Blacke’s Magic

This week join Steve and Jonathan as they take a very light-hearted look at the short-lived 1980s detective/magic/adventure program Blacke’s Magic.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on October 19, 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 68: Pat Weaver

This week join Steve as he educates Jonathan about the significant role Sylvester “Pat” Weaver played during the golden age of television. It is a fascinating portrait of the former President of NBC.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on October 05, 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 67: Interview with Gary Edgerton about Ken Burns

This week join Andrew in conversation with historian Gary Edgerton about Ken Burns’s new documentary Vietnam. They discuss Burns as a filmmaker, whether Burns is a “proper” historian, and who he considers to be the audience for his films.

Gary’s The Columbia History of American Television: link

Gary’s book on Ken Burns: link

Gary’s homepage: link

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on September 21, 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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