Monthly Archives: November 2015

Episode 22 – Magnavox Odyssey

This week join Andrew and Jonathan as they take you through the introduction of the home video game console – the Magnavox Odyssey! Do you like tennis? Do you like the idea of taking control of your television? Well, then you’re going to love Ralph Baer’s invention. We discuss its origins, the connection between the history of video game development and the U.S. military, and watch as many television viewers are first introduced to the idea itself of a “home video game system”.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on Thursday December 3, 2015 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 21 – Hard Sell

This week join Andrew and Jonathan as they give you the hard sell on the history of TV pitchmen. We go a little into the history of salesmanship on television, the self-imposed and government regulations, and each of us discuss our favorite local and infomercial-based pitchmen. Be sure to act now; operators are standing by and supplies ARE limited.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on Thursday November 19th, 2015 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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The Beer Institute’s Guidelines: 2015-Beer-Ad-Code-Brochure

In-depth article on the fall of Crazy Eddie: link