Monthly Archives: July 2016

Episode 39 – Jim Henson Biographer Brian Jay Jones

This week join Jonathan, Andrew, and Steve in conversation with author of Jim Henson: The Biography, Brian Jay Jones. We discuss Henson’s early start in the Washington, D.C. television market, what made Henson so unique, and the challenges that all biographers face in dealing with the archive. You can also listen to a previous episode we recorded about Henson and the Muppets here: link

Biographer Brian Jay Jones (author’s homepage)

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Jim Henson: The Biography (Google Books)

George Lucas: A Life (Google Books)

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on August 11, 2016 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 38 – Regional Sports Networks

This week join Steve, Jonathan, and Andrew as they discuss the pros and cons of increased regionalization of sports TV networks, and their histories. They also talk about the role collegiate sports play into this regional identity construction. Jonathan adds thought he explored on 4th and Long regarding the line between sports fandom and sports addiction and the 24/7 sports network programming hole.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on July 28, 2016 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

Twitter: @tvhistorypod

On Facebook: Inside The Box – The TV History Podcast

You can also catch us on iTunes

You can also listen to this episode on the Internet Archive here: link

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