Monthly Archives: December 2016

Episode 50 – Changing Forms of Nostalgia

This week join Jonathan as he provides a bite-sized portion of Inside the Box on the topic of the changing forms of nostalgia. He briefly discusses yesterday’s TV reunion industry, how it looked and happened versus today’s Netflix-based reunion programs and soft reboots. This topic is both silly and serious as it looks at the type of escapist, comfort-food TV that today beccomes not a singular, ephemeral event, but a standardized and pre-configured ongoing business strategy.

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Episode 49 – Getting a National Shot

This week join Jonathan as he provides a bite-sized portion of Inside the Box on the topic of regional successes who got their shot at national exposure. This topic reveals a particular era in television history that has changed today during a time of niche cultures and YouTube stardom. Jonathan discusses three case studies from the late 1980s and early 1990s that show the delicate balance between regional sensibilities and perspectives and how the national networks interpret and promote them.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on December 29, 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 48 – TV During World War II

This week join Andrew as he leads a discussion with Steve and Jonathan about how TV was used not before, not after, but during World War II. Contrary to popular belief the then new medium was at least thought about as another technology to be harnessed during the war effort. We also discuss how the rudimentary uses of TV in the immediate post-war era is surprisingly similiar to how we use it today.

NBC Newsreel from Eisenhower’s return to NYC: link

Life Magazine’s photo coverage of Eisenhower’s return: link

A wonderful site titled Early Television Museum from which we borrowed some images: link

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on December 15, 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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