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Episode 16 – Ratings and Commodities

Hail, hail – the gang’s all here! This week join Steve, Andrew, and Jonathan as they discuss one of Steve’s passions – the Nielsen ratings! Who is the “audience” exactly? If you were not a Nielsen family, did you really count? Did newscaster reputation really matter in an ad-supported Nielsen paradigm? What the heck does the Battle of the Network Stars have to do with it all anyway? Join us as Steve and Jonathan have a spirited debate and Andrew plays referee.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on Thursday August 27th, 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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1977 Nielsen Pamphlet: link

Nielsen’s Prizm service: Market Segmentation: link

Down and dirty intro to Nielsen Ratings: link

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Episode 15 – Audience Agency

This week join Steve and Jonathan as they delve into the question of audience agency. Can we interpret any and all content irregardless of producer intention? How does the industry conceptualize audiences? How did TV audiences pre-social media exercise their agency exactly? What the heck does Subway sandwiches have to with it anyway? Or Jaws 4 for that matter? Take a listen as Steve indulges in one of his TV subject passions.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on Thursday August 13th, 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 14 – Defining the TV Spin-off

This week join Steve and Jonathan as they define, kick-around, and have a little fun with the TV spinoff. Learn how and why The Rockford Files actually connects to The Sopranos. Listen to us debate spinoff versus shared universes. Endure a WAY too enthusiastic discussion of CHIPS’ Force Seven episode.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on Thursday July 30th, 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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Great article on David Chase and The Rockford Files: link

Episode 13 – Max Headroom Signal Intrusion – Part 2

This week continue the conversation with Andrew, Jonathan and their first special guest Frank Bridges as they continue to discuss the Max Headroom Signal Intrusion event of November 22, 1987. Hear about Guy Fawkes, Max as an interstitial character, other signal intrusions and why the film Used Cars (1980) fits into all of this.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on Thursday July 16th, 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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Great article on the signal intrusion here: Knittel, Motherboard

Great oral history of Max Headroom: Bishop, Verge

Episode 12: The Max Headroom Signal Intrusion

This week join Andrew, Jonathan and their first special guest Frank Bridges as they discuss the Max Headroom Signal Intrusion event of November 22, 1987. Who did it? Why did they dress up as Max? What type of equipment did they need? What was Max Headroom anyway? Join us for part one of our discussion on everything Max and everything intrusion.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on Thursday July 2nd, 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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Great article on the signal intrusion here: Knittel, Motherboard

Great oral history of Max Headroom: Bishop, Verge

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Episode 11: Vietnam in 1980s Television

This week join Jonathan and Steve as they discuss early 1980s television protagonists who each have a Vietnam background. We talk about when representations of Vietnam vets began; some differences between ’70s and ’80s depictions; and have a little fun with the TV tropes associated with representing the Vietnam experience.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on Thursday June 18th, 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 10: Superheroes Inside the Box: 1980s

This week join Jonathan as he flies solo through the sparse history of superheroes on television during the 1980s. Why did so many TV representations reinterpret the Superman archetype while late ’80s comic books were deconstructing it? What was Jerry O’Connell doing reading comic books? What does Dean Martin have to do with TV superheroes anyway? Take the slow long ride through ’80s TV heroes as we collectively wait for 1989’s Batman feature film.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on Thursday June 4th, 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 09: Superheroes Inside the Box: 1950s-1970s

This week join Jonathan as he flies solo through the history of superheroes on television during the 1950s through the 1970s. What cereal did Superman endorse in the 1950s? Who was one of the famous “Bs” of the 1960s? Did you know Wonder Woman was almost a blond? Do you know why Bruce Banner became “David” Banner? Tie a large bath towel around your neck and run around the house as you listen to this week’s episode on televisual capes and cowls!

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on Thursday May 21st, 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 08: All-Star Party for “Dutch” Reagan

This week Jonathan, Steve, and Andrew attend the All-Star Party for Ronald “Dutch” Reagan. Do you like barely warmed over jokes? Do you love generic sound stages in Burbank? Want to see Sinatra struggle through a song that should be an easy home run? Want to see a group of aged genuine Hollywood stars pretend Reagan was a star? Well, rent your tux, call your driver, let us know whether you’d prefer the fish or the steak and join us for a lighthearted episode through one of the most surreal parties ever held on TV.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on Thursday May 7th, 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 07: History of Broadcasting (Radio to TV)

This week Andrew, Steve, and Jonathan discuss the pre-TV broadcast history, including most importantly radio’s role in structuring how we organized television. Also hear Steve and Jonathan debate the 19th century’s understanding of baseball as local sport versus national mass media past time. Listen mouth agape as Steve and Jonathan debate the differences between the 1912 radio landscape and 2015 world of podcasts.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on Thursday April 23rd, 2015 to listen to our eighth 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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