This week join Andrew, Jonathan, and Steve as Andrew leads a deep dive discussion into the history of The History Channel. The guys discuss how programming on the channel has changed, who owns the channel, and what strategies they’ve employed to stay relevant to capture advertiser dollars. If you like History, history, or the history of History, you’ll dig this episode.
Category: Mining the Archive Mondays
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 similar to how we use it today.
This week join Jonathan, Andrew, and Steve for a discussion of the AFL of the 1960s and how TV allowed the AFL to come – THIS CLOSE – to toppling the NFL. Also in this lengthier episode, listen as the guys discuss the “marriage” of US football and television and what that means for how we understand the sport today.
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.
This week join Steve, Andrew, and Jonathan as they provide a brief overview of television pilots and attempt to pitch one another some pilots that REALLY deserve a second chance. Come join the fun. 😉