In honor of Mr. Minow’s birthday (01/17), we’re re-releasing our interview with the former FCC Chair. Joining us from his office in Chicago, we discuss the role of television in presidential debates, his decisions that supported the rise of PBS, and of course, his famous “vast wasteland” speech.
Tag: tv history
Episode 89: NFL Films & NFL Network with Travis Vogan
Inside the Box is back with an all-new limited episode season! We kick things off in conversation with sports media scholar, Dr. Travis Vogan to discuss his book Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media. In fitting with this season’s focus on history and collective memory that often goes beyond the television screen (or “box”), Travis and Jonathan discuss NFL Films’s role in crafting how we think about the league, in what ways that has changed with the newer emphasis on the NFL Network, and the role databases and metadata has played in helping to structure this mindset.
Episode 88: Trailer for Our New Season
In this 7min. preview, Jonathan welcomes you and explains what to expect from the return of Inside the Box: The TV History Podcast during its new limited-episode season.
Episode 17 – Interactive TV, Part 1
This week join Steve, Andrew, and Jonathan as they discuss early experiments in interactive television as well as a history […]
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 […]
Episode 15 – Audience Agency
This week join Steve and Jonathan as they delve into the question of audience agency. Can we interpret any and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]