Join Jonathan for a short episode that explains the end of this podcast season and what to look forward to in the future and when.
Tag: tv history
This week join Steve, Andrew, and Jonathan as they delve into one of Steve’s favorite subjects – the flow of TV. We discuss Raymond Williams, the traditional TV programming grid, the effect of DVRs, and the resurgence of in-program product placement. Plus, what the heck does Andy Griffith have to do with it all? [clue – Steve knows].
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. 😉
Jonathan plays catch…up with the idea of the 1970s’s The Bionic Dog. Join Jonathan as he discusses the silly wonderfulness that was this spin-off idea.
This week join Andrew in conversation with historian Gary Edgerton about Ken Burns’s new documentary Vietnam. They discuss Burns as a filmmaker, whether Burns is a “proper” historian, and who he considers to be the audience for his films.
It is all about the tension between the old and the new in today’s mini-episode. Join Jonathan as he discusses three recent history-focused TV programs: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount+, 2022-present), Call Me Kate (Netflix, 2023), and Muscles & Mayhem: An Unauthorized Story of American Gladiators (Netflix, 2023).
Join Jonathan for a new mini-episode where he discusses procrastination, “summer guilt”, the Peter Jackson Beatles documentary, and teases a late 1980’s TV special discovered via YouTube.
This week join Steve, Andrew, and Jonathan as they discuss children’s television show host and PBS all-star, Fred Rogers as a counter-cultural figure. Can we view his choices regarding race and sexual preference as revolutionary? Pragmatic? or did he simply NOT do enough? Join us as we attempt to unwrap the relationship between Mr. Rogers, social issues, and his own personal spirituality.
In preparation of our brand new Fall season of NEW episodes, join Jonathan for a new, short (16 min.) mini-episode to find out about all the new ideas and goals we have planned for the new season.
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.