Great Iconography! Schoolhouse Rock!

There are many people today, upon hearing someone speak of the Boston Tea Party, immediately visualize a giant, animated cup filled with tea, setting on a saucer, floating around the Boston Harbor! Schoolhouse Rock!, the brainchild of jazz musician and Miles Davis sideman, Bob Dorough, offered up three minute blocks of educational animation with some […]

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AN AMERICAN FAMILY, January 11 – March 29, 1973

Filmed over a 6 month period, this documentary is hailed by many as the very first true reality series. The 12 episode program, edited from 300 hours of footage, was planned as a document of an average American family, the Louds of Santa Barbara, California. According to a 2016 NYT’s interview with matriarch Pat Loud, […]

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Saturday Nights, September 15, 1973

These days, networks treat Saturday nights as a deep, dark void, reserved as a dumping ground for unwanted television shows.  There was a time, however, when Saturday night television was worth staying home to watch.  The Honeymooners, Gunsmoke, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Jackie Gleason Show were Saturday staples in the early days. Before the networks declared Saturday nights dead […]

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