Sunday, June 15, 2008

"Net Nights" from The Museum of Broadcast Communications

I seem to end up on the website of The Museum of Broadcast Communications a lot when I'm doing research, and I just discovered an amazing video offering they're featuring. Called "Net Nights", it's a series of evenings of network television programming, from a different day and year, just as if you were watching at the time. As they say on their intro page, it's a "recreation"; as I say, it's fascinating!

When you've got some time handy, or just want to keep it running in the background as you do other stuff on the computer, "Net Nights" is a wonderful way to get a real taste of the pace and content of television from decades back. There's also a nice bit of information regarding the commercial load increase over the years to put things into perspective.

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