Step Back in Time
Posted April 26, 2007
I'm off to Phoenix for a few days, so I wanted to leave a link you could enjoy through the weekend.
Don't tell the bosses, but I have to admit that I haven't watched prime time television in a long, long time.
So, let's hearken back to the good old days -- when most TV was black and white. The Museum of Broadcast Communications has a fascinating opportunity for us TV nostalgiaists (I hope that's a word). Their Net Nights project is wonderful.
The curators have selected different years from the golden era of television, then delved into their immense archives and put together a few hours of programming -- including commercials of the era and all the station identifications -- that are representative of the time. It gives you a fascinating glimpse into what it was like to watch TV back then. The site says it best:
Viewers will discover a much slower-paced television; one devoid of intrusive logos, graphics, and seemingly endless commercial breaks.
So, hook your computer up to the TV and step back in time. See you next week!