January 12, 2006 |
PBS President Pat Mitchell has been named to be the next president of the Museum of Television & Radio, a nonprofit organization based in New York and L.A. that preserves broadcast programs and facilitates seminars about the industry. Mitchell, who announced last year that she would be leaving her post at PBS this spring after six years there, said she wants to make the museum a leader in discussions about the technological changes transforming television and radio.
January 13, 2005 |
John Cassavetes was a staple on live television in the 1950s, long before he became the director of such seminal film classics as "Shadows," "Faces" and "A Woman Under the Influence" and an award-winning movie star ("The Dirty Dozen," "Rosemary's Baby"). And even after the acclaim, he would continue to appear on the small screen well into the 1970s. But his influential films have long overshadowed his television work.
July 1, 2004 |
Kids of all ages -- including inner children everywhere -- latch on to superheroes faster than a speeding bullet. No matter the decade, stories of caped crusaders, masked avengers and heroic do-gooders provide more than just popular diversion -- they can soothe the psyche. "These cultural icons are far more important than we think they are," explains Ellen Seiter, professor of critical studies at the USC School of Cinema-Television, who has extensively studied superheroes on television.
April 16, 2003 |
A landmark television drama thought lost for 49 years and the only radio coverage known to exist of the 1935 trial of the man convicted of kidnapping and murdering Charles Lindbergh's baby son were both recently discovered and will be added to the collection of the Museum of Television & Radio, museum officials announced Tuesday. Both programs were found by the same enterprising documentarian, Joseph Consentino, during his research for a History Channel project.
November 20, 2002 |
With money and assistance from the country's largest Spanish-language television network, the Museum of Television & Radio will add a collection of Spanish-language radio and TV programs from this country, Spain and Latin America to its archives. Univision, which is providing the grant, reaches the overwhelming majority of Spanish-speaking viewers in the United States.
December 5, 2001 |
The fledgling medium of television took a major leap on Christmas Eve 1951 when "Amahl and the Night Visitors" aired live on NBC. Not only was it the first opera commissioned exclusively for television, "Amahl" was also the first program presented under the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" banner. Gian Carlo Menotti wrote the one-act opera, which tells the story of a crippled shepherd boy and his long-suffering mother who are visited by the Three Kings on their way to Bethlehem to see the Christ child.