It is surprising Steven Barr has forgotten that there was a much admired
"Chicago School" of television in the late 'forties and early 'fifties. The
leading representatives included Studs Terkel, whose show was called "Stud's
Place", Dave Garroway and, of course, Burr Tilstrom. (There is an excellent
and comprehensive website for "Kukla, Fran and Ollie.")l
Steve Abrams (aged 68)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Hodge" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 2:59 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Half-vast wasteland--was: Slides and inconvenient
media (was spin it again)
> Omnibus , NBC Playhouse , Project 54, CBS and NBC news documentaries by
> the score, Hallmark Playhouse, to nane a few !
> Show me anything that's on the commercial networks that can compare
> today !
>>>> [log in to unmask] 4/7/2007 10:00 PM >>>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Hodge" <[log in to unmask]>
>> Obviously you never saw American television when at its' prime !
> When was THAT?! I started watching television on a limited basis,
> at a neighbour's home, in 1951...Howdy Doody and Captain Video,
> usually. Our family finally acquired a set in the fall of 1954...
> and I watched a LOT of TV until c.1960. After that, my viewing
> became more sporadic (although I was lucky enough to see early
> Monty Python, with Flemish subtitles, in a bar/cafe in Belgium
> in 1973...!).
> Don't recall seeing anything I would have thought of as "prime,"
> though (maybe "Senor Wences" on Ed Sullivan...?)
> Steven C. Barr
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