The tape features a demo for the television show "Wired In." While the program never actually came to fruition, the footage and demos put together are an interesting look into the the technological trends and innovations of the 1980s.
0:00Copy video clip URL Color bars and Wired In titles.
0:22Copy video clip URL Open on futuristic scene. Men shift through rubble and find varieties of old electronics.
0:39Copy video clip URL Bill Murray introduces “Wired In”: “Watch out! Here comes Wired In” and titles.
1:03Copy video clip URL Bill Murray does riff on technology: watches, robots, etc.
1:35Copy video clip URL Jamie (Jay) Fenton, game designer, works on a game she’s creating. She talks about trying to create an addictive device. She talks about creating a balance between getting users addicted and stealing their quarters as fast as possible.
2:10Copy video clip URL Lily Tomlin: “It all starts with a harmless quarter.”
2:18Copy video clip URL Wired In montage of new graphic design technologies.
2:47Copy video clip URL Richard Taylor, a graphic design artist, talks about using technology to make pictures and “impossible things.” He shows a short clip of his creation.
3:12Copy video clip URL Vintage Pepsident, Bufferin, etc. commercials shown over Twilight Zone music.
3:53Copy video clip URL Clip of people enjoying themselves on a beach.
4:18Copy video clip URL Meanwhile, a couple plays video games inside. Jean, a chief in the village, says it’s very strange to have video games in the city.
4:30Copy video clip URL Man talks about playing computers at Club Med.
4:51Copy video clip URL People talk about electronics as an industry.
5:26Copy video clip URL Bill Murray outtake, then Wired In titles again.
5:45Copy video clip URL End of program.
6:08Copy video clip URL Timecode on screen, clips from A View From The Bleachers With Bill Veeck. A man talks about strategies for comparing baseball teams.
7:27Copy video clip URL Another baseball related person talks about problems with the salary scale.
8:54Copy video clip URL Another baseball expert talks about potential business options for teams trying to continue to grow in new environment.
10:17Copy video clip URL Ted Turner talks about television revenues keeping the Braves in Atlanta.
11:23Copy video clip URL Phillies baseball owner talks about getting into baseball just as cable broadcasting was starting: the key means of breaking even as a baseball team.
12:58Copy video clip URL Ted Turner talks about closing up soccer teams because of money problems. He talks about discussion of financial problems as a turn-off to fans.
15:35Copy video clip URL Owner talks about avoiding bringing more franchises into the league.
16:14Copy video clip URL A player discusses the position of players in financial matters: stay on the field.
16:41Copy video clip URL End of tape.