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  • TVTV Supervision

    00:07 “New York City – 1948.” A group of men gather around a storefront as a couple wheels a TV out of the shop. “Supervision: Tales of Television. It’s Television.” Group of people from the neighborhood watching TV in the living room. The owner blocks the TV and they all yell at him to move.  2:07 TV show of women dancing. Director and choreographer argue. Texaco show song. Back in the living room, everyone laughs at the show. “A TVTV … Continue reading

  • Abbie Hoffman Makes Gefilte Fish

    00:00 “Abbie Making Gefilte-Fish.” Camera person narrates Abbie Hoffman and Laura Cavestani beginning to cook the gefilte-fish in a dramatic voice. Hoffman sings while cooking. Footage of them cooking. They describe some of the ingredients they are adding in. He describes the final dish. As he continues to cook, he describes the textures and smells to the camera. 11:30 Hoffman tells a story about cooking gefilte-fish in the Virgin Islands. He describes the difficult cooking process, and then having it … Continue reading

  • Welfare TV

    00:02 Color bars.  00:57 Camera opens on a TV program by TVTV. Two men argue about societal problems in a scripted show. The conversation moves to the use of marijuana and other recreational drugs.  9:30 The two men walk out of the house together.  9:50 Cut to shaky footage of two people from TVTV speaking about the program. They sit and watch some news footage. Difficult to hear all audio, and the camera remains focused on the two people. 13:12 … Continue reading

  • Free Lunch

    TVTV demo for a show where they take high profile guests out for lunch. Continue reading

  • [Joe Cruz tennis shop]

    Exterior TVTV headquarters (aka Joe Cruz tennis shop), San Francisco. Continue reading

  • TVTV: Diary of the Video Guerrillas

    00:00 Countdown.  Short clips from several TVTV programs, including “Four More Years,” “Lord of the Universe,” “Adland,” “The Iranian Embassy,” “The Good Times are Killing Me,” “Superbowl,” “TVTV looks at the Oscars,” “Hard Rain,” “Super Vision,” and “The TVTV Show.” 2:02 Charles Allen, the Senior Vice President at KCET talks about the history and effects of television. He introduces the group, True Value Television (TVTV) and six team members that they will be speaking with during this program. “TVTV: Diary … Continue reading

  • Worldwide: The Recording Revolution

    00:00 Episode Title 00:08 “Tuxedo Center” Owner of the tuxedo center talks about the amount of business they get during the Academy Awards. Intro to Worldwide Tonight about the camera work done for the Oscars. Several celebrity nominees are named and introduced. Cameraman talks to a woman about her outfit. Narrator discusses trying to get people to act natural in front of the camera. A True Value TV (TVTV) cameraman describes the equipment they use. They play TVTV’s special about … Continue reading


    00:00 Camera opens on the introductory sequence for VTR. Host Russel Connor introduces the program on TV, video, and video art. He discusses the need for a program on the art of TV, mentioning Nam June Paik as a video artist. He shows a model of a video tape recorder, and then discusses the advancement of video technology as well as the progression of video as an art form. He gives an overview of the program, introducing the group Top … Continue reading