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  • And the Academy Award does not go to…

    And the Academy Award does not go to…

    Spielberg: “I got beaten out by Fellini!” We hope you enjoy a re-visit of one of our classics, in honor of the upcoming Academy Awards. Steven Spielberg expected to be a big winner at the 1976 Academy Awards. TVTV was in the room documenting his reaction when he got the news that, despite dominating the box office that year with Jaws, he was not nominated for Best Director. Here’s an inside look at the young director like you’ve never seen … Continue reading

  • Spielberg: “I got beaten out by Fellini!”

    Spielberg: “I got beaten out by Fellini!”

    Last night’s Academy Awards show reminded us of some relevant archival moments… Steven Spielberg expected to be a big winner at the 1976 Academy Awards. TVTV was in the room documenting his reaction when he got the news that, despite dominating the box office that year with Jaws, he was not nominated for Best Director. Here’s an inside look at the young director like you’ve never seen him since. Watch the full documentary.

  • Fat Tuesday, Cajun style

    Fat Tuesday, Cajun style

    Although most people typically associate Mardi Gras with Bourbon Street and the French Quarter in New Orleans, there is another Mardi Gras tradition that has been practiced for generations in Louisiana’s Cajun Country. In 1975, video pioneers TVTV produced the documentary “The Good Times Are Killing Me” about the people they met in the towns of Basile, Mamou, and Eunice, Louisiana. The video documented the old culture and way of life, including the traditional Courir de Mardi Gras or “Mardi … Continue reading

  • Bill Murray and Christopher Guest at Super Bowl IX 1/2

    Bill Murray and Christopher Guest at Super Bowl IX 1/2

    Before covering 1976’s Super Bowl X, TVTV experimented with some comedy journalism by covering the pickup game between the CBS Super Bowl Broadcast team. The game featured hall of famer Johnny Unitas with play-by-play by Phyllis George. It’s also one of the earliest TV appearances for Bill Murray and Christopher Guest. Also enjoy the full documentary, TVTV Goes To the Super Bowl.

  • TVTV at Conversations at the Edge, 10/25/12

    TVTV at Conversations at the Edge, 10/25/12

    If you weren’t able to make it to Conversations at the Edge at the Gene Siskel Film Center in October, check out the video of the TVTV discussion with Allen Rucker and Tom Weinberg. Video courtesy of Conversations at the Edge. And of course, if you haven’t already, watch Four More Years (TVTV, 1972, 60m) Conversations at the Edge: TVTV’s Four More Years, 10/25/2012 from Conversations at the Edge on Vimeo. Original event description: October 25- TVTV: FOUR MORE YEARS … Continue reading

  • George McGovern (1922-2012) and TVTV on Thursday

    George McGovern (1922-2012) and TVTV on Thursday

    This weekend marked the passing of the George McGovern, the former senator and 1972 candidate for president. A fiery and passionate champion of liberal causes, he was a formidable political presence even well into his 80s. Below, you’ll see him in 1971 talking about what it took to stand up against Vietnam in 1963. The clip is from TVTV’s landmark 1972 work of guerrilla television, “World’s Largest TV Studio.” Coincidentally, this week you have the opportunity to see two founding … Continue reading

  • The RNC TV show: 40 years ago

    The RNC TV show: 40 years ago

    It was 1972… the first time anyone other than commercial networks were able to produce video tape on the floor of the convention. Alternative video pioneers TVTV, armed with portapaks, turned their cameras on TV news journalists who explained how the whole event was a heavily orchestrated show for the cameras.   So, what else is new? Meet The Press at the 1972 Republican National Convention 3 ratings 2,360 views Watch the full version of TVTV’s full 1972 guerrilla television … Continue reading

  • TVTV Goes To The Super Bowl

    TVTV Goes To The Super Bowl

    A behind-the-scenes documentary about the events and personalities surrounding Super Bowl X in Miami between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys. Features intimate portraits of the players and the CBS personnel who broadcast the events of Super Bowl week. Produced with multiple lightweight video cameras in TVTV style, it is both informative and revealing of the extremes surrounding football culture and hype.

    Watch the full version of TVTV Goes To The Super Bowl at TVTVNow: //www.tvtvnow.com/ Continue reading