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New Television; New Television, Episode 509

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His Father’s Song / Cat listening to Music

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New Television
New Television, Episode 509
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Series Description

"New Television" began as a local pilot production of WNET (New York) in 1986. In 1987, WGBH signed on as co-producer, and the shows were aired in Boston and New York. In 1988 and 1989, KCET (Los Angeles) and WETA (D.C.) became producers in association. In 1991, PBS picked up "New Television," and it was broadcast nationally. The following year, the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, replaced WNET, WETA, and KCET as co-producer with WGBH. In 1993, WGBH ceased to be a co-producer for the series, and the "home base" moved to Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) in Hartford, CT.

"New Television" commissioned, produced, and acquired programming. In its early years, "New Television" broadcast works commissioned by The Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund. Increasingly, experimental films as well as video works were broadcast as a part of this series. Many of the later episodes of "New Television" contain works that play with and deconstruct the documentary genre. Series release date: 1986

Program Description

Features Greg Durbin and Dan Boord’s “The Great Frontier.”

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Television--Production and direction
Motion pictures--Production and direction
Film and Television
Boord, Dan ()
Edmond, Bill ()
Polsgrove, Pete ()
Miller, Matt ()
Ballard, Betsy ()
Wylie, Frank ()
Durbin, Greg ()
Menier, John ()
McIntyre, Pat ()
Ray, Richard ()
Lategola, Tom ()
Parrish, Linda ()
Friedman, Scott ()
Bland, David ()
Shadid, Marjie ()
McCay, Cynthia ()
Levy, Melanie Flynn ()
Elliot, Robert ()
Drisko, Tom ()
Davis, Ron ()
Chicago: “New Television; New Television, Episode 509,” 05/01/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2B2EC29B422C43E3AED49890DD5F89A6.
MLA: “New Television; New Television, Episode 509.” 05/01/1995. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2B2EC29B422C43E3AED49890DD5F89A6>.
APA: New Television; New Television, Episode 509. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2B2EC29B422C43E3AED49890DD5F89A6
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