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Making Things Work; Tuning Your Tv


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Making Things Work
Tuning Your Tv
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Series Description

WGBH program (C. 1971) hosted by Thalassa Cruso on fix-it projects around the house - how to mend household items, remove stains. Series release date: 1971

Program Description

Thalassa gets advice from Peter Downey, WGBH’s Manager of Operations, on the black art of television tuning. They discuss reception in terms of geography and antennae, indoor and outdoor, and adjustments necessary for good pictures. Peter demonstrates fine tuning of the set for clarity, contrast and color tone. They also touch on the inadequacy of TV sound systems to receive the excellent audio broadcasts available.



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Broadcast program

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Home Improvement
Chicago: “Making Things Work; Tuning Your Tv,” 02/03/1972, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 13, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_57A78890971F47899DC3EB819A53D913.
MLA: “Making Things Work; Tuning Your Tv.” 02/03/1972. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 13, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_57A78890971F47899DC3EB819A53D913>.
APA: Making Things Work; Tuning Your Tv. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_57A78890971F47899DC3EB819A53D913
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