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New Television; New Television, Episode 409

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Part of NTW Master Dubbing: 8/98 “Ballplayer” and “Dancers, Buildings and People in the Street”

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New Television
New Television, Episode 409
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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

Contains Chip Lord’s “Ballplayer,” a monologue-based work with Richard Marcus, and “Dancers, Buildings, and People in the Street,” a video dance homage to critic Edwin Denby by Rudy Burckhardt with choreographer Douglas Dunn.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Modern dance
Interpersonal relations
Dance--Production and direction
Film and Television
Burckhardt, Rudy ()
Dunn, Douglas, 1942- ()
Frank, Diane ()
Lord, Chip ()
Marcus, Richard ()
Della-Terza, Grazia ()
Blankensop, Susan ()
Young, Bill ()
Chicago: “New Television; New Television, Episode 409,” 03/10/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7314669A77D44C8AADC5DC9CF1363C06.
MLA: “New Television; New Television, Episode 409.” 03/10/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7314669A77D44C8AADC5DC9CF1363C06>.
APA: New Television; New Television, Episode 409. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7314669A77D44C8AADC5DC9CF1363C06
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