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New Television; New Television, Episode 501

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New Television
New Television, Episode 501
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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

Includes Ken Kobland’s “Berlin/Nilreb: Tourist Journal” and Nancy Buchanan’s “Sightlines.”

Asset Type

Broadcast program

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Politics and culture
Film and Television
Buchanan, Nancy ()
Burnham, Jill ()
Kobland, Ken ()
Keene, Garwin ()
Chicago: “New Television; New Television, Episode 501,” 05/01/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_82660BEF3E494FCCA5BD82BBA5383E93.
MLA: “New Television; New Television, Episode 501.” 05/01/1995. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 22, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_82660BEF3E494FCCA5BD82BBA5383E93>.
APA: New Television; New Television, Episode 501. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_82660BEF3E494FCCA5BD82BBA5383E93
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