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New Television; New Television, Episode 309

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04/21/1987

1999 NTW Preservation master - New Television, Episode 309 (1987) - STEREO - I Do Not Know What It Is That I Am Like - Bill Viola


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Series
New Television
Program
New Television, Episode 309
Program Number

309

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 Bill Viola’s “I Do Not Know What It Is that I Am Like.”

Duration

01:30:02

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Rites and ceremonies
Natural areas
Animals
Video art
Experimental films
Topics
Film and Television
Contributors
Viola, Bill, 1951- ()
Citation
Chicago: “New Television; New Television, Episode 309,” 04/21/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8510CDD904914523939BEA3D7585C74F.
MLA: “New Television; New Television, Episode 309.” 04/21/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8510CDD904914523939BEA3D7585C74F>.
APA: New Television; New Television, Episode 309. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8510CDD904914523939BEA3D7585C74F
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