New Television; New Television, Episode 605; Desire, Inc.
Part of New Television Workshop.
Lynn Hershman's "Desire, Inc." documents a media experiment she created using advertisements featuring a bleached-blonde model, which played with media and cultural fantasies of women. This story comes out slowly through narration by Hershman, the advertisements themselves, the diverse responses of viewers, and interviews with the model, Marion Grabansky. Approximate date: 1990
- New Television
- New Television, Episode 605
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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 Lynn Hershman’s “Desire, Inc.”
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- Television advertising
- Women in mass media
- Hershman-Leeson, Lynn, 1941-
- Film and Television
- Publication Information
- WGBH Educational Foundation
- Chicago: “New Television; New Television, Episode 605; Desire, Inc.,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 13, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AB3F4C2F573B4784984F305417FED4F1.
- MLA: “New Television; New Television, Episode 605; Desire, Inc..” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 13, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AB3F4C2F573B4784984F305417FED4F1>.
- APA: New Television; New Television, Episode 605; Desire, Inc.. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AB3F4C2F573B4784984F305417FED4F1