Antenna’s reviewers address new reality and variety programming from MTV, PBS, Syfy, Lifetime, ABC Family, truTV, Comedy Central, TLC, and Travel Channel
Stephanie Sapienza, Project Manager at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), advocates for why the audio and paper materials of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB)’s radio collection – housed at the University of Maryland and the University of Wisconsin-Madison – need to be integrated online to maximize their usefulness for academic research.
The Tudors and Wolf Hall can actually tell us a great deal about how the early modern appears in contemporary popular culture, as well as how we engage with the historical past.
As season five of Downton Abbey airs in the U.S., Twin Cities Public Television’s rebranding efforts inspire an exploration of the expansive U.S. public television phenomenon.
What I mean by “transnational television co-production,” the tensions that shape it, and why I think it’s worth studying.
ESPN’s decision to distance itself from League of Denial suggest conflict between priding itself for probing sport’s cultural meanings while keeping the world’s wealthiest sports organizations in business.
PBS perhaps hoped that BBC1’s Call the Midwife could be their next big hit, following on from the success of ITV1’s Downton Abbey. Faye Woods contemplates the significance of Call the Midwife’s inability to match Downton Abbey’s ratings and buzz in the US.
PBS successfully transitions Downton Abbey from Miniseries to Drama Series by continuing to lean on the advantages afforded the former distinction.
Downton Abbey has proved to be a hit for PBS and its cultural significance is evident in the various ways its fans engage with the show and with the past it mediates for us.
The four part look at US television, America in Primetime, has been extraordinary, offered me new ideas, and left me reminded of the possibilities of the medium and with renewed thanks that I earn a living studying it.