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“There’s a good deal in common between the mind’s eye and the TV screen”*…

 

Not your correspondent… but might have been

It’s widely suggested these days that we’re in a “Golden Age of Television”… but hasn’t the history of the TV been one long Golden Age?

In case of fire, 82% of 20th Century Americans surveyed in the pre-Internet era would rescue the TV set. The other 18% would stay still watching the thing and ask, ‘What fire?’ America loved the magic box…

More glimpses of Americans and their tubes at “Found Photos: Mid-Century People Standing By Modern TVs.” Volume Two here.

* Ursula K. LeGuin

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As we tune in, we might recall that it was on this date in 1998 that Frasier set an Emmy record, becoming the first to take top honors for outstanding comedy series five years in a row (a record currently tied by Modern Family).  Frasier won a total of 37 Primetime Emmy Awards during its 11-year run, breaking the record long held by The Mary Tyler Moore Show (29).

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September 13, 2016 at 1:01 am

A place for every thing, and everything in its place…

 

Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli is the epitome of neatness.  His new book, The Art of Clean Up, takes everyday scenes of disorder and… well, orders them.

Readers can find more of Wehrli’s “chaos conquered” at Jeannie Huang’s nifty blog Jeannie, Jeannie— and see Wehrli’s tidiness applied to high culture in his Tidying Up Art books…

 

As we resolve to straighten up and fly right, we might recall that it was on this date in 1993 that that America’s favorite neat freak got his own show, when Cheers spin-off Frasier debuted on NBC.  Kelsey Grammar created the Frasier Crane character (in 1984) for what was supposed to be a short-arc as Diane’s boyfriend on Cheers.  But the character was such a hit that he became a regular, then anchored his own series for 11 years.  Grammar appeared in character as Dr. Crane on the NBC series Wings— and became the only actor ever nominated for Emmys for portraying the same character on three different series.

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September 16, 2011 at 1:01 am

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