The TV on Film Project: before the medium became the message, it was on film

I’m excited to be hosting an industry  screening of rare 16mm films today at the Velma Rogers Theatre at Rogers’ headquarters in Toronto. Many thanks to Michelle Lomack and her PR team at Rogers for providing such a comfortable shelter from the storm! Looking forward to a fun gathering with industry folk, with the next screening in this series planned for the spring.
Two rare films are on display today: CBS’s 1972 “Have We Got a Fall for You” Fall Preview reel, featuring clips from M*A*S*H, Maude, The Bob Newhart Show and The Waltons, among their many hits that season. The second half hour is a 1961 network print of The Dick Van Dyke Show, complete with the original commercials and sponsor tags. All in glorious 16mm. Full report here later plus news on a new Canadian TV heritage initiative.

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