apexart :: Change the Channel: WCVB-TV 1972β€”1982 :: Images

Press images for Change the Channel: WCVB-TV 1972β€”1982
curated by Gary Fogelson and Michael Hutcherson at apexart
January 12 - March 5, 2011

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The WCVB-TV news desk, designed by Wyman-Cannan (Lance Wyman and Bill Cannan) in 1971.   Jabberwocky (1973) was a locally produced children's show and WCVB's first to be nationally syndicated. Shown above is Dirty Frank, the show's inquisitive and sloppy star.   Screening Room (1977) with Peter Hutton
Derek Lamb, Psychic Parrot (1977): a short film about a suburban couple dealing with the hysteria following a celebrity parrot's apocalyptic prediction.   The Baxters (1978): a sitcom about a typical American family dealing with important, and controversial issues. At the end of each episode a live studio audience discussed those issues with host Hubert Jessup and an expert guest.   Park Street Under (1979): a sitcom set in a fictional bar under the Park Street MBTA station. 36 episodes were shot between 1979 and 1980. Two years after it went off the air, a nearly identical program debuted on NBC called Cheers.
Robert Gardner   Cost of Living (1979), by Richard P. Rogers. A one-hour special intended to explore the issue of money in America. The lives of several individuals are examined in some detail in an attempt to uncover their feelings about making and using money.
Courtesy of Susan Meiselas
  Teenage Wasteland (1981), written and produced by Arnie Reisman. β€œIs juvenile crime out of control, or is juvenile justice out of control?" This one-hour documentary explores the facts, fictions, and emotions behind the question.
Robert E. Fulton III appears on Screening Room, 1979. Photograph by Robert Gardner.   BBI introduced WCVB to Boston through a series of ads that outlined their intentions, and explained who was behind the station.   Screening Room fan mail
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