Re: query: documentaries on history of TV

Gary Handman (
Mon, 22 Sep 1997 08:52:21 -0700 (PDT)


The best thing I've ever seen on TV was a Granada (I think) piece done in
the mid-80's (as you indicate). Like a lot of BBC stuff, it has never
made it into distribution... There's a newish PBS title on the history
of TV (one hour) called "Big dream, small screen." Haven't seen it myself.

ACCESSION: 37138786
| TITLE: Big dream, small screen
| PLACE: [Alexandria, Va.] :
| YEAR: 1997
| PUB TYPE: Audiovisual
| FORMAT: 1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
| NOTES: Title from cassette label.
| Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
| Written and directed by David Dugan ; producer, Alison Trinkl.
Narrator, Liev Schreiber.
| Tells the story of Philo T. Farnsworth, who is seldom credited
| for his inventive contributions although he developed and
| exhibited his television well in advance of his chief competitor.

Good luck!

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000