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TV Guidance Counselor Episode 105: Eric Green

Released Friday, 25th September 2015
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In this episode Ken welcomes writer/director Eric Green to the show.

Ken and Eric discuss Eric's documentary "Life on the V: The Story of V66", The mythical Billrica Mall, the early days of MTV, crowd funding, Ken's status as a serial micro-producer, being in the right place right time, the Cable explosion, the death of UHF, WBCN, moving from Radio to TV, The greatness of the Boston music scene, Extreme, leveling the playing field, filming music videos in your high school, Friday Night Videos, Dale Dorman, the rise and fall of Cable Access, the importance of access to production education, living in a world without instant gratification, getting listed in TV Guide, moving from videos to programs, Evening Magazine, the marriage of sports and rock music, the death of radio listeners, marathons vs. binge watching, spoilers, watching television as social event vs. watching television as social currency, the joy of Video Stores, physical media, archivists, how a year and a half can change the world, The Dropkick Murphys, The Basement Tapes, Karen "Duff" Duffy, Rods and Cones, The Rat, the changing face of local programming, generic "local" news, WCVB 5's "Chronical", Evening Magazine vs. PM Magazine, the evil nature of Infomercials, The Telecommunications Act of 1996, Til Tuesday, Elvira in Salem, MA, Ken's national television debut, Lollapalooza, Great Woods, Nirvana, WFNX, Amoeba Records, Jonathan Demme, Ted Demme, visits from Pete, Yo! MTV Raps, ALF, The Dana Carvey Show, Just the Ten of Us, Sketch Comedy and how watching TV together enriches a family.
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