Inspired by and produced during a conference hosted by the Center for Twentieth Century Studies at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, this collaboration between Paper Tiger and MATA (Milwaukee Access Television Association) includes presentations by numerous scholars including John Caughie, Hillary Radner, Annie Goldson and Dee Dee Haleck. This group represents what was then the new wave of television studies, with its basis in theory and affect of television rather than in administration and production like many already well founded television and film departments. Drawing on theory from such fields as literary studies, film studies, and political science this small group within the academe of media studies brought new excitement and change to how TV is taught and viewed. Short presentations are given on various aspects of this (then) new way of analyzing television, ranging from exploring the pleasure one draws from TV what it is to teach television studies, from the value of public access to the geographical “front of pedagogy” in television studies. Along with this highly interesting content, the programs creative construction features experimental editing, several original songs about television, and even excerpts from industry made instructional videos. This program is a highly entertaining documentation of the shift that was taking place (and which has continued to this day) from practice-based media studies to theory-based media studies. With media professors from around the world. Produced at a workshop at the Center for Twentieth Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and MATA (Milwaukee Access Television Association).
1988 TRT: 28 minutes #144