History of Television


History of Television

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The long-running AFS History Of Television program makes a very logical step in 2022 as it in fact becomes a television show. On the last Monday of each month, author and television historian Amanda Reyes joins us to celebrate the work of native Texan film producer Aaron Spelling, who changed the way television operated beginning in the 1960s. We will showcase two original Spelling programs in each episode with critical and historical commentary. Episodes will stream free live on Austin Public Channel 10.

The fourth installment of the Spelling series will focus on his popular anthology shows THE LOVE BOAT and FANTASY ISLAND. We will play an episode of each with introductions and interstitial commentary about Spelling, his collaborators and the television production environment at the time these were made.

About Amanda Reyes: Classic TV lover, slasher fanatic, soap opera addict, podcaster, and stuffed animal collector. Editor of Are You in the House Alone? A TV Movie Compendium: 1964-1999. Listen to Amanda’s podcast Made For TV Mayhem wherever you find your podcasts or click here.

Join us one of three ways.

  1. Tune in to Austin Public Channel 10, either on your Time Warner-equipped cable television or on Austin Public’s web stream here.
  2. Tune into AFS’ YouTube channel for the live stream.
  3. Watch on Twitch here.

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