Bloomberg Radio On The Weekend
April 28, 2012 - 1130 AM New York
Bloomberg Radio Interview:
Phil Gries is the guest of Joe Franklin, and the discussion relates to the preservation of the early days of television. In an era of digital recordings, whether it is on you tube or your DVR, it seems unthinkable you canít go back and re-watch anything, anytime. But, it hasnít always been that way. So much of the early days of television no longer exists, having been erased or destroyed.
Phil Gries, growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950ís, and 60ís, audio taped thousands of hours off his family TV. Gries wired his reel to reel audio tape recorder to the back of his 1949 16Ē Andrea television set. He captured kidís shows, variety shows, news broadcasts, talk shows, and sports. His private daily mission in those days, long before video recorders, was to preserve, as best he could, everything he could. It turns out that thousands of his air checks represent the only known surviving TV broadcasts in existence, since most of the live and video-taped television broadcasts of the 1950ís, 1960ís and early 1970ís were erased, destroyed, or never recorded.
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