Tag Archives: ACTV

Planting Shade Trees

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” – Greek Proverb My friend, Brad Rowland, just made Forbes magazine for his efforts at rural revitalization.  as “part landlord, part cheerleader and … Continue reading

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Video Echo, or Some Clips Never Die

So, um, when you made “Don’t Touch That Dial,” did you ever dream it would be an opening act for a feature film about Mr. Rogers? Because it was. It started as a video experiment, an idea inspired by the … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past, 1983 ACTV Academy Awards Edition

As I’ve pointed out for years now, the past just keeps on growing — in more ways than one. Not only do we constantly keep pushing the present into the past, but we’re forever finding forgotten tidbits from days gone … Continue reading

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Show Me the Video!

In my recent post about my love affair with ACTV in the 80s, I somehow included only one video you could view directly. As someone who believes in the storytelling principle “Show, don’t Tell,” that made little sense. So here’s a few tidbits from … Continue reading

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Dancing Lessons from God

“Unusual travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.” — Bokonon (AKA Kurt Vonnegut) Vonnegut’s phrasing there in Cat’s Cradle always delights me. It captures the whimsy and wonder of serendipity in shaping our lives, and not just in travel, either. So many … Continue reading

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Me and ACTV — an Affair to Remember

Intrigued by some independent films I saw on public TV, I started making short, little movies as a teen, using our family’s 8mm Bell & Howell camera. By high school, I passed off some of these films for major assignments, and earned a … Continue reading

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