The Entangled History of TV Technology and TV Diversity

4:35pm - 5:05pm on Saturday, October 3 in Online

Jennifer Armstrong



Every entertainment medium reflects its technology—its delivery system. But no medium’s content has reflected its changes in technology as much as American television has. Who viewers see on screen has always been closely tied to how they’re getting their TV content. I’ll offer a quick tour of TV’s 70-year history that shows how changes in technology have caused diversity to wax and wane over time in surprising and telling ways.

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