News organizations depend on our uncritical consumption of such stories as the Boston Marathon bombing and on their ability to manipulate our emotions through carefully selected imagery, sound bites, and the testimony of victims, bystanders, and “experts” of all kinds, in order to sell the products that are advertised during the coverage of such tragic spectacles.
The excited anticipation on the train was palpable. It was June 1951 and RCA is transporting a group of journalists from New York to Washington DC. Gen. David Sarnoff chairman of RCA and founder of NBC has scheduled a press conference to demonstration and unveil his new color television system.
TELEVISION PIONEER’S NOTEBOOK
Bob E. Harris is the name.
Television is my game.
And a fascinating one it has been for the past 67 years. I entered the field in 1948, the same year that Milton Berle, comedian, and Ed Sullivan, Broadway columnist, did.