Saturday, August 24, 2013

Kevin Spacey on the Future of TV

I have not posted here since April. I have been busy obviously.  Kevin Spacey gave a speech that was fairly transformational in its enthusiasm. I have been noticing for a while how scripted TV series are coming to dominate Netflix and the Netflix model has grown to dominate what one would guess to be the future of television. There is a lot to say here about the change that no doubt will come to pass. But let me give the floor to Mr. Spacey for now:

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bruce Hornsby and the Range - Way It Is

Don't you believe them...

Bruce Hornsby and the Range . This is possibly from Friday Night Videos that was often hosted by Paul Shaffer. I am fairly certain it is not from David Letterman.
After listening to Julian Lennon's new song, Someday, I was surprised to see this one pop up on a videotape I was transfering. To me they have similar meanings. Don't lose faith in the future.

Standin' in line marking time
Waiting for the welfare dime
'Cause they can't buy a job
The man in the silk suit hurries by
As he catches the poor old lady's eyes
Just for fun he says, 'Get a job'

That's just the way it is
Some things'll never change
That's just the way it is
Ha, but don't you believe them

Said, 'Hey little boy you can't go
Where the others go
Cause you don't look like they do'
Said, 'Hey, old man how can you stand
To think that way
Did you really think about it
Before you made the rules?'
He said, 'Son

That's just the way it is
Some things'll never change
That's just the way it is'
Ha, but don't you believe them

Well, they passed a law in '64
To give those who ain't got, a little more
But it only goes so far
'Cause the law don't change another's mind
When all it sees at the hiring time
Is the line on the color bar
But who knows

That's just the way it is
Some things'll never change (right)
That's just the way it is
That's just they way it is, it is, when you're waiting.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Ttime Moovie - J Carsn

Art Fern

Two censorships made by network, I think. We're going into the ____house and I think after Quaker Puff Fire.

Teresa Ganzel who replaced Carol Wayne.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sarah Mclachlan A&E performance and interview



Repeat of the performance in the interview segment as a stand alone clip:

Sarah Mclachlan had always been someone I liked. After watching this interview I loved her just for her smooth way of handling this interview. She is private but yet open. She does a wonderful job of not telling what each song is about despite the interviewer's passive aggressive questions about song meaning.  I think his technique can be summed up as "We agreed beforehand that I would not ask these types of questions but it is all that I have. So by actually telling the audience that I agreed not to ask these types of questions, I can actually ask the question by putting you on the spot without actually asking the question." :) At the beginning of the interview he asks her if she is in the camp of not wanting to talk about song meaning, and later he admits in the interview that he already knows this saying he had agreed not to talk about individual song meaning. Sigh. Oh, I am very happy to have the interview and very happy to have the acoustic performances, but this A&E show need not have died. It could have worked as a morning show. But there are about 10 minutes of commercials before this spot, in one block. It is an awful strategy, I would think. Had they simply cut down the amount of commercials, they would probably have had a bigger audience and made up for the lack of commercial time with ratings. This show was sort of like Breakfast with the Advertisers who bring you bits of elegance, trust us, it will be here soon. Sarah is elegant, that is for sure.

Sonya Live - the private parts :)

hmmm, ok  I'll take your word for it. Not really convincing but I'm just a production assistant..

Dr. Sonya Friedman of Sonya Live CNN answers the question, what they heck do people talk about before doing promos. Just let me make it clear, I have plenty of nerve endings.


Backhaul feed CNN - Jeanne Moos - UN 1/10/91

Accidental pun in file title but funny considering the subject below.

I think all of my backhaul vids are dated before the first Gulf War. CNN scrambled its backhaul feeds after this due to security concerns. During the Gulf War a protester managed to get into the studio from a tour and cause havoc. Security concerns from this and war reporting in general probably caused them to scramble things.

Jeanne Moos:
This is a the best biography I could find. I think it is interesting that Jeanne Moos is such a ground breaking female reporter yet I cannot find a whole lot on her.

She is a great reporter. She is excellent in this clip but  it is Jeanne Moos, being "very careful."  I was trying to date this report and could find no fact of substance at all to search on. This is the nature of what the CNN 24 hour news cycle brought to the art of news reporting. The live feed was and is all the rage. And what it brings is a fear of reporting something inaccurately. With live updates and the emphasis of beating the other networks to the story (in this case mostly just the nightly news on the regulars) there is little time to fact check. There are strained resources because of the demands of coming up with 24 hours of programming. These kind of non-informational reports are standard today across all realms of instant news reporting. I only found by researching another clip.

Contrast this to any article or report that teaches you everything you need to know about a subject. I know they can be found because I come across one once in a while. Everything is put into context. There is not assumption on the part of the report that the viewer has all the facts up until this moment. I could go on and on about what is entertaining and gains ratings, and what is education and gains understanding, but I am not a great reporter. :)

Take a look at that giant ring. She was WAY ahead of her time. :)

I waded through a lot of tapes of feeds today before I found this one which was interesting to me. I found a show with Lou Dobbs but they cut out the sound between on air conversation so, while it is interesting to see him work back in the day, nothing much of his personality comes through and a lot of the clip is dead time.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Betty White - J Carsn 1986

CeNN more backhauls: Jan, Norma and an analist all walk into a bar

Pre Gulf War Analyst:

Norma Quarles:

Jan Hopkins:

CeNN - Jan Hopkins Dollars and Cents from Michael DeVore on Vimeo.

George Harrison VH1 interview clips: Cloud 9 era.

George Harrison interviews by VH1,  one of those VH1 themed weekends. This coincided with "Got My Mind Set on You" release.

Dav Lttrman 1986-1

When I recently rewatched this clip taped in 1986, I believe, the thing that stuck out most had nothing to do with the show itself, but the intro. The World Trade Center intro was a standard for so many years. It is as familiar as any show intro I can remember, except possibly Hawaii 5-0 :)  Yet, as well as I knew it, I was still unprepared to see it again.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

J. Carsn 1986

1986 maybe

CNN Backhaul Feed 1991- Stuart Varney - Your Money

"The Varner is Here!"  Stuart Varney, now on Fox Noise I think, did some amazing work over at CNN, well according to the Fox site. Apparently he was instrumental in setting up CNN's business desk. I'll just take the word of Fox just because I have never done it before and it sounds like fun. :) Here are some clips from what looks like a typical day for Varney in 1991. First he decides to quickly tape the interstitial clips for the weekend Your Money show despite the fact that he apparently has an upcoming live spot. He also tapes a promo. Then I post 3 live spots. An assistant asks if Varney is cold in the studio. His reply is kind of humorous. Also at the beginning of one of these clips notice the line he uses coming into the studio. You can see he is incredibly good at reading copy. Nothing phases him. And he definitely is a likable guy.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Habitat for Humanity, Jimmy Carter, 2000

Southern Living Presents, Habitat for Humanity, Jimmy Carter, Jacksonville, Florida  probably September 2000

Monday, February 4, 2013

My Sister's House

This house belongs to my sister Charlotte DeVore. I am not sure exactly when this was taped but it must have been over ten years ago. My sister's previous house made Southern Living Magazine which was built and decorated by Phillip Sides. This house where she currently lives was remodeled and decorated by Phillip Sides. It was also featured in Southern Accents Magazine.

Monday, January 28, 2013

George Harrison, Interview 1987

George Harrison interview aired December 12, 1987 on the TV Show West 57th Street on CBS, this is my partial taping.

Below are two files that have the complete interview. By the way, my video begins with the most pompous ass in the history of my known television viewing career. These two files consisting of the complete versions just bury this complete and utter dick. :)  Even if what he says smacks of a slight aspect of truth, he is the most pompous ass in the history of my known television viewing career. This guy beats Fox News guys in pomposity. I kid you not. :)

Part 1

Part 2

Saturday, January 26, 2013

That Late You Think?

There are a few files left to finish out the Today Show coverage of John Lennon's murder. Thoroughness must be the sign of OCD or a librarian or an archivist.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Jane Pauley, Deadly Fame, and Hey Jude

Today Show, John Lennon, Part 2 with Jane Pauley, Tom Brokaw, David Marsh (Rolling Stone), David Lester (director), Laurie Kaye (RKO Radio), Barbara Graustark (Newsweek), and a gun that didn't kill John Lennon because fame did, Hey Jude!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Beginning: John Lennon Coverage 12-09-80 and CNN backhauls

This is the official beginning of my video blog in the form that it will be for quite some time. I had been previously experimenting, and then had no time. I will be posting a random mixture of things that I always thought should be archived. CNN backhaul feed - Jan Hopkins - Dollars and Cents (It appears she is a bit late to the set. Please excuse foul language but these things are what they are.) I watched many hours of backhaul feeds. I taped a lot of them to watch later. It is odd, but many of them tell a story or at least capture a moment. Like any moment in life that seems rather inconsequential, there seems to always be something to grab one's attention. I'm sure I like this stuff far more than anyone else, but that is my life. :) There is an odd thing that I noticed after watching business backhauls. Apparently, the computer feed for the business ticker was only on the desk of the on air personality. You can imagine how simple the computers were back then. I think that there was a rule that business "quotes" could not be run real time but the anchor could read them off the computer. That is why she has to look at her monitor to tell others the figures. I only guessed this after watching a lot of these. I further guess that the subscription for one computer was extremely expensive and that is why there is only one. This is the actual first time that I pressed play and record with the intent of archiving. There is a long story to this day and the day before. I will tell it some time. I am fairly certain this is a unique video that no one else has unless NBC kept an archive. I lost a lot of respect for news coverage this day and in the days to come. A life event had occured and the coverage was just... limp coverage.