1939 Radio

Saturday, January 13, 2001

We all know that TV is mind numbing. Try watching 12 at a time. For a week straight. OK don't. You might not have time for NPR, let alone meals. Also, you'd just be copying Jack Lechner, who wrote about his television immersion in the book "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You: One Man, Seven Days, 12 Televisions." Given Mr. Lechner's willingness to give up his life for the media, we at On The Media thought it would be interesting to ask Mr. Lechner to listen to 18 hours of radio taken from 1939. Caution: Your results may vary.

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