The Forgotten Network

Friday, August 09, 2013

Transcript

Television viewers under a certain age think of the big three broadcast networks as having existed since the dawn of time. A misconception, of course - but largely because of what it omits. In TV's earliest days, there was also the DuMont Network, a pioneering enterprise that aired some of its era's most popular programs. Bob talks history with David Weinstein, author of book that chronicles the rise and fall of DuMont.

Guests:

David Weinstein

Hosted by:

Bob Garfield

Comments [2]

Jeffrey Thomas lundell from nyc

Dear Mr. Garfieid, thank you so much for talking about the "Forgotten Network." I sent a copy to my father WT Lundell. He remembers EVERYTHING!!!
In fact, my dad invented the helmet for Captain Video! He would love to talk to the author. Anyway that could happen would be a real thrill for a really interesting human being. My dad!! All the best ~ Rev

Dec. 30 2013 02:20 PM
BARBARA NECKER from Norwich, NY

I was a journalism major at NYU during the Great New York Newspaper Strike. Our school newspaper put out more editions to help fill the news gap locally. Don't know how much we helped, but at least the denizens of Greenwich Village had some access to city news.

Aug. 16 2013 08:31 AM

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