Portable Channel Meets Senior Citizens (1972)

Title

Portable Channel Meets Senior Citizens (1972)

Files

Streaming Media

Series Title

HOMEMADE TV

Main Credits

Producers: Bonnie Sherr Klein, Steve Manes, Dave Christoff

Additional Credits

Sanford Rockowitz

Description

[Original caption] Glimpses of old people as individuals rather than as social statistics. The program includes a 76-year-old woman baking strudel in her apartment, a birthday for the 98-year-olds, a conversation with elderly residents of a nursing home, and senior citizens putting together a variety show at a neighborhood center. This is the pilot program of an experimental series called Homemade TV. This series constituted the first example of cooperation between a video group using half-inch videotape equipment and a public television station, and serves as a model for the kind of programming that arts, cultural, and community organizations can produce on cable and broadcast television.

First broadcast on WXXI-TV, Rochester, New York in November 1972

Date of Production

11-1972

Format

Digital video

Original Format

1/2 inch open reel

Running Time

29:46

Color

b&w

Rights

© Portable Channel

Genre

Documentary

Object Type

Video

Medium

Magnetic videotape

Cataloger

Jessica Johnston

Portable Channel Meets Senior Citizens (1972)

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