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It’s Not TV: HBO, The Company That Changed Television: The Wasteland

22 July 2013 4:23 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Wasteland:

Television is a gold goose that lays scrambled eggs;

and it is futile and probably fatal to beat it for not laying caviar.

Lee Loevinger

 

When people argue over the quality of television programming, both sides — it’s addictive crap v. underappreciated populist art — seem to forget one of the essentials about commercial TV. By definition, it is not a public service. It is not commercial TV’s job to enlighten, inform, educate, elevate, inspire, or offer insight. Frankly, it’s not even commercial TV’s job to entertain. Bottom line: its purpose is simply to deliver as many sets of eyes to advertisers as possible. As it happens, it tends to do this by offering various forms of entertainment, and occasionally by offering content that does enlighten, inform, etc., but a cynic would make the point that if TV could do the same job televising fish aimlessly swimming around an aquarium, »

- Ricky

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New York Auditions at a Glance: Jan. 31-Feb. 21

29 January 2013 2:50 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The following "Auditions at a Glance"calendar conveniently organizes projects by the date and day-of-the-week that the projects' auditions are taking place, to help you schedule your plans. Click on any of the following links to see the casting and job notices related to the dates and project titles highlighted below. Thu. Jan. 31 • Az, CA, Nv & NY, Celebrity Cruises • Fireside Theatre, Two Shows, Singers, Wi • 'Good Television' • Hangar Theatre 2013 Season • Ogunquit Playhouse, Dancers, Me • Sacramento Music Circus, CA • 'Steep in Sorrow' • 'The Motherf**cker with the Hat' • Tuacahn Center for the Arts, Ut Fri. Feb. 1 • Fairfield U., 'Bemused', Ct • Fireside Theatre, Two Shows, Dancers, Wi • Hangar Theatre 2013 Season • 'Noir', NJ • Ogunquit Playhouse Season, Me, Principals/Singers • 'One Night with Janis Joplin', CA, Wi & DC • 'Porgy & Bess In Concert' & 'Master Class', Vt • Sacramento Music Circus, Singers, CA • 'The Motherf**cker with the Hat' Sat. Feb. 2 • Fireside Theatre, »

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New York Auditions at a Glance: Jan. 24-Feb. 14

23 January 2013 11:33 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The following "Auditions at a Glance"calendar conveniently organizes projects by the date and day-of-the-week that the projects' auditions are taking place, to help you schedule your plans. Click on any of the following links to see the casting and job notices related to the dates and project titles highlighted below. Thu. Jan. 24 • Ct, 'Life Could Be A Dream'• 'Honky' • Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival • 'Mary Poppins', B'way & Nat'l Tour, Singers • North Shore Music Theatre Season, Ma Fri. Jan. 25 • 'Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812' • North Shore Music Theatre Season, Ma • Potomac Theatre Project Season Sat. Jan. 26 • Fairfield U., 'Bemused', Ct Sun. Jan. 27 • 'Billy Elliot', Tour • Fairfield U., 'Serendipity', Ct • NJ, 'Sunday in the Park with George' Mon. Jan. 28 • Actors Theatre of Louisville, Ky • Fireside Theatre, Two Shows, Wi • 'Hello Dolly', Ct • 'Les Miserables', Ut • 'Mamma Mia!', Tour • Nyfa, Untitled Film • Ogunquit Playhouse, Me • Sacramento Music Circus, »

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Regional Auditions at a Glance: Jan. 17-Feb. 7

15 January 2013 1:36 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The following "Auditions at a Glance" calendar conveniently organizes projects by the date and day-of-the-week that the projects' auditions are taking place, to help you schedule your plans. Click on any of the following links to see the casting and job notices related to the dates and project titles highlighted below. Thu. Jan. 17 • Il, 'Cymbeline' • Il, Fireside Theatre, Two Shows, Wi • Nv, 'Jersey Boys', Singers • Nv, 'Jersey Boys', Dancers • Nv, Redken Las Vegas Hair Show Fri. Jan. 18 • Co, Colorado Shakespeare Festival • Mo, HotCity Theatre 2013 Season • Mo, 'Twelfth Night' • TX, Royal Caribbean Productions Sat. Jan. 19 • Mo, 'Twelfth Night' • Nv, Paul Mitchell Las Vegas Hair Show • Tn, Ga, Nc, Dollywood • Lane Bryant Plus Size Model Search Sun. Jan. 20 • Az, Royal Caribbean Productions • Mo, 'Twelfth Night' Mon. Jan. 21 • 'Donn Arden's Jubilee!', Nv • Il, 'Barnum the Circus Musical' Tue. Jan. 22 • Ut, 'Saturday's Voyeur' Wed. Jan. 23 • 'Chippendales Unleashed', »

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Regional Auditions at a Glace - Jan. 10-30

8 January 2013 2:44 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The following "Auditions at a Glance" calendar conveniently organizes projects by the date and day-of-the-week that the projects' auditions are taking place, to help you schedule your plans. Click on any of the following links to see the casting and job notices related to the dates and project titles highlighted below.Thu. Jan. 10 • TX, 'Camelot' Fri. Jan. 11 • TX, Houston Shakespeare Festival Sat. Jan. 12 • 'La Voz Kids' • Pa, 'Mame' • TX, Houston Shakespeare Festival Sun. Jan. 13 • 'La Voz Kids' • Pa, Stiletto Entertainment • TX, 'The Taming of the Shrew' Mon. Jan. 14 • Me, Theater at Monmouth 2013 Summer Season • TX, 'The Taming of the Shrew' Tue. Jan. 15 • Click here to search for auditions. Wed. Jan. 16 • 'Cirque de la Mer', CA Thu. Jan. 17 • Il, Fireside Theatre, Two Shows, Wi • Nv, 'Jersey Boys', Singers • Nv, 'Jersey Boys', Dancers • Nv, Redken Las Vegas Hair Show Fri. Jan. 18 • Co, Colorado Shakespeare Festival • Mo, 'Twelfth Night' • TX, »

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