Image: The Documentary Group at #TVnext - Tom Yellin
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This was my favorite session.
I loved how Tom showed us that tv show themes keep repeating these four categories: Man of the House, Independent Woman, Misfit, Crusaders.
The Documentary Group produced America in Primetime, which goes into this topic.
The new Golden Age of television is now. In the expansive world of modern television, more groundbreaking shows are being created today than ever before. America in Primetime showcases this iconic American art form.
This series is structured around the most compelling shows on television today, unfolding over four hours and weaving between past and present. Each episode focuses on one character archetype that has remained a staple of primetime through the generations--the Man of the House, the Crusader, the Independent Woman and the Misfit--capturing both the continuity of the character, and the evolution. The finest television today has its foundation in the best television of yesterday.
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