Sunday, May 23, 2004

Television-Impaired XVIII

Also on NYC TV last night was a surprising show called Inside the Archives. Basically a slide show of images from the city's, well, archives, the program is a wonderful walk through historical ephemera, sites, and sights. With an occasionally intrusive electronic music soundtrack, the show airs images for 10 seconds a snapshot, and there's also an e-commerce tie-in, as you can order images online. Were it not for the music, lack of historical information and captions, and irritating countdown ticker at the bottom of the screen, this program would be priceless.

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