Boing Boing: 60s folk music motherload on Pete Seeger’s “Rainbow Quest” TV show

New-to-me, from Boing Boing: 60s folk music motherload on Pete Seeger’s “Rainbow Quest” TV show. “My friend Peter Sugarman recently pointed me to this amazing gem. In 1965-1966, Pete Seeger had a local NYC TV show called Rainbow Quest. On it, he would sing and play guitar and banjo and he would have guest on. The guest artists are like a who’s who of mid-60s folk music: Tom Paxton, the Clancy Brothers, Lead Belly, Richard and Mimi Fariña, Jean Ritchie, Bernice Reagon, Doc Watson, Buffy St. Marie, Johnny and June Carter Cash, and countless others.” All 38 episodes are available on YouTube.

TV News Check: WRAL Moves To Digitally Save Its Identity

TV News Check: WRAL Moves To Digitally Save Its Identity. “This Thursday, WRAL will announce a partnership with Eon Media, a Toronto-based tech company focused on artificial-intelligence video streaming solutions, that will generate boundless access to the station’s archives. The vast cache of now metadata-encoded video — amounting to half a million hours’ worth of content, according to Accarrino — will soon be made easily available to not only the WRAL newsroom, but also the general public.”

TVB Europe: Canal Plus to turn 11,000 hours of tape archive into streaming content

TVB Europe: Canal Plus to turn 11,000 hours of tape archive into streaming content. “Canal Plus is working with Iron Mountain Entertainment Services (IMES) to digitise 11,000 hours of archive content for use on its streaming platforms. The broadcaster’s tape archive, totalling approximately 500,000 tapes, has been in the care of IMES since 2002.” Canal Plus is a French television channel.

Commercial-News: Quick receives broadcast pioneer award

New-to-me, from Commercial-News: Quick receives broadcast pioneer award. “Doug Quick, retired TV weathercaster/news anchor, broadcaster, author and museum curator has been named Illinois Broadcasters Association’s 2022 W. Russell Withers Jr. Downstate Broadcast Pioneer…. Quick’s resume includes a 40-year career as commercial and industrial video voiceover talent, an author (Pictures on the Prairie: The First Ten Years of Mid-Illinois Television History) and created an online museum, Central Illinois’ On-Line Broadcast Museum …”

Artnet: Watch John OIiver Marry a Cabbage Live on TV to Capture the Absurdity of A.I.-Generated Art

Artnet: Watch John OIiver Marry a Cabbage Live on TV to Capture the Absurdity of A.I.-Generated Art . “While Open AI is researching responsible public deployment for the platform, Oliver and his show’s team took to Midjourney, one of many public-access A.I.s that have popped up recently, to demonstrate the power of the text-to-image phenomenon. And in the show’s consummately absurd fashion, they did this by envisioning a new Marvel protagonist named Roast Beef Superhero.”

Variety: Amazon’s Delay for ‘The Rings of Power’ Reviews on Prime Video Part of New Initiative to Filter Out Trolls (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety: Amazon’s Delay for ‘The Rings of Power’ Reviews on Prime Video Part of New Initiative to Filter Out Trolls (EXCLUSIVE). “Starting around the time of the launch of the distaff baseball dramedy ‘A League of Their Own,’ which premiered its full first season on Aug. 12, Amazon Prime Video quietly introduced a new 72-hour delay for all user reviews posted to Prime Video, a representative for the streamer confirmed to Variety. Each critique is then evaluated to determine whether it’s genuine or a forgery created by a bot, troll or other breed of digital goblin.”

Star of Netflix’s ‘How to Build a Sex Room’ says Pinterest removed her board about the series: ‘HTBASR is a sex-positive show’ (Yahoo Life)

Yahoo Life: Star of Netflix’s ‘How to Build a Sex Room’ says Pinterest removed her board about the series: ‘HTBASR is a sex-positive show’. “Melanie Rose is a luxury interior designer … who happens to have a passion for getting people in the mood. Rose hosts Netflix’s How to Build a Sex Room, a series in which she meets with people to discuss their intimacy issues, then gives a room in their home a sexy makeover…. But not everyone finds Rose’s work so straightforward. This week, Rose took to Instagram to share that a Pinterest board she’d been keeping with products, decorating ideas and other highlights from the show was removed by the platform.”

ZDNet: Want to search across all of your streaming channels? These two apps can help

ZDNet: Want to search across all of your streaming channels? These two apps can help . “Fortunately for us, there are some half-a-dozen applications and services that make it possible to easily search across over 100 streaming channels for our favorite TV shows and movies. That said, in my experience, only two of them, JustWatch and Reelgood, are good and mature enough to deserve your TV-watching time.”

Fielding Graduate University: Ring Camera Security Videos as Entertainment

Fielding Graduate University: Ring Camera Security Videos as Entertainment. “The use of Ring camera videos for a TV program is a clever marketing move by the company. It challenges existing social norms about security monitoring by classifying it as entertainment. What used to be invasive and creepy is now not only socially acceptable but downright fun stuff. Although scholarly evidence has shown that widespread surveillance leads to greater public approval, despite the rising threat to privacy, autonomy, and civil liberties, researchers have not yet examined the effect of surveillance as entertainment programming.”

Hyperallergic: Why One Organization Is Rushing to Digitize Decades of Broadcast Media

Hyperallergic: Why One Organization Is Rushing to Digitize Decades of Broadcast Media. “Today, [New Mexico Public Broadcasting Service] staff and volunteers are at the leading edge of digitizing decades’ worth of irreplaceable New Mexico-produced broadcast media via the New Mexico Public Media Digitization Project. The endeavor will preserve thousands of analog and digital media from the 1960s to the present and includes half-hour episodes, hour-long programs, and rolls of raw footage from five public television and radio stations across the state. The project, which will digitize more than 8,000 video and audiotapes, is expected to be completed later this year.”

Deadline: The Roddenberry Estate & Otoy Unveil First Immersive Roddenberry Archive Experiences, Multi-Year Roadmap To Preserve History Of The ‘Star Trek’ Universe

Deadline: The Roddenberry Estate & Otoy Unveil First Immersive Roddenberry Archive Experiences, Multi-Year Roadmap To Preserve History Of The ‘Star Trek’ Universe. “The Roddenberry Archive immersive experience and behind-the-scenes video logs are available for the public to view online at this link. These materials will be augmented with additional archive features throughout 2022.”

Laughing Squid: An Amazing Playlist of the Entire MTV ‘120 Minutes’ Catalog Featuring Over 2,500 Music Videos

Laughing Squid: An Amazing Playlist of the Entire MTV ‘120 Minutes’ Catalog Featuring Over 2,500 Music Videos. “Chris Reynolds put together an amazing video playlist featuring every alternative music video that was played on the classic MTV series 120 Minutes. The series first ran from 1986 to 2003 and was resurrected for a short time in 2011. This remarkable archive includes 2,512 music videos and was made with Tune My Music, a service that transfers playlists from other resources to YouTube.”