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August 2022

TV Snapshots: An Archive of Everyday Life (Virtual Event)

August 25 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Made possible by the John H. Mitchell Television Programming Endowment Introduction by Maya M. Smukler (MA ’08, Ph.D. ’14), Archive Research and Study Center In this illustrated talk, Professor Lynn Spigel (MA ’84, Ph.D. ’88) will discuss her new book, TV Snapshots (Duke University Press), which examines snapshots of people posing in front of their television sets in the 1950s through the early 1970s. Like today’s selfies, TV snapshots were a popular photographic practice through which people visualized their lives…

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