Film Critic David Thomson on the Evolution of Television

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David Thomson (Photo: Lucy Gray)

Widely regarded to be among the greatest film critics, David Thomson has written over two dozen books on movies.  But in his latest book, "Television: A Biography," the cinephile surveys the six-decade evolution of television, examining specific episodes, programs and advertisements that highlight the medium's shifting influence on our perception of reality. We talk with Thompson about television’s early role as a family unifier, the effects of ever smaller and more portable screens, and why he thinks, when it comes to TV, “we are not in charge."

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David Thomson, film critic and historian; author, "Television: A Biography"

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