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For the past several months, I’ve been researching the life of Lovett Fort-Whiteman. Here’s a short film I made about his eventual arrest and death in Stalinist Russia.

The Soviet Era of Television

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Guest:

Christine Evans is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests include Modern Eurasian mass culture and communications and play, leisure, and consumption. She’s the author of Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television published by Yale University Press.

Watch some Soviet TV!

KVN Final, 1964

Vremya news broadcast, 1977

Chto? Gde? Kogda? (What? Where? When?), 1982

Music:

Dramarama, “70s Tv,” Stuck in Wonderamaland, 1989.