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Technology & Culture
(…in media, sports, entertainment & politics)



Technology & Culture

“Apple Rising”

1976-1985

Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak
build start-up company; help
launch PC revolution.

Technology & Advertising

“The iPod Silhouettes”

2000-2011

Apple’s dancing figures
change culture; send company
into music biz & big money.

Music, Marketing, Technology

“Start Me Up”

1995

Bill Gates uses a
Rolling Stone’s tune to
launch Windows 95.


Politics & Television

“Nixon’s T.V. Speech”

Checkers-1952

Endangered VP candidate
discovers the “magic”
of television.

Home Video Technology

“Disney’s Movie Vault”

1984-1999

Disney studios first resisted
home video sales, fearing 
devaluation of classic films.

Books, Film, Video

“The Bourne Profitability”

1980-2007

How Jason Bourne & Co.
became a worldwide
business empire.

Technology & TV News

“Ted Turner & CNN”

1980s & 1990s

Media pioneer shakes up
news & entertainment biz
using new technology.

Technology & Culture

“Apple, Rising”

1976-1985

Two guys in a
garage help launch
the PC revolution.

Radio Technology & Sport

“Dempsey vs. Carpentier”

July 1921

First radio broadcast of big
boxing match & huge audience, points up giant new business. 

Sports, Technology & Media

“All Sports, All the Time”

1978 – 2008

The history of ESPN and
the rise of the “all-sports”
cable television business.

Advertising & Music Videos

“Madonna’s Pepsi Ad”

1989

A Madonna television ad
& related music video
stir controversy.

Politics & Television

“The Kefauver Hearings”

1950 – 1951

Televised Senate hearings
boost political fortunes of
Senator Estes Kefauver.

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