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Watching TV in the 1990s

A New Exhibition

From O.J. Simpson to The Simpsons, from Jerry Seinfeld to Jon Stewart, watching television in the 1990s tapped into a snappy, skeptical, and confidently self-indulgent era.   The 1990s was the last decade of a media world in which television sets still occupied a central role across generations of viewers, who were usually watching television at home.   Watching TV in the 1990s captures the era with a new exhibition now playing at the Museum of Broadcast Communications at 360 North State Street in Chicago. The exhibition will reconnect visitors with that pivotal decade in American television history with images, videos, artifacts, frequent public conversations and thoughtful narrative displays and pop music of the era.   Television in the 1990s provided one final decade of the traditional shared viewing experience for everyone: in news, entertainment, and overall popular culture.   Check out the large collection of Beanie Babies from Ty, The Simpsons collection of games, dolls and other promotional items, political campaign buttons and memorabilia, a Touch Tone phone and video games. Test your 1990s triva skills and see if you remember how to do the Macarena.  Get ready for a lot of fun!   Several Saturday afternoon public programs will be presented throughout the long-running exhibition (with no closing date). The live streamed programs in the Comcast NBC Universal Center will examine television, music, politics, sports in the 1990s as well as fads and fashion of the era.     Watching TV in the 1990s was curated and written by MBC Curator Walter Podrazik, co-author with Harry Castleman of Watching TV: Eight Decades of American Television. MBC Television Archivist Steve Jajkowski, Production Manager Dylan Klauke and Exhibit Designer Peter Rangel created the exhibit, under the leadership of Jarrett Nathan, Chairman the MBC Exhibit Committee. Paul Kuritz provided valuable research.    
MUSEUM OF BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS
        360 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654-5411  P. 312-245-8200      Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) © 2017   All rights reserved.©  
 Museum of Broadcast Communications was made possible thanks to a generous grant by:
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Watching TV in the

1990s

A New Exhibition

From O.J. Simpson to The Simpsons, from Jerry Seinfeld to Jon

Stewart, watching television in the 1990s tapped into a snappy,

skeptical, and confidently self-indulgent era.

  The 1990s was the last decade of a media world in which television sets still occupied a central role across generations of viewers, who were usually watching television at home.   Watching TV in the 1990s captures the era with a new exhibition now playing at the Museum of Broadcast Communications at 360 North State Street in Chicago. The exhibition will reconnect visitors with that pivotal decade in American television history with images, videos, artifacts, frequent public conversations and thoughtful narrative displays and pop music of the era.   Television in the 1990s provided one final decade of the traditional shared viewing experience for everyone: in news, entertainment, and overall popular culture.   Check out the large collection of Beanie Babies from Ty, The Simpsons collection of games, dolls and other promotional items, political campaign buttons and memorabilia, a Touch Tone phone and video games. Test your 1990s triva skills and see if you remember how to do the Macarena.  Get ready for a lot of fun!   Several Saturday afternoon public programs will be presented throughout the long-running exhibition (with no closing date). The live streamed programs in the Comcast NBC Universal Center will examine television, music, politics, sports in the 1990s as well as fads and fashion of the era.     Watching TV in the 1990s was curated and written by MBC Curator Walter Podrazik, co-author with Harry Castleman of Watching TV: Eight Decades of American Television. MBC Television Archivist Steve Jajkowski, Production Manager Dylan Klauke and Exhibit Designer Peter Rangel created the exhibit, under the leadership of Jarrett Nathan, Chairman the MBC Exhibit Committee. Paul Kuritz provided valuable research.