Before Streaming Conquered the World

Jalen interviews his father, Rob, to discuss his life growing up with television. They talk about his first years of television watching, the impact of HBO, and what he misses about cable TV.

Our Lives Through Small Screens

Julia Concepcion (21) talks with her cousin, Christie Gee (42) about the different experiences they've had with television in their lives, diverse on-screen representation, and thoughts on television's future.

Jenny Rask Interviews dad Gene Rask about his life and growing up in Portland, Oregon in the 50's.

Jenny Rask Interviews dad Gene Rask about his family and growing up in the 1950's. Growing up with radio and then later on a few channels of Television. Gene remembers the shows he and his family listened to and eventually...

Television Role Models

I talk with my mom about her female role models from TV growing up in the ‘60s and ‘70s

How Television has Evolved Since the 1970s

I’m a mass communications major at Virginia Commonwealth University. I sat down with my mom to discuss how television has changed since she was growing up in the 1970s.

He Went to the Same Movie 6 Times!

Sasha Hoover and her father Curt Hoover talk about television and movies in the 70s and early 80s.

What Came Before Streaming, iPhones, and Social Media?

Kassidy Hudson (19) speaks with her grandfather, Bruce Kirsch (64) about how media and mass communications has changed in historic ways throughout his upbringing.

Lucas Galvez, gaining an insight from his great-grandmother, Diane Zukaitis, about the past.
November 22, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Oceanside, New York, Lucas Galvez (11) interviews his great-grandmother Diane Zukaitis (88) about the past, the future, and morals. Ms. Zukaitis shares stories about her daughter, her husband, and her parents. She...

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Claire McCoy and George Black

Claire McCoy (58) sits down with her father, George Black (86), to ask him about his experiences as an actor and his career as a professor in the theater departments of various universities.

Don't smoke, don't drink – a conversation with Grandpa Dave

Zack Zappone and his Grandpa Dave King sneak away during halftime of the football game to record a conversation about what life was like growing up in Spokane in the 1950s

Stone Tablets to Laptops: Communication in the 60s

Conducted by Sharaia Hughes, a sophomore Mass Communications major at Virginia Commonwealth University. Interviewed today was Moya Shifflett-James. This is a glimpse into the personal life of a woman growing up in the 1960s. Communication has changed greatly, from dating...

Nell Schneider #4, 7/12/21

Nell Schneider (6/18/1930-) talks with her grandson, Matthew Harrison, and her daughter (Matthew's mother), Sue Harrison, at her Glendale Wisconsin home. During this interview, Nell discusses World War II; the attack on Pearl Harbor; food and recipes; changes in technology...

The Change in this World

Since 1948 so much has changed... families have grown apart and so have communities. So much anger and distance is depicted on television that people believe that is the way that life is supposed to be. I’m earlier times and...

Media Technology

On thanksgiving day, I interviewed my father about media technology. This was really insightful because I got to learn a great deal about the evolution of media technologies and how ones life may vary depending on the media technologies they...

My mom was backstage at the Oscars for the most shocking moment in the history of the Academy Awards

“I don’t know what just happened,'' Jimmy Kimmel exclaimed after walking off stage after the conclusion of the 2017 Academy Awards. On January 5th, 2020, I, Tanner Mahon, age 15, interviewed my mother, Elizabeth Leonard, in Los Angeles, California. My...