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...

The evolution of media

My grandfather grew up in the 1940s and lived through the evolution of media including print, television, computers, and the internet. He saw television evolve from black and white to color and the invention of the computer. We discussed how...

Sylvia Korson and Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp

Sylvia Korson: 2021-01-08 21:15:23 Sylvia Korson talks with her friend and old teacher about media, fandom, and feminism.

Oral History Project 1960s

This interview was with my grandparents about the 1960s and their experiences. They were both going through high school and college until graduation in 1968 and then got married in 1969.

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...

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

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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.

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...

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...

“The community was absolutely wonderful” – former parent of Santa Cruz Waldorf School, Lynnet McDermott
December 10, 2018 App Interview

Former parent, Lynett McDermott talks of raising her children in Waldorf Education in both Europe and America, her love of anthroposophical philosophy and the colorful festivals she enjoyed in the Waldorf community.

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...

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Adam Ward and Bert Ward

Bert Ward (66) and his son Adam Ward (34) reflect on Bert's life and love for customizing and improving things from sound systems to unicycles.

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...

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.

Television Role Models

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

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.