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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 1 - From One Channel to One Hundred Television (Full Length Episode) – 2010 Documentary Arts/Culture

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 1 - From One Channel to One Hundred

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2010 Documentary Arts/Culture

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People love New Zealand and they love the stories. They have a real joy and celebration of it. I’m convinced about that.
– Marcus Lush
The novelty of it all was fascinating and we had people who stood outside the shops in the pouring rain, under the verandas, watching for the whole four hours of transmission each night.
– Dave Howell (technician) on television's arrival in Dunedin
It conveyed an overwhelming sense of lost innocence. On the night CHTV-3 was launched in 1961, viewers were introduced to the magical new medium by a continuity announcer exhibiting all the joie de vivre of a funeral director. He sounded almost apologetic for intruding into people’s living rooms...
– Karl Du Fresne in The Listener, 3 July, 2010