Howard Weinberg Presents, ‘Nam June Paik & TV LAB: License to Create’ at Anthology Film Archives


This feature-length documentary chronicles the role of seminal video artist Nam June Paik in the formation of the TV LAB, the experimental division of New York public television station Channel 13/WNET. Between 1972-84 the TV LAB represented an invaluable resource for artists, experimental filmmakers, and documentarians, providing access to equipment, fostering a collaborative community, and nurturing innovative imagery on television. Boasting a blue-screen ChromaKey studio, video synthesizers, and a digital time base corrector, the TV LAB played a huge role in the development of video art, as well as independent media journalism. Influencing the creation of both MTV and ‘reality television,’ TV LAB changed the way we see television and the world. Exploring the collaborative collisions of the TV LAB, this documentary sheds light on a fascinating era in the history of television, through the prism of one of the giants of 20 th century video art.

Howard Weinberg is a veteran documentary filmmaker who was Founding Producer of The MacNeil/Lehrer Report and Executive Producer of THE DICK CAVETT SHOW. He has produced series and segments for numerous programs including BILL MOYERS’ JOURNAL, ASSIGNMENT AMERICA WITH STUDS TERKEL, and 60 MINUTES. Weinberg previously directed TOPLESS CELLIST: CHARLOTTE MOORMAN (1995), a documentary profile of the performance artist who was Paik’s longtime collaborator. Buy Order Cheap Pills online online online