ABC opens up its TV archives in Retrospect

These days it’s all UHDTV and digital downloads, but it wasn’t always like that. It used to be all black and white around TV land, a fact the ABC is now showing off.

That clip is via the ABC’s new digital series, Retrospect, which, according to its brief,

“is a show that romps through the vast ABC News archive for the interesting, the important and the quirkiest events shown on ABC Television since 1956. Retrospect is a chance to look back and reflect… sometimes in wonder, and sometimes shaking your head.”

As a keen student of history and technology — and TV is clearly a technology that’s shaped the way that Australia lives, breathes and communicates — I find this kind of material endlessly fascinating.

Source: ABC News Twitter

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