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I was trying to find storytelling in the media. Do you know any TV or Radio shows that center around storytelling? And I don't meen like "that show had a good story." I meen like that uses storytelling as it's focus. If so when and where does it air? and How well does it do?
Thanks for the help.
Here in the United States not since the legendary broadcaster Paul Harvey past away has there been any major storytelling in the media. There may be some local areas that have some storytellers, but nothing major. Unless you want to count that most of our media news outlets are telling some pretty big stories. :-)
Thanks for reviving this discussion. I was surprised to see Garrison Keillor's Lake Woebegone tales not mentioned. The various P.B.S. stations in this area tend to broadcast him on Sat. evening and some do a repeat on Sunday mornings.
Neither Paul Harvey nor Garrison Keillor show(ed) affiliation with the average storyteller in the trenches as far as I can tell, but both produce(d) material almost any of us would be happy to claim as something we produced.
Good point Lois, how could I have forgotten about Garrison Keillor? Realizing that there is no broadcaster who affiliates with the average storyteller as you put it, but these two are probably the closest examples of storytelling on a national level radio broadcast.
At least so far, I have wanted to get into broadcasting for a long time so I am working on a plan to combine storytelling and broadcasting.
I like the Prairie Home Companion. It is lots of fun. And Paul Harvey told a good story. The Moth has come up a lot in the last year too, but it is to full of BEEEEPing to let me like it much. I would like to see a radio show or a TV show that is about Storytelling. I'm working on one, I think we need more then one.