TV Man: The Search for the Last Independent Dealer Image
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  • Summary: Television archivist and author, Steve Kosareff's beloved childhood television set doesn't work. Is there an dealer left that can fix it? Thus begins a 1,000 mile odyssey to find one and, in the process, discover what happened to the once-mighty television set manufacturing industry.
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  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Sep 6, 2013
    70
    Charged by alternating currents of nostalgic bemusement and wistful melancholy, TV Man: The Search for the Last Independent Dealer evinces all the amiable enthusiasm and discursive rambling one might expect from a do-it-yourself labor of love.
  2. Reviewed by: Annlee Ellingson
    Sep 5, 2013
    50
    The real treasure in "TV Man" is Kosareff's impressive collection of old print and television ads, archival footage and big- and small-screen clips illustrating TV-set culture.
  3. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    Sep 10, 2013
    50
    [Kosareff] backburners what's most fascinating (stories of former titans of the industry; segments discussing how shifting social mores impacted said industry, the key roles of women in the factories) and squanders a chance to discuss the larger implications.