- 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.
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.
[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.
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