Before television took over the airwaves, Rockefeller Center was home to the National Broadcasting Company during the golden age of radio. This promotional film from around 1948 chronicles the rise of the media company from a small collection of 20 affiliated stations, formed in 1926, to more than 170 stations two decades later. The 24-minute documentary, courtesy of the Prelinger Archive, introduces the network and goes behind the scenes at Rockefeller Center, peeking into the mail room, sound recording studios, and music library.
The Office was going to fail this year. Steve Carell as Michael Scott was the once-in-a-lifetime Lucy/Bunker/Tyler Moore kind of a marriage of character and actor that is at once original, groundbreaking, and spectacular. His absence this year meant the most potent, essential ingredient to The Office’s recipe for success was missing. Continuing the show without replacing that ingredient would make for a bland new series, but any substitute producers choose would inevitably change the show in a way that’s off-putting to most viewers. But here’s the thing: The Office came close to pulling the new recipe off.
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