Screen Play: Chronoscope, 1951, 11pm

“Screen Play” is a collaged conversation that entangles complementary views on international politics during the Cold War, particularly in relation to Iran. The text is a direct transcription from the Longines Chronoscope television news program (1951–55), but the speakers’ words have been edited to bring them in dialogue with each other, emphasizing the program’s role in the manufacture of consent, as a sounding board for Cold War discourse, and as a precursor of today’s infotainment.

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