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JEHAN CASINADER: The internet has robbed us of the magic of television

Jehan Casinader
Sat, 03 Oct 2020

Jehan Casinader
Sat, 03 Oct 2020
Election season reminds me of the magic of television.As a kid, I was obsessed with the drama and intrigue of a campaign. I looked forward to the debate nights and would record them on VHS, so I could watch them back later.Was I an unusual child? Absolutely. But to me, those debates felt more exciting than the Olympics. I always knew that television was special. At our family home in Lower Hutt, a chunky, square, analogue cube sat next to the fireplace – and it took just as long to light up.TV gave me a window on the world. I loved w...

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