I'm really excited to share a sneak peak at two of the animated sequences in TV Family. These sequences introduce the different thematic segments of the documentary, and there are five of them. They were made by Phillip Niemeyer at Northern-Southern
, who (lucky for me) is also a big fan of the graphic design work and art done in the 50s and 60s by William Golden and Ben Shahn. Original music in both is by Carlos Cooper.
The first is "The Family Sought," which investigates how NBC selected the Robertsons as the subject of Story of a Family, and how the program fit in postwar discourse on the family and TV.
The second is "The Real Story," in which the Robertsons discuss how the special distorted and omitted aspects of their lives.