There's been an addition to the Observatory lately, one that's so old, it's new again to us — broadcast television. There's been an addition to the Observatory lately, one that's so old, it's new again to us — broadcast television. How, you ask, could The Observer not possess the ultimate machine of observation in our own home? It was a matter of attrition. After the changeover of the broadcast signal to digital last decade, our big ol' black box with the chrome rabbit ears on top couldn't receive TV channels anymore (thanks, Obama!). But it was still fine for watching our library of movies and shows on DVD, and, yes, videocassette. So, we coasted for a few years in self-imposed TV broadcast isolation. And though we missed...
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