M2002.131.83 | TV Channels Multiply
TV Channels Multiply
2001, 21st century
Graphite on paper
43.2 x 35.4 cm
Gift of M. Serge Chapleau
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Cartoon (19139) , culture (162) , Drawing (18637) , drawing (18379)
Keys to History
Despite all his entertainment options and fancy new-fangled technology, this man has come to the same timeless conclusion that many TV watchers often come to -- "Nothing much on tonight."
Technological innovations that spawned new consumer products -- satellite dishes, specialty channels, VCRs, DVD players, etc. -- have helped keep this trend going at the end of the 20th century.
In most homes, people generally watch TV in the living room.
TV listing magazines have been around since the 1950s, whereas VCRs became popular chiefly in the 1980s.
According to statistics from 2000, Quebeckers spend an average of 20 hours a week in front of the television.