The Channel Hour With J. C. Kaelin is J. C.'s weekly 2 Hour 11 PM-1 AM late night Saturday cable TV show broadcast on the Hudson County Cablevision network and 24/7 online, where you can see and hear some of the great audio and video treasures in the multimedia archives of MediaOutlet.com! Since its premiere in March of 2008, each month a new episode airs for 4 Saturday nights in a row on all Cablevision's Hudson County New Jersey public access channels (check your cable guide for the public access channel for your Hudson County community), and it's archived online for the whole world to see in streaming video at ChannelZeroNYC.com! We look forward to your joining J. C. each and every Saturday night at 11 PM for two hours of audio/visual wonderfulness (and anytime at all at ChannelZeroNYC.com!).


The Channel Zero Hour Epi. 54: 1984!

This episode, designed to be a useful primer for our dystopian times, features 1984 (1956), starring Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave and Donald Pleasence in a winning adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian novel NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR, Orwell's chilling vision of his near future (and our present!). It's backed up by the testimony of two further features:

DESPOTISM (1965), an Encyclopedia Brittanica production in collaboration with Yale University on how to recognize where one's society falls on the scales of democracy and despotism, of respect and power, and:

GREAT AUTHORS: ORWELL (1987), a dramatic reading of passages from Orwell's SUCH, SUCH WERE THE JOYS about his experiences at St Cyprian's School (renamed Crossgates in the essay) of being cast out, mistreated, misunderstood and bullied for possessing exactly the personal attributes that made him a great and good person.

All this, with appropriate PSAs from back-in-the-day as commentary on our here-and-now, with an opening and closing theme from the NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR episode, starring David Niven, of the 1949 NBC UNIVERSITY THEATER OF THE AIR literary college Course radio series! #NinteenEightyFour #GeorgeOrwell #EdmondOBrien #MichaelRedgrave #DonaldPleasance #Novels #Dystopia #DystopianNovels #Literature #EnglishLiterature #Movies #Film #Despotism #SuchSuchWereTheJoys #StCypriansSchool #NBCUniversityTheater


*Premiered And Archived Saturday, November 2, 2019

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