[OSList] Our World, 1967

Romy Shovelton romy.shovelton at gmail.com
Sat Nov 6 08:42:07 PDT 2021

Brilliant memories from 1967….. and wonder-full visions for 2027 or before……. Thanks Lucas. 😊

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> On 6 Nov 2021, at 13:19, Lucas Cioffi via OSList <oslist at lists.openspacetech.org> wrote:
> "This is our world.  5/7 ocean, 2/7 land.  135 sovereign countries.  The home of 3,400 million people, and tonight for the first time we can see right round our world from sunset to dawn by television.  Television stations in 14 countries all around the world have joined up to make one program, this program.  In 43 control rooms all round the world, production teams are monitoring and selecting the hundreds of pictures and sounds from 5 continents which will combine to make this historic program."
> That was the opening from the 1967 live TV program, Our World <https://youtu.be/s3LmQFt4pQc?t=41> which featured live footage such as a baby being born in Mexico, the Beatles recording All You Need is Love in London, subway construction in Tokyo, etc.
> I share this with the OS list because Harrison Owen raised the provocative question, "What would it look like if 8 billion people were in conversation?"  In the context of where we've come since 1967 with 400 million people watching that one highly produced program, maybe the question isn't so crazy after all.
> Sincerely,
> Lucas Cioffi
> P.S. - Here's some additional random info/context about the 1967 broadcast from Wikipedia...
> Broadcast[edit <https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Our_World_(1967_TV_program)&action=edit&section=3>]
> The opening credits were accompanied by the Our World theme sung in 22 different languages by the Vienna Boys' Choir <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna_Boys%27_Choir>.[7] <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_World_(1967_TV_program)#cite_note-EBU-7>
> Canada's CBC Television <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBC_Television> had Marshall McLuhan <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_McLuhan> being interviewed in a Toronto television control room <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_studio#Production-control_room>. At 7:17 pm GMT, the show switched to the United States' segment about the Glassboro, New Jersey <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glassboro,_New_Jersey> conference between American president Lyndon Johnson <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_Johnson> and Soviet premier <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premier_of_the_Soviet_Union> Alexei Kosygin <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexei_Kosygin>; since Our World insisted that no politicians be shown, only the house where the conference was being held was televised. National Educational Television <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Educational_Television>'s (NET) Dick McCutcheon ended up talking about the impact of the new television technology on a global scale.[1] <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_World_(1967_TV_program)#cite_note-CBC-1>
> The show switched back to Canada at 7:18 pm GMT. Segments that were beamed worldwide were from a Ghost Lake, Alberta <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberta> ranch <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranch>, showing a rancher, and his cutting horse <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cutting_(sport)>, cutting out a herd of cattle <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattle>. The last Canadian segment was from Kitsilano Beach <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitsilano_Beach>, located in Vancouver <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancouver>'s Point Grey <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Point_Grey> district at 7:19 pm GMT.[1] <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_World_(1967_TV_program)#cite_note-CBC-1>
> At 7:20 pm GMT, the program shifted continents to Asia, with Tokyo, Japan being the next segment. It was 4:20 a.m. local time and NHK <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NHK> showed the construction of the Tokyo subway <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_subway> system.[1] <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_World_(1967_TV_program)#cite_note-CBC-1>
> The equator was crossed for the first time in the program when it switched to the Australian contributions, which was at 5:22 a.m. Australian Eastern Standard Time <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_in_Australia> (AEST). This was the most technically complicated point in the broadcast, as both the Japanese and Australian satellite ground stations had to reverse their actions: Tokyo had to go from transmit mode to receive mode, while Melbourne <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melbourne> had to switch from receive to transmit mode.[2] <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_World_(1967_TV_program)#cite_note-AirSpaceMag_1996-2> The first segment dealt with trams <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W-class_Melbourne_tram> leaving the South Melbourne tram depot <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Melbourne_tram_depot> with Australian Broadcasting Commission <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Broadcasting_Corporation>'s Brian King explaining that sunrise was many hours away as it was winter there.[1] <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_World_(1967_TV_program)#cite_note-CBC-1> Two scientific segments, later on in the broadcast, were also included; one, presented from Canberra by the ABC's Eric Hunter showed experiments being carried out by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_Scientific_and_Industrial_Research_Organisation> (CSIRO) to extend the frequency of cereal crop cycles, while the second dealt with the Parkes Observatory <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkes_Observatory> tracking a deep space object.[8] <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_World_(1967_TV_program)#cite_note-ABC-8>
> The Beatles' sequence[edit <https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Our_World_(1967_TV_program)&action=edit&section=4>]
>  <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:All_you_need_is_love.jpg>
>  <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:All_you_need_is_love.jpg>The Beatles <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles> performing "All You Need is Love <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_You_Need_Is_Love>"
> As the broadcast took place at the height of the Vietnam War <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War>, the Beatles were asked to write a song with a positive message.[9] <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_World_(1967_TV_program)#cite_note-Twenty_Years-9> At 8:54 GMT the Beatles topped the event with their debut performance of "All You Need Is Love <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_You_Need_Is_Love>". The Beatles invited many of their friends to the event to create a festive atmosphere and to join in on the song's chorus. Among the friends were members of the Rolling Stones <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rolling_Stones>, Eric Clapton <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Clapton>, Marianne Faithfull <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_Faithfull>, Keith Moon <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Moon> and Graham Nash <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Nash>.[9] <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_World_(1967_TV_program)#cite_note-Twenty_Years-9>
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