This television program was cablecast in Toronto and throughout Canada and the US from 1977 through 1980. It turned the camera onto the television audience, the viewing public, and represented their inner voice while they were passively watching "whatever was on when they turned their televisions on."
As one looked around the available channels, this was a very strange channel because it was so static (and who were these viewers?). This was a time before wireless remote controls. There were 24 channels on cable in Toronto in 1977. Viewers would switch channels using a 'set-commander,' a tethered switching device.
In prime-time in Toronto, between 8-10pm, 220,000 potential viewers would 'touch' Television's Human Nature on a nightly basis. The cable company, Rogers Cable, enthusiastically cablecast this television art work several evenings per week for over a year. It was later cablecast in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, New York and other cities throughout North America.
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