Q&A Interview with Tim Brooks

Tim Brooks is well known and respected in many areas of the media industry. Not only is he a leading researcher with a career in broadcast (CBS and NBC), agency (NW Ayer) and cable (Lifetime, USA Network), he is also deeply involved in music, especially early American music. His effort on behalf of lost early 20th Century African American recordings has earned him a Grammy Award as well as the reputation as one of the leading voices in audio copyright. Tim is also a prolific author of seven books including the reference book The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present
which he penned with co-author and fellow researcher Earle Marsh. In this fascinating five part interview, Tim talks about his background, the music industry, his work for the CRE, CTAM and offers some predictions for the next few years.

The five videos of the complete interview are as follows:

Subject                                    Length (in minutes)
Background                                      (4:30)
Copyright and the Music Industry      (6:57)
TV, Research, CRE                          (6:10)
Predictions, STB Data                      (6:02)
CTAM                                              (1:15)

Charlene Weisler interviews media expert Tim Brooks who talks about his vast media backgound in this fascinating 4:30 minute video:

Tim Brooks talks to Charlene Weisler about Copyright, its impact on media especially music and television and his efforts to showcase early African American music recordings which earned him a Grammy Award. This video is 6:57 minutes.

Charlene Weisler interviews Tim Brooks who discusses his work in TV Research and the CRE. This video is 6:10 minutes:

Tim Brooks offers some predictions about the future of media as well as some of his thought son Set Top Box data in this interview with Charlene Weisler. The video is 6:02 minutes.

In this final interview, Tim Brooks talks to Charlene Weisler about CTAM, his work there and the value of the organization. This video is 1:15 minutes:

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