Happy Holidays!

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Many thanks to my sponsors, contributors and more than 20,000 readers. A particular thanks to ITN Source for supporting our original analysis of the comeback for archive-based programs. Thanks also to the conference and workshop programmers who we have been so honored to work with. Publishing DocumentaryTelevision.com is a lot of …

Documentary vs Reality TV: Who’s Winning the ‘Battle of Google Books’?

Here’s a holiday trivia question: How frequently are ‘Documentary‘ and ‘Reality TV‘ mentioned in the vast library of Google-scanned books that were published between 1900 and 2008? When does ‘Documentary‘ peak? After 2000: Is there a vertical curve for references to  ‘Reality TV‘? For the surprising answers, check out Google Books Ngram Viewer And read the NY Times to learn …

Welcome

Welcome to DocumentaryTelevision.com, your new, free guide to the ever-changing business of factual television. I’m Peter Hamilton. Born in Melbourne, based in New York, and serving clients worldwide. Whenever I speak at industry conferences, attendees line up to express their thanks that someone is giving them ‘the hard facts’. Their gratitude has evolved into the mission of …