by K. COOPER
posted Jan 31 2014 1:14PM
THE BEST SUPER BOWL DOCUMENTARY YOU'VE NEVER SEEN (FEATURING BILL MURRAY, GROUPIES, AND BOB IRSAY BEING A JERK)
TVTV (Top Value Television), a group I co-founded, was a band of merry videomakers who, from 1972 to 1977, took the then-new portable video camera and went out to document the world. In those days, there were only three TV networks, using giant studio cameras, and no one had ever seen a portable camera stuck in their face, let alone one held by what Newsweek
called at the time "braless, blue-jeaned video freaks." Because the technology was so new, there were no rules about how to use it or what to make. TVTV used it to make format-bending satirical shows about whatever interested its members—from the 1972 Republican National Convention
to an award-winning expose of a 15-year-old jet-set guru named Guru Maharaj Ji, called "Lord of the Universe."