"Maybe you were a "Mad Men" fan, or you were addicted to "Breaking Bad", or you’re losing sleep over the fate of Frank and Claire. If so, then maybe you think that we’re in a golden age of television. For years, TV was considered the lowest of low art. Back in 1961, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Newton Minow, described television as a “vast wasteland.” There’s plenty of trash on TV these days, but also, some of the world’s finest work in video and film. The connection between high art and the origins of TV is the subject of a new book that accompanies an exhibition that is currently at the Jewish Museum in New York."