9 Apr 2017

Remembering those old TV and radio ads

From Standing Room Only, 12:34 pm on 9 April 2017

This month marks 56 years since the first television commercial was screened in New Zealand. To celebrate that event - if "celebrate" is the right word! - Nga Taonga Sound & Vision has selected, restored and posted more than 300 ads - TV, film and radio - in an online exhibition called Sellabration. Sarah Johnston, Client Service Co-ordinator for Nga Taonga Sound & Vision talks to Lynn Freeman about the exhibition, and take us back to the 1930s when Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage had to persuade the public that ads on radio should be allowed.