A Study of Instruction in Television in Texas Senior Colleges and of Employee Qualifications Sought by Texas Telecasters Page: 37
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Harry 3« frsaaa introduced a "aeai-ad lib fonaat into his
television appearance with great •fleet.1' Truaiaa used a
jsialmum of written notes. and relied chiefly on e&tsaporan-
eoiis remarks whioh enlivened Ms address with spontaneity
and change of paee i0
seyaour S* Andrews, iflAP-TT*a first program director,
told a group of speech educators?
If you want to train speech students for tele*
vision, be sure those students learn Jiow to relet
in front of a group of people, or, at least acquire
the technique of appearing to be'at ease in front
of aa audience. * .As to the vole a, don't let then sound
like they*re doing platform readings oaks ttee®
realise that if they talk simply, naturally, like
your good radio announcers, thai they'll be all right
for television, and not before♦*i
Ivan thought sa pointed out in the proceeding section,
there la little need for thoee staff perforators who are
trained primarily aa aotors, yet the ability to act alght
serve aa something of a positive asset for the television
performer, In that there ia generalized agreement that a
sense of showmanship is needed for stieoass in television as
it is in all the entertainment fields,*2
Th© foregoing observations as to desirable qualities for
the television perforaer indicate that there are at least
five qualitlea that sight serve as a yardstick for measuring
10Xbld,. p. 73.
Statement by Seymour C. Andrews, Speseh delivered before
Convention of Southern Speech Association, Waco, Texas* April
i2Dttalap, o|>. olt.. pp. 81-67•
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