For Immediate Release
May 2, 2000


NEW YORK, NY - MAY 2, 2000 - EMMY Award winning TV veteran and video artist Paul Dougherty today announced the launch of a the broadband video Web site TV nook, at This unique site showcases several of Dougherty’s short works, drawn from museum collections and his library of stylized media parodies. The launch capitalizes on the growth of high-speed Internet service, which will enable individuals to deliver viable television content over the web.

Dougherty invites visitors to to sample "InterProbe" for an off-kilter "launch video" promoting a mock global-village cable network and "Time Capsule" for a breezy send-up of the 1980s.

TVnook stands at the vanguard of "TV with personality," offering a personal vision that blends commercial and idiosyncratic styles. According to Dougherty, "the exploding ranks of auteurs - video authors and publishers — will be the defining aspect of the audio-video Internet. ‘Indie’ sites create a place for individualistic viewpoints typically associated with fine arts and literature, as opposed to mainstream television."

TVnook's initial offerings feature several examples of Dougherty's work, some drawn from the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. One such item is "Frankie Teardrop," the seminal punk video listed in the Top 100 of Rolling Stone's "Book of Rock Video" and described by the Village Voice as a "masterpiece of the music video genre" - a format Dougherty pioneered before the emergence of MTV. Dougherty's earliest videos put the music front and center, whereas his later works tend toward satirical collages drawn from broadcast archives.

Dougherty honed his impressionistic, often surreal vision working with prominent video artists such as Bill Viola and Nam June Paik and with maverick film auteurs Sam Peckinpah and Tim Burton. His extensive resume includes one-man shows at New York's Kitchen and London's ICA, and archival editing work on A&E Biographiesof Hillary Clinton and George Wallace. Dougherty was one of the original editors on "Pee Wee's Playhouse." His new media assignments range from projects for Time-Warner's Interactive Television trials to more recent work for

For more information, and to sample Paul Dougherty’s work, visit and

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CONTACT: TVnook, Paul Dougherty, 212/505-7376,