Attitudinal change on Love Connection. Is it generational?
This could be the first time most Americans are exposed to the dating and partner selections for Gay and Lesbian couples—both on TV, and in real life. The new Love Connection takes a huge step forward, ahead of its time, having mixed race and gender dating contestants on national television. This was unthinkable 10-years ago. It may still offend more conservative people. The enthusiastic, young, in-studio audiences had no trouble with it. It may signal an attitudinal change by the younger generation. It remains to be seen how it plays out with the general public.
The original Love Connection was also ahead of its time in 1983 with “reality television”. That was way back when Quick Tally Interactive Systems began replacing applause meters on TV shows. The winner, as determined by applause meter, was the contestant that received the loudest noise from the audience. Results were measured by decibels, not votes. At the time it was the only way to instantly determine a winner.
At about that same time, Quick Tally pioneered real-time, accurate, verifiable audience voting. It was used for the first time on TV on America’s Funniest Home Videos. Audience Response Voting Systems have since become a generic staple at meetings and on TV.
Quick Tally Interactive Systems is honored to have been part of this groundbreaking program, supplying accurate instantaneous voting results.
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After graduating from New York University with a degree in Communications, Alan attended the New School for Social Research, Graduate School at N.Y.U. and the Master’s Program in Cinema at U.C.L.A. Following his service in the U.S. Army, Alan was employed by Doyle, Dane and Burnbach Advertising Agency. He worked in the U.S. and Europe in the feature motion picture production business. He was employed by Quick Tally Interactive Systems for one year prior to acquiring the company. He has owned and run the company for almost three decades and has pioneered in the manufacturing of ARS equipment and providing interactive event services. In addition to US State and Federal Government Agencies, America’s leading companies, associations and television networks, he has also worked for events clients in the EU, New Zealand, Hong Kong Thailand and Dubai.