The year is 1966. Sgt. Barry Sadler's The Ballad Of The Green Berets claims the number one spot on the Billboard Top 100, the Ford Mustang is the most common car on the road, and Star Trek debuts on NBC one late September night.
But for Andre Blay, his co-founded venture in Stereodyne - the nation’s first eight-track and cassette duplication company - would forever imprint his role as the 'father of home video' with some radical new ideas for how consumers enjoyed Hollywood movies.
Blay's idea was simple. He wanted to bring the silver screen to the home screen. And today's wealth of content sources makes it difficult to imagine a world without an abundance of media, but Blay has been credited with being the "world’s first marketer of prerecorded videocassettes, creating today’s home video industry."