Marshall Kriegman
The Telephone Stories.
In 1980, Mr. Kriegman installed phone booths, which played five Telephone Stories, on various floors of the Whitney Museum of American Art as part of their  video program.
The two Telephone Stories below are excerpted from a 1980 National Public Radio interview in connection with the exhibition.
Airline Reservations (mpg - 3 minutes- 2.7 meg
In theTub (mpg - 2:20 minutes -  2.1 meg)
Kriegman Interview Excerpt about the art form. (mpg - 1.:20 minutes - 1.8 meg)

"A multiple Emmy Award-winning writer–director, he began his diverse career as a fiction writer, performance artist and video artist. In the 70s he performed at Franklin Furnace, the Kitchen, La Mamelle, Dance Theater Workshop and other performance venues. His specialty was performing in the dark under the performance persona Marshall Klugman and his last performance in the early eighties at DTW was entitled an "Evening of Stories and Tricks You Won't See Anywhere." His video narratives were shown at MOMA, Anthology Film Archives, the Kitchen and similar venues as well as broadcast on WNET and Alive From Off Center. He received numerous grants from CAPS, NYSCA, NEA, AFI and others for his video and performance work.

Kriegman was also know for being an early audio artist creating "The Telephone Stories" which were a series of radio plays for the telephone that were a very early instant on dial in art. In addition to being available on a special phone line, "The Telephone Stories" toured museums and galleries around the country after premiering at the Whitney Museum and later the High Museum and The Boston Institute of Contemporary Art.....He is the co-owner of East Hampton Studios and Wainscott Studios in the Hamptons, New York, where "It's a Big Big World" is produced."  Excerpted Wikipedia entry