A Year in TV Guide: November 21st, 1964

A Year in TV Guide: November 21st, 1964

A Year in TV Guide explores the 1964-1965 television season through the pages of TV Guide magazine. This week’s issue included articles about NFL games on CBS, actor Jim Nabors, and actor Edward Andrews. Continue Reading →
History of the Fall Preview Special

Revised: History of the Fall Preview Special

After many delays, I’ve finally finished updating my History of the Fall Preview Special article, now with more information about the earliest fall preview specials and Saturday morning fall previews. Continue Reading →
A Year in TV Guide: November 14th, 1964

A Year in TV Guide: November 14th, 1964

A Year in TV Guide explores the 1964-1965 television season through the pages of TV Guide magazine. This week’s issue included articles about actress Cara Williams, actor Tony Franciosa, and sportscaster Paul Christman. Continue Reading →
Review: Radio and Television Mirror (July/September 1948)

Bookshelf: Radio and Television Mirror (July/September 1948)

My thoughts on the July and September 1948 issues of Radio and Television Magazine, as well as a few earlier issues from 1941 and 1942. The advertisements are of particular interest. Continue Reading →
A Year in TV Guide: November 7th, 1964

A Year in TV Guide: November 7th, 1964

A Year in TV Guide explores the 1964-1965 television season through the pages of TV Guide magazine. This week’s issue included articles about Nielsen ratings, actor Michael Burns, TV casting departments, and more. Continue Reading →
Earth 2 at 20: A Personal Appreciation

Earth 2 at 20: A Personal Appreciation

NBC’s Earth 2 premiered 20 years ago tonight. I was a huge fan of the show as a kid. Its cancellation after just one season had powerful impact on my life and played a role in the creation of Television Obscurities. Continue Reading →

October 2014: The Month in Home Media

The Super Globetrotters (NBC, 1979) and The Good Guys (FOX, 2010) were released on DVD in October, as well as more episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Continue Reading →

UCLA to Screen Light’s Diamond Jubilee Special from 1954

On November 9th, the UCLA Film & Television Archive is offering a free screening of the 1954 special “Light’s Diamond Jubilee” celebrating the 75th anniversary of the light bulb. Continue Reading →

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