Spotlight: Sierra

New Spotlight: Sierra

My latest spotlight is about Sierra, an NBC adventure series that ran for 11 episodes during the 1974-1975 season. Continue Reading →
Review: Telecast Magazine (Volume 1, Number 1)

Review: Telecast Magazine (Volume 1, Number 1)

My review of the very first issue of Telecast magazine — billed as “The National Television Picture Magazine” — from November 1949. Continue Reading →

87th Anniversary of 1st Long Distance Television Transmission

87 years ago today in 1927, AT&T demonstrated the first long distance television transmission and broadcast, between Washington, D.C. and New York City. Continue Reading →

Kyle MacDonnell Article Delayed

My article on Kyle MacDonnell has been delayed but will hopefully be published at the end of the month. Continue Reading →

First National TV Guide Published 61 Years Ago Today

The inaugural issue of the national version of TV Guide was published 61 years ago today on April 4th, 1953. On the cover was the newborn son of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball. Continue Reading →

March 2014: The Month in Home Media

Warner Archive released the pilot telefilm the ABC’s The Delphi Bureau on DVD in March 2014. Also, two new volumes from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson “Vault Series” were released on DVD. Continue Reading →

A Look at the Peabody Awards Collection

CBS This Morning featured a look at The Peabody Awards Collection during today’s broadcast. Take a look at some of the 90,000 items in the collection, including 2″ videotapes and 16mm kinescopes. Continue Reading →

Pioneers of Television Returns April 15th

The fourth season of Pioneers of Television premieres April 15th on PBS and will feature the following episodes: “Standup to Sitcom,” “Doctors and Nurses,” “Breaking Barriers” and “Acting Funny.” Continue Reading →