Thrills and Chills

New Spotlight: Thrills and Chills

My latest spotlight is about Thrills and Chills, an early TV series on the air in New York City from 1941 to 1946. It featured interviews with adventurers and films they had taken of their expeditions. Continue Reading →
A Year in TV Guide: October 24th, 1964

A Year in TV Guide: October 24th, 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 on The Man from U.N.C.L.E., football coach Sid Gillman, and actress Cathleen Nesbitt. Continue Reading →

CBS and Weigel Launching New Classic TV Diginet Called Decades in 2015

Decades, a new classic TV diginet from CBS and Weigel Broadcasting, will launch in next year. In addition to TV series, it will air feature films, made-for-TV movies, and archival content from CBS News and Entertainment Tonight. Continue Reading →
A Year in TV Guide: October 17th, 1964

A Year in TV Guide: October 17th, 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 on Lassie, actor Eddie Applegate, and the feud between TV reporters and newspapermen. Continue Reading →

NBC Cancels Sitcom Mission Control Before It Can Blastoff

NBC has cancelled its sitcom Mission Control, which was given a 6-episode order back in May and was expected to premiere as a mid-season replacement. Continue Reading →
A Year in TV Guide: October 10th, 1964

A Year in TV Guide: October 10th, 1964

A Year in TV Guide explores the 1964-1965 television season through the pages of TV Guide magazine. This week I’ll examine the October 10th, 1964 issue, which included articles on The Rogues, instructional television, and the Olympics. Continue Reading →
Review: How to Write for Television (1946)

Review: How to Write for Television (1946)

My review of Doug Allan’s 1946 book How to Write for Television, which includes very little information on actually writing for TV but several complete scripts for programs aired in 1944 and 1945. Continue Reading →
A Year in TV Guide: October 3rd, 1964

A Year in TV Guide: October 3rd, 1964

A Year in TV Guide explores the 1964-1965 television season through the pages of TV Guide magazine. This week I’ll examine the October 3rd, 1964 issue, which included articles about the presidential campaign, Mia Farrow, and Jill St. John. Continue Reading →