CBS Friday Night Movies Promo

CBS Friday Night Movies Promo

Promotional spot for The CBS Friday Night Movie. Continue Reading →

New Article: CBS and Psycho

  • April 29th, 2009 at 10:20PM
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I’ve been sitting on this topic for a long time now and finally got around to writing an article on it. So if you have a minute, take a look at CBS and Psycho. I think it makes for an interesting read: CBS planned to broadcast Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho in September of 1966. … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: Star Trek on Blu-ray, Mission Impossible

One certainly can’t consider Star Trek an obscure television show. The same goes for Mission: Impossible and The Waltons. But all three have DVD releases today: The Waltons – The Complete Ninth Season, Mission Impossible: The Sixth TV Season and the first season of Star Trek on Blu-ray. The first season of Star Trek has … Continue Reading →

Mickey Cohen’s Mike Wallace Interview Not Lost

As my status guide shows, the vast majority of the 72 episodes of ABC’s The Mike Wallace Interview are collected (and have been digitized) at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas. Several of those episodes exist solely on audio. However, one of the most controversial episodes, in which Wallace interviewed Mickey Cohen, … Continue Reading →
Maude Promo Spot

Maude Promo Spot

Promotional spot for Maude. Continue Reading →
Maude Fall Preview

Maude Fall Preview

CBS fall preview for Maude from 1972. Continue Reading →

Worthington Minor on Censorship: The Terrible Toll of Taboos

Here are some excerpts from an incredible editorial written by Worthington Minor. It was published in the March 1961 issue of Television Magazine [1]. In it he discusses censorship in television, using an episode of WNTA-TV’s Play of the Week, produced by National Telefilm Associates, as an example of what television can deliver when not … Continue Reading →

Almost But Not Quite: “Off the Wall”

An early draft of my Programs Cancelled Before They Aired article included a discussion of shows that were announced as part of a network’s schedule but then dropped before making it past the pilot stage. Eventually I decided to cut this section because it made the article even longer without adding all that much to … Continue Reading →