No Updates This Week

  • January 25th, 2010 at 9:00AM
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Due to a personal matter I won’t be updating the site this week. I hope to resume daily updates on Monday, February 1st. Thank you for your understanding. While I’m away, why not take the time to read some articles you might not have gotten around to yet? Here are a few suggestions: “Joe and … Continue Reading →
Promotional Spot for Hootenanny and Lawrence Welk

Promotional Spot for Hootenanny and Lawrence Welk

Promotional spot for ABC’s Hootennanny and The Lawrence Welk Show. Continue Reading →

W2XBS Schedule, Week of November 5th, 1939

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s experimental station W2XBS in New York City for the week starting Sunday, November 5th, 1939, straight from the weekly television listings printed in The New York Times. Once again, sporting events opened and closed the week: football on Sunday and boxing on Saturday. In between there was another chapter of … Continue Reading →

Roddenberry’s The Questor Tapes Revived

Gene Roddenberry, famed creator of Star Trek, attempted many times to launch additional sci-fi television programs during the 1970s, resulting in a number of unsold television pilots that were aired as made-for-TV movies. Two of these, Genesis II and Planet Earth, were released through Warner Archive last year. A third, The Questor Tapes (originally broadcast … Continue Reading →

New Exhibit: Full Issue of 1949 Television Forecast

  • January 21st, 2010 at 9:58PM
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You can already read an entire 1948 issue of Television Forecast and now you can look through an entire 1949 issue of this early television guide in my latest exhibit: Full Issue of 1949 Television Forecast. I’ve scanned the entire August 20th, 1949 issue. Here’s the cover: Television Forecast, Volume 2, Number 16 (Whole No. … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: The A-Team #3

The A-Team #3 First Published May of 1984 Published by Marvel Comics Group I reviewed the first issue of Marvel’s short-lived comic book series based on NBC’s popular The A-Team back in August and the second issue in early December. With the trailer to the upcoming feature film version starring Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper … Continue Reading →

CBS Won’t Release Episodes of The Jack Benny Program (Updated)

Quite a few articles about this are popping up, including one from The New York Post and another from The Moderate Voice. All are based on a recent update to the International Jack Benny Fan Club website in which it is revealed that rights issues are keeping 25 episodes of The Jack Benny Program from … Continue Reading →

Update on Mothers-in-Law on DVD

When word broke that The Mothers-in-Law was coming out on DVD in late 2009, a lot of people were thrilled. The complete series (56 episodes) release from MPI Home Video was later pushed back to “second quarter” of 2010, according to TVShowsOnDVD.com. Earlier this month Kaye Ballard posted the following at her website: It looks … Continue Reading →