Nielsen Top Ten, November 27th – December 3rd, 1972

Here are the first ten programs from the twelfth week of the 1972-1973 television season, which ran from Monday, November 27th, 1972 through Sunday, December 3rd, 1972. There were a total of 61 programs broadcast during the week and The Los Angeles Times published the complete Nielsen report on December 13th, 1972. All in the … Continue Reading →

W2XBS Schedule, Week of December 3rd, 1939

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s experimental station W2XBS in New York City for the week starting Sunday, December 3rd, 1939, straight from the weekly television listings printed in The New York Times. Unlike the previous week there was no Tuesday broadcast (the station regularly aired no programming on Mondays and Tuesdays). The only sporting events … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: Man from Atlantis #3

Man from Atlantis #3 First Published April 1978 Published by Marvel Comics Group At the end of issue #2, which I reviewed in October of 2009, poor Mark Harris was helplessly strapped to an operating table, a mind-controlled Dr. Elizabeth Merrill standing over him with a scalpel in her hand, ready to dissect him for … Continue Reading →

Rare Footage from 1975 Star Trek Convention Surfaces

This is truly fascinating. Richard Portnoy shot the following footage in August of 1975 at the Star Trek Chicago ’75 Convention with an 8mm camera. It was the first time the entire cast of Star Trek had reunited in front of fans. Between 15,000 and 16,000 were on hand for the convention, held from August … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: Adam 12, My Three Sons

Every Tuesday I take a look at obscure and/or classic television programs, specials, miniseries or made-for-TV movies being released on DVD. For the record I consider anything broadcast prior to 1980 to be classic or else there wouldn’t be much to discuss. The releases referred to in these posts are encoded for Region 1 use … Continue Reading →

Broadcast Log for NBC Saturday Night at the Movies, Season One

A log detailing every episode, every repeat and every pre-emption during the first season of NBC Saturday Night at the Movies (1961-1962). Continue Reading →

Q & A: Can You Identify These Shows, Part 7

I get a lot of e-mails from people asking me about television shows, made-for-TV movies or miniseries they remember from years or decades past. I try to answer each question as best I can but often recollections are hazy at best and thus impossible to identify, despite my best efforts. Hopefully, by posting these questions … Continue Reading →

Nielsen Top Ten, November 20th – November 26th, 1972

Here are the first ten programs from the eleventh week of the 1972-1973 television season, which ran from Monday, November 20th, 1972 through Sunday, November 26th, 1972. There were a total of 58 programs broadcast during the week and The Los Angeles Times published the complete Nielsen report on December 6th, 1972. After two weeks … Continue Reading →