DVD Tuesday: Thriller, The Judy Garland Show

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 →

Nielsen Top Ten, March 26th – April 1st, 1973

Here are the first ten programs from the twenty-ninth week of the 1972-1973 television season, which ran from Monday, March 26th, 1973 through Sunday, April 1st, 1973. Bill was once again kind enough to send me the Top Ten programs and their Nielsen ratings for the week. Not surprisingly, the 45th Annual Academy Awards (broadcast … Continue Reading →

Jackson Gillis (1916-2010)

Prolific scriptwriter Jackson Gillis, who wrote dramatic scripts for dozens of television shows over the course of four decades, passed away on August 19th at the age of 93. Prior to his television career, Gillis wrote for radio. According to his Internet Movie Database entry, his first television work was a November 1952 episode of … Continue Reading →

New Article – “My World and Welcome To It”

I’m not sure if My World and Welcome To It, which aired on NBC during the 1969-1970, can be considered a “popular obscurity.” Quite a number of people remembering watching it, and have fond recollections of the show. Following its cancellation it won two Emmy awards, which may have led to some embarrassment at NBC. … Continue Reading →


Edward Kean (1924-2010)

Edward Kean, who served as chief writer for NBC’s The Howdy Doody Show and also helped write the show’s theme song, passed away on August 13th at the age of 85. Kean is said to have written some 2,000 episodes of the long-running children’s show, which premiered on December 27th, 1947. He left in 1955 … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: The Patty Duke Show

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 →


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