The Hunt for TV’s Lost Baseball Treasures

David B. Wilkerson has written a nice article at MarketWatch about missing television broadcasts of baseball games. The recent discovery of Game 7 of the 1960 World Series has, not surprisingly, brought a lot of attention to the topic. According to the article, the earliest existing complete broadcast is Game 6 of the 1952 World … Continue Reading →

Lamont Johnson (1922-2010)

Lamont Johnson, whose acting career was vastly overshadowed by his award-winning work as a director, passed away on October 24th at the age of 88. He started his career in radio and on stage before moving to film and television in the late 1940s/early 1950s, appearing in episodes of programs like The Loretta Young Show, … Continue Reading →

Alex Anderson (1920-2010)

Alex Anderson, who created Rocky and Bullwinkle and Dudley Do-Right, passed away on October 22nd at the age of 90. An earlier foray into television, Crusader Rabbit, was the very first animated television series, broadcast in syndication beginning in 1950. Anderson partnered with Jay Ward to produce Crusader Rabbit and the two later collaborated on … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: The Deputy, “Evening Primrose”

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 →


DVD Tuesday: The Bionic Woman, Ironside

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 →

Barbara Billingsley (1915-2010)

Actress Barbara Billingsley, whose portrayal of June Cleaver on Leave it to Beaver helped set the television standard of the wholesome, suburban mother, passed away yesterday at the age of 94. A largely unsuccessful film career in the late 1940s and early 1950s led to minor roles on television programs like The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse and … Continue Reading →

Missing: “Alan King’s Pleasures of Rome”

I was contacted earlier this month by Ranjit, who is trying to find a copy of a 1977 ABC television special titled “Alan King’s Pleasures of Rome,” in which actor/comedian Alan King took viewers on a trip to the capital of Italy, touring the Vatican and visiting St. Peter’s Basilica. He also stopped by the … Continue Reading →