DVD Tuesday: Soldier of Fortune, The Lucy 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 →

Leslie Nielsen (1926-2010)

Canadian actor Leslie Nielsen passed away today at the age of 84. Although known today for comedic films like Airplane! and the Naked Gun series, he spent the first decades of his lengthy career playing mostly dramatic parts, the bulk of them on television. During the 1950s he appeared in dozens of programs, including Actor’s … Continue Reading →

Me-TV Launches Nationally December 8th

Back in June of 2009 I wrote about a pair of television stations in Chicago owned by Weigel Broadcasting that broadcast a variety of classic television programs. The stations, WWME-CA and WMEU-CA, use the branding MeTV and Me Too (they can be seen as digital subchannels of Wiegel’s WCIU-TV as well). Weigel also operates WBME-TV … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: Kukla, Fran and Ollie, The Six Million Dollar Man

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 →

William Self (1921-2010)

William Self, who produced dozens of television programs during his 15 years working at 20th Century-Fox Television, passed away on November 15th (Monday) at the age of 89. In the mid-1940s he began acting in movies, although the bulk of his acting credits at the Internet Movie Database are uncredited. In the early 1950s he … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: Mister Ed, Perry Mason

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 →

Coleman Jacoby (1916-2010)

Scriptwriter Coleman Jacoby, who together with partner Arnie Rosen helped create some of Jackie Gleason’s most celebrated characters, passed away last month (October 20th) at the age of 95. In 1950, Jacoby and Rosen began writing for DuMont’s variety series Cavalcade of Stars, hosted by Gleason. The pair developed characters like Reginald Van Gleason III, … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: Angel, Scooby-Doo

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 →