DVD Tuesday: Peanuts, Meet Corliss Archer

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 →

Fred Foy (1921-2010)

Announcer Fred Foy, best known for his work on the radio and television versions of The Lone Ranger, passed away yesterday at the age of 89. According to The New York Times, Foy began working at radio station WXYZ in Detroit in 1942, was an announcer for Armed Forces Radio during World War II, and … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: Best of Mayberry, The Virginian

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 →

Me-TV Launches Today

A few weeks ago I wrote about the launch of the national MeTV Network (Memorable Entertainment Television), which was supposed to take place last week on Wednesday, December 8th. Instead, it will launch today in an unknown number of cities. The SitcomsOnline.com News Blog has a little bit more information, including the news that MGM … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: Coronado 9, Gunsmoke

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 →

Higher Quality Batman Promotional Spot Available

Last month I posted dramatically higher quality fall previews for The Headmaster and The Interns. At the time I noted that this wasn’t something I’d be doing often. However, I do have a higher quality version of a Batman promotional spot that features Batgirl, featured in my article Batgirl and the Batman Phenomenon. Here’s a … Continue Reading →

Ted Sherburne (1919-2010)

Edward “Ted” Sherburne, who was at the helm of public television pioneer WGBH-TV when it went on the air in 1955, died last month (November 22nd) at the age of 91. According to an obituary published in The Charlotte Observer/Legacy.com, after being discharged from the U.S. Army in 1945, Sherburne worked at the Naval Special … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: Bonanza, The Dukes, Cheyenne

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 →