FOX to Air 25th Anniversary Special April 22nd

Yesterday, FOX announced that its two-hour 25th anniversary special (aptly titled “FOX’s 25th Anniversary Special”) will be broadcast on Sunday, April 22nd from 8-10PM. Previously, it was scheduled to air on April 1st. According to a press release, the special “will celebrate the shows and the stars of FOX’s 25-year history, from its earliest days … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: Here Come the Brides, Here’s Lucy

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: Hazel, That Show, Underdog

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 →

50th Anniversary of Mercury-Atlas 6

Fifty years ago, at 9:47AM on Tuesday, February 20th, 1962 John Glenn’s Friendship 7 blasted off from Cape Canaveral. NASA’s Mercury-Atlas 6 mission was underway. At least 60 million viewers were glued to their television set according to Broadcasting [1]. Some 135 million would watch at least some of the network coverage that day [2]. … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: David Susskind Show, Doctor Who

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 →

50th Anniversary of A Tour of the White House

Almost 25 million viewers joined the First Lady for “A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy” aired on CBS and NBC on February 12th, 1962. Continue Reading →

Jerry Lewis as The Jazz Singer Comes to DVD

On Tuesday, October 13th, 1959 at 9:30PM the second installment of Lincoln-Mercury Startime was broadcast on NBC, starring Jerry Lewis in an updated version of “The Jazz Singer” — his first dramatic role on television. Broadcast in color, the hour-long program was never repeated. Yesterday, Inception Media Group released the program on DVD, cobbled together … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: Laramie, Police Woman

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 →