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

Fifty years ago today, on Wednesday, February 12th, 1962, CBS and NBC broadcast an hour-long documentary titled “A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy” from 10-11PM. The special took viewers on an in-depth tour of the White House, emphasizing the restoration efforts spearheaded by Jacqueline Kennedy, and was capped by a … 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 →