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2020
Jul
8
 
 
This day in 1982 marked the last telecast of Police Squad!...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jul
7
 
 
On this day in 2009, cable's Sci Fi Channel changed its name to Syfy, and launched the series Warehouse 13...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jul
7
 
 
MOVIE PREMIERE: I’m not saying this is a good movie, necessarily – I haven’t seen it yet, only the promo reel – but it sure is odd enough to stand out. Premiering today as a Movie on Demand offering, it’s about a gathering of Elvis impersonators, one of whom may be an alien from outer space. But the weirdness of this film doesn’t stop there: The man playing CIA agent Townsend is someone known not as an actor, but as a former White House aide. Specifi
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jul
7
 
 
SPECIAL: There are two ways to watch this 80th birthday Ringo Starr celebratory music special, which is mounted to raise funds for a quartet of Ringo-chosen charities, including Black Lives Matter Global Network and The David Lynch Foundation. The first way, literally, is to tune at 8 p.m. ET to the former Beatle’s YouTube channel, where the charity telecast includes remotely distanced performances by Ringo Starr, his former bandmate Paul McCartney, as well as Dave Grohl, Sheila E., J
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jul
7
 
 
SPECIAL: Sixteen years after turning 64, Ringo Starr gets by with a lot of help from his friends, celebrating his 80thbirthday in grand, pandemically appropriate style. At 8 p.m. ET, AXS presents the exclusive cable premiere of Ringo’s Big Birthday Show, the charity event unveiled three hours earlier on Ringo’s own YouTube Channel, featuring performances from Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh and others. But AXS isn’t stopping there. Also shown today as part of i
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jul
7
 
 
Do you believe in coincidences?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jul
6
 
 
In 1963, Alfred Hitchcock made one of his undisputed classic horror films: The Birds, based on the short story by Daphne Du Maurier. Today, it would be relatively easy to flood the screen with menacing birds using CGI effects – but close to 60 years ago, Hitchcock pulled it off using animatronic replicas, hard-painted decoys, and lots and lots of actual live birds. The finale alone was an artful combination of 32 painted images and individually photographed shots. Tippi Hedren st
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jul
6
 
 
It’s also, given the rising awareness of racial inequality and tension, a perfect time to revisit this 1958 Stanley Kramer film. Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier play two convicts who escaped while chained together, and must work together in order to evade recapture. Adding to the drama: one of them is white, the other is black, and each of them carries his own prejudices against the other’s race.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jul
6
 
 
Four hours might seem like a long time to trace the history of how America finally and reluctantly granted women the right to vote. If so, just imagine how the passage of time felt to the women...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jul
6
 
 
This day in 1993 marked the last telecast of the ABC sitcom, Room For Two...