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2019
Aug
24
 
 
This day in 1955 marked the last telecast of the CBS sitcom My Little Margie...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
23
 
 
On this day in 1992, CBS introduced the drama 2000 Malibu Road...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
23
 
 
This 1935 Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers movie is one of the all-time great musicals – and the perfect example of how the genre combatted the Depression by allowing moviegoers a chance to escape to a world where everyone was glamorous, and sophisticated, and about to fall in love. Oh, and the music… There’s so much to love here, but let’s just mention three words: “Cheek to Cheek.” Or two words: this film’s title song.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
23
 
 
Tonight’s scheduled guests include Michael Smerconish, the CNN host who had me on his SiriusXM show once to talk about my Platinum Age of Television book, and knocked me out with both his enthusiasm for and knowledge of deep-dive TV history. So I expect whatever questions Maher throws at him here, he’ll be well prepared.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
23
 
 
Ever since the Lord invented small towns, some percentage of young folks born in those towns have had a hankering to get out...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
22
 
 
SPECIAL PREMIERE: It’s been 40 years since PBS began presenting one of TV’s original DIY home repair series. It also seems like 40 years since I’ve started redoing my own old house – but I digress. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
22
 
 
Tod Browning’s 1932 movie is amazing – so strange, and singular, that it sticks with film students when I show it to them in classes even today. It’s about the so-called “freaks” at a circus sideshow, and the clear moral is that the “normal-looking” humans, for the most part, are the actual monsters. These “freaks,” by contrast, form a loving, loyal, and protective family. One of us! One of us!
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
22
 
 
On this day in 1988, NBC debuted Later, a half-hour talk show created by Dick Ebersol to follow Late Night with David Letterman...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
21
 
 
On this day in 2005, HBO presented the finale of Six Feet Under, considered by many to be one of the best series wrap-ups in TV history...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
21
 
 
There’s been another Sharon Horgan sighting, which means we need to brace ourselves for a comedy wherein some parts get incredibly sad...