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Law of the Plainsman is screening on UK TV

The American Western TV series Law of the Plainsman (1959-60) is being screened on weekday mornings by the UK satellite television channel Talking Pictures TV. The show, which starred Michael Ansara as a Native American Deputy Marshall called Sam Buckhart, was a spin-off from Chuck Connors’ popular Western series  34 more words


Parody: The New Not-stalgia?

You may recall a recent commentary from yours truly (because I’m the only contributor to this site) in which I discussed the concept of “ 1,277 more words

Television Spotlight

The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)

The inhabitants of the fictitious Walton’s Mountain in Jefferson County, Virginia depended on the lumber mill to make a living for generations.  The difficulties presented as The Great Depression tightened its grip forced the mill’s closing, driving many in the area to venture off far and wide in order to survive.   1,277 more words

Classic TV

Diginet Watch: The Nostalgia Channels

One of the more fascinating TV trends of the last several years was the rise of digital networks — subnetworks that exist on the digital tiers of affiliated local broadcast stations across the country. 593 more words

It's a Cannonball Christmas on Petticoat Junction

Some of you may not be familiar with the intricacies of Petticoat Junction, a situation comedy that originally aired on CBS from September 1963 to April 1970, so let me introduce you to one of my favorite escapes. 1,346 more words

Classic TV

Dave Plier: Chicago children's Christmas TV classics

Bill and Wendy are joined in the studio by our very own, Dave Plier! They talk about the history behind ‘Hardrock, Coco and Joe’ and it’s Asian looking Santa Clause, ‘Suzy Snowflake’, ‘Frosty the Snowman’, the theme songs, and more. 63 more words

Bill Leff And Wendy Snyder

How Would the 55-Year-Old "Dick Van Dyke Show" Rank Amongst Today's Shows?

This past Sunday, CBS aired two episodes of its 1960s B&W comedy classic The Dick Van Dyke Show IN COLOR.

Airing out of its venerable newsmagazine  414 more words

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