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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #240 on: January 04, 2013, 11:43:20 PM »
wait... WHAT??

http://blog.sfgate.com/nov05election/2013/01/02/how-will-al-jazeera%e2%80%99s-acquistion-of-sf-based-current-tv-affect-stars-granholm-and-newsom-video/
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #241 on: March 06, 2013, 11:27:44 AM »
Jon Stewart to take 3-month leave from the Daily Show to direct a film...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/mar/06/jon-stewart-daily-show-directing-debut
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #242 on: March 22, 2013, 10:27:27 PM »

Recently in another thread, someone wished for Magnum PI.  It's being
broadcast at some point during the week (I don't know the exact
schedule) on COZI-TV, another one of those "retro" channels.  Over the
air it's 11.2, a subchannel of KNTV.  Dunno if it's being carried by
the local cable monopolies.
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #243 on: March 23, 2013, 09:23:19 AM »

Recently in another thread, someone wished for Magnum PI.  It's being
broadcast at some point during the week (I don't know the exact
schedule) on COZI-TV, another one of those "retro" channels.  Over the
air it's 11.2, a subchannel of KNTV.  Dunno if it's being carried by
the local cable monopolies.

I have Comcast digital and it's on Ch. 186 in SF. It's owned by Comcast/NBC/Universal and it's their attempt at a Me-TV type thang. Some of the stuff they show is positively ancient, like "Tales of Wells Fargo" and "Sherlock Holmes", but there's also "Magnum", "The Bold Ones" and such.
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #244 on: March 23, 2013, 08:46:23 PM »
I have Comcast digital and it's on Ch. 186 in SF. It's owned by Comcast/NBC/Universal and it's their attempt at a Me-TV type thang. Some of the stuff they show is positively ancient, like "Tales of Wells Fargo" and "Sherlock Holmes", but there's also "Magnum", "The Bold Ones" and such.

And Lassie!

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of the Fall and Out Of Africa, as well as some of the Hope and Crosby "Road" pictures.

There's another nostalgia channel,  Retro TV, which used to be at 38.5
and moved to 42.4, which I can't get.
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #245 on: March 25, 2013, 09:41:29 AM »

Recently in another thread, someone wished for Magnum PI.  It's being
broadcast at some point during the week (I don't know the exact
schedule) on COZI-TV, another one of those "retro" channels.  Over the
air it's 11.2, a subchannel of KNTV.  Dunno if it's being carried by
the local cable monopolies.

That was me.  Thanks, I will look for it.
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #246 on: March 25, 2013, 10:24:18 PM »
That was me.  Thanks, I will look for it.

Happened to catch the promo spot tonight.  It's on Thursdays starting at 8pm.
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #247 on: March 28, 2013, 11:47:45 AM »
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« Reply #248 on: March 30, 2013, 03:52:41 PM »
That was me.  Thanks, I will look for it.

Happened to catch the promo spot tonight.  It's on Thursdays starting at 8pm.

Thanks again Diskhead, and welcome to the club.

I recorded all four episodes, and actually watched the 10 o'clock ep in real time.  It was AWFUL!!!  It was the "Simon and Simon" cross-over episode (remember Simon and Simon?), and had a cursed tiki doll.  Just terrible writing.  But I remember that episode as being bad originally, so I'm not turned off by that bad experience.  And, on the positive side, Morgan Fairchild was the bad "guy".  Evil Morgan Fairchild is rocks!

ETA:  I speelled Disckhead wrung.  Soo me.
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« Reply #249 on: March 30, 2013, 04:22:12 PM »
ETA:  I speelled Disckhead wrung.  Soo me.
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« Reply #250 on: March 30, 2013, 04:38:10 PM »
ETA:  I speelled Disckhead wrung.  Soo me.
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I googled that.  Well played, my friend.
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« Reply #251 on: March 30, 2013, 05:26:51 PM »
ETA:  I speelled Disckhead wrung.  Soo me.
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I googled that.  Well played, my friend.

Is that not the origin of your handle?
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #252 on: April 01, 2013, 10:55:57 AM »
ETA:  I speelled Disckhead wrung.  Soo me.
Oh, Blinding Light!
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I cannot see...
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I googled that.  Well played, my friend.

Is that not the origin of your handle?
I didn't need to google to know it was FS, but needed a little help on which record.  Is 'dischead' from them?  If so, which record?
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #253 on: April 02, 2013, 11:34:55 AM »
If you have BBCAmerica on your cable/sat menu, I highly recommend the great documentary by Vikram Jayanti,  The Agony and Ecstasy of Phil Spector, which they're showing tonite.  It was clearly the inspiration for the recent David Mamet HBO drama with Pacino and Mirren.  I remember seeing the docu at the Roxie 3 years ago and thinking, as I watched the interviews with Spector, "damn, Al Pacino should play him in the TV movie"... and less than 6 months later HBO announced the Mamet/Pacino/Mirren project.
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #254 on: April 02, 2013, 11:56:44 AM »
If you have BBCAmerica on your cable/sat menu, I highly recommend the great documentary by Vikram Jayanti,  The Agony and Ecstasy of Phil Spector, which they're showing tonite.  It was clearly the inspiration for the recent David Mamet HBO drama with Pacino and Mirren.  I remember seeing the docu at the Roxie 3 years ago and thinking, as I watched the interviews with Spector, "damn, Al Pacino should play him in the TV movie"... and less than 6 months later HBO announced the Mamet/Pacino/Mirren project.

We had free HBO this past weekend, and I recorded the Spector thing with Pacino et al. Will have to remember to grab this one as well.

Btw, BBC-America is becoming one of my fave channels, although I could do without them Americanizing their content so much. Except Star Trek: TNG. They can show that one as much as they want.
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