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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #255 on: April 03, 2013, 07:09:29 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.
I agree.  I always thought TNG was pretty Shakespeareian, so it fits in a certain way!
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #256 on: April 16, 2013, 12:29:18 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.

That was me.  Thanks, I will look for it.

More Magnum: next Monday the channel currently known as G4 becomes The Esquire Network, and will be airing Magnum PI as well.  They'll also have The A-Team and Airwolf.

http://blog.sitcomsonline.com/2013/04/esquire-network-launch-schedule-tvgn.html
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #257 on: April 04, 2014, 01:14:15 PM »
So Dave Letterman is retiring next year.  That makes me REALLY feel old.  I was a big fan when he first came on the air, so long, long ago...
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #258 on: April 04, 2014, 03:28:21 PM »
So Dave Letterman is retiring next year.  That makes me REALLY feel old.  I was a big fan when he first came on the air, so long, long ago...

So was I, when I was 13 in the summer of 1982 and staying up late for the first time. Barefoot guitar maestro Hiram Bullock was in his band then.
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #259 on: May 07, 2014, 02:26:18 PM »
On Jeopardy! the other day, the easiest final Jeopardy ever!  The category was Album Covers, and the clue, "This band's eponymous first album featured a depiction of the Hindenburg disaster."

Even Alex mentioned it was easy.  Nobody got it wrong.
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #260 on: August 13, 2014, 02:28:33 PM »
Sunday nite, John Oliver coined a phrase. By Monday it was in the Urban Dictionary.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=calling%20dingo&defid=7870679
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #261 on: May 11, 2015, 10:43:04 AM »
apparently "Okie From Muskogee" made an appearance on Mad Men last nite. Cannot WAIT to watch that episode.
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #262 on: May 11, 2015, 07:24:11 PM »
apparently "Okie From Muskogee" made an appearance on Mad Men last nite. Cannot WAIT to watch that episode.

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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #263 on: June 04, 2015, 09:47:03 AM »
KTVU Morning News has a new feature on Friday Mornings -- Friday Traffic Jams.  Basically, they come up with a theme, and have viewers request tunes via social media.  Last week was 1975 (for the 1975 Dubs championship) and, in the segment I saw, they were playing "Why Can't We Be Friends" behind Sal's traffic report.  This week it's "songs that bring out the Warrior in you."

As lame as the song selections are likely to be, it's not a bad idea...
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #264 on: June 04, 2015, 09:50:56 AM »
KTVU Morning News has a new feature on Friday Mornings -- Friday Traffic Jams.  Basically, they come up with a theme, and have viewers request tunes via social media.  Last week was 1975 (for the 1975 Dubs championship) and, in the segment I saw, they were playing "Why Can't We Be Friends" behind Sal's traffic report.  This week it's "songs that bring out the Warrior in you."

As lame as the song selections are likely to be, it's not a bad idea...

It's like 10@10 with pictures!

Songs that bring out the Warrior... paging Scandal...
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #265 on: June 05, 2015, 09:22:29 AM »
KTVU Morning News has a new feature on Friday Mornings -- Friday Traffic Jams.  Basically, they come up with a theme, and have viewers request tunes via social media.  Last week was 1975 (for the 1975 Dubs championship) and, in the segment I saw, they were playing "Why Can't We Be Friends" behind Sal's traffic report.  This week it's "songs that bring out the Warrior in you."

As lame as the song selections are likely to be, it's not a bad idea...

It's like 10@10 with pictures!

Songs that bring out the Warrior... paging Scandal...

A little Kool & The Gang this morning, doing some celebrating...  Not sure about the inner Warrior thing, but understandable.  Sal is such a dork.
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #266 on: October 29, 2015, 09:11:48 AM »
"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" airs again tonight on ABC, 8 PM. 

A bonus cartoon called " "You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown," will be shown as well.

and look!  you can watch it today only online! (link expires today!)  >>
http://abc.go.com/shows/movies-and-specials/listings/its-the-great-pumpkin-charlie-brown
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #267 on: October 29, 2015, 10:42:39 AM »
"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" airs again tonight on ABC, 8 PM. 

A bonus cartoon called " "You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown," will be shown as well.

and look!  you can watch it today only online! (link expires today!)  >>
http://abc.go.com/shows/movies-and-specials/listings/its-the-great-pumpkin-charlie-brown

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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #268 on: November 09, 2015, 05:57:24 PM »
"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" airs again tonight on ABC, 8 PM. 

A bonus cartoon called " "You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown," will be shown as well.

and look!  you can watch it today only online! (link expires today!)  >>
http://abc.go.com/shows/movies-and-specials/listings/its-the-great-pumpkin-charlie-brown

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Somebody forgot to flip the switch to take it offline, I just watched it! Woot!
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Re: The TV Thread: Networks, cable, shows on DVD.
« Reply #269 on: November 28, 2015, 05:51:41 PM »
On Thanksgiving, they had a Tom Petty "takeover" on Palladium.  I so wanted to recommend it to RGMike, but not so much that I wanted to turn on my computer. 

I watched the entire four hour documentary.  I like them even more now.

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