November 24, 2017
Around the dial
At Comfort TV, David has a thoughtful piece on the dilemma of David Cassidy. A sad story indeed.
When is the right time to start Christmas programming? As far as I'm concerned, once we get to December 1, all bets are off, but some of you may be ready even now. In any event, Joanna at Christmas TV History has a comprehensive list on where to watch Christmas programs.
Nice find by Carol at The Bob Crane Show:Reloaded: audio of Bob's guest-host stint on The Tonight Show on July 2, 1969.
"Quick-Quick Slow Death" is one of John's favorite Avengers episodes, and if you go to Cult TV Blog you'll find out why it's The Avengers at its best.
Last Saturday we spent a few moments recalling the great New York City blackout of 1965, and now at Garroway at Large Jodie takes us to a different kind of blackout. The Great Paris Blackout of 1959 involves the Today show, Dave Garroway, union leaders, and Brigitte Bardot. Need we say more?
The Twilight Zone Vortex returns with another edition of The Twilight Zone Magazine, including an article by George Clayton Johnson on his experience writing for the program.
Martin Grams Jr. is out with another book, one that's sure to be of interest to OTR fans - The Top 100 Classic Radio Shows. Looks to be a great book, at an affordable price.
Jack's latest installment in the Hitchcock Project at bare-bones e-zine is the Cockrells' "There Was an Old Woman," with a very nasty turn by Charles Bronson.
At Television Obscurities, the kind of story that I love running across: how an episode of The Patty Duke Show was edited due to the assassination of President Kennedy.
That's about all I have time for today, but I think it should keep you busy until the next time we meet. In the meantime, have another piece of that pie.