March 30, 2018

"The Easter Gift"

From April 1, 1956, General Electric Theater presents "The Easter Gift," the story of a family coming together at Easter, starring Macdonald Carey. Pretty common for G.E. to show a program like this for a religious holiday.

This year, ABC's annual showing of The Ten Commandments is Saturday night rather than Sunday; I've always been curious as to why an Old Testament story is shown at Easter, but we'll let it go for now. NBC's showing "Jesus Christ Superstar" live this Sunday evening, and I have an opinion on that, but not having seen the musical in any format, it's probably a good idea that I don't share it. TCM has their traditional movie marathon over the week, including Ben-Hur, King of Kings, and Easter Parade. At any rate, at least television is doing something to acknowledge the day    TV  

1 comment:

  1. Australian TV does virtually nothing to acknowledge easter. In years past we might have got movies like The Ten Commandments or King Of Kingsbut none of those make the airwaves anymore. There did used to be a Catholic-produced documentary, usually on some social issue but with a religious angle, that used to go to air late on Good Friday night but even that has been gone in recent years.


Thanks for writing! Drive safely!