January 11, 2019

Around the dial

The Broadcast Archives at the University of Maryland links to this article at Closer on the death of Edith Bunker on All in the Family, and the kind of impact it carried.

At The Horn Section, Hal looks at one of television's greats, Larry Storch, and some of his most memorable roles. Yes, there's a lot more to him than F Troop!

The Twilight Zone Vortex recalls the classic 1963 episode "Jess-Belle," starring James Best and Anne Francis, and written by Earl Hamner, Jr. It's an eerie, atmospheric episode, both well-written and well-acted.

I happen to know that Garroway at Large's Jodie is a cat person, and that one of her little friends bid us adieu a few days ago, so it's certainly right that she gives us a look at the Master Communicator with some little friends of his own.

Suzanne Pleshette is the subject of David's Top TV Moments at Comfort TV, and nothing more needs be said, other than: well played, sir

I wrote a bit in my book about Mary Kay and Johnny, the late '40s sitcom that was the first television show to feature a husband and wife sharing the same bed; at Television Obscurities, we find that Mary Kay, aka Mary Kay Stearns, died two months ago at age 93. A true link to television history.

We're up to 1961 in Television's New Frontier: the 1960s, and a look at the final season of what is generally considered the first "adult" television Western, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, starring Hugh O'Brian. An annoying musical score (in my opinion), but a series I've always enjoyed nonetheless. Perhaps we should consider this the first series to actually have a "final" episode? TV  

No comments

Post a Comment

Thanks for writing! Drive safely!