August 23, 2019

Around the dial

At Comfort TV, David leads off the week with a very interesting piece that shows the environmental movement isn't new to television; in fact, plotlines about the dangers of pollution have been around since the very first Earth Day in 1970.

Bob Crane: Life & Legacy shares the preview episode of its new podcast series Flipside: The True Story of Bob Crane. You'll be able to keep track of future episodes, along with other podcasts we follow, by checking the new "Podcast" category on the sidebar.

At Garroway at Large, Jodie recounts the time early in his career when Dave Garroway conducted an interview in a canoe. Fortunately, even then it was clear that Garroway wasn't all wet.

A couple of weeks ago, Cult TV Blog looked at how The Avengers might have been influenced by the James Bond movies. This week, John asks whether or not The Avengers might in turn have influenced the big-screen movie The Ipcress File.

It's F Troop Friday at The Horn Section, and Hal's focus is on "Old Ironpants," an episode from season one that shows just what happens when Captain Parmenter (Ken Berry) takes leadership lessons from George Armstrong Custer (the great John Stephenson).

Television Obscurities continues the review of TV Guide from 30 years ago with the issue of August 19, 1989, which highlighted Hollywood's drug scene, as well as the country music sisters Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle.

Television's New Frontier: the 1960s travels to the year 1961 and One Step Beyond. It's the final season for the storied series: find out how John Newland worked to keep the series as fresh as possible, including episodes made in England. TV  

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