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  • TWILIGHT ZONE, THE: BACK THERE (TV): January 13, 1961

    One in this science fiction/fantasy anthology series hosted by Rod Serling. In this episode, a group of men play cards at a posh gentlemen's club in modern-day Washington D.C. and discuss the idea of time travel and whether one could, in theory, change the...

  • WEEKEND HEADLINER: TERROR IN PANAMA (RADIO)

    One in this series of talk/interview programs. This program features interviews with Diane Hayes, veteran Canal Zone resident; Sally O'Brien, wife of a Canal worker; Sgt. Sharon Nieto, a U.S. soldier stationed in the Canal Zone; Col. Ron Sconyers and Col....

  • PATTY DUKE SHOW, THE: PATTY MEETS THE GREAT OUTDOORS (TV): December 08, 1965

    One in this comedy series starring Patty Duke in a dual role as a pair of ?cousins, identical cousins ? /Diff?rent as night and day.? Cathy and Patty find themselves competing for the attention of a Hank, the handsome young man painting a neighbor...

  • MUSEUM OF BROADCASTING SEMINAR SERIES, THE: REPORTED BY . . . ERIC SEVAREID, NO. I {LONG VERSION}: February 23, 1988

    One in this series of seminars conducted by The Museum of Television & Radio (known at that time as The Museum of Broadcasting). Held in New York and hosted and moderated by Robert M. Batscha, president of The Museum of Television & Radio, this seminar is ...

  • SCANDAL: THE SECRET IS OUT {RECAP SPECIAL} (TV): October 03, 2013

    One in this drama/political thriller about the Pope & Associates crisis management firm in Washington D.C. This episode presents a recap of the first two seasons of the show, accompanied by clips thereof. Plot points covered include: individual profiles o...

  • THREE STOOGES GREATEST HITS, THE (TV): May 15, 1997

    An hour-long tribute to the comedy of The Three Stooges, hosted by comedian Martin Short. Short talks about the style and impact of the Three Stooges, accompanied by clips from both their films and their home movies. He begins by outlining the inventive...

  • LET'S PRETEND: THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (RADIO) : December 19, 1953

    One in this series of children's programs presenting original fantasies and adaptations of classic fairy tales. A Christmas drama in which a mouse family visits Santa's workshop. Includes Clement C. Moore's poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas." ...

  • FLASHFORWARD: REVELATION ZERO {PARTS 1 AND 2} (TV): March 18, 2010

    One in this dramatic suspense series about the aftermath of ? and conspiracy behind ? a mysterious event in which the world's entire population suddenly lost consciousness for 137 seconds. In this two-part episode, former window-washer-turned-motivat...

  • WE STAND ALONE TOGETHER: THE MEN OF EASY COMPANY (TV): November 11, 2001

    A documentary about the soldiers of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division -- the World War II volunteer parachute regiment. The program consists primarily of monologues from Easy Company veterans. Photographs and film foo...

  • MUSEUM OF TELEVISION & RADIO SCREENING SERIES, THE: MONSTER IN THE BOX: HORROR ON TELEVISION, PACKAGE 6: DANGEROUS INVESTIGATIONS : 2000

    The horror genre has been a shadowy feature of the television landscape since the earliest days of the medium. Functioning both as escapist fantasy and dark mirror of our shared anxieties and taboos, horror enjoys a perennial relevance and unique malleabi...

  • DENNIS MILLER LIVE {JON LOVITZ} (TV): May 16, 1997

    One in this series of late-night talk/interview shows hosted by comedian Dennis Miller. In this program, comedian/actor Jon Lovitz chats with Miller about bad acting. Miller opens the program with his monologue, which focuses on the week's current events i...

  • ... AND DEBBIE MAKES SIX (TV): March 07, 1968

    This musical/comedy special features Debbie Reynolds and five of her talented friends. The program begins as Reynolds performs "Happy Days Are Here Again" as a number of colorful "characters," including Barbra Streisand and Julie Andrews' iconic Mary Poppi...

  • HALLMARK HALL OF FAME: CAROLINE? (TV): April 29, 1990

    One in this series of dramas presented by Hallmark. In this drama, a rich socialite couple named Paul and Grace Carmichael, their son, Winston, and mentally handicapped daughter, Heidi, live a sheltered life in the family mansion. A mysterious girl appears...

  • UNDEFEATED (DOCUMENTARY FILM): 2011

    A documentary film about an inner-city high school football team and the efforts of its coach to better the lives of the players both on and off the field. Manassas High School in northern Memphis, Tennessee, has fallen on hard times over the last few y...

  • ED SULLIVAN SHOW, THE: 10TH ANNIVERSARY {SUGAR RAY ROBINSON, SAM SNEAD, JACK BENNY, AND OTHERS} (TV) : June 22, 1958

    This special program celebrates the tenth anniversary of this series of variety programs presided over by Ed Sullivan. Included are excerpts from earlier programs showing more than fifty of the celebrities who appeared as a guest on the show during its ten...

  • THIS WEEK WITH SAM DONALDSON AND COKIE ROBERTS {IMPEACHMENT TRIAL} (TV): January 24, 1999

    One in this series of weekly public affairs programs hosted by Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts. This program focuses on Bill Clinton's impeachment trial reaching a "showdown" as Democrats call for a vote to dismiss the case. First, Donaldson and Roberts ...

  • LIBERTY! THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: EPISODE 5: THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN (TV) : November 25, 1997

    Continued from T:53434. One in this six-part series documenting the twenty-five-year period of the American Revolution. Episode four chronicles the Revolutionary War from General Clinton's capture of Charleston and the South, to the American victory at Yor...

  • CHANNEL 2 NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: NEW YORK WELCOME {FOR AMERICAN HOSTAGES FROM IRAN} (TV): January 30, 1981

    A special broadcast, anchored by Jim Jensen, featuring coverage of the New York City parade and celebration honoring the return of American hostages from Iran. Reporters John Tesh, Rolland Smith, and Jeanne Downey follow twenty-two of the fifty-two former ...

  • EYES ON THE PRIZE II: AMERICA AT THE RACIAL CROSSROADS {EPISODE 3}: POWER! 1967-1968 (TV): January 29, 1990

    One in this series of documentaries that examines the African-American civil rights movement. This program profiles three different communities and studies the struggles of African-Americans in each of these areas to empower themselves. In Cleveland, Ohio,...

  • WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY, THE: DISNEYLAND 60 (TV)

    This televised musical special celebrates the sixtieth anniversary of the opening of Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. The program begins as dancers perform "Be Our Guest" from "Beauty and the Beast" (1991) in a parade in Disneyland's Main Street, af...