End of An Era: June 12, 2009

There is something eerie and haunting  about the last 2 minutes of the final analog broadcast in the United States. Those closing, end-of-an-era moments broadcast from New York’s WNBC, which began experimental broadcasting in 1928 (as W2XBS)! The station began commercial broadcasts July 1, 1941 with a baseball game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies, […]

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Saturday Nights, September 15, 1973

These days, networks treat Saturday nights as a deep, dark void, reserved as a dumping ground for unwanted television shows.  There was a time, however, when Saturday night television was worth staying home to watch.  The Honeymooners, Gunsmoke, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Jackie Gleason Show were Saturday staples in the early days. Before the networks declared Saturday nights dead […]

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