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About willmckinley

Will McKinley is a New York City-based writer, producer, reporter, radio host, and #OldMovieWeirdo. He’s been a guest on Turner Classic Movies (interviewed by host Robert Osborne), Sirius Satellite Radio and the official TCM podcast. Will has written for PBS and Slate and his byline has appeared more than 100 times in the pages of NYC alt weeklies like The Villager and Gay City News.

UPDATE: TCM Returns to DISH Network After Month-Long Blackout

Great news for classic film fans who subscribe to DISH Network: Turner Classic Movies is back. At least until March. After a monthlong blackout that began on October 21, a joint announcement was made today that DISH and Turner have reached an agreement … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Robert Osborne Introduces MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at Macy’s

There was a chill in the New York City air, but the hearts of classic film fans were toasty warm when Robert Osborne introduced an open-air screening of MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET outside Macy’s Herald Square tonight. The beloved TCM … Continue reading

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Update: TCM Brings MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET to Macy’s 34th Street

Updated 11/21/14 w/ pictures and video from the screenings.  “This is quite an opportunity!” Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) tells Doris Walker (Maureen O’Hara) when she offers him a job “playing” Santa in MIRACLE ON 34th STREET (1947). The same might be said for … Continue reading

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TCM Survives Turner Layoffs, Announces New G.M.

After months of speculation in the wake of announced layoffs and buyouts, and a grassroots campaign in support of Turner Classic Movies and its staff, the impact cost-cutting initiatives at Turner Broadcasting will have on TCM is now clear. First, the … Continue reading

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Update: Dish CEO’s “Antagonistic” Comments Damage Negotiations with Turner

Updated 11/6/14  As the dispute between DISH Network and Turner Broadcasting enters its third week, relations between the two companies are starting to feel like a marriage gone sour. On an earnings call with investors this morning, Turner CEO John Martin responded to DISH … Continue reading

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DISH Threatens to Blackout TCM + Turner Networks “Forever”

Let’s say you were the chairman of the third largest multichannel video programming distributor in the United States, and your customers were entering the third week of a blackout of some of their favorite TV channels, due to an inscrutable … Continue reading

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4 World Premiere Restorations Announced for 2015 TCM Film Fest

Turner Classic Movies announced today that passes for the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival  will go on sale to the public on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 12 p.m. (ET). A limited number of passes for event will also be available … Continue reading

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