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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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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 (Temporarily?) Replaced by FXM on DISH

On the second day of the blackout that’s depriving as many as one in seven TCM viewers of their daily classic film fix, DISH Network has come up with a “creative” solution to help squelch viewer outrage. After DISH pulled the plug on TCM, … Continue reading

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UPDATE: TCM Goes Dark on DISH Network

UPDATE 11/21/14 – A deal has been reached to (temporarily) end the blackout. Details here.  Turner Classic Movies was dropped today by the nation’s third largest multichannel video programming distributor in a dispute over carriage fees, a move affecting more than 14 … Continue reading

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Remembering Eli Wallach + 5 of His Films

Sometime in the mid-1990s, on the corner of 82nd Street and Riverside Drive, I stopped to gawk at an icon. “Yes, it’s me,” Eli Wallach said, apparently accustomed to silent, slack-jawed admirers on New York City street corners. He greeted me … Continue reading

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TCM Remembers Ruby Dee w/ Two-Film Tribute

“Why can’t we image makers become peacemakers, too?” Ruby Dee asked after accepting a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild in 2000, alongside husband Ossie Davis. Until her death on June 11 at age 91, Dee endeavored to … Continue reading

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Ben and Frank Mankiewicz Talk CITIZEN KANE, Bobby Kennedy, and Living up to a Famous Name

As a host of Turner Classic Movies, Ben Mankiewicz is accustomed to interviewing living legends. Yesterday in New York City, he turned the mic on a legend he knows better than any other: his dad, Frank Mankiewicz. “There aren’t many fathers who … Continue reading

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