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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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TCM Wins Peabody Award for THE STORY OF FILM

“We’re going to do our best to uphold the high standards that this Peabody Award symbolizes,” Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne said in May of 2009 when the then-15-year-old network was first honored with the prestigious prize for excellence … Continue reading

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Update: Roll ’em! TCM’s Bus Tour Goes Hollywood

Last updated 3/02/14 4:00 p.m.  Turner Classic Movies is celebrating its 20th birthday, but the viewers are getting the presents. The network announced today the launch of the TCM Movie Locations Tour: Los Angeles, a three-hour bus trip “through movie … Continue reading

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UPDATE #6: 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival Dates Announced

(UPDATES are indicated in italics. Last update 1/11/14) Turner Classic Movies turns 20 next April. And they want you to party like it’s 1939. Today, the network announced the dates for the 2014 edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival, the … Continue reading

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Update #3: 10 Things I Learned at the TCM Classic Film Festival

One of my favorite things about the annual TCM Classic Film Festival is meeting and interacting with the talented people who bring the channel to life. In addition to impromptu chats at screenings and during communal gatherings at the Roosevelt … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Robert Osborne – Live from the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival!

Every year I travel to Hollywood for the TCM Classic Film Festival and I think to myself, “This will be the year the magic finally wears off.” And then Robert Osborne walks in, and it feels like Moses has come … Continue reading

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UPDATE #4: My Obsessive-Compulsive Guide to the TCM Classic Film Festival

(UPDATES are in italics.) This is something I look forward to – and dread – all year long. Now that the schedule for the upcoming TCM Classic Film Festival has finally been released, the impossible choices must begin. And, with … Continue reading

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