Monday, April 29, 2019

One final special for TCM's silver anniversary

TCM has been rearranging its programming this month in order to include a bunch of special programming for its 25th anniversary. We're almost at the end of the month, but there's time for one more special night tonight. TCM is re-airing several of the old interviews, notably some of the Private Screenings shows Robert Osborne did.

Well, not that much, unfortunately. There's a "best of" show which will be on at 8:00 PM with a repeat at midnight for the benefit of those on the west coast. And in between there's going to be the Private Screenings in which Osborne himself was the interviewee, interviewed by Alec Baldwin (9:30 PM), followed at 11:00 PM by the 20th anniversary interview from the TCM Film Festival which was hosted by Alex Trebek in the style of This Is Your Life.

The second half of the night is a couple of the more recent interviews from the TCM Film Festival. To be honest, I would like to have seen more of the old Private Screenings interviews, although with all the clips embedded in the interviews I sometimes wonder whether there's a rights issue with re-running some of them.

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