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Pioneers of Primetime
A tribute to the icons of early television and an entertaining retrospective on the golden age of television comedy. Includes footage from shows such as "The Milton Berle show", "The Ed Sullivan show", "The Jack Benny show", "The Red Skelton show", "I love Lucy", and "The Honeymooners." Six years in the making, the program features exclusive in-depth interviews with an unprecedented collection of TV's early stars. 2005. 60 min. DVD 4664

Milton Berle (Encyclopedia of Television)
Ed Sullivan (Encyclopedia of Television)
Jack Benny(Encyclopedia of Television)
The Honeymooners(Encyclopedia of Television)
I Love Lucy(Encyclopedia of Television)

Abbott & Costello Show: Who's on First
Early comic performances of the comedy team Abbott & Costello taken from the popular television show of the 1950's, the Colgate Comedy Hour. This volume which includes special guest stars Lon Chaney and Sid Fields, features Abbott & Costello's classic skit, "Who's On First?," along with "Don Juan Costello," "Two Tens for a Five," and other hilarious routines. Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney, Jr., Sid Fields. 104 min. DVD 906

Absolutely Fabulous.
Cast: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield, Jane Horrocks. The comic misadventures of fashion femme fatales Edina and Patsy who drive Edina's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their constant drug abuse and outrageous selfishness. Numerous in-jokes and heavy doses of cruel humour have made this television series a cult hit in the UK and abroad.
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Series 1-3 Disc 1. Fashion -- Fat -- France -- Iso tank -- Birthday -- Magazine. -- Disc 2. Hospital -- Death -- Morocco -- New best friend -- Poor -- Birth. -- Disc. 3. Doorhandle -- Happy New Year -- Sex -- Jealous -- Fear -- The end. -- Bonus DVD: Gorgeous little things. Based on the original idea by Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French. Originally released in 1992-1994. 540 min. DVD 5866

Series 4 Parralox -- Fish farm -- Paris -- Donkey -- Small opening -- Menopause. Originally aired on television during the 2001 season. 240 min. DVD 5895
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Series 5 Cleanin' -- Book clubbin' -- Panickin' -- Huntin', shootin', fishin' -- Birthin' -- Schmoozin' -- Exploitin' -- Cold turkey. Originally aired on television during the 2003 season. 240 min. DVD 5867

All In The Family: The Complete First Season.
Cast: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers. Disc 1. Meet the Bunkers; Writing the president; Oh, my aching back; Judging books by covers -- Disc 2. Archie gives blood; Gloria's pregnancy; Mike's hippie friends come to visit; Lionel moves into the neighborhood -- Disc 3. Edith has jury duty; Archie is worried about his job; Gloria discovers women's lib; Success story; The first and last supper. The first season of the 1970's sit-com that broke ground for the way it discussed controversial topics and dealt with bigotry and politics. The show's central character, Archie Bunker, was a working-class family man who held bigoted, conservative views of the world. His viewpoints clash with nearly everyone he comes into contact with especially his liberal son-in-law, Mike. Archie's daughter, Gloria, often sided with Mike, while his saintly wife, Edith, was the rock that held the family together. Originally broadcast on television in 1970 and 1971. 386 min. DVD 2881.

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All In The Family.
Producer, Norman Lear; director, John Rich. Featuring: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers. Three episodes from one of the first sit-coms to take on controversial social issues. Judging books by covers: Archie ridicules Mike and Gloria's intellectual friend Roger for being gay, but he is straight as an arrow. Archie later discovers that his macho drinking buddy is gay and proud of it. Gloria discovers women's lib: When Gloria demands that Mike start treating her as an equal and he hesitates she takes a bold exodus from the household, leaving Archie to comfort and enlighten his lonely son-in-law. Gloria poses in the nude: When Gloria casts her inhibitions to the wind to pose for Mike's artist friend, Mike (the most free-thinking member of the household) experiences reservations. 1971. ca.75 min. Video/C 6897

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Ally McBeal
Contents: Disc 1. Pilot, Silver Bells, Cro-magnon, The Attitude. Disc 2. Theme of Life, The Playing Field. Pilot: Ally's childhood sweetheart, Billy, and his gorgeous gifted attorney wife, now work at the same law firm as Ally. To top that indignity, Ally loses her first case. Attitude: Ally rules out a handsome D.A. as a potential romantic interest, but later relents and sees him again. Cro-Magnon: Ally dates a nude model and defends a 19-yr.-old accused of assault for punching a man who insulted his date. Silver Bells: Ally gets a case involving a threesome seeking a legal marriage. Theme of life: Ally's unorthodox new therapist Tracy advises her to try kickboxing to relieve stress as she defends a doctor from a malpractice suit. Playing Field: Ally tries to follow Tracy's advice as she struggles with conflicts over her "sex appeal." Special features: Preview of Ally McBeal: the official guide; music video Searchin' my soul by Vonda Shepard. Cast. Calista Flockhart, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Greg Germann, Lisa Nicole Carson, Jane Krakowski, Gil Bellows. 1997-1998. 2 videodiscs. 264 min. DVD 824

Amos n' Andy

Amos n' Andy on radio
Check and Double Check (feature film)

Amos and Andy: Anatomy of a Controversy[video] Media Resources Center, Video/C MM1157
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Ely, Melvin Patrick. The Adventures of Amos 'n' Andy: A Social History of an American Phenomenon / Melvin Patrick Ely. New York: Free Press; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, c1991. (UCB Main PN1991.77.A6 E49 1991; UCB Moffitt PN1991.77.A6 E49 1991)
Cripps, Thomas. "The Films of Spencer Williams." Black American Literature Forum, Vol. 12, No. 4. (Winter, 1978), pp. 128-134.UCB users only

The Amos 'n' Andy Show: Discs 1-2 (TV, 1950's)
Selected episodes from the 1950's television sit com which relates the comic adventures of Amos Jones and Andrew H. Brown (Amos n' Andy), two black men trying to make it in Harlem whose lives are complicated by the schemes of the Kingfish. Written variously by Bob Ross, Dave Schwartz, Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher, Paul West, and Jay Sommers. Alvin Childress (Amos) ; Spencer Williams, Jr. (Andy) ; Tim Moore (Kingfish) ; Ernestine Wade (Sapphire) ; Amanda Randolph (Mama) ; Johnny Lee (Calhoun). Contents: Disc 1: Getting momma married, Parts 1 & 2 -- Andy buys a house -- The happy Stevens -- Arabia -- Disc 2. Andy plays Santa Claus -- The broken clock -- The Winslow woman -- Call Lehigh 4-9000 -- Leroy lends a hand. DVD 7387

The Amos 'n' Andy Show: Discs 3-4 (TV, 1950's)
Selected episodes from the 1950's television sit com which relates the comic adventures of Amos Jones and Andrew H. Brown (Amos n' Andy), two black men trying to make it in Harlem whose lives are complicated by the schemes of the Kingfish. Written variously by Bob Ross, Dave Schwartz, Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher, Paul West, and Jay Sommers. Alvin Childress (Amos) ; Spencer Williams, Jr. (Andy) ; Tim Moore (Kingfish) ; Ernestine Wade (Sapphire) ; Amanda Randolph (Mama) ; Johnny Lee (Calhoun). Contents: Disc 3: Birthday card -- Relatives -- Kingfish's last friend-- Quo vadis -- Andy falls in love with an actress -- Disc 4. Sapphire disappears -- The gun-- The turkey dinner -- Superfine brush-- Cousin Effie's will. DVD 7388

The Amos 'n' Andy Show: Discs 5-6 (TV, 1950's)
Selected episodes from the 1950's television sit com which relates the comic adventures of Amos Jones and Andrew H. Brown (Amos n' Andy), two black men trying to make it in Harlem whose lives are complicated by the schemes of the Kingfish. Written variously by Bob Ross, Dave Schwartz, Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher, Paul West, and Jay Sommers. Alvin Childress (Amos) ; Spencer Williams, Jr. (Andy) ; Tim Moore (Kingfish) ; Ernestine Wade (Sapphire) ; Amanda Randolph (Mama) ; Johnny Lee (Calhoun). Contents: Disc 5: Hospitalization -- The antique shop -- Rare coin (also on vhs Video/C 9639) -- Young girl's mother -- The girl upstairs -- Disc 6. Amos helps out -- The ballet tickets -- The diner -- The engagement ring -- Andy gets a telegram. DVD 7389

The Amos 'n' Andy Show: Discs 7-8 (TV, 1950's)
Selected episodes from the 1950's television sit com which relates the comic adventures of Amos Jones and Andrew H. Brown (Amos n' Andy), two black men trying to make it in Harlem whose lives are complicated by the schemes of the Kingfish. Written variously by Bob Ross, Dave Schwartz, Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher, Paul West, and Jay Sommers. Alvin Childress (Amos) ; Spencer Williams, Jr. (Andy) ; Tim Moore (Kingfish) ; Ernestine Wade (Sapphire) ; Amanda Randolph (Mama) ; Johnny Lee (Calhoun). Contents: Disc 7: The adoption -- Leroy's suits-- The convention -- Ready made family -- Kingfish gets drafted -- Disc 8. Traffic violations -- The society party -- Kingfish's secretary-- The new neighbors -- Vacation. DVD 7390

The Amos 'n' Andy Show: Discs 9 (TV, 1950's)
Selected episodes from the 1950's television sit com which relates the comic adventures of Amos Jones and Andrew H. Brown (Amos n' Andy), two black men trying to make it in Harlem whose lives are complicated by the schemes of the Kingfish. Written variously by Bob Ross, Dave Schwartz, Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher, Paul West, and Jay Sommers. Alvin Childress (Amos) ; Spencer Williams, Jr. (Andy) ; Tim Moore (Kingfish) ; Ernestine Wade (Sapphire) ; Amanda Randolph (Mama) ; Johnny Lee (Calhoun). Contents: Eyeglasses -- Seeing is believing -- Viva la France -- The boarder . DVD 7391

Amos'n Andy.(TV, 1951)
Cast: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Jr., Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade, Amanda Randolph, Johnny Lee, and Horace Stewart.
Amos n' Andy: Introduction of actors to studio audience by producers (6 min.) -- Amos n' Andy: The rare coin (27 min.) -- Amos n' Andy: Kingfish enlists (25 min.) Video/C 4761
Vol. 4: Antique shop: Kingfish becomes an agent to get the commission from the sale of an antique shop. Kingfish teaches Andy to fly: Kingfish talks Andy into flying lessons so he can impress the ladies. 999:729:4
Vol. 6: The rare coin (27 min.) -- The Christmas story (27 min.) Video/C 9639
Vol. 7: Second honeymoon (27 min.) -- Andy buys a house (27 min.) Video/C 9640
Vol. 8: Andy's vacation; Happy Stevenses 999:728
Vol. Vol. 8a: Kingfish's secretary; The Society 999:728
Vol. Vol. 10: Cousin Effie's will; The adoption 999:729:10
Vol. 11: Eye glasses (27 min.) -- Superfine Brush Company (aka Superfine brushes) (27 min.) Video/C 9641
Vol. 11a: The Kingfish gets drafted; Kingfish's secretary 999:729:11
Vol. 13: Getting momma married 999:729:13
Vol. 14: Young girls mom ; Broken clock 999:729:14
Vol. 15: The Kingfish's last friend ; The society party 999:729:15
Vol. 16: Christmas show ; Relatives 999:729:16
Vol. 18: Amos helps out ; Sapphire disappears 999:729:18
Vol. 19: Counterfeiters in the basement ; Turkey dinner 999:729:19
Vol. 20: Superfine brushes; Traffic violations 999:729:20

Amos 'n Andy. The Trouble with Father. Jack Benny Program.(TV)
Contents: Amos n' Andy: Introduction of actors to studio audience by producers (6 min.) -- Amos n' Andy: The Rare Coin (27 min.) -- Amos n' Andy: Kingfish Enlists (25 min.) -- Trouble with Father: A Skeleton at the Party (27 min.) -- Jack Benny Program: Benny in the Lineup (25 min.). 199?. 110 min. Video/C 4761

Andy Griffith (TV Time Comedy. Discs 1-2)
Disc 1. Side A. Andy Griffith (30 min. each episode): Rafe Hollister sings; Class reunion; Big house; Wife for Andy; Mountain wedding. -- Disc 1. Side B. Andy Griffith: Opie and the spoiled kid; Andy discovers America; Aunt Bea's medicine man; Darlings are coming; Great filling station robbery. -- Disc 2. Side A. Andy Griffith: Loaded goat; High noon in Mayberry; Barney's first car; Andy's English valet; Dogs, dogs, dogs. -- Disc 2. Side B. Andy Griffith: The rival.

Cast: Andy Griffith show: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts. Petticoat Junction: Bea Benaderet, Edgar Buchanan.Andy Griffith show: Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bea in Mayberry North Carolina. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney. DVD 2859

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The Andy Griffith Show (TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 1-2)
Widower Sheriff Andy (Andy Griffith) and his son Opie (Ron Howard), live with Andy's Aunt Bea in Mayberry, North Carolina. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin, Deputy Barney (Don Knotts). 960-1968, 6 episodes, 30 min. each. DVD 2860

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The Andy Kaufman Show
This whole show may be a joke, spoof, or serious attempt at creating a late-night talk show. But who knows? That's what makes it fun. That's what makes it Andy Kaufman. Originally aired in 1983 on the PBS series, Soundstage. 58 min. DVD 4479 [see also The Real Andy Kaufman DVD 4480]

Arrested Development.
Cast: Alia Shawkat, David Cross, Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Tony Hale, Will Arnett. Based on the characters created by Mitchell Hurwitz.
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Season One, disc 1 Six episodes (including the pilot episode) from the first season of a comedy television series about a wealthy California family that has lost all of its money and whose father has ended up in jail. Ground: behind the scenes of "Arrested Development" featurette; original songs by David Schwartz. Pilot -- Top banana -- Bringing up Buster -- Key decisions -- Charity drive -- Visiting ours. 163 min. DVD 5461

Season One, disc 2 Episodes 7-14 from the first season of a comedy television series about a wealthy California family that has lost all of its money and whose father has ended up in jail. My mother, the car -- In God we trust -- Storming the castle -- Pier pressure -- Public relations -- Marta complex -- Beff consomme -- Shock and AWW. 176 min. DVD 5462

Season One, disc 3 Episodes 15-22 from the first season of a comedy television series about a wealthy California family that has lost all of its money and whose father has ended up in jail. Staff infection -- Missing Kitty -- Altar Egos -- Justice is blind -- Best man for the GOB -- Whistler's mother -- Not without my daughter -- Let them eat cake. 176 min. DVD 5463

Season Two, disc 1 Episodes 1-6 from the second season of a comedy television series about a wealthy California family that has lost all of its money and whose father has ended up in jail. The one where Michael leaves -- The one where they build a house -- Amigos! -- Good grief -- Sad sack -- Afternoon delight. Special features: Audio commentary on select episodes; deleted and extended scenes; "Season one in 3 minutes" overview; blooper reel; campaign videos from "The immaculate election" episode. 132 min. DVD 5464

Season Two, disc 2 Episodes 7-12 from the second season of a comedy television series about a wealthy California family that has lost all of its money and whose father has ended up in jail. Switch hitter -- Queen for a day -- Burning love -- Ready, aim, marry me! -- Out on a limb -- Hand to God. 132 min. DVD 5465

Season Two, disc 3 Episodes 13-18 of the second season of a comedy television series about a wealthy California family that has lost all of its money and whose father has ended up in jail. Motherboy XXX -- The immaculate election -- Sword of destiny -- Meat the veals -- Spring breakout -- The righteous brothers. 132 min. DVD 5466

Season Three Disc 1. The cabin Show ; The British bombshell ; Forget me not ; Notapusy ; Mr. F ; The ocean walker ; Prison break-in -- Disc 2. Making a stand ; S.O.B.s ; Fakin' it ; Family ties ; Exit strategy ; Harboring resentment. Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, WIll Arnett, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross. The third seaso of the television comedy about a wealthy California family that has lost all of its money and whose father has ended up in jail. Originally broadcast on television during the 2005-2006 season. 286 min. DVD 6129

The Awful Truth: The Complete First Season.
Written and directed by Michael Moore. Segments from the satirical television program shot in the trademark "guerilla video" style by Michale Moore. Each episode is filled with observations that bridge comedy and controversy and places Moore in the middle of today's hot topics.

First Season. Vol 1. v. 1. Episode 1. Cheaper way to conduct a witch hunt; Funeral at an HMO -- Episode 2. Beat the rich; Sodomobile -- Episode 3. Crackers vs. Mickey Mouse; Voice-box choir -- Episode 4. Sal, the bill collector; Duck and cover -- Episode 5. Awful truth man of the year; TV pundits?; 150 feet from NBC -- Episode 6. Work care!; LucyCam; Air-drop TVs on Afghanistan. 150

First Season. Vol. 2 v. 2. Episode 7. Cohen is a wimp; LucyCam #2; Manpower Inc.-- Episode 8. Montana shacks; Joe Camel needs a job; LucyCam #3 -- Episode 9. Hail Turdonia; Teen sniper school; Hitler makes a withdrawal -- Episode 10. Crackers vs. the Egg Farm; Michael Moore playset; American apartheid; Bill Gates' housewarming -- Episode 11. Weapon inspectors; Make a wish foundation; We find Hillary a date -- Episode 12. NAFTA Mike; Strikebreakers; Merger. 150 min. DVD 2047

Second Season. Vol. 1 Episode 1. Advertiser appreciation night -- Episode 2. Compassionate conservative night -- Episode 3. Help the dead guy -- Episode 4. German vacation night -- Episode 5. Focus for Congress.-- Episode 6. Taxi driver. 150 min. DVD 2048

Second Season. Vol. 2 Episode 7. Dixie flag night -- Episode 8. Stop and frisk night -- Episode 9. Replacement Mike -- Episode 10. Store the homeless -- Episode 11. Gulf war -- Episode 12. Find Clinton a job. 150 min. DVD 2049 min. DVD 2046

The Beulah Show. Volume One.
Two episodes of the television program by ABC-TV produced in the 1950's. In Dancing Lessons (Director, Richard Bare), Beulah teaches the Henderson's son, Danny, how to dance, and when Danny is stood up by his date, Oriole finds him a blind date. In The Babysitter (Director, James Tinling), Beulah who is babysitting for the spoiled child of Mr. Henderson' business associate, leaves the child in the care of her boyfriend, Bill. Featuring: (1st episode) Hattie McDaniel (Beulah), Louise Beavers, Ruby Dandridge, Ernest Whitman; (2nd episode) Ethel Waters (Beulah), William Post, Jr., Ginger Jones, Dooley Wilson, Butterfly McQueen. 1950-1953 54 min. Video/C 7008

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The Beulah Show. Volume Two.
Cast: Louise Beavers, David Bruce, Ruby Dandridge, Ernest Whitman, Jane Frazee (first and second episodes). Two episodes of the television sit-com produced in the early 1950s presenting an early example of African American stereotypes on television. 1950-1953. 50 min. Video/C MM495

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The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 1-2)
Meet the Clampett gang, an Ozark hillbilly family tht struck oil and moved to Beverly Hills. There's Jed (Buddy Ebsen), a kind and sensible man turned millionaire; Granny (Irene Ryan), old, senile and paranoid; Elly May, incredibly beautiful and naive and Jethro Bodine (Max Baer Jr.), Jed's stupid nephew. 1962-1971, 6 episodes, 30 min. each. DVD 2860

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Beverly Hillbillies (TV Time Comedy) Discs 5-6
Disc 5. Side A. Beverly hillbillies (30 min. each episode): Jethro goes to school; Pygmalion and Elly; Elly races Jethrine; Great feud; Home for Christmas -- Disc 5. Side B. Beverly hillbillies: No place like home; Jed rescues Pearl; Back to Californny; Jed's dilemma; Jed saves the Drysdale's marriage. -- Disc 6. Side A. Beverly hillbillies: Elly's animals; Jed plays Solomon; Duke steals a wife; Jed buys the freeway; Jed becomes a banker. -- Disc 6. Side B: Beverly hillbillies: Family tree; Jed pays his income tax; Clampetts are overdrawn; Giant jackrabbit; Clampetts and the Dodgers. Cast: Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer Jr., Raymond Bailey, Nancy Kulp, Bea Benaderet. Beverly Hillbillies: The Clampetts are simple folk living off the land until Jed Clampett accidentally discovers oil on his property and he and his family become instant millionaires. Deciding to move to Beverly Hills to take advantage of their new-found wealth, the Clampetts find that their down-to-earth lifestyle clashes with their new upper-class neighbors. DVD 2859

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Bill Maher: New Rules
Collected from one of the most popular segments of the acclaimed HBO original series Real Time with Bill Maher, New Rules takes steady aim at - well, just about everything in sight, bringing in the host's incisive wit and hilarious asides, covering such topics as politics, fast food, cell phones, and gas prices, among others. 2006. 45 min. DVD 6026

The Bing Crosby Show
Features a comedy sketch starring Jack Benny and Bing Crosby. Always one trying to impress the ladies, Jack tries to sneak his girlfriend Sheree North, onto Bing's Show. Sheree dances and Jack, as usual, hams it up. Produced by CBS Television in the 1950's. 26 min. Video/C 9354

The Bob Hope Comedy Hour
In this rare live musical variety show, Bob Hope's third appearance on television, he performs before an all GI audience accompanied by the troupe from his World War II tour. Included are performances by Marilyn Maxwell, Les Brown and his "Band of Renown," The Taylor Maids, Hi Hatters, Judy Kelly and Nelson Case, plus Bob in two skits of Army life. 60 min. Video/C 9383

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The Bob Hope: Laughing with the Presidents
Bob Hope's 284th and last television special for NBC takes a nostalgic and humorous look at the comedian's personal relationships with the nation's last eleven presidents, including historical footage with every president from FDR to President Clinton. Includes special appearances by President George and Barbara Bush, President Bill and Hillary Clinton, President Gerald and Betty Ford. Also joining Bob are Naomi Judd, Don Johnson and Tom Selleck. Originally broadcast on television by NBC in 1996. 50 min. Video/C 9385

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The Brady Bunch. Volume 1.
Two episodes from the television show, The Brady Bunch, featuring Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland, Chris Knight, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick, Susan Olsen, Barry Williams. In The Honeymoon (28 min.), Mike marries Carol, merging his family of three sons with that of her three daughters. In A camping we will go (28 min.), the boys pull out all stops to spook the girls from ever wanting to go camping with them again. Episodes originally broadcast in 1969. 51 min. Video/C 6847

Marinucci, Mimi. "Television, Generation X, and Third Wave Feminism: A Contextual Analysis of The Brady Bunch." Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 505-24, February 2005.
Owen, Rob. Gen X TV : the Brady Bunch to Melrose Place Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1997. (MAIN: PN1992.6 .O93 1997; MOFF: PN1992.6 .O93 1997)

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Brass Eye (series and special)
Features a television special and six episodes from the British television satirical comedy Brass eye, a controversial spoof of current-affairs, media representations and the role of the celebrity in the UK. The television special attacks the British media's treatment of a paedophilia scare. Originally shown in 1997; television special originally aired in 2001. 167 min. VDVD 2089

Burns and Allen(Classic Television: Your Favorites From the 1950's)
Featuring George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Fred Clark, Harry Von Zell. The format of this delightful show was set in the Burns home. George was cast in the dual role of on-screen narrator and straight man for Gracie's scatterbrained interactions with various people and situations. 1997. 30 min. Video/C 6757

Burns and Allen (TV Time Comedy. Disc 8)
Disc 8. Side A. Burns & Allen (30 min. each episode): Bank president; Breaking up the team; Mailman and the divorce attorney; Surprise birthday party for Harry; Free Contents: trip to Hawaii -- Disc 8. Side B. Burns & Allen: Gracie's checking account; Harry Morton's male secretary; Income tax man; Space patrol visits the kids; Teenage girls spend the weekend. Cast: Burns & Allen: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet. Burns & Allen (aka. George Burns and Gracie Allen show): Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie Allen in escapades which annoy accountant hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy. DVD 2859

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Burns and Allen Show (TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 4)
With the comedian Gracie Allen and George Burns this show developed a format that gave birth to the television sit-com. Witty, ironic and loveable, this is the show that broke all the molds. Disc 4 : Side A. 1950-1958, 6 episodes, 30 min each. DVD 2860

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Ca estão
Camilio de Oliveira, Luisa Barbosa, Luis Mascarenhas, Luis Aleluia, Rosa Villa, Cristina Amaral, Paula Marcelo, Tereza Metro, Isabel Santos, Filipa Ganh~ao, Elsa Galv~ao, Fernando Rock. Segments from a Portuguese television series beginning in 1987. A politically oriented television program featuring leading figures in Portugal. In Portuguese. 180 min. DVD 6225

[Caesar, Sid] Caesar's Hour (Classic Television: Your Favorites From the 1950's)
Featuring Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris. This highly imaginative variety program featured musical reviews, situation comedies and variety entertainment. The tireless genius, Sid Caesar, led his sidemen of Carl Reiner and Howard Morris in an evening of funny routines. 1997. 60 min. Video/C 6754

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[Caesar, Sid] The Sid Caesar Collection. 1, The Magic of Live TV
Contents: Seven dwarfs bet -- Board rooms of Hollywood -- Five dollar date -- Sid with Benny Goodman -- The clock -- Fella needs a girl -- Haircuts: so rare & flippin' -- This is your story.

Cast: Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Howard Morris, Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Benny Goodman. Writers: Neil Simon, Danny Simon, Mel Brooks, Larry Gelbart, Woody Allen, Carl Reiner, Mel Tolkin, Sid Caesar.

Special features: Sid honored at 1999 Friars Club ceremony; bonus musical sketch with Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa; interview extra: Carl Reiner; Side by side comparisons of the digital restoration process; bonus sketch: Sid's Airplane Movies' routine; cast and writer bios.; chapter search. 75 min. DVD 1362

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[Caesar, Sid]The Sid Caesar Collection. 2, Inside the Writers' Room
Sleep sketch -- Boy at a first dance -- What is Jazz? (Chita Rivera and Jack Cole) -- German General -- Aggravation Boulevard.

Performers: Cast: Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Howard Morris, Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Chita Rivera, Jack Cole. Writers: Neil Simon, Danny Simon, Mel Brooks, Larry Gelbart, Woody Allen, Carl Reiner, Mel Tolkin, Sid Caesar. Special features: Bonus sketch: Sid sings "Nan's birthday; interview extra: Mel Brooks; Original playbill program from "Caesar's hour performance of "Aggravation Blvd."; Bonus sketch: "The four Englishmen"; Chapter selection. 75 min. DVD 1363

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[Caesar, Sid]The Sid Caesar Collection. 3, Creating the Comedy
Contents: The fur coat -- Cobbler's daughter -- Argument to Beethoven's 5th -- People to people -- From here to obscurity.

Performers: Cast: Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Howard Morris, Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Charlton Heston. Writers: Neil Simon, Danny Simon, Mel Brooks, Larry Gelbart, Woody Allen, Carl Reiner, Mel Tolkin, Sid Caesar.

Special features: Bonus sketch: the silent movie, "A rich man's joke," starring Charlton Heston; Interview extra: Woody Allen and Larry Gelbart; Bonus musical sketch: the Haircuts sing "Going crazy,"; original script of "Progress Hornsby" with handwritten changes and cuts; cast and writer biographies; chapter selection. 75 min. DVD 1364

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[Caesar, Sid] Your Show of Shows. [1950-04-29]

Contents: Marital bliss / S. Caesar, I. Coca -- Marguerita Piazza -- Hamilton Trio -- Professor Pizzicato / H. Morris, S. Caesar -- Billy Williams Quartet -- First Day of School / S. Caesar -- Bullfighter / Mata & Hari -- Standing in the Movie Line / S. Caesar, I. Coca -- Billy Hayes and the Highland Dancers -- Afternoon of a Faun / I. Coca, W. Archibald -- La Boheme / M. Piazza, F. Knight -- Coming Attractions for a Gangster Movie / S. Caesar -- In Paris / M. Piazza, S. Caesar, I. Coca. Includes television advertisements for Magnovox, Swifts meats, Chiquita bananas, RCA Victor, Snow Crop frozen foods and three promotions by Milton Berle for the Cancer Fund. 88 min. Video/C 5012

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Chappelle's Show.
African American comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy television show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture. Includes all 12 "uncensored and unblurred" episodes with commentary on 5 from creators David Chappelle and Neal Brennan. 283 min. DVD 4212
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Chappelle's Show. Season Two
In his second television season Dave Chappelle is back and he has even more to say. He contains the right mix of edginess, profanity, grotesque features, and sexual situations to have a hit. His guests include Rick James, Lil' Jon, and Wayne Brady. Cast: Dave Chappelle, Anthony Berry, Bill Burr, Yoshio Mita, Paul Mooney, Charles Q. Murphy, Randy Pearlstein, Donnell Rawlings, Rudy Rush. Originally broadcast during the 2004 television season. 308 min. DVD 6728

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Charley's Aunt (Playhouse 90)
Cast: Art Carney, Orson Bean, Jeannette MacDonald, Tom Tryon, Jackie Coogan, Gene Raymond. In this television adaptation of the play by Brandon Thomas, two Oxford students in need of a chaperone for their girlfriends' visit persuade a third student to dress as a woman to play the part. Videocassette release of the 1957 television adaptation on Playhouse 90. 82 min. Video/C 9664

Cheers:
Cast: Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Nicholas Colasanto, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt.

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First Season Disc 1. Give me a ring sometime (pilot), Coach's daughter, Sam's women, Tortelli tort, Sam at eleven, Any friend of Diane's. -- Disc 2. Friends, Romans and accoutants, Truce or consequences, Coach returns to action, Endless summer, One for the book, Spy who came in for a cold one. -- Disc. 3. Now pitching, Sam Malone, Let me count the ways, Father knows best, Boys in the bar, Diane's perfect date, No contest. -- Disc 4. Pick a con ... any con, Someone single, someone blue, Show down (pt. 1-2). Episodes from season one about the regulars at a Boston bar. Sam Malone's drinking problem (which led him to buy the bar Cheers) soured his career as a pitcher. When a young teaching assistant, Diane Chambers is left by her fiancee, she takes a job waitressing at the bar, leading to a rocky, on-again, off-again relationship with Sam. The bar where everybody knows your name is a home away from home for Sam's old Coach, know-it-all Cliff, bitter waitress Carla, and regular Norm, owner of the largest bar tab. Originally released as a television program from 1982-1983. 539 min. DVD 2873

Second Season Cast: Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Nicholas Colasanto, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt. Disc 1. Power play. Li'l sister don't cha. Personal business. Homicidal ham. Summer's return. Affairs of the heart. -- Disc 2. Old flames. Manager coach. They called me Mayday. How do I love thee, let me call you back. Just three friends. Where there's a will. -- Disc 3. Battle of the exes. No help wanted. And coachie makes three. Cliff's rocky moment. Fortune and men's weight. Snow job. -- Disc 4. Coach buries a grudge. Norman's conquest. I'll be seeing you (2 pts.) Special features. Episodes from season two about the regulars at a Boston bar. Love is in the air -- or is it? -- as Sam "Mayday" Malone and Diane Chambers launch their turbulent, on-again off-again romance. Other hilariousseason 2 highlights include Carla's dismay at the sudden reappearance of her ex-husband, Nick Tortelli and his new bride and Coach returns to the baseball field as the tyrannical manager of a Little League team. Orginally released as a television program 1983-1984. Originally released as a television program from 1983-1984. 539 min. DVD 2874

Third Season
Disc 1. Rebound, part 1-2. I call your name. Fairy tales can come true. Sam turns the other cheek. Coach in love, part 1-2. -- Disc 2. Diane meets Mom. An American family. Diane's allergy. Peterson Crusoe. A ditch in time. Whodunit? The heart is a lonely snipe hunter. -- Disc 3. King of the hill. Teacher's pet. The mail goes to jail. Bar pet. Behind every great man. If ever I would leave you. The executive's executioner. -- Disc 4. Cheerio, Cheers. The bartenders tale. The belles of St. Clete's. Rescue me. Episodes from season three about the regulars at a Boston bar. Sam and Diane face the breakup of their explosive relationship and newcomer Frasier Crane is introduced. And the Cheers gang says goodbye to a beloved barstool regular - Coach. Originally aired on television during the 1984-1985 season. 619 min. DVD 2875

Chef!
Cast: Lenny Henry, Caroline Lee Johnson, Roger Griffiths with special guests. British sit-com of Gareth Blackstock, the "finest" chef in England, possibly the world, who rules the kitchen of Le Chateau Anglais, the most upscale French restaurant in England. Personnel: Although Gareth rules his kitchen with a will as hard as an iron skillet, he may be soft when it comes to sacking anyone. Beyond the pass: The struggling restaurant may be turned over to creditors...worse yet, a diner asks for salt! Subject to contract: There's a secret ingredient in today's menu when a prep assistant loses an adhesive bandage somewhere in the meal. Videocassette release of three episodes of the BBC television show broadcast in 1993. 87 min. Video/C 9703

Chef!: A Second Helping
Cast: Lenny Henry, Caroline Lee Johnson, Roger Griffiths with special guests. A British sit-com of Gareth Blackstock, the "finest" chef in England, possibly the world, who rules the kitchen of Le Chateau Anglais, the most upscale French restaurant in England. Big cheese: All statuses are quo in the kitchen: it's a madhouse, especially when Chef Gareth gets ready for the arrival of an eminent restaurateur. Fame is the spur: A little TV-publicity can't hurt the restaurant but no one expects the cameras to be rolling when a prep assistant lets live crayfish escape. Rice and peas: Bumbling prep assistant Everton gets a chance to shine when the restaurant plans a special Jamaican menu. Videocassette release of three episodes of the BBC television show broadcast in 1994. 87 min. Video/C 9704

Chico and the Man.
Cast: Freddie Prinze, Jack Albertson, Della Reese, Scatman Crothers. Ed Brown was a cantankerous old widower who owned and operated a small filling station in Los Angeles. He hired a fast-talking, cheery young Chicano, Chico Rodriguez, to help him run the place. Since Chico also lived in the garage, the two were always together, and when they weren't bickering between themselves, they came to a greater understanding of each other's generation and culture. They even learned to love each other. Pilot [episode] -- If I Were a Rich Man -- Chico and the Van -- Chico's Padre -- Ed Talks to God -- Chico's Cousin Pepe. Originally produced for television between 1974 and 1978. 150 min. DVD 4444

Comic Relief(HBO)
Peformers: Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Steve Allen, Richard Belzer, Sandra Bernhard, Sid Caesar, John Candy, George Carlin, Tony Danza, Richard Dreyfuss, Firesign Theatre, Michael J. Fox, Estelle Getty, Bobcat Goldthwait, Buddy Hackett, Pee Wee Herman, Michael Keaton, Madeline Kahn, David Letterman, Robert Guillaume, Eugene Levy, Jerry Lewis, Howie Mandel, Penny Marshall, Dennis Miller, Bette Midler, Martin Mull, Minnie Pearl, Gilda Radner, Harold Ramis, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Joan Rivers, Paul Rodriguez, Garry Shandling, Dick Shawn, Martin Short, David Steinberg, George Wendt, Henry Winkler, Henny Youngman. c1994. 128 min. Video/C 8642

Comic Relief '87(HBO)
Performers: Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Steve Allen, , Louie Anderson, Roseanne Barr, Justine Bateman, Dabney Coleman, Peter Cook, Dana Carvey, Bill Dana, Michael J. Fox, Estelle Getty, Dick Gregory, Bobcat Goldthwait, John Laroquette, Jon Lovitz, Rue McClanahan, Dennis Miller, Dudley Moore, Catherine O'Hara, Louis Nye, Stuart Pankin, Tom Paston, Paul Reiser, Paul Rodriguez, Paul Shaffer, Judy Tenuta, Alan Thicke, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Marsha Warfield, Lucy Webb, Steven Wright. c1987. 134 min. Video/C 8643

Comic Relief III(HBO)
This film features America's hottest comics during theirperformances at the Comic Relief III benefit for thehomeless. Included are hosts Billy Crystal, WhoopiGoldberg and Robin Williams, along with Elayne Boosler,Bobcat Goldthwait, Arsenio Hall, Bob Newhart, Paula Poundstone, Paul Reiser, Pat Riley, Bob Saget,Garry Shandling, Steven Wright, Richard Lewis, RickDucommun, Paul Rodriguez, and Louie Anderson. Originally produced in 1989 60 min. Video/C 8775

Comic Relief V(HBO)
Performers: Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, GarryShandling, Brett Butler, Bob Saget, Alan King, PaulRodriguez, Dennis Miller, Kevin Pollak, PaulaPoundstone, Dave Chappelle, Bill Maher, Sid Caesar,Imogene Coca, Bob Goldthwait, Marga Gomez, CarlosMenicia, Paul Mooney, Howard Morris, Rick Overton,Carl Reiner, Jeffrey Tambor.

In this sixth installment of Comic Relief, an amazingarray of Hollywood's funniest people are back yetagain to raise money for the homeless. Includes atribute to the casts of Your Show of Shows and StarTrek, the next generation. c1994. 118 min. Video/C 8644

Comic Relief VI(HBO)
Performers: Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Garry Shandling, Brett Butler, Bob Saget, Alan King, PaulRodriguez, Dennis Miller, Kevin Pollak, PaulaPoundstone, Dave Chappelle, Bill Maher, Sid Caesar,Imogene Coca, Bob Goldthwait, Marga Gomez, CarlosMenicia, Paul Mooney, Howard Morris, Rick Overton,Carl Reiner, Jeffrey Tambor. c1992. 118 min. Video/C 8645

Comic Relief VII(HBO)
Performers: Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, DennisMiller, Paula Poundstone, Robert Wuhl, Chris Rock,Drew Carey, Paul Rodriguez, Richard Jeni, Steve Allen,Louie Anderson, Margaret Cho, Bill Dana, Robert Klein,Don Knotts, David Letterman, Louis Nye, Tom Poston,Bob Saget, Tom Scott, Sinbad, Shadoe Stevens, SuzanneWestenhoefer, Bob Zmuda. Over two dozen of America's comedians present a programof stand-up comedy, skits, and mind-bending mania as afundraiser for the homeless. Includes a reunion of theoriginal cast from the Steve Allen Show and a take-offon the O. J. Simpson trial by Robin Williams and BillyCrystal. c1996. 120 min. Video/C 8646

The Best of Comic Relief '90(HBO)
Performers: Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Paula Poundstone, Dennis Miller, Dana Carvey, Joan Rivers, Steven Wright, Rita Rudner, Bobcat Goldthwait, Robert Klein, Louie Anderson, Paul Rodriguez, George Carlin, Elayne Boosler, Natalie Cole, Dave Coulier, Allan Harvey, Al Jarreau, Jake Johannsen, Kevin Meaney, Tom Parks, Bob Saget, Robert Wuhl. c1990. 120 min. Video/C 8647

The Cosby Show.
Cast: Bill Cosby; Phylicia Rashad; Malcolm-Jamal Warner. The story of a prosperous African American couple living in New York City, raising five children in an uplifting, positive environment. Originally broadcast on television in 1984.

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Season 1
Special features: 90 min. of classic Cosby show footage ; deleted scenes ; bloopers, audition footage ; celebrity guest appearances ; Cosby cast member retrospectives. 575 min. DVD 4192

Season 2
Disc 1: Episode 1. First day of school -- episode 2. The juicer -- episode 3. Happy anniversary -- episode 4. Cliff in love -- episode 5. Theo and the older woman -- episode 6. Halloween -- episode 7. Denise drives -- episode 8. Rudy suits up. -- Disc 2: Episode 9. Clair's sister -- episode 10. Denise's friend -- episode 11. Clair's toe -- episode 12. Mrs. Westlake -- episode 13. Vanessa's bad grade -- episode 14. The auction -- episode 15. Theo and Cockroach. -- Disc 3: Episode 16. The dentist -- episode 17. Play it again, Russell -- episode 18. A touch of wonder -- episode 19. Full house -- episode 20. Close to home -- episode 21. Theo's holiday -- episode 22. An early spring. -- Disc 4: Episode 23. Denise's decision -- episode 24. The card game -- episode 25. Off to the races. 625 min. DVD 8140

Season 3: Disc 1The third season of the television series depicting a close-knit and prosperous African American family dwelling in New York City. Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable and his wife Clair, an attorney, are a happily married, dual-profession couple with aspirations of raising their 5 children in an uplifting, positive environment. Episodes 1-9: Bring 'em back alive -- Food for thought -- Golden anniversary -- Man talk -- Mother, may I? -- The march -- Theo's flight -- Vanessa's rich -- Denise gets a D. Originally broadcast on NBC television during the 1986-1987 season. 198 min. DVD 8061

Season 3: Disc 2 Episodes 10-17: A girl and her dog -- War stories -- Cliff in charge -- Monster Man Huxtable -- Rudy spends the night -- Say hello to a good buy -- Denise gets an opinion -- Calling Doctor Huxtable. 176 min. DVD 8062

Season 3: Disc 3 Episodes 18-25: You only hurt the one you love -- The shower -- Cliff's 50th birthday -- I know that you know -- Andalusian flu -- Bald and beautiful -- Planning parenthood -- Hillman. 176 min. DVD 8063

Season 4. Disc 1 Episodes 1-7: Call of the wild -- Theogate -- It's ain't easy being green -- Cliff's mistake -- Shakespeare -- That's not what I said -- Autumn gifts. 161 min. DVD 8082

Season 4. Disc 2 Episodes 8-15: Looking back -- Where's Rudy? -- Bookworm -- Dance mania -- The locker room -- The show must go on -- Twinkle, twinkle little star -- The visit. 184 min. DVD 8083

Season 4. Disc 3 Episodes 16-23: The drum major -- Waterworks -- Once upon a time -- Petanque -- Trust me -- Home for the weekend -- The prom -- Gone fishin'. 184 min. DVD 8084

Curb Your Enthusiasm
Cast: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines; with special guests: Ted Danson, Kathy Griffin, Richard Lewis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Laraine Newman, Bob Odenkirk, Mary Steenburgen, Nia Vardalos. In this television comedy Larry's got it all: a loving wife, good friends, a successful carreer, and a great home. Prone to speaking the unspeakable, honest to the point of insensitivity, Larry is a walking victim of misunderstandings and missed opportunities.
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Season 1 Contents: Porno Gil -- Ted and Mary -- The pants tent -- The bracelet -- Interior decorator -- The wire -- AAMCO -- Beloved aunt -- Affirmative action -- The group. Originally released as an HBO television program. 390 min. DVD 5885

Season 2 Contents: The car salesman -- Thor -- Trick or treat -- The shrimp incident -- The thong -- The acupuncturist -- The doll -- Shaq -- The baptism -- The massage. Originally released as an HBO television program in 2000. 300 min. DVD 5886

Season 3 Cast: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines. Content: Chet's shirt -- The Benadryl brownie -- Club soda and salt -- The Nanny from hell. -- The Terrorist attack -- The Special section -- The Corpse-sniffing dog -- Krazee-eyez killa -- Mary, Joseph & Larry -- The Grand opening. Originally released as an HBO television program. 390 min. DVD 5887

Season 4 Disc 1. Mel's offer -- Ben's birthday party -- The blind date -- The weatherman -- The 5 wood -- Disc 2. The car pool lane -- The surrogate -- Wandering bear -- The survivor -- Opening night. 330 min. DVD 6726

Season 5 Disc 1. The Larry David sandwich -- The bowtie -- The Christ nail -- Kamikaze bingo -- Lewis needs a kidney -- The smoking jacket -- Disc 2. The seder -- The ski lift -- The Korean bookie -- The end.Bonus features: "The history of 'Curb' ... so far" & "The history of 'Curb' ... even further": two exclusive behind-the-scenes documentaries detailing the origin, evolution and production of 'Curb,' featuring interviews and casting tapes. Originally broadcast on HBO television during the 2005-2006 season. 315 min. DVD 6727

Da Ali G Show.
The outrageous television comedy series starring British chameleon Sacha Baron Cohen, who travels across America in the guise of three totally different characters: Ali G, who calls himself a 'hip-hop journalist, Borat, a chatty naive Kazakstan TV personality and Bruno, a flighty Austrian fashion designer. The main attraction of the series is Cohen's satirical interviews with high-profile personalities, none of whom are aware that the whole enterprise is a big joke. Episode 1: Law: Ali G: Police, Richard Thornburgh, Ed Meese ; Borat: Dating ; Bruno: on the catwalk -- Episode 2. War: Ali G: At the U.N. ; Boutros Boutros-Ghali, religion roundtable, General Brent Scowcroft ; Borat: Guide to etiquette -- Episode 3. Politics: Ali G: Newt Gingrich, ice cream glove, Donald Trump, drugs ; Borat: Guide to hobbies ; Bruno: NY fashion week. -- Episode 4. Art: Ali G: Art, James Lipton, media roundtable, Buzz Aldrin ; Borat: Acting ; Bruno: Los Angeles -- Episode 5: Science: Ali G: science roundtable, Ralph Nader, C. Everett Koop, nuclear protestors ; Borat: Minor league baseball. -- Episode 6: Belief: Ali G: Goes to Hollywood, sex roundtable, James Baker, Marlin Fitzwater ; Borat: Guide to the South ; Bruno: Alabama. Special features: Unedited Spyz movie that Ali G pitched in Hollywood; unseen footage of Borat and the Hamptons Horse Show and the American Patriotism Event; audio commentary with Sacha Baron Cohen and series producer/writer Dan Mazer; glossary of Ali G jargon. Originally produced in 2000. 180 min. DVD 2919

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Comedy Central's hit series, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart with episodes from the extremely popular Indecision 2004.

Indecision 2004. Disc 1: Democratic National Convention: The Race From the White House.Comedy Central's hit series, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart with episodes from the extremely popular Indecision 2004. In addition to news reports of the real world with a satirical edge, the Daily Show also has celebrities (and semi-celebrities) on for interviews with the host, Jon Stewart. Convention day 1 (7/27/04): Speeches by Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton ; Rob Corddry ; guest: New Mexico governor Bill Richardson -- Convention day 2 (7/28/04): Barack Obama, Ted Kennedy and Howard Dean address the convention ; Stephen Colbert ; guest: Senator Joe Biden. -- Convention day 3 (7/29/04): Kucinichi! Sharpton! Edwards! ; A film about John Kerry ; a film about Tungsten -- Convention day 4 (7/30/04): Stephen Colbert covers John Kerry's acceptance speech ; Rob Corddry ; Lewis Black catches new stories that fall through the cracks "Back in Black." Host: Jon Stewart; correspondents, Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms. Originally broadcast on television in 2004. DVD 4076

Indecision 2004. Disc 2, Republican National Convention: Target New York In addition to news reports of the real world with a satirical edge, the Daily Show also has celebrities (and semi-celebrities) on for interviews with the host, Jon Stewart. Convention day 1 (8/31/04): Speeches by John McCain and Rudy Giuliani ; Stephen Colbert rubs elbows with Republicans, is branded a pervert ; guest: Ted Koppel -- Convention day 2 (9/1/04): Arnold Schwarzenegger and Laura Bush rally ; George W. Buch biopic "Words speak louder than actions;" guest: Dan Bartlett. -- Convention day 3 (9/2/04): Zell Miller explodes ; footage of Dick and Lynne Cheney (edited for younger viewers) ; guest: John McCain -- Convention day 4 (9/3/04): George Gush accepts nomination ; Rob Corddry uncovers what protesters wanted ; guest, Chris Matthews. Host: Jon Stewart ; correspondents, Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms. Originally broadcast on television in 2004. DVD 4077

Indecision 2004. Disc 3, Bonus Material In addition to news reports of the real world with a satirical edge, the Daily Show also has celebrities (and semi-celebrities) on for interviews with the host, Jon Stewart. First Presidential debate : the squabble in Coral Gables -- Election night '04: prelude to a recount -- Daily Show rock! presents "midterm elections," an educational musical animated short -- John Edwards announcement (presidential candidacy) -- Stephen Colbert: Interviews I could get [with] Rev. Al Sharpton, Senator Bob Graham, Don King ; Minority retort -- Rob Corddry: Democratic debate in NY; Democratic debate in Detroit; The secretaries' tour -- Ed Helms: Original introduction ; principle spinner -- Samantha Bee: Block the vote ; So you want to bee ... a 527 organization? -- the National anthem performed by Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms -- Continental skiff boat oarsmen for veracity -- Steve Carell: trail and tribulations -- Bob Wiltfong: Sticker shock. Host: Jon Stewart ; correspondents, Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms. Originally broadcast on television in 2004. DVD 4078

The Day Today. Part One
Cast: Christopher Morris, Steve Coogan, Doon Mackichan, Patrick Marber, David Schneider, Michael Alexander. The first three episodes from a television satire of British news programmes. It parodies the 'hard-hitting' style of journalism, as well as mocking sports journalism, weather reports,American news programmes, business reports, soa poperas and many other targets. This segment contains footage of a helicopter being flown at small children,an American Elvis impersonator, a gangsta rapper, the constitutional crisis that followed John Major's fightwith the Queen and an interview with a swimming poolattendant. c1995. 86 min. PAL format Video/C 9853

The Day Today. Part Two
Cast: Christopher Morris, Steve Coogan, Doon Mackichan, Patrick Marber, David Schneider, Michael Alexander. The first three episodes from a television satire of British news programmes. It parodies the 'hard-hitting' style of journalism, as well as mocking sports journalism, weather reports,American news programmes, business reports, soap operas and many other targets. This segment contains footage of exploding dogs,police eating suspects, homeless people, clips from asoap opera and a world cup machine that explains theprogress of the game. c1995. 86 min. PAL format Video/C 9854

Def Comedy Jam: All Stars 1
Show 1. A. J. Jamal, Simply Marvalous, Pierre, D. L. Hughley -- Show 2. Ricky Harris, J. Anthony Brown, Adele Givens, Reggie McFadden -- Show 3. Bill Bellamy, Laura Hayes, Gi George, Ted Carpenter. Three full length shows from the Black Entertainment cable network's comedy series Comicview. 80 min. DVD 1052

Def Comedy Jam: All Stars 2
Show 1. Martin Lawrence (host), Chris Tucker, Kevin Anthony, Alonzo "Hamburger" Jones, Bernie Mac -- Show 2. Chris Rock (host), Ronnie Long, Dominique, Rudy Rush -- Show 3. Cedric the Entertainer (host), George Willborn, Sonya D., Mike Bonner. Three full length shows from the Black Entertainment cable network's comedy series Comicview. 80 min. DVD 1059

The Dick Van Dyke Show
Cast: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Richard Deacon, Larry Matthews.

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The Night the Roof Fell In: Rob and Laura each tells their side of an argument to friends when Rob doesn't come home after a marital dispute. The versions are vastly different. Never Name a Duck: Two orphan ducklings come to live at the Petrie house. When one gets sick Rob and Laura teach Richie lessons on love and responsibility. Videocassette release of two episodes from the television program produced 1961-1966. 50 min. Video/C 8224

Hustling the Hustler: Will Buddy's younger brother, Blacky, sucker Rob out of $300 bucks during a friendly game of pool before he leaves town? Bank Book 6565696: Rob discovers Laura has a secret bank account. What could she possibly be doing with this extra cash? He decides she must be saving up to buy him a birthday present. Videocassette release of two episodes from the television program produced 1961-1966. 50 min. Video/C 8223

Give Me Your Walls: Rob ruins the living room wall and then hires an eccentric painter to undo the damage. Man's Teeth Are His Own: Rob visits a new dentist when his dentist friend Jerry is out of town and then tries to hide the offending dental work from him.. Videocassette release of two episodes from the television program produced 1961-1966. 50 min. Video/C 8225

Never Name a Duck -- Bank Book 6565696 -- Hustling the Hustler -- The Night the Roof Fell In -- A Man's Teeth Are Not His Own -- Give Me Your Walls. Videocassette release of six episodes from the television program produced 1961-1966. 156 min. Video/C 8226

The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Time Comedy. Discs 9-10)
Disc 9. Side A. Dick Van Dyke show (30 min. each episode): Hustling the hustler; Bank book; Night the roof fell in; Never name a duck; Show me your walls. Cast: Dick Van Dyke: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Richard Deacon, Larry Matthews. Little Rascals: Joe Cobb, Allen Hoskins, Mickey Daniels, Mary Kornman. Dick Van Dyke show: Created by Carl Reiner, shows the misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home. The show expertly blended slapstick with sophistication, influencing the caliber of TV comedy programs for decades. DVD 2859

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Diff'rent Strokes: The Complete First Season.
Complete first season of the television sit-com Diff'rent Strokes. The story centers around two African-American kids from Harlem who are adopted by a wealthy white widower living on Park Avenue with his precocious teenage daughter, and their no-nonsense housekeeper.
Contents: 1. Movin' in -- 2. The social worker -- 3. Mother's last visit -- 4. Prep school -- 5. The spanking -- 6. Goodbye Dolly -- 7. The trial -- 8. Retrospective (pt. 1).Originally broadcast on television in 1978. 196 min. DVD 2961
Disc 2 Contents: 9. Retrospective (pt. 2) -- 10. The fight -- 11. The club meeting -- 12. The woman -- 13. No time for Arnold -- 14. The relative -- 15. The tutor -- 16. The new landlord -- 17. Willis's privacy. DVD 2962
Disc 3 Contents: 18. Mrs. Garrett's crisis -- 19. The job -- 20. The trip (pt. 1) -- 21. The trip (pt. 2) -- 22. Getting involved -- 23. Willis's birthday -- 24. The girls' school. DVD 2963

Ellen. The Complete Season One
Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Joely Fisher, David Anthony Higgins, Clea Lewis, Maggie Wheeler, Holly Fulger, Arye Green, Alice Hirson, Steven Gilborn. A television comedy series centering around the life of Ellen Morgan, a 30-something, neurotic bookstore employee. She tries to get by in life dealing with her various friends whom include the outgoing redhead Paige, the insecure photographer Adam, her unsure-of-himself cousin Spence, the coffee shop guy Joe Farrell, and the critical and obnoxious Audrey. Most challenging of all, Ellen also has to contend being around her annoying and overbearing parents Lois and Harold. Originally broadcast on television during the 1994-1995 season. 310 min. DVD 3005
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Ellen. The Complete Season Four
Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Joely Fisher, David Anthony Higgins, Clea Lewis, Jeremy Piven. DeGeneres plays a thirty-something neurotic Los Angeles bookstore owner who manages to get through her daily follies with the help of her loyal friends. While confronting contemporary social issues, Ellen serves up laughs and offbeat goofiness. Season four includes the famous two-part episode in which Ellen comes out (The Puppy Episode). Vol. 1: Give me equity or give me death ; A deer head for Joe ; Splitsville, man ; The parent trap ; Looking out for number one ; The bubble gum incident ; Harold and Ellen ; Not so great expectations ; The pregnancy test -- v. 2: Kiss my bum ; Bowl, baby, bowl ; Fleas navidad ; Alone again...naturally ; Joe's kept secret ; Makin' whoopie ; Ellen unplugged ; Ellen's deaf comedy jam -- v. 3: Hello, Dalai ; Secrets & Ellen ; Reversal of misfortune ; The clip show patient ; The puppy episode (part 1) ; The puppy episode (Part 2) ; Hello muddah, hello faddah ; Moving on. Originally broadcast on television during the 1996-1997 season. DVD 6645
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The Real Ellen Story
Examines the controversial television Sitcom "Ellen" in which a major character reveals that she is a lesbian. Includes interviews with actors and ABC/Disney executives. 1998. 52 min. Video/C 5885

Ernie Kovacs. The Best of Ernie Kovacs.
A revealing, sympathetic close-up of one of America's greatest comedians, this definitive anthology is loaded with classic Kovacs bits from the Ernie Kovacs show. Television was Kovacs' electronic playground, where he experimented with effects and ideas that could not be carried out on any other medium. His legacy lives on, inspiring many comics and TV practitioners of the present day. Television was Kovacs' electronic playground, where he experimented with effects and ideas that could not be carried out on any other medium. Cast: Ernie Kovacs, Jolene Brand, Bobby Lauher, Joe Mikolas, Maggi Brown, Frances McHale, Bob Warren.

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Disc 1 Cast: Ernie Kovacs, Jolene Brand, Bobby Lauher, Joe Mikolas, Maggi Brown, Frances McHale, Bob Warren. Ernie Kovacs monologue -- 1812 Overture (also on vhs Video/C 6570) -- Various shorts -- Western parody -- Nairobi duo in space -- Musical office -- Oscilloscope sketches -- Wolfgang Sauerbraten (also on vhs Video/C 6570) -- Dinner symphony -- Whom dunnit? (also on vhs Video/C 6570)-- Kitchen symphony (also on vhs Video/C 6570) -- Percy Dovetonsils -- Wagon train -- Kovacs on music -- Hospital sketch -- Swan Lake of gorillas -- Musical spaghetti -- Nairobi trio -- Street scene -- Ah! Sweet mystery of life -- Stork Club -- Matzoh Hepplewhite -- Albert Grindley -- Talking flies -- Hot date -- Die Valkerie -- Great Submergo -- Jack Lemmon intro -- Oscilloscope sketches -- Ballerina -- Monster pool -- Clutching hand -- Trashy books. 185 min. DVD 7290

The Best of Ernie Kovacs. Disc 2 Eugene -- Silent western (also on vhs Video/C 6570)-- Eugene reads -- Pinball -- Eugene's lunch box -- Dutch masters -- Miklos Molnar -- Auntie Gruesome -- Matzoh Hepplewhite -- Figaro -- Percy Dovetonsils -- Roger Simess -- Ernie at the peep-show -- Dr. Rentzler Ewing -- Oscilloscope routines -- Turkish bath -- Ernie at the piano -- Percy on Easter -- Ernie's monologue -- Radio & pie in the face -- Mr. Question man -- Hepplewhite's magic show -- Ernie's final monologue -- Nairobi trio -- Mississippi mud -- Percy's ode to Stanley's cat -- I can't give you anything but love -- Ernie's last show -- Edie's Marilyn Monroe -- Take a good look clues -- The Trenton years. 175 min. DVD 7290

The Best of Ernie Kovacs. Vol. 1 Features: The "crazy" 1812 Overture; a parody of 1950's TV Westerns; the Musical Office; the Kitchen Symphony; the woman-in-a-tub skits; Percy Dovetonsils reads a poem called "Leslie the mean animal trainer;" Wolfgang Sauerbraten selling Pffft spritzer; the bow & arrow blackouts; the "Whom Dunnit" game show. 60 min. Video/C 6570

Fawlty Towers: The Complete Collection.
Cast: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth.[v. 1.] A touch of class ; The builders ; The wedding party ; Hotel inspectors -- [v. 2.] Gourmet night ; The Germans ; Communication problems ; The psychiatrist -- [v. 3.] Waldorf salad ; The kipper and the corpse ; The anniversary ; Basil the rat. Special features: New and archival talent interviews; director's commentary; who's who guide to the stars of Fawlty Towers; a visit to Torquay: home of Fawlty Towers ; guest ledger of the series' cameo appearances. In this comedy series produced for British television, Basil Fawlty is the sharp-tongued, short-fused owner of Fawlty Towers, a hotel plagued by crisis, chaos and bizarre characters. Contains all 12 episodes of the series.Originally broadcast by BBC in 1975 and 1979. 500 min. DVD 5048
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Short, Mick. "From Dramatic Text to Dramatic Performance." In: Exploring the language of drama : from text to context / edited by Jonathan Culpeper, Mick Short, and Peter Verdonk. London ; New York : Routledge, 1998. (Main Stack PR627.E9 1998)

Flip Wilson Show
Five episodes from the television series. Among the segments, Flip is joined by Bill Cosby in "Marvin and Howard," night nurse Gina Lollobrigida and Geraldine Jones are here too along with Big Bird who dances his way through a song with Flip. Also included are Reverend LeRoy, David Frost interviewing Geraldine, Bobby Darin and Flip in a fathering class taught by Tim Conway, Geraldine singing with Ray Charles, Redd Foxx as a heckler, and much more. Contents: Show 1. The first show ; Big Bird ; What's happenin' now? ; David Frost with Geraldine -- Show 2. Born losers ; The night nurse ; Duet with Gina Lollobrigida -- V. 2. Show 1. Rent a friend ; Ray Charles & Geraldine ; George Wyle helps with a duet -- Show 2. Men of the world ; The heckler & the comic ; Expectant fathers -- Special episode. George Wyle's introduction ; The horse sketch ; The Osmond Brothers ; The drive in. Flip Wilson with guest stars Bill Cosby, Gina Lollobrigida, Big Bird, David Frost, Ray Charles, Don Rickles, Leslie Uggams, Tim Conway, Redd Foxx, Bobby Darin, Lucille Ball, the Osmonds. Episodes originally broadcast Sept. 17, 1970-Jan. 13, 1972. 115 min. DVD 5346
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Frasier: The Complete First Season, 1993-1994.
Cast: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin, John Mahoney, Dan Butler.

Eminent psychiatrist Frasier Crane leaves Boston tostart life afresh in Seattle and finds himself on theradio airwaves as the host of his own call-in adviceshow. When he's not dealing with problems of histroubled listeners, he's embroiled in skirmishes athome. Contains the entire 24 original episodes fromthe first season.

Disc 1. Good son (pilot)--Space quest--Dinner at eight--I hate Frasier Crane--Here's looking at you--Crucible-- Disc 2. Call me irresponsible--Beloved infidel--Selling out--Oops--Death becomes him--Miracle on Third or Fourth Street -- Disc 3. Guess who'scoming to breakfast?--Can't buy me love--You can'ttell a crook by his cover--Show where Lilith comesback--Midwinter Night's dream--And the whimper is --Disc 4. Give him the chair--Fortysomething--Travelswith Martin--Author, author--Frasier Crane's day off--My coffee with Niles. ca. 544 min. DVD 2024

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Cast: Will Smith, James Avery, Janet Hubert-Whitten, Alfonso Ribeiro, Karyn Parsons, Tatyana M. Ali, Joseph Marcell. In this television sit-com the Banks family, a respectable Californian family, take in a relative - Will Smith, a street-smart teenager from Philadelphia. The idea is to make him responsible and mature, but Will has other plans... Contents: The fresh prince project -- Bang the drum, Ashley -- Clubba hubba -- Not with my pig, you don't -- Homeboy, sweet homeboy -- Mistaken identity -- Def poet's society -- Someday your prince will be in effect -- Kiss my butler -- Courting disaster -- Talking turkey -- Knowledge is power -- Day damn one -- Deck the halls -- Lucky charm -- The ethnic tip -- The young and the restless -- It had to be you -- Nice lady -- Love at first fight -- Banks shot -- 72 hours -- Just infatuation -- Working it out. Originally produced in 1990. 588 min. DVD 8060
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Friends (The Best of Friends)
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox Arquette, Lisa Kudrow, Matt Le Blanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer. A television sit-com about six young people on their own and struggling to survive in the real world, who find the companionship, comfort and support they get from each other to be the antidote to the pressures of life. Episodes from a television program originally produced between 1994 and 1998.

Pilot -- The one with two parts (both parts) -- The one with all the poker -- The one where Ross finds out -- The one with the prom video. 151 min. Video/C 8586

The one where no one's ready -- The one with the embryos -- The one with Ross's wedding (both parts) -- The one with all the Thanksgivings -- The one where everybody finds out. 151 min. Video/C 8587
The one where no one's ready -- The one with the embryos -- The one with Ross's wedding (both parts) -- The one with all the Thanksgivings -- The one where everybody finds out. 151 min. Video/C 8588

The one with Chandler in a box -- The one-hundredth -- The one with all the resolutions -- The one where Ross got high -- The one with the proposal (parts 1 and 2). 151 min. Video/C 8589

Freaks & Geeks
A television show about two very unique cliches of teenagers dealing with life in an American high school during the 1980's. The show covers everything that you remember from high school that you may have chosen to forget. Contents: Disc 1. Pilot episode -- Beers and weirs -- Tricks and treats. -- Disc 2. Kim Kelly is my friend -- Tests and breasts -- I'm with the band. -- Disc 3. Carded and discarded -- Girlfriends and boyfriends -- We've got spirit. -- Disc 4. The diary -- Looks and books -- Garage door. -- Disc 5. Chokin' and tokin' -- Dead dogs and gym teachers -- Noshing and moshing.-- Disc 6. Smooching and mooching -- Little things -- Discos & dragons. Originally broadcast on NBC from 1999 to 2000. DVD 2680

Full House. The Complete Seventh Season
Cast: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Lori Loughlin, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Jodie Sweetin, Candace Cameron. The seventh season of a television series about single dad Danny Tanner, a sports broadcaster later morning talk show host, and his three little girls Michelle, Donna Jo, and Stephanie. In this season Michelle enters a soapbox derby. D.J. aces the SATs and Stephanie starts a new school and makes a surprising new friend. Meanwhile Danny gets an offer on the Tanner house at double its value. Disc 1: It was a dark and stormy night ; The apartment ; Wrong-way Tanner ; Tough love ; Fast friends ; Smash Club: the next generation -- Disc 2: High anxiety ; Another opening, another no show ; The day of the rhino ; The prying game ; The bicycle thief ; Support your local parents -- Disc 3: The perfect couple ; Is it true about Stephanie? ; The test ; Joey's funny Valentine ; The last dance ; Kissing cousins -- Disc 4: Love on the rocks ; Michelle a la cart ; A date with fate ; Too Little Richard too late ; A house divided. Originally broadcast on television during the 1993-1994 season. 572 min. DVD 8597
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Goodness Gracious Me(BBC Television, 1998-2000)
Produced by Anil Gupta; directed by Nick Wood. Cast: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Kulvinder Ghir, Nina Wadia. A British television comedy series presenting a satirical exploration of racial stereotypes in Britain, as seen from an Indian point-of-view. With a stunning stream of sketches and songs presents series 1, 2, and 3 plus the special "Back where they came from." Originally presented on BBC television between 1998 and 2000. 580 min. DVD 3793 (series 1 also on VHS Video/C 8527)
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The Goldbergs (Sitcoms of the Early 1950's)
Contents: The Goldbergs: Marriage Counselor (1953, 22 min.) -- Life of Riley: Foreman for a Day (1953, 25 min.) -- Heaven for Betsy: The Raise (1952, 12 min.). Video/C 4763

Goodness Gracious Me(BBC Television, 1998-2000)
Produced by Anil Gupta; directed by Nick Wood. Cast: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Kulvinder Ghir, Nina Wadia. A British television comedy series presenting a satirical exploration of racial stereotypes in Britain, as seen from an Indian point-of-view. With a stunning stream of sketches and songs presents series 1, 2, and 3 plus the special "Back where they came from." Originally presented on BBC television between 1998 and 2000. 580 min. DVD 3793 (series 1 also on VHS Video/C 8527)

Heaven for Betsy (Sitcoms of the Early 1950's)
Contents: The Goldbergs: Marriage Counselor (1953, 22 min.) -- Life of Riley: Foreman for a Day (1953, 25 min.) -- Heaven for Betsy: The Raise (1952, 12 min.). Video/C 4763

Hogan's Heroes.
Cast: Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner, Robert Clary, Richard Dawson, Ivan Dixon, Larry Hovis.

The informer: In this original pilot episode of the comic television series about American prisoners of war, a German spy witnesses Hogan's underground operation and can't believe his eyes. Not it's up to the heroes to make sure no one believes his story! (the original pilot, airdate Sept. 17, 1965)Kommandant of the year: The heroes must create a diversion before they can sabotage a German rocket-bomb stashed inside the camp. Thanks to the vanity of the camps Kommandant and a phony award ceremony -- the mission is a booming success! (airdate, Oct. 1, 1965).50 min. Video/C 8765

The Great impersonation: When three of Hogan's heroes are captured by a German patrol, he must convince Sargeant Shultz to masquerade as a hard-headed Kommandant Klink and free some of his captured men. (airdate, February 4, 1966)It takes a thief-- sometimes: Hogan learns a band of underground sabateurs operating near Stalag 13 are actually an undercover Gestapo team. The heroes intervene to make sure the Germans' plans backfire with explosive results. (airdate, January 28, 1966). 50 min. Video/C 8766

Hogan go home: Hogan is ordered to return to the States for a hero's welcome. At first, he is overjoyed, but soon he has a change of heart but unfortunately it may be too late, for his replacement is already on the way. (airdate, January 13, 1968) Will the real Adolf please stand up? (airdate, December 2, 1966). Carter's imitation of Hitler comes in handy when the heroes need to smuggle top-secret photos of German fortification plans to the Allies. But the scheme nearly backfires when Carter gets carried away with his performance!. 50 min. Video/C 8767

Honeymooners: Little Man Who Wasn't There. Goodnight Sweet Prince.
In Little man who wasn't there Ralph's nerves make him turn to the company psychiatrist for help--the diagnosis: Norton is driving him crazy so to save his sanity, Ralph decides to cut Norton out of his life. In Goodnight sweet prince Ralph has to begin working the night shift and has trouble adjusting his sleeping habits so Alice and Norton scheme to make him sleep during the day. 55 min. Video/C 4033

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The Honeymooners Lost Episodes. 1
Contents: Letter to the boss (11/14/53) -- Suspense (1/24/53) -- Dinner guest (5/2/53) -- Ralph Kramden's greatest schemes (bonus episode).

Letter to the boss: Ralph, believing he has been fired, writes a nasty letter to the boss, but then finds out he has been promoted and with Northon's help, attempts to head off the letter, before his boss reads it. Suspense: Ralph overhears Alice rehearsing for a play and jumps to the conclusion that she is plotting to murder him. Dinner guest: In an attempt to gain the favor of his boss, Ralph and Alice invite him and his wife over for dinner. Ralph Kramden's greatest schemes: A parade of the wildest plots, plans and harebrained scenarios ever conconcted by Brooklyn's favorite bus driver. 1953-55. 120 min. DVD 991

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The Honeymooners Lost Episodes. 2
Contents: Songs and witty sayings (5/14/55) -- Norton moves in (4/18/53) -- Income tax (3/7/53).

Songs and witty sayings: Ralph's new scheme to earn money leads him and Norton to enter an amateur contest. Then Alice and Trixie also enter the contest over their husbands' objections. Norton moves in: The Nortons are having their apartment painted and move in with Ralph and Alice. Income tax: Ralph has some money to spend and he must decide among paying his income taxes, donating to a church charity, or buying a new bowling ball. 1953-55. 120 min. DVD 992

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Honeymooners: My Fair Landlord. Income Tax
In My fair landlord Ralph sees an investment opportunity when he decides to buy a house with Norton as the tenant. After signing a 99 year lease, Norton realizes that he is not living in Shagri-La and tries to break his lease. In Income Tax Ralph is torn among several urges. He has some money to spend and he must decide among paying his income taxes, donating to the church charity, or buying a new bowling ball. 60 min. Video/C 4034

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Honeymooners: Better Living Through TV; Mind Your Own Business
Better living through TV: Ralph and Norton go on TV to sell the Handy Housewife Helper. Mind your own business: Because he follows Ralph's advice, Norton loses his job, but he seems to be doing so well as a steam iron salesman that Ralph wants in on the action. Two episodes of the honeymooners, originally broadcast Nov. 12, 1955, and May 26, 1956. ca. 50 min. Video/C 6610

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I Love Lucy. See Also: Lucille Ball Show (Lucy Show)

[The Best of] I Love Lucy 1
A collection of "five of the ten most popular" I love Lucy episodes. Lucy does a TV commercial: Lucy gets intoxicated selling Vitameatavegamin. Lucy's Italian movie: Lucy soaks up local color and winds up in a wine vat. Lucy does the tango: Lucy hides several eggs in her shirt while rehearsing with Ricky. The Freezer: Lucy almost freezes to death. Harpo Marx: Lucy mirrors the crazy antics of Harpo. 126 min. Video/C 9200

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[The Best of] I Love Lucy 2
A collection of "five of the ten most popular" I love Lucy episodes. Job switching: Lucy stuffs herself with chocolate while on the job in a candy factory. L.A. at last: Lucy lights her nose on fire. Lucy is enceinte: Lucy tries to tell Ricky that they're expecting a baby. The ballet: Lucy tries to be graceful while learning ballet. Ethel's home town: Lucy, Ricky and Fred try to upstage Ethel. 124 min. Video/C 9201

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I Love Lucy: Job Switching. Fashion Show.
In Job Switching Ricky and Fred become house husbands while Lucy and Ethyl get jobs in a candy factory with hilareous results. In Fashion Show Lucy talks her way into modeling at a celebrity fashion show, thinking she'll keep the duds. 51 min. Video/C 4031

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I Love Lucy: Lucy Does a TV Commercial. Lucy's Italian Movie.
In Lucy does a TV commercial Lucy connives her way into doing a TV commercial for an alcoholic health tonic. The tongue-twisting name gets her into trouble and sampling the elixer during multiple takes doesn't help. In Lucy's Italian movie Lucy, while traveling in Italy, is offered a part in a movie. Thinking the movie is about wine-making, she sets off for a vinyard to do some research for the role, and quickly finds herself in a vat of trouble. 51 min. Video/C 4032

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Season One. Vol. 1 (1951)
Presents the original, rarely-seen pilot and the first three episodes of one of television's most successful sit-coms. I love lucy pilot: Lucy tries to get into the act when Ricky's band auditions for TV. The girls want to go to a nightclub: Fred and Ricky want to see a prize fight, but Lucy and Ethel have something else in mind. Be a pal: Lucy tries to rekindle the romance in her marriage. The diet: Lucy starves and steams her way into a size 12 dress. 106 min. DVD 1350

Season One. Vol. 2 (1951)
Lucy thinks Ricky is trying to murder her: A misunderstood conversation overheard by Lucy makes her suspicious of her husband. The Quiz show: To win $1, 000 Lucy pretends to have been married to someone else. The audition: Lucy clowns it up as Buffo the Clown. The seance: Lucy and Ethel become interested in the supernatural. 106 min. DVD 1351

Season One. Vol. 3 (1951)
Men are messy: Ricky throws his clothes everywhere and Lucy sets out to prove that men are untidy. The fur coat: Lucy thinks Ricky has given her the ultimate gift. Lucy is jealous of girl singer: Lucy disrupts a chorus line. Drafted: Lucy and Ethel are convinced their husbands are headed for the armed services. 106 min. DVD 1352

Season One. Vol. 4 (1951)
Adagio: Lucy gets a dancing lesson from Fred. Benefit: Lucy and Ricky perform a classic vaudeville routine. Amateur hour: Lucy gets more than she bargained for while babysitting. Lucy plays cupid: Match-making backfires for Lucy. 104 min. DVD 1353

I Married Joan. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show.
I married Joan: In this comedy Joan yearns to become an actress, but when she tries to do a television commercial she discovers acting is far from the glamorous profession she expected. Includes commercials for General Electric refrigerators. Burns and Allen show: In this episode "The Swami", Gracie thinks she must divorce George when a fortune teller says she will have a second husband. So George, aided by his friends, uses a swami outfit to straighten Gracie out. Includes milk commercials. 60 min. Video/C 4027.

I Married Joan. (Classic Television: Your Favorites From the 1950's)
Featuring Joan Davis, Jim Backus. Two "I married Joan" episodes back to back featuring the slightly wacky merry adventures of Joan Davis and Jim Backus starring as Judge and Joan Bradly Stevens. Getting in and out of trouble in this fast-paced half hour was Joan Davis' trademark. 30 min. Video/C 6758

I Remember Mama(Classic Television: Your Favorites From the 1950's)
Featuring Peggy Wood, Judson Laire, Dick Van Patten, Rosemary Rice, Robin Morgan. One of the earliest TV family comedies, this half hour told the story of a Norwegian-American family and their experiences in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. 30 min. Video/C 6756

In Living Color.
Cast: Keenen Ivory Wayans, James Carrey, Kelly Coffield, Tommy Davidson, David Alan Grier, T'Keyah "Crystal" Keymah, Damon Wayans, Kim Wayans, Jamie Foxx, Shawn Wayans.

Season One. Pilot -- The wrath of Farrakhan -- Lean on me beautiful-- Transitions -- A date with Grace Jones -- Jheri'skids -- Don King - the early years -- Endangeredspecies -- Introducing ... Homey D. Clown -- VeraDimilo -- Anton in The People's Court -- Conspiracy -- Homey D. Clown returns. Presents the first season of the show that bridged thegap between black and white audiences by at onceexploiting stereotypes and then proving how ridiculousthey could be, without being politically correct orpreachy, and never without the aid of top-notch humor. The writing was spectacular, each of theperformers were incredibly talented, and the chemistrybetween them showed. Notes: Originally aired on television during the 1990-1991season. Special features: Commentaries on select episodes;"Looking back 'In living color: the first season'"featurette; "In living color: the first season"featurette; "Back in step with the Fly Girls" featurette; HBO Comedy Festival 2001. 299 min. DVD 2435

Season two of the TV show that bridged the gap between black and white audiences by at once exploiting stereotypes and then proving how ridiculous they can be. Season two continues to feature short, humorous skits, rap music and dance segments. Contains several stock characters and scenarios, such as Fire Marshall Bill, which recur in various episodes and continue to cross every possible line with their ethnic humor. Originally produced in 1991-1992. DVD 4616

The third season of the popular African-American sketch comedy television show that first introduced the Wayans family and Jim Carrey to the masses. With its in-your-face look at celebrities and pop culture, this season the Fly Girls return with a sexy newcomer named Jennifer Lopez. Originally produced in 1991 and 1992. DVD 4617

The fourth season of the popular African-American sketch comedy television show that first introduced the Wayans family and Jim Carrey to the masses. No celebrity was too sacred and no current event was too controversial for this Emmy-winning hit show that pushed the boundaries of sketch comedy with hilarious results. Cast: Keenen Ivory Wayans, James Carrey, Kelly Coffield, Tommy Davidson, David Alan Grier, Jamie Foxx. Originally produced in 1992 and 1993. DVD 4618

Jack Benny Show: Jack Benny & Bogart
Performers: Jack Benny, Humphrey Bogart, Sara Berner, Benny Rubin. Humphrey Bogart made his first live television appearance on this Jack Benny program, whichfeatures a comedy sketch of police detective Bennygrilling 'baby-face' Bogart. Videocassette release of a television program originallyproduced by CBS Television in the 1950's. 29 min. Video/C 9357

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Jack Benny Show: Jack Benny & Liberace
Performers: Jack Benny, Liberace, Shirley Mitchell, Rex Evans. Pianist Liberace visits the Jack Benny show. Violin maestro Jack pushes Liberace to perform,resulting in a hilarious duet, one of the funniestmoments in television. Videocassette release of a television program originallyproduced by CBS Television in the 1950's. 29 min. Video/C 9358

Jack Benny Show: Jack Benny & Friends
Performers: Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Elke Sommer, Walt Disney, The Beach Boys, Naomi Stevens, Bill Baldwin, Lee Patterson. Jack Benny's one hour special, with guests Bob Hope, Elke Summer, and Walt Disney. With help from the Beach Boys, surfers Jack and Bob Hope search for the perfect wave, plus a wacky send-up of Mary Poppins -- Italian style. Videocassette release of a television program originally produced by CBS Television in the 1950's. 55 min. Video/C 9359

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Jack Benny Show: Jack Benny New Year
Performers: Jack Benny, Eddie Anderson, Shirley Mitchell, Benny Rubin, Jill Jackson, Sammy Weiss, Wayne Songer, Frank Remley. Jack is all decked out for a night on the town on New Year's Eve when his date stands him up. But loyal pal Rochester won't let Jack down on this poignant New Year's show. Videocassette release of a television program originally produced by CBS Television in the 1950's. 27 min. Video/C 9356

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Jack Benny Show: Benny, Burns & Bing
Performers: Jack Benny, George Burns, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Eddie Anderson. Pianist Liberace visits the Jack Benny show. Jack connives to get his pals George Burns and Bing Crosby to be guests on his show -- at a reduced rate of course. Rochester is also on hand with a special appearance by Bob Hope. Videocassette release of a television program originally produced by CBS Television in the 1950's. 24 min. Video/C 9360

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Jack Benny Show: Jack Benny & Bob Hope
Performers: Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Eddie Anderson, Don Wilson, Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin. In this rare, thought to have been lost kinescope, Jack and special guest Bob Hope set out on "The Road to Nairobi," only to be captured by cannibals! Also includes brief appearances by Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. Videocassette release of a television program originally produced by CBS Television in the 1950's. 26 min. Video/C 9361

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Jack Benny Show: Jack Benny & Jayne Mansfield
Performers: Jack Benny, Jayne Mansfield, Eddie Anderson, Mel Blanc, Muriel Landers, the Sportsmen Quartet.Jack will do anything to get a big star to appear on his program, as sexy Jayne Mansfield finds out! Also appearing on the show is Mel Blanc, "Man of a thousand voices." Videocassette release of a television program originally produced by CBS Television in the 1950's. 28 min. Video/C 9362

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Jack Benny Show.(Classic Television: Your Favorites From the 1950's)
Featuring Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Eddie Anderson, Don Wilson. The format for this show was well honed after two decades on radio. The transition to television was easy with Jack's personality well established including his stinginess, his vanity about his age, his ancient "Maxwell" automobile and his lousy violin playing. 30 min. Video/C 6758

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The Jeffersons: The Complete First Season.
Cast: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover, Zara Cully, Berlinda Tolbert, Mike Evans, Paul Benedict. Disc 1: A friend in need -- Louise feels useless -- George's family tree -- Lionel, the playboy -- Mr. Piano man -- George's skelton -- Lionel cries uncle -- Mother Jefferson's boyfriend. -- Disc 2. Meet the press -- Rich man's disease -- Former neighbors -- Like father, like son -- Jenny's low.

The complete first season of the 1970s situation comedy The Jefferson's. These programs highlight George Jefferson, successful, but bigoted and snobbish, African-American businessman. George's dry cleaning business takes off and he moves his family into a fancy high-rise apartment on the East Side of Manhattan. Originally produced as episodes of the television program The Jeffersons in 1975. DVD 1470

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Kitchen Confidential(TV, 2005)
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Nicholas Brendon, John Francis Daley, Jaime King, Bonnie Somerville, Owain Yeoman. Contains all episodes of the television series in which a New York City chef, who is also a novelist, recounts his experiences in the restaurant business, and exposes abuses of power, sexual promiscuity, drug use, and other secrets of life behind kitchen doors. 325 min. DVD 7822
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The Kumars at no. 42 (BBC Television, 2001)
Written by Richard Pinto, Sharat Sardana, Sanjeev Bhaskar; directed by Lissa Evans. Cast: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Vincent Ebrahim, Indira Joshi, Meera Syal. In this British television sit-com the Kumars, a fictional immigrant family, have bulldozed their back garden to build a studio for their spoilt son Sanjeev, who fancies himself a celebrity chat show host. Each week, celebrity guests partake in the unique Kumar experience: a thorough interrogation by the entire family. 70 min. Video/C 8527

Leave It to Beaver: The Complete First Season
Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Jerry Mathers, Ken Osmond, Frank Bank, Richard Deacon, Rusty Stevens. Join the Cleavers, America's quintessential TV family. Theodore 'Beaver' Cleaver can't seem to avoid trouble, and his older brother Wally and his pal Eddie Haskell, aren't any help. Originally broadcast on television during the 1957-1958 season.

Disc 1: Beaver gets "spelled" -- Captain jack -- The black eye -- The haircut -- New neighbors -- Brotherly love -- Water, anyone? -- Beaver's crush -- The clubhouse -- Wally's girl trouble -- Beaver's short pants -- The perfume salesmen -- Voodoo magic -- Part-time genius. 364 min. DVD 5189

Disc 2: Party invitation -- Lumpy Rutherford -- The paper route -- Child care -- The bank account -- Lonesome beaver -- Cleaning up beaver -- The perfect father -- Beaver and poncho -- The state vs. beaver -- The broken window -- Train trip -- My brother's girl -- Next-door Indians. 364 min. DVD 5190

Disc 3: Tenting tonight -- Music lesson -- New doctor -- Beaver's old friend -- Wally's job -- Beaver's bad day -- Boarding school -- Beaver and Henry -- Beaver runs away -- Beaver's guest -- Cat out of the bag. 364 min. DVD 5191

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Denis, Christopher Favorite families of TV Secaucus, N.J. : Carol Pub. Group, c1992. (MOFF: PN1992.8.F33 D46 1992)
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Life of Riley (Sitcoms of the Early 1950's)
Contents: The Goldbergs: Marriage Counselor (1953, 22 min.) -- Life of Riley: Foreman for a Day (1953, 25 min.) -- Heaven for Betsy: The Raise (1952, 12 min.). Video/C 4763

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Life with Elizabeth (TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 4)
Tells the story of married couple Elizabeth (Betty White) and Alvin (Del Moore). Each episode consisted of three vignettes; three different plots. Leisurely paced, the comic conflicts often grew out of husband Alvin's disapproval of Elizabeth's logic. Disc 4 : Side B. 1952-1955, 6 episodes, 30 min each. DVD 2860

Little Britain
Cast: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Steve Furst, Paul Putner, Stephen Aintree, Charubala Chokshi, Joann Condon, Evie Garratt, Sally Hawkins, Siobhan Hayes, Lorraine Hilton, Ruth Jones, Habib Nasib Nader, Karen Seacombe, Tony Tang. The complete series of the British television sensation. Take a journey around Little Britain, a small and surreal parallel universe peopled by over-the-top eccentrics, lunatics and social misfits. Its the breathtaking debris of modern society. Meet Vicky Pollard, the gloriously incoherent trailer trash teenager. Emily Howard, the world's least convincing transvestite. Then there's Andy, sitting all day in his wheelchair painstakingly looked after by Lou, who has no idea his friend can walk and many more. Originally broadcast on BBC television between 2003 and 2006. 745 min. DVD 8863

Little Rascals (TV Time Comedy. Discs 10)
Disc 10. Side A. Hal Roach's [Little] Rascals: Waldo's last stand; Sundown Ltd.; Dogs of war; Pooch; Fly my kite; Derby Days -- Disc 10. Side B: Hal Roach's [Little] Rascals: Bear shooters; Official officers; Spook spoofing; Lazy day; Mary Queen of Tots. Hal Roach's [Little] Rascals: Presents episodes of the Our Gang comedies, shown on television as the Little Rascals. DVD 2859

The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour: Lucy Hunts Uranium
Cast: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley, Fred MacMurray. A fake newspaper headline "Big uranium strike outside Las Vegas," sends Ricky & Lucy, Fred & Ethel, and even Fred MacMurray, into the desert, competing to strike it rich. Videocassette release of television episode originally broadcast on Jan. 3, 1958. 51 min. Video/C 999:3786

The Lucy Show (Lucille Ball show) (TV Time Comedy. Discs 3-4)
Disc 3. Side A. Lucy Show (aka. Lucille Ball Show, 30 min. each episode): Lucy the starmaker; Lucy meets Robert Goulet; Lucy gets Jack Benny's account; Lucy and Sheldon Leonard; Lucy and the bean queen. -- Disc 3. Side B. Lucy show: Lucy meets the law; Viv visits Lucy; Mainstreet, USA; Lucy and the submarine; Lucy meets Tennessee Ernie Ford -- Disc 4. Side A. Lucy Show: Lucy gets caught in the draft; Lucy gets a roommate; Lucy and Carol in Palm Springs; Lucy and Paul Winchell; Lucy flies to London -- Disc 4. Side B. Lucy Show: Little old Lucy; Ring-a-ding ring; Lucy gets trapped; Lucy the babysitter; Lucy and Phil Silvers. Cast: Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Gale Gordon Lucy show: Widow Lucy Carmichael and her friend, recently divorced Vivian Bagley, move into a house together with their children. The series follows the adventures of Lucy as she grapples with the comic complications of life on her own and her job working as the personal secretary to the grumpy banker Mr. Mooney. DVD 2859

[Best of] Mad TV
Cast: Ike Barinholtz, Daniele Gaither, Bobby Lee, Keegan-Michael Key, Michael McDonald, Nicole Parker, Ron Pederson, Jordan Peele, Aries Spears, Stephnie Weir, Paul Vogt. MADtv is a late night sketch-comedy show based on the humor of the popular MAD magazine. Material includes celebrity impersonations, music video, commercial, movie, and TV show parodies, recurring characters, musical guests, and the occasional mock cartoons. Directed by Bruce Leddy. 175 min. DVD 7823
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Make Room for Daddy. (The Golden Years of Television)
Peter Pan / written by Mac Benoff; directed by Sheldon Leonard; produced by Louis F. Edelman -- Wyatt Earp visits the Williams / written by Henry Garson; directed by Sheldon Leonard; produced by Louis F. Edelman. One of the longest running television comedies, this program starred Danny Thomas as Danny Williams, a soft-hearted husband and father who was constantly being upstaged by his bratty yet lovable children. Programs originally telecast between 1953 and 1971. 58 min. Video/C 6779

The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Cast: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Nancy Walker.

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Love is All Around: Rebounding from a broken romance, Mary Richards is starting over in a new town with a new apartment and new job. But her life takes some strange turns when a New Yorker named Rhoda claims the apartment -- and her gruff new boss shows up drunk at a most inopportune time. Support Your Local Mother: Rhoda's mother Ida pays an unexpected visit and when Rhoda refuses to let her in Mary lets Ida stay at her place and gets a lesson in maternal guilt. Videocassette release of two episodes of the television show broadcast in 1970. 50 min. Video/C 8237

He's No Heavy, He's My Brother: When a scheduling mix-up forces Mary to take her vacation early, she and Rhoda scramble to plan a sunny getaway. But the only way to get last-minute accomodations involves a Mexican restaurant owner and the delivery of a mysterious package. Where There's Smoke, There's Rhoda: Moving in with Mary when a fire damages her apartment Rhoda learns that living with Mary is not so easy, and Mary could do without her best friend's midnight TV watching too. Videocassette release of two episodes of the television show broadcast in 1971 and 1972. 50 min. Video/C 8238

My Brother's Keeper: Phyllis tries to set up her brother Ben with Mary, only to be horrified when Ben seems to become infatuated with Rhoda. To Phyllis' relief she learns that she has nothing to worry about... Put on a Happy Face: Mary has a really bad day and by the time she makes it up to the stage to accept her coveted Teddy Award (with Ted as her date), she is limping, crying, wearing one fuzzy slipper and battling a disastrous hair day. Videocassette release of two episodes of the television show broadcast in 1973. 50 min. Video/C 8239

Lars affair: When Phyllis learns that her husband is having an affair with someone at WJM Television Network, she enlists Mary's help. Ted Baxter meets Walter Cronkite: After eight tries and a fierce publicity campaign, Ted finally wins his Teddy Award and now he feels ready for the big time. But his chance at greatness comes sooner than he thinks, when Videocassette release of two episodes of the television show broadcast in 1973 and 1974. 50 min. Video/C 8240

Will Mary Richards Go to Jail? Mary refuses to reveal a source and is held in contempt by an angry judge. When she begins to waver it's up to Lou -- and a few prostitutes -- to keep her standing tall. The System: The inveterate gambler Lou, after a big losing streak, discovers that Ted has a foolproof system for betting on football. Against Lou's better judgment, they form a partnership, but can Ted's pigskin prophecies keep them in the money? Videocassette release of two episodes of the television show broadcast in 1974 and 1975. 50 min. Video/C 8241

Chuckles Bites the Dust: Murray, Lou and Ted find it hard to keep a straight face when they learn that WJM's Chuckles the Clown has been killed by a rougue elephant. But for the always proper Mary, the untimely death of Chuckles is no laughing matter. Once I Had a Secret Love: When Lou comes to work unshaven, shaky and sockless, Mary knows something is up. But can she keep the secret of Lou's drunken tryst with Sue Ann? Videocassette release of two episodes of the television show broadcast in 1975 and 1976. 50 min. Video/C 8242

Lou dates Mary -- The last show. Lou dates Mary: The relationship between Lou and Mary was the show's deepest and most complex. In this gentle and funny episode, Mary asks Lou to dinner. Could their kiss lead to something bigger? The Last show: In the final show of the series the new station manager fires almost everyone in the newsroom. Videocassette release of two episodes of the television show broadcast in 1977. 50 min. Video/C 8243

M*A*S*H
Cast: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, Loretta Switt, Larry Linville, Gary Burghoff, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr, William Christopher. A television comedy highlighting the outrageous antics of three skilled young surgeons drafted from civilian life and assigned to a unit of the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) during the Korean War. Produced by Gene Reynolds and Larry Gelbart; associate producer, Burt Metcalfe ; developed for television by Larry Gelbart.

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Season 1: Disc 1. MASH, the pilot -- To market, to market -- Requiem for a lightweight -- Chief surgeon who? -- The moose -- Yankee Doodle doctor -- Bananas, crackers, and nuts -- Cowboy -- Disc 2. Henry, please come home -- I hate a mystery -- Germ warfare -- Dear dad -- Edwina -- Love story -- Tuttle -- The ringbanger -- Disc 3. Sometimes you hear the bullet -- Dear dad... again -- The longjohn flap -- The Army-Navy game -- Sticky wicket -- Major Fred C. Dobbs -- Cease fire -- Showtime. Originally aired on television between September 17, 1972 and March 25, 1973. 612 min. DVD 1000

Season 2 Disc. 1. Divided we stand -- Five o'clock Charlie -- Radar's report -- For the good of the outfit -- Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde -- Kim -- L.I.P. (local indigenous personnel) -- The trial of Henry Blake -- Disc 2. Dear Dad ... three -- The sniper -- Carry on, Hawkeye -- The incubator -- Deal me out -- Hot Lips and empty arms -- Officers only -- Henry in love -- Disc 3. For want of a boot -- Operation noselift -- The chosen people -- As you were -- George -- Mail call -- A smattering of intelligence. Originally aired on television between September 15, 1973 and March 2, 1974. 612 min. DVD 7530

Season 3 Disc 1: The General flipped at dawn -- Rainbow Bridge -- Officer of the day -- Iron guts Kelly -- O.R. -- Springtime -- Check-up -- Life with father -- Disc 2: Alcoholics unanimous -- There is nothing like a nurse -- Adam's rib -- A full rich day -- Mad dogs and servicemen -- Private Charles Lamb -- Bombed -- Bulletin board -- Disc 3: The consultant -- House arrest -- Aid station -- Love and marriage -- Big mac -- Payday -- White gold -- Abyssinia, Henry. Originally aired on television 1974-75 season. 612 min. DVD 7531

Season 4 Disc one. Welcome to Korea -- Change of command -- It happened one night -- The late Captain Pierce -- Hey, doc -- The bus -- Dear Mildred -- The kids -- Disc two. Quo vadis, Captain Chandler? -- Dear Peggy -- Of moose and men -- Soldier of the month -- The gun -- Mail call again -- The price of tomato juice -- Dear ma -- Disc three. Der tag -- Hawkeye -- Some 38th parallels -- The novocaine mutiny -- Smilin' Jack -- The more I see you -- Deluge -- The interview. Originally aired on television between September 12, 1975 and February 24, 1976. 632 min. DVD 7532

Season 5Disc 1. Bug out -- Margaret's engagement -- Out of sight, out of mind -- Lt. Radar O'Reilly -- The nurses -- The abduction of Margaret Houlihan -- Dear Sigmund -- Mulcahy's war -- Disc 2. The Korean surgeon -- Hawkeye get your gun -- The colonel's horse -- Exorcism -- Hawk's nightmare -- The most unforgettable characters -- 38 across -- Ping pong -- Disc 3. End run -- Hanky panky -- Hepatitis -- The general's practitioner -- Movie tonight -- Souvenirs -- Post op -- Margaret's marriage. 637 min. DVD 7539

Season 6 Disc 1. Fade in, fade out -- Fallen idol -- Last laugh -- War of nerves -- The Winchester tapes -- The light that failed -- In love and war -- Change day -- Disc 2. Images -- The MASH olympics -- The grim reaper -- Comrades in arms (Pts. 1&2) -- The merchant of Korea -- The smell of music -- Patient 4077 -- Disc 3. Tea and empathy -- Your hit parade -- What's up, Doc? -- Mail call three -- Temporary duty -- Potter's retirement -- Dr. Winchester and Mr. Hyde -- Major Toppo. Originally aired on television between September 20, 1977 and March 27, 1978. 637 min. DVD 7540

Season 7Disc 1. Commander Pierce -- Peace on us -- Lil -- Our finest hour, pts. 1 & 2 -- The billfold syndrome -- None like it hot -- They call the wind Korea -- Major ego -- Disc 2. Baby it's cold outside -- Point of view -- Dear comrade -- Out of gas -- An eye for a tooth -- Dear sis -- B.J. papa san -- Inga-- Disc 3. The price -- The young and the restless -- Hot lips is back in town -- C*A*V*E -- Rally round the Flagg, boys -- Preventative medicine -- A night at Rosie's -- Ain't love grand? -- The party. Originally aired on television between September 19, 1978 and March 12, 1979. 664 min. DVD 7541

Season 8 Disc 1. Too many cooks -- Are you now, Margaret? -- Guerilla my dreams -- Good-bye Radar, pts. 1&2 -- Period of adjustment -- Nurse doctor -- Private finance -- Disc 2: Mr. and Mrs. Who? -- The Yalu brick road -- Life time -- Dear Uncle Abdul -- Captains Outrageous -- Stars and stripe -- Yessir, that's our baby -- Bottle fatigue -- Disc 3: Heal thyself -- Old soldiers -- Morale victory -- Lend a hand -- Good-bye, cruel world -- Dreams -- War co-respondent -- Back pay -- April Fools. Originally aired on television between September 17, 1979 and March 24, 1980. 650 min. DVD 7548

Season 9 Disc 1. Best of enemies -- Letters -- Cementing relationships -- Father's day -- Death takes a holiday -- War for all seasons -- Your retention, please. -- Disc 2. Tell it to the Marines -- Taking the fifth -- Operation friendship -- No sweat -- Depressing news -- No laughing matter -- Oh, how we danced -- Disc 3. Bottoms up -- Red/white blues -- Bless you, Hawkeye -- Blood brothers -- Foresight saga -- Life you save. Originally aired on television during the 1980-1981 season. 664 min. DVD 7549

Season 10 Disc 1. That's show biz -- Identity crisis -- Rumor at the top -- Give 'em hell Hawkeye -- Wheelers and dealers -- Communication breakdown -- Snap judgment -- Disc 2. Snappier judgment -- 'Twas the day after Christmas -- Follies of the living--Concerns of the dead -- The birthday girls -- Blood and guts -- A holy mess -- The tooth shall set you free -- Disc 3. Pressure points -- Where there's a will, there's a war -- Promotion commotion -- Heroes -- Sons and bowlers -- Picture this -- That darn kid . Originally aired on television between October 26, 1981 and April 12, 1982. 543 min. DVD 7550

Season 11 Disc 1. Hey, look me over -- Trick or treatment -- Foreign affairs -- The joker is wild -- Who knew -- Bombshells -- Settling debts -- The moon is not blue -- Disc 2. Run for the money -- U.N., the night and the music -- Strange bedfellows -- Say no more -- Friends and enemies -- Give and take -- As time goes by-- Disc 3. The series finale "Goodbye, farewell and amen." Alan Alda, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit, David Ogden Stiers, Gary Burghoff, Jamie Farr, William Christopher. Originally aired on television during the 1982-1983 season. 416 min. DVD 7556

M*A*S*H Special Features ust the FAQs interactive trivia game -- "MASH: television's serious sitcom" (50 min.) as seen on Biography on the A&E Network -- "MASH: 30th anniversary reunion" documentary -- "Memories of MASH" documentary -- Blooper reel -- My favorite MASH promo spots -- Cast interviews and clips from the last day of filming -- Public service announcements by the cast -- Unproduced episode script "Hawkeye on the double" -- Jocularity compilation featurette -- Fan base featurette. DVD 7557

Meet the Fuccons
The Fuccons, an American mannequin family have come to live in Japan. This series of two-and-a-half minute Japanese animated television shorts pokes fun at American life and television. Each spoof usually ends with the family sharing a laugh, much in the style of Leave It to Beaver or The Brady Bunch. Contains 8 episodes. 25 min. DVD 5433

Monty Python's Flying Circus
British television comedy, 1969-1974. Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin. Animation by Terry Gilliam. Special features: Meet the chaps; Pythonism glossary, Gillianimations; art gallery; preview upcoming episodes; troup career highlights.

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Monty Python's Flying Circus. Season 1, Episodes 1-3. Contents: Episode 1. Whither Canada, recorded 7 Sept. 1969, broadcast 5 Oct. 1969 -- Episode 2. Sex and violence, recorded 30 Aug. 1969, broadcast 12 Oct. 1969 -- Episode 3. How to recognize different types of trees from quite a long way away, recorded 14 Aug. 1969, broadcast 19 Oct. 1969. Segments include "tasty bits of famous dead people, Italian for Italians, Whizzo butter, a hedgehog called Frank, Picasso on a bicycle, the funniest joke in the world, flying sheep, a Scotsman on a mouse, musical mice, a man with three buttocks, the testimony of the late Arthur Aldrige, a bicycle repairman, a dirty fork, multiple seduced milkman and nudge nudge." 102 min. DVD 872

Monty Python's Flying Circus. Season 1, Episodes 4-6. Contents: Episode 4. Owl-stretching time, recorded 21 Sept. 1969, broadcast 26 Oct. 1969 -- Episode 5. Man's crisis of identity in the latter half of the twentieth century, recorded 03 Oct. 1969, broadcast 11 Nov. 1969 -- Episode 6. It's the arts, recorded 05 Nov. 1969, broadcast 23 Nov. 1969. Includes ample duck, cat and lizard, clocks smuggled directly from Switzerland, erotic film, the finest crunchy raw unboned real dead frog, excerpts from the dull life of a city stockbroker, a very silly job interview, Scotsman on a horse, the Flemish masters of the Renaissance, a man undressing in public, self-defense against fresh fruit and Secret Service dentistry. 102 min. DVD 873

Monty Python's Flying Circus. Season 1, Episodes 7-9. Contents: Episode 7. You're no fun anymore, recorded 10 Oct. 1969, broadcast 30 Nov. 1969 -- Episode 8. Full frontal nudity, recorded 25 Nov. 1969, broadcast 7 Dec. 1969 -- Episode 9. The ant, an introduction, recorded 7 Dec. 1969, broadcast 14 Dec. 1969. Includes lumberjack song, dead parrot--deceased, bereft of life, expired and gone to meet its maker, an ex-parrot, camel spotting, aliens turning humans into Scotsmen, Hell's grannies, full frontal nudity, the Army protection racket, the place of the nude in art, Blancmanges playing tennis, and a man with a tape recorder up his nose. 102 min. DVD 874

Monty Python's Flying Circus. Season 1, Episodes 10-13. Contents: Episode 10. Untitled, recorded 30 Nov. 1969, broadcast 21 Dec. 1969 -- Episode 11. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra goes to the bathroom, recorded 14 Dec. 1969, broadcast 28 Dec. 1969 -- Episode 12. The naked ant, recorded 21 Dec. 1969, broadcast 04 Jan. 1970 -- Episode 13. Intermission, recorded 04 Jan. 1970, broadcast 11 Jan. 1970. Includes upperclass twit of the year, albatross, lavatorial humour, a man who puts bricks to sleep by hypnosis, interruptions, police station silly voices, Ken Shabby, restaurant abuse and cannibalism, historical impersonations, pet conversions, a gorilla librarian, and a very silly psychiatry sketch. 135 min. DVD 875

Monty Python's Flying Circus. Season 2, Episodes 14-16. Contents: Episode 14. Face the press, recorded 9 July 1970, broadcast 15 Sept. 1970 -- Episode 15. The Spanish inquisition, recorded 2 July 1970, broadcast 22 Sept. 1970 -- Episode 16. Deja vu, recorded 16 July 1970, broadcast 29 Sept. 1970. Includes ministry of silly walks, a new cooker, the piranha brothers, jokes and novelties, an enormous hedgehog saying "Dinsdale?," the semaphore version of "Wuthering Heights," soft cushions and a comfy chair, flying lessons, a psychiatrist milkman, the poet McTeagle and deja vu. 102 min. DVD 876

Monty Python's Flying Circus. Season 2, Episodes 17-19. Contents: Episode 17. The Buzz Aldrin show, recorded 18 Sept. 1970, broadcast 20 Oct. 1970 -- Episode 18. Live from the grill-o-mat, recorded 10 Sept. 1970, broadcast 27 Oct. 1970 -- Episode 19. It's a living, recorded 10 Sept. 1970, broadcast 3 Nov. 1970. Includes the Grill-o-mat snack bar, the architect sketch, how to give up being a Mason, motor insurance sketch with nude lady, the Society for Putting Things on Top of Other Things, an interview with Raymond Luxury yacht, the man who is alternately rude and polite, blackmail and dung. 102 min. DVD 877

Monty Python's Flying Circus. Season 2, Episodes 20-22. Contents: Episode 20. The Attila the Hun show, recorded 2 Oct. 1970, broadcast 10 Nov. 1970 -- Episode 21. Archaeology today, recorded 9 Oct. 1970, broadcast 17 Nov. 1970 -- Episode 22. How to recognize different parts of the body, recorded 25 Sept. 1970, broadcast 24 Nov. 1970. Includes killer sheep, poofy judges, Attila the Nun, Attila the Bun, the idiot in society, wife swapping, Mr. and Mrs. Git, Bruces, the news for gibbons, an exploding penguin on the telly, the death of Mary Queen of Scots, naughty bits and the man who contradicts people. 102 min. DVD 878

Monty Python's Flying Circus. Season 2, Episodes 23-26. Contents: Episode 23. Scott of the Antarctic, recorded 2 July 1970, broadcast 1 Dec. 1970 -- Episode 24. How not to be seen, recorded 23 July 1970, broadcast 8 Dec. 1970 -- Episode 25. Spam, recorded 25 June 1970, broadcast 15 Dec. 1970 -- Episode 26. Royal episode 13, recorded 16 Oct. 1970, broadcast 22 Dec. 1970. Includes conquistador coffee and crelm toothpaste, Crockpot Religions Ltd., Long John Silver impersonators v. Bournemouth gynaecologists, a fish license, an interview with a filing cabinet, an exploding version of the Blue Danube, a man who collects birdwatcher's eggs and Spam. 102 min. DVD 879

Monty Python's Flying Circus. Season 3, Episodes 27-29. Contents: Episode 27: Whicker's world -- Episode 28. Mr. and Mrs. Brian Norris' Ford popular -- Episode 29: The money programme. Includes the life of Tchaikovsky, Schoolboys Life Assurance Company, Fraud Film Squad, one slice of strawberry tart without so much rat in it, Mrs. Premise and Mrs. Conclusion visit Jean-Paul Sartre and other perfectly normal medical phenomena. 1972. 102 min. DVD 880

Monty Python's Flying Circus. Season 3, Episodes 30-32. Contents: Episode 30. Blood, Devastation, Death, War and Horror -- Episode 31. The All-England Summarize Proust Competition -- Episode 32. The war against pornography. Includes Everest climbed by hairdressers, party hints, theory on brontosauruses, a new theory on brontosauruses, the Minister of Not Listening to People, the silliest sketch we've ever done and the pantomime horse is...a secret agent film. 1972. 102 min. DVD 881

Monty Python's Flying Circus. Season 3, Episodes 33-35. Contents: Episode 33. Salad days -- Episode 34. The cycling tour -- Episode 35. The nude organist. Includes Runny Camembert, banana and cheese sandiches, cheese Westerns, lemon curd tartle, a self-ejecting tomato and other accidents involving food, plus some cheap laughs. 1972. 102 min. DVD 882

Monty Python's Flying Circus. Season 3, Episodes 36-39. Contents: Episode 36. E. Henry Thripshaw's disease -- Episode 37. Dennis Moore -- Episode 38. A book at bedtime -- Episode 39. Grandstand. Includes Boxing tonight, what the stars foretell, a party political broadcast, an ideal loon exhibition, the Queen's own McKamikaze Highlanders, a new brain for Curry's, the sherry-drinking vicar and the dirty vicar. 1972. 135 min. DVD 883

Monty Python's Flying Circus. Season 4, Episodes 40-42. Contents: Episode 40. The golden age of ballooning -- Episode 41. Michael Ellis -- Episode 42. Light entertainment war. Includes the washing of the Montgolfier Brothers, a musical courtmartial, Norwegian Party political broadcast with subtitles, the last five miles of the M2, a documentary on ants, poetry about ants, at home with an ant and other pets, ant communication and different endings. 1974. 90 min. DVD 884

Monty Python's Flying Circus. Season 4, Episodes 43-45. Contents: Episode 43. Hamlet -- Episode 44. Mr. Neutron -- Episode 44. Party political broadcast. Includes Mr. Neutron, Mr. Neutron is missing, Mr. Neutron is still missing and Mr. Neutron is found, plus live from Epsom meet the most awful family in Britain, a doctor whose patients are stabbed by his nurse, father-in-law, the man who finishes other people's sentences and the Batsmen of the Kalahari. 1974. 90 min. DVD 885

Mr. Peepers
Cast: Mister Peepers: Wally Cox, Tony Randall. Hank McCune: Hank McCune, Hanley Stafford, Florence Bates. Presents two early 1950s television comedies. In Mister Peepers Robinson Peepers, a shy high school science teacher and his sister take a brief vacation; then school begins again. In the Hank McCune show the dim-witted Hank buys a television from credit sharks. Originally produced for television in the early 1950s. 60 min. Video/C 9663

Mr. Peepers
Cast: Wally Cox, Tony Randall, Jack Warden, Patricia Benoit, Jenny Egan, Ruth McDevitt. Journey back to Jefferson Junior High with Mr. Peepers, that shy, quiet, slow-moving science teacher whose efforts to do the right thing always seemed to backfire. Includes the first 26 episodes from this early classic televison sit-com. DVD 4863

NBC Comedy Hour (Classic Television: Your Favorites From the 1950's)
Featuring: Gale Storm, Ben Blue, Hans Conreid, Stan Freberg, Jonathan Winters, Jack Albertson, Groucho Marx. NBC Comedy hour: A comedy talent showcase hosted by Gale Storm featured singing, dancing, skits, and a lot more of early television. This segment includes a classic Groucho Marx interview. 60 min. Video/C 6753

The Office
Cast: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis, Stirling Gallacher, Oliver Chris.
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First Series, 2001 The complete first season of a British television comedy set in a paper company located in a suburb of London. Meet the staff: David, a petty, pathetic little man who is worse than your boss. David's yes-man is Gareth, who is extremely irratating. Tim is the apathetic sales rep, who can be quite witty. Dawn, the lovely receptionist, is far more endearing than your back-sassying secretary. Work is a pain, but one man's misery is another man's entertainment. 210 min. DVD 2323

Second Series, 2002
The complete second season of a British television comedy set in a paper company located in a suburb of London. The show revolves around David Brent, the oblivious general manager who instigates petty office Originally broadcast by the BBC in 2002. 180 min. DVD 2628

The Office: Complete Series One & Two and The Special
Cast: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis, Patrick Baladi, Stacey Roca. The complete series (plus extensive special features) of a British television comedy set in a paper company located in a suburb of London; a hilarious, biting look at everyday office life. The special features : The office : closed for business documentary ; Golden globes featurette ; "If you don't know me by now" full song and video ; The making of "freelove freeway" ; director's commentary ; documentary: "How I made the office" ; Wernham Hogg News ; "Slough slang" ; the local lingo ; Wernham Hogg Personnel file ; character bios ; deleted scenes ; outtakes ; video diary. Originally broadcast by BBC2 in 2001-2002. 500 min. DVD 7923
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Our Miss Brooks
Cast: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Robert Rockwell, Richard Crenna. Contents: Home cooked meal (25 min.) -- The big jump (25 min.). Two segments from the 1950s television comedy of English teacher Connie Brooks as she clashes with the principal Osgood Conklin and struggles with her infatuation with the biology teacher. In Home Cooked Meal Connie accidentally locks Mr. Conklin in the school's lunchroom freezer. In the Big Jump nobody wants to jump off the roof of the school into a net as a Civil Defense demonstration, so Connie gets the job. Originally produced for the 1954 television program. Video/C 9661

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[Ozzie and Harriet] Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (The Golden Years of Television)
One of the longest-running family comedies in which the real-life Nelson family portrayed themselves. In the first program Ricky and David take up motorcycle riding to the consternation of their parents, but both parents eventually take a spin themselves. In the second program Ozzie's neighbor Thorny invites him for a night out on the town, but Ozzie refuses, feeling he should be home with his family, but when his family pushes him out the door for his "night out," he feels rejected. Program originally telecast the 1950's and 1960's. 60 min. Video/C 6783

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Ozzie and Harriet (TV Time Comedy. Discs 7-8)
Disc 7. Side A. Ozzie & Harriet (30 min. each episode): Maid of honor; Rick grows a beard; Be on time; Rick's riding lesson; Busy Christmas -- Disc 7. Side B: Ozzie & Harriet: Late Christmas gift; Ballerina; David goes back to work; Painting from the past; Lamp for Dave and June Cast: Ozzie & Harriet: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson. Ozzie & Harriet (aka. Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet): A very long running family saga, based largely on the actual actors involved. As the sons age the program goes through their teenage dating problems, then marriages and careers. DVD 2859

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Ozzie and Harriet (TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 1-2)
Disc 1. Side B. The adventures of Ozzie and Harriet -- Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: Starring Ozzie, Harriet, David and Ricky Nelson, America watched as this active middle-class American family grew up with adventures directed and written by Ozzie Nelson. 1952-1966, 6 episodes, 30 min. each. DVD 2860

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[Ozzie and Harriet] Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: Hairstyle for Harriet. Jet Pilot.
In Hairstyle for Harriet, when Harriet threatens to get a new hair style, Ozzie strikes back by getting a reverse mohawk haircut himself. In Jet Pilot, when Ozzie gives a welcoming speech on behalf of the community to U.S. Airforce personnel, he is given a complimentary ride in one of their new jets. 199?. 51 min. Video/C 4041

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[Ozzie and Harriet] Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: Ricky, the Drummer. The 14-mile Hike.
In Ricky the drummer, Rick Nelson makes his musical debut by taking the place of an ailing drummer at a fundraising dance and following up his performance with a song. In the 14-mile hike, Ozzie takes a group of boys from a boy's club on a hike and injures his leg, so his son David enters a golf tournament in his place and wins the trophy coveted by Ozzie. 199?. 50 min. Video/C 4042

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Petticoat Junction (TV Time Comedy. Discs 1-2)
Disc 2. Side B. Petticoat Junction (30 min. each episode) : Bobby Jo & beatnik; last chance; please buy violets; Kate's recipe. Petticoat Junction: Presents the misadventures of the family staff of The Shady Rest Hotel and their neighbors of Hooterville. Their whole town revolves around the arrival of the train "The Cannon Ball." DVD 2859

The Red Skelton Show.
Originally produced for CBS television in the 1950s. 50 min. each installment

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Vol. 1: Pt. 1. Opening monologue -- Lord Beaverhead (British newscaster) -- Pedestrian polo -- How to make a salad (Army KP duty) -- Pt. 2. Opening monologue -- Cauliflower McPugg, the boxer -- Red Eye (Western). Video/C 9245
Vol. 2: Pt. 1. Opening monologue -- Gertrude and Heathcliffe -- "Half a lawyer is better than none" (Freddie, the freeloader) -- Pt. 2. Opening monologue -- "The Do it Yourself Show : Sadie Murphy's Trailer Park." Video/C 9246
Vol. 3: Pt. 1. Opening monologue -- "The chemistry set" (Pantomime) -- "The spies" (Freddie, the freeloader) -- Pt. 2. Opening monologue -- Gertrude and Heathcliffe -- "Bolivar's Beauty Parlor." Video/C 9247
Vol. 4: Opening monologue -- "Advice to the loveworn" (with Red as George Appleby) -- Two musical numbers by The Lettermen and Jayne Mansfield -- "Paris, Montmartre" (Pantomime. Video/C 9248
Vol. 5: San Fernando Red (the con man) -- Opening monologue (includes pantomime) -- Gertrude and Heathcliffe -- "Of mouth and men" -- Martha Raye (3 songs) -- "The day after New Years." Video/C 9249
Vol. 6: Opening monologue (includes pantomime) -- Gertrude and Heathcliffe -- "The seven year wretch" (George Appleby) -- Shani Wallis (2 songs) -- "The escaped convict." Video/C 9250
Vol. 6: Opening monologue (includes pantomime about polo) -- "Do you take this woman for your awful wedded wife?" (George Appleby) -- The Lettermen and Audrey Meadows (4 songs) -- "The forest ranger" (pantomime). Video/C 9251

The Red Skelton Show(TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 1-2)
This long-running weekly show spotlighted America's legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured a series of hilarious comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers. The format of the show was a comedy break-through that set the groundwork for future television comedy shows. 1952-1970, 6 episodes, 30 min each. DVD 2860

Roseanne. The Complete First Season.
Cast: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Lecey Goranson, Sara Gilbert, Michael Fishman. 'Roseanne' is the story of a working class family struggling with life's essential problems: marriage, children, money, and parents-in-law. Disc 1. Life and stuff -- We're in the money -- D-I-V-O-R-C-E -- Language lessons -- Radio days -- Lovers' lane -- The memory game. -- Disc 2. Here's to good friends -- Dan's birthday bash -- Saturday -- Canoga time -- The Monday thru Friday show -- Bridge over troubled Sonny -- Father's Day. Disc 3. Nightmare on Oak Street -- Mall story -- Becky's choice -- The slice of life -- Workin' overtime -- Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore -- Death and stuff. -- Disc 4. Dear mom and dad -- Let's call it quits. Disc 1-2: DVD 4385; Disc 3-4: DVD 4386

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[Best of] Rowan & Martin's Laugh-in
Performer: Supporting performers: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Gary Owens, Ruth Buzzi, Henry Gibson, Goldie Hawn, Dave Madden, Alan Sues, Chelsea Brown, Dick Whittington, JoAnne Worley, Connie Stevens, Lily Tomlin, Arte Johnson. Guest appearances: Cher, Tim Conway, Tiny Tim, Lorne Greene, Sheldon Leonard, Flip Wilson, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, Barbara Feldon, Hugh Hefner, Jack Riley, Richard Nixon, John Wayne, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jack Lemmon, Bob Hope, Sonny Tufts, Don Rickles, Liberace, Jack Benny, Johnny Carson, Michael Caine, George Lindsey, Carl Reiner, Greer Garson, Jim Backus, Andy Williams.

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In was an overnight sensation supported by an impressive cast of then little-known comedians. With its fast-paced format and continuous barrage of hilarious content and cameo appearances by major celebrities and politicians, the show became a trendsetter. Special features: Interviews with Gary Owens, Ruth Buzzi and Arte Johnson. Six episodes of the television program originally shown between 1968 and 1970. 360 min. DVD 1775

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Sanford and Son: The First Season
Cast: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Lynn Hamilton, Noam Pitlik, Howard Platt, Beah Richards, Gregory Sierra, Hal Williams. Disc 1: Crossed swords -- Happy birthday, Pop -- Here comes the bride, there goes the bride -- The copper caper -- A matter of life and breath -- We were robbed -- A pad for Lamont -- Disc 2: The great Sanford siege -- Coffins for sale -- The barracuda -- TV or not TV -- The suitcase case -- Return of the barracuda -- The piano movers.

Episodes from the first season of the Sanford and son about Fred Sanford who owns a junkyard shop with his son, Lamont. Fred is a widower and Lamont is always trying to get his father to go out, be active, and get involved with a variety of projects, but Fred just wants to hang out around his shop with his cronies. Episodes from season one of the television comedy series originally produced in 1962. 364 min. DVD 1471

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SNL [Saturday Night Live]: The Complete First Season, 1975-1976
Hosts: Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner. Disc 1: George Carlin, Paul Simon, Rob Reiner, hosts ; Billy Preston, Janis Ian, Simon & Garfunkel, Phoebe Snow, Randy Newman, The Jesse Dixon Singers, Joe Cocker with John Belushi, musical guests. Disc 2: Candice Bergen, Robert Klein, Lily Tomlin, hosts ; Esther Phillips, ABBA, Loudon Wainwright III, Howard Shore's All-Nurse Band, musical guests. Disc 3: Richard Pryor, Candice Bergen, Elliott Gould, hosts ; Gil Scott-Heron, Martha Reeves & The Stylistics, Anne Murray, musical guests. Disc 4: Buck Henry, Peter Cook & Dudley Moore, Dick Cavett, hosts ; Bill Withers, Toni Basil, Neil Sedaka, Jimmy Cliff, musical guests. Disc 5: Peter Boyle, Desi Arnaz, Jill Clayburgh, hosts ; Al Jarreau, Desi Arnaz, Leon Redbone, musical guests. Disc 6: Anthony Perkins, Ron Nessen, Raquel Welch, hosts ; Betty Carter, Patti Smith Group, Phoebe Snow, John Sebastian, musical guests. Disc 7: Madeline Kahn, Dyan Cannon, Buck Henry, hosts ; Carly Simon, Leon & Mary Russell, Gordon Lightfoot, musical guests. Disc 8: Elliott Gould, Louise Lasser, Kris Kristofferson, hosts ; Leon Redbone, Harlan Collins, Joyce Everson, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge, musical guests. 26 hr., 33 min. DVD 6700

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy
Welcome to Saturday Night Live's celebration of the outrageous humor of Eddie Murphy. Laugh along with Eddie Murphy originals including: Mr. Robinson, Buckwheat, Velvet Jones, Little Richard Simmons, Gumby, Dion Dion and other comedy skits. 80 min. DVD 2236

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers
Presents selections from Mike Myer's six awesome seasons as a regular on the Saturday Night live television show. His lineup of characters includes Wayne Campbell of Wayne's world; Dieter, host of sprockets; Linda Richman, hostess of coffee talk; Simon; Phillip, the hyper-hypo kid; Ron Wood; RAF Hospital, Tokyo game show and other comedy sketches. 83 min. DVD 1121

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock
Presents selections from Chris Rocks's appearances on the Saturday Night Live television show. His lineup of characterizations includes Nat X; Onski, host of "I'm chillin," Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew; Def Jam comedy sketches; Big toe song; Update, Taxes and crime; Nike Turkey, Sinatra Group; the monologue from the 25th anniversary program and more. 71 min. DVD 1122

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of the best of Chris Farley
Presents memorable moments from Chris Farley's appearances on the Saturday Night Live television show as he portrays the Chippendales dancer; Matt Foley, Motivational speaker; Host of the "Chris Farley Show"; Todd O'Connor; Bill Swerski's Super Fans, Lunchlady; Japanese game show; Focus on beauty II and more. 62 min. DVD 1123

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of the best of Dana Carvey
Presents selections from Dana Carvey's appearances on the Saturday Night Live television show including his characterizations of George Bush, Ross Perot, Tom Brokaw, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Stewart and others, plus Church Lady, Hans of Hans & Franz, Garth Algar of Wayne's World, George Will's sports machine, Grumpy old man and others. 89 min. DVD 1124; also VHS Video/C 8755

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Saturday Night Live 25
Performers: Dan Aykroyd, Dana Carvey, Chevy Chase, Billy Crystal, Jane Curtin, Chris Farley, Al Franken, Phil Hartman, Victoria Jackson, Jon Lovitz, Steve Martin, Dennis Miller, Garrett Morris, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, Kevin Nealon, Laraine Newman, Joe Piscopo, Gilda Radner, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon, Martin Short, David Spade, Alec Baldwin, Candice Bergen, David Bowie, Garth Brooks, Tom Hanks, Jerry Seinfeld, Lily Tomlin, Eurythmics, Elvis Costello, Beastie Boys, Al Green, Linda Hamilton, Michael Jordan, Paul McCartney, Roseanne, Kevin Spacey, Patrick Swayze, Christopher Walken.

A 25th anniversary celebration of the television program Saturday Night Live featuring cast members from the past and present plus various special guests. 161 min. Video/C 8779

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Seinfeld
Cast: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander, Richard Fancy, Len Lesser, Wayne Knight. This television comedy series stars Jerry Seinfeld as himself, a stand-up comedian, and follows Seinfeld and his eccentric friends as they experience everyday life in New York City.

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Seasons 1 & 2. 1990.

Disc 1. The Seinfeld chronicles (pilot) -- Male-unbonding -- The stake out -- The robbery -- The stock tip. 109 min. DVD 3227

Disc 2. The ex-girlfriend -- The pony remark -- The busboy -- The baby shower -- The jacket. 109 min. DVD 3228

Disc 3. The Chinese restaurant -- The phone message -- The apartment -- The stranded -- The statue. 109 min. DVD 3229

Disc 4. The heart attack -- The revenge -- The deal.109 min. DVD 3230

Seasons 3. 1993.

Disc 1. The note -- The truth -- The dog -- The library -- The pen. 126 min. DVD 3231

Disc 2. The parking garage -- The cafe -- The tape -- The nose job -- The alternate side.126 min. DVD 3232

Disc 3. The red dot -- The suicide -- The subway -- The pez dispenser -- The boyfriend (pt. 1-2)126 min. DVD 3233

Disc 4. The fix-up -- The limo -- The good samaritan -- The letter -- The parking space -- The keys. 126 min. DVD 3234

Seasons 4.

Disc 1, Episodes 1-6. Episode 1-2: The trip -- Episode 3: The pitch -- Episode 4: The Ticket -- Episode 5: The wallet -- Episode 6. The watch. DVD 4042

Disc 2, Episodes 7-11. Episode 7: The bubble boy-- Episode 8: The Cheever letters -- Episode 9: The opera -- Episode 10: The virgin, Episode 11: The contest. DVD 4043

Disc 3, Episodes 12-17.Episode 12: The airport -- Episode 13: The pick -- Episode 14: The visa -- Episode 15: The movie -- Episode 16: The outing -- Episode 17: The shoes. DVD 4044

Disc 4, Episodes 18-24. Episode 18: The old man -- Episode 19: The implant -- Episode 20: The handicap spot -- Episode 21: The junior mint -- Episode 22: The smelly car -- Episode 23-24: The pilot. DVD 4045

Seasons 5. 1995-1996.

Disc 1, episodes 1-5: The mango -- The puffy shirt -- The glasses -- The sniffing accountant -- The bris. DVD 4997

Disc 2, episodes 6-10: The lip reader -- The non-fat yogurt -- The barber -- The masseuse -- The cigar store Indian. DVD 4998

Disc 3, episodes 11-16: The conversion -- The stall -- The marine biologist -- The dinner party -- The pie -- The stand-in. DVD 4999

Disc 4, episodes 17-22: The wife -- The fire -- The raincoats -- The Hamptons -- The opposite. DVD 5000

Seasons 6. 1996-1997.

Disc 1, episodes 1-6: The chaperone -- The big salad -- The pledge drive -- The Chinese woman -- The couch -- The gymnast. DVD 5019

Disc 2, episodes 7-12: The Mom & Pop Store -- The soup -- The secretary -- The switch -- -- The race -- The label maker. DVD 5020

Disc 3, episodes 13-18: The scofflaw -- The highlights of 100 (parts 1 & 2) -- The beard -- The kiss hello -- The doorman. DVD 5021

Disc 4, episodes 19-24: The jimmy -- The doodle -- The fusilli Jerry -- The diplomat's club -- The face painter -- The understudy. DVD 5022

Seasons 7. 1996-1997.

Special features: "Master of his domain": Jerry Seinfeld never-before-seen stand-up comedy footage; "Larry David's farewell" featurette; "Queen of the castle: the Elaine Benes story" featurette; "Where's Larry?" Seinfeld's secret guest star; "Not that there's anything wrong with that": never-before-seen outtakes and bloopers;Sein-imation; "Yada, yada, yada" audio commentaries; "In the vault": deleted scenes; inside looks; notes about nothing.

Disc 1, episodes 1-6:The engagement -- The postponement -- The maestro -- The wink -- The hot tub -- The soup Nazi. DVD 6762

Disc 2, episodes 7-12:The secret code -- The pool guy -- The sponge -- The gum -- The rye -- The caddy. DVD 6763

Disc 3, episodes 13-18: The seven -- The cadillac, part 1 -- The cadillac, part 2 -- The shower head -- The doll -- The Friars Club. DVD 6764

Disc 4, episodes 19-24: The wig master -- The calzone -- The bottle deposit, part, 1 -- The bottle deposit, part 2 -- The wait out -- The invitations. DVD 6765

Seasons 8. 1996-1997.

Disc 1, Episode 1: The foundation -- Episode 2: The soul mate -- Episode 3: The bizarro Jerry -- Episode 4: The little kicks -- Episode 5: The package . DVD 7835

Disc 2, Episode 6: The fatigues -- Episode 7: The checks -- Episode 8: The chicken roaster -- Episode 9: The abstinence -- Episode 10: The Andrea Doria -- Episode 11: The little Jerry. DVD 7836

Disc 3, Episode 12: The comeback -- Episode 13: The money -- Episode 14: The Van Buren boys -- Episode 15: The Susie -- Episode 16: The pothole -- Episode 17: The English patient . DVD 7837

Disc 4, Episode 18: The nap -- Episode 19: The yada yada -- Episode 20: The Millennium -- Episode 21: The muffin tops -- Episode 22: The summer of George. DVD 7838

Sex and the City: The Complete First Season.
Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth.

All episodes from the first season of a television sit-com about a thirty-something sex columnist and her three single friends, that examines relationships and sexual roles in New York City. Contents: Sex and the city -- Models and mortals -- Bay of married pigs -- Valley of the twenty-something guys -- The power of female sex -- Secret sex -- The monogamists -- Three's a crowd -- The turtle and the hare -- The baby shower -- The drought -- Oh come all ye faithful. Originally broadcast on television in 1999. 540 min. DVD 996

Sex and the City: The Complete Second Season.
Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth.

All episodes from the second season of a television sit-com about a thirty-someting sex columnist and her three single friends, that examines relationships and sexual roles in New York City. Contents: Take me out to the ball game -- Awful truth -- Freak show -- They shoot single people, don't they? -- Four women and a funeral -- Cheating curve -- Chicken dance -- Man, the myth, the viagra -- Old dogs, new dicks -- Caste system -- Evolution -- La Douleur exquise -- Games people play -- Fuck buddy -- Shortcomings -- Was it good for you? -- Twenty-something girl vs.thirty-something woman -- Ex and the city. Originally broadcast on television in 1999. 540 min. DVD 997

Sex and the City: The Complete Third Season.
Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth.

All episodes from the 3rd season of a television sit-com about a thirty-something sex columnist and her three single friends, that examines relationships and sexual roles in New York City.

Disc 1. Where there's smoke -- Politically erect -- Attack of the 5'10" woman -- Boy, girl, boy, girl -- No ifs, ands, or butts -- Are we sluts? -- Disc 2. Drama queens -- The big time -- Easy come, easy go -- All or nothing -- Running with scissors -- Don't ask, don't tell -- Disc 3. Escape from New York -- Sex and another city -- Hot child in the city -- Frenemies -- What goes around comes around -- Cock a doodle do! Originally televised on HBO in 2000. 540 min. DVD 1918

Sex and the City: The Complete Fourth Season.
Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, John Corbett, Willie Garson, David Eigenberg.

Disc 1. The agony and the 'ex'-tacy -- The real me -- Defining moments -- What's sex got to do with it? -- Ghost town -- Baby, talk is cheap -- Disc 2. Time and punishment -- My motherboard, my self -- Sex and the country -- Belles of the balls -- Coulda, woulda, shoulda -- Just say yes. -- Disc 3. The good fight -- All that glitters -- Change of a dress -- Ring a ding ding -- A "Vogue" idea -- I heart NY. 540 min. DVD 1919

Sex and the City: The Complete Fifth Season.
Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, John Corbett, Willie Garson, David Eigenberg, Kyle MacLachlan. Disc one: Anchors away; Unoriginal sin; Luck be an old lady; Cover girl -- Disc two: Plus one is the loneliest number; Critical condition; The big journey; I love a charade. Carrie and Miranda wrestle with their single lifestyles. Miranda has new baby Brady and single motherhood, while Carrie finds herself in the world of publishing as the author of a real-life book of her columns. Charlotte wonders if she'd ever find another man, while Samantha finally gets rid of the one that had been vexing her far too much. The season's finale, finds all four at the straight wedding of a seemingly gay pal and contemplating their future with a wry, bemused tone. Originally aired as a television series during the 2002-2003 season. 240 min. DVD 3441

Sex and the City: Season Six, Part One.
Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, John Corbett, Willie Garson, David Eigenberg, Kyle MacLachlan. Contents: To market, to market -- Great sexpectations -- The perfect present -- Pick-a-little, talk-a-little -- Lights, camera, relationship -- Hop, skip, and a week -- The post-it always sticks twice -- The catch -- A woman's right to shoes -- Boy, interrupted -- The domino effect -- The one. Sex columnist Carrie and her gal pals Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha continue on their sexual conquests. Carrie believes things are on an upswing because of her hot date with Jack, while Charlotte is upset over Harry's disclosure that he would never marry a non-Jew. This leads to her decision to convert to Judaism. Samantha feasts her eyes on Jerry, the man who soon becomes her boyfriend. Charlotte hears the words she's been longing for from Harry. Miranda continues to emotionally distance herself from Steve. A visit from Mr. Big forces Carrie to re-think their relationship one last time. Originally aired on television during the 2003 season. 360 min. DVD 3442

Sex and the City: Season Six, Part Two.
Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, John Corbett, Willie Garson, David Eigenberg, Kyle MacLachlan. Carrie continues her romance with a Russian artist, a flippantly arrogant man who's been around the block, but he is able to supply Carrie's needed desire for magic. Miranda has settled down with Steve, but there is more that will change with her, including her address. Charlotte continues to make baby plans now that the husband slot is filled quite nicely. Samantha brings a good sense of drama to the show with a breast-cancer scare. In the final two-part episode, Carrie faces her romantic destiny, but also solidifies herself as a fashion icon. Originally aired on television during the 2003 season. 270 min. DVD 3443

The Simpsons See Animated Features

Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
Tells the story of the censorship battles of this groundbreaking comedy television program that became a hot bed of controversy, igniting laughter and social consciousness across a nation. Broadcast on CBS televison from 1967 until it was cancelled in 1969, the beloved hosts pioneered a turning point in American television history. Written & directed by Maureen Muldaur. 2002. 99 min. DVD 4175

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That Girl.
1966-1971 sitcom. Cast: Marlo Thomas, Ted Bessell, Lew Parker, Rosemary De Camp. 25 min. each episode.

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That Girl: Everybody Loves Ann. Three episodes: Among My Souvenirs: Donald is jealous of Ann's old boyfriend, who turns out to be a wolf. Tenor's Loving Care (with Carroll O'Connor): Ann accompanies Don so he can get an interview with a famed opera star. Mating Game: Ann fails to select Don on a television dating game show, and Don must report on the date. Video/C 8254

That Girl: Daddy's Little Girl. Three episodes: Leaving the Nest is for the Birds: Everything goes wrong for Ann when she invites her parents to dinner to show them that life in the city is not so bad. Rivals: Ann discovers that her father is jealous of Donald for replacing him as the man in her life. It's so Nice to Have a Mouse Around the House: When Donald trades apartments with Ann to save her from a mouse, her father discovers him there and is convinced there has been some hanky panky. Video/C 8255

That Girl: All for Showbiz. Three episodes: You Have to Know Someone to be Unknown: Ann finds out that elaborate and fantastic schemes will not help her win an acting part. Mailman Cometh: Ann's agent involves her in a publicity date with comedian Dick Shawn. Just Spell the Name Right: A mixup ensues between an actor and his wife and Don and Ann. Video/C 8256

The Three Stooges. (The Golden Years of Television)
Contents: Disorder in the court (1936, 18 min.) / directed by Preston Black; screenplay by Felix Adler -- Malice in the palace (1940, 17 min.) / produced and directed by Jules White; screenplay by Felix Adler. Disorder in the court: The three Stooges mix it up in the trial of a fandancer accused of shooting her lover. Malice in the palace: The owners of the Cafe Casbah-Bah (the worst eatery in the Orient) go incognito as Santa Clause in an attempt to recover a diamond stolen from the King Rutin-Tutin's Tomb by the evil Omigosh, Emir of Shmowland. 35 min. Video/C 6778

Topper (Classic Television: Your Favorites From the 1950's)
Featuring Leo G. Carroll, Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling. This amusing television show was about a couple coming back to haunt their former home after passing away. Their home was now occupied by banker Cosmo Topper and his wife, Henrietta, with Cosmo the only person able to see the Kirby's antics. 30 min. Video/C 6757

Trouble with Father (TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 9)
Stu Erwin plays himself as the folksy, good natured bumbling principal of Hamilton High School. Most of the story revolves around the Erwin household, in which June Collyer plays his wife June, and Sheila James plays their young daughter Jackie. 1950's. 30 min each. DVD 2860

TV Nation
Presents episodes from the TV series TV Nation, in which Michael Moore sets out with a TV crew and correspondents to expose the excesses of corporate America and examine the absurdity of modern politics and popular culture. Featuring: Michael Moore, Steven Wright, Rusty Cundieff, Louis Theroux, Merrill Markoe, Karen Duffy, Ben Hamper, Jane Morris, Jeff Michalski; announcer, Bruce Brown.
Vol 1: Contents: Free trade in Mexico -- Taxi! -- Appleton Prison -- Love Canal -- Looking for missiles -- Corp-Aid -- White House security guard -- Where to send our boys in '95 -- 5 million new jobs -- Predictions for the New Year -- Meet the Republicans -- Condoms. 1994 and 1995. 98 min. Video/C 9826
Vol 2: Contents: Bruno for president -- Slaves -- Beach party -- Crime scene clean-up -- Crackers the corporate crime-fighting chicken -- Love night -- Michigan Militia -- America's most wanted -- Aquariums of the damned -- KGB III -- Meet the Republicans -- Extra credit. 116 min. Video/C 9827

What's Happening!: The Complete First Season
Cast: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer, Mabel King. The entire first season of the television comedy "What's happening!" Roger, Rerun and Dwayne are three African American teenage buddies growing up in Los Angeles, who have a penchant for getting into mischief and trying to find ways to get rich quick. Almost always the trio's schemes wind up getting them into trouble and its up to Roger's mother to get them out of it.

Disc 1. Runaway -- Birthday present -- When Daddy comes marching home -- My three tons -- Saturday's hero -- Burger Queen -- Speak for yourself, Dwayne -- Disc 2. Shirley's date -- Sunday father -- Christmas -- Maid did it -- Incomplete Shakespeare -- Hospital stay -- Firing squad -- Disc 3. Boarder -- Dwayne's dilemma -- Tickets -- What's wrong with Raj? -- Nice guys finish last -- From here to maternity -- Puppy love. 520 min. DVD 2596

Whoopi Goldberg
A one-woman show in which comedian Whoopi Goldberg performs as five different characters that couldn't have less in common in a hilarious thought-provoking and touching tribute to one actor's immensely gifted talent. 1986. 75 min. Video/C 8881

Will & Grace. Season one
Cast: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes. Will and Grace live together in an apartment in New York. Will is a gay lawyer, Grace is a straight interior designer, and every day is full of laughs. Presents the first season of the television sit-com with episodes 1 through 22. Special featurs: Cast interviews; director interview; creators interview; interactive menus; 11 themed featurettes. Originally presented on NBC in 1998. 484 min. DVD 2125

Cooking Shows

The French Chef with Julia Child
Chefs of all ages and abilities can share Julia's love of fine French food and learn to cook some of her most-loved dishes with this collection of 18 episodes from her original 1960's Television series. Special features include recipes and a bibliography. Disc 1, Starters and side dishes: 1. The potato show -- 2. Your own French onion soup -- 3. Bouillabaisse `a la Marseillaise -- 4. The spinach twins -- 5. Salade Nicoise -- 6. French fries -- Disc 2, Main courses: 1. Boeuf bourguignon -- 2. To roast a chicken -- 3. The lobster show -- 4. To stuff a sausage -- 5. Tripes `a la mode -- 6. The whole fish story -- Disc 3, Baking, desserts, and other classics: 1. Queen of sheba cake -- 2. Cheese and wine party -- 3. Apple dessert -- 4. Mousse au chocolat -- 5. The good loaf -- 6. The omelette show. 432 min. DVD 4412

Julia Child!: America's Favorite Chef
The life and legacy of fabled French chef and television personality Julia Child is remembered and celebrated in this special program. The film tells two love stories: one between Julia and Paul Child, the other between Julia and French food. c2004. 57 min. DVD 5567

Cops and Crime

Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu
Television drama about the villainous Chinese master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu and his nemesis Sir Nayland Smith. Based on the story by Sax Rohmer. Two episodes of the 1956 television series. Contents: The Golden God of Dr. Fu Manchu, writer, Richard Landru, director, Franklin Adreon; The Master Plan of Dr. Fu Manchu, writer, Arthur Orloff, director, William Witney. Cast: Glenn Gordon, Lester Matthews, Clark Howat, Carla Balenda. 30 min. each episode. Video/C 8283

Boston Blackie (TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 5-6)
Meet Boston Blackie (Kent Taylor), enemy of injustice, friend of the underdog. 30 min. DVD 2860

Cagney & Lacey. The True Beginning
Cast: Sharon Gless, Tyne Daly, Martin Kove, Carl Lumbly, Al Waxman. The complete first season of a television series centering around partners Christine Cagney and Mary Beth Lacey-- two strong and intelligent female New York City detectives with real lives and real problems. Special features: Disc 4, Side A: Featurette: "Breaking the laws of TV, pt. 1" ; Disc 4, Side B: Featurette: "Breaking the laws of TV, pt. 2." Disc 1: Witness to an incident ; One of our own ; Beauty burglars ; High steel ; Hotline ; Internal affairs -- Disc 2: Mr. Lonelyhearts ; Conduct unbecoming ; I'll be home for Christmas ; Recreational use ; Hopes and dreams ; The grandest jewel thief of them all -- Disc 3: Affirmative action ; Open and shut case ; Jane Doe #37 ; Date rape ; Burnout ; Chop shop -- Disc 4: Let them eat pretzels ; The gang's all there -- A cry for help ; The informant. Originally broadcast on television in 1982-1983. 1083 min. DVD 8186
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Charlie's Angels
Two episodes from the television series Charlie's angels originally broadcast in 1976, featuring Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Jaclyn Smith, David Doyle. Angels in chains (49 min.): The Angels infiltrate a corrupt Southern prison and are forced to join guest star Kim Basinger in the warden's bordello. Blue angels (49 min.): The Angels rub a crooked cop the wrong way when they go undercover in a massage parlor. Dirk Benedict guest stars. 1997. 98 min. Video/C 6848

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Charlie's Angels: The Complete First Season.
Cast: Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Jaclyn Smith, David Doyle. The first season of a TV series about a mystery-man who runs a detective agency with three beautiful private detectives, who often "go undercover" and end up in a variety of difficult situtations. Disc 1: 1.2.3.Pilot --Hellride --The Mexican connection --Night of the strangler.; Disc 2: 4.5.6.7.8.Angels in chains --Target: Angels --The killing kind --To kill an Angel --Lady killer. Disc 3: 9.10.11.12.13.Bullseye --Consenting adults --The seance --Angels on wheels --Angel trap; Disc 4: 14.15.16.17.18.The big tap-out --Angels on a string --Dirty business --The Vegas connection --Terror on Ward One; Disc 5: 19.20.21.22.Dancing in the dark --I will be remembered --Angels at sea --The blue Angels. Originally broadcast in 1976. 220 min. Disc 1: DVD 4371; Disc 2: DVD 4372; Disc 3: DVD 4373; Disc 4: DVD 4374; Disc 5: DVD 4374

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Cross Current (The Case of the Forged Passports)
Classic episodes from the 1950s are presented as prime examples of television film noir. In Cross current, Christopher Storm searches for stolen printing plates being used to forge American passports. Cast: Gerald Mohr and James Daly. Television series. Cross current originally released as Foreign Intrigue by NBC between 1951-1955 and syndicated as Cross Current. 1993?. 30 min? Video/C 6849

CSI: Crime Sene Investigation. The Complete First Season
Disc 1. Pilot; Cool change; Crate and burial; Pledging Mr. Johnson -- Disc 2. Friends and lovers; Who are you?; Blood drops; Anonymous -- Disc 3. Unfriendly skies; Sex, lies and larvae; I-15 murders; Fahrenheit 932 -- Disc 4. Boom; To halve and to hold; Table stakes; Too tough to die -- Disc 5. Face lift; $35K OBO; Gentle gentle; Sounds of silence -- Disc 6. Justice is served; Evaluation day; Strip strangler. Cast: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Gary Dourdan, Jorga Fox, Paul Guilfoyle, Robert David Hall, Eric Szmanda. 1025 min. DVD 2862

Dangerous Assignment(TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 5-6)
An undercover agent (Brian Donlevy) for the U.S. Government saves the free world. Brian Donlevy played Steve Mitchell, an international operative who had two jobs: Get in and get out of danger. Donlevy had the delivery to make the show sound plausible, even if it was routine Cold War brushfire stuff. Herb Butterfield was the Commissioner, a taskmaster shrouded in secrecy who served up the situations. Disc 5: Side A; Disc 5 : Side B. 1949-1953. 30 min. each DVD 2860

Dragnet (Volume 3)
Two episodes from the 1950's TV series Dragnet, which was based on actual cases in the Los Angeles Police Department. In the first (given the title Big Shoplift), swank stores are hit by a thief who then throws the loot away. In the second (given the title Big hit and run), an elderly woman and her grandson are the victims of a hit and run driver. Originally produced as TV programs by Mark VII Ltd. in 1953. Includes the sponsor's commercials. Video/C 6604

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Dragnet (Volume 4).
Two episodes from the 1950's television series Dragnet, which was based on actual cases in the Los Angeles Police Department. In the first (given the title Big Betty) A gang of con artists prey on relatives of the recently deceased. In the second (given the name Big counterfeit) a clever thief represents himself as a police detective in order to intimidate his victims. Video/C 6611

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Dragnet (TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 5-6)
Based on true cases the show emphasized careful police work setting a realistic tone for early police drama. Interweaving the policeman's professional and personal lives the show featured the inimitable Sergeant Joe Friday (Jack Webb), and his sidekick, Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander). 1951-1959, 6 episodes, 30 min each. DVD 2860

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Duarte & C.a.
Cast: Rui Mendes, Antonio Assunc~ao, Alberto Quaresma, Luis Alberto. Segments from a Portuguese television series beginning in 1985. A crime drama produced for Portuguese television. In Portuguese. 300 min. DVD 6221

Federal Men (The Case of the Perfect Gentleman)
Classic episode from the 1950s presented as a prime example of television film noir. Cast: Paul Langton, John Stephenson, Dorothy Green, Betty Lou Garson, Walter Greaza, Bob Griffin, Mickey Knox, Lestor Dorr. Treasury agent Jennings investigates a nightclub owner who's laundering money for the mob. Federal Men originally released as Treasury Men in Action by ABC (September-December 1950) and then by NBC (1951-1955) and syndicated as Federal men. 30 min? Video/C 6849

Hill Street Blues. The Complete First Season
This 1980s television drama follows the lives of cops at an urban police station, from the traffic cops to the police chief himself, as they hit the streets of the city. Contains all 22 episodes of season one. Cast: Daniel J. Travanti, Barbara Babcock, Taurean Blacque, Robert Clohessy, Jon Cypher, Charles Haid, Veronica Hamel, Mimi Kuzyk, Kiel Martin, Michael Conrad, Robert Hirschfeld, Barbara Bosson. Disc 1, side A: Hill Street Station promo ; Hill Street Station ; Presidential fever promo ; Presidential fever ; Politics as usual promo ; Politics as usual ; Can World War III be an attitude? promo ; Can World War III be an attitude? -- Disc 1, side B: Double jeopardy promo ; Double jeopardy ; Film at eleven promo ; Film at eleven -- Disc 2, side A: Choice cut promo ; Choice cut ; Up in arms promo ; Up in arms ; Your kind, my kind, humankind promo ; Your kind, my kind, humankind ; Gatorbait promo ; Gatorbait -- Disc 2, side B: Life, death, eternity promo ; Life, death, eternity ; I never promised you a rose, Marvin promo ; I never promised you a rose, Marvin -- Disc 3, side A: Second hand Rose promo ; Second hand Rose ; Rites of spring (1) promo ; Rites of spring (1) ; Rites of spring (2) promo ; Rites of spring (2) ; Jungle madness (1) promo ; Jungle madness (1) -- Disc 3, side B: Jungle madness (2) promo ; Jungle madness (2). ca. 850 min. DVD 5076
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Homicide, Life on the Street: The Complete Seasons 1-2.
Cast: Daniel Baldwin, Ned Beatty, Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Koto, Melissa Leo, John Polito, Kyle Secor. Disc 1. Gone for Goode; A ghost of a chance; The night of the dead living -- Disc 2. Son of a gun; A shot in the dark; Three men and Adena -- Disc 3. A dog and pony show; And the rockets dead glare; Smoke gets in your eyes -- Disc 4. See no evil; Black and blue; many splendored thing; Bop gun. Segments from seasons 1 and 2 of the acclaimed television drama inspired by the non-fiction book by David Simon. It is at once a mundane yet compelling look inside the Homicide Unit of the Baltimore Police Department, where a group of determined individuals are committed to their grim job at hand. Originally produced for television in 1993-1994. DVD 2872

Homicide, Life on the Street: The Complete Season 3.
Cast: Daniel Baldwin, Ned Beatty, Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Koto, Melissa Leo, John Polito, Kyle Secor. It is at once a mundane yet compelling look inside the Homicide Unit of the Baltimore Police Department, where a group of determined individuals are committed to their grim job at hand. Based on the book by David Simon. Originally produced for television in 1996.

Volume 1: Contents: Nearer my God to thee -- Fits like a glove -- Extreme unction. Segments from the third season of the acclaimed television drama inspired by the non-fiction book by David Simon. 150 min. DVD 2067

Volume 2: Contents: Crosetti -- The Last of the watermen -- A model citizen -- Happy to be here. Segments from the third season of the acclaimed television drama inspired by the non-fiction book by David Simon. 150 min. DVD 2068

Volume 3: Contents: All through the house -- Nothing personal -- Every mother's son. 150 min. DVD 2069

Volume 4: Contents: Cradle to grave -- Partners -- The city that bleeds -- Dead end. 150 min. DVD 2070

Volume 5: Contents: End game -- Law and disorder -- The old and the dead. 150 min. DVD 2071

Volume 6: Contents: In search of crimes past -- Colors -- The gas man. 150 min. DVD 2072

Homicide, Life on the Street: The Complete Season 4.
Cast: Andre Braugher, Richard Belzer, Yaphet Kotto, Kyle Secor, Melissa Leo, Isabella Hofmann. In this television series the men and women of the Baltimore Police Homicide Division keep pace with the killers who ensure their skills will always be needed. Includes three episodes from season four.

Volume 1: Contents: Fire (part 1 & 2) / teleplay by Julie Martin; story by Tom Fontana & Henry Bromell; directed by Don Scardino -- Autofocus / teleplay by Jack Behr; story by Henry Bromell & Tom Fontana; directed by Alan Taylor -- A doll's eyes / teleplay by James Yoshimura; story by Tom Fontana & Henry Bromwell; directed by Kenneth Fink. DVD 3068

Volume 2: Contents: Heartbeat / teleplay by Kevin Arkadie; story by Tom Fontana & Henry Bromell; directed by Bruno Kirby -- Hate crimes / written by James Yoshimura & Tom Fontana; directed by Peter Weller -- Thrill of the kill / teleplay by Jorge Zamacona; story by Tom Fontana & Henry Bromwell; directed by Tim Hunter. DVD 3069

Volume 3: Contents: Sniper (pt.1) / teleplay by Jean Gennis & Phyllis Murphy; story by Tom Fontana & Henry Bromell; directed by Jean De Segonzac -- Sniper (pt.2) / teleplay by Edward Gold; story by Henry Bromell & Tom Fontana; directed by Darnell Martin -- Full moon / teleplay by Eric Overmyer; story by Henry Bromwell & Tom Fontana & Eric Overmyer; directed by Leslie Libman & Larry Williams -- For God and country / written by Jorge Zamacona & Michael S. Chernuchin; directed by Ed Sherin. DVD 3070

Volume 4: Contents: The Hat / teleplay by Anya Epstein; story by Tom Fontana & Henry Bromell & Trish Soodik; directed by Peter Medak -- I've got a secret / teleplay by D. Maria Legaspi; story by Henry Bromell & Tom Fontana; directed by Gwen Arner -- Justice (pt.1) / teleplay by David Rupel; story by Tom Fontana & Henry Bromwell; directed by Michael Radford -- Justice (pt.2) / teleplay by David Simon; story by Tom Fontana & Henry Bromell; directed by Peter Medak. DVD 3071

Volume 5:Contents: Stakeout / teleplay by Noel Behn; story by Tom Fontana & Noel Behn; directed by John McNaughton -- Map of the heart / teleplay by Michael Whaley; story by Michael Whaley & James Yoshimura; directed by Clark Johnson -- Requiem for Adena of the kill / written by Julie Martin; directed by Lee Bonner -- The damage done / teleplay by Jorge Zamacona; story by Henry Bromell & Tom Fontana; directed by Jace Alexander. DVD 3072

Volume 6: Contents: The wedding / teleplay by Henry Bromell; directed by Alan Taylor -- Scene of the crime / teleplay by Anya Epstein & David Simon; story by Henry Bromell, Tom Fontana & Barry Levinson; directed by Kathy Bates -- Work related / written by Tom Fontana; directed by Jean De Segonzac. DVD 3073

Homicide, Life on the Street: The Complete Season 5.
Cast: Andre Braugher, Richard Belzer, Yaphet Kotto, Kyle Secor, Melissa Leo, Isabella Hofmann. In this television series the men and women of the Baltimore Police Homicide Division keep pace with the killers who ensure their skills will always be needed. Includes three episodes from season four.

Volume 1: Contents: Hostage, part 1 / teleplay, James Yoshimura; story, Tom Fontana, Julie Martin; director, Ted Demme -- Hostage, part 2 / teleplay, Julie Martin; story, Tom Fontana, James Yoshimura; director, Jean De Segonzac -- Prison riot / teleplay, Tom Fontana; story, Tom Fontana, Henry Bromell; director, Kenneth Fink -- Bad medicine / teleplay, David Simon; story, Tom Fontana, Julie Martin; director, Kenneth Fink. 188 min. DVD 3083

Volume 2: Contents: Contents: M.E., myself and I / teleplay, Lyle Weldon, Emily Whitesell; story, Tom Fontana; director, Michael Fields -- White lies / teleplay, Anya Epstein; story, Tom Fontana; director, Peter Weller -- The heart of Saturday night / Writer, Henry Bromwell; director, Whit Stillman -- The true test / Teleplay, Noel Behn; story, Tom Fontana, Noel Behn. 188 min. DVD 3084

Volume 3: Contents: Control / teleplay, Les Carter, Susan Sisko; story, Tom Fontana, Julie Martin; director, Jean De Segonzac -- Blood wedding / Matthew Witten; story, Tom Fontana, James Yoshimura; director, Kevin Hooks -- The documentary / teleplay, Eric Overmyer; story, Tom Fontana, James Yoshimura, Eric Overmyer; director, Barbara Kopple. 141 min. DVD 3085

Volume 4: Contents: Betrayal / teleplay, Gay Walch; story, Tom Fontana, Julie Martin; director, Clark Johnson -- Have a conscience / writer, James Yoshimura; director, Uli Edel -- Diener / teleplay, Christopher Kyle; story, Tom Fontana, Julie Martin; director, Kyle Secor -- Wu's on first? / teleplay, David Simon, Anya Epstein; ) story, James Yoshimura, Julie Martin; director, Tim McCann. 188 min. DVD 3086

Volume 5: Contents: Valentine's day / writer, Tom Fontana; director, Clark Johnson -- Kaddish / teleplay, Linda McGibney; story, Julie Martin, James Yoshimura, Ron Goldstein; director, Jean de Segonzac -- Double blind / teleplay, Lee Blessing, Jeanne Blake; story, Tom Fontana, James Yoshimura; director, Uli Edel -- Deception / teleplay, Debbie Sarjeant; story, Tom Fontana, Julie Martin, James Yoshimura; director, Peter Medak. 188 min. DVD 3086

Volume 6: Contents: Narcissus / writer, Yaphet Kotto; director, Jean De Segonzac -- Partners and other strangers, pt. 1 / writers, Anya Epstein, Julie Martin, Darryl Lemont Wharton; director, Leslie Libman, Larry Williams -- Strangers and other partners, pt. 2 / writers, David Simon, James Yoshimura, Tom Fontana; director, Kenneth Fink. DVD 3087

Law & Order.
Presents the first season of the Emmy Award-winning television series about the investigation and prosecution of cases ripped straight from today's headlines. Cast: Michael Moriarty, George Dzundza, Chris Noth, Richard Brooks, Dann Florek, Steven Hill. 1. Prescription for death -- 2. Subterranean homeboy blues -- 3. The reaper's helper -- 4. Kiss the girls and make them die -- 5. Happily ever after -- 6. Everybody's favorite bagman -- 7. By hooker, by crook -- 8. Poison ivy -- 9. Indifference -- 10. Prisoner of love -- 11. Out of the half-light -- 12. Life choice -- 13. A death in the family -- 14. The violence of summer -- 15. & 16. Torrents of greed (Parts 1 & 2) -- 17. Mushrooms -- 18. The secret sharers -- 19. The serpent's tooth -- 20. The troubles -- 21. Sonata for solo organ -- 22. The blue wall. Special features: "The creation of Law & Order" including an interview with series creator Dick Wolf. Originally produced as a television series in 1990. DVD 4757

Law & Order.
1990-1994.

Law & Order: Indifference. This episode about child abuse begins with Detectives Greevey and Logan's investigation into why a little girl is comatose, leading to charges against her parents. Cast: George Dzundza, Chris Noth, Dann Florek, Michael Moriarty, Richard Brooks, Steven Hill, Jerry Orbach. 1990-1991 season. 48 min. Video/C 7639

Law & Order: Manhood. When a gay cop is killed because back-up is late on the scene, a hate campaign towards homosexuals in the police force is revealed. Cast: George Dzundza, Chris Noth, Dann Florek, Michael Moriarty, Richard Brooks, Steven Hill, Jerry Orbach. 1990-1991 season. 48 min. Video/C 7639

Law & Order: Conspiracy. A prominent black political leader is shot and killed at a rally and a Jewish liberal, seen at the rally with a gun, is blamed and brought to trial. Cast: Paul Sorvino, Chris Noth, Dann Florek, Michael Moriarty, Richard Brooks, Steven Hill, Jerry Orbach, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jill Hennessy. 1991-1992 season. 47 min. Video/C 7640

Law & Order: Sanctuary. A fatal hit and run of a twelve-year-old provokes racial tension. During the riot an Italian businessman, mistaken for a Jew, is pulled from his car and beaten to death. Cast: Paul Sorvino, Chris Noth, Dann Florek, Michael Moriarty, Richard Brooks, Steven Hill, Jerry Orbach, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jill Hennessy. 1991-1992 season. 47 min. Video/C 7640

Law & Order: American Dream. The decomposed skeleton of a murder victim is unearthed in a Manhattan construction site. Stone must use his legal savvy to keep the man responsible behind bars after he is granted an appeal and found not guilty. Cast: Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth, S. Epatha Merkerson, Michael Moriarty, Jill Hennessy, Steven Hill, Sam Waterston. 1994?. 47 min. Video/C 7641

Law & Order: White Rabbit. A safe deposit box company exposes a female political activist/fugitive who went underground 20 years ago to avoid being charged with murder. Cast: Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth, S. Epatha Merkerson, Michael Moriarty, Jill Hennessy, Steven Hill, Sam Waterston. 1994?. 47 min. Video/C 7641

The Lawless Years(TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 5-6)
NYC police officer (James Gregory) fights organized crime in the Roaring '20s. 30 min. DVD 2860

Miami Vice
Cast: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Edward James Olmos, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown, Michael Talbott, Martin Ferrero, John Diehl. A television crime series set against the seamy and steamy Miami underworld. Ride shotgun with suave vice cops Sonny and Rico as they battle a neverending gallery of criminals, drug dealers, and lowlifes. Includes all 22 episodes of the first season. Originally broadcast on television, 1984-85. 1105 min. DVD 7827
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Mr. and Mrs. North (TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 1-2)
Mr. and Mrs. North: Jerry North (Richard Denning) is a mystery magazine publisher who thinks he is a good amateur detective. He and his wife Pamela (Barbara Britton) investigate various crimes and solve them before the police do. 1952, 7 episodes, 30 min. each. DVD 2860

Mr. and Mrs. North (TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 5-6)
A NYC mystery story writer (Richard Denning) and his wife (Barbara Britton) are also amateur detectives. 30 min. DVD 2860

The Naked City.
Four segments from the New York based television series with Detective Adam Flint. Originally released as segments on the ABC television program The naked city aired in 1961. DVD 1518
A Hole in the City. After holding up an armored car, gang leader Lewis Nunda and his cronies hide out at the home of their leader's aunt where Nunda painfully confronts his past.
Button in the Haystack. When a service station owner fears that he'll be arrested for the murder of a man found nearby, he panics and gets rid of his gun, the only evidence that can save him.
Shoes for Vinnie Winford.When a dance hostess is reported missing, a police investigation links the club's sadistic owner to her disappearance.
Vengeance is a Wheel. Mario Licosa seeks vengeance when the family patriarch is illed, despite his brother's pleas to stay of out it.

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The Naked City.
Four segments from the New York based television series with Detective Adam Flint. Originally released as segments on the ABC television program The naked city aired in 1960 and 1961. DVD 1519
A Death of Princes. A crooked detective blackmails a cashier, a prizefighter and a playboy into helping him steal the proceeds from a charity match.
Debt of Honor. A gambler gets in deep trouble with an underworld crime syndicate, triggering his wife to run away after she learns about his unsavory connections.
The Man Who Bit a Diamond in Half. A man discovers that his wife is involved with a gang of jewel thieves who plan to steal the world's largest uncut diamond.
Murder is a Face I Know. A model husband and father massacres the crew of a cabin cruiser. Now his wife and son must face the fact that he's secretly a hit man for a gang lord.

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NYPD Blue.
Television drama depicting the gritty reality of life in a New York City Police unit as the officers go about their work with grim determination. Two partners, Detectives Andy Sipowicz and John Kelley, are the main officers who personify very different approaches to their difficult job. Sipowicz's brash gruffness (covering an emotional vulnerability) is tempered by the precise and controlled demeanor of Kelley. Cast: Dennis Franz, David Caruso, James McDaniel, Sharon Lawrence, Gail O'Grady, Amy Brenneman, Sherry Stringfield, Michael DeLuise, Michael Harney, Nicholas Turturro.

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Season 01 Originally released as a television program in 1993-1994. ca. 1078 min. DVD 2861

NYPD Blue. Season 02 Trials & tribulations -- From whom the skell rolls -- Cop suey -- Dead and gone -- Simone says -- The final adjustment -- Double abandando -- You bet your life -- Don we now our gay apparel -- In the butt, Bob -- Vishy-vashy-Vinny -- Large mouth bass -- Travels with Andy -- A murder with teeth in it -- Bombs away -- UnAmerican grafitti -- Dirty socks -- Innuendo -- Boxer rebellion -- The bookie and Kooky Cookie -- The bank dick -- A.D.A. Sipowicz. Special features: one-hour "Season 2: a season of change" documentary with never-before-seen footage, all-new "Wedding bell blues" and "The music of Mike Post" featurettes, selected episode commentaries, script-to-screen comparison. Originally broadcast 1994-1995. 1078 min. DVD 7941

NYPD Blue. Season 03. Discs 1&2 Disc 1. E.R. -- Torah! Torah! Torah! -- One big happy family -- Heavin' can wait -- Dirty laundry -- Curt Russell -- Disc 2. Aging bull -- Cold heaters -- Sorry, Wong suspect -- The backboard jungle -- Burnin' love -- These old bones Special features: Selected episode commentaries ; "Life in the 15th Precinct" featurette ; "Father and son" featurette ; "Women of NYPD Blue" featurette. DVD 7942

NYPD Blue. Season 03. Discs 3&4 Disc 3. A tushful of dollars -- The nutty confessor -- Head case -- Girl talk -- Hollie and the blowfish -- We was robbed -- Disc 4. Auntie maimed -- A death in the family -- Closing time -- He's not guilty, he's my brother. Special features: Selected episode commentaries ; "Life in the 15th Precinct" featurette ; "Father and son" featurette ; "Women of NYPD Blue" featurette. DVD 7943

Oz: The Complete First Season
Episodes from the first year, 1997, of a television drama chronicling the daily activities in an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison, or 'OZ'. As run by Tim McManus and overseen by Warden Leo Glenn, its all about prisoner rehabilitation over public retribution. No matter how hardened a criminal or killer, whether you're in for a few years or in for life, you have a role to play. But once inside, choose your friends carefully. Cast: Ernie Hudson, Terry Kinney, Harold Perrineau, Eamonn Walker, Kirk Acevedo, Edie Falco, Leon, Rita Moreno, Tony Musante, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Sean Whitesell, Dean Winters, B.D. Wong. Contents: Disc 1. The routine; Visits, conjugal and otherwise; God's chillin -- Disc 2. Capital P; Straight life; To your health -- Disc 3. Plan B; A game of checkers. 451 min. DVD 1131

Public Defender (TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 5-6)
A suave private eye (David Janssen) brings justice to the big city streets. 30 min. DVD 2860

Racket Squad. (Classic Television: Your Favorites From the 1950's)
An early crime show based on actual case records from police bunko and confidence departments all over the U.S. This episode features a couple trying to pull off a phony injury claim. Featuring Reed Hadley, Catherine McCleod, Steve Brodie. 30 min. Video/C 6759

Racket Squad.(TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 5-6)
Based on actual cases and one of television's first classic crime shows Racket Squad starred Reed Hadley as Captain John Braddock, tireless investigator for San Francisco's Racket Squad, who tracked down a wide variety of flimflammers and con artists. Disc 6. Side B. Racket Squad (1951-1953, 6 episodes, 30 min. each. DVD 2860

Richard Diamond (TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 5-6)
A NYC mystery story writer (Richard Denning) and his wife (Barbara Britton) are also amateur detectives. 30 min. DVD 2860

Shades of Noir
Eliot Ness: an untouchable life -- Matter of principal -- Three women. Commentary: Mickey Spillane, Sara Paretsky, Gar Haywood, Stacy Keach, Otto Penzler, Parnell Hall, Laren Estleman, Walter Mosley,Terry Beatty, Gary Niebuhr, Leonard Maltin, Martin H. Greenberg, Joe Gores, Donald E. Westlake, Lee Meredith, Shirley Eaton. Opens with three short film noirs as examples of the genre (33 min.) "Elliot Ness: an untouchable life" follows a detective in 1920s Chicago making his first move against Al Capone. In "A matter of principal" a retired hitman fights insomnia by interceding in a kidnapping. In "Three women," three women confess to the murder of the same abusive boyfriend. Films are followed by a full-length bio-documentary (87 min.) about the legendary mystery writer Mickey Spillane. Includes interviews with mystery writers, film and TV directors, cartoonists, actors and actresses commenting on the development and influence of mystery writers on the film noir genre. Special features: Feature-length commentary with writer/director Max Allan Collins and co-producer, Phillip Dingeldein ; Blake Edwards "Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer" TV pilot (1954) ; Mickey Spillane's "I, the Jury," trailer ; "Behind principal," the making of "A matter of principal," featurette ; Mickey Spillane as Mike Hammer in "Tonight my love," a rare 1954 recording and more. 120 min. DVD 5045

The Sopranos
Tony Soprano is your average, middle-aged businessman. Tony's got a dutiful wife, a not-so-dutiful daughter, a son named Anthony Jr., a mother he's trying to coax into a retirement home, a hot-headed uncle, a not-too-secret mistress and a shrink to tell all his secrets, except the one she already knows: Tony's a mob boss. Cast: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese, Vincent Pastore, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Sirico, Robert Iler, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Nancy Marchand.
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The Complete First Season. The Sopranos -- 46 long -- Denial, anger, acceptance -- Meadowlands -- College -- Pax Soprana -- Down neck -- The legend of Tennessee Moltisanti -- Boca -- A hit is a hit -- Nobody knows anything -- Isabella -- I dream of Jeannie Cusamano. Special features: Exclusive video interview with Sopranos creator David Chase by Peter Bogdanovich; 2 behind-the-scenes featurettes. 4 discs. 1999. 680 min. DVD 822

The Complete Second Season. Contents: Disc 1. Guy walks into a psychiatrit's office -- Do not resuscitate -- Toodle-fucking-do -- Commendatori -- Disc 2. Big girls don't cry ---- Happy wanderer -- D-girl -- Disc. 3. Full leather jacket -- From where to eternity -- Bust out -- Disc 4. House arrest -- The knight in white satin armor -- Funhouse -- The Sopranos special features (2 featurettes). 2000. 696 min. DVD 2342

The Complete Third Season. Contents: Disc 1. Mr. Ruggerio's neighborhood -- Proshai, Livushka -- Fortunate son -- Employee of the month. Disc 2.Another toothpick -- University -- Second opinion. Disc 3. He is risen -- The telltale moozadell -- To save us all from Satan's power. Disc 4. Pine barrens -- Amour fou -- The army of one. 2001. 780 min. DVD 2343

The Complete Fourth Season. Contents: Disc 1. For all debts public and private -- No-show -- Christopher -- Disc 2. The weight -- Pie-O-my -- Everybody hurts -- Watching too much television -- Disc 3. Mergers & acquisitions -- Whoever did this -- The strong, silent type -- Disc 4. Calling all cars -- Eloise -- Whitecaps. 2002. 780 min. DVD 2344

The Complete Fifth Season. Two Tonys -- Rat pack -- Where's Johnny? -- All happy families ... -- Irregular around the margins -- Sentimental education -- In Camelot -- Marco Polo -- Unidentified black males -- Cold cuts -- The test dream -- Long term parking -- All due respect. 780 min. DVD 4046

The Complete Sixth Season: Part I. Special features: Disc 1: "Join the club" cast audio commentary track ; Disc 3: "Luxury lounge" writer audio commentary track; "The ride" writer and cast audio commentary track ; Disc 4: "Kaisha" creator/writer David Chase audio commentary track. Disc 1: Episode 1: Members only / written by Terence Winter ; directed by Tim Van Patten -- Episode 2: Join the club / written by David Chase ; directed by David Nutter -- Episode 3: Mayhem / written by Matthew Weiner ; directed by Jack Bender. Disc 2: Episode 4: The fleshy part of the thigh / written by Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider ; directed by Alan Taylor -- Episode 5: Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni request... / written by Terence Winter ; directed by Steve Buscemi -- Episode 6: Live free or die / written by David Chase & Terence Winter and Robin Green & Mitchell Burgess ; directed by Tim Van Patten. Disc 3: Episode 7: Luxury lounge / written by Matthew Weiner ; directed by Danny Leiner -- Episode 8: Johnny Cakes / written by Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider ; directed by Tim Van Patten -- Episode 9: The ride / written by Terence Winter ; directed by Alan Taylor. Disc 4: Episode 10: Moe n' Joe / written by Matthew Weiner ; directed by Steve Shill -- Episode 11: Cold stones / written by Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider and David Chase ; directed by Tim Van Patten -- Episode 12: Kaisha / written by Terence Winter and David Chase & Matthew Weiner ; directed by Alan Taylor. Originally broadcast on HBO television in 2006. 720 min. DVD 6646

The Complete Sixth Season: Part II.All nine episodes from part two of the sixth season of the television series. Tony faces a myriad of immediate, stress-inducing crises at home, at work and from the law. Tony's wife Carmela plans for a future she's not sure will arrive, and son AJ and daughter Meadow find that adulthood holds its own surprises. Disc 1. Soprano home movies / written by Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider and David Chase & Matthew Weiner ; directed by Tim Van Patten -- Stage 5 / written by Terence Winter ; directed by Alan Taylor. -- Disc 2. Remember when / written by Terence Winter ; directed by Phil Abraham -- Chasing it / written by Matthew Weiner ; directed by Tim Van Patten. Disc 3. Walk like a man / written and directed by Terence Winter -- Kennedy and Heidi / written by Matthew Weiner and David Chase ; directed by Alan Taylor -- The second coming / written by Terence Winter ; directed by Tim Van Patten. -- Disc 4. The blue comet / written by David Chase and Matthew Weiner ; directed by Alan Taylor -- Made in America / written and directed by David Chase. Bonus features: Disc 1: Cast audio commentary track on "Soprano home movie" ; Disc 2: Cast audio commentary track on "Remember when" ; Disc 3: Cast audio commentary track on "The second coming" ; Disc 4: Cast audio commentary track on "The blue comet;" making Cleaver : behind the scenes of Christopher's horror film; The music of 'The Sopranos:' creator David Chase, cast and crew discuss the songs from the show. Originally broadcast on HBO television in 2007. 540 min. DVD 8729

Veronica Mars, Season I
Cast:Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Teddy Dunn, Jason Dohring, Francis Capra, Enrico Colantoni. In this first season of the television series set in the wealthy seaside community of Neptune, California, the rich and powerful make the rules. Unfortunately for them, there's Veronica Mars, a smart, fearless 17-year-old apprentice private investigator solving the town's toughest mysteries. Disc 1: Pilot episode (Creator's cut) ; Credit where credit's due ; Meet John Smith ; The wrath of con -- Disc 2: You think you know somebody ; Return to the Kane ; The girl next door ; Like a virgin -- Disc 3: Drinking the kool-aid ; An Echolls' family Christmas ; Silence of the lambs ; Clash of the tritons -- Disc 4: Lord of the bling ; Mars vs. Mars ; Ruskie business ; Betty and Veronica -- Disc 5: Kane and Abel's ; Weapons of class destruction ; Hot dogs ; M.A.D. -- Disc 6: A trip to the dentist ; Leave it to Beaver. Originally broadcast as a television program during the 2004-2005 season. 935 min. DVD 8584
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Veronica Mars, Season II
Cast:Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Teddy Dunn, Jason Dohring, Francis Capra, Enrico Colantoni. In this second season of the television series, the Mars family find themselves embroiled in another season-long mystery hitting closer to home following a new local tragedy. Veronica must also deal with her increasingly complicated romantic life and a whole new school year. Disc 1: Normal is the watchword ; Driver Ed ; Cheatty cheatty bang bang ; Green-eyed monster -- Disc 2: Blast from the past ; Rat saw God ; Nobody puts Baby in a corner ; Ahoy, mateys! -- Disc 3: My mother, the fiend ; One angry Veronica ; Donut run ; Rashard and Wallace go to White Castle -- Disc 4: Ain't no Magic Mountain high enough ; Versatile toppings ; The quick and the wed ; The rapes of Graff -- Disc 5: Plan B ; I am God ; Nevermind the buttocks ; Look who's stalking -- Disc 6: Happy go lucky ; Not pictured. Special features: Additional scenes ; 2 featurettes: "A day on the set with Veronica Mars" ; "Veronica Mars: not your average teen detective" ; gag reel. 929 min. DVD 8585
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The Wire
Cast: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce, John Doman. This unvarnished, highly realistic television series follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn.
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First Season. Originally broadcast on television in 2002. 780 min. DVD 3929

Second Season Originally broadcast on television, 2003-2004. ca. 720 min. DVD 3930

Third Season Disc 3: Straight and true ; Homecoming ; Back burners -- Disc 4: Moral midgetry ; Slapstick ; Reformation -- Disc 5: Middle ground ; Mission accomplished. Originally broadcast on HBO television during the fall 2004 season. 703 min. DVD 5943

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Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years.
A comprehensive history of the people, the stories, the events, and the issues of the civil rights struggle in America. Presents behind-the-scenes insights into such major events as the Montgomery bus boycott, the March on Washington, and the march from Selma to Montgomery. SEE African American videography for program details. DVD 3985-3986

The Mills of the Gods: Viet Nam.
"As direct cinema evolved, so did its commitment to supporting social change. The Canadian Broadcasting Company did much to encourage and extend direct cinema's impact by creating television series devoted to direct cinema films engaging social issues. The most influential among these was the program "This Hour Has Seven Days." The Mills of the Gods, a shocking look at the early stages of the Vietnam War, was the show's most controversial and influential production. Beryl Fox, who had already established herself as a prolific filmmaker committed tosocial change in films such as Summer in Mississippi (1965) about American race relations, takes her camera to the Vietnam War to record the conflict and allows viewers to witness, first-hand, the sorrow, futility, and inhumanity at itscore. The film reveals the horrors of the war: the wide-scale destruction, thebrutal civilian casualties, and the torture of prisoners of war. These scenes are contrasted with quiet shots of everyday life in Vietnamese villages, and with candid interviews with enthusiastic American soldiers and pilots, who allseem to love their work. The films most shocking sequences come from filming with an American pilot on a bombing raid. The pilot is overjoyed at his successful napalm drop. Fox then takes her camera down to the village that was bombed, and shows us the horrific carnage the joyful pilot had caused. The Millsof the Gods caused both an immediate sensation and outrage when it was broadcast. The BBC aired the program, and the film circulated widely in the US, mainly on college campuses. The CBC had to run disclaimers before the film thatit did not present the viewpoint of the broadcaster. The US was so outraged that it basically blacklisted the CBC from any important news event in Washington, DC. The film caused diplomatic tensions to rise between Canada and the US, and led the Canadian government to pressure the CBC, which cancelled "This Hour Has Seven Days" in 1966. The Mills of the Gods is a perfect example of direct cinema's ability to go deeply into divisive issues and of the reaction of the establishment to its unconventional style of reporting events. Fox made two more acclaimed films about Vietnam (Saigon, 1967; Last Reflections on a War, 1968).The Mills of the Gods stands as one of the most important films on that tragic conflict." [from One World Film Festival web site] 56 min. DVD 3056

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Vietnam: A Television History.
13 parts DVD 2796. SEE Peace & Conflict Studies videography for program details

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[Walt Disney] Tomorrowland: Disney in Space and Beyond.
Through six television shows from Walt Disney's Tomorrowland series this compilation examines Disney's vision of space exploration and how it helped build strong public support for the government's space explorations. Contents: [Disc one] Man in space / produced and directed by Ward Kimball (1955) -- Man and the moon / directed by Ward Kimball (1955) -- Mars and beyond / directed by Ward Kimball (1957). -- [Disc two] Eyes in outer space -- Our friend the atom / directed by Hamilton Luske (1958) -- "EPCOT" -- Bonus material. 240 min. DVD 3605

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[Walt Disney] True Life Adventures: Wonders of the World.
Disc 1. Introduction by Roy Disney -- White wilderness (1958, 72 min.) -- Water birds (1951, 31 min.) -- Beaver valley (1950, 32 min.) -- Prowlers of the Everglades (1953, 32 min) -- Disc 2: Mysteries of the deep (1959, 24 min.) -- Wonders of the water worlds (50 min.) -- Crisler story (19 min.) -- Backstage with Roy Disney at Disney's Animal Kingdom: Birds (9 min.) -- Filmmakers' journal (22 min.) -- Collectors' Corner (3 min) -- Original theatrical trailers (6 min.) Disney's acclaimed, groundbreaking nature series captures the wonder of animals and nature. White Wilderness looks at the daily lives of arctic animals such as polar bears, walruses, goldenyes, wolverines and lemmings. Water Birds focuses on the behaviors of water birds filmed in various islands across the globe. Beaver Valley looks at the life of beavers and their neighbors, squirrels, otters, coyotes and blue herons. Prowlers of the Everglades follows creatures living in the Everglades, focusing on alligators, snakes, otters, raccoons and birds. Mysteries of the Deep examines exotic and rare fish and sea life around the world. Wonders of the Water World tracks the course of a body of water from brook to lake to sea, featuring the lives of animals that inhabit in or near it. The Crisler story is a look at the life of True-Life Adventures filmmakers Herb and Alice Crisler. 318 min. DVD 6708

[Walt Disney] True Life Adventures: Lands of Exploration.
Disc 1. Introduction by Roy Disney -- Living desert (1953, 69 min.) -- Vanishing prairie (1954, 71 min.) -- Seal Island (1948, 27 min.) -- Disc 2. Islands of the sea (1960, 28 min.) -- Nature's strangest creatures (1959, 16 min.) -- Prairie (1954, 23 min.) -- Behind the True-Life cameras (1955, 24 min.) -- Backstage with Roy Disney at Disney's Animal Kingdom: Desert insects (4 min.) -- Backstage with Roy Disney at Disney's Animal Kingdom: Snakes (5 min.) -- Filmmakers' journal (37 min.) -- Collectors' corner (3 min.) -- Trailers and promos (16 min.) Disney's acclaimed, groundbreaking nature series captures the wonder of animals and nature. Living desert: This first feature-length True-Life adventure film focuses on the lives of the animals, insects and plants of the southwestern American desert. Vanishing Prairie: A look into the animal and bird life of the American prairie including extensive filming of prairie dog "towns." Seal Island: Extensive look at the lives of the fur seals on the Pribilof Isands. Islands of the Sea: Goes island-hopping around the world to little know islands with each island home to at least one unique bird, fish or other critter. Nature's strangest creatures: Looks at the unusual animals of Australia including kangaroos, giant bats, flying squirrels and the duck-billed platypus. Prairie: Looks at the animals of the prairie, including footage of the photographers at work. Behind the True-Life Cameras: Follows photographers in the Everglades and Africa. 298 min. DVD 6709

[Walt Disney] True Life Adventures: Creatures of the Wild.
Introduction by Roy Disney -- African lion (1955, 72 min.) -- Jungle cat (1960, 70 min.) -- Bear country (1953, 33 min.) -- Olympic elk (1952, 27 min.) -- Cameras in Africa (1954, 20 min.) -- Yellowstone story (1957, b&w, 17 min.) -- Tribute to the Milottes (17 min.) -- Backstage with Roy Disney at Disney's Animal Kingdom: Elephants (3 min.) -- Backstage with Roy Disney at Disney's Animal Kingdom: Cheetah medical exam (11 min.) -- Filmmakers' journal (30 min.) -- Collectors' corner (3 min.) -- Trailers & Promo (10 min.) Disney's acclaimed, groundbreaking nature series captures the wonder of animals and nature. African Lion: The lion is just one of the animal species native to the central African plains studied here. Also includes the behaviors of baboons, giraffes, rhinos, cheetahs and various scavengers. Jungle cat: Goes to the Brazilian jungle to study a family of Jaguars and their interactions with other creatures including sloths, anteaters, crocodiles, lizards, boas and a number of tropical birds. Bear country: Charts the life of black bears from one winter to another along with marmots, coyotes, gophers, squirrels and porcupines. Olympic elk: Follows the yearly migration and behaviors of the elk of Washington State's Olympic Peninsula. Cameras in Africa: True-Life Adventures photographers Al and Elma Milotte recount their adventures in filming The African Lion. Yellowstone story: Covers the park's origins and its natural wonders. 329 min. DVD 6710

[Walt Disney] True Life Adventures: Nature's Mysteries.
ntroduction by Roy Disney -- Secrets of life (1956, 70 min.) -- Perri (1957, 74 min.) -- Nature's half acre (1951, 33 min.) -- Searching for nature's mysteries (1956, 48 min.) -- Adventure in Wildwood heart (1957, 49 min.) -- Backstage with Roy Disney at Disney's Animal Kingdom: Butterflies (7 min.) -- Tribute to Winston Hibler (16 min.) -- Filmmakers' journal (35 min.) -- Collectors' corner (8 min.) -- Original theatrical trailers (6 min.) Disney's acclaimed, groundbreaking nature series captures the wonder of animals and nature. Secrets of life: Profiles animal and plant life from all over the natural spectrum, focusing on the means by which life supports, sustains and replicates itself. Coverage includes blooming flowers, pollination, the life cycles of ants and bees, freshwater and ocean fish and a variety of other fascinating species. Perri: Using a pre-scripted storyline written by Felix Salten (author of Bambi), this film tells the story of a young squirrel named Perri, whose exploration of the world, fierce rivalry with an aggressive marten and a bobcat and love for another squirrel drive the action. Nature's half acre: Examines the goings-on in the "hidden world" located in a half acre of land. Searching for nature's mysteries: Photographer Winston Hibler demonstrates some of the then-new technologies and tricks of the trade used in creating the True-Life adventure films. Adventure in Wildwood Heart: Focuses on filmmakers and their efforts at capturing real-life footage that would correspond with the pre-determined script for the film Perri. 328 min. DVD 6711

Drama (including Mystery and Suspense Shows)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
Episodes from the complete first season of the Emmy Award-winning murder-mystery television program created by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. Originally produced as a television program in 1955. DVD 4467

Disc 1: Side A: Revenge -- Premonition -- Triggers in leash -- Don't come back alive -- Into thin air -- Salvage -- Breakdown. Side B: Our cook's treasure -- The long shot -- The case of Mr. Pelham -- Guilty witness -- Santa Claus and the 10th avenue kid -- The cheney vase -- A bullet for Baldwin.

Disc 2: Side A: The big switch -- You got to have luck -- The older sister -- Shopping for death -- The derelicts -- And so died Riabouchinski -- Safe conduct. Side B: Place of shadows -- Back for Christmas -- The perfect murder -- There was an old woman -- Whodunit -- Help wanted -- Portrait of Jocelyn.

Disc 3: Side A: The orderly world of Mr. Appleby -- Never again -- The gentleman from America -- The baby sitter -- The belfry -- The hidden thing -- The legacy. Side B: Mink -- Decoy -- The creeper -- Momentum.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Contents: Lamb to the slaughter -- The case of Mr. Pelham -- Banquo's chair -- Back for Christmas. Barbara Bel Geddes, Allan Lane, Harold J. Stone, John Williams, Kenneth Haigh, Tom Ewell, Raymond Bailey, Isobel Elsom.

Lamb to the slaughter: When Mrs. Maloney's philandering husband asks for a divorce, she'll do anything to keep him, but can she get away with muurder? Case of Mr. Pelham: Buttoned-down businessman Mr. Pelham hasn't been himself lately. Actually he's been more like two of himself. In a bizarre series of near misses, he draws closer to a riveting confrontation with ... himself. Banquo's chair: A murder suspect goes to a dinner party, unaware that a visit by the victim's ghost is on the menu. Back for Christmas: Herbert is digging up a surprise in the basement for his nagging wife -- her grave, but little does he suspect that the grave may be his own. The case of Mr. Pelham based on a story by Anthony Armstrong; Banquo's chair based on a story by Rupert Croft-Cooke; Lamb to the slaughter based on a story by Roald Dahl; Back for Christmas based on a story by John Collier. Four programs from suspense anthology series, originally aired between 1955 and 1959 on CBS-TV. DVD 1030

Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Director, Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Laurence Harvey, Hazel Court, Claude Rains, Ed Gardner, James Donald, Patricia Owens, Audrey Meadows, Steve Dunne. Contents: Arthur -- The crystal trench -- The horseplayer -- Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's coat -- Bang! you're dead.

Arthur: An amiable chap who runs a New Zealand poultry farm is happy when a former flame re-enters his life until a richer man comes along. Arthur's solution is, of course, murder ... murder most fowl. Crystal Trench: An English mountain climber dies and his body becomes frozen in a glacier. His young wife clings to his memory and lives for the day that his corpse will emerge at the foot of the glacier. Horseplayer: The pastor of a poor church has a parishioner who is getting miraculous results at the race track. He can't condone gambling, but the temptation to place a bet is great. Mrs. Bixby and the colonel's coat: Mrs. Bixby is having a secret affair but when the wealthy gentleman decides to end it he buys her a gift ... a mink coat, but how to get it home without making hubby suspicious? Bang! You're dead: Chester likes to play cowboy complete with gun but today the unsuspecting lad has filched a real gun from his uncle and his family must find him before its too late. Arthur based on a story by Arthur Williams; The horseplayer based on a story by Henry Slesar; The crystal trench based on a story by A.E.W. Mason; Mrs. Bixby and the Colonels' coat based on a story by Roald Dahl; Bang! you're dead based on a story by Margery Vosper. Release of five programs from the suspense television series, originally aired between 1959 and 1961. DVD 1043

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 2
Revenge: In this premiere episode of the series, Ralph arrives home to find his wife unconscious, the victim of an attack. Dazed, she cannot describe her assailant and the police have no clues, so Ralph begins to take the law into his own hands. Breakdown: Mr. Callew, a cold businessman, is disdainful of any show of emotion, but when he has an accident and is paralyzed and mistaken for dead, can he contain his emotions long enough to save himself? Wet Saturday: Young Millicent has just killed her ex-lover and her father, the head of an aristocratic English family, is determined to cover up the crime. Mr. Blanchard's secret: A daffy suburban spoof of Hitchcock's Rear Window, in which a mystery writer spies on her new neighbors and wonders why Mrs. Blanchard is nowhere to be seen?. Videodisc release of four programs from suspense anthology series, originally aired between 1955 and 1959 on CBS-TV. Revenge based on a story by Samuel Blas; Breakdown based on a story by Louis Pollock; Wet Saturday based on a story by John Collier; Mr. Blanchard's secret based on a story by Emily Neff. DVD 1861

Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Season 3
The Master of Suspense is back with more twists, turns, and things that go bump in the night. Set contains all 39 episodes from the third season. DVD 8927

Disc 1: The glass eye / cast, Rosemary Harris, William Shatner -- The mail order prophet / E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman -- The perfect crime / Vincent Price-- Heart of gold / Mildren Dunnock, Darryl Hickman -- Silent witness / Don Taylor, Dolores Hart -- Reward to finder / Jo Van Fleet, Oscar Homolka -- Enough rope for two / Jean Hagen, Steven Hill.

Disc 2: Last request / cast, Harry Guardino -- The young one / Carol Lynley, Vince Edwards -- The diplomatic corpse / Peter Lorre, George Peppard -- The deadly / Phyllis Thaxter-- Miss Paisley's cat / Dorothy Stickney, Fred Graham -- Night of the execution / Pat Hingle -- The percentage / Alex Nicol -- Together / Joseph Cotton, Christine White. 209 min.

Disc 3: Sylvia / cast, Ann Todd -- The motive / Skip Homeier -- Miss Bracegirdle does her duty / Mildred Natwick, Gavin Muir -- The equalizer / Leif Erickson, Martin Balsam -- On the nose / Jan Sterling -- Guest for breakfast / Joan Tetzel, Scott McKay -- The return of the hero / Jacques Bergerac, Susan Kohner, Marcel Dalio -- The right kind of house / Robert Emhardt, Jeanette Nolan.

Disc 4: The foghorn / cast, Barbara Bel Geddes, Michael Rennie -- Flight to the East / Gary Merrill, Konstantin Shayne-- Bull in a china shop / Dennis Morgan -- Disappearing trick / Robert Horton -- Lamb to the slaughter / Barbara Bel Geddes, Harold J. Stone -- Fatal figures / John McGiver -- Death sentence / James Best, Katharine Bard -- The festive season / Richard Waring, Carmen Mathews, Edmon Ryan.

American Family. Season one.
American Family, the first drama series to air on broadcast television featuring a Latino cast, reveals the enduring strength of family in America today as it chronicles the lives of the Gonzalez's, residents of East Los Angeles. Cast: Edward James Olmos, Sonia Braga, Constance Marie, Esai Morales, Raquel Welch, A.J. Lamas, Rachel Ticotin, Austin Marques.

Disc 5: Listen, listen! / cast, Edgar Stehli -- Post mortem / Steve Forrest, Joanna Cook Moore -- The crocodile case / Denholm Elliott -- Dip in the pool / Kennan Wynn, Fay Wray, Philip Bourneuf -- The safe place / Robert H. Harris -- The canary sedan / Jessica Tandy -- The impromptu murder / Hume Cronyn, Robert Douglas -- Little white frock / Herbert Marshall, Julie Adams, Tom Helmore.

Episodes 1-4. Contents: American family (Pilot) -- The sewing machine -- Crash boom love, parts 1 & 2. Creator/executive producer/director, Gregory Nava. ca. 180 min. 4 episodes of the first season, broadcast on PBS 1/23/02 - 3/27/02. DVD 2142

Episodes 5-8. Contents: La estrella (The star) -- La llorona, parts 1 & 2 -- Circle of fire. 4 episodes of the first season, broadcast on PBS 1/30/02 - 2/27/02. DVD 2143

Episodes 9-12. Mexican revolution -- The forgotten war -- La cama (The bed) -- Citizen Cisco. 4 episodes of the first season, broadcast on PBS 5/1/02 - 5/22/02.DVD 2144

Episodes 13-16. Contents: Silence of God -- The father -- The glass ceiling -- The fighting Fridas. 4 episodes of the first season, broadcast on PBS 5/29/02 - 7/31/02. DVD 2145

Episodes 17-19. Contents: The barbershop -- The masked eagle, parts 1 & 2. 3 episodes of the first season, broadcast on PBS 8/7/02 - 8/21/02. DVD 2146

Episodes 20-22. Contents: The journey, parts 1 & 2 -- La casa (The house). 3 episodes of the first season, broadcast on PBS 8/28/02 - 9/18/02. DVD 2147

Bang the Drum Slowly
Cast: Paul Newman, Albert Salmi, Rudy Bond, George Peppard. A television drama of a terminally-ill baseball player trying to play just one more season, and of his friend on the team who tries to help him. The hard nosed professional team learns the meaning of friendship and death when it finds out about the player's illness. Based on the novel by Mark Harris. Original live television broadcast from September 26, 1956, on the U.S. Steel Hour. 60 min. Video/C 9662

The Battler
Cast: Dewey Martin, Paul Newman, Phyllis Kirk, Frederick O'Neal, Richard Collier. A television drama about a young man leaving home to go "on the bum," who meets a crazed punch-drunk fighter and his giant companion. The story of how the fighter and his companion met and how the fighter went downhill fast after his wife left him creates a starkly realistic portrait of a way of life. Originally presented on Playwrights 56, October 18, 1955, NBC-TV. Based on the short story The battler by Ernest Hemingway.60 min. Video/C 9688

Beverly Hills 90210. The Complete First Season
Cast: Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty, James Eckhouse, Douglas Emerson, Jennie Garth, Brian Astin Green, Luke Perry, Carol Potter, Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling, Ian Ziering. The first season of a television series about the trials and tribulations of a group of students from West Beverly Hills High School. Class of Beverly Hills -- The green room -- Every dream has its price (tag) -- The first time -- One on one -- Higher education -- Perfect mom -- The 17 year itch -- The gentle art of listening -- Isn't it romantic? -- B.Y.O.B. -- One man and a baby -- Slumber party -- East side story -- A fling in Palm Springs -- Fame is where you find it -- Stand (up) and deliver -- It's only a test -- April is the cruelest month -- Spring training -- Spring dance -- Home again. Originally broadcast on television during the 1990-1991 season. 1108 min. DVD 6590 (first episode also on vhs Video/C 8285)
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Big Love(HBO, 2006)
Presents the first season of a television series about a polygamist and independent businessman who lives in Salt Lake City with his three wives and seven children. Cast: Bill Paxton, Bruce Dern, Chloe Sevigny, Harry Dean Stanton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ginnifer Goodwin, Mary Kay Place. Contents: Pilot -- Viagra blue -- Home invasion -- Eclipse -- Affair -- Roberta's funeral -- Eviction -- Easter -- A barbecue for Betty -- The baptism -- Where there's a will -- The ceremony. 693 min. DVD 6456
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Brian's Song (1971)
Directed by Buzz Kulik. Cast: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Shelley Fabares, Judy Pace. A dramatization of the true life experiences and deep friendship between Gale Sayers, black halfback for the Chicago Bears, and his white teammate, Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer in 1970. 74 min. DVD 7583
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The Comedian
Cast: Mickey Rooney, Mel Torme, Kim Hunter, Edmond O'Brien, King Donovan, Eddie Ryder, H.M. Wynant, Constance Ford, Whit Bissell, Mike Ross. Credits: Executive producer, Sonny Fox; producer, David J. Eagle; director, Barry A. Brown. Original credits: director, John Frankenheimer. In this television play, Sammy Hogarth as a TV comic makes millions roar with laughter. But behind the scenes, a vicious egotist with a violent temper, he makes everyone within shouting distance, including his family, run for cover. An adaptation by Rod Serling from the novelette by Ernest Lehman. Originally aired as a Playhouse 90 drama on the night of Feb. 14, 1957. 129 min. Video/C 9669

The Corner
Cast: T.K. Carter, Khandi Alexander, Sean Nelson, Clarke Peters, Glenn Plummer, Toy Connor, Tasha Smith. Based on a true story, this TV mini series chronicles a year in the lives of 15-year-old DeAndre McCullough, his mother Fran and father Gary, along with their friends, enemies, and neighbors. Ever present in their world is illicit drugs-- heroin and cocaine-- the need that fuels the business, and the business that fuels the need. Based on the book "The corner: a year in the life of an inner-city neighborhood" by David Simon and Edward Burns. Originally broadcast by HBO in 2000. 360 min. DVD 5694
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Dallas. The Complete First and Second Seasons
Cast: Barbara Bel Geddes, Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, Victoria Principal, Linda Gray, Jim Davis, Charlene Tilton, Ken Kercheval, Steve Kanaly. Power, wealth, sex, glorious extravagance. One place has them all - Dallas. This television saga chronicles the exploits of the Ewing family, the wealthy Texas oil millionaires. Includes all 29 shows from season 1 and season 2. Disc 1/Side A: 1. Digger's daugher -- 2. Lessons -- 3. Spy in the house -- Disc 1/Side B: 4. Winds of vengeance -- 5. Barbecue -- 6. Reunion part 1.-- Disc 2/Side A: 7. Reunion part 2 -- 8. Old acquaintance -- 9. Bypass -- Disc 2/Side B: 10. Black market baby -- 11. Double wedding -- 12. Runaway. -- Disc 3/Side A: 13. Election -- 14. Survival -- 15. Act of love -- Disc 3/Side B: 16. Triangle -- 17. Fallen idol -- 18. Kidnapped. -- Disc 4/Side A: 19. Home again -- 20. For love or money -- 21. Julie's return -- Disc 4/Side B: 22. The red file part 1 -- 23. The red file part 2 -- 24. Sue Ellen's sister. -- Disc 5/Side A: 25. Call girl -- 26. Royal marriage -- 27. The outsiders -- Disc 5/Side B: 28. John Ewing III part 1 -- 29. John Ewing III part 2. Originally broadcast on television during the 1978-1979 for the first season and 1979-1980 for the second season. DVD 5958
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Days of Wine & Roses
Cast: Piper Laurie, Cliff Robertson, Charles Bickford. Credits: Producer, Fred Coe; director, John Frankenheimer; writer, J.P. Miller. This television production of the play by J.P. Miller uses flashbacks to tell the story of a young couple's fall to the lowest depths of alcoholic despair and the man's choice of sobriety over his still-alcoholic wife. "Original live television broadcast" -- Container. Originally broadcast by CBS on the Playhouse 90 television series on Oct. 2, 1958; rebroadcast on PBS during the 1980-81 season. 88 min. Video/C 9668

Desperate Housewives
In this television drama secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends in one suburban neighborhood. Cast: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria, Nicollette Sheridan, James Denton, Steven Culp, Ricardo Antonio Chavira, Jesse Metcalfe, Brenda Strong.

Season One. Disc 1. Pilot -- Ah, but underneath -- Pretty little picture -- Who's that woman -- Disc 2. Come in, stranger -- Running to stand still -- Anything you can do -- Guilty -- Disc 3. Suspicious minds -- Come back to me -- Move on -- Every day a little death -- Disc 4. Your fault -- Love is in the air -- Impossible -- Ladies who lunch -- Disc 5. There won't be trumpets -- Children will listen -- Live alone and like it -- Fear no more -- Disc 6. Sunday in the park with George -- Goodbye for now -- One wonderful day. Originally broadcast on television, 2004-2005. DVD 4756

Season 2. Disc 1. All the juicy details -- Next -- You could drive a person crazy -- You'll never get away from me -- My heart belongs to Daddy -- They asked me why I believe in you -- Disc 2. I wish I could forget you -- Color and light -- The sun won't set -- That's good, that's bad -- Coming home -- Disc 3. One more kiss -- We're gonna be all right -- There's something about a war -- Silly people -- Thank you so much -- Disc 4. There is no other way -- Could I leave you? -- Everyone says don't -- Don't look at me-- It wasn't meant to happen -- Disc 5. I know things now -- No one is alone --Remember. Special features: Exclusive unaired storyline: this complete storyline, exclusive to the DVD, was shot for broadcast but never aired - Features Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher); "Anatomy of a show" - Directors diary: an episode director shows all the steps it takes to get the job done; "Iconic housewives": hear insights and wisdom from TV's most iconic housewives, includes the Wisteria Lane Housewives reveal their favorite women and memories from housewife past; Mark & Mom: creator/executive producer Marc Cherry is interviewed with (his inspiration for the show) his mom; Deleted scenes; Audio commentaries. Originally broadcast by ABC during the 2005-2006 season. 1035 min. DVD 8139

Season 3.The mystery continues around Bree's new husband as he is suspected of cheating on his wife and killing a woman named Monique. The housewives get together to complete the mystery while trying to keep their already crazy individual lives sustained. Listen to the rain on the roof -- It takes two -- A weekend in the country -- Like it was -- Nice she ain't -- Sweetheart, I have a confession -- Bang -- Children and art -- Beautiful girls -- The miracle song -- No fits, no fights, no feuds -- Not while I'm around -- Come play wiz me -- I remember that -- The little things you do together -- My husband, the pig -- Dress big -- Liaisons -- God, that's good -- Gossip -- Into the woods -- What would we do without you? -- Getting married today. Originally broadcast on television during the 2006-2007 season. 993 min. DVD 8676

Dynasty. Season One
Cast: John Forsythe, Linda Evans, John James, Pamela Sue Martin, Pamela Bellwood, Bo Hopkins, Dale Robertson, Joan Collins, Heather Locklear. Most of the show features the conflict between two large corporations, Blake's Denver Carrington and Alexis' ColbyCo. Originally broadcast 1981. 359 min.
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Disc 1: Oil, parts 1 & 2 -- Oil, part 3 -- The honeymoon. -- Disc 2: The dinner party -- Fallon's wedding -- The chauffeur tells a secret -- The bordello. Special features: 7 episodes from season one, including the 3-part series premiere that started it all ; selected episode commentary by series co-creator Esther Shapiro and actor Al Corley. DVD 7924

Disc 3: Krystle's lie, part 1 -- The necklace, part 2 -- The beating -- The birthday party. -- Disc 4: The separation -- Blake goes to jail -- The testimony DVD 7925

Elizabeth I (TV, HBO, 2005)
Cast: Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Hugh Dancy, Ian McDiarmid, Patrick Malahide, Toby Jones. A television mini-series exploring the intersection of the private and public life of Elizabeth I in the latter half of her reign, offering a personal look at her allies, her enemies, and her suitors as she struggles to survive in a male-dominated world. 211 min. DVD 6080
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Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen (TV, 1996)
Directed by Coky Giedroyc. Cast: Anne-Marie Duff, Tom Hardy, Hans Matheson, Ian Hart, Dexter Fletcher, Kevin McKidd, Daniel Evans, Joanne Whalley, Sienna Guillory. Anne-Marie Duff stars in this British television production as the shrewd and captivating queen who defended her throne amidst an atmosphere of plotting and intrigue, torture and murder. The Virgin Queen is a riveting drama that explores the fascinating 44-year-reign of Elizabeth I. 230 min. DVD 5422

Entourage: First Season
Cast: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Debi Mazar, Jeremy Piven. In this television series Eric, Turtle, and Johnny Drama are dedicated to helping their film-star buddy, Vincent Chase, navigate the absurdities and pitfalls of modern-day Hollywood. Disc 1: 1. Entourage -- 2. The review -- 3. Talk show -- 4. Date night -- Disc 2: 5. The script & the sherpa -- 6. Busey and the beach -- 7. The scene -- 8. New York. Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven. Created by Doug Ellin. Directors, David Frankel ... [et al.]. Originally broadcast on television (HBO)in 2004. 240 min. DVD 5860
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Entourage: Second Season
Cast: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Debi Mazar, Jeremy Piven. In this television series Eric, Turtle, and Johnny Drama are dedicated to helping their film-star buddy, Vincent Chase, navigate the absurdities and pitfalls of modern-day Hollywood. In this second season, after three months shooting an indie film in NYC, the boys are back in La-la-land. Episode 1: The boys are back in town -- Episode 2: My Maserati does 185 -- Episode 3: Aquamansion -- Episode 4: An offer refused -- Episode 5: Neighbors -- Episode 6: Chinatown -- Episode 7: The Sundance kids -- Episode 8: Oh, Mandy -- Episode 9: I love you too -- Episode 10: The bat mitzvah -- Episode 11: Blue balls lagoon -- Episode 12: Good morning Saigon -- Episode 13: Exodus -- Episode 14: The abyss. Directors, David Frankel ... [et al.]. Originally broadcast on television (HBO) in 2005. 420 min. DVD 5861
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Entourage: Third Season, part 1
Cast: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Debi Mazar, Jeremy Piven. Contains the first 12 episodes from the third season. Disc 1. Aquamom -- One day in the valley -- Dominated -- Guys and doll -- Disc 2. Crash and burn -- Three's company -- Strange days -- The release -- Disc 3. Vegas baby, Vegas! -- I wanna be sedated -- What about Bob? -- Sorry, Ari. With Vince's star expected to rise even higher in the Hollywood firmament as a result of his starring role in a potential blockbuster titled "Aquaman," Eric, Drama, Turtle and Ari must find a way to keep stroking their golden goose while making sound decisions for a long-lasting career in a world of fleeting fame. Special features: Disc 1: "One day in the valley" audio commentary with creator/executive producer Doug Ellin, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara ; Disc 3: "Vegas baby, Vegas!" audio commentary with creator/executive producer Doug Ellin, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara; "Sorry, Ari" audio commentary with creator/executive producer Doug Ellin, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara; "Vegas baby, Vegas!" featurette: behind the scenes with the cast on location in Las Vegas. Originally broadcast on HBO television in 2006. 360 min. DVD 7429
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Flashing Spikes (Playhouse 90)
TV drama directed by John Ford. Cast: James Stewart, Jack Warden, Patrick Wayne, Edgar Buchanan, Don Drysdale. An old ballplayer, thrown out of the game due to a bribery scandal, become friends with a young phenom. The younger player is at first tainted by his association with the oldtimer, but eventually the truth about the scandal is revealed. Originally produced in 1962. Video/C 9666

The Forsyte Saga
Presents a made-for-television drama of the Galsworthy's novel centering around the lives and loves of an upper-middle-class Victorian family.Videocassette release of the 2002 television program shown on Mobile Masterpiece Theatre. Special features: 'Making-of' featurette, behind-the-scenes photos, a John Galsworthy biography and bibliography, and cast biographies. 426 min. DVD 2446

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Four Star Playhouse (TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 1-2)
Disc 1: Side A. Four Star Playhouse: Study in panic; Let the chips fall; Back of beyond; Full circle; The contest; Place full of strangers (1954-1955, 6 episodes, 30 min. each) Four Star Playhouse: The format of the episodes varied from comedy to drama and featured four rotating actors: Dick Powell, David Niven, Charles Boyer and Ida Lupino. DVD 2860

Gilmore Girls. Season I
Cast: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena, Yanic Truesdale. The complete first season of a television series about Lorelai and Rory, a mother and daughter who are sharing life's ups and downs in a small town in Connecticut. This heartfelt, humorous drama appeals to young and old alike with it's blend of traditional family issues and hip attitude. Pilot -- Lorelais' first day at Chilton -- Kill me now -- Deer-hunters -- Cinnamon's wake -- Rory's birthday parties -- Kiss and tell -- Love & war & snow -- Rory's dance -- Forgiveness and stuff -- Paris is burning -- Double date -- Concert interruptus -- That damn Donna Reed -- Christopher returns -- Star-crossed lovers and other strangers -- Breakup, Part II -- Third Lorelai -- Emily in wonderland -- P.S.I lo ... -- Love, daisies & troubadours. Special features: first-season making-of documentary welcome to the "Gilmore Girls"; Gilmore goodies and gossip - Rory's dance on-screen factoids; Gilmore-isms as coined by the show's creator. The complete 2000-2001 television season. 922 min. DVD 8596
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The Jury (BBC TV, 2001)
Directed by Pete Travis. Cast: Stuart Bunce, Gerard Butler, Sonnell Dadral, Nicholas Farrell, Michael Maloney, Helen McCrory, Nina Sosanya, Sylvia Syms, Antony Sher, Derek Jacobi. A young schoolboy is murdered and his schoolmate is arrested. But was he just arrested because he was Sikh, or is he really the killer? The jury must look through the racism and media attention behind the trial and seek the truth. 350 min. DVD 2524

Knots Landing. The complete first season.
Cast: James Houghton, Kim Lankford, Michele Lee, Constance McCashin, Don Murray, John Pleshette,Ted Shackelford, Joan Van Ark. This spin-off of the "Dallas" television drama depicts the lives and loves of five suburban families who live on an always interesting upper-middle class southern California cul-de-sac. Originally broadcast on television during the 1979-1980 season.
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Episode 1: Pilot -- Episode 2: Community spirit - Episode 3: Let me count the ways. 160 min. DVD 7962

Disc 2. Episode 4. The lie -- Episode 5. Will the circle be unbroken -- Episode 6. Home is for healing -- Disc 3. Episode 7. Land of the free -- Episode 8. Civil wives -- Episode 9. The constant companion. DVD 7963

Disc 4. Episode 10. Small surprises -- Episode 11. Courageous convictions -- Disc 5. Episode 12. Bottom of the bottle, part one -- Episode 13. Bottom of the bottle, part two -- DVD 7964

Kung Fu. Season One
Contains the 90 minute pilot episode and all 15 episodes of the first season. Cast: David Carradine, Keye Luke, Philip Ahn, Barry Sullivan, Keye Luke, Philip Ahn. A television series about Kwai Chang Caine, a Shoalin Monk who is on the run after he killed the Chinese Emporer's nephew. The nephew had killed Caine's teacher in cold blood with a gun like a coward. Caine flees to American West both to escape retaliation and to search for his brother in order to settle down in this new land. However, he cannot help but continually run into trouble from gun fighters and others as they oppress the innocent, while bounty hunters pursue the price on his head. Against this, he has his Kung-fu martial arts skill which proves to be devastatingly effective in this gun-dominated land. Special features: Two new original documentaries: "From Grasshopper to Caine: creating Kung Fu" and "The tao of Kwai Chang Caine: production and beyond."Originally produced for television in 1972. 780 min. DVD 7107
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The L Word.
Cast: Jennifer Beals, Laurel Holloman, Eric Mabius, Pam Grier. Season one of a television series that follows the lives and loves of a close-knit group of lesbians living in Los Angeles, as well as their friends and family members that either support or loath them.

Season One Contains episodes 1-4. 2004. 143 min. DVD 3152-3155

Season Two. Disc 1 Life, loss, leaving / written by Ilene Chaiken ; directed by Ilene Chaiken -- Lap dance / written by Ilene Chaiken ; directed by Lynne Stopkewich -- Loneliest number / written by Lara Spotts ; directed by Rose Troche -- Lynch pin / written by Ilene Chaiken ; directed by Lisa Cholodenko. Episodes from Season two originally aired on the Showtime network in 2004. 233 min. DVD 5767

Season Two. Disc 2 Labyrinth / written by Rose Troche ; directed by Burr Steers -- Lagrimas de oro / written by Guinevere Turner ; directed by Jeremy Podeswa -- Luminous / written by Ilene Chaiken ; directed by Ernest Dickerson -- Loyal / written by A.M. Holmes ; directed by Alison MacLean. Episodes from Season two originally aired on the Showtime network in 2004. 216 min. DVD 5768

Season Two. Disc 3: Late, later, latent / written by David Stenn ; directed by Tony Goldwyn -- Land ahoy / written by Ilene Chaiken ; directed by Tricia Brock -- Loud & proud / written by Elizabeth Hunter ; directed by Rose Troche -- L'Chaim / written by Ilene Chaiken ; directed by John Curran. Episodes from Season two originally aired on the Showtime network in 2004. 205 min. DVD 5769

Season Two. Disc 4 Lacuna / written by Ilene Chaiken ; directed by Ilene Chaiken. Special features: L word girls on the record; word game; playing with the girls : L word shorts; "Some kind of wonderful" music video; win a walk-on role! sweepstakes; L word couture fashion special; Olivia cruise sweepstakes; L word fan mail : life changing stories; Ms. Foundation for Women; biographies. Episodes from Season two originally aired on the Showtime network in 2004. 56 min. DVD 5770

Season Three. Disc 1. Labia majora-- Lost weekend -- Lobsters-- Light my fire -- Disc 2. Lifeline -- Lifeline -- Lonestar -- Late comer -- Disc 3. Lead, follow, or get out of the way -- Losing the light -- Last dance -- Disc 4. Left hand of the goddess. Originally broadcast by Showtime Jan. 8-Mar. 26, 2006. 644 min. DVD 6478

The Last Cruise
Cast: Leslie Nielsen, Richard Webb, Walter Matthau, DeForest Kelley, Don Dickinson. A television drama about the sinking of the submarine U.S.S. Cochino which recreated the interiors of submarines and featured elaborate sight and sound effects, such as fires and explosions. Originally presented on Studio one, November 13, 1950, CBS-TV.60 min. Video/C 9689

The Laughmaker(Studio One)
Cast: Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Rita Morley, Marian Seldes, Sally Gracie, Carl Frank. Gleason plays the sad clown, and Carney his nemesis, a reporter looking for the man behind the mask. Originally presented on the 1950's series Studio One on CBS-TV. Special features: Select features with or without period commercials with Betty Furness demonstrating Westinghouse products; documentary on the history of Studio One; star bios. DVD 1755.

Loretta Young Theatre. (The Golden Years of Television)
Two programs from the Loretta Young theatre. Loretta always started her programs in the same way, a dramatic entrance, wearing a stunning gown, and then a brief introduction to the night's play. Her programs were in turn serious, amusing, or touching, but always tried to be uplifting, to teach as well as to entertain. Programs originally telecast between 1953 and 1971. 51 min. Video/C 6780

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Lost. The Complete First Season
The survivors of a plane crash are forced to live with each other on a remote island, a dangerous new world that poses unique threats of its own. Cast: Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Dominic Monaghan, Jorge Garcia, Maggie Grace, Malcolm David Kelley, Naveen Andrews, Harold Perrineau, Josh Holloway. Disc 1: Pilot -- Tabula rasa -- Walkabout -- Disc 2: White rabbit -- House of the rising sun -- The moth -- Confidence man -- Disc 3: Solitary -- Raised by another -- All the best cowboys have Daddy issues -- Whatever the case may be. -- Disc 4: Hearts and minds -- Special -- Homecoming -- Outlaws -- Disc 5: In translation -- Numbers -- Deus ex machina -- Do no harm -- Disc 6: The greater good -- Born to run -- Exodus -- Disc 7: Special features. Originally broadcast on television, 2004-2005. DVD 6314
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Lost. The Extended Experience. The Complete Second Season.
While Jack, Kate, and Locke investigate what's inside the hatch, the "tailies" are found. These survivors are from the tail of the plane and include tough girl Ana-Lucia and the spiritual and mysterious Mr. Eko. Learn what happened to Walt when he left Michael with some very hard choices to make and get a better insight into just who the "others" are. Cast: Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Dominic Monaghan, Jorge Garcia, Maggie Grace, Malcolm David Kelley, Naveen Andrews, Harold Perrineau, Josh Holloway, Terry O'Quinn, Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjin Kim, Emile de Ravin, Mira Furlan, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Watros. Disc 1. Man of science, man of faith -- Adrift -- Orientation -- Everybody hates Hugo -- Disc 2. And found -- Abandoned -- The other 48 days -- Collision -- Disc 3. What Kate did -- The 23rd Psalm -- The hunting party -- Fire + water -- Disc 4. The long con -- One of them -- Maternity leave -- The whole truth -- Disc 5 Lockdown -- Dave -- S.O.S. -- Two for the road -- Disc 6. Three minutes -- Live together, die alone. 1056 min. DVD 6315
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Marty(1953)
Directed by Delbert Mann; television play by Paddy Chayefsky. Cast: Rod Steiger, Nancy Marchand, Esther Minciotti, Nehemiah Persoff, Betsey Palmer. Marty, a 34-year-old plain-looking butcher from Brooklyn, fears that he will never find love until at a Saturday night dance he meets a woman with similar fears. Videocassette release of the 1953 original NBC television program Goodyear TV Playhouse. 50 min. Video/C 9729
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Melrose Place (The Complete First Season)
A nighttime soap opera about the lives, careers, ups and downs of a group of young people living in an apartment building in the trendy neighborhood of Melrose Place. Cast: Josie Bissett, Thomas Calabro, Amy Locane, Heather Locklear, Doug Savant, Grant Show, Andrew Shue, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Vanessa Williams, Daphne Zuniga. Disc 1. Pilot -- Friends & lovers -- Lost & found -- For love of money -- Disc 2. Leap of faith -- Second chances -- My way -- Lonely hearts -- Disc 3. Responsibly yours -- Burned -- A promise broken -- Polluted affairs -- Disc 4. Dreams come true -- Drawing the line -- House of God -- The whole truth -- Disc 5. Jake vs. Jake -- A Melrose Place Christmas -- Single white sister -- Peanut butter and jealousy -- Disc 6. Picture imperfect -- Three's a crowd -- My new partner -- Bye bye Billy -- Disc 7. Irreconcilable similarites -- End game -- The test -- Pushing boundaries -- Disc 8. Pas de trois -- Carpe Diem -- State of need -- Suspicious minds. Originally broadcast on television during the 1992-1993 season. DVD 6587
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The Millionaire(1955)
Cast: Paul Frees (voice), Marvin Miller, Tuesday Weld, Agnes Morehead. Presents two episodes of the television program The millionaire, about a reclusive billionaire whose hobby is giving away a million dollars to persons he has never met and then observing how the newfound wealth affects each recipient. Originally produced for television in the 1950s. 60 min. Video/C 9725
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Night America Trembled (Studio One, 1957)
Directed by Tom Donovan. Cast: Edward R. Murrow, Warren Beatty, Vincent Gardenia, Warren Oates, Dennis Hopper. A re-enactment of the night in 1938 when Orson Welles' War of the worlds was broadcast on the radio. Originally presented on the 1950's series Studio One on CBS-TV. Special features: Select features with or without period commercials with Betty Furness demonstrating Westinghouse products; documentary on the history of Studio One; star bios. DVD 1754.
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The O.C. The Complete First Season
Cast: Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan, Benjamin McKenzie, Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Chris Carmack, Melinda Clarke, Rachel Bilson, Tate Donovan.

A television dramatic series revolving around a troubled youth who becomes embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California. Contains all 27 episodes from the first season.

Contents: Pilot / Josh Schwartz -- Model home / Josh Schwartz -- The gamble / Jane Espenson -- The debut / Allan Heinberg, Josh Schwartz -- The outsider / Melissa Rosenberg -- The girlfriend / Debra J. Fisher, Josh Schwartz -- The escape / Josh Schwartz -- The rescue / Allan Heinberg, Melissa Rosenberg -- The heights / Debra J. Fisher, Erica Messer -- The perfect couple / Allan Heinberg -- The homecoming / Brian Oh, Josh Schwartz -- The secret / Allen Heinberg, Josh Schwartz -- The best Chrismukkah ever / Stephanie Savage -- The countdown / Josh Schwartz -- The third wheel / Melissa Rosenberg -- The links / Debra J. Fisher, Erica Messer -- The rivals / Josh Schwartz -- The truth / Allan Heinberg -- The heartbreak / Josh Schwartz -- The telenovela / Stephanie Savage -- The goodbye girl / Josh Schwartz -- The L.A. / Josh Schwartz -- The Nana / Allan Heinberg -- The proposal / Liz Friedman, Josh Schwartz -- The shower / J.S. Philbin -- The strip / Allan Heinberg -- The ties that bind / Josh Schwartz. ca. 1186 min. DVD 3381

Occurrance at Owl Creek Bridge
Director Robert Enrico. Cast: Roger Jacquet, Anne Cornaly, Anker Larsen. A dramatization of the last minute visions of a man condemned to be hung by Union soldiers for Civil War sabotage. Originally released in France in 1962 as Riviere de hibou. Also shown as episode 142, February 28, 1964 of the television program Twilight Zone. 29 min. DVD 5858; vhs 999:411 (also on Twilight Zone compilation DVD 5872)
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Patterns
Cast: Ed Begley, Richard Kiley, Everett Sloane, Elizabeth Montgomery. Credits: Producer/director, Fielder Cook; writer, Rod Serling. In this television drama corporate politics gnaws away at a new employee as he watches a tender-hearted colleague berated and bullied by the company president. An adaptation by Rod Serling from his television play shown on January 12, 1955 on NBC's Kraft Television Theatre. 59 min. Video/C 9670

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Prison Break. Season 1
Cast: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Robin Tunney, Peter Stormare, Amaury Nolasco, Marshall Allman, Wade Williams. Most men would do anything to get out of Fox River Penitentiary, but Michael Scofield will do anything to get in. His brother Lincoln has been sentenced to die for a crime he didn't commit, and the only way to save him is from the inside out. Armed with secret prison blueprints and an impossibly intricate escape plan, Michael gets himself incarcerated, and the race against time is on. Now, he'll need all of the cunning, daring, and luck he can muster...along with the assistance of some of the prison's most vile and dangerous felons. Originally broadcast on television during the 2005-2006 season.

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Discs 1 & 2: Disc 1: Pilot ; Allen ; Cell test ; Cute poison -- Disc 2: English, Fitz or Percy ; Riots, drills and the devil (Part 1) ; Riots, drills and the devil (Part 2) ; The old head. DVD 5966
Discs 3 & 4: Disc 3: Tweener ; Sleight of hand ; And then there were 7 ; Odd man out -- Disc 4: End of the tunnel ; The rat ; By the skin & the teeth ; Brother's keeper. DVD 5967
Discs 5 & 6: Disc 5: J-Cat ; Bluff ; The key ; tonight -- Disc 6: Go ; Flight. DVD 5968

Queer as Folk (Series 1)
Performers: Aiden Gillen, Craig Kelly, Charlie Hunnam. Contains four episodes of the first season of a British television drama following the lives of three gay men. When Stuart and his best mate Vince, stalwarts of the gay club scene in Manchester's gay village meet Nathan, who is young, wild and coming out with a vengeance, nothing is ever the same again. Videodisc release of a British television serial produced in 1999. 240 min. DVD 834

Requiem for a Heavyweight
Directed by Ralph Nelson; produced by Martin Manulis; written especially for Playhouse 90 by Rod Serling. Cast: Jack Palance, Keenan Wynn, Kim Hunter, Ed Wynn, Max Baer, Maxie Rosenbloom. Host: Eddie Cantor. A television drama about a heavyweight fighter who, as a broken man at the end of his fighting career, reluctantly agrees upon the demand of his manager to surrender what is left of his pride and to participate in a fixed wrestling match. Produced in 1957 in the television series Playhouse 90. 90 min. Video/C 8294

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Rome
Cast: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kenneth Cranham, Max Pirkis, James Purefoy, Ciaran Hinds, Lindsay Duncan, Tobias Menzies, Kerry Condon, Karl Johnson, Indira Varma, David Bamber. Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world, a cosmopolitan metropolis of one million people, epicenter of a sprawling empire. The Republic was founded on principles of shared power and fierce personal competition, never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now, those foundations are crumbling, eaten away by corruption and excess. After eight years of war, soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo unwittingly become entwined in the historical events of ancient Rome. Bonus features: "Friends, Romans, countrymen": introduction to the characters of 'Rome'; eight revealing audio commentaries with cast and crew ; "All roads lead to Rome" interactive onscreen guide prepared by the series' historical consultant, Jonathan Stamp ; Shot-x-shot: Gladiator - a closer look at the thrilling episode 11 fight sequence ; Shot-x-shot: Caesar's triumph - detailing the production of the epic episode 10 triumph scene ; "The rise of Rome": behind-the-scenes featurette on sets, wardrobe and actors' boot camp ; "When in Rome" featurette on the culture of ancient Rome ; Photo gallery with over 50 never-before-scene images ; Eight-page Roman character guide booklet featuring names, profiles, relationships and other key historical information. Disc 1. The stolen eagle; How Titus Pullo brought down the Republic -- Disc 2. An owl in a thornbush; Stealing from Saturn; The ram has touched the wall -- Disc 3. Egeria; Pharsalus; Caesarion -- Disc 4. Utica; Triumph -- Disc 5. The spoils; Kalends of February -- Disc 6. Bonus features. Contains all 12 episodes from the first season. Originally broadcast on HBO during the 2005-2006 season. DVD 5961

Rookie of the Year
TV drama directed by John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, Patrick Wayne, James Gleason. A reporter recognizes a hot young baseball player as the son of a former infamous ballplayer who was accused of throwing the World Series. Originally produced in 1955. Video/C 9666

Roots.
An adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which a Black American searches for his family roots by tracing his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors, Kunta Kinte, was captured and sold into slavery. Film follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boy's abduction to America and continued throughout the generations that followed. 90 min. ea. DVD 5489; vhs Video/C 2900:1-6

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Sentence of Death (Studio One)
Cast: Gene Lyons, Betsy Palmer, Ralph Dunn, James Dean, Virginia Vincent. A young James Dean plays a young man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Originally presented on the 1950's series Studio One on CBS-TV. Special features: Select features with or without period commercials with Betty Furness demonstrating Westinghouse products; documentary on the history of Studio One; star bios. DVD 1754.

Six Feet Under.
Cast: Cast: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Freddy Rodriguez, Mathew St. Patrick, Justina Machado, James Cromwell, Rachel Griffiths ; guest stars, Lili Taylor, Jeremy Sisto, Joanna Cassidy, Illeana Douglas, Richard Jenkins, Patricia Clarkson, Kathy Bates, Ben Foster, Tina Holmes, Catherine O'Hara.
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Season One
The first season of a television program centering around members of a dysfunctional family that operates a funeral home in Pasadena. With the elder son returning home for the holidays to shattering news, the family must learn to deal with a death of their own, while figuring out how to go ahead with the business of the living. A funny and emotional look at a grieving American family ... that just happens to be in the grief management business. Episode 1. The plot -- 2. The will -- 3. The foot -- 4. Familia -- 5. Open book -- 6. The room -- 7. Brotherhood -- 8. Crossroads -- 9. Life's too short -- 10. New person -- 11. The trip -- 12. A private life -- 13. Knock, knock. ca. 780 min. DVD 3945

Season Two
When death is your business, what is your life? For the employees at Fisher & Sons Funeral Home, the world outside continues to be at least as challenging, and far less predictable, as the one inside. In the game -- Out, out brief candle -- The plan -- Driving Mr. Mossback -- The invisible woman -- In place of anger -- Back to the garden -- It's the most wonderful time of the year -- Someone else's eyes -- The secret -- The liar and the whore -- I'll take you -- The last time. Originally broadcast by HBO in 2002. ca. 780 min. DVD 5865

Season Three
For the Fishers, the more things stay the same, the more they change. Get ready to break new emotional ground with the complete third season as they run the family funeral parlor in Pasadena. Special features: "Living on the ledge : a bird's-eye view of the third season" exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette with music by Coldplay ; deleted scenes ; 5 audio commentaries with the writers and directors, including series creator/Academy award winner Alan Ball. Disc 1. Perfect circles ; You never know -- Disc 2. The eye inside ; Nobody sleeps ; The trap -- Disc 3. Making love work ; Timing & space ; Tears, bones and desire -- Disc 4. The opening ; Everyone leaves ; Death works overtime -- Disc 5. Twilight ; I'm sorry, I'm lost. Originally broadcast by HBO in 2003. 780 min. DVD 6020

Season Four
There's a new pecking order at the Fisher & Diaz funeral home, but Nate, Ruth, David, and Claire still try to make every day above ground a good one. Special features: "Living on the ledge : a bird's-eye view of the third season" exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette with music by Coldplay ; deleted scenes ; 5 audio commentaries with the writers and directors, including series creator/Academy award winner Alan Ball. Disc 1: Falling into place ; In case of rapture -- Disc 2: Parallel play ; Can I come up now? ; That's my dog -- Disc 3: Terror starts at home ; Dare ; Coming and going -- Disc 4: Grinding the corn ; Black forest -- Disc 5: Bomb shelter ; Untitled. Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Freddy Rodriguez, Mathew St. Patrick, James Cromwell, Rachel Griffiths. Originally broadcast by HBO in 2004. 780 min. DVD 5991

Season Five
For the Fishers, the more things stay the same, the more they change. Get ready to break new emotional ground with the complete third season as they run the family funeral parlor in Pasadena. Special features: 6 audio commentaries with the cast, crew, and creator; Six feet under : 2001-2005 (two 30-min. retrospectives); Life and loss : the impact of Six feet under (featurette). Disc 1: A coat of white primer ; Dancing for me -- Disc 2: Hold my hand ; Time flies ; Eat a peach -- Disc 3: The rainbow of her reasons ; The silence ; Singing for our lives -- Disc 4: Ecotone ; All alone ; Static -- Disc 5: Everyone's waiting. Directors of photography, Jim Denault, Rob Sweeney ; music, Richard Marvin. Originally broadcast by HBO in 2005. 735 min. DVD 5992

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The Square Peg (Studio One)
Cast: Thomas Mitchell, Orson Bean, Hildy Parks, Howard Smith. A personnel psychologist is unwittingly hired by a mob boss to shake up his crew. When the psychologist realizes what's going on, he tries to do the right thing--the wrong way. Originally presented on the 1950's series Studio One on CBS-TV. Special features: Select features with or without period commercials with Betty Furness demonstrating Westinghouse products; documentary on the history of Studio One; star bios. DVD 1755.

Suspense (Classic Television: Your Favorites From the 1950's)
Featuring Walter Matthau, Jayne Meadows, Mike Kellin, Robert Webber. Broadcast live from New York, this award winning suspense mystery theater featured people in dangerous and life threatening situations. 30 min. Video/C 6759

Tanner '88 (TV, 1998)
Directed by Robert Altman. Cast: Michael Murphy, Pamela Reed, Cynthia Nixon. Appearing as themselves: Bob Dole, Pat Robertson, Gary Hart, Waylon Jennings, Mary McGrory, Hodding Carter, Lowell Weicker, Bruce Babbitt, E.G. Marshall, Rebecca DeMornay, Jesse Jackson, Michael Dukakis, Linda Ellerbee, Jeff Daniels, Veronica Cartwright, Ralph Nader, Gloria Steinem, Art Buchwald, Lee Hamilton, Studs Terkel, Harry Anderson. Fact and fiction blend in this "mockumentary" of an American presidential campaign. Set among actual events in the 1988 primaries, it follows a fictitious candidate as he manoeuvers through the political minefield, and uses real events and real people for authenticity. 120 min. DVD 3182; also VHS 999:1160

Tanner on Tanner (TV, 2004)
Directed by Robert Altman. Cast: Cynthia Nixon, Michael Murphy, Pamela Reed, Ilana Levine, Luke MacFarlane, Matt Malloy, Aasif Mandvi, Robert Redford, Mario Cuomo, Carl Bernstein, Martin Scorsese, Al Franken, Harry Belafonte, Ron Reagan, Jr., Rev. Al Sharpton, Madeleine Albright, Steve Buscemi, Howard Dean, Janeane Garofalo, Alexandra Kerry, Chris Matthews, John Podestra. This mockudrama features 1988 Democratic candidate Jack Tanner's daughter, Alex, in her quest to make a documentary about her father's failed '88 nomination bid. Includes appearances by modern day politicians, pundits and celebrities, and shot in part during the 2004 Democratic National Convention, this piece offers a sharp and funny spin on "politics as usual." 120 min. DVD 3220

Twin Peaks
Created by Mark Frost and David Lynch. Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Joan Chen, Piper Laurie. 1990. 47 min. each episode.

Twin Peaks: The First Season The body of a young girl is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul. Originally produced as a television series in 1990-91. 336 min. DVD 1010

Twin Peaks: Episodes 1-5. After the brutal killing of Twin Peaks homecoming queen, Laura Palmer, Agent Cooper discovers the small town is seething with deadly secrets. Cooper interprets an unusual dream about the murder, has tea with the Log Lady and finds a crime scene in the woods. Video/C 8251

Twin Peaks: Episodes 15-19. Cooper gets a hand from a one-armed man. Then an FBI agent arrives with unpleasant news: Cooper's activities are being investigated by the Bureau and DEA. Cooper's "white glove test" reveals a helpful clue. Video/C 8252

Twin Peaks: Episodes 25-29. The sheriff's department goes on a midnight visit to the depths of Owl Cave, where Cooper finds a hieroglyph. Audrey stages an act of civil disobedience and Cooper risks everything in a plunge into the Black Lodge. Video/C 8253

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Twin Peaks. The Second Season
Directed by David Lynch, et al. Cast: Kyle Maclachlan, Michael Ontkean, Joan Chen, Piper Laurie, Madchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Richard Beymer, Lara Flyyn Boyle, Sherilyn Fenn, Warren Frost, Peggy Lipton, James Marshall, Everett McGill, Jack Nance, Russ Tamblyn. In Season two of the television series the body of a young girl (Laura Palmer) is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul.
Disc 1: Episodes 8, 9 & 10; Disc two: Episodes 11, 12, 13 & 14. DVD 7865
Disc three: Episodes 15, 16, 17 & 18; Disc four: Episodes , 19, 20, 21 &, 22. DVD 7866
Disc five: Episodes 23, 24, 25 & 26; Disc six: Episodes 27, 28 & 29. DVD 7867

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Upstairs, Downstairs. The Complete First Season. Volume 1
Cast: Angela Baddeley, Pauline Collins, Hannah Gordon, Rachel Gurney, Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh, Nicola Pagett, Simon Williams. Contents: On trial -- The mistress and the maids -- Board wages -- The path of duty.

Segments from the British TV series following the lives of an early 20th century aristocratic family and their servants. On trial: Sarah, a new maid, is put "on trial" after being caught stealing. The mistress and the maids: Scandal ensues when an artist hired to paint a portrait of Lady Marjorie also reveals a portrait of two half-naked maids from the Bellamy household. Board wages: While the family and senior servants are away on summer vacation, James Bellamy returns unexpectedly to discover the remaining staff dressed like the Bellamys and having a party. The path of duty: Elizabeth returns from Dresden with a newfound contempt for London society. Originally produced for television in 1971. 204 min. DVD 2452

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Upstairs, Downstairs. The Complete First Season. Volume 2
Cast: Angela Baddeley, Pauline Collins, Hannah Gordon, Rachel Gurney, Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh, Nicola Pagett, Simon Williams. Contents: A suitable marriage -- A cry for help -- Magic casements -- I dies from love.

Segments from the British TV series following the lives of an early 20th century aristocratic family and their servants. A suitable marriage: A romance appears to develop between Elizabeth and German baron visiting the Bellamys but the true purpose of his trip is revealed during a conversation with Richard. A cry for help: Seeking to help his pregnant new maid, Richard confronts the father of the child and becomes embroiled in a conflict with the devious young man. Magic casements: Unable to do so himself, Richard asks a young army captain to escort the Lady Marjorie to an opera but rumors of an affair start to circulate downstairs. I dies from love: Emily falls deeply in love with the footman of another household but she takes drastic action when they are forbidden to see each other. Originally produced for television in 1971. 204 min. DVD 2453

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Upstairs, Downstairs. The Complete First Season. Volume 3
Cast: Angela Baddeley, Pauline Collins, Hannah Gordon, Rachel Gurney, Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh, Nicola Pagett, Simon Williams. Contents: Why is her door locked? -- A voice from the past -- The Swedish tiger -- The key of the door.

Segments from the British TV series following the lives of an early 20th century aristocratic family and their servants. Why is her door locked?: Distraught over Emily's suicide, Mrs. Bridges steals someone else's baby. A voice from the past: Sarah, a former housemaid returns to the Bellamy household and devises a plan to improve her position. The Swedish tiger: Sarah catches the valet of a Swedish houseguest stealing from the Bellamys but, instead of turning him, she becomes his accomplice. The key of the door: Elizabeth's infatuation with a poet leads her to fall in with a group of Socialists, much to her parents' dismay. Originally produced for television in 1971. 204 min. DVD 2454

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Upstairs, Downstairs. The Complete First Season. Volume 3
Cast: Angela Baddeley, Pauline Collins, Hannah Gordon, Rachel Gurney, Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh, Nicola Pagett, Simon Williams. Contents: Episode 13. For love of love -- Upstairs, downstairs remembered : the 25th Anniversary Special.

Presents the final segment of the first season and a documentary on the British TV series which follows the lives of an early 20th century aristocratic family and their servants. For love of love: Estranged from her family, Elizabeth becomes increasingly involved with poet Lawrence Kirbridge. Seeing a good marriage and a good dowry, Lawrence tries ingratiate himself with the Bellamys but Elizabeth continues to have doubts. Anniversary special: Interviews with cast & crew as well as clips of favorite scenes offer a revealing behind-the-scenes look at the television series. Originally produced for television in 1971. 51 min. DVD 2455

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The Velvet Alley (Playhouse 90)
Cast: Art Carney, Jack Klugman, Leslie Nielsen, Bonita Granville, Alexander Scourby, Burt Reynolds. Introduction: Barry Sullivan. A would-be TV drama writer finally gets his big break, but the success that follows could wind up costing him the love of those closest to him. Videocassette of the 1959 television production, broadcast live on the series, "Playhouse 90.". 85 min. Video/C 9665

Weeds
Cast: Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon, Elizabeth Perkins, Romany Malco, Tonye Patano.

Season One. After her husband's unexpected death and subsequent financial woes, suburban mom Nancy Botwin embraces a new profession: the neighborhood pot dealer. As it seems like everyone secretly wants what she's selling, even city councilman Doug Wilson, Nancy is faced with keeping her family life in check and her enterprise a secret from her best friend/PTA president, Celia Hodes. Contents: You can't miss the bear -- Free goat -- Good shit lollipop -- Fashion of the christ -- Lude awakening -- Dead in the nethers -- Higher education -- The punishment light -- The punishment lighter -- The godmother. Special features: "Smoke and mirrors" original marijuana mockumentary; "Smokey snippets"; 6 commentaries with cast and crew; Showtime original content including special on suburbia; agrestic herbal recipes; music video "More than a friend" by All Too Much. Originally broadcast on the Showtime Channel in 2005. 283 min. DVD 8708

Season Two. Nancy Botwin is a soccer mom who had to learn how to deal - pot, that is - after the death of her husband. Now, her business is a hit. But keeping up with the neighbors in this suburban utopia isn't easy. She is joined up with a few of her closest friends, and together they face life's ups and downs - because even in paradise, nobody's perfect. Contents: Disc 1. Corn snake ; Cooking with Jesus ; Last tango in Agrestic ; A.K.A. The plant ; Mrs. Botwin's neighborhood ; Crush girl love panic -- Disc 2. Must find toes ; MILF money ; Bash ; Mile deep and a foot wide ; Yeah, just like tomatoes ; Pittsburgh. Bonus features: 7 commentaries with cast and crew ; Trivia tracks ; 4 exclusive 'Weeds' featurettes ; Huskaroos commercials ; MILF gag reel ; Little boxes montages ; "Jammin' nation" extended performance. Originally broadcast on Showtime television during the 2006 summer season. 283 min. DVD 8709

The West Wing Cast: John Spencer, Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dule Hill, Allison Janney, Moira Kelly, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Martin Sheen, Bradley Whitford.

First Season
Headed by President Josiah Bartlet, demonstrates that office politics are the same everywhere; things just have greater repercussions when your office happens to be the White House. Stories surround the President, his deputy communications director, his beleaguered press secretary, and the chief of staff, a recovering boozehound, who sacrifices his marriage to his career. Based on the series created by Aaron Sorkin. Special features: Commentaries from Aaron Sorkin, "The West Wing" creator and director Thomas Schlamme on five key episodes, including the "Pilot," "What kind of day has it been," "Take this Sabbath day, " "In excelsis deo" (featuring additional commentary from co-executive producer/director Alex Graves) and "Celestial navigation" (with co-executive producer/director Chris Misiano joining Sorkin and Schlamme); "The Primaries" and "The West Wing inauguration" - in-depth making-of documentaries; exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage from "The West Wing's" first season, including "Capital Beat" and "Sheet Music"; "Gag order" - a collection of outtakes and bloopers; "Off the record" - outtakes from various cast and producer interviews; deleted scenes. Originally released as a television series from 1999-2000. 957 min. DVD 2124

Second Season
In episodes from the second season the President and staff have been targeted for disruption by rival politicians, soon after being targeted by would-be assassins. The President heads through midterm elections and into a crisis that leads to allegations of criminal conduct. Originally aired on television from 2000-2001. 954 min. DVD 2764

Third Season
Disc 1, side A: Isaac and Ishmael -- Manchester, part 1 -- Manchester, part 2 -- Ways and Means. Disc 1, side B: On the day before -- War crimes -- Gone quiet -- Indians in the lobby. Disc 2, side A: Women of Qumar -- Bartlet for America -- H. Con-172 -- 100,000 airplanes. Disc 2, side B: Two Bartlets -- Night five -- Hartsfield's landing -- Dead Irish writers. Disc 3, side A: U.S. Poet Laureate -- Stirred -- Enemies foreign and domestic. Disc 3, side B: Black Vera Wang -- We killed Yamamoto -- Posse comitatus. Disc 4: Special features -- Property master's story -- Chief of stuff -- Political missteps. The third season storylines include the investigation into the alleged cover-up of President Bartlet's illness, the early bid for a second term and confrontations with global terrorism. Reel-life and real-life events profoundly intersect in the historic "Isaac and Ishmael" episode made in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Bonus features include a documentary special featuring interviews with former U.S. Presidents and staff. Special features: Documentary special in which real-life White House veterans talk about their experiences ; Third-season making of documentaries ; A property master's story: the creation of details of D.C. on Hollywood soundstages ; The chief of stuff: day-to-day experiences of providing support services to a president ; Audio commentaries by Aaron Sorkin and others on episodes: Manchester, Pt. II, Bartlet for America, Posse comitatus ; political missteps. Originally aired on television from 2001-2002. 954 min. DVD 3147

Fourth Season
This fourth season of the acclaimed television political drama West Wing follows the re-election of President Bartlet to his second term. Special features: Two documentaries: "Behind Every Good Man ... Is the First Lady" and "The Letter of the Word"; commentary on three key episodes by series creator Aaron Sorkin and others; unaired scenes. Originally broadcast on television during the 2004. 1000 min. DVD 3695

Fifth Season
Disc. 1. 7A WF 83429 -- The dogs of war -- Jefferson lives -- Han -- Disc 2: Constituency of one -- Disaster relief -- Separation of powers -- Shutdown -- Disc 3: Abu el Banat -- The stormy present -- The benign prerogative-- Slow news day -- Disc 4: The warfare of Genghis Khan -- An Khe -- Full disclosure -- Eppur Si Muove -- Disc 5: The Supremes-- Access --- Talking points -- No exit -- Disc 6: Gaza -- Memorial Day In the fifth television season follow the drama when the government is temporarily passed from a Democratic administration to the Republican Speaker of the House, as President Bartlet copes with the kidnapping of his youngest daughter Zoey. Originally broadcast on television during the 2003-2004 season. 946 min. DVD 5600

Sixth Season
In this sixth season of the acclaimed political TV drama the presidential race is on, with Senator Arnold Vinick as the Republican frontrunner and Matthew Santos vying for the hotly contested Democratic presidential nomination. Originally broadcast on television during the 2004-2005 season. 949 min. DVD 5554

Seventh Season
This seventh season of the political television drama chronicles the transition between the administration of President Bartlet and the race for the new presidency between Congressman Santos and Senator Vinick. Disc 1: The ticket ; The mommy problem ; Message of the week ; Mr. Frost -- Disc 2: Here today ; The Al Smith dinner ; The debate (West Coast) -- Disc 3: Undecideds ; The wedding ; Running mates ; Internal displacement -- Disc 4: Duck and cover ; The cold ; Two weeks out ; Welcome to wherever you are -- Disc 5: Election day part 1 ; Election day part 2 ; Requiem ; Transition -- Disc 6: The last hurrah ; Institutional memory ; Tomorrow. Originally broadcast on television during the 2005-2006 season. 957 min. DVD 7745

Game Shows

I've Got a Secret (Classic Television: Your Favorites From the 1950's)
Featuring Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Bess Myerson, Henry Morgan, Steve Allen, Walter Pidgeon. Each quiz show allowed three contestants an opportunity to "stump the panel" and also featured one celebrity with his/her own secret to hide. This was a very popular program that had a fifteen year network run, a record that no other quiz show has approached. 30 min. Video/C 6754

I've Got a Secret (The Golden Years of Television)
Host: Garry Moore. Panel and contestants: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Bill Cullen, Henry Morgan (2nd program). Panelists tried to determine the "secret" of each guest which was revealed to the TV audience in advance, by asking simple "yes" or "no" questions of the guest. 51 min. Video/C 6781

[I've Got a Secret] TV Game Shows. Volume 1.
Quiz and game shows originally produced as television programs in the 1950's. Contents: I've got a secret (directed by Clarence Schimmel, 20 min.): A panel tries to guess the "secret" of guests to the program. What are the odds? (produced and directed by Ken Herts, 28 min.): Presents unusual situations and the odds on their occurrence. Two for the money (produced and directed by Ira Skutch; host, Sam Levenson; announcer, Ed McMahon, 29 min.): A general knowledge quiz show in which contestants vie for prizes. The Price is right (produced by Mark Goodson, Bill Todman; host, Bill Cullen, 20 min.): Contestants bid on various pieces of merchandise and whoever makes the bid closest to the actual price of a particular item wins it. Includes original commercials. 97 min. Video/C 6843

[I've Got a Secret] Where Were You in '62?
I've got a Secret (28 min.) -- Ozzie and Harriet Show: Spring housecleaning (28 min.) -- General Electric Theater: The face is familiar (30 min.) -- Have Gun will travel (28 min.) -- Jimmy Durante Sign-off (2 min.) -- Advertisements for Walt Disney Cartoons (5 min.). Includes full length commercials for Winston cigarettes, Hotpoint appliances, Tareyton cigarettes, Old Gold cigarettes and Walt Disney cartoons. 121 min. Video/C 4760

$64,000 Challenge; Dollar a Second.
$64,000 challenge (CBS, produced and directed by Joe Cates, 29 min.): The first TV game show spun off from another, The $64,000 question. It offered alumni of the $64,000 question the chance to win more money facing off with two challengers in their chosen field of knowledge. Dollar a second (ABC, directed by Martin Magner; produced by David Brown, 29 min.): Contestants earned $1 for each second during which they could answer questions correctly; if they answered incorrectly or were interrupted by the host, they were required to perform a stunt. Videocassette release of quiz shows originally produced for television in the 1950's. Includes original commercials. 58 min. Video/C 6846

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$64,000 Question. (Classic Television: Your Favorites From the 1950's)
This show was the king of the big money quiz shows. It offered the contestant the opportunity to win vast sums of money by answering extremely complex questions. After the first year the show shot up to number one rating but in 1958 the bubble burst when it was announced that this show and others were rigged. 30 min. Video/C 6755

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$64,000 Question. (The Golden Years of Television)
The $64,000 question was the first of the big-money quiz shows. By answering a series of difficult questions large amounts of money were won by ordinary people. 51 min. Video/C 6781

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TV Game Shows. Volume 1.
Quiz and game shows originally produced as television programs in the 1950's. Contents: I've got a secret (directed by Clarence Schimmel, 20 min.): A panel tries to guess the "secret" of guests to the program. What are the odds? (produced and directed by Ken Herts, 28 min.): Presents unusual situations and the odds on their occurrence. Two for the money (produced and directed by Ira Skutch; host, Sam Levenson; announcer, Ed McMahon, 29 min.): A general knowledge quiz show in which contestants vie for prizes. The Price is right (produced by Mark Goodson, Bill Todman; host, Bill Cullen, 20 min.): Contestants bid on various pieces of merchandise and whoever makes the bid closest to the actual price of a particular item wins it. Includes original commercials. 97 min. Video/C 6843

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TV Game Shows. Volume 2.
Quiz and game shows originally produced as television programs in the 1950's. Includes original commercials. Contents: Who said that? (directed by Martin Hoade; producer, Ann Gillis, 29 min.): A Panel of celebrities (Merriman Smith, George Bogel, June Lockhart) tried to identify the sources of quotations taken from recent news events. Giant step (produced by Ed Jurist; director, Seymour Robbie, 30 min.): Bert Parks hosted this general information game show for children and teenagers. Place the face (produced and directed by Joe Landis (30 min.): Contestants (Joanne Gilbert, Xavier Cugat) tried to identify persons from their past who were brought to the studio and seated opposite them. The Name's the same (produced by Mark Goodson, Bill Todman; director, Herbert Hirschman, 30 min.): A celebrity panel (Gene Rayburn, Bess Myerso) tried to discern the names of the contestants which had the same names as well-known personalities or famous events. 119 min. Video/C 6844

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Twenty One: The Great Quiz Show.
A quiz show in which each week two contestants competed: the object of the game was to score 21 points as quickly as possible. Each contestant was placed in an isolation both and could choose a question from an announced category. This show (shown here in its entirety), in which Charles Van Doren faced off with Herbert Stempel, later became the focus of the great quiz show scandals of the 1950's, when contestant Stempel revealed that Van Doren had been given some of the answers before air time. Videocassette release of a quiz show originally produced by NBC and aired on December 5, 1956. 30 min. Video/C 6845

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You Bet Your Life: The Lost Episodes
Presents 18 episodes of the television program not seen since their original broadcast in 1950-59. The program features a weekly parade of offbeat characters, people with strange occupations and ordinary folks along with an occasional celebrity. Guest appearances (Disc 1): Dudley Leblanc, Lord Buckley, Charles Henry Goren, Ernie Kovacs. (Disc 2) Jack Powell (baseball umpire), Ruth Elder (pilot). (Disc 3) Bob Mathias (athlete), Emmett Ashford (first black umpire), Archie Moore (boxer), Art Linkletter. Special features: Outtakes; "Behind the Scenes of You Bet Your Life"; The Walgreen Hour; Groucho's 1947 radio audition for You Bet Your Life (audio); original commercials. 540 min. DVD 2171

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You Bet Your Life(TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 1-2)
You bet your life: The idea was to invite people on the show and then have Groucho ask them a few questionable questions which always led to improvised and inspired comic interaction with the unsuspecting guests. The sub plot was a quiz show with an alleged goal of winning money. 1950-1961, 6 episodes, 30 min. each. DVD 2860

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You Bet Your Life (Classic Television: Your Favorites From the 1950's)
Hosted by Groucho Marx this quiz show's main asset was the humor injected by Groucho into the interviews with the contestants. With announcer George Fenneman, the show was on TV for eleven years. 30 min. Video/C 6757

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Animated Features

Crusader Rabbit. Sahara Today, Gone Tomorrow.
Contains 20 segments of the cartoon Crusader Rabbit and his dim-witted sidekick, Rags the Tiger as they journey into the Sahara desert seeking to replace the "magical sands" in an hourglass inadvertently destroyed by Rags. Producer, Jay Ward. Contents: [Untitled 1st segment] -- Vulgar rabbitt -- Whole sinking mess -- Stormy weather -- No fair beacon -- Medium is the heavy -- Fangs for the memory -- Sahara you? -- Hare breadth escape -- Garden of Allah-Bama -- Rags runs amuck -- Bushed and ambushed -- Charge of the slight brigade -- So where's the malady? -- Nothing but the truce -- Ghost is clear -- That's a real super-natural -- Route of all evil -- Dig that crazy fort -- Pursuit with a pair of panters. Video/C 4762

Beavis and Butt-Head. Vol. 1, The Mike Judge Collection, Disc 1
Selected segments from the ground breaking animated MTV series about two teenaged heavy-metal music fans. Travel back in time as Beavis and Butt-Head get sent to the principal's office, are beat up by Todd, get rabies, wash the dog, try to get a 1-900 number and discover figure drawing class is actually cool (until they change models). No laughing -- Home improvement -- Lawn and garden -- Washing the dog -- The crush -- Plate frisbee -- Most wanted -- They're coming to take me away, huh huh -- Patients, patients -- Blackout! -- Rabies scare -- 1-900-BEAVIS -- Madame Blavatsky -- Late night with Butt-Head -- Pool toys -- The final judgement of Beavis -- Right on -- Date bait -- Butt is it art? -- Figure drawing. Originally broadcast on television from 1993-1995. 71 min. DVD 6740
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Beavis and Butt-Head. Vol. 1, The Mike Judge Collection, Disc 2
Selected segments from the ground breaking animated MTV series about two teenaged heavy-metal music fans. Travel back in time as Beavis and Butt-Head get sent to the principal's office, are beat up by Todd, get rabies, wash the dog, try to get a 1-900 number and discover figure drawing class is actually cool (until they change models). Mr. Anderson's balls -- Teen talk -- Manners suck -- The pipe of doom -- Safe driving -- Liar! Liar! -- Generation in crisis -- Beavis and Butt-Head vs. the vending machine -- Radio sweethearts -- The great cornholio -- Held back -- Choke -- Killing time -- Safe house -- Dude, a reward -- Walkathon -- Temporary insanity -- Tainted meat -- Dream on -- Beaverly Buttbillies. Originally broadcast on television from 1993-1995. 72 min. DVD 6741
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Beavis and Butt-Head. Vol. 1, The Mike Judge Collection, Disc 3
Selected segments from the ground breaking animated MTV series. This collecton revisits the series' eternally adolescent appeal with episodes handpicked by Judge as his personal favorites, many of which have never before been released. Includes music videos and special features. Matthew Sweet: "Superdeformed" -- Pantera: "This love" -- Moist: "Push" -- Deus: "Suds & soda" -- Grim reaper: "Fear no evil" -- Monster Magnet: "Negasonic teenage warhead" -- Korn: "Blind" -- Catherine Wheel: "Waydown" -- Beastie Boys: "Pass the mic" -- Wilco: "Box full of letters" -- Hum: "Stars". Special features: Featurette: Taint of greatness: the journey of Beavis and Butt-Head, part 1; Beavis and Butt-Head Thanksgiving special with Kurt Loder; Beavis and Butt-Head video music awards appearances; an interactive link to Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt's "The animation show" website; Beavis and Butt-Head promos; montages: Terms of endearment, greatest hits. Originally broadcast on television from 1993-1995. 71 min. DVD 6742
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The Boondocks. The Complete First Season
Contains episodes 1-5 from the 2005 first season. Featuring the voices of Regina King, John Witherspoon, Mike Epps, and Charles Q. Murphy. When Robert "Granddad" Freeman becomes legal guardian to his two grandsons, he moves from the tough south side of Chicago to the upscale neighborhood of Woodcrest (aka "The Boondocks") so he can enjoy his golden years in safety and comfort. But suburbia is about to be shaken up by Huey, a ten-year-old leftist revolutionary, and his eight-year-old misfit brother, Riley. Race relations, tabloid media, hip-hop culture, Santa Claus--The Boondocks hilariously takes on every taboo.

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Disc 1The garden party -- The trial of Robert Kelly -- Guess hoe's coming to dinner -- Granddad's fight -- A date with the health inspector. 107 min. DVD 5854

Disc 2: The story of Gangstalicious -- A Huey Freeman Christmas -- The real -- Return of the King -- The Itis. 107 min. DVD 5855

Disc 3: Let's nab Oprah -- Riley wuz here -- Wingmen -- The block is hot -- The Passion of Reverend Ruckus. 109 min. DVD 5856

Crusader Rabbit. Sahara Today, Gone Tomorrow.
Animated TV show; produced by Jay Ward. Contents: [Untitled 1st segment], Vulgar rabbitt, Whole sinking mess, Stormy weather, No fair beacon, Medium is the heavy, Fangs for the memory, Sahara you?, Hare breadth escape, Garden of Allah-Bama, Rags runs amuck, Bushed and ambushed, Charge of the slight brigade, So where's the malady?, Nothing but the truce, Ghost is clear, That's a real super-natural, Route of all evil, Dig that crazy fort, Pursuit with a pair of panters. 199?. Video/C 4762

Family Guy.
In this animated television series the Griffin household includes two teenagers, a cynical dog who is smarter than everyone else, and a mutant baby who makes numerous attempts to eradicate his parents and siblings. Heading up this eclectic household is Peter Griffin. Peter does his best to do what's right for the family, but along the way, he makes mistakes that are the stuff of legends.

Season One. Episodes 1-7
Death has a shadow -- I never met the dead man -- Chitty chitty death bang -- Mind over murder -- A hero sits next door -- The son also draws -- Brian: portrait of a dog. 156 min. DVD 3938

Family Guy. Season Two. Episodes 1-7Peter Peter caviar eater -- Holy crap -- Da boom -- Brian in love -- Love thy trophy -- Death is a bitch -- The king is dead. 156 min. DVD 3939

Family Guy. Season Two. Episodes 8-14 I am Peter, hear me roar -- If I'm dyin', I'm lyin' -- Running mates -- A picture is worth a thousand bucks -- Fifteen minutes of shame -- Road to Rhode Island -- Let's go to the hop. 156 min. DVD 3940

Family Guy. Season Two. Episodes 15-21Dammit, Janet! -- There's something about Paulie -- He's too sexy for his fat -- E. Peterbus Unum -- The story on page one -- Wasted talent -- Fore, father. 156 min. DVD 3941

Felix the Cat: The Complete 1958-1959 Full-color TV Series
Disc 1. The magic bag -- Into outer space -- Abominable snowman -- Felix out west -- Electronic brainwasher -- Felix the cat suit -- Do-it-yourself monster book -- Blubberino the whale -- Ghostly concert -- Captain No-Kiddin' -- Felix in Egypt -- Detective thinking hat -- Balloon blower machine -- Friday the 13th -- Stone making machine -- Penelope the elephant -- Disc 2. The money tree -- Oil and Indians don't mix -- The glittering jewels -- The gold car and county fair -- Sheriff Felix vs. the gas cloud -- Felix's gold mine -- How to steal a gold mine? -- Private eye Felix and Pierre Mustache -- The gold fruit tree -- The flying saucer -- Felix baby-sits -- Instant money -- Master Cylinder, King of the moon -- The invisible professor -- Venus and the Master Cylinder. Pierre Guillermo (voice of Felix), Jack Mercer (various voices including Felix) Presents all 31 episodes of the 1958-1959 animated television cartoon series. DVD 8653

The Flintstones: The Complete First Season
Contents: Disc 1. Flintstones flyer -- Hot lips Hannigan -- Swimming pool -- No help wanted -- Split personality -- Monster from the tar pits -- Baby sitters. -- Disc 2. At the races -- Engagement ring -- Hollyrock, here I come -- Golf champion -- Sweepstakes ticket -- (cont'd) Drive-In -- Prowler -- Disc 3. Girls' night out -- Arthur Quarry's dance class -- Big bank robbery -- Snorkasaurus hunter -- Hot piano -- Hypnotist -- Love letters on the rocks -- Disc. 4. Tycoon -- Astra' nuts -- Long, long weekend -- In the dough -- Good scout -- Rooms for rent -- Fred Flintstone: before and after.

Presents all episodes of the first season of the Flintstones, the first network animated television series. Join Fred, Wilma, Barney, and Betty in all their antics from the stone age. Originally produced for television in 1960.Special features: Retrospective documentaries; rare Hanna-Barbera vault footage; vintage commercials and promos; the original lost pilot episode "The Flagstones"; fan and memorabilia featurettes; all about the Flintstones; wacky inventions. 737 min. DVD 2593

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Stockman, T. "Discrediting the past, rubbishing the future-a critical comparison of "The Flintstones" and "The Jetsons."" Journal of Educational Television, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 27-38, 1994

Futurama
Voices: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio; special appearance by Ron Popeil; guest starring: Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr, Maurice LaMarch, Dave Herman, Tress MacNeille. Episodes from the first TV season of the animated sci-fi spoof about Phillip Fry, a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy whose life is going nowhere until he accidentally freezes himself and wakes up 1,000 years in the future with a chance to make a fresh start. He goes to work for the Planet Express Corporation, a futuristic delivery service that transports packages to all five quadrants of the universe. His companions include the delivery ship's captain, Leela, a beautiful one-eyed female alien who kicks some serious butt, and Bender, a robot with very human flaws. Originally produced for television in 1999-2000.

Volume I, disc 1: Contents: Episode 1: Space pilot 300 -- episode 2: Series has landed -- episode 3: I, roomate -- episode 4: Love's labours lost in space. DVD 1936
Volume I, disc 2: Contents: Episode 5: Fear of a bot planet -- episode 6: Fishfull of dollars -- episode 7: My three suns -- episode 8: Big piece of garbage -- episode 9: Hell is other robots. DVD 1937
Volume one, disc 3: Contents: Episode 10: Flight to remember -- episode 11: Mars University -- episode 12: When aliens attack -- episode 13: Fry & the slurm factory. DVD 1938
Volume II, disc 1: Contents: Episode 1: I second that emotion -- episode 2: Brannigan, begin again -- episode 3: Head in the polls -- episode 4: Xmas story -- episode 5: Why must I be a crustacean in love? DVD 1939
Volume II, disc 2: Contents: Episode 6: Lesser of two evils -- episode 7: Put your head on my shoulders -- episode 8: Raging bender -- episode 9: Bicyclops built for two -- episode 10: Clone of my own. DVD 1940
Volume II, disc 3: Contents: Episode 11: How Hermes requistioned his groove back -- episode 12: Deep south -- episode 13: Bender gets made -- episode 14: Mother's day -- episode 15: Problem with popplers. DVD 1941
Volume II, disc 4: Contents: Episode 16: Anthology of interest 1 -- episode 17: War is the h-word -- episode 18: Honking -- episode 19: Cryonic woman. DVD 1942

[Gerald McBoing Boing]Cartoon Adventures Starring Gerald McBoing Boing(1950)
Four animated short films following the adventures of Gerald McBoing Boing, the boy who can only speak in sound effects. Gerald McBoing Boing / story by Dr. Seuss -- Gerald McBoing Boing on Planet Moo / story by T. Hee, Bob Cannon) -- Gerald McBoing Boing's symphony / story by T. Lee -- How now Boing Boing / story T. Hee, R. Cannon). Directed by Robert Cannon. United Productions of America (UPA). Orginally broadcast on television in 1950-1954. 29 min. DVD 5342

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The Jetsons
An animated television sitcom about a futuristic family whose everyday world is cluttered with gadgets that anticipated such technological marvels as the Internet and the cellular phone. George is a corporate sprocket at the mercy of his tyrannical boss ; teenage daughter Judy is boy crazy; Elroy's a boy genius; and Jane's a pretty, sensible woman capable of intervening when George gets stuck on the treadmill.

Contents: Astro's top secret -- Elroy's mob -- Las Venus -- A date with Jet Screamer -- Rosie the Robot -- Jetson's nite out -- The space car -- The coming of Astro -- The good little scouts -- The flying suit -- Rosie's boyfriend -- Elroy's TV show -- Uniblab -- A visit from grandpa -- Elroy's pal -- Test pilot -- Millionaire Astro -- The little man -- Jane's driving lesson -- G.I. Jetson -- Miss Solar System -- Private property -- Planet Dude -- TV or not TV. Originally aired on television during the 1962-1963 season. ca. 629 min. DVD 2681

Stockman, T. "Discrediting the past, rubbishing the future-a critical comparison of "The Flintstones" and "The Jetsons."" Journal of Educational Television, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 27-38, 1994

King of the Hill: The Complete First Season.
In this animated television sit-com Hank Hill is a propane salesman, his wife, Peggy, is a substitute teacher, and their 12-year-old son, Bobby, who is confused about the ways of life and the world, all live in a blue collar town in Texas. Contains episodes 1-5 of the first season. 2003. 100 min. DVD 3156-3158

King of the Hill: The Complete Second Season.
In this animated television sit-com Hank Hill is a propane salesman, his wife, Peggy, is a substitute teacher, and their 12-year-old son, Bobby, who is confused about the ways of life and the world, all live in a blue collar town in Texas. Contains episodes 1-5 of the first season. 2003. (3 discs, 126 min. each) DVD 3167-3170

The Mr. Magoo Show
Voices: Jim Backus, Dick Beals, Paul Frees. Animated television series featuring the adventures of a near-sighted old man, Mr. Magoo. Originally broadcast on television during the 1960s. DVD 8173

Show 1: Military Magoo ; Base on bawls ; Thin skinned divers ; Mother's little helper ; Day at the beach -- Show 2: Ten strike Magoo ; Robinson Crusoe Magoo ; Magoo's Caesar solid ; This is the life ; Go West Magoo -- Show 3: Who's lion ; Soft shoe Magoo ; Fox pass ; Night club Magoo ; Mis-guided missile -- Show 4: Insomniac Magoo ; Beatnik Magoo ; Magoo's dog ; Fish 'n tricks ; Campaigner Magoo -- Show 5: Dangerous Dan Magoo ; Shotgun Magoo ; Lady in black ; Magoo's buggy ; Three's a crowd -- Show 6: Riding Hood Magoo ; Indoor outing ; Record breakers ; Magoo's jackpot ; Magoo's bear -- Show 7: High & flighty ; S'no ball Magoo ; South Pacific potluck ; Masquerader Magoo ; Fixit Magoo.

Show 8: Goo goo Magoo ; Night fright ; Magoo gets his man ; Bring 'em back Waldo ; Top pro Magoo -- Show 9: Magoo's goal post ; Marco Magoo ; Saddle battle ; Martian Magoo ; The reunion -- Show 10: Magoo's birthday cake ; Chug chug Magoo ; Food feud ; Magoo's ice box ; The billionaire -- Show 11: King Tut Magoo ; People are a scream ; Rassle hassle ; Mother's cooking ; Eagle eye Magoo -- Show 12: Safari tale ; Foxy Magoo ; Hamlet on rye ; Magoo's vacuum cleaner ; Magoo goes shopping -- Show 13: Prince Charming Magoo ; Magoo's houseboy ; High spy Magoo ; Beau jest ; Maestro Magoo -- Show 14: Magoo at Blithering Heights ; Composer Magoo ; Magoo's hamster ; Life can be miserable ; Goldilocks Magoo.

Show 15: Speedway Magoo ; Hunter Magoo ; Top the music ; Magoo & Cholly ; Perils of Magoo -- Show 16: Hula Magoo ; Magoo's pets ; Safety Magoo ; Pet sitters ; Sing sing fling -- Show 17: Magoo's last stand ; Short order Magoo ; Lost Vegas ; Cupid Magoo ; Cuckoo Magoo -- Show 18: Three ring Magoo ; Marshal Magoo ; Magoo's TV set ; Slim trim Magoo ; Foot loose Magoo -- Show 19: Buffalo Magoo ; Gasser Magoo ; Hermit's hideaway ; From here to fraternity ; Tycoonland -- Show 20: Fire Chief Magoo ; Angler Magoo ; Requiem for a bull ; Gangbuster Magoo ; Magoo's gnu -- Show 21: Magoo and the beanstalk ; Magoo's gorilla friend ; The real McGoys ; Magoo meets Frankenstein ; Cast iron Magoo.

Show 22: Green thumb Magoo ; Lion hearted Magoo ; Double trouble ; Yachtsman Magoo ; Decorator Magoo -- Show 23: Bar-B-Q Magoo ; Magoo's Western exposure ; Buccaneer Magoo ; The vacuum caper ; Magoo and the medium -- Show 24: Piggy bank Magoo ; Magoo meets McBoing Boing ; Robin Hood Magoo ; Fuel in the sun ; First aid Magoo -- Show 25: Magoo's roof goof ; Teenage Magoo ; Cyrano Magoo ; Magoo's surprise party ; Magoo's Dutch treat -- Show 26: Skipper Magoo ; Private Eye Magoo ; Digger Magoo ; Muscles Magoo ; Who's zoo Magoo.

Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends.
Voices: June Foray, Bill Scott, Paul Frees, Charles Ruggles, Walter Tetley, Edward Everett Horton, Bill Conrad, Walter Tetley, Daws Butler
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Season 1
The first season of the animated television comedy about Rocky and Bullwinkle in conflict with spies Boris and Natasha. Jet fuel formula: Rocky and Bullwinkle accidentally discover a rocket fuel which took them to the moon and back. The government wants Bullwinkle to rediscover the rocket fuel, which also gets the attention of Pottsylvanian spies Boris and Natasha and the moon men. Box top robbery: Box tops, the basis of the world's monetary system, are being counterfeited and fingers point to Bullwinkle who has the world's largest box top collection. The real culprit is, of course, Boris Badenov, who plans to clean the stores of all their box top premiums for himself while also taking care of Rocky and Bullwinkle. Special features: Vintage Rocky & Bullwinkle TV spots: "Fractured fairy tales, Sherman & Peabody, and Aesop and son;" Bullwinkle puppet. Originally broadcast by ABC in 1959. DVD 2883

Season 2
Upsidaisium (36 episodes, 126 min.) -- Metal munching mice (16 episodes, 56 min.) -- Greenpernt oogle (12 episodes, 42 min.) -- Rue Britannia (8 episodes, 28 min.) -- Buried treasure (14 episodes, 49 min.) -- The last angry moose (4 episodes, 14 min.) -- Wailing whale (14 episodes, 49 min.) Presents 52 episodes of the second season of the animated television comedy. Upsidaisium: Bullwinkle inherits an upsidaisium mine in a mountain that flies because upsidaisium is an anti-gravity metal. Metal munching mice: The arrival of 6-foot-tall metal moon mice who chomp up TV antennas spells catastrophe. Greenpernt oogle: A desert island's only treasure was the oogle bird, which laid a valuable egg once a month. When a substitute oggle bird is needed Bullwinkle is kidnapped to do the job. Rue Britannia: Bullwinkle is sole heir to an English estate -- if he can spend a week in the ancestral Abominable Manor. Buried treasure: When the Picayune Intelligence sponsors a treasure hunt to build its circulation, Bullwinkle winds up in jail and the prize within the grasp of Babyface Braunschweiger. Last angry moose: Bullwinkle seeks a shot at Hollywood stardom as matinee idol "Craig Antler." Wailing whale: Rocky and Bullwinkle discover an underwater city, Submerbia, and the great wailing whale, Maybe Dick. Originally broadcast by ABC in 1960. DVD 2896

Season 3
Voices: June Foray, Bill Scott, Paul Frees, Charles Ruggles, Walter Tetley. Presents 33 episodes of the third season of the animated television comedy. Missouri mish mash: Bullwinkle discovers a hat that turns anyone who wears it into the smartest person in the world. He decides to take the hat to Washington where they really need it, but Boris and Fearless Leader try to stop him. Lazy Jay Ranch: Rocky and Bullwinkle buy a worm ranch in Squaw's Ankle, Wyoming. So why is Boris snooping around? The Three Moosketeers: When the villainous Francois Villain runs the king out of Applesauce Lorraine, the original Three Musketeers find themselves two musketeers short and enlist Bullwinkle to help restore the king to his throne. Topsy turvy world: Boris and Natasha try to turn the world upside down with some crazy weather patterns in order to steal Santa's presents. Special features: Live Bullwinkle puppet clips; sneak peek at "Complete season 4"; the best of Bullwinkle Follies. Missouri mish mash (26 episodes, 88 min.) -- Lazy Jay Ranch (18 episodes, 61 min.) -- The Three Moosketeers (8 episodes, 27 min.) -- Topsy turvy world (14 episodes, 47 min.). Originally broadcast by ABC in 1961. DVD 6851

Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (United Productions of America (UPA), 1962)
Director, Abe Levitow. Animated musical version of Dickens' classic. 52 min. 999:1515

The Simpsons
Voices: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer.

Encyclopedia of Television

The Simpsons: Tenth Season
Disc 1. Lard of the dance -- Wizard of Evergreen Terrace -- Bart the mother -- Treehouse of horror IX -- When you dish upon a star -- D'oh-in' in the wind -- Disc 2. Lisa gets an 'A' -- Homer Simpson in: "Kidney trouble" -- Mayored to the mob -- Viva Ned Flanders -- Wild Barts can't be broken - Sunday, cruddy Sunday -- Disc 3. Homer to the max -- I'm with cupid -- Marge Simpson in: Screaming yellow honkers -- Make room for Lisa -- Maximum Homerdrive -- Simpsons Bible stories -- Disc 4. Mom and pop art -- Old man and the "C" student -- Monty can't buy me love -- They saved Lisa's brain -- Thirty minutes over Tokyo. Special features: Disc 1: A line from Matt Groening; audio commentaries on every episode with creator Matt Groening and executive producer Mike Scully, joined by writers, actors and directors; multi-angle animation showcase; deleted scenes with commentary ; Disc 2: Audio multi-angle animation showcases; commentaries on every episode with creator Matt Groening and executive producer Mike Scully, joined by writers, actors and directors; special language feature; deleted scenes ; Disc 3: Audio commentaries on every episode with creator Matt Groening and executive producer Mike Scully, joined by writers, actors and directors; multi-angle animation showcase; deleted scenes ; Disc 4: Audio commentaries on every episode with creator Matt Groening and executive producer Mike Scully, joined by writers, actors and directors; deleted scenes; the crank calls; commercials; a glimpse inside; original sketches; a sneak peek from The Simpsons movie DVD. Originally broadcast on television during the 1998-1999 season. 524 min. DVD 8297

The Simpsons: Ninth Season
Disc 1: The city of New York vs. Homer Simpson ; The principal and the pauper ; Lisa's sax ; Treehouse of horror VIII ; The Cartridge family ; Bart Star -- Disc 2: The two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons ; Lisa the skeptic ; Reality bites ; Miracle on Evergreen Terrace ; All singing, all dancing ; Bart Carny ; The joy of sect -- Disc 3: Das bus ; The last temptation of Krust ; Dumbbell indemnity ; Lisa the Simpson ; This little wiggy ; Simpson tide ; The trouble with trillions -- Disc 4: Girly edition ; Trash of the titans ; King of the hill ; Lost our Lisa ; Natural born kissers. Originally broadcast on television in 1997-1998. 570 min. DVD 6797

The Simpsons: Eighth Season
The eighth season of the animated television sit-com. Albert Brooks played a laidback supervillain Hank Scorpio. And Bart did battle with his not-quite-as-evil twin Hugo. And Lisa developed a sweet crush on Nelson Muntz. And Milhouse's strangely similar-looking parents got divorced. And Homer ate a Guatemalan insanity pepper and encountered a wise hallucinoginic coyote, voiced by Johnny Cash. And Marge had a pretzel-selling scheme. And Bart toured a gay steel mill. And Shary Bobbins floated away with her bumbershoot, only to be shewed up by a passing airliner. And we say hello and goodbye to Poochie, in "The itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show." Disc 1. Treehouse of Horror VII -- You only move twice -- Homer they fall -- Burns, Baby, Burns -- Bart after dark -- Milhouse divided -- Disc 2. Lisa's date with density -- Hurricane Neddy-- El viaje Misterioso De Nuestro Jomer -- Springfield files -- Twisted world of Marge Simpson -- Mountain of madness -- Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(annoyed grunt)cious -- Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show -- Disc 3. Homer's phobia -- Brother from another series -- My sister, my sitter -- Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment -- Grade school confidentail -- Canine mutiny -- Old man and the Lisa -- Disc 4. In Marge we trust -- Homer's enemy Simpson Spin-off showcase -- Secret war of Lisa Simpson. 570 min. DVD 6035

The Simpsons: Seventh Season
In Season 7 of the animated television sit-com, The Simpsons brought fans the answer to the question 'Who shot Mr. Burns?' They also got to go rock out at Homerpalooza and watch as Lisa became a vegetarian. This set contains the complete season along with many extras. Disc 1: Who shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two) --- Radioactive man -- Home sweet homediddly-dum-doodily -- Bart sells his soul -- Lisa the vegetarian-- Treehouse of horror VI. -- Disc 2: King-size Homer -- Mother Simpson-- Sideshow Bob's last gleaming -- Simpsons 138th episode spectacular -- Marge be not proud -- Team Homer ; --Two bad neighbors -- Disc 3: Scenes from the class struggle in Springfield -- Bart the fink -- Lisa the iconoclast -- Homer the Smithers -- Day the violence died -- Fish called Selma -- Bart on the road -- Disc 4: Short films about Springfield -- Raging Abe Simpson and his grumbling grandson in "The curse of the flying hellfish" -- Much Apu about nothing -- Homerpalooza -- Summer of 4 Ft. 2. 571 min. DVD 4864

The Simpsons: Sixth Season
Disc 1.Disc 2.Disc 3.Disc 4.Bart of darkness --Lisa's rival --Another Simpson clip show --Itchy & Scratchy Land --Sideshow Bob Roberts --Treehouse of horror V --Bart's girlfriend --Lisa on ice --Homer badman --Grampa vs. sexual inadequecy --Fear of flying --Homer the great --And Maggie makes three --Bart's comet --Homie the clown --Bart vs. Australia --Homer vs. Patty & Selma --A star is Burns --Lisa's wedding --Two dozen and one greyhounds --The PTA disbands --"Round Springfield --The Springfield connection --Lemon of Troy --Who shot Mr. Burns (part 1) 575 min. DVD 4204

The Simpsons: Fifth Season
Voices: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria Harry Shearer. Disc 1. Homer's barbershop quartet ; Cape feare ; Homer goes to college ; Rosebud ; Treehouse of horror IV -- Disc 2. Marge on the lam ; Bart's inner child ; Boy-scoutz 'n the hood ; The last temptation of Homer ; $pringfield ; Homer the vigilante -- Disc 3. Bart gets famous ; Homer and Apu ; Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy ; Deep space Homer ; Homer loves Flanders ; Bart gets an elephant -- Disc 4. Burns' heir ; Sweet Seymour skinner's baadasssss song ; The boy who knew too much ; Lady Bouvier's lover ; Secrets of a successful marriage. 506 min. DVD 4290

The Simpsons: Fourth Season
Voices: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Jon Lovitz, Tom Jones, Adam West, Linda Ronstadt, Elizabeth Taylor.Kamp Krusty -- A streetcar named Marge -- Homer the heretic -- Lisa the beauty queen -- Treehouse of horror III -- Itchy & Scratchy: the movie -- Marge gets a job -- New kid on the block -- Mr. Plow -- Lisa's first word -- Homer's triple bypass -- Marge vs. the monorail -- Selma's choice -- Brother from the same planet -- I love Lisa -- Duffless -- Last exit to Springfield -- So its come to this: a Simpson clip show -- The front -- Whacking day -- Marge in chains -- Krusty gets Kancelled.The complete fourth season of the animated television sit-com. Marge and Homer make whoopee while Bart and Lisa attend summer camp. Lisa is crowned Little Miss Springfield. Marge puts her charm and smarts to work in the power plant and when Mr. Burns notices, it leads to a cozy dinner for two. Home becomes the power plant's union negotiator and tries to bargain away the dental plan for beer. Special features: commentary on all episodes; Easter egg bonus commentary and sketches; deleted scenes; animation showcases; picture in picture, storyboards, animatics, commercials; the Cajun controversy; a word from Matt Groening; promotional syndication reel; "Bush vs. Simpson" featurette. Originally aired on television during the 1992-1993 season. 506 min. DVD 2882

The Simpsons: Third Season
Voices: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria Harry Shearer. Stark raving dad -- Mr. Lisa goes to Washington -- Bart the murderer -- Homer defined -- Like father, like clown -- Treehouse of horror II -- Lisa's pony -- Saturdays of thunder -- Flaming Moe's -- Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk -- I married Marge -- Radio Bart -- Lisa the Greek -- Homer alone -- Bart the lover -- Homer at the bat -- Separate vocations -- Dog of death -- Colonel Homer -- Black widower -- The Otto Show -- Bart's friend falls in love -- Brother, can you spare two dimes? 551 min. DVD 1844

The Simpsons: Second Season
Bart gets and F -- Simpson and Delilah -- Treehouse of horror -- Two cars in every garage and three eyes on every fish -- Dancin' Homer -- Dead putting society -- Bart vs. Thanksgiving -- Bart the daredevil -- Itchy & Scratchy & Marge -- Bart gets hit by a car -- One fish, two fish, blowfish, blue fish -- The way we was -- Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th commandment -- Principal Charming -- Oh brother, where art thou? -- Bart's dog gets an F -- Old money -- Brush with greatness -- Lisa's substitute -- The war of the Simpsons -- Three men and a comic book -- Blood feud. Credits: Creator, Matt Groening. Performer: Voices: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright.

The complete second season of the animated television sit-com of the satiric adventures of a working class family, the Simpsons. The father Homer, works with pride in a nuclear power plant run with more regard for profit than safety. His wife Marge is a kind of supermom, while their eldest son Bart is an underachiever and proud of it.

Special features: Commentary on all episodes by creator Matt Groening joined by writers, directors and producer James L. Brooks on selected episodes; early interview with James L. Brooks and Matt Groening; Bart's American Music Awards appearance; The Simpson's presenting at the Emmy Awards; music videos with optional commentary; "Deep deep trouble" and "Do the Bartman" (director's cut); "Creation of an episode" feature; foreign language clips; Butterfinger commercials; early sketches and more. DVD 1259

The Simpsons: First Season
Simpsons roasting on an open fire -- Bart the genius -- Homer's odyssey -- There's no disgrace like home -- Bart the general -- Moaning Lisa -- Call of the Simpsons -- Telltale head -- Life on the fast lane -- Homer's night out -- Crepes of Wrath -- Krusty gets busted -- Some enchanted evening.

An animated television sit-com of the satiric adventures of a working class family, the Simpsons. The father, Homer, works with pride in a nuclear power plant run with more regard for profit than safety. His wife Marge is a kind of supermom, while their eldest son Bart is an underachiever and proud of it. 13 episodes of the television program, The Simpsons originally broadcast 1989-1990. 298 min. DVD 1048

Creating Prime-time Comedy: The Simpsons.
Panel: Nancy Cartwright, Matt Groening, Bill Oakley, David Silverman, Josh Weinstein. Host: Robert M. Batscha. One in a series of satellite seminars which investigate how prime-time television is conceptualized and created. The creative team and cast who produced the animated comedy The Simpsons, discuss how each show evolves from original idea, through script and storyboard development and into production. Includes clips from the show and a call-in question-and-answer session. Presented at the Museum of Television and Radio, Los Angeles, California" (November 14, 1996). 95 min. Video/C 4657

South Park
animated television series featuring four foul-mouthed 3rd graders, Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman. The show is set in the Colorado town of South Park where weird things keep happening. Voices: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes, Jesse Howell, Franchesca Clifford, Eliza Schneider, Jennifer Howell, Mona Marshall.

South Park (1)
Contents: Cartman gets an anal probe -- Volcano -- Weight gain 4000 -- Big Gay Al's big gay boat ride.

Cartman gets an anal probe: Alien visitors wreck havoc in South Park when they kidnap Kyle's little brother, Ike, mutilate dozens of innocent cows, and give Eric Cartman an anal probe. Volcano: When Stan's Uncle Jimbo and his Vietnam buddy, Ned, take the boys on a weekend trip to experience the finer points of camping, fishing and blowing animals to smithereens, an erupting volcano endangers the boy's excursion and the entire town of South Park as well. Weight gain 4000: When Cartman's environmental essay wins a national contest, Kathie Lee Gifford comes to South Park to present his award on national television. Big Gay Al's big gay boat ride: Stan, the star quarterback discovers his new dog, Sparky, is gay. Stan becomes so confused he loses his will to play in the big game. A mysterious and magical new friend, Big Gay Al, helps Stan understand the wonders of being gay and sends him back into the game. Release of episodes of the television program broadcast in 1997. 100 min. DVD 1049

South Park. (2)
Contents: An elephant makes love to a pig -- Death -- Pinkeye -- Damien. An elephant makes love to a pig: When Kyle's mail-order elephant gets to be too big to take on the school bus, the boys get a great idea-- they decide to genetically cross breed the elephant with Cartman's potbellied pig, Fluffy, to make potbellied elephants! Death: At his grandfather's 102nd birthday, Stan is faced with a moral dilemma--Grandpa's sole birthday wish is for Stan to be the assistant in his assisted suicide. Pinkeye: Trick or Treat in South Park is interrupted by an outbreak of pinkeye. Damien: Cartman's birthday party is upstaged by the battle of good against evil. When the son of the prince of darkness arrives in South Park, he sets off a chain of bizarre events. 100 min. Release of episodes of the television program broadcast in 1997. DVD 1050

South Park. (3)
Contents: Starvin' Marvin -- Tom's Rhinoplasty -- Mr. Hankey the Christmas poo -- Mecha-Streisand.

Starvin' Marvin: South Park is at the mercy of genetically altered turkeys gone bad. While trying to get a free promotional digital sports watch, the kids end up contacting an organization that helps starving children in Africa. Tom's Rhinoplasty: It's almost Valentine's Day and love is in the air at South Park Elementary School. Mr. Garrison deserts the class for a visit to Tom's Rhinoplasty. Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny all compete for the attentions of Ms. Ellen, the new substitute teacher. Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo: While South Park Elementary is attempting to stage a non-denominational holiday play that won't offend anyone, Kyle has checked himself into the South Park Mental House. It's Christmas in South Park. Mecha-Streisand: The dawn of Zinthar is close at hand! The boys' discovery of a prehistoric relic spawns a monster that threatens to destroy South Park and the world. Release of episodes of the television program broadcast in 1997. 100 min. DVD 1051

Third Season
[Disc 1] 301. Rainforest shmainforest -- 302. Spontaneous combustion -- 303. The succubus -- 304. Tweek vs. Craig -- 305. Jackovasaurus -- 306. Sexual harassment panda -- [Disc 2] 307. Cat orgy -- 308. Two guys naked in a hot tub -- 309. Jewbilee -- 312. Korn's groovy pirate ghost mystery -- 310. Chinpoko mon -- 313. Hooked on monkey phonics -- [Disc 3] 311. Starvin' Marvin in space -- 314. The red badge of gayness (war) -- 315. Mr. Hankey's Christmas classics -- 316. Are you there God? It's me, Jesus -- 317. World wide recorder concert. Originally produced for television broadcast on Comedy Central between 1999 and 2000. DVD 6333

Fourth Season
Episodes include 'Special' people in wheelchairs, contorting quintuplets, and the making of a Boy Band. The tooth fairy tats -- Cartman's silly hate crime -- Timmy -- Quintuplets -- Cartman joins Nambla -- Cherokee hair tampons -- Chef goes nanners -- Something you can do with your finger -- Do the handicapped go to hell? -- Probably -- Fourth grade -- Trapper keeper -- Helen Keller! The musical -- PIP -- Fat camp -- The wacky molestation adventure -- A very crappy Chirstmas. Originally produced for television broadcast on Comedy Central between 1999 and 2000. DVD 6334

Fifth Season
Includes such incidents as Big Gay Al being fired as a scout master. A cult led by magician David Blaine brainwashes the kids. Cartman seeks revenge on an eighth grader. The boys want to help the children of Afghanistan and end up taking on the Taliban. Disc 1. It hits the fan -- Cripple fight -- Super best friends -- Scott Tenorman must die -- Terrance and Phillip behind the blow -- Disc 2. Cartmanland -- Proper condom use -- Towelie -- Osama Bin Laden has farty pants --t How to eat with your butt -- Dic 3. The entity -- Here comes the neighborhood -- Kenny dies -- Butters' very own episode. Contains all 14 episodes from the fifth season originally broadcast by Comedy Central in 2001. 315 min. DVD 6342

Sixth Season
Disc 1. Jared has aides -- Asspen -- Freak strike -- Fun with veal -- New Terrance and Phillip movie trailer -- Professor Chaos -- Disc 2. Simpsons already did it -- Red hot Catholic love -- Free hat -- Bebe's boobs destroy society -- Child abduction is not funny -- Disc 3. Ladder to heaven -- Return of the fellowship of the ring to the two towers -- Death camp of tolerance -- Biggest douche in the universe -- My future self n' me -- Red sleigh down. Voices: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall, Eliza Schnieder. Originally produced as episodes of the television program South Park in 2002. DVD 6343

Seventh Season
Disc 1. Cancelled -- Krazy kripples -- Toilet paper -- I'm a little bit country -- Fat Butt and Pancake Head -- Disc 2. Lil' crime stoppers -- Red man's greed -- South Park is gay -- Christian rock hard -- Grey dawn -- Disc 3. Casa bonita -- All about Mormons -- Butt out -- Raisins -- It's Christmas in Canada. Voices: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall, Eliza Schnieder. Originally produced as episodes of the television program South Park in 2003. DVD 6350

Eigth Season
Disc 1. Good times with weapons -- Up the down steroid -- Passion of the Jew -- You got f'd in the A -- Awesom-o -- Disc 2. Jeffersons -- Goobacks -- Douche and turd -- Something Wal Mart this way comes -- Pre-school -- Disc 3. Quest for ratings -- Stupid spoiled whore video playset -- Cartman's incredible gift -- Woodland critter Christmas. Voices: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall, Eliza Schnieder. Originally produced as episodes of the television program South Park in 2004.

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
Directed by Trey Parker. A feature length adult animated film. When four boys sneak into an R-rated movie featuring Canadians Terrance & Phillip,Season four of the animated television series featuring four foul-mouthed 3rd graders. Episodes include 'Special' people in wheelchairs, contorting q y's jealousy grows until it explodes in a knock-down, drag out fight with the new boy. In "Proper Condom Use" the parents of South Park refuse to talk about sexual education with their children and force the public school to teach them instead. The incompetent teachers frighten and misinform the children. It's up to the cool-thinking Chef to save the day. In "Scott Tenorman Must Die" Cartman is cheated out of some money by an older boy. After several failed attempts to get his money back, he concocts his master scheme of revenge. Originally broadcast as four episodes of the television series South Park in 2001. 88 min. DVD 3399

South Park. The Passion of the Jew (2004)
Based on the characters created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Passion of the Jew: After finally seeing "The Passion of the Christ", Kyle has to admit that Cartman has been right all along about the Jews' role in history. Inspired by Kyle's change of heart and a powerful love for Mel Gibson, Cartman incites many of the film's hardcore fans to band together and carry out its message. Meanwhile, Stan and Kenny also see the movie and embark upon a quest to find Mel Gibson and get their money back. Christian rock hard: When the other boys kick Cartman out of their band, he pulls his own group together to make music for Jesus. While Cartman's "Faith + 1" rockets to the top of the Christian charts, Stan, Kyle and Kenny are arrested for downloading music from the Internet. Red hot Catholic love: When the Catholic Church sex scandal negatively impacts church attendance in South Park, Priest Maxi travels to Rome to confront religious leaders about a solution. 66 min. DVD 2898

South Park. Timmy
Contents: Timmy 2000 -- 4th grade -- Helen Keller, the musical -- The tooth fairy's tats 2000. Timmy 2000: When Timmy is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, it triggers a wave of prescription drug abuse at South Park Elementary. 4th grade: The boys are in the 4th grade but they miss the joys of 3rd grade, so they come up with a daring complicated plan to travel back in time a year, with the help of Timmy and his electric wheelchair. Hellen Keller, the musical: The Thanksgiving play is in trouble and Stan, Klye and Kenny are going to great lengths to make the production a hit while Timmy tries his hardest to show the other kids that his new pet turkey can be the star of their show. Tooth Fairy's tats 2000: When Cartman discovers that the Tooth Fairy is paying a premium price for his lost teeth, he seizes the opportunity to make some cash. Originally broadcast as four episodes of the television series South Park in 2000. 88 min. DVD 3400

SpongeBob SquarePants. Tales from the Deep
House party (double length episode) -- Hall monitor -- I had an accident -- Valentine's Day -- Just one bite -- Mermaidman and Barnacleboy -- Tea at the treedome -- The paper -- Born again Krabs.

Nine undersea adventures from the animated television series about a yellow sea sponge named SpongeBob Squarepants living in the depths of the Pacific Ocean. SpongeBob loves his job as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab and has a knack for getting into trouble. When he's not getting on the nerves of his cranky next door neighbor Squidward, SpongeBob can usually be found smack in the middle of all sorts of strange situations with his best buddy the simple yet lovable starfish, Patrick or his surfer-girl squirrel pal, Sandy Cheeks. 110 min. DVD 1540

Kid Shows

Animated Features

Captain Kangaroo
Daily children's program hosted by Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan). In the annals of televison, few children's programs have had as much impact as Captain Kangaroo. The Captain was so named because he always wore an overcoat with large, kangaroo-like pouches. Each show featured stories, skits, vaudeville acts, songs, games and other educational activities. Many actors, actresses and singers guest starred along with Captain Kangaroo's friends Mr. Moose, Bunny Rabbit, Dancing Bear, Mr. Greenjeans, Grandfather Clock, the Magic Drawing Board, and the Banana Man, all who promoted life skills and positive attitudes. Featuring: Robert Keeshan and others. Two episodes originally shown in 1961 and 1968. 120 min. DVD 8767

Classic TV Kid Shows

Vol. 1: Rocky and his friends (aka. Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends), (aka. Adventures of Bullwinkle and Rocky) / produced by ABC (1959, ca. 60 min.) -- Captain Gallant of the foreign legion / produced by NBC (1955, ca. 30 min.) Rocky & friends: narrator (Fractured fairy tales), Edward Everett Horton ; voices: June Foray, Paul Frees, Walter Tetley, Daws Butler, Bill Scott. Captain Gallant: Buster Crabbe, Cullen Crabbe. Rocky and his friends: Presents two episodes, complete with commercials. Both episodes feature Moon Men searching for a Rocky & Bullwinkle's secret rocket formula. The first episode's feature segments include Fractured Fairy Tales - Rapunzel; Peabody's Improbable history - Napoleon. The second episode's feature segments: Fractured Fairy Tales - Goldilocks; Peabody's Improbable history - King Arthur. Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion: First aired in 1955, the Father & Son team of Larry "Buster" Crabbe & Cullen "Cuffy" Crabbe brought weekly stories of life among the French Foreign Legion in Morroco. In this episode, Cuffy learns the true meaning of Christmas when he gets lost in the desert in search of a caravan of Christmas goods. DVD 8733

Vol. 2:Winky Dink and you / produced by ABC (1954, ca. 30 min.) -- Circus boy / produced by NBC and ABC (1956, ca. 30 min.) -- Mightly Mouse playhouse / produced by CBS (1965, ca. 30 min.) -- The Ruff & Reddy show starring Captain Bob / produced by NBC (1963, ca. 30 min) (Winky Dink and you) Jack Barry ; (Circus boy) Robert Lowery, Noah Berry, Jr., Mickey Braddock ; (Mighty Mouse playhouse) Tom Morrison ; (Ruff and Reddy) Daws Butler, Don Messick. Winky Dink and you: Get out your Magic Television Coloring Kit & draw all over your screen to help fill-in Winky & friends! Circus boy: Tells of Corky's adventures with his guardian, Joey, the Clown and circus owner Big Tim Champion. In this segment Tag along as he & his circus mates help revive an old steam train line to get the show to town on time! Mighty Mouse playhouse: Two made-for-TV Mighty Mouse cartoons - one with a shipwrecked sweetheart, the other with a Coney Island cutie - with two Terrytoon cartoons in-between & commercials featuring Bugs, Elmer, Yogi and - believe it or not - Louis Armstrong for Suzie Cutie Dollies! Ruff & Reddy show: Join buddies Ruff the Dog & Reddy the Cat in their sheep ranching misadventure as Captain Bob's magic viewing screen monitors cut-out character Jasper's escape from a pursuing cut-out cat - and be sure to check out the incidental music also used in Python's "Spanish Inquisition" sketch! DVD 8734

Vol. 3:Cartoon Express with Engineer Bill / produced by KHJ-TV, Los Angeles (1960) -- Chucko the birthday clown / produced by KABC-TV, Los Angeles (1950s) -- Johnny Jupiter: Duckweather and the Professor / produced by ABC (10/25/53) -- Adventures of Patches / produced by NBC (1951) -- Shrimpenstein / produced by KHJ-TV, Los Angeles (1960s) (Cartoon Express with Engineer Bill) Bill Stulla ; (Chucko the clown) Charles M. Runyon ; (Shrimpenstein) Gene Moss. Cartoon Express with Engineer Bill: A greatly admired show particularly for the frank niceness of Engineer Bill whose presence dominates the show between cartoons as well as while he hosts young viewers, reads fan letters, announces upcoming live appearances, plays games and pledges children to do moral things in their lives. Chucko the birthday clown: A short excerpt from an interview this beloved character had with two L.A. helicopter firemen featuring an airborne water drop. Johnny Jupiter-- Duckweather and the professor: Ernest P. Duckweather is a kid with a self-built TV that picks up Jupiter instead of local stations. The puppets Johnny Jupiter and Major Domo communicate with Duckweather through his TV, and they even send him a robot, B-12, to help him. In this episode, Duckweather tries to deliver up a radio show Professor to speak to a culture club & ends up impersonating him along the way. Adventures of Patches: A quarter-hour early puppet TV show about a little orphan boy and his adventures through space with his best friend, Wacky Rabbit. Shrimpenstein: Two half hour episodes of the unique 1965-1967 daily show starring Gene Moss as both Dr. Von Schtick and his puppet sidekick Shrimpenstein, filled with winning humor much in the Soupy Sales tradition. DVD 8735

Vol. 4: The Emmet Kelly show (1963, 13 min.) -- A day with Doodles (1965, 5 min.) -- Mack & Myer for hire (1963, 35 min.) -- The magic clown (1950, 29 min.) (Emmet Kelly show) Emmet Kelly ; (Day with Doodles) Doodles Weaver ; (Mack & Myer for hire) Mickey Deems, Joey Faye. Emmet Kelly show: As surpassing great as he was as a circus clown, this pilot makes it entertainingly clear that a sad clown is not the best vehicle for the presentation of cartoons to kids on TV, no matter how talented the presenter, no matter how rare the cartoons (in this case, rarely seen Warner Bros. stock). Day with Doodles: Silent comedy shorts for color TV by comedian Doodle Weaver. It was sometimes hard to figure out what he was on about in his crazy skits until the end. It didn't matter, because at the end we'd see that great closing sequence! Mack & Myer for hire: Three episodes of the children's live action comedy show about two bumbling handymen who regularly got into trouble while they were on the job. - "Dueling Fools", "Friendly Enemies" & "Finders, Weepers". Magic clown: Two quarter hour episodes featuring what must have been the creepiest, sleaziest clowns every to premiere on television. Though there's a different clown in each of these episodes, the "evil eye" is in each of them as they attempt to mezmerize kids into buying Bonomo Turkish Taffy using every device they can think of. DVD 8736

Davy Crockett
Disc 1. Davy Crockett Indian fighter -- Davy Crockett goes to Congress -- Davy Crockett at the Alamo -- Disc 2. Davy Crockett's keelboat race -- Davy Crockett and the river pirates.

Experience the television show that made coonskin caps a staple for a generation of American youngsters. With a rifle named Old Betsy, Davy Crockett fought for justice with his own brand of homespun ingenuity. Featuring exclusive introductions by film historian, Leonard Maltin. Supplemental features: a conversation with Fess Parker, The Davy Crockett craze, gallery. DVD 948

Walt Disney bibliography
Cotter, Bill. The Wonderful World of Disney Television: A Complete History 1st ed. New York: Hyperion, c1997. (UCB Main PN1992.92.W35 C68 1997)
Griffin, Sean. "Kings of the Wild Backyard: Davy Crockett and Children's Space." In: Kids' media culture / edited by Marsha Kinder. Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 1999. (Main Stack HQ784.M3.K54 1999)
King, Margaret J. "The Recycled Hero: Walt Disney's Davy Crockett." In: Davy Crockett: The Man, the Legend, the Legacy / edited by Michael A. Lofaro. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, c1985. (Moffitt GR105.37.D3.D38 1985; Main Stack GR105.37.D3.D381 1985)
Merck, Mandy. "Davy Crockett." History Workshop Journal Volume 40, Number 1 pp. 184-189UCB users only
O'Boyle., J.G. ""Be sure you're right, then go ahead": the early Disney westerns." Journal of Popular Film and Television Summer 1996 v24 n2 p69(13) UCB users only
Telotte, J. P. Disney TV Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2004. (MAIN: PN1992.92.W35 T45 2004)

The Disneyland Anthology
The Disneyland story (10/27/54) -- A Day in the life of Donald Duck (2/1/56) -- Along the Oregon trail (11/14/56) -- The Crisler story/Prowlers of the Everglades (2/17/57) -- Adventures in fantasy (11/6/57) -- Mars and beyond (12/4/57) Disneyland story: At the Disney Studios, Walt Disney gives a sneak peek of a model of then-under-construction Disneyland Park. Day in the life of Donald Duck: With a little help from Walt Disney, Jimmie Dodd and the Mouseketeers, go behind the scenes for a look at one adventurous day for Donald Duck. Along the Oregon Trail: A dramatization of life as it was 100 years ago with Fess Parker and Sebastian Cabot presenting the action. The Crisler Story/Prowlers of the Everglades: Travel with Herb and Lois Crisler in Alaska as they film the feature White Wilderness and then travel south to visit an alligator swamp. Adventures in fantasy: A journey into animation which reveals how ordinary things can be transformed into "living" characters. Mars and Beyond: Investigates and predicts in 1957 what man might find if he were to land on Mars. 315 min. Video Disc 186

Disneyland USA
Take a look back at the origins of the Disneyland Park, beginning with the very first episode of the Disneyland TV series, as Walt Disney leads a tour of the studio and lifts the curtain on a model of the under-construction Disneyland Park. Relive the magic with hosts Art Linkletter, Bob Cummings and Ronald Reagan at the live opening day celebration and follow Walt as he takes viewers on a tour of Disneyland when the lights go off. Entertainment includes Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis, Jr., Fess Parker, Annette Funicello, the Osmond Brothers and many more Disney legends. 228 min. DVD 945

Article about Walt Disney the Encyclopedia of Television

Telotte, J. P. Disney TV Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2004. (MAIN: PN1992.92.W35 T45 2004)

Gumby
A collection of fifteen of the most popular and essential Gumby television episodes. Features the "Clayboy" Gumby, along with his horse, Pokey who share many adventures together. Robot rumpus -- Too loo -- Rain spirits -- In the dough -- The racing game -- The groobee -- Hidden valley -- Ricochet Pete -- The small planets -- Gumby crosses the Delaware -- The wild horse -- The knight mare -- Goo's pies -- To bee or not to bee -- Kid brother kids. Voices: Art Clokey, Dick Beals. Bonus features: "Gumbasia:" a clay animation masterpiece; "Gumby on the moon:" the first pilot episode; 1960's Gumby theme song (remastered); Rare Gumby bumpers; Character bios. Originally broadcast on television between the 1950s and the 1980s. 118 min. DVD 8654

The Howdy Doody Show
Cast: Robert E. Smith (Buffalo Bob), Bob Keeshan (Clarabell the Clown), Lew Anderson (Clarabell the Clown, 1954-1960), Dayton Allen (voice of Phineas T. Bluster), Bill LeCornec (Chief Thundercloud), Judy Tyler (Princess Summerfall Winterspring), Allen Swift. Children's television program featuring the puppet Howdy Doody, his friends Buffalo Bob, Clarabell the clown, and other residents of Doodyville. Several other puppets were featured performers. Disc 1. 1948 Puppet Playhouse -- Early 1950s show -- Late 1950s show -- Disc 2. Four late 1950's shows -- Disc 3. 1955 color broadcast of show -- Late 1950s show -- Last half hour of series on special l hr. show 9/24/60 -- Disc 4. Corny Cob in Paris -- Howdy Doody's Christmas -- Clarabelle returns from West Virgina Trip -- New cast members Princess Summerfall Winterspring, Chief Thundercloud and "the Howdy Doody Comics" including Dayton Allen join the show. 420 min. DVD 8692

The [New] Howdy Doody Show: Phantom of the Doody-o Studio.
Cast: Bob Smith (Buffalo Bob), Bill LeCornec (Nicholson Muir), Marilyn Patch (Happy Harmony), Lew Anderson (Clarabelle). In the 1970s, "Buffalo Bob" Smith revived the character he'd helped create during the '50's, the marionette known as Howdy Doody. This disc contains five episodes of the new Howdy Doody show during which a masked phantom steals items from the studio and is eventually unmasked. 1. Big trouble -- 2. Special investigator -- 3. Space calls -- 4. Fix-It phantom -- 5. Clap-Trap. 108 min. DVD 5537

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The [New] Howdy Doody Show: Bionic Clown .
Cast: Bob Smith (Buffalo Bob), Bill LeCornec (Nicholson Muir), Marilyn Patch (Happy Harmony), Lew Anderson (Clarabelle). In the 1970s, "Buffalo Bob" Smith revived the character he'd helped create during the '50s, the marionette known as Howdy Doody. This disc contains five episodes of The new Howdy Doody show about a mechanical duplicate of Clarabell the clown. Originally broadcast as part of the 1976-77 syndicated children's television series The new Howdy Doody show. 108 min. DVD 5538

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The [New] Howdy Doody Show: The Magic Contest.
Cast: Bob Smith (Buffalo Bob), Bill LeCornec (Nicholson Muir), Marilyn Patch (Happy Harmony), Lew Anderson (Clarabelle). In the 1970s, "Buffalo Bob" Smith revived the character he'd helped create during the '50s, the marionette known as Howdy Doody. This disc contains five episodes of The new Howdy Doody show focusing on magic tricks. Also encludes environmental messages from special guest stars Woodsy Owl and Smokey the Bear. Originally broadcast as part of the 1976-77 syndicated children's television series The new Howdy Doody show. 108 min. DVD 5539

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The [New] Howdy Doody Show: The Music Appreciation.
Cast: Bob Smith (Buffalo Bob), Bill LeCornec (Nicholson Muir), Marilyn Patch (Happy Harmony), Lew Anderson (Clarabelle). In the 1970s, "Buffalo Bob" Smith revived the character he'd helped create during the '50s, the marionette known as Howdy Doody. This disc contains five episodes of the new Howdy Doody show focusing on music. Originally broadcast as part of the 1976-77 syndicated children's television series The new Howdy Doody show. 107 min. DVD 5540

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The Mickey Mouse Club. October 3-7 1955
Performers: Roy Williams (Big Mouseketeer), Johnny Crawford, Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk. "M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E." Before the theme song's memorable spelling became an audio icon, before the series even aired, the Mickey Mouse Club was the most anticipated children's programming ever. This volume features the first five episodes of the series that launched a television revolution. 120 min. DVD 3286

Article about Walt Disney in the Encyclopedia of Television

Walt Disney bibliography
Telotte, J. P. Disney TV Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2004. (MAIN: PN1992.92.W35 T45 2004)

Sesame Street: Old school, 1969-1974
Voices/Muppets: Kevin Clash, Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Bob McGrath, Will Lee, Eric Jacobsen. Selections from the educational children's TV program Sesame Street from the first five seasons. Join Elmo and the Sesame Street gang as they travel along asking kids to sing their favorite songs, act out nursery rhymes, lullabies, and just plain silly songs. Special features: Celebrity appearances by Bill Cosby, Carol Burnett, Jackie Robinson, James Earl Jones, Lena Horne, Johnny Cash, and more; the premier episode from each of the first 5 seasons completely restored; 45 bonus segments; original sales pitch film from 1969. Originally aired in 1969-1974. 440 min. DVD 6798
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Tomorrowland: Disney in Space and Beyond.
Through six television shows from Walt Disney's Tomorrowland series this compilation examines Disney's vision of space exploration and how it helped build strong public support for the government's space explorations. Contents: [Disc one] Man in space / produced and directed by Ward Kimball (1955) -- Man and the moon / directed by Ward Kimball (1955) -- Mars and beyond / directed by Ward Kimball (1957). -- [Disc two] Eyes in outer space -- Our friend the atom / directed by Hamilton Luske (1958) -- "EPCOT" -- Bonus material. 240 min. DVD 3605
Article about Walt Disney the Encyclopedia of Television

Mechling, Elizabeth Walker; Mechling, Jay. "The Atom According to Disney" The Quarterly Journal of Speech, vol. 81, no. 4, pp. 436-53, November 1995.
Telotte, J. P. "Disney in science fiction land." Journal of Popular Film & Television, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 12-20, 2005
Telotte, J. P. "Stories of Fact and (Science) Fiction" In: Disney TV Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2004. (MAIN: PN1992.92.W35 T45 2004)

Your Host, Walt Disney: TV Memories, 1956-1965.
Celebrate Walt Disney with this look back at several of the most memorable hours from his groundbreaking television shows. Join Walt as he celebrates the rededication of Disneyland with a parade of celebrities and guest stars; the fourth anniversary of his weekly show featuring a surprise party arranged by the Mouseketeers; and a tenth anniversary program showcasing some of his talented imagineers at work. And in a rare interview, Diane Disney Miller shares warm and personal memmories of growing up with her famous dad. Disc 1: (1956) Where do stories come from? (1956) -- Fourth anniversary show (1957) -- Kodak presents Disneyland '59 (1959) -- Galleries -- My Dad, Walt Disney. -- Disc 2: Backstage party (1961) -- Disneyland tenth anniversary show (1965) -- I captured the king of the Leprechauns -- Disneyland USA at Radio City Music Hall -- Working with Walt. 458 min. DVD 7468

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Legal Drama

Boston Legal.
Cast: James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen, Monica Potter, Rhona Mitra, Lake Bell. Writer, Lawrence Broch; creator, David E. Kelley. A television drama of the professional and personal stories of a group of brilliant but often emotionally challenged attorneys. Confronts social and moral issues, while its characters continually stretch the boundaries of the law.
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Season One Disc 1: Head cases ; Still crazy after all these years ; Catch and release ; Change of course -- Disc 2: An eye for an eye ; Truth be told ; Questionable characters; Loose lips. Disc 3: A greater good ; Hired guns ; Schmidt happens ; From whence we came -- Disc 4: It girls and beyond ; Til we meat again ; Tortured souls ; Let sales ring. Disc 5: Special features: Exclusive featurettes: "Court is now in session: how Boston Legal came to be" and "An unlikely pair: Alan Shore and Denny Crane" ; deleted scenes from "Head cases" (pilot episode). Originally broadcast on ABC television during the 2004-2005 season. DVD 5671 (disc 1-2); DVD 5672 (disc 3-4); DVD 5673 (disc 5)

Season two, Discs 1-2 Disc 1: The black widow ; Schadenfreude ; Finding Nimmo ; A whiff and a prayer -- Disc 2: Men to boys ; Witches of mass destruction ; Truly, madly, deeply ; The ass fat jungle. Originally broadcast on television during the 2005-2006 season. DVD 8094

Season two, Discs 3-4 Disc 3: Gone ; Legal deficits ; The cancer man can ; Helping hands -- Disc 4: Too much information ; Breast in show ; Smile ; Live big. Contains episodes 9-16 from the second season. Originally broadcast on television during the 2005-2006 season. DVD 8095

Season two, Discs 5-6 Disc 5: There's fire! ; Shock and owww! ; Stick it ; Chitty chitty bang bang -- Disc 6: Word salad days ; Ivan the incorrigible ; Race ipsa ; Deep end of the poole. Originally broadcast on television during the 2005-2006 season. DVD 8096

Season two, Disc 7 Disc 7: Squid pro quo -- Spring fever -- BL: Los Angeles -- Special features. Special features: "Exhibit A: the look of 'Boston legal'"; "Legal pad: the words of 'Boston legal'". DVD 8097

The Defender
Cast: Ralph Bellamy, Martin Balsam, Steven McQueen, William Shatner, Ian Wolfe. A two-part special from the television drama Studio One. Steve McQueen plays a man on trial for murder with a chip on his shoulder as big as a two-by-four. This gripping, gritty courtroom drama became the production template for Perry Mason and other television series. Originally presented on Studio One on CBS-TV in two parts on Feb. 25 and March 4, 1957. Special features: Documentary short on the history of Studio one featuring interviews with Charlton Heston, John Frankenheimer and Jack Klugman, star bios. DVD 1756

Law & Order
See Cops and Crime

Perry Mason
Cast: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman. Season one of the highly rated courtroom television series in which defense attorney Perry Mason, who never loses a case, matches wits with his courtroom adversary D.A. Hamilton Burger. Every time, Mason, aided by devoted secretary Della Street and loyal private eye Paul Drake, uncovers evidence that clears his client of murder.

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Season 1. Discs 1 & 2 Disc 1: The case of the restless redhead ; The case of the sleepwalker's niece ; The case of the nervous accomplice ; The case of the drowning duck -- Disc 2: The case of the sulky girl ; The case of the silent partner ; The case of the angry mourner ; The case of the crimson kiss. Originally broadcast on television during the 1957-1958 season. DVD 5784

Season 1. Discs 3 & 4 Disc 3: The case of the vagabond vixen ; The case of the runaway corpse ; The case of the crooked candle ; The case of the negligent nymph -- Disc 4: The case of the moth-eaten mink ; The case of the baited hook ; The case of the fan dancer's horse ; The case of the demure defendant. Originally broadcast on television during the 1957-1958 season. DVD 5785

Season 1. Discs 5 The case of the sun bather's diary -- The case of the cautious coquette -- The case of the haunted husband. Originally broadcast on television during the 1957-1958 season. DVD 5786

Literary Adaptations

Litearature videography for more complete description of these programs

BBC Shakespeare
SEE Shakespeare on Film videography

Masterpiece Theatre

Cooke, Alistair. Masterpieces : a decade of Masterpiece theatre / commentary by Alistair Cooke 1st ed. New York : Knopf, 1981 (Main Stack PN1992.77.M293.C6 1981)
Jarvik, Laurence Ariel. Masterpiece Theatre and the politics of quality / Laurence A Jarvik. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, c1999. (Main Stack PN1992.77.M293.J37 1999)

Adam Bede DVD 7356
Anna Karenina Video/C 9222
Breaking the Code Video/C 999:1822
David Copperfield Video/C 7399
Dracula DVD 7817
Elizabeth I The Virgin Queen DVD 5422
The Flame Trees of Thika Video/C 999:2160
The Forsythe Saga DVD 2446
Great Expectations Video/C 6
I, Claudius DVD 381; also VHS Video/C 2104
Jane Eyre. 2006. 240 min. DVD 7959
Jeeves and Wooster DVD 819-820 (1st season); also on VHS Video/C 6513-6517
King Lear Video/C 5796
Middlemarch (1994) Video/C MM156
Moll Flanders (1976) Video/C 999:1595
Nostromo (1996) Video/C 999:1612
Sons & Lovers (2003) DVD 8108
A Tale of Two Cities (1989) DVD 1400; also on VHS 999:1649
Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005) DVD 8109
Traffik Video/C 3166
The Turn of the Screw Video/C 999:2973
The Woman in White Video/C 999:3648
Wuthering Heights (1998) Video/C 999:4002

A&E Productions

Bleak House Video/C 1277
The Great Gatsby Video/C 7678
Horatio Hornblower DVD 5050
Jane Eyre(1997) DVD 1290
The Magnificent Ambersons DVD 1925
Northanger Abbey DVD 2532
Pride and Prejudice DVD 914
Tom Jones DVD 2482
Vanity Fair Video/C 6660

Other Productions

Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1976) Video/C 1068
Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998) DVD 3461
Angels in America(Originally broadcast by HBO in 2003) DVD 2964
Awake and Sing! (Originally broadcast as an episode on the television series Hollywood Television Theatre, 1972) Video/C 5187
Coyote Waits(Originally broadcast in Dec. 2003 on the PBS television program Mystery!, 2003) DVD 1450
The Cradle Will Rock(Originally shown on the CBS television show Camera Three) DVD 2972
Cyrano de Bergerac(1974) Video/C 6860
Diary of a Madman(CBS, 1964) Video/C 5189
Dream Keeper(Hallmark, 2003) DVD 2968
An Enemy of the People(American Playhouse, 1990) Video/C 6398
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide, When the Rainbow is Enuf (American Playhouse, 1982) Video/C 7602
Ghosts (Yorkshire Television) Video/C 3466
Heart of Darkness(Nicholas Roeg, 1966) Video/C 999:1126
Hedda Gabler (Yorkshire Television) Video/C 5922
The Human Voice. (La Voix Humaine)(1966) DVD 1914
Jane Eyre(CBS, 1983) Video/C 1182
The Jury(BBC, 2001) DVD 2524
The Last of the Mohicans (195?) Video/C 6785
The Long Hot Summer (1985) Video/C 1332
Memoires of Sherlock Holmes (1995) Video/C 6760-6765
Neil Simon's "The Good Doctor." (1978) Video/C 6936
Nightwalk: A Collective Work (Camera Three, 1974) Video/C 5193
Our Town (1977) Video/C 6134
Paradise Lost (Theater in America, 1971) Video/C 7578
Peer Gynt (1976) Video/C 5921
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (1986) Video/C 7171-7173
The Scarlet Letter (PBS, 1979) DVD 3548
School for Scandal (1965) Video/C 1129
The Secret Garden (BBC, 1975) DVD 6816
The Serpent (1970) Video/C 3240
The Singing Detective (BBC, 1986) DVD 1666; also VHS 999:1750
Skinwalters(Originally broadcast in 2002 on the PBS television program Mystery!, 2003) DVD 2974
Terminal: A Collective Work (Camera Three, 1970) Video/C 5193
Thief of Time(Originally broadcast in 2002 on the PBS television program Mystery!, 2004) DVD 2969
Under the Biltmore Clock (American Playhouse, c1999) Video/C 999:2673
War and Peace (BBC, 1972) Video/C 9221
MTV's Wuthering Heights (1992) DVD 2276
The Year of the Dragon (1975) Video/C 7579

Medical Drama

Jacobs, Jason. Body trauma TV : the new hospital dramas London : British Film Institute, 2003. (MAIN: PN1992.8.M43 J33 2003)
Turow, Joseph. Playing doctor : television, storytelling, and medical power New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, c1988. (MAIN: PN1992.8.M43 T81 1988)

ER
Cast: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Sherry Stringfield Noah Wyle, Eriq LaSalle. The feature-length debut of a television drama about the round-the-clock heroism and compassion in a Chicago,public hospital's emergency room. Originally produced for television broadcast in 1994. 88 min. Video/C 8585

ER
Cast: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle. The first season of a medical drama that chronicles life and death in a Chicago hospital emergency room portraying the challenges that are faced by emergency room doctors and the plight of medical students in their quest to become physicians.

ER: The Complete First Season Disc 1. Pilot -- Day one -- Going home -- Hit and run -- Into that good night -- Chicago heat -- Another perfect day -- Disc 2. 9 1/2 hours -- ER confidential -- Blizzard -- Gift -- Happy New Year -- Luck of the draw -- Long day's journey -- February 5, '96 -- Disc 3. Make of two hearts -- Birthday party -- Sleepless in Chicago -- Love's labor lost -- Full moon -- House of cards -- Men plan, God laughs -- Love among the ruins -- Disc 4. Motherhood -- Everything old is new again. Bonuses: four making-of documentaries featuring interviews with the original stars and creative team: Prescription for success: the birth of ER ; First-year rotation: caring for ER ; On the cutting edge: medical realism on ER ; Post operative procedures: post production in the ER. Audio commentary on 3 key episodes by series producers and crew. First-year intern handbook offers a crash course in day-to-day operations and life-saving situations inside County General Hospital. Additional scenes and outtakes. DVD 4750

The Complete Second Season
Contents: Welcome back, Carter! -- Summer run -- Do one, teach one, kill one -- What life? -- And baby make two -- Days like this -- Hell and high water -- The secret sharer -- Home -- A miracle happens here -- Dead of winter --True lies -- It's not easy being Greene -- Right thing -- Baby shower -- Healers -- Match game -- A shift in the night -- Fire in the belly -- Fevers of unknown origin -- Take these broken wings -- John Carter, M.D. Special features: "ER specialist: anatomy of an episode" featurette; "Life as an ER director" featurette; gag reel featuring never-before-seen cast goofs; outpatient outtakes; deleted scenes; producer, director, and cast audio commentary. Originally broadcast by NBC during the 1995-1996 season. Based on the characters created by Michael Crichton. DVD 4751

The Complete Third Season Disc 1. Dr. Carter, I presume -- Let the games begin -- Don't ask, don't tell -- Last call -- Disc 2. Ghosts -- Fear of flying -- No brain, no gain -- Union Station -- Disc 3. Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies -- Homeless for the holidays -- Night shift -- Post mortem -- Disc 4. Fortune's fools -- Whose appy now? -- The long way around -- Faith -- Disc 5. Tribes -- You bet your life -- Calling Dr. Hathaway -- Disc 6. Random acts -- Make a wish -- One more for the road. Special features: 2 new documentaries: ER specialists: fear of flying, The nurses station; commentary of 2 key episodes; outpatient outtakes; cutups: gag reel; all-new digital widescreen transfers; trailer: ER video game preview. Originally broadcast on television during the 1996-1997 season. DVD 4752

The Complete Fourth Season Disc 1. Ambush -- Something new -- Friendly fire -- When the bough breaks -- Disc 2. Good touch, bad touch -- Ground zero -- Fathers and sons -- Freak show -- Disc 3. Obstruction of justice -- Do you see what I see-- Think warm thoughts -- Sharp relief -- Disc 4. Carter's choice -- Family practice -- Exodus -- My brother's keeper -- Disc 5. Bloody mess -- Gut reaction -- Shades of gray -- Disc 6. Of past regret and future fear -- Suffer the little children -- Hole in the heart. Originally produced as episodes of the television program ER in 1997 and 1998. 991 min. DVD 4896

Annas, George J. "Sex, Money, and Bioethics: Watching ER and Chicago Hope." The Hastings Center Report, Vol. 25, 1995
Chory-Assad, Rebecca M., and Ron Tamborini. "Television exposure and the public's perceptions of physicians." Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 47.2 (June 2003): 197(19). Expanded Academic ASAP. Thomson Gale. UC Berkeley (CDL). 22 November 2005 UC users only
Chory-Assad, Rebecca M., and Ron Tamborini. "Television Doctors: An Analysis of Physicians in Fictional and Non-Fictional Television Programs." Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 45.3 (Summer 2001): 499. UC users only
Gauthier, Candace Cummins. "Television drama and popular film as medical narrative." Journal of American Culture 22.3 (Fall 1999): 23(3).
McAnea, Thomas. "A brief history of medical drama." Student BMJ (May 2001): p157. (1105 words) UC users only
O'Connor, Michael M. "The Role of the Television Drama ER in Medical Student Life: Entertainment or Socialization?." JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association 280.n9 (Sept 2, 1998): 854(1).
Poole, Steven. "Whoa! I gotta pumper! (medical dramas in television)." TLS. Times Literary Supplement n4844 (Feb 2, 1996 n4844): 18(1).

Grey's Anatomy
In this television series Meredith Grey, a brilliant first-year surgical intern, together with her fellow residents, navigates her way through the daily traumas and social landmines of life inside the hospital and out in the real world. Cast: Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, T. R. Knight, Chandra Wilson, Isaiah Washington, Patrick Dempsey, Kate Walsh.
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First Season A hard day's night -- First cut is the deepest -- Winning a battle, losing the war -- No man's land -- Shake your groove thing -- If tomorrow never comes -- Self-destruct button -- Save me -- Who's zoomin' who? Special features: "Anatony of a pilot": the toughest cuts from the pilot episode; "Dissecting 'Grey's anatomy': exclusive unaired scenes"; behind the scenes of 'Grey's anatomy'; avant-garde trailer; cast and creator audio commentaries. Originally broadcast on television during the 2005 season. 387 min. DVD 6323

Second Season Disc 1. Raindrops keep falling on my head -- Enough is enough -- Make me lose control -- Deny, deny, deny -- Bring the pain -- Disc 2. Into you like a train -- Something to talk about -- Let it be -- Thanks for the memories -- Much too much -- Disc 3. Owner of a lonely heart -- Grandma got run over by a reindeer -- Begin the begin -- Tell me sweet little lies -- Break on through -- Disc 4. It's the end of the world -- As we know it -- Yesterday -- What have I done to deserve this? -- Band-Aid covers the bullet hole -- Disc 5. Superstition -- The name of the game -- Blues for sister someone -- Damage case -- 17 seconds -- Disc 6. Deterioration of the fight or flight response -- Losing my religion. Originally broadcast on television during the 2005-2006 season. 1180 min. DVD 6324

House, M.D.
Cast: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Robert Sean Leonard, Jennifer Morrison, Omar Epps, Jesse Spencer. In this television series Hugh Laurie stars as the brilliant but sarcastic Dr. Gregory House, a maverick physician who is devoid of bedside manner. Dr. House thrives on the challenge of solving medical puzzles that other doctors give up on.
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Season One Pilot -- Paternity -- Disc 1: Occam's razor -- Maternity -- Damned if you do -- The socratic method -- Fidelity -- Poison -- Disc 2: DNR -- Histories -- Detox -- Sports medicine -- Cursed -- Control -- Mob rules -- Heavy -- Disc 3: Role model -- Babies & bathwater -- Kids -- Love hurts -- Three stories -- Honeymoon. DVD 7858

Season Two Disc 1: Acceptance -- Autopsy -- Humpty dumpty--; TB or not TB -- Disc 2: Daddy's boy -- Hunting -- The mistake -- Disc 3: Deception -- Failure to communicate -- Need to know-- Distractions -- Disc 4: Skin deep -- Sex kills -- Clueless -- Safe -- Disc 5: All in -- Sleeping dogs lie -- House vs. God -- Euphoria, part 1 -- Disc 6: Euphoria, part 2 -- Forever -- Who's your daddy? -- No reason. Special features: Disc 1: "Autopsy" commentary with executive producers David Shore and Katie Jacobs ; Disc 2: Blooper reel; alternate take from "Daddy's boy": the Valley Girl version; It could be lupus ; Disc 5: Alternate take from "Sleeping dogs lie": the Valley Girl version ; Disc 6: An evening with 'House'; "No reason" commentary with executive producers David Shore and Katie Jacobs. DVD 7859

Nip/tuck
Written & directed by Ryan Murphy. Cast: Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, John Hensley, Joely Richardson, Valerie Cruz.

Sean McNamara and Christian Troy are two plastic surgeons running a partnership in Miami, Florida with different views on life. Sean is a weak family man who distances himself with work to avoid a dysfunctional home life that includes his wife Julie, and his rebelious teenage son Matt. Christian is an arrogant, narcissistc, unethical, ladies man who worships wine, women, and the all mighty dollar. He is just slick enough to do just about anything to get what he wants, including telling bold-face lies, cheating, stealing, blackmail, seduction, and even committing murder. Special features: "Giving drama a face lift": discover how the show was created and evolved; cast and crew interviews; "Realistic expectations: the practice of plastic surgery"; "Are they real or fake?": the miraculous make-up effects of 'Nip/tuck'"; "Severed parts" gag reel; "A perfect life" music video; "Cutting room floor" deleted scenes. Originally aired on television during the 2003-2004 season. ca. 638 min. DVD 3928

St. Elsewhere
Cast: Ed Flanders, Ed Begley, Jr., Ellen Bry, Howie Mandel, Christina Pickles, William Daniels, Kavi Raz, Denzel Washington, Norman Lloyd, Terence Knox, David Morse, Roxanne Reese, Deborah White. The first year in a television dramatic series featuring life at St. Eligius Hospital, headed by Drs. Donald Westphall and Daniel Auschlander. Every year, new residents would walk down the halls of St. Eligius. Learning to deal with perfectionist Cardiovascular Surgeon Mark Craig was only the beginning of the way the hospital and its interesting patients would change their lives forever.
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Episodes 1-12 Disc 1: Pilot episode -- Bypass -- Down's syndrome -- Cora and ARnie -- Samuels and the kid -- Legionnaires, Pt. 1 -- Disc 2: Legionnaires, Pt. 2 -- Tweety and Ralph -- Rain -- Hearts -- Graveyard -- Release. Special features: Disc 1: Optional commentary by director Mark Tinker and actress Doris Roberts; "Cora and Arnie: an outstanding episode" featurette. Originally broadcast on television during the 1982-1983 season. 590 min. DVD 7466

Episodes 13-22 Contents: Disc 3: Family history -- Remission -- Monday, Tuesday, Sven's day -- The count -- Brothers -- Dog day hospital. -- Disc 4: Working -- Craig in love -- Baron Von Munchausen -- Addiction. Additional Special features: St. Elsewhere: The place to be featurette ; Tim Robbins: The punk gets responsible featurette ; Dr. Jack Morrison: The spirit of care & empathy featurette. Originally broadcast on television during the 1982-1983 season. 191 min. DVD 7467

Scrubs: Complete First Season
Cast: Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley, Ken Jenkins, Neil Flynn, Judy Reyes. The comedic adventures of a group of doctors and interns at Sacred Heart Hospital. Relive all 24 episodes of the groundbreaking show's acclaimed first season. Contents: My first day (pilot) -- My mentor -- My best friend's mistake -- My old lady -- My two dads -- My bad -- My super ego -- My fifteen minutes -- My day off -- My nickname -- My own personal Jesus -- My blind date -- My balancing act -- My drug buddy -- My bed banter & beyond -- My heavy meddle -- My student -- My Tuscaloosa heart -- My old man -- My way or the highway -- My sacrificial clam -- My occurrence -- My hero -- My last day. Originally broadcast on television, 2001. 558 min. DVD 8069
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Cam Ne. Morley Safer Report on the Burning of Cam Ne(CBS, 1965)
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For CBS Reports dealing with issues related to African American equality and civil rights. See African American videography for complete program listing.

Abortion and the Law
This 1965 television documentary investigates the controversy surrounding abortion before it was legalized in the United States, focusing on the moral, social, legal and psychological aspects of abortion. Presents interviews with clergymen, lawyers, and physicians who hold diametrically opposed views and tells of specific cases of abortion. Videodisc release of an episode of the television program CBS reports, originally broadcast on April 5, 1965. Reporters: Walter Cronkite; Eric Sevareid. 57 min. DVD 2450

Birth Control and the Law
Until the Griswold case, which neutralized the Comstock Law and reinforced the right to privacy, the vast majority of Americans had little access to birth control. This television news program investigates urban overpopulation and the struggle to provide family planning counseling and contraceptives to those wanting them. Includes interviews with Margaret Sanger, Estelle Griswold, various religious and health officials and discusses the differences in moral attitudes towards birth control of Catholics and non-Catholics. Videodisc release of an episode of the television program CBS reports, originally broadcast on May 10, 1962. Reporter: Eric Sevareid. 55 min. DVD 2451

Bible Reading in Public Schools: The Schempp and Murray Cases --1963
Step by step account of how a case of law moved from a local or district court to the Supreme Court. Provides interviews with the Schempps and the Murrays, attorneys, and expert witnesses to create a detailed account of School District of Abington Township, Pa. vs. Schempp and Murray vs. Board of School Commissioners of Baltimore City--cases that challenged the use of Bible reading and prayer in the public schools. Originally broadcast as a segment of the CBS reports television program on June 19, 1963. Reporter, Eric Sevareid. 51 min. DVD 2056

Generations Apart: A Question of Values.
In this 1969 news program, reporter John Laurence explores the big issues that divided the generations in the late 1960's, such as attitudes towards religion, civil disobedience, sex, war and drugs. A sampling of 2,000 interviews with parents and young people ages 17 to 25 revealed a split not only between young and old but also between college students and their noncollegiate contemporaries, all in an era already marked by social, political and racial divisions. Originally aired on the CBS Television Network on May 20, 1969. 52 min. Video/C 8998

Study conducted in 1969 by Daniel Yankelovich, Inc., for CBS. Web access. Use this number, 7345, in the seach box, and choose study no. from the drop down menu to download data. Restricted to UC campuses

Gideon's Trumpet: The Poor Man and the Law
When Clarence Earl Gideon was tried, "justice for all" did not include providing an attorney for an impoverished defendant. The convict boldly appealed to the Supreme Court, seeking redress ... and won. This program documents the case of Gideon vs. Wainwright, that established the right of the accused to be represented by a lawyer even if he or she can't afford to pay for legal counsel. Includes interviews with Gideon, Justice Arthur Goldberg, defense attorney Abe Fortas and state and federal prosecutors. Reporter, Martin Agronsky. Based on the book of the same title by Anthony Lewis. Originally aired on CBS News documentary program CBS reports on October 7, 1964. 51 min. DVD 2058

Hunger in America
A researched study of hunger and malnutrition in the United States, showing views of Black sharecroppers in Alabama, Navajo Indians in Arizona, tenant farmers near Washington, D.C. and impoverished Mexican-Americans in San Antonio. Includes a discussion of surplus foods, food-stamps, and the farm subsidy program. Videocassette release of an episode of the television program CBS reports, originally broadcast in 1968. Reporters: Charles Kuralt, David Culhane. 51 min. DVD 6971 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 9366

Harvest of Shame
Shows the degradation and exploitation of millions of migratory farm workers in the United States. Spokesmen for the groups present thier views, both for and against the use of migratory workers under the conditions seen. This broadcast by legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow, led to permanent changes in the laws protecting workers' rights. Originally broadcast in 1960 on CBS Reports. Producer, David Lowe. 55 min. DVD 4008; also VHS Video/C 356

Edward R. Murrow information (Museum of Broadcast Communications)

Edward R. Murrow bibliography

The New Left
The New Left sprang from an affluent America torn byracial conflict and dissent over the Vietnam War. This program assesses the course of New Left politics up to 1967 by combining newsreel footage with interviews of leaders across the movement's range, including Tom Hayden, Carl Oglesby, Stokely Carmichael and Fannie Lou Hamer. From Students for a Democratic Society to the Black Panthers; from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Malcolm X, this look at a social and political groundswell provides fascinating insights into the era. Originally aired on the CBS Television Network on September 12, 1967. 55 min. Video/C 8904

The School Prayer Case: Engel vs. Vitale-- 1963
It was a mere 22 words long and so bland that one commentator called it the "to whom it may concern" prayer, yet it caused a powerful storm of controversy upon its debut in the New York public school system. In this 1963 program, filmed shortly after the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling that abolished classroom prayer, Eric Sevareid provides a detailed analysis of the Engel vs. Vitale case. Litigants, legal counsel, academic experts, and political and religious leaders share their views on an issue that continues to resonate in today's civic discourse. Originally broadcast as a segment of the CBS reports television program on March 13, 1963. Reporter, Eric Sevareid. 55 min. DVD 2055

Selling of the Pentagon
Focuses on major areas of public relations activities of the Pentagon and questions the use of the taxpayers' dollars to provide extensive financial support for apparent propaganda purposes. Produced and written by Peter Davis. 1971. 51 min. Video/C MM361

Description of program from the Encyclopedia of Television

Rogers, Jimmie N. and Clevenger, Theodore, Jr. ""The Selling of the Pentagon": Was CBS The Fulbright Propaganda Machine?." Quarterly Journal of Speech 1971 57(3): 266-273.

Thunder on the Right
Minutemen militia patrol for Communists in Missouri; Eddie Rickenbacker calls for a statue of Sen. Joseph McCarthy; the John Birch Society rails against the income tax. This program reports on a broad array of resurgent American conservatism in 1963, including segments on the civil rights movement, Vietnam and the persistent fear of communism. Contains interviews with H. L. Hunt, Sen. Barry Goldwater, and Fred Schwarz, head of the Christian Anti-Communist Crusade. Originally aired on the CBS Television Network on February 22, 1962. 55 min. Video/C 8903

A Vietnam Deception: The Uncounted Enemy
Reveals how captured enemy documents indicated that U.S. military intelligence grossly underestimated the size of the Vietcong's forces. This data was suppressed, leaving the American public, the press, the Congress and perhaps President Johnson with the impression that the enemy had decreased in numbers just before their 1968 Tet offensive. Originally broadcast 1982 on the television program CBS reports. 75 min. DVD 4521; also VHS Video/C 9681

Benjamin, Burton. The CBS Benjamin report : CBS reports : "The uncounted enemy, a Vietnam deception" : an examinationWashington, D.C. : Media Institute, c1984. ( MAIN: DS559.8.M44 B46 1984)
Benjamin, Burton. Fair play : CBS, General Westmoreland, and how a television documentary went wrong New York : Harper & Row, c1988. (MAIN: PN4784.T4 B451 1988)
Kowet, Don. A matter of honor New York : Macmillan; London : Collier Macmillan, c1984. (MAIN: DS559.8.M44 K681 1984; JOUR: DS559.8.M44 K68 1984)
Levine, Grace Ferrari. "Television Journalism on Trial: Westmoreland v. CBS." Journal of Mass Media Ethics 1990, Vol. 5, No. 2, Pages 102-116UC users only
Mascaro, T. A. "Flaws in the Benjamin report: The internal investigation into CBS Reports documentary The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception ." Journalism History, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 58-74, 2005UC users only

Civil Rights Movement: Primary Sources.
From the earliest days of the civil rights movement, CBS News was there, capturing the authentic voice of the times through reportage that revealed America's efforts to become a truly united nation. In this six-part series of newscasts filmed during the 1950s and 60s, Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, and other broadcast journalism luminaries cover the viewpoints and the issues that shaped the civil rights dialogue of the day. From desegregation in Tennessee to cries of "Black power!" these classic documentaries are a treasure trove of living history. Produced by CBS News. 6-part series, 30-58 minutes each. See African American videography for complete program listing.

Cronkite Remembers: A Remarkable Century

Vol. 2. Television & politics -- Vietnam & civil rights -- Man on the moon. From a 3 part series using archival news footage and revealing interviews,in which Walter Cronkite reminisces about his career in journalism covering major events in 20th century history. In this second segment television plays an increasing role in domestic politics. From the 1960 presidential debates to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Cronkite is there to tell the story. Television brings Southern racial oppression and the Vietnam War home to America, helping to spark protests. As the world watches the fascinating manned flights around the planet and then Neil Armstrong's moon walk, Cronkite presents events to a global audience. 150 min. DVD 2383

Vol. 3. The 70's and career recap -- A remarkable century time line. Executive producers, Walter Cronkite, Sanford Socolow, Jonathan Ward ; senior producer, Chip Cronkite ; series editor, David Hanser ; composer, Charles Gross. Narrator: Walter Cronkite. From a 3 part series using archival news footage and revealing interviews, in which Walter Cronkite reminisces about his career in journalism covering major events in 20th century history. In this final segment America suffers from the excesses of its leaders as President Richard Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew are felled by scandals. As the United States tries to recover from oil shortages that plague the nation, terrorists seize hostages in Iran. Then with the '80's, a new era of optimism comes to America. 150 min. DVD 2384

David Frost / Richard Nixon: Watergate
Excerpts from the Frost/Nixon interviews which are now recognised as one of the great media events of the Twentieth Century. First broadcast in May 1977, they drew the biggest ever worldwide audience for a news interview. Forty-five million people watched in America alone. During twenty eight and three quarter gruelling hours, Frost questioned Nixon on everything from Vietnam to China, from abuse of power to the Final Days. But the most tense and gripping sessions were on Watergate. Two whole days were devoted to the subject. 97 min. DVD 8266

Allen, Craig. "The Nixon Interviews with David Frost." Journalism History 20.n1 (Spring 1994): 44(1).
Kutler, Stanley I. "Talking with David Frost: The Nixon Interviews." Journal of American History 81.n3 (Dec 1994): 1418(2).
Reston, James. The conviction of Richard Nixon : the untold story of the Frost/Nixon interviews / New York : Harmony Books, c2007. (MAIN: E856 .R47 2007)

Harvest of Shame
Shows the degradation and exploitation of millions of migratory farm workers in the United States. Spokesmen for the groups present thier views, both for and against the use of migratory workers under the conditions seen. This broadcast by legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow, led to permanent changes in the laws protecting workers' rights. Originally broadcast in 1960 on CBS Reports. Producer, David Lowe. 55 min. DVD 4008; also VHS Video/C 356

Edward R. Murrow information (Museum of Broadcast Communications)

Edward R. Murrow bibliography

Edward R. Murrow Collection: The McCarthy Years.
Narrated by Walter Cronkite, this documentary turns back the clock to the 1950s, a time when the country lurched into a murky period of blacklists and witch-hunts for alleged communists, all led by a young Senator named Joseph McCarthy. Murrow made a controversial series of broadcasts that challenge McCarthy's abuses of power, which -- as this program investigates -- signaled the emergence of television news as a highly influential force in American life. DVD 4009; also VHS Video/C 3167

Transcript of Murrow's "A Report on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy." [See it Now CBS-TV, March 9, 1954)]

Transcript of McCarthy's rebuttal to Murrow [See it Now (CBS-TV, April 6, 1954)]

Short audio clip of Murrow on McCarthy (from Radio Days web site)
See It Now website (Museum of Broadcast Communications)
Edward R. Murrow information (Museum of Broadcast Communications)

This is Edward R. Murrow
This Reporter

Edward R. Murrow bibliography

[Person to Person] The Best of Person to Person
Host: Edward R. Murrow. From 1953 to 1959, Edward R. Murrow formally welcomed television viewers into the homes of the twentieth century's most well-known stars and celebrities on 'Person to Person.' Disc 1 features eleven interviews with notable Americans. DVD 6594

Disc I: Interviewees: Dick Clark, Billy Graham, Andy Griffith, Oscar Hammerstein, John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Norman Rockwell, Eleanor Roosevelt, Danny Thomas, Art Linkletter, Esther Williams.

Disc II: Interviewees: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Marlon Brando, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, Bette Davis, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Gene Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Elizabeth Taylor and Mike Todd.

Disc III: Interviewees: Milton Berle, Jonathan Winters, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sid Caesar, Liberace, Carol Channing, Helen Hayes.

Edward R. Murrow information (Museum of Broadcast Communications)

This is Edward R. Murrow
This Reporter

Edward R. Murrow bibliography

[Person to Person] The Best of Person to Person
Host: Edward R. Murrow. The television series "Person to Person" which was central to the career of Edward R. Murrow as a developer of modern American journalism, introduced audiences to the private lives of celebrated figures. 90 min. Video/C 2923

Edward R. Murrow information (Museum of Broadcast Communications)

This is Edward R. Murrow
This Reporter

Edward R. Murrow bibliography

[Plymouth News Caravan] Current Events 1950s Style, II.
Contents: Plymouth news caravan (4/18/55), Plymouth news caravan (4/20/55), You can change the world (1952), The White House Story (1961). A compilation of television news programs from the 1950s and 1960s. Includes two episodes of Plymouth news caravan, an early television news program produced by NBC with host John Cameron Swayze. You can change the world is a promotional program for the Christophers, a movement that tried to recruit good people into jobs important to society such as education. Jack Benny and other Hollywood stars show their support for the movement. The final program is a tour of the newly renovated White House hosted by Mrs. John F. Kennedy. She discusses the historical elements of the building and furnishings. c1985. 113 min. Video/C 7143

Report from Vietnam, Walter Cronkite ("We are Mired in a Stalemate" Broadcast)
CBS News, February 27, 1968. Returning from Vietnam shortly after the Tet Offensive, Cronkite delivered a editorial at the end of the Nightly News expressing pessimism about the possibility of winning the war in Vietnam. Included Vietnam War with Walter Cronkite DVD 2401 [Tet Offensive].

Partial transcript of this broadcast

[See It Now] The Best of See It Now.
Hosted by Mike Wallace, this documentary presents original footage from the CBS See It Now television series in which Edward R. Murrow documented the news of the previous week, inviting viewers to witness history and to meet the people directly shaping events. Uses original footage from the CBS See It Now television series in which Edward R. Murrow documented the news of the previous week, inviting viewers to witness history and to meet the people directly shaping events. c1991.

Contents: The Korean War, Desegregation in the South, The Eisenhower/Taft election, The quality of American schools, Peacetime uses of atomic energy, A discussion with the scientists who discovered nuclear energy, Flying into the eye of Hurricane Edna, Flooding of the Missouri River, A conversation with Carl Sandburg, Marian Anderson's goodwill tour of Asia, Two American originals: Grandma Moses and Louis Armstrong. c1991. 110 min. DVD 4010; also VHS Video/C 7182

Edward R. Murrow information (Museum of Broadcast Communications)

[See It Now] Current Events, 1950's Style: 1951/1952.
Contains: Nixon's "Checkers" speech (9/23/52), See it now (12/23/51), See it now (2/24/52), See it now (6/29/52). In the "Checker's speech" Richard Nixon responds to accusations of receiving illegal campaign contributions. See It Now produced in the 50s by CBS, though not television's first public affairs program, was surely its most significant. Hosted by Edward R. Murrow, it was the first public affairs show to use its own film footage instead of newsreel; no interviews were rehearsed and it pioneered the use of field producers, who supervised the filming on location. Its first show on Nov. 18, 1951 marked the first commercial coast-to-coast television broadcast. c1985. 112 min. Video/C 7142

Edward R. Murrow information (Museum of Broadcast Communications)

September 11, 2001
See separate listing of materials in MRC pertaining to 9/11

The Trial Lawyer: Five Courtroom Champions Speak --1968[CBS Reports]
F. Lee Bailey, Melvin Belli, Percy Foreman, Louis Sizer and Edward Bennett Williams, kings of the courtroom, built their reputations on some of the biggest cases in modern legal history. This program examines the work of these five American trial lawyers, delving into such topics as jury selection, the use of demonstrative evidence, the defense of clients known to be guilty, the death penalty, the setting of fees and other insights into the law profession and American jurisprudence. Originally aired on CBS Television Network on April 30, 1968. Reporter, Harry Reasoner. 52 min. DVD 2058

A Vietnam: An Historical Document
Narrated by Walter Cronkite, uses television news reports to trace the history of American involvement in Vietnam from the early 1950's through the Vietnam War to the tragic events of the final U.S. withdrawal in the fall of Saigon. Originally produced in 1975. 56 min. Video/C 9682

Vietnam War with Walter Cronkite.
Three part film history of the Vietnam War, as chronicled by Walter Cronkite and other CBS News correspondents. Walter Cronkite, host ; with on-the-scene reports by correspondents Ed Bradley, Walter Cronkite, Charles Kuralt, Dan Rather, Morley Safer, Bob Simon and more. 270 min.

Vol 1: Seeds of Conflict looks at America's growing entanglement in Vietnam. America takes charge presents the arrival of the first American ground forces in Vietnam, followed by a massive buildup of U.S. forces as the war becomes Americanized. Courage under fire features remarkable combat footage from the first American offensive through the incursion into Cambodia. The World of Charlie Company: Journalist John Laurence joins the men of Charlie Company on a mission in Cambodia in 1970. DVD 2400

Trancript of Cronkite's broadcast

Laurence, John. The cat from Hue : a Vietnam war story / New York : PublicAffairs, c2002. (MAIN: DS557.7 .L376 2002)

Vol 3: America Pulls Back looks at the war during the last days of U.S. involvement. It is a shocking story of poor morale, drug use and innocent victims of a brutal war. The end of the road: As America struggles for a way out, the so-called, "peace with honor," the final chapter of America's involvement in the Vietnam War unfolds. As Saigon falls, witness the last tragic act in a long and divisive war. Legacies: Journey with veterans and people that lived through the conflict to revisit the places and memories of a distant but unforgotten war. DVD 2402

Cronkite reflects on the fall of Saigon (via NPR)

The World of Charlie Company(CBS, 1970)
See Peace & Conflict Studies videography

Reality TV

Article on Reality TV (Encyclopedia of Television)

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar
Presents segments from the 2002 season of the talent search television series in which 10,000 pop singer wannabes are narrowed into one American idol. Special features: The ultimate all access backstage pass; Idol makers; the journey to Hollywood; American idol finalists; the complete auditions; when judges attack; ask the experts: how to be an American idol; inside the idol mansion; special performances and appearances. Originally broadcast by Fox in 2002. 90 min. DVD 1640

[Best of] America's Funniest Home Videos
Selections from the 1990 season of the popular television show featuring the most memorable and funniest home videos submitted to this innovative weekly television series. 35 min. Video/C 9602

America's Next Top Model
A reality television program in which women contestants from all over the United States engage in a cyclical competition for the title of America's next top model. Disc one. Episode 1. Girl who wants it so bad -- Episode 2. Girl is here to win, not make friends -- Episode 3. Girl who gets rushed to the emergency room -- Episode 4. Girl who drives everyone crazy -- Disc two. Episode 5. Girl who everyone thinks is killing herself -- Episode 6. Girl who deals with a pervert -- Episode 7. Girls who get really naked -- Episode 8. How the girls got here -- Disc three. Episode 9. Girl who becomes America's next top model. Special features (disc three): casting call; reliving the first season; the two Jays. Originally produced in 2003. 380 min. DVD 8693

The Apprentice
Donald Trump, one of America's most successful businessmen, took 16 contestants and set out to test their intelligence, chutzpah and street-smarts. They are forced to think outside the box in order to outshine each other to get to the top. At the conclusion of each task, the winning team is granted a lavish reward but the losing team must report immediately to Trump's boardroom where one of them is fired. The twist is that the teams are thrown out to the wolves of the New York business world with only a few days to complete incredibly difficult tasks. Originally broadcast during the 2003-2004 television season. 718 min. DVD 2863

[Best of] The Bachelor
Season one of the hit reality series in which a single man enters a dating minefield of dinners, horseback rides and romantic getaways in exotic locals (Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, Manhattan and Hawaii's Kona). The hopes are high and competition among the 25 ladies to become the "chosen one" sometimes borders on the lowdown.

Bonus features: Unseen never-broadcast outtakes: unseen moments from Alex and Amanda's final date, Amanda's final thoughts, Trista's farewell interview, Alex's call to Trista after his final decision, Alex and Amanda's secret cabo date, girls gossip in jacuzzi, Shannon's thoughts on being pretty woman. 2002. 139 min. DVD 1634

Big Brother 3
Presents all 32 episodes of the reality television program of "America's favorite house of domestic discord" as strangers attempt to co-habitate and avoid evicition for a prize awarded to the last one remaining while cameras and microphones record their every move. 2002. 60 min. each episode. DVD 2106

Candid Camera: Now & Then
Looks back at some of the classic stunts from Candid camera, the live television program that revealed unique and humerous vignettes on human nature through the creation of unusual situations and the reactions of unsuspecting victims caught in them. Includes special appearances by Paul Newman, Bob Hope, Telly Savalas, John Huston, and Muhammed Ali. 45 min. Video/C 9601

Article on Candid Camera (Encyclopedia of Television)

Cops. Shots Fired
From the television series Cops, one of the earliest reality-based shows, featuring confrontations between law enforcement officers and criminals with guns. 50 min. DVD 2981

Cops. Bad Girls
From the television series Cops, one of the earliest reality-based shows, comes a very unladylike assortment of feisty, foolish female suspects who prove they can be every bit as bad as the boys. This is hardcore law enforcement, as the cops across the country tackle the fairer sex -- using any means necessary. 50 min. DVD 2982

Errol Morris' First Person.
"A different kind of reality TV." Errol Morris brings his unrivalled talents to the small screen for a series of intimate interviews with an odd assortment of ecletic characters and atypical topics in this collection which includes all 17 episodes from the original series. Disc one - Season one: Mr. Debt -- Eyeball to eyeball -- Stairway to heaven -- The killer inside me -- I dismember mama -- The stalker -- The parrot -- Disc two - Season one: Smiling in a jar -- In the kingdom of the Unabomber -- The little gray man -- You're soaking in it -- Disc three - Season two: Mr. Personality -- The only truth -- Harvesting me -- One in a million trillion -- Leaving the earth -- The smartest man in the world. Originally broadcast in 2000. 491 min. DVD 4179

The Festival: Disaster Film Has a Whole New Meaning. (TV, 2005)
A hilarious and all-too-realistic spoof of the film industry, The Festival is a 6-part mockumentary series starring wide-eyed young filmmaker Rufus Marquez. As seen through the lens of fictional documentarian Cookie Armstrong, Marquez hitchhikes his way to the impossibly pretentious Mountain United Film Festival (M.U.F.F.), clutching the only copy of his first feature, "The unreasonable truth of butterflies." Recently divorced and living in his mother's basement, Marquez desperately wants his big break; instead he's pushed to the edge of a breakdown. At M.U.F.F., absurdity piles onto absurdity as the charmingly naive Marquez enters a zany world of bitter veteran filmmakers, self-important Hollywood executives, preening actor-gods, and obnoxious groupies. Directed by Phil Price. 132 min. DVD 7260
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The 1900 House: An Extraordinary Living Experiment
Just how good were the good old days? Travel back in time with the Bowler family, smitten by the idea of experiencing the Victorian lifestyle right down to corsets, chamber pots and cutthroat razors, as they turn back the calendar to spring of 1900. Their eye-opening experiences of the grueling demands of a bygone era help them to understand another era with an exceptional clarity and a unique perspective. Originally produced by BBC for the television program Wall to Wall in 1999. 240 mins. Video/C 7174

The 1940s House
One modern family takes on the challenge of domestic life on Britain's home front in 1940s house, a re-creation of a World War II household. This time-travel experiment covers the period from the outbreak of war in 1939 to Victory Day in 1945, compressing the events of six wartime years into two months. Though the military threat is metaphorical, the privations are real and the pressures create tensions nonexistent in modern society. 2004. ca. 3 hrs. DVD 4662

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The Osbournes: The First Season
Ten episodes from the first season of the MTV program presenting the real life of the heavy-metal rock star Ozzy Osborne, his wife Sharon, their teenage children and a large stable of unruly pets. Oblivious to the camera, they bicker and squabble, curse like sailors, conflict with the neighbors, and hang out backstage at Ozzy shows. Special features: Unaired footage, conversations with the Osbournes, "Too Oz for tv" blooper reel, season highlights, Ozzy's ten commandments, photo gallery, episode commentary track with The Osbourne family. 2002. 300 min. DVD 1572

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

The Best of Ted's Food & Wine Ted Allen, food and wine connoisseur, sets you straight on the fundamentals of cuisine. Includes recipes for dishes featured on the program. Accompanying sound disc "Lounge Essentials," is a collection of funky, sexy lounge tracks. 2005. 51 min.

The Best of Thom's Home. Disc 1 (ca. 65 min.): The best of Thom: In the fantastic personal guide, Thom gives you the keys to creating a delicious decor in your own home. Disc 2 (ca. 60 min): Out-takes & funny moments from Thom: Special bonus disc includes Thom's funny out-takes, never before-seen footage and an entire episode! 125 min. DVD 4743

The Best of Kyan & Jai's Looking Good. Kyan and Jai team up and show you great highlights from Queer eye and offer sensible tips in this guide to grooming and culture. Jai will sharpen your senses with tips on art, music, and pop culture-the essentials for any refined man's repertoire. And Kyan will bring out the real you with grooming tips you won't believe you ever lived without. 57 min. DVD 4744

The Best of Carson's Style. Watch as Queer eye's make-better miracle worker showcases hilarious and memorable moments from the show and offers you tips on how to achieve that one-of-a-kind style. 78 min. DVD 4745

The Real World. Las Vegas: The Complete Season
In this reality TV series seven people in their 20s are chosen each year from different backgrounds and countries to live together in a major city. In this 12th season set in Las Vegas, a city famous for its showgirls, gambling, and all-night parties, things were bound to get hot. Hookups and heartbreak abound for a new set of strangers on the swank 28th floor of The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. Special features: Bonus footage; house tour; episode summaries; cast profiles. Originally produced as a television series created between 2002-2003. 556 min. DVD 1629

The Real World. New York: The Complete Season
In this reality TV series seven people in their 20s are chosen each year from different backgrounds and countries to live together in a major city. Set in New York, this 1st season is the one that started it all ... a new genre of television; the birth of reality TV. Follow the whole 13-episode season spying on perfect strangers living in a SoHo loft in New York City. 1992. ca. 303 min. DVD 1630

The Simple Life
Cast: Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie; David Richards, narrator. Reality television program. How crazy can it get when two rich, sexy, big-city blondes, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, find themselves knee-deep in rural reality, trying to survive without credit cards, nightclubs, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Originally broadcast on Fox TV, premiered Dec. 2, 2003.
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Season One. 150 min. DVD 4053

Season Two: Road Trip. In the second season of this reality TV show Paris and Nicole are back - this time on a hilarious cross-country trip! Devoid of cell phones, cash and credit cards, pampered pals haul their pink trailer from Miami to Beverly Hills. Originally broadcast in 2004. 150 min. DVD 8066

Season Three: Interns. In this third season of the reality TV series Paris and Nicole are at it again. This time around they pack up their Louis Vuitton bags and board a Greyhound Bus to tour the country and take on an assortment of odd jobs, from working at a mortuary to assisting a dentist. Originally broadcast in 2005. 336 min. DVD 8067

Season Three: 'Til Death Do Us Part. In this fourth season of the reality TV series Paris and Nicole continue to take the country by storm, one family at a time. Competing to see who is the better housewife, their heated rivalry goes into high gear. Originally broadcast in 2006. 216 min. DVD 8068

Survivor. Season 1, The Greatest and Most Outrageous Moments
Relive the unforgettable first season of the reality television show Survivor. Follows all the exciting adventure, cutthroat competition and ruthless intrigue when 16 strangers travel to the South China Seas for 39 days for a $1,000,000 payday. Special features: Documentary "Survivor, inside the phenomenon" including retrospective interviews with series creator and producer Mark Burnett and host Jeff Probst; episode summaries; profiles, voting history and final words of survivors; geographical information on the Island of Pilau Tiga. c2000. 134 min. DVD 1627

Survivor: the Australian Outback
Presents highlights of the second season of the reality television show Survivor set in the Australian Outback. 16 people, in 2 groups of 8 - the Ogakor clan and the Kucha clan, battle the elements, the land and eachother for a million dollar prize. c2001. 123 min. DVD 1628

The Swan
Host: Amanda Byram; announcer: Mark Thompson. In this reality television program ordinary women, all desperate to be transformed both inside and out, receive make-overs, fashion and diet advice, psychological counseling and even plastic surgery provided by a staff of experts. Each seasons' series culminates with a gala beauty pageant. Originally broadcast on Fox during 2004 and 2005. 900 min. DVD 6804
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This Is Your Life (Classic Television: Your Favorites From the 1950's)
Featuring Ralph Edwards, Mack Sennett. I remember Mama: Peggy Wood, Judson Laire, Dick Van Patten, Rosemary Rice, Robin Morgan. This is your life: Created by Ralph Edwards in the late 1940's, the show used a simple format of surprising an unsuspecting individual and informing them that "This is your life," then the subject watches their life unfold before them for the next 30 minutes. This show surprised legendary filmmaker Mack Sennett. 30 min. Video/C 6756

Science Fiction and Fantasy

1950s Science Fiction TV
Contents: Space Patrol (14 min.) -- Tales of tomorrow: Substance X (28 min.) -- Tom Corbett space cadet: Space academy tournament (29 min.) -- Tales of tomorrow: The Dune roller (26 min.) Space patrol: Glen Denning, Lyn Osborn ; Tales of tomorrow: Vicki Cummings, Will Kuluva, Charlott Knight (1st work), Bruce Cabot, Nang Coleman, Nelson Olmsted (2nd work) ; Tom Corbett space cadet: Frankie Thomas, Jan Merun, Al Markim, Edward Bryce. Early 50's television science fiction and space programs. In Space Patrol Kit Corey, commander of the Space Patrol and his sidekick, Happy, journey towards the man-made planet, Terra. In Tales of tomorrow: Substance X, a scientist develops an experimental food with unexpected side effects. In Tom Corbett space cadet, space academy cadets compete to win the annual trophy. In Tales of tomorrow: the Dune roller, a fiery self-reproducing meteor terrorizes the inhabitants of an island. Space patrol: director, Dik Darley, producer/writer, Mike Moser ; Tales of tomorrow: producer, Mort Abrahams, director, Don Medford ; Tom Corbett space cadet: producer, Allen Ducovny, director, George Gould. DVD 7929 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 4764

Battlestar Galactica.
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park.
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Season One.
After losing the war against the Cylon robots, the Battlestar Galactica crew quickly head toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth. Galactica Commander Adama and President Laura Roslin are facing the problems of waning supplies and crushed morale. Along the way they have to deal with the credible threat that Cylons may be aboard the ship. Disc 1: Battlestar Galactica: mini-series -- Disc 2: 33 -- Water --- Bastille day -- Act of contrition -- Disc 3: You can't go home again -- Litmus -- Six degrees of seperation -- Flesh and bones -- Disc 4: Tigh me up, tigh me down -- The hand of God -- Colonial day -- Kobol's last gleaming, pt. 1 -- Disc 5: Kobol's last gleaming, pt. 2 -- bonus materials. Originally broadcast on the Sci-fi Channel during the 2004-2005 television season. 756 min.
Season 2.0.
This season finds the twelve colonies of man caught in a brewing civil war between the followers of President Roslin and those of Commander Adama. They must face the Cylons from outside, and within, the fleet. Cast: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Michael Rymer. Disc 1. Scattered -- Valley of darkness -- Fragged -- Resistance -- Disc 2. Farm -- Home (part 1) -- Home (part 2) -- Final cut -- Disc 3. Flight of the phoenix -- Pegasus. Special features: Deleted scenes; episode commentary; Battlestar Galatica sneak peak; podcasts. Originally broadcast on television, 2004-2005. 438 min. DVD 6325
Season 2.5.
This continuation of the television series follows the ongoing battle of President Laura Roslin and Commander William Adama in their heart-pounding crusade to save humanity from the deadly robot Cylons. Episode 205, day 2 ; Episode 207, day 4 ; On the set of the "new" Pegasus ; The "magic" of 'Battlestar Galactica' ; Never let the inmates run the asylum ; Scenes from a video blog floor ; Sex, lies and a video blog. Disc one: Pegasus: extended episode ; Resurrection ship, part 1 ; Resurrection ship, part 2 ; Epiphanies -- Disc two: Black market ; Scar ; Sacrifice ; The captain's hand -- Disc three: Downloaded ; Lay down your burdens, part 1 ; Lay down your burdens, part 2. Special features: Exclusive extended version of midseason cliffhanger "Pegasus"; Deleted scenes; Podcasts; Producer's video logs: Episode 205, day 2 ; Episode 207, day 4 ; On the set of the "new" Pegasus ; The "magic" of 'Battlestar Galactica' ; Never let the inmates run the asylum ; Scenes from a video blog floor ; Sex, lies and a video blog. Originally broadcast on television during the 2005-2006 season. DVD 6332

The Bionic Woman, Doomsday is Tomorrow.
After a sky diving accident Jaimie Somers undergoes special surgery to make her the first bionic woman. Now outfitted with super-human powers she must fight the Alex 7000 computer, a "doomsday device" programmed to destroy the world. 199?. 47 min. Video/C 4759

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.
High school student Buffy Summers is out to save the world from vampires. Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, Anthony Stewart Head.

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: The Complete First Season.
Contents: Welcome to the Hellmouth -- The harvest -- The witch -- Teacher's pet -- Never kill a boy on the first date -- The pack -- Angel -- I robot, you Jane -- The puppet show -- Nightmares -- Out of mind, out of sight -- Prophecy girl.

The first season of the television drama presenting Buffy Summers, the vampire slayer. A sophomore in high school, she transfers to Sunnydale High where she meets her new "Watcher" and learns she cannot escape her true destiny as the "chosen one" to kill vampires who menace her and her associates. 328 min. DVD 1025; also DVD 6426 (also on vhs: Welcome to the Hellmouth [Video/C 8232]; The Harvest [Video/C 8232]; The Witch [Video/C 8233]; Never Kill a Boy on the First Date [Video/C 8233]; Angel [Video/C 8234]; Puppet Show [Video/C 8234]

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Second Season.
Disc 1. When she was bad -- Some assembly required -- School hard -- Inca mummy girl -- disc 2. Reptile boy -- Halloween -- Lie to me -- The dark age -- disc 3. What's my line (pt. 1 and 2) -- Ted -- Bad eggs -- disc 4. Surprise -- Innocence -- Phases -- Bewitched, bothered and bewildered -- disc 5. Passion -- Killed by death -- I only have eyes for you -- Go fish -- disc 6. Becoming (pt. 1 and 2). With her summer vacation at an end, Buffy Summers returns for her junior year in high school and prepares to face off against vampires, demons, and forces of darkness. After a hectic year, Buffy jumps on a bus and cruises out of Sunnydale. Originally produced for television broadcast in 1997-98. DVD 6427

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Third Season.
Disc 1. Anne -- Dead man's party -- Faith, hope & trick -- Beauty and the beasts -- disc 2. Homecoming -- Band candy -- Revelations -- Lovers walk -- disc 3. The wish -- Amends -- Gingerbread -- disc 4. Helpless -- The zeppo -- Bad girls -- Consequences -- disc 5. Doppelgangland -- Enemies -- Earshot -- Choices -- disc 6. The prom -- Graduation day (pt. 1 and 2). The third season begins with Buffy in LA hiding from her friends, family and destiny, but she is forced to face what she is. Buffy then returns to Sunnydale for her senior year to a less-than-welcoming reception. A new Slayer, Faith, comes to Sunnydale, then Angel returns from Hell. Faith's new Watcher comes to town, Spike also returns, but without Drusilla. The gang finds out Angel is back, and Buffy's been keeping him to herself. Buffy's 18th birthday means a secret test by the Watcher's Council, then she gets a new Watcher. Faith initiates an alliance with the dark side, and brings the Mayor into her plans. As graduation approaches, the gang all face decisions about their futures, but those plans are put on hold for graduation day, when Buffy is forced to battle Faith with Angel's life in the balance. riginally produced for television broadcast 1998-99. DVD 6428

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Fourth Season.
Disc 1. The freshman -- Living conditions -- The harsh light of day -- Fear itself -- disc 2. Beer bad -- Wild at heart -- The Initiative -- Pangs -- disc 3. Something blue -- Hush -- Doomed -- disc 4. A new man -- The I in team -- Goodbye Iowa -- This year's girl -- disc 5. Who are you? -- Superstar -- Where the wild things are -- New moon rising -- disc 6. The Yoko factor -- Primeval -- Restless. In the fourth season Buffy begins college feeling completely overwhelmed. But once the monsters show up, it's just like old times. Then she starts dating Riley, a handsome commando battling the same monsters. He's part of a secret organization called The Initiative and Buffy is all too happy to join the team. But she soon suspectes The Initiative may be more dangerous than the monsters they are supposed to be battling. DVD 6429

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Fifth Season.
Disc 1. Buffy vs. Dracula -- Real me -- Replacement -- Out of my mind -- Disc 2. No place like home -- Family -- Fool for love -- Shadow -- Disc 3. Listening to fear -- Into the woods -- Trial -- Disc 4. Checkpoint -- Blood ties -- Crush -- I was made to love you -- Disc 6. Body -- Forever -- Intervention -- Tough love -- Disc 6. Spiral -- Weight of the world -- Gift. In the fifth season of this television program new secrets are revealed as Buffy continues her quest to rid Sunnydale of vampires. Originally broadcast as episodes of the fifth season of the television series, 2000-2001. DVD 6430

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Sixth Season.
Disc 1. Bargaining, part I -- Bargaining, part II -- After life -- Flooded -- Disc 2. Life serial -- All the way -- Once more, with feeling -- Tabula rasa -- Disc 3. Smashed -- Wrecked -- Gone -- Disc 4. Doublemeat Palace -- Dead things -- Older and far away -- As you were -- Disc 5. Hell's bells -- Normal again -- Entropy -- Seeing red -- Disc 6. Villains -- Two to go -- Grave. Buffy is resurrected form the dead by Willow, who thought Buffy was in a hell dimension. What the Scoobies don't know is that Buffy believed that she actually was in heaven. After being ripped from a peaceful existence, she now considers herself to be in a hell on earth. The depressed slayer secretly turns to someone who knows about death, the Buffy-obsessed Spike, and the two begin a twisted relationship. Originally aired on television during the 2001-2002 season. DVD 6431

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Seventh Season.
Disc 1. Lessons -- Beneath you -- Same time, same place -- Help -- Disc 2. Selfless -- Conversations with dead people -- Sleeper -- Disc 3. Never leave me -- Bring on the night -- Showtime -- Disc 4. Potential -- The killer in me -- First date -- Get it done -- Disc 5. Storyteller -- Lies my parents told me -- Dirty girls -- Empty places -- Disc 6. Touched -- End of days -- Chosen. In this seventh season of the horror/fantasy television program Buffy continues her quest to slay vampires. Originally broadcast by UPN during the 2002-2003 season. DVD 6432

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: The Chosen Collection: Exclusive.
An intro from Joss Whedon -- Featurettes. Back to the Hellmouth: a conversation with creators and cast ; Buffy cast and crew: favorite episodes ; Buffy: an unlikely role model ; Breaking barriers: it's not a chick fight thing ; Love bites: relationships in the Buffyverse ; Evil fiends. A variety of special features examining the television series Buffy, the vampire slayer about a slayer born to fight the underworld. DVD 6433

Carnivale. The Complete First Season
A television series set in the heartland of America during the Dustbowl days of 1934. A traveling carnival harbors a troubled healer who eventually clashes with an Evangelical minister. Set to a backdrop of sandstorms, plagues, drought and pestilence - signs of God's fury and harbingers of the Apocalypse - the final conflict between good and evil takes place. Contents: Episode 1. Milfay -- Episode 2. After the ball is over -- Episode 3. Tipton -- Episode 4. Black blizzard -- Episode 5. Babylon -- Episode 6. Pick a number -- Episode 7. The river -- Episode 8. Lonnigan Texas -- Episode 9. Insomnia -- Episode 10. Hot and bothered -- Episode 11. Day of the dead -- Episode 12. The day that was the day. DVD 3306

Doctor Who. British (BBC) television science fiction thriller of the 1960's.

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Doctor Who. Earthshock.An episode from the science fiction thriller produced by the BBC. A fateful landing on Earth in the 26th Century finds Doctor Who and the TARDIS deep within a system of subterranean caves and even deeper within the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of a group of geologists working there. Special features: Commentary by actors Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Matthew Waterhouse ; "Putting the 'shock' into Earthshock: new documentary ; CGI effects option ; location film sequence with shots and dialogue cut from broadcast version ; "Did you see?" 1982 BBC review program takes a look at Doctor Who's most memorable monsters ; music only option ; production note option ; photo gallery. Originally broadcast as television program 8-16 March 1982. 97 min. DVD 2939

Doctor Who. The Edge of Destruction, Part 1. After their initial skirmish with the Daleks, the Tardis crew hurriedly leave the planet Skaro in an attempt to return to England. However, an explosion renders them unconscious and when they awake aggression, paranoia and a feeling of despair has gripped them all. Contents: The Edge of Destruction (24 min.) -- The Brink of Disaster (24 min.) -- Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child (pilot episode, 24 min.). Cast: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell. Video/C 8316

Doctor Who. The Edge of Destruction, Part 2. First segment includes an extensive array of rare archival footage from the missing stories of the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who with commentary by film collectors and curators. The final full length segment is episode three of The underwater menace, the only segment to survive of the incredible story of an underwater colony. Contents: The missing years (Excerpts from): Dalek's master plan (1965) -- Evil of the Daleks (1967) -- Faceless ones (1967) -- Wheel in space (1968) -- Tomb of the Cybermen (1967) -- The Daleks (1964) -- The Smugglers (1966) -- Underwater menace -- Fury from the deep -- Galaxy 4 (1965, 34 min.) -- Doctor Who. The underwater menace (Episode 3), 24 min.). Cast: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Joseph Furst, Tom Watson, Noel Johnson, Peter Stephens, Michael Craze, Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines. Video/C 8317

Doctor Who. The Dalek Invasion of Earth. Parts 1 & 2. The Tardis has landed in London in the year 2164 and the travelers soon find themselves facing antagonists they thought they had destroyed...the Daleks who have conquered the earth because it contains something the Daleks require above all -- a magnetic core. But why are the Daleks digging for it and how can the Doctor prevent them from tampering with the forces of creation? Cast: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell. 150 min. Video/C 8325

Flash Gordon (TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 1-2)
Disc 2 : Side A. Flash Gordon: Based on Alex Raymond's legendary sci-fi comic strip hero, these vintage television episodes present the journeys of space hero Flash Gordon (Steve Holland). Along with Dale Arden (Irene Champlin) and the brilliant Dr. Zharkov (Joe Nash), Flash struggles to keep the cosmos safe. 1953-1965, 3 episodes, 30 min. each DVD 2860

Flash Gordon (TV, 1954)
Cast: Steve Holland, Irene Champlin, Joe Nash. Vintage television episodes from the science fiction serial of the adventures of space hero Flash Gordon who battles an ongoing quest to keep the cosmos safe. 90 min. DVD 7741

Hercules, the Legendary Journeys. (1995)

Hercules, the Legendary Journeys, 1: The Warrior Princess. In this television production the beautiful and deadly princess Xena plans the mighty Hercules' downfall in order to secure complete control of the region of Arcadian. With the help of her faithful love-stuck lieutenants and the manipulation of Hercules' best friend she draws him into a trap. Cast: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Lucy Lawless. 1995. 46 min. Video/C 8229

Hercules, the Legendary Journeys, 2: The Gauntlet. In this television production Hercules learns that his enemy, the beautiful warrior princess Xena, is building her power and territory by raiding villages throughout the land. Meanwhile, Xena's command is challenged by her cruel and ruthless lieutenant Darphus, who goes against her instructions and moral code. Cast: Kevin Sorbo, Lucy Lawless, Robert Trebor, Matthew Chamberlain. 1995. 48 min. Video/C 8230

Hercules, the Legendary Journeys, 3: Unchained Heart. In this television production Iolaus rejoins his buddy Hercules in the fight against Darphus and his murderous troops. When he learns that Xena has joined forces with Hercules, he is extremely reluctant to trust her because of her previous plan to kill him, but Hercules and Xena finally admit their feelings for one another and give in to passion. Cast: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Robert Trebor, Lucy Lawless, Matthew Chamberlain. 1995. 47 min. Video/C 8231

Heroes, Season I
Cast: Masi Oka, Hayden Panettiere, Zachary Quinto, Jack Coleman, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Santiago Cabrera, Milo Ventimiglia, Adrian Pasdar, Noah Gray-Cabey, Leonard Roberts, Ali Larter, Greg Grunberg. The first season of a television series about seven ordinary people who discover they have super-human abilities. Niki harbors a secret dark side, cheerleader Claire heals from any injury, Japanese Dilbert Hiro can bend time and space, Senatorial candidate Nathan is able to fly, his brother Peter can copy others' powers, Matt is a cop who can read minds, and junkie artist Isaac sees the future. Disc 1. Genesis ; Don't look back -- Disc 2. One giant leap ; Collision ; Hiros ; Better halves -- Disc 3. Nothing to hide ; Seven minutes to midnight ; Homecoming ; Six months ago -- Disc 4. Fallout ; Godsend ; The fix ; Distractions -- Disc 5. Run! ; Unexpected ; Company man ; Parasite -- Disc 6. .07% ; Five years gone ; The hard part ; Landslide -- Disc 7. How to stop an exploding man. Special features: Disc 1: Unaired pilot: the Tim Kring cut with audio commentary; deleted scenes; audio commentary ; Disc 2. Deleted scenes ; Disc 3: Deleted scenes ; Disc 4: Deleted scenes; audio commentary with cast & crew ; Disc 5: Deleted scenes; audio commentaries with cast & crew; Minder reader (Interactive activity) ; Disc 6: Deleted scenes; audio commentaries with cast & crew ; Disc 7: Audio commentaries with cast & crew; "Making of" featurette; special effects; the stunts; profile of artist Tim Sale; the score. Originally broadcast on television during the 2006-2007 season. 1009 min. DVD 8586
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Lost In Space. Season One.
Cast: Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, Billy Mumy, Angela Cartwright, Jonathan Harris. First four episodes of the 1965 season of a television sci-fi classic. In 1997, Professor John Robinson along with his wife and three children, and Major Don West are chosen to establish a colony on the third planet of the Alpha Centauri system. As they leave Earth, Zachary Taylor, a sabateur, is trapped aboard the ship, and his extra weight means the ship can't reach Alpha Centauri. Now the ship is lost, and fighting for survival as they search for the way home. Originally broadcast in 1965 and 1966.
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Disc One. The reluctant stowaway -- The derelict -- Island in the sky -- There were giants in the earth. DVD 7931

Disc Two. The oasis -- The sky is falling -- Wish upon a star -- The raft. DVD 7932

Disc Three. The oasis -- The sky is falling -- Wish upon a star -- The raft. DVD 7933

Disc Four. One of our dogs is missing -- Attack of the monster plants -- Return from outer space -- The keeper, part 1. DVD 7934

Disc Five. The keeper, part 2 -- The sky pirate -- Ghost in space -- The war of the robots. DVD 7935

Disc Six. The magic mirror -- The challenge -- The space trader -- His Majesty Smith. DVD 7936

Disc Seven. The space croppers -- All that glitters -- The lost civilization -- A change of space. DVD 7937

Disc Eight. Follow the leader -- Bonus feature: No place to hide, pilot -- Bonus feature: Information from pre-release promotional materials including the CBS pitch featurette "Lost in space" presentation from network executives to prospective advertisers. DVD 7938

One Step Beyond (TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 1-2)
Disc 2 : Side A. One step beyond. One step beyond (aka. Alcoa presents): Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this program sought out 'real' stories of the supernatural, including ghosts, disappearances, monsters, etc.1959, 3 episodes, 30 min each. DVD 2860

Outer Limits

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The Outer Limits (The Original Series) Vol. III: Disc One: Soldier ; Cold hands, warm heart ; Behold eck! ; Expanding human ; Demon with a glass hand ; Cry of silence -- Disc Two: The invisible enemy ; Wolf 359 ; I, robot ; The inheritors, Part 1 ; The inheritors, Part 2 ; Keeper of the purple twilight -- Disc Three: The duplicate man ; Counterweight ; The brain of Colonel Barham ; The premonition ; The probe. Anthology type science fiction television program with a different cast each week. Tending toward the hard science, space travel, time travel, and human evolution. Includes all of the episodes from the 1964-65 season. DVD 8766

Season One: The entire first season of the popular 1960s anthology type science fiction program with a different cast each week. Tending toward the hard science, space travel, time travel, and human evolution it tries to examine in each show some form of the question, "What is the nature of man?" Disc 1: The galaxy being (also on vhs Video/C 8181) -- The hundred days of the dragon (also on vhs Video/C 8183)-- The architects of fear (also on vhs Video/C 8187) -- The man with the power -- The sixth finger -- The man who was never born (also on vhs Video/C 8182)-- O.B.I.T -- The human factor -- Disc 2: Corpus earthling -- Nightmare -- It crawled out of the woodwork -- The borderland -- Tourist attraction -- The Zanti misfits (also on vhs Video/C 8185) -- The Mice -- Controlled experiment -- Disc 3: Don't open till doomsday -- ZZZZZ -- The invisibles -- The bellero shield -- The children of Spider County -- Specimen: Unknown -- Second chance -- Moonstone -- Disc 4: The mutant (also on vhs Video/C 8184) -- The guests -- Fun and games -- The special one -- A feasibility study -- Production and decay of strange particles -- The chameleon -- The forms of things unknown. Directors, Gerd Oswald, Byron Haskin, Leslie Stevens ... [et al.] ; writers, Joseph Stefano, Lou Morheim ... [et al.] DVD 8309
Outer Limits: Demon with a Glass Hand (1964) Cast: Robert Culp, Arline Martel, Abraham Sofaer, Steve Harris, Rex Holman. Trent, an intent, enigmatic man from the future, escapes back into our present. Pursued by the Kyben, an alien race which has conquered future earth, the fate of all humankind lies in Trent's glass hand. 52 min. DVD 8766; vhs Video/C 999:861

Outer Limits: Soldier (1964) Cast: Michael Ansara, Lloyd Nolan, Tim O'Connor, Catherine MacLeod, Ralph Hart, Jill Hill, Ted Stanhope, Alan Jaffe, Marlowe Jensen, Jaime Forster, Mavis Neal. T A battle between two soldiers is taking place sometime in the future when a time-warp occurs. One of the soldiers is flung back to the present where he is a killing machine without a war. It then becomes the task of a language expert to attempt to tame the savage beast. 52 min. DVD 8766; Video/C 8186

Prey. [TV pilot, 1997.]
Hungry for Survival: What if global warming was changing our DNA? What if the changes were not good? In this sci fi thriller Sloan Parker is a bio-anthropologist who has just discovered that Darwin's theory might have current relevance. The human race hides an alternate race among its own, a more intelligent breed of serial killers. Their goal: to destroy human-kind in order to let the strong ones survive them. 46 min. Video/C 7642

The Prisoner. Volume 1.
Two episodes from the television series about a man who, after resigning from a top-secret position, is abducted from his London home and kept prisoner in a mysterious place called The Village. "Arrival," the generally accepted first episode of the series, introduces the Prisoner to his changed life in the Village. Contents: Arrival -- Alternate version of "The Chimes of Big Ben." Cast: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat. 1967. 104 min. DVD 888

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The Prisoner. Volume 2.
Two episodes from the television series about a man who, after resigning from a top-secret position, is abducted from his London home and kept prisoner in a mysterious place called The Village. In Free for all, the Prisoner is invited to run for office with the promise of meeting "Number One" should he win. In Dance of the Dead, the Prisoner contends with mind manipulation, a discovery on the beach which could offer clues to where he is, and a kangaroo court trial. Contents: Free for all -- Dance of the Dead. Cast: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat. 1967. 104 min. DVD 889

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Ray Bradbury Theater
Selections from the Canadian-produced television science fiction series by famed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. All shows were written by Ray Bradbury, based on his original stories. Originally presented by Home Box Office Television for broadcast between 1985 and 1992.

Dwarf; Miracle of rare device; Lake; Tyrannosaurus rex; There was an old woman; Skeleton; Punishment without crime; And so died Riabouchinska; Haunting of the new; To the Chicago abyss; Veldt; Boys! raise giant mushrooms in your cellar; Pedestrian. Cast: Eugene Levy, Donald Pleasance, Alan Bates, David Ogden Stiers. DVD 5761 (disc 1)

Sound of thunder; Wonderful death of Dudley Stone; Hail and farewell; Here there be tygers; Touched with fire; Wind; Touch of petulance; Black Ferris; Long years; Exorcism; Mars is heaven; Murderer; Usher II. Cast: John Saxon, Eileen Brennan, Barry Morse, Hal Linden, Cedric Smith, Eddie Albert, Robert Culp, Timothy Bottoms. DVD 5761 (disc 2)

Toynbee convector; Day it rained forever; And the moon be still as bright; Colonel Stonesteel and the desperate empties; Earthmen; Zero hour; Utterly perfect murder; Happiness machine; Concrete mixer; Let's play poison; Dead man; Martian; Jar. Cast: Michael Hurst, James Whitmore, David Carradine, Kenneth Welsh, Harold Gould, Ben Cross, Jennifer Dale, Elliott Gould. DVD 5761 (disc 3)

Lonely one; Long rain; Anthem sprinters; Fee fie foe fum; Downwind from Gettysburg; By the numbers; Tombstone; Tomorrow's child; Silent towns; Some live like Lazarus; Sun and shadow; Great wide world over there; Handler. Cast: Joanna Cassidy, Lucy Lawless, Jean Stapleton, Robert Joy, Marton Csokas, Shelley Duvall, Michael J. Pollard, Tyne Daly, Carol Kane. DVD 5761 (disc 4)

Crowd; Marionettes, Inc.; Playground; Screaming woman; Town where no one got off; Banshee; Coffin; Gotcha!; Emissary; Man upstairs; Small assassin; On the Orient, north; Fruit at the bottom of the bowl. Cast: Drew Barrymore, Jeff Goldblum, William Shatner, Peter O'Toole. DVD 5761 (disc 5)

Rocky Jones, Space Ranger: Crash of Moons(TV, 1954)
Director, Hollingsworth Morse. Cast: Richard Crane, Scotty Beckett, Sally Mansfield, Robert Lyden, Maurice Cass, Charles Meredith, Patsy Parsons. Two inhabited planets are locked in constant orbit and astronomers predict they will soon collide with one another. Rocky and his team must race against time to save the lives of their citizens, while trying to persuade an arrogant dictator of one of the "moons," to cooperate with their rescue efforts. 78 min. DVD 7735
Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Rocky Jones, Space Ranger Menace from Outer Space (TV, 1956)
Director, Hollingsworth Morse. Cast: Richard Crane, Scott Beckett, Sally Mansfield, Robert Lyden. Cruising the galaxy in his space ship "The Orbit Jet" Space Ranger, Rocky Jones, Vena Ray, and 10 year-old Bobby defend the Earth and themselves against space-bound evil doers. 76 min. DVD 7726
Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Smallville: The Complete First Season
Cast: Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Eric Johnson, Sam Jones III, Allison Mack, Annette O'Toole, John Schneider, John Glover. Season one of a television series focusing on the early life of the young Clark Kent (Superman) as he struggles to deal with his powers as well as teenage life in Smallville, Kansas. Smallville is based on DC comics characters developed for television by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar ; Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Disc 1. Episode 1. Pilot -- Episode 2. Metamorphosis -- Episode 3. Hothead -- Episode 4. X-ray -- Disc 2. Episode 5. Cool -- Episode 6. Hourglass -- Episode 7. Craving -- Episode 8. Jitters -- Disc 3. Episode 9. Rogue -- Episode 10. Shimmer -- Episode 11. Hug -- Episode 12. Leech -- Disc 4. Episode 13. Kinetic -- Episode 14. Zero -- Episode 15. Nicodemus -- Episode 16. Stray -- Disc 5. Episode 17. Reaper -- Episode 18. Drone -- Episode 19. Crush -- Episode 20. Obscura -- Disc 6. Episode 21. Tempest. Special features: Pilot commentary by executive producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and director David Nutter; Metamorphosis commentary by Gough and Millar; interactive tour of Smallville; Pilot storeyboard to screen; Pilot and Metamorphosis deleted scenes; TV promo spots; scene access. 988 min. DVD 8587
Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Space Patrol (Classic Television: Your Favorites From the 1950's)
Featuring Edward Kemmer, Lyn Osborn, Virginia Hewitt, Ken Mayer. Follow the adventures of commander Buzz Cory and his side-kick Cadet Happy as they journey into time travel in the 30th century. The worst fate for the bad guys in this very early sci-fi television series was to be rendered powerless by Buzz's ray gun. 30 min. Video/C 6759

Star Trek: The Original Series.

For credits and descriptions of individual shows in the original and subsequent series, SEE:
Star Trek Episode Guide

Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, George Takei, DeForest Kelley, Howard Clint, Gary Lockwood. In this science fiction television series Captain Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore space and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Encyclopedia of Television
Article on Gene Roddenberry from the Encyclopedia of Television

Episode 2: Where no man has gone before: In this tale of terror at the edge of the galaxy Kirk must make a decision involving his best friend. DVD 2084

Episode 3: The Corbomite maneuver: The Enterprise destroys a luminescent radioactive cube and is faced with a ship of pulsating lights commanded by Balok. Balok condemns the crew to death and Kirk must make a desperate escape plan that features the debut of Dr. McCoy. 1966. 100 min. DVD 2084

Episode 41: I, Mudd: Intergalactic rogue Harry Mudd, the self-proclaimed emperor of a planet of androids, tries to hijack the Enterprise so that the androids will have other humans to serve. The trouble with tribbles

Episode 42: The trouble with Tribbles: Tribbles, furry creatures which eat incessantly and multiply at warp speed, cause headaches for Kirk and company while on assignment to protect a grain shipment on Space Station K-7. 1967. 100 min. DVD 2238

Episode 25: This side of paradise: On Omicron Ceti III, the crew is affected by strange spores, including Spock who uncharacteristically declares his love for an old friend residing on the planet.

Episode 26: The devil in the dark: The Enterprise is summoned to investigate the deaths of miners on Janus IV. A rock-like creature called a "Horta" has been killing the men and escaping through solid rock. Spock performs a Vulcan mind-meld with the Horta in an attempt to save Kirk's life and find the creature's motive for the attacks. 1967. 100 min. DVD 2085

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Disc 1: Encounter at Farpoint, part I; Encounter at Farpoint, part II; The naked now; Code of honor -- Disc 2: The last outpost; Where no one has gone before; Lonely among us; Justice -- Disc 3: The battle; Hide and Q; Haven; The big goodbye -- Disc 4: Datalore; Angel One; 11001001; Too short a season -- Disc 5: When the bough breaks; Home soil; Coming of age; Heart of glory -- Disc 6: The arsenal of freedom; Symbiosis; Skin of evil; We'll always have Paris -- Disc 7: Conspiracy; The Neutral Zone; Special features. A collection of the original broadcast episodes from the first season of Star trek, the next generation. Set 75 years after Captain Kirk's five year mission, a new generation in a new Enterprise NCC1701-D, travels out to distant planets to seek out new life and to boldly go where no one has gone before. Originally produced for television broadcast from 1987-1988. Special features: "The beginning": A look at the genesis of the show and Gene Rodenberry's vision; "Selected crew analysis": first-season castmembers discuss their roles; "Making of a legend": features first-season production staff reminiscing about their favorite episodes; "Memorable missions": cast and crew discussions on key episodes and events from the first season. 19 hours. DVD 2360

Season 2
Contents: The child -- Where silence has lease -- Elementary, dear Data -- The outrageous Okona -- Loud as a whisper -- The schizoid man -- Unnatural selection -- A matter of honor -- The measure of man -- The dauphin -- Contagion -- The Royale -- Time squared -- The Icarus factor -- Pen pals -- Q who? -- Samaritan snare -- Up the long ladder -- Manhunt -- The emissary -- Peak performance -- Shades of gray. A collection of the original broadcast episodes from the second season of Star trek, the next generation. Set 75 years after Captain Kirk's five year mission, a new generation in a new Enterprise NCC1701-D, travels out to distant planets to seek out new life and to boldly go where no one has gone before. pecial features: "Mission overview"--Discusses the major changes that occurred in season two with old and new interviews; Selected crew analysis: year two"--an in depth look at the growth of the continuing characters and profiles of new characters; "Production"--looks at particular episodes from the production crew's point of view; "Memorable missions"-- cast and crew discussions on key episodes and events from the second season. Originally produced for television broadcast from 1988-1989. 17 hours. DVD 2361

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Season 1 Disc 1. Emissary, Part 1 & 2; Past prologue; A man alone -- Disc 2. Babel; Captive pursuit; Q-less; Dax -- Disc 3. The passenger; Move along home; The Nagus; Vortex -- Disc 4. Battle lines; The storyteller; Progress; If wishes were horses -- Disc 5. The forsaken; Dramatis personae; Duet; In the hands of the Prophets -- Disc 6. Special features. Presents all of the episodes in the first season of Star trek, Deep Space Nine. Benjamin Sisko, the commander of Deep Space Nine, discovers a wormhole that leads to the Gamma Quadrant on the other side of the galaxy, an area dominated by the Dominion which is led by the Changelings, a race of shapeshifters. Special features: six new featurettes: Deep Space Nine-- a bold new beginning: producers Rick Berman and Michael Piller, and others discuss the creation of DS9; Crew dossier--Kira Nerys"; "Michael Westmore's aliens--season one": an in-depth look at the aliens from season 1; "Secret's of Quark's bar": a look at the props used in Quark's bar; "Deep Space Nine sketchbook": Star Trek illustrator Rick Sternbach shows how the space station developed from doodles to a finished design; "Alien artifacts--season one": propmaster Joe Longo explains some of the props used in season 1; original DS9 preview. Originally produced for television broadcast in 1993. 15 hours. DVD 2368

Season 2 Contents: The homecoming -- The circle -- The seige -- Invasive procedures -- Cardassians -- Melora -- Rules of acquistion -- necessary evil -- Second sight -- Sanctuary -- Rivals -- The alternate -- Armageddon game -- Whispers -- Paradise -- Shadowplay -- Playing God -- Profit and loss -- Blood oath -- The Maquis, Parts 1 & 2 -- The wire -- Crossover -- The collaborator -- Tribunal -- The Jem'Hadar. Presents all of the episodes in the second season of Star trek, Deep Space Nine. Benjamin Sisko, the commander of Deep Space Nine, discovers a wormhole that leads to the Gamma Quadrant on the other side of the galaxy, an area dominated by the Dominion which is led by the Changelings, a race of shapeshifters. Special features: five new featurettes: "New frontiers: the story of Deep Space Nine" Rick berman, Michael Piller, Ira Behr and Rober Hewitt Wolfe discussing the creation of DS9 and the development in the 2nd season; "Michael Westmore's aliens, season 2" Michael Westmore discussing the aliens exclusive to season 2; "Deep Space Nine sketchbook, season 2" Richard Sternbach and Jim Martin discussing designs and props; "Crew dossier: Jadzia Dax" interview with Terry Farrell; "New station, new ships" Dan Curry, Robert Legato, Rick Sternbach and others discussing the designs and models for the space station, runabout and Cardassian warships. Originally produced for television broadcast in 1993-1994. 20 hr. DVD 2369

Trekkies
Beam up to a galaxy where autograph hounds abound and the debate over "Trekkies" vs. "Trekkers" rages on. Interviews with hundreds of devoted fans and Star Trek cast members creates an entertaining and endearing portrait of the landmark series. A film by Roger Nygard. 1999. 86 min. DVD 6875

TV from the 50's.
Contents: Space Patrol (14 min.), Tales of Tomorrow: Substance X (28 min.), Tom Corbett Space Cadet: Space Academy Tournament (29 min.), Tales of Tomorrow: The Dune Roller (26 min.) Video/C 4764

Twilight Zone

For credits and descriptions of individual shows, SEE:

Twilight Zone Episode Guide
Twilight Zone Episode List and Guide
Zicree, Marc Scott. The Twilight zone companion. Toronto; New York : Bantam Books, 1982. Media Center PN1992.77.T87.Z52 1982
Encyclopedia of Television

Vol. 1. (DVD): Night of the meek (original broadcast date 12/23/60) -- The Invaders (original broadcast date 1/27/61) -- Nothing in the dark (original broadcast date 1/5/62).
Vol. 1. (VHS): The Invaders (original broadcast date 1/27/61), Nothing in the Dark (original broadcast date 1/5/62). DVD 2597; also VHS Video/C 999:1263
Vol. 2. (DVD): Time enough at last (originally broadcast Nov. 20, 1959); The monsters are due on Maple Street (originally broadcast Mar. 4, 1960); Nightmare at 20,000 feet (originally broadcast Oct. 11, 1963); The odyssey of flight 33 (originally broadcast Feb. 24, 1961). DVD 2598
Vol. 2. (VHS) : Time Enough at Last (original broadcast date 11/20/59), Monsters Are Due on Maple Street (original broadcast date 3/4/60).; also VHS Video/C 999:1264
Vol. 3. (DVD): Kick the can. [Episode 122] / produced by Buck Houghton ; written by George Clayton Johnson ; directed by Lamont Johnson -- Steel. [Episode 70] / produced by Bert Granet ; written by Richard Matheson ; directed by Don Weis -- Game of pool. [Episode 5] / produced by Buck Houghton ; written by George Clayton Johnson ; directed by Buzz Kulik -- Walking distance. [Episode 86] DVD 2599
Vol. 3. (VHS): Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (original broadcast date 10/11/63), The Odyssey of Flight 33 (original broadcast date 2/24/61). Video/C 999:1265
Vol. 4. (DVD): Passage for trumpet (originally broadcast May 20, 1960), Mr. Dinkle, the strong (originally broadcast on Mar. 3, 1961, Two (originally broadcast on Sept. 15, 1961, Four of us are dying (originally broadcast on Jan. 1, 1960. DVD 2600
Vol. 4. (VHS): Steel (original broadcast date 10/4/63), A Game of Pool (original broadcast date 10/13/61). Video/C 999:1266
Vol. 5. (DVD): I sing the body electric (originally broadcast May 18, 1962), Long distance call (originally broadcast on Mar. 3, 1961), The lonely (originally broadcast on Nov. 13, 1959), Probe 7, over and out (originally broadcast on Nov. 29, 1963). DVD 2601
Vol. 5. (VHS): Walking Distance (original broadcast date 10/30/59), Kick the Can (original broadcast date 2/9/62). Video/C 999:1267
Vol. 6. (DVD): Passersby (Episode 69, October 6, 1961) / producer, Buck Houghton ; director, Elliot Silverstein -- The Grave (Episode 72, October 27, 1961) / writer, director, Montgomery Pittman ; producer, Buck Houghton -- Deaths-Head revisited (Episode 74, November 10, 1961) / director, Don Medford -- The Last rites of Jeff Myrtlebank (Episode 88, February 23, 1962) DVD 2602
Vol. 6. (VHS): Mr. Dingle the Strong (original broadcast date 3/3/61), Two (original broadcast date 9/15/61). Video/C 999:1268
Vol. 7. (DVD): Perchance to dream (Episode 9, November 27, 1959); The hitch-hiker (Episode 16, January 22, 1960); King Nine will not return (Episode 37, September 30, 1960); Shadow play (Episode 62, May 5, 1961) DVD 2603
Vol. 7. (VHS): A Passage for trumpet (original broadcast date 5/20/60) , The Four of Us Are Dying (original broadcast date 1/1/60). Video/C 999:1269
Vol. 8. (DVD): Third from the sun (Episode 14, January 8, 1960); The shelter (Episode 68, September 29, 1961); To serve man (Episode 89, March 2, 1962); The fugitive (Episode 90, March 9, 1962)DVD 2604
Vol. 8. Long Distance Call (original broadcast date 3/3/61), I Sing the Body Electric (original broadcast date 5/18/62). Video/C 999:1270
Vol. 9. (DVD): Nick of time (Episode 43, November 18, 1960); The prime mover (Episode 57, March 24, 1961); It's a good life (Episode 73, November 3, 1961); Mind and the matter (Episode 63, May 12, 1961) DVD 2605
Vol. 9. (VHS): The Lonely (original broadcast date 11/13/59), Probe 7- Over and Out (original broadcast date 11/29/63). Video/C 999:1271
Vol. 10. (DVD): The Last flight (Episode 18, February 5, 1960); Once upon a time, (Episode 78, December 15, 1961); A Hundred yards over the rim, (Episode 59, April 7, 1961); Trouble with Templeton, (Episode 45, December 9, 1960) DVD 2606
Vol. 10.(VHS): The Obsolete Man (original broadcast date 6/2/61), Death's-Head Revisited (original broadcast date 11/10/61). Video/C 999:1272
Vol. 11.(DVD): The Dummy, Episode 98 (May 4, 1962); The Fever, Episode 17 (January 29, 1960); Living doll, Episode 126 (November 1, 1963); The after hours, Episode 34 (June 10, 1960) DVD 2607
Vol. 11.(VHS): Perchance to Dream (original broadcast date 11/27/59), Shadow Play (original broadcast date 5/5/61). Video/C 999:1273
Vol. 12. (DVD): The trade-ins (episode 96, April 20, 1962), Sixteen millimeter shrine (episode 4, October 23, 1959), Mr. Denton on doomsday (episode 3, October 16, 1959), The lateness of the hour (episode 44, December 2, 1960) DVD 2608
Vol. 13. (DVD): Judgement night (episode 10, December 4, 1959); The purple testament (episode 19, January 12, 1960); The obsolete man (episode 65, June 2, 1961); A quality of mercy (episode 80, December 29, 1961) DVD 2609
Vol. 13. (VHS): The hitch-hiker (original broadcast date 1/22/60) -- The sixteen millimeter shrine (original broadcast date 10/23/59). Video/C 999:1274
Vol. 14.(DVD): One for the angels (originally broadcast Oct. 9, 1959); The man in the bottle (originally boradast on Oct. 7, 1960); The arrival (originally broadcast on Sept. 22, 1961); In praise of Pip (originally broadcast on Sept. 27) DVD 2610
Vol. 14. (VHS): The Grave (original broadcast date 10/27/61), The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank (original broadcast date 2/23/62). Video/C 999:1275
Vol. 15.(DVD): Escape clause: David Wayne, Thomas Gomez, Virginia Christine. Nervous man in a four dollar room: Joe Mantell, William D. Gordon. Midnight sun: Lois Nettleton, Betty Garde. Kind of stopwatch: Dick Erdman, Leon Belasco. DVD 2611
Vol. 15.(VHS): The Purple Testament (original broadcast date 2/12/60), A Quality of Mercy (original broadcast date 12/29/61). Video/C 999:1276
Vol. 16.(DVD): And when the sky was opened (episode 11, originally broadcast Dec. 11, 1959); In his image (episode 103, originally broadcast on Jan. 3, 1963); The last night of a jockey (episode 125, originally broadcast on Oct. 25, 1963) DVD 2612
Vol. 16.(VHS): The last flight (original broadcast date 2/5/60), King Nine will not return (original broadcast date 9/30/60). Video/C 999:1277
Vol. 17.(DVD): What you need (episode 12, originally broadcast Dec. 25, 1959); What's in the box (episode 144, originally broadcast on Mar. 13, 1964); The mirror (episode 71, originally broadcast on Oct. 20, 1961); The old man in the cave (episode 127, originally broadcast on Nov 8, 1963) DVD 2613
Vol. 17.(VHS): To Serve Man (original broadcast date 3/2/62), Judgment Night (original broadcast date 12/4/59) Video/C 999:1278
Vol. 18.(DVD): I shot an arrow into the air (episode 15, Jan. 15, 1960); Death ship (episode 108, Feb. 7, 1963); Still valley (episode 76, Nov. 24, 1961) DVD 2614
Vol. 18.(VHS): Mr. Denton on Doomsday (original broadcast date 10/16/59), The Shelter (original broadcast date 9/29/61). VHS Video/C 999:1279
Vol. 19. (DVD): Most unusual camera (episode 46, Dec. 16, 1960); The jungle (episode 77, Dec. 1, 1961); d The 7th is made up of phantoms (episode 130, Dec. 6, 1963); Uncle Simon (episode 128, Nov. 15, 1963)DVD 2615
Vol. 19.(VHS): The Trade-ins (original broadcast date 4/20/62), Third From the Sun (original broadcast date 1/8/60). Video/C 999:1280
Vol. 20. (DVD): Elegy (episode 20, Feb. 19, 1960); The thirty-fathom grave (episode 104, Jan. 10, 1963); A short drink from a certain fountain (episode 131, Dec. 13, 1963) DVD 2616
Vol. 20. (VHS): Once Upon a Time (original broadcast date 12/15/61), The Fugitive (original broadcast date 3/9/62). DVD 2616; also VHS Video/C 999:1281
Vol 21. (DVD): Mirror image (Episode 21, 2/26/60); Dust (Episode 48, 1-6-61); Five characters in search of an exit (Episode 79, 12-22-61); Ninety years without slumbering (Episode 132, 12-20-63) DVD 2617
Vol. 21. (VHS): Nick of Time (original broadcast date 11/18/60), The Passersby (original broadcast date 10/6/61). VHS Video/C 999:1282
Vol. 22. (DVD): A world of difference (episode 23, Mar. 11, 1960); Back there (episode 49, Jan. 13, 1961); One more pallbearer (episode 82, Jan. 12, 1962); Ring-a-ding girl (episode 133, Dec. 27, 1963) DVD 2618
Vol. 22.(VHS): The Dummy (original broadcast date 5/4/62), The Lateness of the Hour (original broadcast date 12/2/60). Video/C 999:1283
Vol. 23 (DVD): Long live Walter Jameson (episode 24, Mar. 18, 1960) / Dead man's shoes (episode 83, Jan. 19, 1962) / You drive (episode 134, Jan. 3, 1964)/ The long morrow (episode 135, Jan. 10, 1964) DVD 2619
Vol. 24.(DVD): People are alike all over (episode 25, Mar. 25, 1960) / Valley of the shadow (episode 105, Jan. 17, 1963) /Black leather jackets (episode 138, Jan. 31, 1964) DVD 2620
Vol 25.(DVD): Execution (episode 26, Apr. 1, 1960) / The hunt (episode 84, Jan. 26, 1962) / The self-improvement of Salvadore Ross(episode 136, Jan. 17, 1964) / Number twelve looks just like you (episode 137, Jan. 24, 1964) DVD 2621
Vol. 26.(DVD): Big tall wish (4/8/60), Showdown with Rance McGrew (2/2/62), A piano in the house (2/16/62), Night call (2/7/64). DVD 384
Vol 27: He's Alive (episode 106, originally broadcast Jan. 24, 1963) / From Agnes, with love (episode 140, originally broadcast on Feb. 14, 1964) / Spur of the moment (episode 141, originally broadcast on Feb. 21, 1964) DVD 2622
Vol. 28.(DVD): Whole truth (2/20/61), Mute (1/31/63), Queen of the Nile (3/6/64). DVD 385
Vol. 29. (DVD): A nice place to visit (4/15/60), A penny for your thoughts (2/3/61), Little girl lost (3/16/62), I am the night, color me black (3/27/64). DVD 386
Vol. 30.(DVD): Jess-Belle (2/14/63), Sounds and silences (4/3/64 ), Caesar and me (4/10/64). DVD 387
Vol. 31.(DVD): Miniature (2/21/63), Jeopardy room (4/17/64), Stopover in a quiet town (4/24/64). DVD 388
Vol. 32.(DVD): Nightmare as a child (4/29/60), Person or persons unknown (3/23/62), Printer's devil (2/28/63). DVD 389
Vol. 33.(DVD): Little people (3/30/62), No time like the past (3/7/63), The Encounter (5/1/64). DVD 390
Vol. 38.(DVD): The Gift (4/27/62), Young man's fancy (5/11/64), Incredible world of Horace Ford (4/18/63). DVD 425
Vol. 39.(DVD): Mr. Bevis (6/3/60), The Silence (4/28/61), On Thursday we leave for home (5/2/63). DVD 426
Vol. 39.(DVD): Mr. Bevis (6/3/60), The Silence (4/28/61), On Thursday we leave for home (5/2/63). DVD 426
Vol. 40.(DVD): Cavender is coming (5/25/62), Passage on the Lady Anne (5/9/63), Brain Center at Whipple's (5/15/64). DVD 548
Vol. 41.(DVD): Mighty Casey (6/17/60), Will the real Martian please stand up? (5/26/61), Changing of the guard (6/1/62) , Come wander with me (5/22/64). DVD 549
Vol. 42.(DVD): The Bard (5/23/63), The Fear (5/29/64), Bewitchin' pool (6/19/64). DVD 550
Vol. 43.(DVD): Where is everybody? (Premier episode, October 2, 1959) --- The Eye of the beholder = also know as The private world of darkness (November 11, 1960) -- A world of his own (July 1, 1960) -- A thing about machines (October 28, 1960). DVD 4067

Twilight Zone: Treasures of the Twilight Zone.
Where is everybody? / producer, William Self (premier episode, October 2, 1959) -- The encounter / producer, William Froug ; director, Robert Butler (episode 151, May 1, 1964) -- An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (original title: Riviere de hibou) / producer, Marcel Ichac, Paul de Roubaix ; director, Robert Enrico (episode 142, February 28, 1964). Cast: Earl Holliman, James Gregory (Where is everybody?) ; Neville Brand, George Takei (The encounter) ; Roger Jacquet, Anne Cornaly, Anker Larsen (Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge) Where is everybody?: Mike Ferris finds himself in a town strangely devoid of people. But despite the emptiness, he has the odd feeling that he's being watched. The encounter: Fenton, a WWII veteran, proudly shows his captured samurai sword to Arthur Takamuri, a young Japanese/American gardner - who picks it up and instantly knows he must kill his host! An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge: A Confederate spy is spared death when the rope meant to hang him miraculously breaks. Or does it? Originally produced in France in 1962 and presented as an episode on Twilight Zone. DVD 5872;

Special features: Animated menus ; Rod Serling interview by Mike Wallace (1959) ; special "Inside The twilight zone" section, by Marc Scott Zicree ; biographical information on Rod Serling ; history of The twilight zone, reviews of each episode, cast information, season-by-season commentary. DVD 5872

Twilight Zone: More Treasures of the Twilight Zone.
The Masks / written by Rod Serling ; producer, Bert Granet ; director, Ida Lupino (Episode 145, March 20, 1964) -- The eye of the beholder (aka. Private world of darkness) / written by Rod Serling ; producer, Buck Houghton ; director, Douglas Heyes (Episode 42, November 11, 1960) -- The Howling man / written by Charles Beaumont ; producer, Buck Houghton ; director, Douglas Heyes (episode 41, November 4, 1950). Cast: Robert Keith, Virginia Gregg, Milton Selzer (Masks) ; Maxine Stuart, Donna Douglas, William D. Gordon (Eye of the beholder) ; H. M. Wynant, John Carradine, Robin Hughes (Howling man). Masks: Knowing he is about to die, Foster summons his greedy heirs to his mansion for a bizarre Mardi Gras ritual -- and gives them the inheritance they so richly deserve! Eye of the Beholder: A desperate woman outcast from society because of a hideous deformity undergoes surgery to alter her appearance. Howling man: After WWII during a walking trip in central Europe, Ellington loses his way and comes upon a monastery where an insane monk claims he's captured the Devil himself. Special features: Rod Serling interview by Mike Wallace (1959), history of the Twilight Zone, season-by-season reviews, cast information, episode commentary and credits. DVD 5873

X-Files: The Complete First Season.
Cast: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson. 1993-1994.

X-Files: Disc 1. Four episodes: Pilot: Mulder and Scully investigate the deaths of four young teenagers who disappeared in the woods outside a small Oregon town. Deep Throat: the wife of a missing U.S. military test pilot asks the FBI to investigate his disappearance. Squeeze: Someone is stealing human livers from live subjects. Conduit: A teenage girl is abducted by a mysterious force, and strange clues are coming from her little brother. Bonus features: International clips, deleted scenes. Originally broadcast Sept. 10, 1993 - Oct. 1, 1993. 181 min. DVD 823

X-Files: Disc 2. Four episodes: Jersey Devil: A kind of carnivorous Neanderthal is killed and its female mate confronts Mulder while searching for food after its mate was shot and killed. Mulder suspects there may be offspring still living in the wilds. Shadows: Mulder and Scully are questioned about two recently discovered male cadavers. The victims appear to have died after their throats were crushed from inside their bodies. Ghost in the Machine: A death is related to work on developing a computer possessing artificial intelligence. Ice: A group of scientists in the Arctic die in a grisly murder-suicide. A worm-like parasite pulled up deep in the Arctic ice core is the source, and it begins to kill more scientists, and may have infected Mulder. Bonus features: International clips from Jersey Devil and Ice. Originally broadcast Oct. 8, 1993 - Nov. 5, 1993. 181 min. DVD 823

X-Files: Disc 3. Four episodes: Space: Someone or something is sabotaging the NASA Space Shuttle program. Fallen Angel: Mulder breaks military security to discover what fell to Earth in the Wisconsin woods. Eve: Two men on opposite sides of the country die mysteriously. Each leaves behind a daughter, identical to the other. When they disappear, Scully and Mulder suspect alien abduction or something even stranger and more sinister. Fire: Several murders are aimed at the British aristocracy. Someone is setting them on fire but Mulder thinks it may be pyrokinetics. Bonus features: International clips from Space and Fire. Special effects clip from Fallen Angel. Originally broadcast Nov. 12, 1993 - Dec. 17, 1993. min. DVD 823

X-Files: Disc 4. Four episodes: Beyond the Sea: A prisoner from Mulder's past has knowledge of a current kidnapping case from psychic transmissions. Gender Bender: After having sex several people have convulsions and die. The murders are linked to a gender changing religious cult. Lazarus: Scully and FBI agent Jack Willis stop a bank robbery. One robber is killed and Willis is wounded. Willis's body becomes possessed by the dead robber. Young at Heart: Mulder and Scully are asked to help out on a jewelry store robbery by a fellow agent who believes the robbery was committed by someone who died four years earlier. Bonus features: International clips from Beyond the sea. Originally broadcast Jan. 7, 1994 - Feb. 11, 1994. 184 min. DVD 823

X-Files: Disc 5. Four episodes: E.B.E.: Mulder and Scully investigate a UFO sighting and find out about the government hiding the truth of a E.B.E., Extraterrestrial Biological Entity. Miracle Man: A faith healer is accussed of murder. Mulder and Scully find out who the real murderer is but the faith healer, found dead in his jail cell, is later seen walking out of the morgue. Shapes: A wolf-like beast is attacking a Montana rancher's cattle. The rancher shoots at the beast but it turns out to be a local Native American who can shape-shift. Darkness Falls: Mulder and Scully investigate the disappearance of thirty loggers and discover insect like creatures are responsible for the missing men. Bonus features: International clips from E.B.E. Originally broadcast Feb. 18, 1994 - Apr. 15, 1994. 181 min. DVD 823

X-Files: Disc 6. Tooms: Eugene Tooms, a serial killer is released from a sanitarium in the care of a doctor. Tooms is capable of elongating his body - a genetic mutation also dictating that he digest human livers. When Tooms escapes Mulder and Scully try to find him before he murders again. Born Again: A little girl with psychokinetic powers is the reincarnation of a murdered man who avenges his death. Roland: A scientist is killed in a car accident and two others are killed. A mentally-challenged janitor is the suspect. Mulder thinks he is possessed by his dead, identical twin brother. Erlenmeyer Flask: Deep Throat explains to Mulder that the government is experimenting with extraterrestrial viruses. The government used humans afflicted with terminal illnesses as guinea pigs. Mulder and Scully investigate. Bonus features: International clips from E.B.E. Originally broadcast Apr. 22, 1994 - May 13, 1994. 181 min. DVD 823

X-Files: Disc 7. Contains commentary and special features about the television series including an 11-minute documentary: The Truth about Season One., Chris Carter, creator of the X-Files, talks about 12 of his favorite episodes from Season One., 12 "Behind-the-Truth" spots from F/X., Promotional television spots, Deleted scenes from pilot, Special effects clip from Fallen Angel. DVD 823

Xena, Warrior Princess. Season One
Cast: Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Adrienne Wilkinson, Hudson Leick, Kevin Smith. Xena, a mighty warrior and healer, once led a band of outlaws that terrorized all of Greece. She has come to regret the harm she caused and, with her companion Gabrielle, now travels the countryside seeking adventure and fighting the forces of evil. This first season of the television series chronicles the early years of her noble and extremely dangerous quest as she battles manical beasts, vengeful gods and corrupt warlords. Originally produced as a Universal Television series broadcast in 1995.

Contents: Disc 1. Sins of the past; Chariots of war; Dreamworker; Cradle of hope -- disc 2. Path not taken; Reckoning; The titans; Prometheus -- disc 3. Death in chains; Hooves and harlots; The black wolf; Beware Greeks bearing gifts -- disc 4. Athens City Academy of the Performing Bards; A fistful of dreams; Warrior princess; Mortal beloved -- disc 5. The royal couple of thieves; The prodigal; Altared states; Ties that bind -- disc 6. The greater good; Callisto; Death mask; Is there a doctor in the house? -- disc 7. (CD-ROM): The Xena chronicles; trivia; actor/director bios. 1080 min. DVD 2306

Inness, Sherrie A. Tough girls : women warriors and wonder women in popular culture / Sherrie A. Inness. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c1999. Feminist cultural studies, the media, and political culture. (Main Stack P94.5.W65.I56 1998; Moffitt P94.5.W65.I56 1998)

Xena, Warrior Princess. Season Two
Cast: Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Adrienne Wilkinson, Hudson Leick, Kevin Smith. Xena, a mighty warrior and healer, once led a band of outlaws that terrorized all of Greece. She has come to regret the harm she caused and, with her companion Gabrielle, now travels the countryside seeking adventure and fighting the forces of evil. This first season of the television series chronicles the early years of her noble and extremely dangerous quest as she battles manical beasts, vengeful gods and corrupt warlords. Originally produced as a Universal Television series broadcast in 1996.

Contents: Disc 1. Orphan of war; Remember nothing; The giant killer; Girls just wanna have fun. -- Disc 2. Return of Callisto (audio & video commentary); Warrior, princess, tramp; Intimate stranger; Ten little warlords. -- Disc 3. The solstice carol; The Xena scrolls; Here she comes, Miss Amphipolis; Destiny (audio & video commentary) -- Disc 4. The quest; A necessary evil; A day in the life (audio & video commentary); For him the bell tolls. -- Disc 5. The execution; Blind faith; Ulysses; The price. -- Disc 6. Lost mariner; A comedy of eros. -- Disc 7 (CD-ROM). The Xena Chronicles; trivia; actor/director bios. 1040 min. DVD 2307

Inness, Sherrie A. Tough girls : women warriors and wonder women in popular culture / Sherrie A. Inness. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c1999. Feminist cultural studies, the media, and political culture. (Main Stack P94.5.W65.I56 1998; Moffitt P94.5.W65.I56 1998)

Soap Operas

A Soap Sampler (CBS-TV)(1952-1955)
Contents: 1. Portia Faces Life (1955), 2. Love of Life (1953), 3. The Guiding light (1955), 4. The Secret Storm (1955), 5. Search for Tomorrow (1952). Portia Faces Life: In this story of a not too-perfect marriage, Portia tries to handle the Morgan Elliot case and run her household. Love of Life: In this second longest running soap, Evans tells Meg to leave Vanessa and Max to their happiness. Guiding Light: Dr. Grant has disappeared after "going to pieces" in surgery. Secret Storm: Peter describes his past, especially that fateful masquerade ball. Search for Tomorrow: In this longest running soap, Mr. Baron replaces his son Keith with a new vice-president, while Joann receives a scarlet A!. 76 min. Video/C 5129

Spies, Espionage, Terrorism

24.
Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Leslie Hope, Sarah Clarke, Elisha Cuthbert, Dennis Haysbert.

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Season One A television series about Federal Agent Jack Bauer, head of the Los Angeles Counter Terrorist Unit, who is thrust into a 24-hour marathon of death, deception, and terror as he struggles to prevent the assassination of a presidential candidate, find the traitor within his own organization, and save his kidnapped wife and daughter. Originally broadcast by Fox between Nov. 2001 and May 2002. 1152 min. DVD 5440

Season Two It's been over a year since his wife's death, but Federal Agent Jack Bauer and his daughter are still reeling from the tragedy. The two are estranged and Jack no longer works for L.A. Counter Terrorist Unit. But an urgent phone call from the President plunges Jack back into another 24-hour nightmare as he races against time to prevent the detonation of a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles. 1064 min. DVD 5441

Season Three Although fired from the Counter Terrorist Unit, Jack Bauer is thrust back into action after a deadly terrorist strike and the kidnapping of his new boss, the U.S. Secretary of Defense. But it's soon apparent that the kidnapping is part of a much larger plan, for every time Jack thinks he's averted disaster, a new and more ominous plot is uncovered. As CTU races to figure out the terrorists' true objective, it becomes clear that the events of the day have been years in the making -- and only a miracle will disrupt the scheduled attacks that the terrorists believe will bring this country to its knees.Originally broadcast by Fox Oct. 2003-May 2004. 1052 min. DVD 5442

Season Four Three years after thwarting a terrorist attack on the United States, Jack Bauer is back in L.A. working undercover to bring down drug lord Ramon Salazar. The FBI receives a phone call threatening to release a deadly virus in Los Angeles, if Salazar is not released from prison within six hours. 1060 min. DVD 5443

Season Five Eighteen months after faking his own death, Jack Bauer is forced to return to Los Angeles when it becomes apparent that the only four people who know he is still alive are being systemically targeted for assassination. The assassinations coincide with the signing of an anti-terrorism treaty between Russia and the U.S., leading Jack to suspect a link between the assassinations, the treaty, and a group of Russian terrorists. 1012 min. DVD 6756

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Hark, Ina Rae. "'Today Is the Longest Day of My Life': 24 as a Mirror Narrative of 9/11." In: Film and television after 9/11 / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2004. (Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.F477 2004; Moffitt PN1993.5.U6.F477 2004)
Thomson, David. "Shock around the Clock." Sight and Sound, vol. 13, no. 8, pp. 12-15, August 2003
Wren, Celia. "The Longest Day: Fox TV's '24'." Commonweal 129.2 (Jan 25, 2002): 21. Expanded Academic ASAP. Thomson Gale. UC Berkeley. 12 Oct. 2006 UC users only

I Spy.
Cast: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby. Television show about international espionage agents dealing with high level dangerous missions under the guise of tennis pros. Originally broadcast as episodes of the television series in 1965-66. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Encyclopedia of Television

Vol 1. Affair in T'Sien Cha (co-starring Vera Miles) -- Carry me back to old Tsing Tao (co-starring Philip Ahn, Pilar Seurat) -- Danny was a million laughs (co-starring Jeannette Nolan, Keye Luke, Linda Ho, Martin Landau, Aki Slong) -- A cup of kindness (co-starring David Friedkin). Originally broadcast as episodes of the television series in 1965. 204 min. DVD 5814; also vhs 999:1387

Vol 2. Chrysanthemum (co-starring Marcel Hillaire) -- Dragon's teeth (co-starring Mike Faulkner, Joanne Linville, Lay Raki) -- No exchange on damaged merchandise (co-starring Kurt Kreuger, Sue Randall) -- A time of the knife (co-starring Madlyn Rhue, Warren Stevens). DVD 5815

Vol 3. Weight of the world (co-starring Albert Salmi, Rex Ingram, Marlyn Mason) -- Tigers of heaven (co-starring Grant Sullivan, Teru Shinada, Miko Taka, Hiroshi Nakajima) -- Three hours on a Sunday night (co-starring Julie London, Sheldon Leonard) -- Always say goodbye (co-starring Kent Smith, Jerry Fujikawa, France Nuyen). DVD 5816

Vol 4. The barter (co-starring John Abbott, Philip Ober, Roger C. Carmel) -- Turkish delight (co-starring Diana Sands, Victor Buono) -- Return to glory (co-starring Victor Jory, Dolores Del Rio, Mark Dana, Antoinette Bower) -- The conquest of Maude Murdock (co-starring Jeanette Nolan, Philip Borneuff) DVD 5817

Vol 5. Crusade to limbo (co-starring Howard Duff, Frank Silvera) -- A day called 4 Jaguar (co-starring Rory Calhoun, George Montgomery) -- One thousand fine (co-starring Dane Clark, Susan Oliver, Alex Montoya) -- My mother the spy (co-starring Sally Kellerman, Alejandro Rey) DVD 5818

Vol 6. There was a little girl (co-starring Mary-Jane Saunders) -- Sparrowhawk (co-starring Clive Clerk) -- It's all done with mirrors (co-starring Fay Spain, Carroll O'Connor) -- Lori (co-starring Nancy Wilson, Malachi Throne). DVD 5819

Vol 7. So coldly sweet (co-starring Diana Hyland) -- Lisa (co-starring Linda Marsh) -- Trial by treehouse (co-starring Cicely Tyson, Douglas Leonard) -- Will the real good guys please stand up (Anna Cpari, Hari Rhodes, Henry Wilcoxon). DVD 5820

Sleeper Cell: The Enemy is Here
Cast: Michael Ealy, Oded Fehr, Henri Lubatti, Alex Nesic, Blake Shields, Melissa Sagemiller, Grant Heslov, James LeGros. Go behind the veil of an U.S. home-grown terrorist group, tracking the harrowing challenges faced by an FBI agent determined to learn its secrets. Having posed as a prisoner inside a federal penitentiary, a young agent develops contacts that enable him to infiltrate an Islamic terrorist cell in Los Angeles. The cell is led by an intimidating, charismatic extremist, who considers all acts of violence moral when serving the greater good of his cause. But early in the investigation something goes wrong, placing lives, and the integrity of the mission, in serious jeopardy. Based on the characters created by Ethan Reiff & Cyrus Voris. Originally broadcast on Showtime in 2005.
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Season One, Disc 1 Part 1: Al-Faiha -- Part 2: Target -- Part 3: Money -- Part 4: Scholar. 228 min. DVD 7986

Season One, Disc 2 Part 5: Soldier -- Part 6: Family -- Part 7: Immigrant -- Part 8: Intramural. 226 min. DVD 7987

Season One, Disc 3 Part 9 & 10 (Two-hour season one series finale): Youmud din. Bonus features: Never-before-seen bonus features; making of the 10th episode; filmographies; producers commentary. 205 min. DVD 7988

Season Two, Disc 1: American Terror In this second season of the television drama Darwyn, a Muslim undercover agent for the FBI, finds that another terrorist cell in Southern California is planning an attack deadlier than the first. Farik escapes out of the country and is directing another cell. Contents: Al-Baqara -- Salesman -- Torture. Originally broadcast on Showtime in 2006. 171 min. DVD 7989

Season Two, Disc 2: American Terror Contents: Faith -- Home -- School. Originally broadcast on Showtime in 2006. 167 min. DVD 7990

Season Two, Disc 3: American Terror Contents: Fitna -- Reunion -- Special features. Originally broadcast on Showtime in 2006. 167 min. DVD 7991

Variety/Talk Shows

Alan Young Show (Classic Television: Your Favorites From the 1950's)
Featuring: Alan Young, Gloria Dehaven. Groucho Marx interview. Alan Young Show: A comedy variety show staring Alan Young. Young, sometimes called "the Charlie Chaplin of television," generally played a well-meaning young man who constantly wound up in trouble. 1997. 30 min. Video/C 6753

The Bing Crosby Show
Features a comedy sketch starring Jack Benny and Bing Crosby. Always one trying to impress the ladies, Jack tries to sneak his girlfriend Sheree North, onto Bing's Show. Sheree dances and Jack, as usual, hams it up. Produced by CBS Television in the 1950's. 26 min. Video/C 9354

The Bob Hope Comedy Hour
In this rare live musical variety show, Bob Hope's third appearance on television, he performs before an all GI audience accompanied by the troupe from his World War II tour. Included are performances by Marilyn Maxwell, Les Brown and his "Band of Renown," The Taylor Maids, Hi Hatters, Judy Kelly and Nelson Case, plus Bob in two skits of Army life. 60 min. Video/C 9383

The Bob Hope Christmas Special: Around the World with the USO
Performers: Bob Hope, Connie Stevens, Neil Armstrong, Teresa Graves, reigning Miss World, Romy Schneider, Les Brown and his Orchestra. Bob's Hope's legendary trips abroad to entertain American GI's started in 1941. When World War II broke, he along with other entertainers traveled to wherever men and women in uniform were training or fighting. This presentation of Hope's 19th Christmas abroad, the 1969 15-day tour, opens with remarks from Nixon at a send-off in the White House and presents behind-the-scenes commentary by Hope along with performances before American troops in Europe, Southeast Asia including Vietnam. 1970. 65 min. Video/C 9384

Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics. 1
Contents: v. 1. Chart toppers, vol. 1. 1965; 1966; 1967 (65 min.) -- v. 2. Chart toppers, vol. 2. 1968; 1969; 1970 (65 min.) -- v. 3. Soul of the Motor City. Motortown review; The sweet sound of soul; Motor City magic (65 min.) -- v. 4. Elvis & other rock greats. Elvis Presley; Move to the music. (44 min.).

Four Tops; Sonny & Cher; Herman's Hermits; Four Seasons; Lovin' Spoonful; Tom Jones; Dino, Desi & Billy; Association; Supremes; Lou Rawls; Animals; Mamas & The Papas; Rolling Stones; Johnny Rivers; Gary Puckett & The Union Gap; Tommy James & Shondells; Chambers Brothers; Beach Boys; Spanky & Our Gang; Smith; Oliver; Brooklyn Bridge; 5th Dimension; Creedence Clearwater Revival; B.J. Thomas; Jackson 5; Carpenters; Smokey Robinson & The Miracles; Diana Ross; Stevie Wonder; Temptations; James Brown; The Righteous Brothers; Elvis Presley; Beatles; Jerry Lee Lewis; Martha & The Vandellas; Jackie Wilson; Jay & The Techniques; Freddie & The Dreamers; Sly & The Family Stone. DVD 1360

Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics. 2
Contents: v. 5. The Temptations & The Supremes (44 min.) -- v. 6. Love songs. Classic love songs; Rock n' roll love songs; Teen idols (64 min.) -- v. 7. Rockin' the sixties. San Francisco scene; Smash hits of the sixties; Psychedelic sixties (65 min.) -- v. 8. Legends of rock. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Rock legends, vol. 1; Rock legends, vol. 2 (65 min.) -- v. The British invasion. (43 min.).

Temptations; Supremes; Mama's & the Papas; Little Anthony & the Imperials; Carpenters; Smokey Robinson; Beatles; Elvis Presley; 5th Dimension; Lulu; Brooklyn Bridge; Jackie Wilson; Dino, Desie & Billy; Tom Jones; Paul Anka; Bobby Darin; Jefferson Airplane; Santana; Janis Joplin; Creedence Clearwater Revival; Sly & the Family Stone; Beach Boys; 4 Seasons; Petula Clark; Tommy James & The Shondells; Doors; Steppenwolf; Vanilla Fudge; James Brown; Jerry Lee Lewis; Buddy Holly; Fats Domino; Bo Diddley; Marvin Gaye; Jackie Wilson; Animals; Herman's Hermits; Rolling Stones; Searchers; Gerry & The Pacemakers; Freddie & the Dreamers. DVD 1361

The Frank Sinatra Show
Jack Benny is a guest on the Frank Sinatra Show, only to find that since Jack didn't pay Frank for being a guest on his program, Frank refuses to pay him either. Also includes Jack and Frank performing in a comic wedding scene plus songs by Sinatra. Produced by CBS Television in the 1950's. 57 min. Video/C 9355

[General Electric Theater] Where Were You in '62?
I've got a Secret (28 min.) -- Ozzie and Harriet Show: Spring housecleaning (28 min.) -- General Electric Theater: The face is familiar (30 min.) -- Have Gun will travel (28 min.) -- Jimmy Durante Sign-off (2 min.) -- Advertisements for Walt Disney Cartoons (5 min.). Includes full length commercials for Winston cigarettes, Hotpoint appliances, Tareyton cigarettes, Old Gold cigarettes and Walt Disney cartoons. 121 min. Video/C 4760

The Jack Paar Collection
Jack Paar took the traditional interview out of the mundane, engaging actors, athletes, musicians, and politicians on a whole new level. This set contains some of the best of Paar, including interviews with former guests and commentary by various people. DVD 4319

Disc 1: Fidel Castro Interview (February 2, 1959) --The Beatles (January 3, 1964) --Woody Allen Comedy Sketch (January 24, 1962) --Senator John F. Kennedy Interview (June 16, 1960) --Oscar Levant Montage --Judy Garland and Robert Goulet (December 7, 1962) --Jack Paar Says Goodbye (June 25, 1965). Special features: "Getting on the Paar show" ; " Hired by Jack" ; " A call from the President" ; "The monoloist" ; "Jack quits the Tonight show" ; A monologue ; Ali & Liberace - Round 2 ; The first family (complete sketch) ; Jack & Judy ; Bette Davis & Jonathan Winters ; Jack & Hugh.

Disc 2: Richard Nixon interview (March 8, 1963) --Cassius Clay/Liberace (November 29, 1963) --Billy Graham Interview (December 13, 1963) --Barry Goldwater Interview (January 31, 1964) --Robert Kennedy Interview (March 13, 1964) --Monologue (November 2, 1962) --Monologue (October 8, 1963) --Monologue (January 31, 1964) --Monologue (December 4, 1964) --Monologue (January 8, 1965) --Monologue (February 5, 1965).

Disc 3: Nov. 16, 1962, with Bette Davis, Jonathan Winters, Gisele MacKenzie ; May 8, 1964, with Richard Burton, Bill Cosby, Arthur Godfrey ; Dec. 11, 1963, with Judy Garland, Robert Morley, Randolph Churchill.

The Milton Berle Show. (The Golden Years of Television)
Host: Milton Berle. Guests: Mickey Rooney, Connie Russell, Ruth Gilbert, Arnold Stag, Nancy Walker, Herb Ross Dancers. Built along the lines of an old-fashioned vaudeville variety hour, the show featured several guests each week, but the star was Berle. In this program Milton Berle feigns a broken leg as a publicity stunt. Interspersed with the dramatic sequences are various stunts. Program originally telecast in 1954. 46 min. Video/C 6782

The Oprah Winfrey Show.
A collection of Oprah's most memorable moments in 20 years of history-making television including celebrity interviews. Includes segments on home makeovers and a tour of Oprah's house. 1985 - 2005 DVD 7853

Disc 1: Interviews with: John Travolta, Julia Roberts, Liberace, Mel Gibson, Barbara Walters, Eddie Murphy, Arnold and Maria [Schwarzenegger], Jerry Seinfeld, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Bruce Willis, Jamie Foxx, Priscilla Presley, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Hilary Swank, Salma Hayek, Billy Crystal, Barbra Streisand, Tom Hanks.

Disc 2: Interviews with: Mary Tyler Moore, Tom Cruise, Elizabeth Taylor, Bill Cosby, Julio Iglesias, Bette Midler, Demi Moore, Jay Leno, Cher, The Judds, Denzel Washington, Ellen Degeners, Kevin Costner, Steven Spielberg, George Clooney, Madonna.

Disc 3: Interviews with: Elie Wiesel, Diana Ross, John F. Kennedy Jr., Sidney Poitier, Nelson Mandela, Dr. Catherine Hamlin, Lisa Marie Presley, Halle Berry, Johnny Depp, Tiger Woods, Matt Damon, Clint Eastwood, Matthew McConaughey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Newman, Susan Lucci, Jennifer Lopez, Michael J. Fox, Bernie Mac, Beyonce, Tatum O'neal, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Tina Turner, Lance Armstrong.

Disc 4 Interviews with: Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion, Brooke Shields, Drew Barrymore, Diane Keaton, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Affleck, Britney Spears, Bono, Meg Ryan, Hugh Grant. A collection of Oprah's most memorable moments in 20 years of history-making television including celebrity interviews and eleven segments of the "Makeover hall of fame."

Disc 5: Tina Turner, Josh Groban, Paul McCartney, Lionel and Nicole Richie, Mike Myers, Robin Givens, Ashton Kutcher, Adam Sandler, Jessica Simpson, Jon Stewart, Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, Robert Downey Jr., P. Diddy, Luther Vandross.

Disc 6: Oprah's 50th birthday bash! -- Christmaskindness : Oprah's life-changing trip to Africa -- Behind the scenes: a day in the life of The Oprah Winfrey show -- Laughs!.

Stage Show(Classic Television: Your Favorites From the 1950's)
Featuring Tommy Doresy, Jimmy Dorsey, Henny Youngman, June Taylor Dancers, Elvis Presley. A fast paced musical variety show hosted by the big band all-stars Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. This episode features the comedy of Henny Youngman, the June Taylor Dancers and a young country-rock singer named Elvis Presley. 30 min. Video/C 6756

The Steve Allen Show
Vol. 1. Steve Allen Show (9/2/56, 54 min.) -- Steve Allen Show (6/2/57, 50 min.) -- Vol. 2. Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1959, 51 min.) -- New Steve Allen show presents Campus USA (1961, 58 min.) -- Vol. 3. Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1959, 59 min.) -- Steve Allen Show (12/30/53, 40 min.) -- Vol. 4. Steve Allen Show (1962, 80 min.) Co-host: Gene Rayburn. Featuring: Fats Domino, Louis Nye, Georgia Gibbs, Steve Lawrence, Xavier Cugat, Abbe Lane, Jerry Lewis, Ginger Rogers, Erroll Garner, Henny Youngman, Tony Bennett, Don Knotts, Bill Dana, Les Brown and his Band of Renown, Frankie Avalon, Connie Francis, Buck Henry, Tim Conway, Jim Nabors, John Houseman, Rafer Johnson, Jonathan Winters, Phil Harris, Pat Harrington, Jr., Patrice Munsel, Eydie Gorme, Bobby Byrne, Barbara McNair, Slim Gaillard. Episodes from the Steve Allen show featuring the high-brow humorist and master of TV's golden age along with many guest stars. Includes Steve's famous piano-accompanied vignettes and many of his most notable routines including his mocking poetry reading of Gene Vincent's "Be-bop-a-Lulu," his show staple "letters to the editor," his version of a college graduation, a blistering series of comic attacks on the fad fare being served up for TV broadcast, a unique program filmed at UCLA featuring students and a host of famous actors, and the first episode of what eventually evolved into the venerable late night institution "The Tonight Show." DVD 8644

The Texaco Star Theatre (Classic Television: Your Favorites From the 1950's)
Featuring Milton Berle, Danny Thomas, Fran Warren, Sid Stone. This show, built along the lines of an old fashioned vaudeville variety hour, had half a dozen guests including singers, comedians, ventriloquists, acrobats...but the star was Milton Berle. 60 min. Video/C 6755

The Texaco Star Theatre with Milton Berle (1955)
Milton Berle, Eddie Bracken, Marion Colby, the Blackburn Twins, Betty Kean, Jane Kean. Berle and Bracken try out a variety of possible television comedy shows to determine which should replace the Milton Berle show during the summer break. Includes two advertisements for Texaco gasoline. 51 min. Video/C 4035

The Tomorrow Show. Tom Snyder's Electric Kool-aid Talk Show
Selected segments from the Tomorrow Show featuring interviews with The Grateful Dead, Tom Wolfe, Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey. Also includes four live performances by The Grateful Dead. May 7, 1981: The Grateful Dead, Ken Kesey -- August 6, 1979: Tom Snyder's interview with Tom Wolfe -- October 14, 1980: Tom Snyder's interview with Tom Wolfe -- August 9, 1981: Tom Snyder's interview with Dr. Timothy Leary. 90 min. DVD 6589

The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder: Punk & New Wave
Host, Tom Snyder ; performers and interviewees include Joan Jett, Kim Fowley, Paul Weller, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Iggy Pop, The Plasmatics, Patti Smith, John Lydon, The Jam, The Ramones. As the popularity of punk and new wave in the '70s and '80s took flight, the groundbreaking late night talk program The Tomorrow Show welcomed many of the key figures of the genre. Includes explosive live performances and revealing interviews. Disc 1: Roundtable discussion on the emergence of punk (October 11, 1977) ; Elvis Costello & The Attractions (February 3, 1981) ; Iggy Pop (February 12, 1981) ;The Plasmatics (May 20, 1981) -- Disc 2: Patti Smith (May 11, 1978) ; John Lydon (June 25, 1980) ; The Jam (May 27, 1981) ; The Ramones (September 1, 1981). Songs, Disc 1: New lace sleeves / Elvis Costello & The Attractions ; Watch your step / Elvis Costello & The Attractions ; Dog food / Iggy Pop ; Five foot one / Iggy Pop ; TV eye / Iggy Pop ; Head banger / The Plasmatics ; Master plan / The Plasmatics -- Disc 2: Pretty green / The Jam ; Funeral pyre / The Jam ; We want the airwaves / The Ramones ; I wanna be sedated / The Ramones ; The KKK took my baby away / The Ramones. 320 min. DVD 5240

The Ultimate Carson Collection.
Host, Johnny Carson ; Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson, Milton Delugg, Doc Severinsen. DVD 4320

The Best of the 70s & 80s All of the best moments from the original Johnny Carson collection, plus rare behind-the-scenes footage. This amazing collection includes never-before-scene clips, biographies and many exclusive gems from thirty years (1962-1992) of memories from "The tonight show starring Johnny Carson." Originally released as a television series from 1962-1992.

Johnny Goes Home. A best-of collection featuring celebrity talent, memorable moments, and comic impersonations of public figures. Followed by an NBC primetime special from 1982 as Johnny takes a sentimental journey to his Nebraska roots.

The Final Show. The second-to-last episode of Johnny Carson hosting the Tonight Show features Robin Williams and Bette Midler saying farewell with performances that bring down the house. In the final show, Johnny looks back at 30 years, 4,000 shows, and 25,000 guests.

Westerns and Adventure

Adventures of Robin Hood (The Golden Years of Television)
Featuring: Richard Greene (Robin Hood), Bernadette O'Farrell, Patricia Driscoll, Eddie Byrne, Alexander Gauge, Archie Duncan. Contents: Goodbye Little John (27 min.) -- Checkmate (27 min.). Robin Hood, leader of his band of Merry Men, operated out of Sherwood Forest, robbing from the rich to give to the poor, with the aid of his true love, Maid Marian but his efforts were continuously hampered by Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. In Goodbye Little John, his second in command, Little John, leaves the band because of turmoil over leadership rivalries among Robin's Merry Men. In Checkmate, Maid Marian and Robin rescue young men. Program originally telecast the 1950's. 1994. 60 min. Video/C 6784

Annie Oakley (The Golden Years of Television)
Performers: Gail Davis, Jimmy Hawkins, Kenneth MacDonald, Brad Johnson, Robert B. Williams. Contents: Sharpshooting Annie (28 min.) -- Hardrock Trail (26 min.) Two episodes from the 1950's television adventure series about the legendary sharpshooter, Annie Oakley. In the first program Annie solves a robbery of money raised for charity taken by the manager of "Bill's Wonder Show." In the second program Vic Carver escapes jail and sets out to get revenge on the man who got him locked up, Annie's Uncle Luke, but Annie hatches a plot to send Uncle Luke out of town and away from trouble ... she thinks. Program originally telecast in the 1950's.1994. 55 min. Video/C 6786

Bonanza
1960's television western program. Cast: Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts.

Encyclopedia of Television

Bonanza: 1, Blood on the Land. Sheep ranchers try cutting through the Ponderosa property looking for a shortcut to California. After the Cartwrights stop them, a range war ensues bringing the conflict to an end. Guest star, Everett Sloane. 60 min. video/C 8286

Bonanza: 2, The Stranger. An old mistaken murder charge comes back to haunt Ben Cartwright. A New Orleans detective tracks down Ben and gives him the bad news. Guest stars, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Shields. 60 min. Video/C 8287

Bonanza: 3, Escape to Ponderosa. Three escaped prisoners from a Union army camp ambush Adam and try to hide from the pursuers who are led by a renegade prison captain. Guest stars, Grant Williams, Gloria Talbert. 60 min. Video/C 8288

Bonanza: 4, San Francisco. Ben and a couple of his ranch hands get shanghaied on a visit to the Barbary Coast. His fighting sons and Hop Sing come to their rescue. Guest stars, Kathleen Crowley, Richard Deacon. 60 min. Video/C 8289

Bonanza: 5, Bitter Water. A land speculator tries buying Ponderosa neighbor's land and mixing sick cattle with Cartwright stock. Guest stars, Don Bubbins, Merry Anders. 60 min. Video/C 8290

Bonanza: 6, Feet of Clay. Hoss befriends a homeless boy who's escaped convict father makes his way to the Ponderosa. Guest star, Logan Field. 60 min. Video/C 8291

Bonanza: 7, Death at Dawn. Ben and his sons become Deputy Sheriffs in an effort to hunt down a storekeeper's killer. Guest stars, Robert Middleton, Gregory Wilcott. 60 min. Video/C 8292

Bonanza(TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 3)
Disc 3: Side A. Bonanza: The gunmen; Spanish grant; Last Viking. The Cartwright's large Ponderosa Ranch was located near Virginia City, in the mid-19th century. Join Ben (Lorne Greene), Adam (Pernell Roberts), Hoss (Dan Blocker) and Little Joe (Michael Landon) as they rewrite the book on western genre. (1959-1972, 3 episodes, 60 min. each) DVD 2860

The Cisco Kid. Vol. 1, Quarterhorse (1950). The Postmaster (1956).
In this first television series to be produced in color, The Cisco Kid as the "Robin Hood of the Old West", stops treachery with incredible stunts and ingenuity with help from his sidekick, Pancho. In Quarterhouse Cisco recovers a valuable stolen racing horse. In The Postmaster a U.S. postal inspector who is investigating robberies is murdered and Cisco must unravel a mystery to apprehend the killer. Starring Leo Carrillo, Duncan Renaldo, Virginia Herrick, Tris Coffin (1st work). Leo Carrillo, Duncan Renaldo, Maris Wrixon, Edward Keane (2nd work). Video/C 999:1354

Davy Crockett(1954)
Cast: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen. Disc 1. Davy Crockett Indian fighter -- Davy Crockett goes to Congress -- Davy Crockett at the Alamo -- Disc 2. Davy Crockett's keelboat race -- Davy Crockett and the river pirates. Experience the television show that made coonskin caps a staple for a generation of American youngsters. With a rifle named Old Betsy, Davy Crockett fought for justice with his own brand of homespun ingenuity. Originally released as segments on the television series Walt Disney Presents. 300 min. DVD 948

Walt Disney bibliography
Cotter, Bill. The Wonderful World of Disney Television: A Complete History 1st ed. New York: Hyperion, c1997. (UCB Main PN1992.92.W35 C68 1997)
Griffin, Sean. "Kings of the Wild Backyard: Davy Crockett and Children's Space." In: Kids' media culture / edited by Marsha Kinder. Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 1999. (Main Stack HQ784.M3.K54 1999)
King, Margaret J. "The Recycled Hero: Walt Disney's Davy Crockett." In: Davy Crockett: The Man, the Legend, the Legacy / edited by Michael A. Lofaro. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, c1985. (Moffitt GR105.37.D3.D38 1985; Main Stack GR105.37.D3.D381 1985)
Merck, Mandy. "Davy Crockett." History Workshop Journal Volume 40, Number 1 pp. 184-189UCB users only
O'Boyle., J.G. ""Be sure you're right, then go ahead": the early Disney westerns." Journal of Popular Film and Television Summer 1996 v24 n2 p69(13) UCB users only
Telotte, J. P. Disney TV Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2004. (MAIN: PN1992.92.W35 T45 2004)

Dead Man's Walk(1996)
Cast: David Arquette, Jonny Lee Miller, F. Murray Abraham, Keith Carradine, Patricia Childress, Brian Dennehy, Edward James Olmos, Eric Schweig, Harry Dean Stanton. The prequel to Lonesome Dove is set in the Texas Republic in the early 1840s, a time when Anglo, Hispanic, and Commanche cultures were in fierce conflict. Shows Gus and Call on a deadly trail to Santa Fe facing the rigors of nature and the elements, as well as outlaws, bandits, and the notorious Commanche warrior Buffalo Hump. Teleplay by Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana; directed Yves Simoneau. 283 min. DVD 6147
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Deadwood
Created by David Milch. Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, Brad Dourif, John Hawkes, Paula Malcomson, Leon Rippy, William Sanderson, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Kim Dickens, Brad Dourif, Anna Gunn, John Hawkes, Jeffrey Jones, Robin Weigert, Sean Bridgers, Titus Welliver, Brent Sexton, Bree Seanna Wall, Powers Boothe. Dramatic series set in 1876 in the Black Hills of South Dakota. In an age of plunder and greed, the richest gold strike in American history draws a throng of misfits to an outlaw settlement where everyone has a price.
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The Complete First Season Special features: Making of Deadwood; The real Deadwood; The new language of the Old West: conversation with creator David Milch and Keith Carradine; An imaginative reality: discussion about the melding of historical and fictional characters; 4 audio commentaries. 720 min. DVD 3667

The Complete Second Season. In the second season of this television Western series times are changing in Deadwood, and the transformation from camp to town is imminent. In an era of hard decisions and brutal power struggles among the camp's founders, they learn the hard way that fortune comes with a price. Disc 1. A lie agreed upon, Pt. I & II -- Disc 2. New money ; Requiem for a gleet -- Disc 3. Complications ; Something very expensive ; E.B. was left out -- Disc 4. Childish things ; Amalgamation and capital ; Advances, none miraculous - Disc 5. The whores can come; Boy-the-earth-talks-to. 12 hr. DVD 5663

The Complete Third Season Disc 1.Tell your God to ready for blood ; I am not the fine man you take me for -- Disc 2.True colors ; Full faith and credit -- Disc 3. A two-headed beast ; A rich find ; Unauthorized Cinnamon -- Disc 4. Leviathan smiles ; Amateur night ; A constant throb -- Disc 5. The catbird seat ; Tell him something pretty -- Disc 6. Bonus features: "Deadwood matures" : historical featurette ; "The education of Swearengen and Bullock" : the making of a remarkable relationship ; 4 audio commentaries with series creator David Milch, executive producers Gregg Fienberg and Mark Tinker, and stars Jim Beaver, Sean Bridgers, W. Earl Browl and Robin Weigert ; "Deadwood daguerreotypes" : photo gallery of historic Deadwood. Originally broadcast by HBO June 11-Aug. 27, 2006.

Aoun, Steven. "Film of the Quarter: Deadwood: The First Complete Season." Metro Magazine 146.147 (Wntr 2006): 204(2). UC users only
Hookham, John, and Gary MacLennan. ""You can't cut the throat of every cocksucker whose character it would improve": birth and death and redemption and the return of sacred in 'Deadwood'.(Critical essay)." Metro Magazine 145 (Summer 2005): 150(8). UC users only
Millichap, Joseph. "Robert Penn Warren, David Milch, and the literary contexts of "Deadwood".(Critical essay)." South Carolina Review 38.2 (Spring 2006): 183-191.
O'Hehir, Andrew. "Way down west." Sight and Sound 14.6 (June 2004):
Singer, Mark. "The Misfit: How David Milch Got from 'NYPD Blue' to 'Deadwood' by Way of an Epistle of St. Paul."New Yorker, vol. 81, no. 1, pp. 192-205, February 2005

Great Western TV Shows
Disc 1, side A: The rifleman. Mail order groom/Day of the hunter/Outlaw inheritance -- Disc 1, side B: Bat Masterson. Stampede at tent city/The fighter ; Jim Bowie.The squaters -- Disc 2, side A: Jim Bowie. Pearl and the crown ; Annie Oakley. Sharp shootn' Annie ; Kit Carson. Outlaw trails -- Disc 2, side B: The deputy. Hard decision/Return of the widow Brown ; Annie Oakley. Gun justice -- Disc 3, side A: Sugarfoot. The return of the canary kid ; U.S. Marshall. The pursuit -- Disc 3, side B: Shotgun Slade. Backtrack/The Spanish box/The deadly key -- Disc 4,. side A: Wagon train. Malachi Hobart story/The Dr. Denker story -- Disc 4, side B: Judge Roy Bean. Black Jack/The defense rests/The hidden truth -- Disc 5, side A: Bonanza. Abduction/Courtship -- Disc 5, side B: Stoney Burke. Point of entry ; 26 men. Slater Brothers. 585 min. DVD 8602

Gunsmoke (TV series, 1956-57)
Vol. 1 of the TV series. Contents: The Killer [May 1956]; Kitty's Outlaw [October 1957]. Featuring James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Amanda Blake and Milburn Stone. Gunsmoke was TV's first "adult Western", TV's longest running series with continuing characters and unquestionably the most popular western of all time. In the episode The Killer, Marshall Dillion turns the tables on a cold blooded killer with the cowardly habit of inciting violence and then killing his victims in "self-defense." In Kitty's Outlaw, Kitty knows a lot of men but she seems especially close to an unsavory character Named Cole Yankton. When Yankton robs the Dodge City bank, Matt and Chester hear painful evidence that Kitty has betrayed them. 58 min. 999:1353
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Gunsmoke
James Arness, Amanda Blake, Milburn Stone, Dennis Weaver, Budd Buster, Dabbs Greer. Segments from the first two seasons of the longest running television Western series. Dodge City's marshall Matt Dillion keeps the peace among the problems of frontier life. Cast: ames Arness, Amanda Blake, Milburn Stone, Dennis Weaver, Budd Buster, Dabbs Greer.
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Volume 1, Disc 1 Special features: The Ed Sullivan Show: James Arness as Matt Dillion; The Ed Sullivan Show: Dennis Weaver as Chester with audio commentary by Dennis Weaver; Westerns Channel promo; Westerns Channel Gunsmoke memories (Dennis Weaver on Gunsmoke trio); Westerns Channel Gunsmoke memories (Dennis Weaver on James Arness); photo gallery ("Sins of the father" and "The guitar"--episode photo gallery). Season one, 1: Matt gets it -- 2: Hack prine -- 3: The killer -- 4: The preacher -- 5: The guitar -- Season two, 6: Legal revenge -- 7: Sins of the father. Originally broadcast as a television series in the 1955-1956 season. 184 min. DVD 5415

Volume 1, Disc 2 Special features: Museum of TV & Radio seminar; Museum of TV & Radio promo; commentary by Dennis Weaver; Westerns Channel Gunsmoke memories (Dennis Weaver on James Arness); Westerns Channel Gunsmoke memories (Dennis Weaver on his audition); photo gallery (1958 Dodge City trip--Milburn and Amanda). Season three, 1: Romeo -- 2: Doc's reward -- season four, 3: Lost rifle -- season five, 4: The Bobsy twins -- season six, 5. The blacksmith guitar -- 6: Little girl. 156 min. Originally broadcast as a television series in the 1957-1961. DVD 5416

Volume 1, Disc 3 Special features: Dennis Weaver's home movies with audio commentary; CBS affiliates gag reel ; 1961 fall preview Tuesday and 1961 fall preview Saturday; Westerns Channel Gunsmoke memories (Bill Cosby); Westerns Channels Gunsmoke memories (Dennis Weaver on the limp); Westerns Channel Gunsmoke memories (Dennis Weaver gets rid of the stiff leg); photo gallery. Season seven, 1: Chesterland -- season eight, 2: Quint Asper comes home -- 3: Ash -- season nine, 4: Prairie wolfer. Originally broadcast as a television series in the 1961-1964 season. 202 min. DVD 5417

Volume 2, Disc 1 Special features: James Arness birthday surprise blooper; Amanda Blake on "The David Frost Show" (1972); CBS fall preview (1963). Season ten, 1. Hung high -- 2. One killer on ice -- season eleven, 3. Treasure of John Walking Fox -- season twelve, 4. The jailer. James Arness, Amada Blake, Milburn Stone, Ken Curtis, Burt Reynolds, Dabbs Greer, Hank Patterson. Segments from the tenth, eleventh and twelfth seasons of the longest running television Western series. Dodge City's marshall Matt Dillion keeps the peace among the problems of frontier life. Originally broadcast as a television series in the 1964-1966 season. 203 min. DVD 5418

Volume 2, Disc 2 Special features: Westerns Channel Gunsmoke memories (Dennis on Milburn); Westerns Channel Gunsmoke memories (Chester and Newly); two syndication promos. Season twelve, 1. The wrong man -- 2. Quaker girl -- season thirteen, 3. The pillagers -- season fourteen, 4. The prisoner. James Arness, Amada Blake, Milburn Stone, Ken Curtis, Buck Taylor, Dabbs Greer, Hank Patterson. Segments from the twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth seasons of the longest running television Western series. Dodge City's marshall Matt Dillion keeps the peace among the problems of frontier life. Originally broadcast as a television series in the 1966-1969 season. 197 min. DVD 5419

Volume 2, Disc 3O Special features: gag reel (1973); Amanda Blake on "The Mike Douglas Show" (1974); a CBS executive remembers Gunsmoke; photo gallery. Season fifteen, 1. Chato -- season sixteen, 2. P.S. Murry Christmas -- season eighteen, 3. A quiet day in Dodge -- season nineteen, 4. Trail of bloodshed. riginally broadcast as a television series in the 1970-1974 season. 200 min. DVD 5420

Have Gun Will Travel

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First Season. Disc 1 Cast: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Janice Rule, Charles Bronson, Angie Dickinson, Strother Martin, Harold J. Stone, Mike Connors. Contents: Three bells to Perdido -- The outlaw -- The great mojave chase -- Winchester quarantine -- A matter of ethics -- The bride -- Strange vendetta. After the Civil War, professional gunfighter Paladin settled into San Francisco's Hotel Carlton where he awaited responses to his business card "Have gun, will travel." Contains 7 episodes from the first season. Originally broadcast on television in 1957. 163 min. DVD 3401

First Season. Disc 2 Cast: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, John Dehner, Jack Albertson, Denver Pyle, June Lockhart. Contents: High wire -- Show of force -- The long night -- The colonel and the lady -- No visitors -- The Englishman. After the Civil War, professional gunfighter Paladin settled into San Francisco's Hotel Carlton where he awaited responses to his business card "Have gun, will travel." Contains 7 episodes from the first season. Originally broadcast on television in 1957. 163 min. DVD 3402

First Season. Disc 3 Cast: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Stuart Whitman. Contents: The Yuma treasure -- The hanging cross -- Helen of Abajinian -- Ella West -- The reasonable man -- The high-graders -- The last laugh. After the Civil War, professional gunfighter Paladin settled into San Francisco's Hotel Carlton where he awaited responses to his business card "Have gun, will travel." Contains 7 episodes from the first season. Originally broadcast on television in 1957. 163 min. DVD 3403

Disc 4 Cast: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Richard Long, Victor McLaglen. Contents: The Bostonian -- The singer -- Bitter wine -- Girl from Piccadilly -- The O'Hare story -- Birds of a feather. After the Civil War, professional gunfighter Paladin settled into San Francisco's Hotel Carlton where he awaited responses to his business card "Have gun, will travel." Contains 7 episodes from the first season. Originally broadcast on television in 1957. 163 min. DVD 3404

First Season. Disc 5 Cast: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Andrew Duggan, Lana Wood, Jeanette Nolan, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts, James Olson, Lurene Tuttle. Contents: The teacher -- Killer's widow -- Gun shy -- The prizefight story -- Hey boy's revenge -- The five books of Owen Deaver. After the Civil War, professional gunfighter Paladin settled into San Francisco's Hotel Carlton where he awaited responses to his business card "Have gun, will travel." Contains 7 episodes from the first season. Originally broadcast on television in 1957. 163 min. DVD 3405

First Season. Disc 6 Cast: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, June Lockhart, John Carradine. Contents: The silver queen -- Three sons -- The return of Dr. Thackeray -- 24 hours at North Fork -- Silver convoy -- Deliver the body -- The statue of San Sebastian. After the Civil War, professional gunfighter Paladin settled into San Francisco's Hotel Carlton where he awaited responses to his business card "Have gun, will travel." Contains 7 episodes from the first season. Originally broadcast on television in 1957. 163 min. DVD 3406

Have Gun Will Travel
I've got a Secret (28 min.), Ozzie and Harriet Show: Spring housecleaning (28 min.), General Electric Theater: The face is familiar (30 min.), Have Gun will travel (28 min.), Jimmy Durante Sign-off (2 min.), Advertisements for Walt Disney Cartoons (5 min.). Includes full length commercials for Winston cigarettes, Hotpoint appliances, Tareyton cigarettes, Old Gold cigarettes and Walt Disney cartoons. 121 min. Video/C 4760

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Hopalong Cassidy
Cast: William Boyd, Edgar Buchanan.In this early television western ranch owner and cowboy, Hopalong Cassidy faces a variety of adventures in the old West. Hoppie's old movies had proved very popular fare from 1945. This television series which opened in 1952 follows the same plot format: black-clad, grey-haired Hopalong and his horse Topper catching badguys with Red Connors (Edgar Buchanan) for comic relief. Based on the character created by Clarence Edward Mulford. Originally broadcast as a television series on NBC in 1952.

Disc 1. Borrowed trouble -- False paradise -- Strange gamble -- Unexpected guest -- Hoppy's holiday -- The dead don't dream -- Devil's playground -- Fool's gold. 208 min. DVD 7967

Disc 2. Dangerous venture -- The marauders -- Sinister journey -- Silent conflict -- Guns across the border -- The knife of Carlos Valero -- The trap -- Alien range. 208 min. DVD 7968

Disc 3. The feud -- Ghost trails -- Marked cards -- Don Colorado -- Black water -- Blind encounter. 156 min. DVD 7969

Disc 4. The promised land -- The vanishing herd -- Black sheep -- Lawless legacy -- [Documentary] Hopalong Cassidy public hero #1 / Starz Encore's Westerns Channel (67 min.) 171 min. DVD 7970

Lone Ranger: Message to Fort Apache
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The Lonesome Dove (1988)
Directed by Simon Wincer. Cast: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Angelica Huston, Danny Glover, Diane Lane. Two former Texas Rangers leave the South Texas town of Lonesome Dove on an epic 2500-mile cattle drive to the lush ranch country of Montana. Special features: interview with Larry McMurtry; interview with Suzanne de Passe; western historical trivia game; trailer; cast and crew information; production notes; scene access; interactive menus. Originally produced for television broadcast in 1988. Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry. 360 min. DVD 6145
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The Last of the Mohicans. (The Golden Years of Television)
Performer: John Hart, Lon Chaney, David Hastings, Brian Smyth, Iris Krangle. Two episodes from the 1950's television adventure series that followed the life and death struggles of the scout, Hawkeye, and his Mohican campanion, Chingachgook, during the French and Indian War in Colonial America. Program originally telecast in the 1950's. 53 min. Video/C 6785

Little House on the Prairie.
Cast: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson, Lindsay Sidney Greenbush. Season one of the classic TV series based on the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Tells the dramatic and gripping story of a young pioneer family's struggle to build a new life for themselves on the American Frontier of the 1870's. Based upon the "Little house" series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Disc 1. A harvest of friends -- Country girls -- The 100 mile walk -- Mr. Edwards' homecoming -- Disc 2. The love of Johnny Johnson -- If I should wake before I die -- Town party, country party -- Ma's holiday -- Disc 3. School mom -- The raccoon -- The voice of Tinker Jones -- The award -- Disc. 4. The Lord is my shepherd -- Christmas at Plum Creek -- Family quarrel -- Disc 5. Doctor's lady -- The plague -- The circus man -- Child of pain -- Disc 6. Money crop -- Survival -- To see the world -- Founder's Day. DVD 7886
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Lone Ranger(TV Favorites Magapack. Discs 3)
Disc 3: Side A. Bonanza: The gunmen; Spanish grant; Last Viking. The lone surviving Texas Ranger (Clayton Moore), was nursed back to health by the Indian Tonto (Jay Silverheels). The two rode their horses throughout the West doing good while living off a silver mine which supplied them with income and bullets. Disc 3. Side B. 1949-1956, 6 episodes, 30 min. each DVD 2860

Maverick: War of the Silver Kings
Cast: James Garner, Edmund Lowe, Leo Gordon, John Litel, Carla Mery, John Hubbard, Robert Griffin, Fred Sherman, Bob Steele, Donald Kirke. In this premiere episode of the television western, Bret Maverick bluffs a crooked mining boss out of a high stakes poker pot and then uses his wits to pull the town out from under the mining baron's control. Television series based on the book on the book by C. B. Glasscock. Originally show on television on September 22, 1957. 49 min. Video/C 9667

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Rawhide
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Eric Fleming, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, James Murdock, Sheb Wooley, Robert Cabal. The first season of a 1950s western television drama. Trail boss Gil Favor drives cattle across the old West with his cowhand Rowdy Yates. Along the way they meet up with adventure and drama. Originally produced in 1959.
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Disc 1. Incident of the tumbleweed wagon -- Incident at Alabaster Plain -- Incident with an executioner -- Disc 2. Incident of the widowed dove -- Incident on the edge of madness -- Incident of the power and the plow. 307 min. DVD 7944

Disc 3. Incident at Barker Springs -- Incident west of Lano -- Incident of the town in terror -- Incident of the golden calf -- Disc 4. Incident of the coyote weed -- Incident of the chubasco -- Incident of the curious street. 357 min. DVD 7945

Disc 5. Incident of the dog days -- Incident of the calico gun -- Incident of the misplaced Indians -- Disc 6. Incident of the fear in the streets -- Incident below the brazos -- Incident of the dry drive. 308 min. DVD 7946

Disc 7. IIncident of the Judas trap -- Incident in no man's land -- Incident of the burst of evil -- Incident of the Roman candles. 205 min. DVD 7947

The Roy Rogers Show (The Golden Years of Television)
Performers: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Pat Brady, Minerva Urecal, Francis McDonald, John Doucette, Bill Catching, Paul Fierro, Al Ferguson. Contents: Phantom rustlers (27 min.), Pat Brady, outlaw (27 min.) Two episodes from the 1950's television Western series staring the "singing cowboy" Roy Rogers who was joined by his wife Dale Evans, his horse Trigger, and his bumbling sidekick Pat Brady. In Phantom rustlers Roy and Dale go after cattle rustlers who are preying on the small ranchers. In Pat Bracy, outlaw, Brady poses as an outlaw for a photograph and winds up being mistaken for the real thing so his accusers can collect the bounty. Program originally telecast the 1950's. 54 min. Video/C 6787

Streets of Laredo (1995)
Directed by Joe Sargent. Cast: James Garner, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Randy Quaid, Ned Beatty, Wes Studi, Charles Martin Smith, George Carlin, Alexis Cruz, Kevin Conway, James Gammon, Sonia Braga. A vicious new breed of killer is stalking the west Texas plains. And only an old-fashioned kind of lawman can stop him. In this sequel to Lonesome Dove, legendary Texas Ranger Woodrow Call is pitted against his deadliest adversary ever. Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry. 224 min. DVD 6146
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[Amos 'n Andy] The Best of Amos 'n' Andy[sound recording]
Cast: Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll. Radio's first comedy serial, featuring the classic misadventures of Amos Jones, Andy Brown, the Kingfish, Lightnin', Sapphire, Mama, Algonquin J. Calhoun and the infamous Madame Queen. Accompanying booklet includes synopsis of each episode, history and credits. Mystic knights of the Sea instrel Show -- Andy's wedding -- Victory Theater, Love comes to Andy Brown -- Andy's uncle -- Piano lessons -- Andy buys a trunk -- Thanksgiving show -- Man's best friend -- The counterfeiters -- Bookends and the babies -- New Year's show -- The $1,000 bill -- The employment agency -- Andy's fake suicide -- New Year's party -- George Washington's desk -- Andy the sob sister -- Another breach of promise suit -- Valentine's blues -- Kingish's lecture bureau -- The Prentice Clothing Company -- The Easter hat -- Andy moves in with Kingfish -- The body in the trunk --Let me call you sweetheart -- Beautiful baby contest -- Double indemnity -- A case of German bullion -- Andy the sailor man -- Andy engaged to Hattie McDaniel? -- Amos is missing -- Kingfish, marriage broker -- Andy's inheritance -- Andy plays Santa/Lord's Prayer -- Mama stays with Kingfish -- The house wreckers -- 10,000th broadcast -- The return of Madame Queen -- The life story of Amos 'n' Andy (25th anniversary show) -- The Amos 'n Andy music hall, Frank Sinatra visits -- The Amos 'n' Andy music hall 30th anniversary show -- The Amos 'n' Andy music hall, the final show. 20 sound discs. Sound/D 238

Amos 'n' Andy: Mystic Knights of the Sea.[sound recording]
Cast: Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll. Amos and Andy was the most popular series in the history of broadcasting. Created by Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, the legendary series originated as radio's first dramatic serial, was later reborn as a situation comedy and finally as a disc jockey series. Radio Spirits is proud to present some of the most popular episodes in this collection. Listen to the classic misadventures of Amos Jones, Andy Brown, the Kingfish, Lightnin', Sapphire, Mama, Algonquin J. Calhoun, and the infamous Madame Queen. Marry consuella and Lose $25,000 (1/24/54) -- The very nervous sanatorium (1/31/54) -- At home with the lovebirds (2/21/54) -- Sapphire is a department store buyer (2/28/54) -- New coat for Sapphire's birthday (3/7/54) -- Florabelle Williams (3/14/54) -- Kingfish applies for a job on Guam (3/21/54) -- Recaptured romance (3/28/54) -- Television job (4/4/54) -- Vacation at Lake Chippewawa (4/11/54) -- Theresa Wilson (4/18/54) -- Reginald Dewinters (4/25/54) -- Honeymoon cottage (5/9/54) -- Lakeview cottage (5/16/54) -- Out of the past (5/23/54) -- A trip to Florida (9/26/54) -- Andy's engaged (10/3/54) -- Mamma's night out (10/10/54) -- Mrs. Robert Gunther's pocketbook is found (1/30/55) -- The Kingfish's mother-in-law kicks him out (3/20/55). Originally broadcast from January 24, 1954 to March 20, 1955. 10 hours. Sound/D 239

Amos 'n Andy.(Radio/Sound Recording)
Amos 'n Andy show: Annual lodge hall picnic ; Andy's old flame. Sound/D 237

Comedy Superstars [sound recording]
Episodes from popular radio comedy programs, including the Abbot & Costello show, The Amos 'n' Andy show, the Burns and Allen show, Duffy's Tavern, Fibber McGee and Molly, The Great Gildersleeve, the Jack Benny program, the Life of Riley, My favorite husband, and Our Miss Brooks. Accompanying booklet gives the history of each program. Disc 1. Abbott & Costello show: Lou's dog Hector ; Lou visits his grade school -- Disc 2. Amos 'n Andy show: Annual lodge hall picnic ; Andy's old flame -- Disc 3. Burns and Allen show: Gold rush Gracie ; Why was George late for the show? -- Disc 4. Duffy's Tavern: Bully ; Charles Coburn visits -- Disc 5. Fibber McGee and Molly: Too much energy ; Merchant Marines. Disc 6. Great Gildersleeve: Great music lover ; Studying for advancement -- Disc 7. Jack Benny program: Jack listens to the World Series -- Disc 8. Life of Riley: Staying out late ; New French teacher -- Disc 9. My favorite husband: Katy and Roscoe ; April Fool's Day -- Disc 10. Our Miss Brooks: Miss Brooks takes a vacation ; Miss Brooks starts the new school year early. Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Ed Gardner, Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Hal Peary, Jack Benny, William Bendix, Lucille Ball, and Eve Arden. Sound/D 237

The Great Old Time Radio Stars [sound recording]
Contents: Sweet Georgia Brown (Bing Crosby), Brother can you spare a dime (Rudy Vallee), When the moon comes over the mountain (Kate Smith), Inka Dinka Doo (Jimmy Durante), Everything I have is yours (Gene Austin), What is a boy? (Arthur Godfrey), I get a kick out of you (Ethel Merman), It's only a paper moon (Cliff Edwards), There'll be some changes made (The Boswell (Buddy Clark). Sound/D 95

The Lux Radio Theatre Presents "Captain Blood" (Feb. 22, 1937)
Starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone and Donald Crisp. DVD 1108

Old-time Radio. Detectives and Crimefighters [sound recording]
Academy award theatre. "Maltese falcon" / with Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sidney Greenstreet, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. "Adventure of the tolling bell" / with Tom Conway, Nigel Bruce, Boston Blackie. "Blackie and the fur trade" / with Dick Kollmar, Dragnet. "Big no-tooth" / with Jack Webb, Ellery Queen. "One diamond" / with Howard Culver, Gangbusters. "Cincinnati narcotics ring" / with Frank Readick, The green hornet. "Corpse that wasn't there" / with Al Hodge, Adventures of Philip Marlowe. "Red wind" / with Van Heflin, Richard Diamond, private detective. "Joyce Wallace case" / with Dick Powell, The saint. "Nancy Pacheck case" / with Vincent Price, Tales of the Texas Rangers. "Stickup" / with Joel McCrea, This is your FBI. "Traveling bride" / with Stacy Harris. Presents twelve radio episodes of detective shows originally broadcast in the 1940s and 50s. Sound/D 96

Old Time Radio. Science Fiction [sound recording]
Mercury theatre on the air. "War of the worlds" / writer, H.G. Wells; with Orson Welles, Frank Readick, Ray Collins, Suspense. "Zero Hour" / writer, Ray Bradbury; with Iza Ashdowne, Parley Baer, Lights out. "Meteor Man" / writer, Arch Oboler; with Pedro De Cordoba, X minus one "Mars in heaven" / writer, Ray Bradbury; with Wendell Holmes, Peter Kapell, Bill Zuckert, Mysterious traveler "Operation tomorrow" / writer, Robert A. Arthur, David Kogan; with Leon Janney, Charlotte Holland., Escape "Time machine" / writer, H. W. Wells; with John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin, Georgia Ellis, Arch Oboler's plays "Rocket from Manhattan" / writer, Arch Oboler; with Elliott Lewis, Lou Merrill, Irvin Lee., Family theater "Twenty thousand leagues under the sea" / writer, Jules Verne; with Gene Lockhart, Bill Woodson , Suspense "Donovan's brain" / writer, Curt Siodmak; with Orson Welles, John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan, Dimension X "Martian Chronicles" / writer, Ray Bradbury; with Inge Adams, Roger DeKoven, Donald Buka. Originally recorded between 1938 and 1955. Sound/D 97

Old Time Radio. All-time Favorites [sound recording]
1. The Lone Ranger. "Gold for Maximillian" / with Bruce Beemer (1944) -- Suspense "Sorry, wrong number" / w Agnes Moorehead (1943) -- Fibber McGee & Molly / w Jim and Marian Jordan (1941) -- 2. The Jack Benny program / w Mel Blanc (1953) -- The Burns & Allen show / w George Burns, Gracie Allen, Frank Sinatra (1946) -- The Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy show / w Edgar Bergen, Humphrey Bogart (1943) -- 3. The screen director's playhouse. "Saigon" / w Alan Ladd (1949) -- Dimension X. "Shanghaied" / w John Sylvester, William Griffis (1950) -- Escape "Snake doctor" / w William Conrad, Jeff Chandler (1949) -- 4. The life of Riley / w William Bendix, Red Skelton (1948) -- The Whistler. "A law of physics" / w Les Tremayne, Bill Forman (1951) -- Sergeant Preston of the Yukon "Caught by a button" / w Jay Michael (1943). Sound/D 168

The Orson Welles Collection. Volume 1 [sound recording]
Disc 1. Dracula (ca. 60 min.), Disc 2. War of the worlds (ca. 60 min.); H. G. Wells and Orson Welles, meeting hosted by Charles Shaw in Nov. 1940. Sound/D 94

Orson Welles Radio Anthology
Black museum (51 episodes, 1952) -- Campbell Playhouse (47 episodes (broadcast under the name "Mercury Theatre on the air") -- Mercury Theater (20 episodes, including the imfamous "War of the Worlds" & "Heart of darkness") -- Miscellaneous broadcasts (38 shows, 1936-1945) -- The shadow (30 episodes) -- The Third man (52 episodes, 1952). 140 hrs. Sound/D 181

The Radio Priest (American Experience).
Profile of Father Charles Coughlin, whose Depression-era radio speeches and the popular following they inspired led to a nationwide debate over the use of the airwaves for antidemocratic messages.
c1988. 58 min. Video/C 1533

The Shadow
A compilation of six programs featuring radio's greatest crime fighter, the Shadow, who was "never seen, only heard." Hear again the opening lines of each segment "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!" Contents: Caverns of death (9-11-38) / starring Orson Welles and Margot Stevenson -- Gun Island (10-23-38) / starring Bill Johnstone and Agnes Moorehead -- Hypnotic death (2-12-39) / starring Bill Johnstone and Marjorie Anderson -- Friend of darkness (2-19-39) / starring Bill Johnstone and Marjorie Anderson -- Evil in the house (11-7-48) / starring Bret Morrison and Grace Matthews -- Until death do us part (3-6-49) / starring Bret Morrison and Grace Matthews. Episodes originally broadcast between 1938 and 1949. Sound/D 246

The 60 Greatest Old-time Radio Shows of the 20th Century[sound recording]
CD 1. Walter Cronkite, foreword 1999; Mercury Theater on the Air 10-30-38 War of the worlds w/Orson Welles, CD 2. Abbott & Costello Show 4-17-45 Who's on first?; Adventures of Philip Marlowe 6-17-47 Red wind w/Van Heflin, CD 3. Chase & Sanborn Hour 10-30-38 w/Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy, CD 4. Six Shooter 12-20-53 Britt Ponset's Christmas carol w/James Stewart; Baby Snooks Show 5-1-51 Report card blues w/Fanny Brice, CD 5. Escape 1-14-48 Leinengen vs. the Ants w/William Conrad; Fibber McGee & Molly 12-9-41 I can get it for you wholesale w/Jim & Marian Jordan, CD 6. On a Note of Triumph 5-13-45 Norman Corwin w/Martin Gabel, CD 7. CBS Radio Workshop 1-27-56 Brave new world, CD 8. Burns & Allen 1-8-48 w/ Jack Benny; Jack Benny Program 3-2-52 w/Frank Sinatra, Danny Kaye, George Burns, Groucho Marx, CD 9. Lux Radio Theatre 6-2-47 The Jazz singer w/Al Jolson, CD 10. Suspense 8-21-43 Sorry, wrong number w/Agnes Moorehead; Grand Central Station 12-24-49 Miracle for Christmas w/Mason Adams, CD 11. Philco Radio Time 1-29-47 The Road to Hollywood w/Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour; Saint 8-6-50 The Corpse said ouch w/Vincent Price, CD 12. Have Gun, Will Travel 11-27-60 From here to Boston w/John Dehner; Vic & Sade 9-6-44 Muted silver. moonbeam chimes w/Art Van Harvey; Lum & Abner 12-19-48 Christmas show w/Chester Lauck, Norris Goff, CD 13. We Hold These Truths 12-15-41 Norman Corwin w/James Stewart, CD 14. Arthur Godfrey Time 10-21-53; Walter Winchell Show 3-27-49; X-minus One 12-7-55 Nightfall w/Wendell Holmes; Adventures of Superman 9-25-45 Origin retold w/Clayton Collyer, CD 15. Mercury Summer Theater 6-21-46 The Hitchhiker w/Orson Welles; Big Town 1940 Death rides the highway w/Edward G. Robinson, CD 16. Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar 1956 The Todd Matter w/Bob Bailey, CD 17. Columbia Presents Corwin 7-17-45 The Undecided Molecule w/Groucho Marx; Dimension X 8-18-50 The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury w/Roger DeKoven, CD 18. Eddie Cantor Show 6-9-43 w/Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Groucho Marx; Escape 3-17-50 The Skeleton key w/Vincent Price, CD 19. Chase & Sanborn Hour 12-12-37 w/Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy w/Mae West, CD 20. Cavalcade of America 9-22-41, 9-29-41 Native land w/Burgess Meredith, CD 21. Fred Allen Show 5-26-46 w/Jack Benny; Lights Out 4-6-38 Cat wife w/Boris Karloff, CD 22. Jack Benny Program 3-28-48 Money or your life; 4-4-48 The next show, CD 23. Command Performance 2-15-45 Dick Tracy in B-flat w/Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante, m chimes w/Art Van Harvey; Lum & Abner 12-19-48 Christmas show w/Chester Lauck, Norris Goff. Sound/D 98

Timeline 1937
Radio broadcasts of a tribute to George Gershwin, the Hindenburg disaster, a speech by Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black regarding his membership in the Ku Klux Klan, a speech by Roosevelt warning of a coming world war. DVD 1108

Timeline 1938
News of Europe, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlin "never to go to war ... again, Hitler moves on Czechoslovakia, Winston Churchill "We must arm," BBC radio broadcast to the U.S. The Mercury Theater presents "The 39 Steps" (dress rehearsal), starring Orson Welles, Agnes Moorhead. DVD 1109

Timeline 1939
News of Europe, Neville Chamberlain "This country is at war with Germany," news broadcast from Wash. D.C., Winston Churchill "First month of the war. Audio section The Lux Radio Theater presents "It happened one night," starring Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, etc., with host Cecil B. DeMille. DVD 1110

Timeline 1940
Radio broadcasts of speeches by Winston Churchill (5/19/40), H. V. Kaltenborn (5/19/40), Winston Churchill (6/18/40), William L. Shirer/William C. Kerker (6/22/40), News bulletin (8/4/40), Winston Churchill (8/20/40), King George VI on England's war effort (9/23/40), Edward R. Murrow (9/24/40), H.G. Wells meets Orson Welles (10/28/40), President Roosevelt (10/29/40). "My client Curley," starring Everett Sloan, Kingsley Colton, and Jeanette Nolan. DVD 1111

Timeline 1941
Winston Churchill "Give us the tools..., Winston Churchill "Hitler attacked and invaded Russia," Charles Lindbergh "This is not our fight," President Roosevelt "a date which will live in infamy.". The Lux Radio Theater presents "Buck Privates," starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. DVD 1112

Timeline 1942
Radio broadcasts of the invasion of North Africa by the Allies, Winston Churchill's "The end of the beginning," datelines from around the globe (2), Gabriel Heater remembers Pearl Harbor one year later, and more. "Cromer", by Norman Corwin, starring Joseph Julian, Frank Lovejoy. DVD 1113

Timeline 1943
Radio broadcasts of Datelines from around the world (3), "Japan's admiral in the Pacific, " Hitler's elite SS Corp.," feature commentary "Hitler's birthday.". "Transatlantic Call", Midwest: Breadbasket and Arsenal, featuring Wendell Wilkie, Carl Sandburg, George Cushing, Lambert Kaiman, Lawson Deming. DVD 1114

Timeline 1944
Radio broadcasts of Roosevelt's fireside chat on the libration of Rome, first planes leaving England on D-Day, Eisenhower's speech to the D-Day landing forces, Operation Market Garden, Thomas Dewey's election eve speech, Winston Churchill's "The fruits of 1944" and "America's Thanksgiving." "The long name none could spell," narrated by Martin Gabel. 193 min. DVD 1115

Timeline 1945
Radio broadcasts, Battle of the Bulge, Iwo Jima flag raising, Allies crossing the Rhine, Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, News of Hitler's death, V-E announcement and celebration in Times Square, Winston Churchill's "Call for unconditional surrender" and "This is your victory," Truman signing the UN charter, news report of A-Bomb dropping on Hiroshima, Truman announcing A-Bomb dropping on Hiroshima, Japan considering surrender terms, Japanese surrender. "On a note of triumph", written, produced, and directed by Norman Corwin. 2 DVD 1116

Timeline 1948
Low turnout for Truman's speech in Iowa, The Soviets interfere with the Berlin Airlift and other news events of 1948. Audio section Lux Radio Theater presents "Notorious" (January 26, 1948) starring Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten and Joseph Kearns. DVD 1117

Timeline 1951
Edward R. Murrow presents Korean War news, Truman fires MacArthur news bulletin, Gen. Douglas MacArthur's speech "Old soldiers never die..., " Bobby Thomson of the New York Giants "The shot heard round the world," and more. Windows on the world, produced by Norman Corwin featuring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. 201 min. DVD 1118

Timeline 1952
Edward R. Murrow: 1952 election news - VP Richard Nixon "Checkers speech" - Democratic nominee Adlai Stevenson campaign speech -- News bulletin Ike's acceptance speech. The Hardy family "Andy's new job" starring Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone and Fay Holden. DVD 2002

Timeline 1959
First astronauts are chosen, Pioneer IV is launched, Buddy Holly, Ritichie Valens and the Big Bopper die in an aircrash, Congress votes statehood for Hawaii, the "Kitchen debate" between Nixon and Krushchev. Suspense presents "Moonlight Sail" (December 27, 1959) starring Frank Thomas, Jr. and Louis Van Rooten. 171 min. DVD 1119

Timeline 1961
President Eisenhower's farewell speech, John F. Kennedy's Peace Corps, The Bay of Pigs invasion denounced by the United Nations, FCC quoted as saying "Television is just a vast wasteland," Alan Shepard's flight, Gus Grissom loses his space capsule, the birth of the Berlin Wall. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Carlton Hobbs and Norman Shelley. DVD 2003

Timeline 1962
John Glenn speaks to the world, Adolf Eichmann hanged, Telstar satellite, the death of Marilyn Monroe, Pres. Kennedy speaks on the Cuban Missile Crisis, Adlai Stevenson's speech at the U.N. regarding Cuba, Cuban Missile Crisis as it unfolded (Oct. 21-Nov.3, 20 min.), Richard Nixon concession speech, author John Steinbeck wins Nobel prize. Suspense presents "2464" starring Lawson Zerbe and Bob Dryden. DVD 1120

World War II on the Air : Edward R. Murrow and the Broadcasts That Riveted a Nation
CD track list: --Introduction --Edward R. Murrow --Edward R. Murrow --Edward R. Murrow --William L. Shirer --Edward R. Murrow,William L. Shirer --Mary Marvin Breckinridge --William L. Shirer --Edward R. Murrow --Eric Sevareid --Cecil Brown --Edward R. Murrow --William L. Shirer --William L. Shirer --Edward R. Murrow --William L. Shirer --Edward R. Murrow --Edward R. Murrow --Edward R. Murrow --Edward R. Murrow --Edward R. Murrow --Larry LeSueur --Eric Sevareid --Franklin Delano Roosevelt --Cecil Brown --Larry LeSueur --Charles Collingwood --Anschluss /Eve of war /War is declared /Peace of sorts /Phony war /Hitler's return /Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Belgium invaded /Chamberlain resigns /German bombing of Paris /Italy to enter war /Dunkirk/Churchill : we shall never surrender /German troops enter Paris /France surrenders at Compiegne Forest /London after dark /Bombs over Berlin /London is burning /Few German pilots /Rooftop air raid /Christmas/so long and good luck /Bombing has been heavy /Big Ben bombed /Japanese embassy /Day which will live in infamy /Repulse sunk, Brown saved /Suicide job of the 1942 war /Algiers /Axis retreat in North Africa /Winston Burdett --Winston Burdett --Eric Sevareid --Winston Burdett --Edward R. Murrow --Winston Burdett --Edward R. Murrow --Edward R. Murrow --Richard C. Hottelet --Charles Collingwood --Richard C. Hottelet --Larry LeSueur --Edward R. Murrow --Richard C. Hottelet --Howard K. Smith --Bill Downs --Edward R. Murrow --William L. Shirer --Edward R. Murrow --Edward R. Murrow.Invasion of Sicily /Chinese situation /Race for the possession of Italy /Orchestrated hell /Capture of Rome /Sterner stuff lies ahead /Eisenhower's Order of the day/D-Day /Flying over Normandy /Utah Beach /Liberation of Paris (premature report) /Paris not yet free /Market Garden/parachute drop /Street fighting /Crossing the Rhine /Paratroopers /Buchenwald /V-E Day in New York /V-E Day in Piccadilly Circus /9:15 over Hiroshima / Sound disc presents 50 actual radio broadcasts during World War II by Edward R. Murrow and other American war correspondents and reporters. Accompanied by a text covering the history and biography of these radio correspondents who reported directly to the American public as news unfolded. 66 min. Sound/D 180
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