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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)

Pioneers of Television. Episode 2, Sitcom
This second segment in a four-part series featuring archival clips offers a fresh take on the first celebrities of television, including interviews with many of them. Sitcom focuses on the influential developers and actors in sitcoms that shaped the genre, including Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Jackie Gleason, Andy Griffith, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Carl Reiner and Danny Thomas with clips from I love Lucy, The Honeymooners, The Andy Griffith Show, and the Dick Van Dyke Show, among others. Commentary: Jay Leno, Phyllis Diller, Arsenio Hall, Ed McMahon, Betty White, Hugh Downs, Marlo Thomas, Art Linkletter, Doc Severinsen, Barbara Eden, Joyce Randolph, Tim Conway, Sigourney Weaver, Rose Marie, Florence Henderson, Jerry Stiller. 55 min. 2008. DVD 9498

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

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 American Girl
Cast: Margaret Cho, Maddie Corman, Judy Gold, Amy Hill, Ashley Johnson, Clyde Kusatsu, Jodi Long, J.B. Qwon, Sam Seder, B.D Wong. A television show about a very Westernized Korean-American girl delightfully at odds with her traditional but screwy family in San Francisco. Contents: Disc 1. Mom, Dad, this is Kyle; Submission: Impossible; Who's the boss?; Yung at heart -- Disc 2. Redesigning women; Booktopus; Mommie nearest; Take my family, please; Exile on Market Street -- Disc 3. Ratting on Ruthie; Educating Margaret; Loveless in San Francisco; Malpractice makes perfect; The apartment -- Disc 4. Notes from the underground; Venus de Margaret; A night at the Oprah; Pulp sitcom; Young Americans. Originally broadcast as a television series 1994-1995. ca. 7 hrs. 30 min. DVD X2454

Cassinelli, Sarah Moon. "If we are Asian, then are we funny?": Margaret Cho's All-American Girl as the First (and Last?) Asian American Sitcom." Studies in American Humor, 2008, Vol. 3 Issue 17, p131-144, 14p UC users only
Orbe, Mark; Seymour, Ruth; Kang, Mee-Eun. "Ethnic Humor and Ingroup/Outgroup Positioning: Explicating Viewer Perceptions of All-American Girl." In: Cultural diversity and the U.S. media / edited by Yahya R. Kamalipour, Theresa Carilli ; foreword by George Gerbner. Albany : State University of New York Press, 1998. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Comparative Ethnic Studies P94.5.M552 U628 1998)

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.

Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Comedy, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977

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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
Cast: Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Gil Bellows, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Portia de Rossi, Lucy Lui.

Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Comedy, 1997, 1998

The Complete First Season
When Boston lawyer, Ally McBeal, meets up with a former college friend who hires her at his prestigious law firm, things get complicated when she learns she'll be working with her first love and his wife. Ally slips into one fantasy after another to try and cope with her new life. Disc 1. Pilot -- Compromising positions -- The kiss -- The affair -- Disc 2. One hundred tears away -- The promise -- The attitude -- Drawing the lines -- Disc 3. The dirty joke -- Boy to the world -- Silver bells -- Cro-magnon -- Disc 4. The blame game -- Body language -- Once in a lifetime -- Forbidden fruits -- Disc 5. Theme of life -- The playing field -- Happy birthday baby -- The inmates -- Disc 6. Being there -- Alone again -- These are the days. Originally broadcast as episodes of the television series in 1997 and 1998. 1035 min. DVD X2133

The Complete Second Season
Two new beauties join the team and things get even more heated and hilarious at Cage & Fish. Nelle Porter instantly breaks hearts, and the equally intriguing Ling Woo, attracts everyone. More and more subject to outrageous hallucinations, Ally struggles to give up her dream of Mr. Right. Adding to all the sexy fun is an unexpected visitor: Mr. Barry White. Disc 1. Real world -- They eat horses, don't they? Fool's night out -- It's my party -- Disc 2. Story of love -- World's without love -- Happy trails -- Just looking -- Disc 3. You never can tell -- Making spirits bright -- In dreams -- Love unlimited -- Disc 4. Angels and blimps -- Pyramids on the Nile -- Side show -- Sex, lies & politics -- Disc 5. Civil Wars -- Those lips, that hand -- Let's dance -- Only the lonely -- Disc 6. Green monster -- Love's illusions -- I know him by heart. 978 min. DVD X2134

The Complete Third Season
Just as Ally seems on the verge of giving up on romantic fantasies forever, Billy confesses his undying love for her. One of the firm's own sues the company while another passes way, a real baby turns up in a Christmas manger, and some amazing musical talent shows up as well, including Tina Turner, Gloria Gaynor and Macy Gray! Disc 1. Car wash -- Buried pleasures -- Seeing green -- Heat wave -- Disc 2. Troubled water -- Changes -- Saving Santa -- Blue Christmas -- Disc 3. Out in the cold -- Just friends -- Over the rainbow -- In search of pygmies -- Disc 4. Pursuit of loneliness -- Oddball parade -- Prime suspect -- Boy next door -- Disc 5. I will survive -- Turning thirty -- Do you wanna dance? -- Disc 6. Hope and glory -- Ally McBeal : the musical, almost. 888 min. DVD X2135

The Complete Fourth Season
Ally realizes Mr. Right may be all wrong and finds a new love. Ling's ex shows up and leaves her -- and Fish -- bewildered. And budding rock star Cage takes the stage in another spectacular season that includes Marcia Cross, Sting and Anne Heche. Disc 1. Sex, lies and second thoughts -- Girls night out -- Two's a crowd -- Disc 2. Last virgin -- 'Tis the season -- Love on holiday -- Man with the bag -- Disc 3. Reasons to believe -- Ex files -- Mr. BO -- Hats off to Larry -- Disc 4. Reach out and touch -- Boys town -- Falling up -- Getaway -- Disc 5. Pursuit of unhappiness -- Obstacle course -- In search of Barry White -- Cloudy skies, chance of parade -- Disc 6. Queen bee -- Home again -- Wedding. 964 min. DVD X2136

The Complete Fifth Season
It's the season of change at the law firm. Ally makes a personal discovery that will change her life, Ling is offered a judge position and Fish might have found the perfect match. An uplifting final season that's filled with humor. Season five also boasts spectacular guest stars: Jon Bon Jovi, Christina Ricci, Mariah Carey, Matthew Perry and Elton John. Disc 1. Friends and lovers -- Judge Ling -- Neutral corners -- Fear of flirting -- Disc 2. I want love -- Lost and found -- Nine one one-- Playing with matches -- Disc 3. Blowin' in the wind -- One hundred tears -- Kick in the head -- New day -- Disc 4. Woman -- Homecoming -- Heart and soul -- Disc 5. Love is all around (part 1) -- Love is all around (part 2) -- Tome Dooley -- Disc 6. Another one bites the dust -- Reality bites -- All of me -- Bygones. 908 min. DVD X2137

Ally McBeal: Exclusive Bonus Discs. Features additional scenes from the television program Ally McBeal and a CD soundtrack of the music from the television series. Disc 1 (DVD): Bygone days: an Ally McBeal retrospective -- Season 2 TV special: Life and trials of Ally McBeal -- Vintage featurettes: Season 2: Behind the scenes -- Season 3: Behind the scenes -- Season 5: Behind the scenes -- Goodbye, Ally: Season 5 featurette -- Bonus crossover episode: The practice, Season 2: Axe murderer -- Vonda Shepard music video: "I know better" Disc 2 (Sound disc): Searchin' my soul -- Something about you -- Chances are -- The wildest times of the world -- Sweet inspiration -- I know better (bonus track) -- You belong to me -- Hooked on a feeling -- I only want to be with you -- It's in his kiss (The shoop shoop song) -- Tell him -- Baby, don't you break my heart slow. DVD X2138

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 DVD X904; vhs 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. vhs 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 vhs 999:728
Vol. Vol. 8a: Kingfish's secretary; The Society vhs 999:728
Vol. Vol. 10: Cousin Effie's will; The adoption vhs 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 vhs 999:729:13
Vol. 14: Young girls mom; Broken clock vhs 999:729:14
Vol. 15: The Kingfish's last friend; The society party vhs 999:729:15
Vol. 16: Christmas show; Relatives 999:729:16
Vol. 18: Amos helps out; Sapphire disappears vhs 999:729:18
Vol. 19: Counterfeiters in the basement; Turkey dinner vhs 999:729:19
Vol. 20: Superfine brushes; Traffic violations vhs 999:729:20

Amos 'n Andy. Kingfish Enlists (25 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). 1960-1968, 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 min. DVD 2046

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

The Beulah Show.
Cast: Hattie McDaniel (1st-2nd episodes), Louise Beavers (3rd-4th episodes), Ernest Whitman, David Bruce, Ruby Dandridge, Jane Frazee. A comedy series in the early 1950s with the central role pointed to the Negro domestic who pulls the weekly family situations together with more common sense than all of the other family members. Driven off the air by "boycotts" and accusations of "racial stereotyping," it would be the last TV series to feature a black woman in the leading role for 10 years. Contents Beulah goes gardening -- The Waltz -- The New arrival -- Second wedding. Originally produced by ABC-TV, 1950-1953. 100 min. DVD X5852

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. DVD 2089

[Burnett, Carol] The Carol Burnett Show: Let's Bump up the Lights
Cast: Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrance, Tim Conway, Lyle Waggoner. Captured moments in the legendary question and answer segment of every "Carol Burnett show", here Carol and her cast, are reunited before a live audience to relive, recount and remember their favorite moments from interacting with the show's studio audiences. 42 min. DVD X231

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[Burnett, Carol] The Carol Burnett Show: Show Stoppers
Cast: Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrance, Tim Conway, Lyle Waggoner. Join Carol Brunett, Harvey, Vicki and Tim as they reminisce. Marvel over their most hilarious mements when they couldn't keep straight faces. Includes outrageous, exclusive outtakes, vintage clips of sketches from the original show and a musical tribute to costume designer Bob Mackie. 42 min. DVD X232

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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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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

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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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The Catherine Tate Show. The Complete First Season.
Cast: Catherine Tate, Mathew Hope, Niky Wardley, Angela McHale. In this first season of the British sit-com, meet the opinionated, manipulative Nan; the Aga Saga Woman who simply can't cope; Paul and Sam, the impossibly excited couple; Bunty, the Doncaster spinners oldest majorette; Margaret, who is frightened of her own shadow; Bernie, the Irish nurse; Ben and Karen, the sleep starved new parents; Elaine Figgis, the eternal romantic engaged to a convicted murderer on death row; and Lauren, the teenager who never backs down and is never "bovvered." Originally produced for the BBC television season 2004-2005. 171 min. DVD 9507

The Catherine Tate Show. The Complete Second Season.
Cast: Catherine Tate, Mathew Hope, Niky Wardley, Angela McHale. Continuing on, the second season of the popular British television series improves upon the foundations laid out in the first, from Cockney Nan to the rather outspoken schoolgirl, Lauren. With a host of new creations, includes the modern gentleman bachelor, Derek Faye, and indignant Northerners Janice and Ray. Originally produced for the BBC television season 2005. 176 min. DVD 9508

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

Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Comedy, 1990

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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

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Colgate Comedy Hour with Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
Guests: Burt Lancaster, Kitty Kallen, Jack Benny, Rosemary Clooney, Ray Malone, Sheldon Leonard. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were frequent hosts on the Colgate Comedy Hour. "Their good looks, wit and charisma resulted in some of variety television's most memorable moments." Originally broadcast from 1950-1954. 270 min. DVD X250

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

[Colbert, Steven] The Best of the Colbert Report.
In this age of skepticism and not getting it, Americans want the truth, and no one gives it to them better than Stephen Colbert. Watch as Stephen shows the nation how he "better" feels the facts, "better" knows the districts, and justifies injustices. Contents: The Word : Truthiness -- The Word : Wikiality -- Better know a district -- Indecision 2006 -- Green screen challenge -- Barry Manilow -- Guitarmageddon -- Saginaw Spirit -- Papa Bear -- Cooking with feminists -- Jane Fonda interview -- Stone Phillips : Let the gravitas begin -- Stephen Jr. -- Stephanie Jr. -- Threat down -- Ice cream & Willie Nelson -- Hungarian bridge -- A rare correction -- Meta-free-phor-all. Special features: The word (including Merriam-Webster's 2006 word of the year: truthiness; Better know a district; Green screen challenge; Stephen Jr. - flight of a patriot; :Papa Bear" Bill O'Reilly enters the Eagle's Nest; Cooking with feminists Meta-free-phor-all. Originally broadcast on television in 2005-2007. 160 min. DVD 9252

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.

Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Comedy, 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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Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Comedy, 2002

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

Season 6 Disc 1 : Episode 1: Meet the Blacks --Episode 2: The anonymous donor -- Episode 3: The Ida Funkhouser Roadside Memorial -- Episode 4: The lefty call -- Episode 5: The freak book -- Episode 6: The rat dog -- Disc 2: Episode 7: The Tivo guy -- Episode 8: The n word -- Episode 9: The therapists -- Episode 10: The Bat Mitzvah -- Special features: On the set: Curb your enthusiasm; A conversation with Larry David and Susie Essman - recorded live at New York's 92nd Street Y; Gag reel. 300 min. DVD 9134

Season 7 Larry contemplates his future with an ailing Loretta, and decides on a novel approach to winning back Cheryl. In addition to Larry finding himself embroiled in usual cauldron of self-made crises, he orchestrates a reunion with the entire cast of Seinfeld. Disc 1. Funkhouser's crazy sister -- Vehicular fellatio -- The reunion -- The hot towel -- Denise handicapped -- The bare midriff. Disc 2. The black swan -- Officer Krupke The table read -- Seinfeld Originally broadcast on television in 2009. 300 min. DVD X3601

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

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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

The Ernie Kovacs Collection

Disc 1, The Early Years: Contents It's time for Ernie -- Ernie in Kovacsland -- Kovacs on the corner -- Kovacs unlimited. Bonus features: 1987 atlas hall of fame induction; remembering Ernie with George Schlatter and Jolene Brand; "baseball film"; making of "baseball film "; "the mysterious knockwurst"; Andy Mckay 8mm home movie. 130 min. DVD X5816

Disc 2, The NBC Morning Show Bonus materials: Percy Dovetonsils "Ode to Stanley's pussycat" -- Martin Krutch, Public eye -- Rock Mississippi in Fingers under Weskit" -- Howard, the world's strongest ant -- J. Burlington Gearshift. Disc two contains episodes from The NBC morning show of Ernie Kovacs at his best during his time on the Morning show in 1956. 138 min. DVD X5817

Disc 3, The NBC Evening Show Disc three contains three special episodes from the NBC evening show of 1956. Bonus material: "Superclod" test. 138 min. DVD X5818

Disc 4, The Late 1950's Contents: Saturday color carnival: "The Ernie Kovacs show" (Jan. 19, 1957, NBC) -- Kovacs on music (May 22, 1959, NBC) -- Take a good look (July 21, 1960, ABC) Bonus materials: "Take a good look" clues -- "Take a good look" sales film -- "Silent please" -- "Our man in Havava" behind-the-scenes footage. 140 min. DVD X5819

Disc 5, The ABC Specials Disc five contains five segments from the Ernie Kovacs Special, a program aired monthly on ABC in 1961 and 1962. They contain many of Kovacs' iconic masterpieces of comedy. Bonus materials: Dutch masters cigar commercials. 145 min. DVD X5820

Disc 6, The ABC Specials Disc six contains nineteen selected sketches from 1956 taken from the NBC morning and evening shows. Bonus materials: Trailer for Operation mad ball -- Promotional film "It happened to Ernie -- Muriel cigars commercials featuring Edie Adams. 140 min. DVD X5821

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

Father Knows Best. Season One
Cast: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. Television series about a "typical" mid-century, middle-class, Midwestern American family living in Springfield, Ohio: Jim Anderson, insurance salesman and father, his wife Margaret, and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy. Disc 1: Bud takes up the dance -- Lesson in citizenship -- The motor scooter -- Football tickets -- Live my own life -- Grandpa Jim's rejuvenation -- Bud's encounter with the law. -- Disc 2: Thanksgiving Day -- Second honeymoon -- Typical father -- Margaret goes dancing -- The Christmas story -- Sparrow in the window -- Boy's week. -- Disc 3: A friend of old George's -- Bud the snob -- The promised playhouse -- Jim the farmer -- Father of the year -- The mink coat. -- Disc 4: The matchmaker -- Bud the bridesmaid -- Proud father -- Father delivers the papers -- No partiality -- Close decision. Special features: Disc 1: Daddy's girls (with Lauren Chapin and Elinor Donahue) : all-new interviews with the actresses who played the Anderson sisters, Kathy and Betty; Disc 2: Robert Young's home movies (narrated by Young's grandson Bill Proffitt) : beautiful footage of Robert Young's real-life family shot between the 1930s and the 1970s reveals the inspiration behind much of "Father knows best"; Behind the scenes (narrated by Bill Proffitt) : rare color "home movies" from the set of "Father knows best"; Disc 3: "24 hours in Tyrantland" : in 1959, the U.S. Department of the Treasury paid to have this special episode produced. It was never broadcast, but was shown in schools, churches and civic groups for the purpose of selling U.S. saving bonds. When Betty, Bud and Kathy don't want to help sell U.S. Bonds, Jim teaches them a lesson by making them spend a day living under a tyrannical dictator-- him!; Disc 4: "Window on Main Street" pilot episode "The return" : shortly after "Father knows best" went off the air in 1960, Robert Young and Eugene B. Rodney returned to the CBS lineup producing this new series starring Young. DVD 9643

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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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Apter, Michael J. "Fawlty Towers: A Reversal Theory Analysis of a Popular Television Comedy Series." Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 128-138, Winter 1982.
Jagendorf, Zvi. "Fawlty's Cloud-Capped Towers: The Tempest and the Comedy of Post-Imperial Depression." JTD: Journal of Theatre and Drama, vol. 5-6, pp. 59-79, 1999.
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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Acham, Christine. "What You See Is What You Get: Soul Train and The Flip Wilson Show." In: Revolution televised : prime time and the struggle for Black power / Christine Acham. Acham, Christine. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2004. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1992.8.A34 A28 2004)

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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Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Comedy, 1994

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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George Lopez: First and Second Seasons
Cast: George Lopez, Constance Marie, Valente Rodriguez, Masiela Lusha, Luis Armand Garcia, Belita Moreno. George Lopez plays an assembly-line worker who brings a blue-collar outlook to a white-collar job when he is promoted to management. His best friend and mother both work at the factory and George's home life is his loving wife, kids and his not-so-loving mother. Disc 1. Prototype -- Curious George -- Happy birthdays -- Max's big adventure -- Who's your daddy? -- Token of unappreciation -- The show dyslexic -- Disc 2. Halloween cheer -- The unnatural -- No free launch -- The wedding dance -- Love bites -- Guess who's coming to dinner, honey -- Charity -- Disc 3. Meet the Cuban parents -- This old casa -- Super Bowl -- The Valentine's Day massacre -- Girl fight -- George vs. George -- A kiss is just a kiss -- Disc 4. Profiles in courage -- Secrets and lies -- Girls night out -- I only have eyes for you -- Team leader -- George has two mommies -- Long time no see. Originally broadcast on television in 2002-2003. DVD X6370

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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Glee
Cast: Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Matthew Morrison, Dianna Agron.

The Complete First Season
In this musical television series a talented group of high school misfits transforms into a performing sensation with the help of a dedicated teacher. Through laughter, tears, irreverent humor, and unforgettable music, they learn to follow their hearts and chase their dreams. Contents: Disc. 1. Pilot ; Showmance ; Acafellas ; Preggers -- Disc 2. The Rhodes not taken ; Vitamin-D ; Throwdown ; Mash-up -- Disc 3. Wheels ; Ballad ; Hairography -- Disc 4. Matress ; Sectionals -- Disc 5. Hell-o ; The power of Madonna ; Home ; Bad reputation -- Disc 6. Laryngitis ; Dream on ; Theatricality -- Disc 7. Funk journey. Special features: Disc. 1-3. Glee Music Jukebox ; Disc 4. Glee Music Jukebox ; Welcome to McKinley ; Glee music video ; Full-length audition pieces fox Movie Channel presents casting session ; Deconstructing Glee with Ryan Murphy ; Dance boot camp ; Jane Lynch, A to Glee ; Meet Jane Lynch ; Things you don't know about Jayma, Cory, Amber, Chris ; Video diaries ; Disc 5. Glee Music Jukebox ; Disc 6. Glee Music Jukebox, Glee sing-along Karaoke ; Staying in step with Glee ; Bite their style: dress like your favorite gleek ; Unleashing the power of Madonna ; Making of a showstopper. 2009. 974 min. DVD X5367

The Complete Second Season
Despite their loss at the Regionals, the kids in New Directions are more motivated than ever. And whether it's Will doing a sexy tango with a substitute teacher, Sue joining the glee club, or everyone catching Bieber fever, the excitement at William McKinley High School is keeping everyone on their toes. Disc 1. 1. Audition ; 2. Britney/Brittany ; 3. Grilled cheesus ; 4. Duets. disc 2. 5. The Rocky horror Glee show ; 6. Never been kissed ; 7. The substitute ; 8. Furt. disc 3. 9. Special education ; 10. A very Glee Christmas ; 11. The Sue Sylvester shuffle ; 12. Silly love songs. disc 4. 13. Comeback ; 14. Blame it on the alcohol ; 15. Sexy ; 16. Original song. disc 5. 17. A night of neglect ; 18. Born this way ; 19. Rumours. disc 6 20. Prom queen ; 21. Funeral ; 22. New York. Special features: Glee music jukebox; The making of The Rocky Horror glee show; bonus song; Getting waxed with Jane Lynch; A day in the life of Brittany; Shooting Glee in NYC; more. 1001 min. DVD X6452

The Goldbergs
Cast: Gertrude Berg, Philip Loeb, Harold J. Stone, Robert J. Harris, Arlene McQuade, Larry Robinson, Tom Taylor, Olga Favian, Eli Mintz, Arnold Stang, Betty Bendyke, Jon Lorner, Susan Steell, Ruth Yorke. Contains all 71 episodes of the television sitcom "The Goldbergs" (1949-56) still known to exist. "Meet the Goldbergs, a lively Jewish family living in New York City! Features the dutiful children, Rosie and Sammy; Jake, the hot-tempered husband; old-world Uncle David; and the ever-cheerful and gracious matriarch Molly. With lots of extended family and neighbors, the Goldberg home is always overflowing with joy, laughter, and love." Disc 1. 12 television episodes (1949-1954) including: The New landlord -- 12 Radio programs (1939-1945) including Telegram; Sammy clears his mind; Sammy goes into the army; D-Day. Disc 2. 11 television episodes (1954) Disc 3. 12 television episodes (1954-1955) including: Moving day; Social Butterfly; Picnic. Disc 4. 12 television episodes (1955-1956) including: Beauty Parlor; Rosie's Nose; Desperate men; Molly's dreams; Brief encounter; Reach for the moon; Molly's pocketbook; Bad companions; Die Fledermaus; Molly the juror; Is there a doctor in the house?; Seymour's story. Disc 5. 12 television episodes (1956) including: Treasury book; Inheritance; The Car; Engagement ring; Obituary; Simon's maid and butler; Rosie the actress; In-laws; David's cousin; Boojie comes home; Insurance; Hobby. Disc 6. 12 television episodes (1956) including: Boy friend; Wedding plans; Partners; Girl Scouts; Molly the matchmaker; Where there's life there's hope; Milk farm; Molly's fish; Nurse's aide; Singer; Silence is not golden; Sammy gets married. 6 videodiscs (32 hrs., 46 min.) DVD X2795

The Goldbergs
Contents: The Goldbergs: Marriage Counselor. 1953, 22 min. Video/C 4763

[The Goldbergs] Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg
Before Oprah, and before Lucy, there was the beloved Gertrude Berg, the entertainment genius who wrote, starred in and produced the first successful domestic sitcom and charmed a beleaguered nation. Animated through a dazzling collage of vintage clips and interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and intimate conversations with friends, colleagues and family members, the box-office smash-hit Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg traces Berg's rise to stardom from her childhood in New York to her early radio days in The rise of the Goldbergs (1929-46) to her enormously influential sitcom, The Goldbergs (1949-56), which brought Berg the first Best Actress Emmy in history. Directed by Aviva Kempner. DVD features: audio commentary with the director; episodes of The Goldbergs; Gertrude Berg's guest appearances with Edward R. Murrow and on Ed Sullivan; additional scenes and interviews; bonus Gertrude Berg recipe; essay from the director and more. 2009. 92 min. DVD X4424

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
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

I Want My Beatniks on TV!
Four classic U.S. TV shows featuring five episodes with beatnik-related themes. Contents: Mister Ed. Ed, the beachcomber (Apr. 1, 1962) -- Beverly Hillbillies. Big Daddy Jed (Apr. 21, 1965) -- Beverly Hillbillies. Cool school is out (Apr. 28, 1965) -- Green Acres: Uncle Ollie (Jun. 1, 1966) -- Munsters. Far out Munsters (Mar. 18, 1965) DVD X5231

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.
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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Jack Benny Show. Benny in the Lineup
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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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Coontz, Stephanie. "'Leave It To Beaver' and 'Ozzie and Harriet': American Familes in the 1950s." In: The way we never were : American families and the nostalgia trap New York, NY : BasicBooks, c1992. (MAIN: HQ535 .C643 1992; MOFF: HQ535 .C643 1992)
Denis, Christopher Favorite families of TV Secaucus, N.J. : Carol Pub. Group, c1992. (MOFF: PN1992.8.F33 D46 1992)
Leibman, Nina C. Living room lectures : the fifties family in film and television Austin : University of Texas Press, 1995. (Main Stack PN1992.8.F33.L45 1995)
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Life of Riley
Life of Riley: Foreman for a Day. 1953, 25 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

Life with Father
The story of Clarence Day Sr, a stern but loving Victorian father, his wife Vinnie, and their four red-headed sons. --Broadcast History: Nov 1953-May 1954. This half hour sitcom debuted on CBS on 22 November 1953 and lasted three seasons (last telecast on 5 July 1955). Video/C 4761.

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

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Cast: Louise Lasser, Greg Mullavey, Mary Kay Place, Graham Jarvis, Dody Goodman, Debralee Scott, Victor Kilian, Philip Bruns, Claudia Lamb. Developed by Norman Lear. Created by Gail Parent, Jerry Adelman and Daniel Gregory Browne; writers, Ann Marcus, Joan Darling, Jim Drake. Mass murders, kidnappings and a flasher may be troubling to the residents of Fernwood, Ohio. But pigtailed, gingham-frocked housewife Mary Hartman has a much more serious problem: waxy buildup on her kitchen floor. And while her husband Tom struggles in the bedroom and her best friend, country singer Loretta Haggers, struggles to make it big in Nashville, Mary teeters closer to the edge, desperate to save her marriage, keep her family together and give her kitchen floor a proper shine. Originally broadcast on television in 1976. 564 min. DVD X1663

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

Maude
Cast: Beatrice Arthur, Bill Macy, Adrienne Barbeau, Esther Rolle, Conrad Bain. Created by Norman Lear. Maude was first introduced as Edith Bunker's outspoken, liberal cousin on "All in the family." Her series spinoff, set in Tuckahoe, New York, centers around Maude's daily adventures at home with fourth husband Walter, divorced daughter Carol, and Carol's son Phillip. Joining in on the fun is housekeeper Florida and conservative next-door neighbor Arthur. Contents: Disc 1. Maude's problem -- Doctor, doctor -- Maude meets Florida -- Like mother, like daughter -- Maude & the radical -- The ticket -- Love and marriage -- Flashback -- Disc 2: Maude's dilemma (part 1) -- Maude's dilemma (part 2) -- Maude's reunion -- Grass story -- The slumlord -- The convention -- Walter's 50th birthday -- Disc 3: Maude and the medical profession -- Arthur moves in -- Florida's problem -- Walter's secret -- Maude's good deed -- The perfect marriage -- Maude's night out. Originally broadcast on television during the 1972-1973 season. 572 min. DVD X1664

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

Modern Family.
Cast: Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez. This television series takes a refreshing and funny view of what it means to raise a family in this hectic day and age. Multicultural relationships, adoption, and same-sex marriage are just a few of the timely issues faced by the show's three wildly-diverse broods. No matter the size or shape, family always comes first in this hilariously 'modern' look at life, love, and laughter.

Season 1 Contents: Disc 1. Pilot ; Run for your wife ; The bicycle thief ; Come fly with me ; The incident ; Coal digger -- Disc 2. En garde ; Great expectations ; Fizbo ; Undeck the halls ; Up all night ; Not in my house -- Disc 3. Fifteen percent ; Moon landing ; My funky valentine ; Fears ; Truth be told ; Starry night -- Disc 4. Game changer ; Benched ; travels with Scout ; Airport 2010 ; Hawaii ; Family portrait. Bonus features: Deleted, extended and alternate scenes ; gag reel ; real Modern family moments ; before Modern family ; Fizbo the Clown ; the making of Modern family : family portrait ; Modern family Hawaii. Originally broadcast on television 2009-2010. 518 min. DVD X4598

Season 2 Contents: Disc 1. The old wagon ; The kiss ; Earthquake ; Strangers on a treadmill ; Unplugged ; Halloween ; Chirp ; Manny get your gun -- Disc 2. Mother Tucker ; Dance, dance revelation ; Slow down your neighbors ; Our children, ourselves ; Caught in the act ; Bixby's back ; Princess party ; Regrets only -- Disc 3. Two monkeys and a panda ; Boys' night ; The musical man ; Someone to watch over Lily ; Mother's day ; Good cop, bad dog ; See you next fall ; The one that got away. Special features: Deleted family interviews (Disc 1-3) ; Deleted and extended scenes (Discs 1-3) ; Strangers on a treadmill table read (Disc 1) ; Mitch's flash mob (Disc 1) ; "Imagine me naked" music video (Disc 2) ; gag reel (Disc 3) ; Modern family holidays (Disc 3) ; Chatting with Steve Levitan (Disc 3) ; At home with Modern family (Disc 3). Originally broadcast by ABC, 2010-2011. 528 min. DVD X6492

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

Moonlighting
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Murphy Brown: The Complete First Season
Cast: Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto, Robert Pastorelli, Charles Kimbrough, Pat Corley. Murphy Brown is an outspoken TV journalist, who along with her quirky cohorts of the top-rated newsmagazine show, FYI, struggles to handle personal and professional problems with humor and insight. Contents: Disc 1. Respect (pilot) -- Devil with a blue dress on -- Nowhere to run -- Signed, sealed, delivered -- Murphy's pony -- Baby love -- Disc 2. Set me free -- And so he goes -- I would have danced all night -- Kyle -- Off-the-job experience -- Why do fools fall in love? -- Disc 3. Soul man -- It's how you play the game -- Mama said -- Moscow on the Potomac -- My dinner with Einstein -- Funnies girl -- Disc 4. Unshrinkable Murphy Brown -- Summer of '77 -- Bickners -- Morning show. Special features: "Murphy Brown : an FYI exclusive" retrospective cast and crew documentary; commentary on two key episodes by Candice Bergen and creator/executive producer Diane English; episode commentary on "Summer of '77" and "Respect" with Candice Bergen and Diane English. Originally broadcast during the 1988-89 television season. 535 min. DVD X2282

My So-called Life
Angela Chase is a teenage girl who struggles with the problems of growing up, high school, and family life. Cast: Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes, Devon Gummersall, Tom Irwin, A.J. Langer, Jared Leto, Devon Odessa, Lisa Wilhoit. Disc 1: Pilot -- Dancing in the dark -- Guns and gossip. Disc 2: Father figures -- The zit -- The substitute -- Why Jordan can't read. Disc 3: Strangers in the house -- Halloween -- Other people's mothers -- Life of Brian. Disc 4: Self-esteem -- Pressure -- On the wagon -- So-called angels. Disc 5: Resolutions -- Betrayal -- Weekend -- In dreams begin responsibilities. Disc 6: Bonus disc. Special features: Disc 1: "Pilot" commentary by Marshall Herskovitz, Winnie Holzman, Scott Winant ; Disc 3: "Other people's mothers" commentary by Bess Armstrong, Claudia Weill; "Life of Brian" commentary by Devon Gummersall, Todd Holland, Jason Katims ; Disc 4: "Self-esteem" commentary by Claire Danes, Winnie Holzman; "So-called angels" commentaries by Wilson Cruz, Winnie Holzman, Scott Winant ; Disc 5: "Weekend" commentary by Bess Armstrong, Lisa Wilhoit, Adam Dooley ; Disc 6: Featurettes with MSCL cast and creators: My so-called life story; A conversation with: Claire Danes and Winnie Holzman; A conversation with: Marshall Herskovitz and Winnie Holzman; The characters: Angela, The Chase family, The friends; The music; Interview with Claire Danes; Highlights: 1995 Museum of Television & Radio (now known as the Paley Center for Media) Panel; Photo gallery. Originally broadcast on television during the 1994-1995 season. 930 min. DVD X6828

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

Noah's Arc: The Complete First Season (TV, 2005-2006)
Cast: Darryl Stephens, Rodney Chester, Christian Vincent, Doug Spearman, Jensen Atwood. Noah, a young African American gay man, and his friends attempt to find love and happiness in Los Angeles. Contents Disc 1. My one temptation, pts. 1-2 -- Don't mess with my man -- Don't make me over -- Nothin' goin' on but the rent -- Disc 2. Writing to reach you -- Love is a battlefield -- I'm with stupid -- Got til it's gone -- Disc 3. Special features. Special features (Discs 1 & 2): optional audio commentaries for every episode (various participants); original & extended versions of every episode (the broadcast version of each episode supplemented by deleted scenes, also available separately on disc 3). Special features (Disc 3, 90 min.): pilot episode ("Temptation island"); deleted scenes (59 min.); auditions (26 min.); "NewNowNext" featurette (cast members discuss their favorite musical groups, 5 min.). 200 min. DVD X2169
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The Norman Lear Collection. Special Features
A collection of featurettes and documentaries about the American television writer and producer Norman Lear and the groundbreaking television shows he created. Disc 1. Norman says "Don't miss this!"; Those were the days: The birth of All in the family; The television revolution begins: "All in the family" is on the air; Those were the days: All in the family pilot; Justice for all: All in the family pilot; And then there's Maude: television's first feminist; Everything but hemorrhoids: "Maude" speaks to America; Movin' on up: The Jeffersons; Ain't we lucky we got 'em: Good times -- Disc 2. The legacy of a television revolutionary; Everybody loves a clown: Sanford and son; This is it: The story of One day at a time; "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman": Inside the funhouse mirror; Mary Hartman: On the verge of--; Mary's breakdown, pt. 1; Mary's breakdown, pt. 2. DVD X1666

The Odd Couple. Season One
Cast: Jack Klugman, Tony Randall. In this television series New Yorkers Felix Unger and Oscar Madison try to live together as roommates despite the fact that one is a neat freak and the other is a total slob. Contents: Disc 1: Laundry orgy; Fight of the Felix; Felix gets sick; Jury story; Breakup; Oscar's ulcer -- Disc 2: I do, I don't; Oscar the model; Big brothers; It's all over now, baby bird; Felix is missing; Scrooge gets an Oscar -- Disc 3: Blackout; They use horseradish, don't they; Hideaway; Lovers don't make house calls; Engrave trouble; Bunny is missing down by the lake -- Disc 4: You've come a long way, baby; Taste of money; Oscar's new life; What makes Felix run; What does a naked lady say to you?; Trapped -- Disc 5: Tony & Jack's favorite episodes: Sleepwalker (10/8/1971); Password (12/1/1972); Last tango in Newark (9/21/1973); New car (10/19/1973). Special features: Disc 1: Audio intros for each episode by Garry Marshall; The laundry orgy audio commentary by Garry Marshall, Jerry Belson and Carole Shelley; Tony Randall on The Mike Douglas show with audio intro by Garry Marshall; series promo #1; Disc 2: Audio intros for each episode by Garry Marshall; It's all over now, baby bird audio commentary by Jack Klugman; Tony Randall and Jack Klugman (11/19/70) on The Mike Douglas show with audio intro by Garry Marshall; series promo for It's all over now, baby bird with audio intro by Garry Marshall; Disc 3: Audio intros for each episode by Garry Marshall; They use horseradish, don't they audio commentary by Garry Marshall; Jack Klugman's book tour home videos with audio intro by Garry Marshall; Disc 4: Audio intros for each episode by Garry Marshall; Oscar's new life episode available with and without laugh track; gag reel with audio intro by Garry Marshall; Tony & Jack on stage in The odd couple (1993 stage play) with audio intro by Garry Marshall; Jack Klugman's 1971 Emmy® Award win footage with audio commentary by Jack Klugman and audio intro by Garry Marshall; Dick Cavett comedy preview; Disc 5: Audio introduction by the series executive producer Garry Marshall. DVD X3364
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The Office(UK TV, 2001-2002)
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(US TV)
Cast: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak. Based on the popular British series of the same name, the American version follows the daily interactions of a group of idiosyncratic office employees at the Scranton, Pa. office of the Dunder Mifflin paper supply company via a documentary film crew's cameras. Features earnest, but clueless, regional manager Michael Scott, who believes himself an exceptional boss, and his office staff, who tolerate Michael's inappropriate behavior only because he signs their paychecks.
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Season One. Pilot -- Diversity Day -- Health care -- The alliance -- Basketball -- Hot girl. Originally broadcast on television on NBC in 2005. 135 min. DVD X536

Season Two. Disc 1: The Dundies; Sexual harassment; Office Olympics; The fire; Halloween; The fight -- Disc 2: The client; Performance review; Email surveillance; Christmas party; Booze cruise; The injury -- Disc 3: The secret; The carpet; Boys and girls; Valentine's day; Dwight's speech; Take your daughter to work day -- Disc 4: Michael's birthday; Drug testing; Conflict resolution; Casino night. Special features: Deleted scenes; "Faces of Scranton"; fake PSAs; webisodes from NBC.com: the accountants; blooper reel; Olympic promos; Steve on Steve; episode commentaries with actors, writers and producers: "The Dundies", "Sexual harassment", "The client", "Performance review", "Christmas party", "Booze cruise", "The secret", "Valetine's Day", "Drug testing", "Casino night." Originally broadcast on television during the 2005-2006 season. 477 min. DVD X537

Season Three. Disc 1: Gay witch hunt; The convention; The coup; Grief counseling; Initiation; Diwali; Branch closing -- Disc 2: The merger; The convict; A Benihana Christmas; Back from vacation -- Disc 3: Traveling salesmen; The return; Ben Franklin; Phyllis' wedding; Business school; Cocktails; The negotiation -- Disc 4: Safety training; Product recall; Women's appreciation; Beach games; The job. Special features: Deleted scenes; episode commentaries; excerpts from the 2006 NBC primetime preview hosted by the cast of 'The office'; Toby wraparounds; Dwight Schrute music video; Joss Whedon interview; videos from 'The office' "Make your own promo" contest; blooper reel; "Lazy Scranton" video; excerpt from the 58th annual primetime Emmy awards; Kevin cooks stuff in the office650 0Clerks. 574 min. DVD X538

Season Four. Disc 1. Fun run -- Dunder Mifflin Infinity -- Launch party. -- Disc 2. Money -- Local ad -- Branch wars -- Survivor man. -- Disc 3. The deposition -- Dinner party -- The chair model -- Night out. -- Disc 4. Did I stutter? -- Job fair -- Goodbye, Toby. Originally broadcast on NBC television during the 2007-2008 season. 405 min. DVD X530

Season Five. Disc 1. Weight loss; Business ethics; Baby shower; Crime aid; Employee transfer -- disc 2. Customer survey; Business trip; Frame Toby; The surplus; Moroccan Christmas; The duel -- disc 3. Prince Family Paper; Stress relief; Lecture circuit; Blood drive -- disc 4. Golden ticket; New boss; Two weeks; Dream team; Michael Scott Paper Company; Heavy competition -- disc 5. Broke; Casual Friday; Café Disco; Company picnic. Special features: Disc 1: Deleted scenes; 'Weight loss' commentary with Randy Cordray, Michael Gallenberg, Brian Wittle, Nick Carbone, Ben Patrick, Alysia Raycraft, Kelly Cartlery and Jake Aust; 'Business ethics' commentary with B.J. Novak, Peter & Vartan and Sergio & Alan; 'Employee transfer' commentary with Dave Rogers, Anthony Farrell, Veda Semarne, Chuck Canzoneri, Kyle Alexander, and Phil Shea. Special features: Disc 2: Deleted scenes; 'Customer survey' commentary with Stephen Merchant, Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling; 'Moroccan Christmas' commentary with Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey and Brian Baumgartner; 'The duel' commentary with Rainn Wilson, Rusty Mahmood, Jennifer Celotta and Dean Holland. Special features: Disc 3: Deleted scenes. Special features: Disc 4: Deleted scenes; 'Dream team' commentary with B.J. Novak, Aaron Shure, Charlie Grandy and Matt Sohn; 'Michael Scott Paper Company' commentary with Jenna Fischer, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg and Justin Spitzer. Special features: Disc 5: Gag reel; deleted scenes; Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presents The Office; The Office promos: XLIII football championship; The Office promos: Beijing Games; webisodes; 'Casual Friday' commentary with Creed Bratton, Mindy Kaling, Ellie Kemper, Brent Forrester, and Claire Scanlon; 'Company picnic' commentary with Paul Lieberstein, Ken Kwapis and Jennifer Celotta. Originally broadcast on NBC television during the 2008-2009 season. 606 min. DVD X2226

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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Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Comedy, 2003

One Day at a Time
Cast: Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips, Valerie Bertinelli, Pat Harrington, Richard Masur. Created by Whitney Blake and Allan Manings; developed by Norman Lear. A newly divorced mother of two teenaged daughters moves to an apartment to start their lives over, and befriend the superintendent who treats them like his own family. Contents: Disc 1. Ann's decision -- Chicago rendezvous -- Jealousy -- How to succeed without trying -- David loves Ann -- Julie's best friend -- Super blues -- Disc 2. All the way -- Fighting City Hall -- David plus two -- Julie's job -- The college man -- Father David -- Dad comes back, part 1 -- Dad comes back, part 2. 380 min. DVD X1665

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

[Pryor, Richard] The Richard Prior Show(1977)
Starring Richard Pryor and a host of guests, this is one of the most talked-about comedy shows ever, a hilarious collection of classic laughs that became a legend during its showings on NBC. Episode 1: Tonight's network-approved script -- Separate tables -- Stand-up -- Where there's smoke....-- Ward 8 -- Mr. Fixit -- Dr. Shanahan, M.D. -- New Talent -- Mr. Fixit (Part 2) -- Once upon a time -- Improv -- Episode 2: Hanabeni -- Jekyll and Hyde -- El Neggro -- Richard Pryor roast -- Homestead -- Charlie Hill -- Titanic -- Gun shop -- Rebuttal. Featuring: Richard Pryor, Sandra Bernhard, Vic Dunlop, Argus Hamilton, Paul Mooney, Tim Reid, Marsha Warfield, Robin Williams, John Witherspoon. 114 min. DVD 5353

[Pryor, Richard] The Richard Prior Show(1977)
Starring Richard Pryor and a host of guests, this is one of the most talked-about comedy shows ever, a hilarious collection of classic laughs that became a legend during its showings on NBC. Episode 1: Star Wars bar -- Drifter -- 40th president of the United States. -- "I gotta be me" -- Mojo the healer -- Gunslingers -- Satin doll -- Episode 2: Black samurai -- Southern justice -- Pet head -- The O'Jays -- Egypt, 1909 -- Come back from man -- Black death. Featuring: Richard Pryor, Sandra Bernhard, Vic Dunlop, Argus Hamilton, Paul Mooney, Tim Reid, Marsha Warfield, Robin Williams, John Witherspoon. 114 min. DVD 5353 117 min. DVD 5352

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

Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Comedy, 1992

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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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The Sarah Silverman Program. Season One
Cast: Sarah Silverman, Laura Silverman, Brian Posehn, Steve Agee, Jay Johnston. The first season of a television series starring comedian Sarah Silverman as an unemployed single woman who still behaves like a child. Sarah depends in everything on her sister (played by her real sister Laura). Sarah is petty, self centered, childish, sometimes dumb and always Jewish. Other characters are her two gay neighbors (or gaybors as she calls them) and Laura's boyfriend who is a police officer. Contents: Officer Jay -- Humanitarian of the year -- Positively negative -- Not without my daughter -- Muffin' man -- Batteries. Originally broadcast on Comedy Central in 2007. 132 min. DVD X4669

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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SNL [Saturday Night Live]: The Complete Second Season, 1975-1976
Cast: Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Laraine Newman, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray. Contents: Disc 1: Lily Tomlin/James Taylor (Sept. 18, 1976) ; Norman Lear/Boz Scaggs (Sept. 25, 1976) ; Eric Idle/Joe Cocker & Stuff (Oct. 2, 1976) -- Disc 2: Karen Black/John Prine (Oct. 16, 1976) ; Steve Martin/Kinky Friedman (Oct. 23, 1976) ; Buck Henry/The Band (Oct. 30, 1976) -- Disc 3: Dick Cavett/Ry Cooder (Nov. 13, 1976) ; Paul Simon/Paul Simon & George Harrison (Nov. 20, 1976) ; Jodie Foster/Brian Wilson (Nov. 27, 1976) -- Disc 4: Candice Bergen/Frank Zappa (Dec. 11, 1976) ; Ralph Nader/George Benson (Jan. 15, 1977) ; Ruth Gordon/Chuck Berry/Ricky Jay (Jan. 22, 1977). Disc 5: Fran Tarkenton/Leo Sayer, Donnie Harper & The Voices of Tomorrow (Jan. 29, 1977) ; Steve Martin/The Kinks/Lily Tomlin (Feb. 26, 1977) ; Sissy Spacek/Richard Baskin (Mar. 12, 1977) -- Disc 6: Broderick Crawford/The Meters, Dr. John, Levon Helm & Paul Butterfield/Linda Ronstadt (Mar. 19, 1977) ; Jack Burns/Santana (Mar. 26, 1977) ; Julian Bond/Tom Waits & Brick (Apr. 9, 1977) -- Disc 7: Elliott Gould/The McGarrigle Sisters & Roslyn Kind (Apr. 16, 1977) ; Eric Idle/Alan Price, Neil Innes & Howard Shore and His Bobby Blue Band/Jeanette Charles (Apr. 23, 1977) ; Shelley Duvall/Joan Armatrading (May 14, 1977) -- Disc 8: Buck Henry/Jennifer Warnes & Kenny Vance (May 21, 1977). DVD X5881

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The Sarah Silverman Show, Season 2
Cast: Sarah Silverman, Laura Silverman, Brian Posehn. Originally broadcast as episodes of the television series on Comedy Central in 2007.

Vol 1: Unemployed single woman Sarah is back, deporting her cleaning lady, joining a radical anti-abortion group, bringing God to her high school reunion, and more. Sarah is petty, self centered, childish, sometimes dumb and always Jewish. Other characters are her two gay neighbors (or gaybors as she calls them) and Laura's boyfriend who is a police officer. Contents: Disc 1. Bored of the rings -- Joan of arf -- Face wars -- Doody -- Ah, men -- Maid to border -- Disc 2. Bonus features: Cast and creators at 2007's Comic-Con, digital shorts, behind the scenes, audio commentary. 132 min. DVD X3162

Vol 2: Disc 1. High, it's Sarah -- Mongolian beef -- Making new friends -- Patriot tact -- Pee -- Disc 2. There's no place like homeless -- Fetus don't fail me now -- I thought my dad was dead, but it turns out he's not -- Kangamangus -- Vow wow. Bonus material: Animated shorts; behind the scenes; audio commentary. 220 min. DVD X3163

Saturday Night Live. The Best of Commercial Parodies
Since the creation of Saturday Night Live in the 1970s, one of the signatures of the show has been its commercial parodies. From subtle to outrageous, silly to realistic, SNL has always been able to poke fun at the folks on Madison Avenue with a variety of products not actually for sale. Presented here are commercial parodies that have aired over the past 30 years. Contents: Little chocoate donuts -- Happy fun ball -- Mom Jeans -- Colon blow -- Taco Town -- Love toilet -- Oops I crapped my pants -- Bassomatic. 83 min. DVD 9286

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.

Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Comedy, 1993

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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

Seasons 9. 1997-1998.

Disc 1 Episode 1: The butter shave -- Episode 2: The voice -- Episode 3: The serenity now -- Episode 4: The blood -- Episode 5: The junk mail -- Episode 6: The Merv Griffin show. Special features: "The last lap" featurette; Sein-imation; Yada, yada, yada (audio commentaries); In the vault (deleted scenes); Inside looks; Notes about nothing. 138 min. DVD 9349

Disc 2 Episode 7: The slicer -- Episode 8: The betrayal -- Episode 9: The apology -- Episode 10: The strike -- Episode 11: The dealership -- Episode 12: The reverse peephole. Special features: Sein-imation; Yada, yada, yada (audio commentaries); In the vault (deleted scenes); Inside looks; Notes about nothing; "The betrayal" back-to-front. 138 min. DVD 9350

Disc 3138 min. DVD 9351 Episode 13: The cartoon -- Episode 14: The strongbox -- Episode 15: The wizard --Episode 16: The burning -- Episode 17: The bookstore -- Episode 18: The frogger. Special features: Sein-imation; Not that there's anything wrong with that (bloopers); Yada, yada, yada (audio commentaries); In the vault (deleted scenes); Inside looks; Notes about nothing. 138 min. DVD 9351

Disc 4 Episode 19: The maid -- Episode 20: The Puerto Rican day -- Episodes 21 and 22: The chronicle (parts 1 & 2) -- Episodes 23 and 24: The finale (parts 1 & 2). Special features: Scenes from the roundtable; Yada, yada, yada (audio commentaries); In the vault (deleted scenes); Inside look; Notes about nothing; Introduction on "The chronicle." 138 min. DVD 9352

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

Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Comedy, 1999, 2000, 2001

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

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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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The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour: The Best of Season 3
Originally aired on television between 1968-1969. Disc 1. Show 202, original air date: September 29, 1968 with guests: Harry Belafonte, Mama Cass Elliot, and Rosey Grier; Show 212, original air date: December 8, 1968 with guests: Bob Newhart; Show 213, original air date: December 15, 1968 with guests: The Doors, George Carlin; Show 219, original air date: February 16, 1969 with guests: Liberace, David Frye -- Disc 2. Show 209, original air date: November 17, 1968 with guests: George Harrison, Donovan, Dion; Show 216, original air date: January 19, 1969 with guests: Jackie Mason, Ray Charles; Show 221, original air date: March 2, 1969 with guests: Joey Bishop, Judy Collins, Jonathan Winters; Show 225, original air date: April 13, 1969 with guests: The Ike & Tina Turner Revue, and Mason Williams -- Disc 3. Show 223, original air date: March 30, 1969 with guests: Jackie Mason, Joan Baez; Show 226, never aired with guests: Dan Rowan, David Steinberg, and Nancy Wilson; Show 227, original air date: April 20, 1969 with guest, Anthony Newley -- Disc 4. Show 205, original air date: October 20, 1969 with guests: Pat Paulsen for President. Special features: interviews with Harry Belafonte, Bob Newhart, Allan Blye, John Densmore, Chuck Braverman, and Rob Reiner; "A New Fable for Our Time" featurette; rehearsal footage shot by "60 Minutes"; 1969 Emmy Awards clip; photo gallery; CBS documents (disc 1); interviews with Judy Collins, and Bob Einstein; special feature "Mom Always Liked You Best"; Dr. Benjamin Spock interview; photo gallery; CBS documents (disc 2); interviews with Joan Baez, Jackie Mason and David Steinberg; exerpts from Tom and Dick's press conference after CBS cancels the show; Jackie Mason dress rehearsal; Joan Baez dress rehearsal and alternate performance; episode promos; Smothers Brothers 2000 reunion at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado; LBJ letters; Donald Rumsfeld "Department of Peace" letter; CBS documents; photo gallery; Tom's final reflections (disc 3); Robert F. Kennedy with Pat Paulsen and Tom: never-before-available outtakes from the "Pat Paulsen for President" special; interview outtakes from special: Woody Allen, David Frye, Eddie Fisher, Paul Hornung, Robert Morse, Nancy Ames, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara; Pat Paulsen at the White House; Pat Paulsen at the 1968 Democratic National Convention; Pat Paulsen comedy club act at the Pierce Street annex, Anchorage, Alaska (March 31, 1992); E! Intro segment to "Pat Paulsen for President"; photo gallery; "Pat Paulsen's Malignant Humor": Pat's personal notes from his fight with cancer; at Paulsen's Memorial humor (disc 4). 840 min. DVD X237

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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

30 Rock. Season 1
Cast: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer, Scott Adsit, Judah Friedlander, Alec Baldwin. Season one of the television series with Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", who must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind. Disc 1. 30 rock pilot; The aftermath; Blind date; Jack the writer; Jack-tor; Jack meets Dennis; Tracy does Conan; The break-up -- Disc 2. The baby show; The rural juror; The head and the hair; Black tie; Up all night; The "C" word; Hard ball; The Source Awards -- Disc 3. The fighting Irish; Fireworks; Corporate crush; Cleveland; Hiatus. Originally broadcast on television during the 2006-2007 season. 457 min. DVD X674

30 Rock. Season 2
Cast: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer, Scott Adsit, Judah Friedlander. Season two of the television series with Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", who must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind. Disc 1. Seinfeldvision; Jack gets in the game; The collection; Rosemary's baby; Greenzo Somebody to love; Cougars; Secrets and lies; Ludachristmas; Episode 210 -- Disc 2. MILF Island; Subway hero; Succession; Sandwich day; Cooter. Originally broadcast on NBC 2007-2008. 321 min. DVD X675

30 Rock. Season 3
Cast: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer, Scott Adsit, Judah Friedlander. Season three of the television series with Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", who must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind. Contents: Episode 1: Do-over / produced by Alec Baldwin, Don Scardino, Jerry Kupfer; written by Tina Fey; directed by Don Scardino -- Episode 2: Believe in the stars -- Episode 3: The one with the cast of 'Night Court' -- Episode 4: Gavin Volure -- Episode 5: Reunion -- Episode 6: Christmas special -- Episode 7: Senor macho solo -- Episode 8: Flu shot -- Episode 9: Retreat to move forward -- Episode 10: Generalissimo -- Episode 11: St. Valentine's Day -- Episode 12: Larry King -- Episode 13: Goodbye, my friend -- Episode 14: The funcooker -- Episode 15: The bubble -- Episode 16: Apollo, Apollo -- Episode 17: Cutbacks -- Episode 18: Jackie jomp-jomp -- Episode 19: The ones -- Episode 20: The natural order -- Episode 21: Mamma mia -- Episode 22: Kidney now! Special features: [Disc 3]: "The ones" commentary with Jane Krakowski & Jack McBrayer; "Mamma mia" commentary with Alan Alda; "Kidney now!" commentary with Tina Fey & Jeff Richmond; deleted scenes; behind-the-scenes with The Muppets; 1-900-OKFace; "Kidney now!" table read; making of "Kidney now!;" behind-the-scenes photo gallery; Alec Baldwin's SNL monologue; Tracy Jordan's rant; Award acceptance speeches. Originally broadcast on NBC 2008-2009. 468 min. X2213

Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Comedy, 2008

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

Ugly Betty: Season One
Cast: America Ferrera, Michael Urie, Vanessa Williams, Eric Mabius, Alan Dale, Tony Plana, Ana Ortiz, Ashley Jensen, Becki Newton, Mark Indelicato, Freddy Rodríguez, Kevin Sussman, Rebecca Romijn, Christopher Gorham, Judith Light, Salma Hayek. Betty Suarez isn't like any of her coworkers at Mode, a high-fashion magazine. She's smart, sweet, and hardworking, but she's not thin and beautiful. As the publisher's son's secretary, she earns his respect as she guides him through the world of fashion. Disc 1 (Episodes 1-4): Pilot; Queens for a day; The box and the bunny; Swag -- Disc 2 (Episodes 5-8): Fey's sleigh ride; The lyin', the watch and the wardrobe; Trust, lust and must; After hours -- Disc 3 (Episodes 9-12): Four Thanksgivings and a funeral; Lose the boss?; Fake plastic show; Sofia's choice -- Disc 4 (Episodes 13-16): In or out; I'm coming out; Brothers; Derailed -- Disc 5 (Episodes 17-20): Icing on the cake; Don't ask, don't tell; Punch out; Petra-gate -- Disc 6 (Episodes 21-23): Secretaries day; A tree grows in Guadalajara; East side story. Special features: Disc 6: "Becoming ugly" : America Ferrera and cast explore what it means to get Bettyfied; "A la mode" : go behind the scenes to discover the fashion, decor and elegance of Mode; "Green is the new black" : the high fashion of Manhattan and coziness of Queens all created in Hollywood; deleted scenes; audio commentaries. Originally broadcast on ABC television during the 2006-2007 season. 992 min. DVD X3834

Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Comedy, 2006

Ugly Betty: Season Three
Cast: America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Tony Plana, Ana Ortiz, Ashley Jensen, Mark Indelicato, Michael Urie, Vanessa L. Williams, Becki Newton, Judith Light, Christopher Gorham. Betty Suarez is smart, sweet and hard working. The only problem is that she's not thin and beautiful like all her coworkers at Mode, the high-fashion magazine where she works. The only reason the publisher hired her to be his son's secretary, is that he figured Betty was someone who Daniel would never sleep with. Along the way, Betty's hard work and determination earns Daniel's respect. She helps him find his way through the shark infested waters of the fashion industry.Episode 1: The Manhattan project -- Episode 2: Filing for the enemy -- Episode 3: Crimes of fashion -- Episode 4: Betty Suarez land -- Episode 5: Granny pants -- Episode 6: Ugly Berry -- Episode 7: Crush'd -- Episode 8: Tornado girl -- Episode 9: When Betty met Yeti -- Episode 10: Bad Amanda -- Episode 11: Dress for success -- Episode 12: Sisters on the verge of a nervous breakdown -- Episode 13: Kissed off -- Episode 14: The courtship of Betty's father -- Episode 15: There's no place like Mode -- Episode 16: Things fall apart -- Episode 17: Sugar daddy -- Episode 18: A mother of a problem -- Episode 19: The sex issue -- Episode 20: Rabbit test -- Episode 21: The born identity -- Episode 22: In the stars -- Episode 23: Curveball -- Episode 24: The fall issue. Originally broadcast on ABC during the 2008-2009 season. 1032 min. DVD X5754

Weeds
Cast: Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon, Elizabeth Perkins, Romany Malco, Tonye Patano, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould, Andy Milder, Justin Kirk. Nancy Botwin is a soccer mom who resorts to dealing pot after the sudden death of her husband. But when an offbeat way to make ends meet grows into a mini-empire, the mother of all dealers finds she may be in over her head -- and on the verge of taking everyone else down with her.

Season 1: 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 2: 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

Season 3: Disc 1. Doing the backstroke; Pool and his money; Brick dance; Sh*t highway; Bill Sussman -- Disc 2. Grasshopper; He taught me how to drive-by; Two Mrs. Scottsons; Release the hounds; Roy Till called -- Disc 3. Cankles; Dark time; Risk; Protection; Go. 388 min. DVD X3515

Season 4: Last time we saw her, Nancy's business and house were going up in smoke. So the Botwin bunch has relocated near the border for a fresh start with some new buds. Contents: Disc 1: Mother thinks the birds are after her -- Lady's a charm -- The whole blah damn thing -- Three coolers -- No man is pudding. Disc 2: Excellent treasures -- Yes I can -- I am the table -- Little boats. Disc 3: The love circle overlap -- Head cheese -- Till we meet again -- If you work for a living, then why do you kill yourself working? Originally broadcast on television in 2008. 362 min. DVD X3516

Season 5: Nancy is pregnant with the child of a powerful politician turned dangerous drug lord, or is she? Doug and Silas are trying to branch out on their own, Andy is looking to score, and Celia attempts to turn the tables on her kidnappers. With enemies out to smoke the Queen of Green, Nancy's sure to find a whole new crop of trouble. Contents: Disc 1. Episode 1: Wonderful wonderful / written by Jenji Kohan; directed by Scott Ellis -- Episode 2: Machetes up top / written by Victoria Morrow; directed by Michael Pressman -- Episode 3: Su-su-sucio / written by Roberto Benabib & Matthew Salsberg; directed by Lesli Linka Glatter -- Episode 4: Super lucky happy / written by Ron Fitzgerald; directed by Scott Ellis -- Episode 5: Van Nuys / written by Stephen Falk; directed by Bethany Rooney. Disc 2. Episode 6: A Modest proposal / written by Vanessa Reisen; directed by Michael Trim -- Episode 7: Where the sidewalk ends / written by Roberto Benabib & Matthew Salsberg; directed by Jeremy Podeswa -- Episode 8: A Distinctive horn / written by Chris Offutt; directed by Scott Ellis -- Episode 9: Suck 'n' spit / written by Brendan Kelly; directed by Michael Trim. Disc 3. Episode 10: Perro insano / written by David Holstein; directed by Scott Ellis -- Episode 11: Ducks and tigers / written by Stephen Falk; directed by Matt Shakman -- Episode 12: Glue / written by Ron Fitzgerald; directed by Michael Pressman -- Episode 13: All about my mom / written by Jenji Kohan; directed by Scott Ellis. 360 min. DVD X3517

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

Becker, Ron. "Gay-Themed Television and the Slumpy Class: The Affordable, Multicultural Politics of the Gay Nineties." Television & New Media, May 2006; vol. 7: pp. 184 - 215. UC users only

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
TV series: 1951-1959

Palmer, R. Barton "Dragnet, Film Noir, and Postwar Realism." In: The philosophy of TV noir / edited by Steven M. Sanders and Aeon J. Skoble. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1992.8.D48 P45 2008)
Palmer, R. Barton. "'The Story You Are about to See Is True': Dragnet, Film Noir and Postwar Realism." In: Television and criticism / edited by Solange Davin and Rhona Jackson. (full text available online (UCB users only))

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Dragnet (Volume 1)
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 girls), a tall beautiful girl beats and robs over a dozen victims. It turns out the "girl" is a female impersonator. In the second (given the title Big boys), attempts are made to catch Army deserters on a robbery spree, originating in the San Francisco area. Originally produced as TV programs by Mark VII Ltd. in 1953. Includes the sponsor's commercials. Video/C 6603

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

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

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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Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Drama, 1981, 1982

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.
Cast: Michael Moriarty, George Dzundza, Chris Noth, Richard Brooks, Dann Florek, Steven Hill. Emmy Award-winning television series about the investigation and prosecution of cases ripped straight from today's headlines.

Season One
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: 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

Law & order. The Second Year
Cast: Paul Sorvino, Chris Noth, Dann Florek, Michael Moriarty, Richard Brooks, Steven Hill. In this second season of the television series New York City Detective Mike Logan and Sargeant Paul Cerreta continue to work the streets of the 31st precinct in relentless persuit of criminals. Once the criminals are caught by Logan and Cerreta, it is up to Executive ADA Ben Stone and his assistant ADA Paul Robinette to bring them to justice. Contents: Confession -- The wages of love -- Aria -- Asylum -- God bless the child -- Misconception -- In memory of -- Out of control -- Renunciation -- Heaven -- His hour upon the stage -- Star struck -- Severance -- Blood is thicker ... -- Trust -- Vengeance -- Sisters of mercy -- Cradle to grave -- The fertile fields -- Intolerance -- Silence -- The working stiff. Originally aired on television during the 1991-1992 season. 1046 min. DVD X688

Law & order. The Third Year
Cast: Michael Moriarty, Richard Brooks, Dann Florek, Chris Noth, Jerry Orbach, Paul Sorvino. Presents the third season of the Emmy Award-winning television series about the investigation and prosecution of cases ripped straight from today's headlines. Contents: Disc 1. Skin deep -- Conspiracy -- Forgiveness -- The corporate veil -- Wedded bliss -- Helpless -- Self defense -- Prince of darkness -- Disc 2. Point of view -- Consultation -- Extended family -- Right to counsel -- Night and fog -- Promises to keep -- Mother love -- Jurisdiction -- Disc 3. Conduct unbecoming -- Animal instinct -- Virus -- Securitate -- Manhood -- Benevolence. Originally broadcast on television during the 1992-1993 season. 1320 min. DVD X689

Law & Order. Criminal Intent.
Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, James Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance, Kathryn Erbe. This television series centers on the NYPD's Major Case Squad (and the offbeat Detective Robert Goren) in its efforts to stop the worst criminal offenders in New York. It also puts a new twist to the "Law & Order" formula by showing the crimes as they are planned and committed. Contents: Disc 1: Dead; Bright boy; Anti-thesis; Best defense. -- Disc 2: Chinoiserie; Malignant; Tomorrow; The Pilgrim; Shandeh -- Disc 3. Con-text; Baggage; Suite sorrow; See me; Probability; -- Disc 4. Monster; Cuba Libre; Cold comfort; Legion; Cherry red -- Disc 5. Blink; Graansha; Zoonotic; A person of interest. Originally produeced 2002-2003. 1015 min. DVD X690

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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The Mod Squad (Season One)
Cast: Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton, Tige Andrews. Television series about kids in trouble with the law who become undercover detectives. The trio consists of rich, long-haired Pete Cochran, Lincoln "Linc" Hayes from Watts, and the beautiful flower child Julie Barnes. They're recruited by police captain Adam Greer for a covert unit that will help bridge the generation gap. These three young cops with love beads wrestle with criminals and their own consciences, determined to never compromise their values. Contents: Disc one: The teeth of the Barracuda -- Bad man on campus -- My, what a pretty bus. Disc two: When Smitty comes marching home -- You can't tell the players without a programmer -- A time to love, a time to cry -- Find Tara Chapman!. Disc three: The price of terror -- A quiet weekend in the country -- Love. Disc four: Twinkle, twinkle, little starlet -- The guru -- The Sunday drivers. Originally broadcast on television during the 1968-1969 season. DVD X6359

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

Moonlighting
Cast: Bruce Willis, Cybill Shepherd, Allyce Beasley ... [et al.]. Relive the unforgettable double-talk and witty foreplay as Maddie Hayes and David Addison unlock the mystery to sidesplitting laughter as TV's sexiest private detectives in the complete third season of Moonlighting.

Seasons One and Two: Disc 1: Pilot -- Gunfight at the So-So Corral -- Read the mind, see the murder -- disc 2: The next murder you hear -- Next stop murder -- The murder's in the mail -- Brother, can you spare a blonde? -- disc 3: The lady in the iron mask -- Money talks - Maddie walks -- The dream sequence always rings twice -- My fair David -- disc 4: Knowing her -- Somewhere under the rainbow -- Portrait of Maddie -- Atlas belched -- disc 5: 'Twas the episode before Christmas -- The bride of Tupperman -- North by North Dipesto -- In God we strongly suspect -- Every daughter's father is a virgin -- disc 6: Witness for the execution -- Sleep talkin' guy -- Funeral for a door nail -- Camille. Special features: Not just a day job, the story of Moonlighting, part 1; Inside the Blue Moon Detective Agency, the story of Moonlighting, part 2; The Moonlighting phenomenon; select episode commentaries. Originally broadcast on television from 1985-1989. ca. 1200 min. DVD X1613

Season Three: Disc 1. The son also rises -- The man who cried wife -- Symphony in knocked flat -- Yours, very deadly -- Disc 2. All creatures great and ... not so great -- Big man on Mulberry Street -- Atomic Shakespeare -- It's a wonderful job -- Disc 3. The straight poop -- Poltergeist III : dipesto nothing -- Blonde on blonde -- Sam and Dave -- Disc 4. Maddie's turn to cry -- I am curious ... Maddie -- To heiress human. Special features: Memories of Moonlighting (30 min. documentary); Select episode commentaries with creator, Glenn Gordon Caron, Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Wills and more. DVD X1391

Season Four: Disc 1: A trip to the moon -- Come back little shiksa -- Take a left at the altar -- Tale in two cities -- Disc 2: Cool hand Dave, part 1 -- Cool hand Dave, part 2 -- Father knows last -- Los dos DiPestos -- Fetal attraction -- Disc 3: Tracks of my tears -- Eek! A spouse! -- Maddie Hayes got married -- Here's living with you, kid -- And the flesh was made word. DVD X1392

Season Five: Disc 1: A womb with a view / writers, Glenn Gordon Caron & Charles H. Eglee; director, Jay Daniel -- Between a yuk and a hard place / writer, Kerry Ehrin; director, Dennis Dugan -- The color of Maddie / writer, Barbara Hall; director, Artie Mandelberg -- Plastic fantastic lovers / writer, Jerry Stahl; director, Allan Arkush. Disc 2: Shirts and skins / writer, Roger Director; director, Artie Mandelberg -- Take my wife, for example / writer, James Kramer; director, Dennis Dugan -- I see England, I see France, I see Maddie's underpants / writer, Chris Ruppenthal; director, Paul Krasny -- Those lips, those lies / writers, James Kramer & Chris Ruppenthal; director, Dennis Dugan. Disc 3: Perfetc / writers, Jerry Stahl, James Kramer, Chris Ruppenthal; director, Gerald Perry Finnerman -- When girls collide / writer, Merrill Markoe; director, Dennis Dugan -- In 'n outlaws / writer, Marc Abraham; director, Christopher T. Welch -- Eine kleine nacht murder / writer, Barbara Hall; director, Jay Daniel -- Lunar eclipse / writer, Ron Clark; director, Dennis Dugan. Special features: Audio commentaries: cast and crew reveal great backstage stories on the zaniest episodes in the final season; "Maddie and David in the making": watch the original screen tests and see why the wit, on-screen charm and talents of Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis landed them two of the best roles ever created for television. Originally broadcast on television during the 1988-1989 season. 559 min. DVD X1614

The Naked City.
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.

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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. DVD 1518

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. DVD 1519

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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Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Drama, 1993

Season 01 Special features: One-hour "Making of Season One" documentary with never-before-seen footage; all-new "Love on NYPD Blue" and "Cast blotter" featurettes; selected episode commentaries; script-to-screen comparison. Originally released as a television program in 1993-1994. ca. 1078 min. DVD 2861

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

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

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

Oz: The Complete Second Season
Cast: Kirk Acevedo, Ernie Hudson, Terry Kinney, Rita Moreno, Harold Perrineau, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Eamonn Walker, Dean Winters, Charles S. Dutton. Season two of the television drama of life in Oswald Maximum Security Prison (OZ). Following the bloodbath that ended the prison riot, life is returning to far from normal for those who survive in the experimental unit of OZ. The warden struggles to do the right thing for his prisoners, facing adversity at every turn. Safety at OZ is not an option. Disc 1. The tip. Ancient tribes. Great men -- Disc 2. Losing your appeal.Family bizness. Strange bedfellows -- Disc 3. Animal farm. Escape from OZ. Bonus features. Originally produced as a television series between 1998-2000. 480 min. DVD X679

Oz: The Complete Third Season
Cast: Ernie Hudson, Rita Moreno, Terry Kinney, Kirk Acevedo, Adewale Akinnoyu-Agbaje, Harold Perrineau, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Eamonn Walker, Dean Winters. Season three of the television drama of life in Oswald Maximum Security Prison (OZ). Old scores are settled, new alliances are forged and tempers flare as hot as ever in this third season. Disc 1. Nothing but the truth; Napoleon's boney Legs -- Disc 2. Unnatural disasters; U.S. male; Cruel and unusual punishments -- Disc 3. Secret identities; Out o' time. Originally broadcast by HBO in 1999. 480 min. DVD X680

Oz: The Complete Fourth Season
Cast: Kirk Acevedo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ernie Hudson, Terry Kinney, Rita Moreno, Harold Perrineau, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Eamonn Walker, Dean Winters. Season four of the television drama of life in Oswald Maximum Security Prison (OZ). In this series the wish list inside Emerald City keeps growing. In Oz, be careful what you wish for ... you might just get it. Contents: A cock and balls story -- Obituaries -- The bill of wrongs -- Gray matter -- A word to the wise -- A town without pity -- You be your life -- Medium rare -- Conversions -- Revenge is sweet -- Cuts like a knife -- Blizzard of '01 -- Orpheus descending -- Even the score -- Famous last words. Originally broadcast by HBO in 2000-2001. 960 min. DVD X681

Oz: The Complete Fifth Season
Cast: Kirk Acevedo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ernie Hudson, Terry Kinney, Rita Moreno, Harold Perrineau, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Eamonn Walker, Dean Winters. Season five of the television drama of life in Emerald City, an experimental unit at the Oswald Maximum Security Prison, where the unit director and warden struggle to maintain control and the imnates struggle to survive. Disc 1. Visitation; Laws of gravity; Dream a little dream of me -- Disc 2. Next stop: Valhalla; Wheel of fortune; Variety -- Disc 3. Good intentions; Impotence. Originally broadcast by HBO in 2002-2003. 480 min. DVD X682

Oz: The Complete Sixth Season
Cast: Kirk Acevedo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ernie Hudson, Terry Kinney, Rita Moreno, Harold Perrineau, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Eamonn Walker, Dean Winters. In this final season of Oz, Schillinger has revenge on his mind, Cyril is facing execution, Beecher is hoping for parole, and McManus is finding solace in a meditative maze. The Oz players rehearse for their presentation of Macbeth and the final act. Contents: Dead man talking -- See no evil, hear no evil, smell no evil -- Sonata da Oz -- A failure to communicate -- 4giveness -- A day in the death -- Junkyard dawgs -- Exeunt omnes. Special features: Audio commentary on "Dead man talking", "A day in the death" and Exeunt omnes" with series creator Tom Fontana, cast members Terry Kinney, Eamonn Walker, Dean Winter, Scott Winters and writer, Bradford Winters; Deleted scenes; Original cast audition tapes; Exclusive extended cut of the series finale: "Exeunt omnes." Originally broadcast by HBO in 2002. 520 min. DVD 683

Malach, Michele.
"Oz." In: The essential HBO reader / edited by Gary R. Edgerton and Jeffrey P. Jones. Lexington. : University Press of Kentucky, c2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1992.92.H66 E87 2008)

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

Sherlock. Season One
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman. A contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories, Sherlock is a thrilling, funny, fast-paced adventure series set in present-day London. The iconic details from Conan Doyle's original books remain: they live at the same address, have the same names, and, somewhere out there, Moriarty is waiting for them. And so across three thrilling, scary, action-packed, and highly modern adventures, Sherlock and John navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers to get at the truth. Contents: [Disc 1]. Study in pink -- Blind banker -- [Disc 2]. Great game. Special features: Commentaries (episodes 1& 3) ; pilot episode; "Unlocking Sherlock" (the making of Sherlock). Co-created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. 270 min. DVD X5047

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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Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Drama, 1999

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, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Reg. E. Cathey, Jermaine Crawford, John Doman, Aidan Gillen, Seth Gilliam, Jamie Hector, Neal Huff, Clark Johnson, Michael Kostroff, Domenick Lombardozzi, Deirdre Lovejoy, Tom McCarthy, Michelle Paress, Clarke Peters, Wendell Pierce, Lance Reddick, Corey Parker Robinson, Andre Royo, Sonja Sohn, Isiah Whitlock, Tristan Wilds, Michael Kenneth Williams. 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

Fourth Season Disc one: Boys of summer; Soft eyes; Home rooms -- Disc two: Refugees; Alliances; Margin of error; Unto others -- Disc three: Corner boys; Know your place; Misgivings; A New day -- Disc four: That's got his own; Final grades. Season four continues this realistic police drama set in Baltimore. With the fall of the Barksdale empire, and the ascent of a new young drug king in Baltimore, McNulty, Bunk and the rest of the detail continue to "follow the money" up the political ladder amidst a hotly contested mayoral campaign. Prez witnesses first-hand the role of inner-city education in the formation of youth as four students, Michael, Namond, Randy and Dukie, face dangerous decisions and adolescent angst in a city rife with the temptations of crime and easy money. This season continues to blur the lines between good and evil and incite the fires of urban unrest. Special features: Disc one: "Boys of summer" audio commentary with creator David Simon and producer Ed Burns; Disc two: "Refugees" audio commentary with editor Kate Sanford, producer Karen Thorson and cast member Jim True-Frost; "Margin of error" audio commentary with director Dan Attias and story editor William F. Zorzi; Disc three: "A new day" audio commentary with cast members Robert Chew, Jermaine Crawford, Maestro Harrell, Julito McCullum and Tristan Wilds; Disc four: "That's got his own" audio commentary with director Joe Chappelle and writer George Pelecanos; "Final grades" audio commentary with creator David Simon and executive producer Nina K. Noble; an hour-long behind-the-scenes documentary in two parts: "It's all connected" and "The game is real." Contains all 13 episodes from the fourth season. 800 min. DVD 9340

Fifth Season 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. Disc 1. More with less; Unconfirmed reports; Not for attribution -- Disc 2. Transitions; Direct quotes; The Dickensian aspect -- Disc 3. Took; Clarifications; Late editions -- Disc 4. -30-. Special features: Disc one: "More with less" audio commentary with director/co-executive producer Joe Chappelle and cast member Wendell Pierce; "Unconfirmed reports" audio commentary with writer/cast member William F. Zorzi and director/cast member Clark Johnson; Disc two: "Transitions" audio commentary with writer/co-executive producer Ed Burns and producer Karen Thorson; "The Dickensian aspect" audio commentary with producer George Pelecanos and director Seith Mann; Disc three: "Took" audio commentary with director/cast member Dominic West and editor Kate Sanford; Disc four: "-30-" audio commentary with creator David Simon and executive producer Nina K. Noble; "'The wire' : the last word" : a documentary exploring the role of the media; "'The wire' odyssey" : a retrospective of the first four seasons. Originally broadcast on HBO television in 2008. DVD X411

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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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Drama: Series and Mini-series (including Adventure, Mystery and Suspense Shows)

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.

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

Beverly Hills 90210.
Television series about the trials and tribulations of a group of students from West Beverly Hills High School. Cast: Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, James Eckhouse, Carol Potter, Joe E. Tata.

First Season
Contents: 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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Second Season
The second season of a television series about the trials and tribulations of a group of students from West Beverly Hills High School. As the Walsh twins, Brandon and Brenda, learn their way around a town where kids grow up fast, both they and their friends Dylan, Kelly, Donna, Steve, Andrea and David experience the highs and lows of love, lust, and loss. Disc 1: Beach blanket Brandon -- The party fish -- Summer storm -- Anaconda. Disc 2: Play it again, David -- Pass, not pass -- Camping trip -- Wildfire. Disc 3: Ashes to ashes -- Necessity is a mother -- Leading from the heart -- Down and out (of district) in Beverly Hills. Disc 4: Halloween -- The next fifty years -- U4EA -- My desperate Valentine. Disc 5: Chuckie's back -- Walsh family Christmas -- Fire and ice. Disc 6: A competitive edge -- Everybody's talking 'bout it -- And baby makes five. Disc 7: Cardio-funk -- The Pit and the pendulum -- Meeting Mr. Pony. Disc 8: Things to do on a rainy day -- Mexican standoff -- Wedding bell blues. Originally broadcast on television during the 1991-1992 season. 1305 min. DVD X672

Third Season
Cast: Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, James Eckhouse, Carol Potter, Joe E. Tata. The third season of a television series about the trials and tribulations of a group of students from West Beverly HIlls High School. During their rollercoaster senior year of high school, Brandon, Brenda, Dylan, Kelly, Donna, Steve, Andrea and David get closer than ever as they make the high-stakes decisions for their post-graduation lives. Be there for every juicy moment of their prom, overseas travels, addictions, summer jobs, secret liasons and graduation. Disc 1: Misery loves company; The twins, the trustee and the very big trip; Too little, too late/Paris, 75001; Sex, lies and volleyball/Photo fini -- Disc 2: Shooting star/American in Paris; Castles in the sand; A song of myself; The back story -- Disc 3: Highwire; Home and away; Presumption of innocence; Destiny rides again -- Disc 4: Rebel with a cause; Wild horses; The kindness of strangers; It's a totally happening life -- Disc 5: The game is chicken; Midlife-- now what?; Back in the high life again; Parental guidance recommended -- Disc 6: Dead end; The child is the father to the man; Duke's bad boy; Perfectly perfect -- Disc 7: Senior poll; She came in through the bathroom window; A night to remember -- Disc 8: Something in the air; Commencement (parts 1 & 2). Originally broadcast on television during the 1992-1993 season. 1371 min. DVD X673

Big Love
Television series about a polygamist and independent businessman who lives in Salt Lake City with his three wives and seven children. Cast: Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Seyfried, Douglas Smith, Shawn Doyle, Melora Walters, Joel McKinnon Miller, Daveigh Chase, Jolean Wejbe, Grace Zabriskie, Matt Ross, Harry Dean Stanton.

Season One(HBO, 2006)
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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Season Two(HBO, 2007)
Season two finds the modern-day polygamist Bill Henrickson and his three wives struggling to pick up the pieces after first wife Barb's outing at the Beehive Mother of the Year Ceremony. Second wife Nicki, learning that it was her father, Roman Grant, Prophet of the Fundamentalist Juniper Creek compound, who betrayed them, battles conflicting family loyalties. And third wife Margene, newly pregnant, fights for a bigger piece of the family pie with an eye toward bringing a new wife and confidante into the fold. All of this domestic drama plays out against the backdrop of Bill's new, visionary business plans--which put him into direct conflict with his father-in-law and some rather unexpected and unsavory antagonists. Contents: Damage control -- The writing on the wall -- Reunion -- Rock and a hard place -- Vision thing -- Dating game -- Good guys and bad guys -- Kingdom come -- Circle the wagons -- The happiest girl -- Take me as I am -- Oh, pioneers. Special features (Disc 4): Three prequels explore life before Big love: "Post-partum" (set 5 years before season one starts), "Meet the baby-sitter" (set 3 years before season one starts), "Moving day" (set 1 year before season one starts). Originally broadcast on HBO in 2007. 650 min. DVD X3839
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Season Three(HBO, 2009)
Bill Henrickson returns as the enterprising suburban polygamist who has more than his hands full with three wives, a potential fourth, a growing brood of eight children, and a struggling gaming business meant to safeguard his family should they be 'outed' and his Home Plus superstores left vulnerable. Disc 1. Block party -- Empire -- disc 2. Prom queen -- On trial -- For better or for worse -- disc 3. Come, ye saints -- Fight or flight -- Rough edges -- disc 4. Outer darkness -- Sacrament. Originally broadcast on HBO in 2009. 600 min. DVD X3840

Season Four(HBO, 2010)
For years, Bill Henrickson wished for a world free from the corrupt 'Prophet' of Juniper Creek, Roman Grant. Now that Roman appears to be out of the picture, Bill and his family can breathe easily, or can they? Season 4 continues the Henricksons' story, as Bill launches another business venture: a Mormon-friendly casino. At the same time, Bill eschews a chance to seize the Prophet mantle at Juniper Creek in favor of an even more high-profile calling: running for State Senate in Utah. 516 min. DVD X5386

Breaking Bad.
After an unremarkable chemistry teacher (Walter) learns he has terminal cancer, he enters into an unholy alliance with former student Jesse to set up a crystal meth lab, with Walter supplying and Jesse dealing. Hoping to make enough money to provide for his loved ones after his death Walter finds himself straddling two worlds, one legitimate, one definitely not. Adding to his crown of thorns is the omnipresence of his brother-in-law Hank, a DEA agent who'd been trying to bust Jesse for several months--and who of course had to be kept completely in the dark as to Walter's new "sideline." Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Aaron Paul, Raymond Cruz. Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt.

First Season
Disc 1. Pilot / writer & director Vince Gilligan; Cat's in the bag / writer, Vince Gilligan; director, Adam Bernstein; And the bag's in the river / writer, Vince Gilligan; director, Adam Bernstein -- Disc 2. Cancer man / writer, Vince Gilligan; director, Jim McKay; Gray matter / writer, Patty Lin; director, Tricia Block; Crazy handful of nothin' / writer, George Mastras; director, Bronwen Hughes-- Disc 3. No-rough-stuff-type deal / writer, Peter Gould; director, Tim Hunter; bonus features. Originally broadcast as episodes of the television series on AMC in 2008. 346 min. DVD X2935

Second Season
Disc 1. Seven Thirty-Seven; Grilled; Bit By a Dead Bee; Down -- disc 2. Breakage; Peekaboo; Negro Y Azul -- disc 3. Better Call Saul; 4 Days Out; Over -- Disc 4. Mandala; Phoenix; ABQ. 615 min. DVD X3012

Third Season
Even though his cancer's in remission, chemistry teacher turned meth maker Walter White still can't catch a break. His wife has filed for divorce, his DEA agent brother-in-law is out to bust him, and a Mexican cartel just wants him dead. But with his family's future still at stake, Walt cooks up a deal that will make him a fortune, a scheme with a terrible price. Disc 1. No mas; Caballo sin nombre ; I.F.T. (Uncensored) ; Green light -- Disc 2. Mas (Uncensored) ; Sunset ; One minute -- Disc 3. I see you ; Kafkaesque ; Fly (Uncensored) -- Disc 4. Abiquiu ; Half measures ; Full measure. Contains all 13 episodes from the third season. Special features: 3 uncensored episodes; cast and crew commentary on 9 episodes; deleted scenes and unused footage; gag reel; 7 featurettes; podcasts; Better call Saul commercials and testimonials; 20 episodes of Inside Breaking bad. Originally broadcast on television in 2010. 613 min. DVD X5894

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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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.

Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Comedy, 2004, 2005

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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

Season 4. In the fourth season of the television series temperatures are rising behind the closed doors on Wisteria Lane. The women are back, and they're joined by an old friend who brings the simmering neighborhood to a boil. Contents: Disc 1. Now you know; Smiles of a summer night; The game; If there's anything I can't stand -- Disc 2. Art isn't easy; Now I know, don't be scared; You can't judge a book by its cover; Distant past -- Disc 3. Something's coming; Welcome to Kanagawa; Sunday; In Buddy's eyes -- Disc 4. Hello, little girl; Opening doors; Mother said -- Disc 5. The gun song; Free. Originally broadcast on television, 2007-2008. 721 min. DVD X707

Dexter
Television series about a forensic blood analyst Dexter Morgan who investigates murders by day, and by night kills those who have escaped justice. Cast: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, Lauren Velez, David Zayas, James Remar.

Season One: Disc 1. Dexter -- Crocodile -- Popping cherry -- Let's give the boy a hand -- Disc 2. Love American style -- Return to sender -- Circle of friends -- Shrink wrap -- Disc 3. Father knows best -- Seeing red -- Truth be told -- Disc 4. Born free -- Special features. Special features: The academy of blood: a killer course, Witnessed in blood: a true murder investigation, two free episodes of Showtime's hit series Brotherhood, free episodic download of The Tudors, the first two chapters of "Dexter in the Dark" the newest Dexter novel, two audio commentaries by the cast & producers. Originally broadcast on television in 2006. 650 min. DVD X2238

Season Two: Disc 1. It's alive!; Waiting to exhale; An inconvenient lie -- disc 2. See-through; The dark defender; Dex, lies, and videotape; That night, a forest grew -- disc 3. Morning comes; Resistance is futile; There's something about Harry; Left turn ahead -- disc 4. The British invasion; Special features. 10 hr., 36 min. DVD X2239

Season Three: Disc 1. Our father; Finding Freebo; The lion sleeps tonight -- disc 2. All in the family; Turning Biminese; Sí se puede; Easy as pie -- disc 3. The damage a man can do; About last night; Go your own way; I had a dream -- disc 4. Do you take Dexter Morgan? ca. 629 min. DVD X2240

Season Four: America's favorite serial killer has gone from freewheeling bachelor to responsible husband and doting dad. Maintaining an average-guy facade while satisfying his need to kill has never been easy. But now, with wife and kids in tow, Dexter's got more to lose than ever, as he gets drawn into a deadly game with a killer every bit as dangerous and conflicted as he is. Disc 1. Living the dream ; Remains to be seen ; Blinded by the light -- Disc 2. Dex takes a holiday ; Dirty Harry ; If I had a hammer ; Slack tide -- Disc 3. Road kill ; Hungry man ; Lost boys ; Hello, Dexter Morgan -- Disc 4 The getaway ; Special features. 632 min. DVD X5389

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

Entourage
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. Originally broadcast on television (HBO)in 2004.
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First Season
Cast: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Debi Mazar, Jeremy Piven. 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.]. 240 min. DVD 5860

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

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

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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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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Gossip Girl
Cast: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick, Taylor Momsen, Kelly Rutherford, Matthew Settle. Everyone reads her scandalous Internet commentary on the lives of Manhattan's most privileged teenagers. But exactly who is Gossip Girl? No one knows, but she certainly adds spice to the lives of these fashionable prep schoolers, divulging some of their most closely guarded secrets. Contents: Disc 1. Pilot; The wild brunch; Poison Ivy; Bad news Blair -- Disc 2. Dare devil; The handmaiden's tale; Victor, Victrola; Seventeen candles -- Disc 3. Blair Waldorf must pie; Hi, Society; Roman holiday; School lies -- Disc 4. A thin line between Chuck and Nate; The Blair Bitch Project; Desperately seeking Serena; All about my brother -- Disc 5. Woman on the verge; Much 'I do' about nothing. Special features: Unaired scenes on selected episodes -- Disc 5. The beginning, XOXO: concept to execution; Gossip girl couture; A gossip girl wedding; LOL: gag reel; The Pierces music videos: "Boring" and "Secret"; downloadable audiobook of the original novel read by Christina Ricci. Based on the novels by Cecily von Ziegesar. Originally broadcast on television in 2007. 1024 min. DVD X435
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In Treatment
Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Josh Charles, Embeth Davidtz, Melissa George, Blair Underwood, Mia Wasikowska, Dianne Wiest, Michelle Forbes. A televison series centering around Paul, a therapist who exhibits great insight and confidence when treating his patients. But Paul suffers crippling insecurities and is counseled by his own therapist, Gina. Adding to his list of growing concerns, his wife Kate is overcome with feelings of neglect and resents competing for his attention. Paul's patients include a young doctor who is in love with Paul; a Navy pilot who is reevaluating his life after a failed mission in Iraq; a teenage gymnast with suicidal tendencies; and a passionate couple who are troubled in all other areas of their lives. Based on the series: Be 'tipul / created by Hagai Levi with Ori Sivan & Nir Bergman.

Season One Originally broadcast on HBO in 2008. 1290 min. DVD X4784
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Season Two Originally broadcast on HBO in 2009. 870 min. DVD X4785
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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

Lost.
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Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Drama, 2005

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

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

Lost. The Complete Third Season: The Unexplored Experience
Cast: Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Dominic Monaghan, Jorge Garcia, Naveen Andrews, Josh Holloway, Terry O'Quinn, Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjin Kim, Emilie de Ravin, Mira Furlan, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Michael Emerson, Henry Ian Cusick, Elizabeth Mitchell, M.C. Gainey, Kiele Sanchez, Rodrigo Santoro. As the power of the island to both heal and destroy comes into sharp focus, the lines between good and evil are blurred and loyalties are challenged when the survivors of the crash become tangled within the lives of the Others. Contents: Disc 1 (Episodes 1-4). A tale of two cities; The glass ballerina; Further instructions; Every man for himself -- Disc 2 (Episodes 5-8). The cost of living; I do; Not in Portland; Flashes before your eyes -- Disc 3 (Episodes 9-12). Stranger in a strange land; Tricia Tanaka is dead; Enter 77; Par avion -- Disc 4 (Episodes 13-16). The man from Tallahassee; Exposé; Left behind; One of us -- Disc 5 (Episodes 17-20). Catch-22; D.O.C.; The brig; The man behind the curtain -- Disc 6 (Episodes 21-23). Greatest hits; Through the looking glass, part one; Through the looking glass, part two. Special features: Disc 7: "The world of the Others" : friends or foes? : secrets and mysteries revealed by cast and producers -- Lost flashbacks : all-new, never-before-seen flashbacks -- Lost on location : go behind the scenes with these all-new tales from season 3 -- The Lost book club : get hints to the significance of Lost's literary references -- Lost in a day : an exclusive look at 24 hours in the life of this ambitious series -- Deleted scenes -- Lost bloopers -- Audio commentaries Originally broadcast by ABC during the 2006-2007 season. 991 min. DVD X3706

Lost. The Complete Fourth Season: The Expanded Experience
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. More than three months after their fateful crash, the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 will discover that the only thing more dangerous than the island might be the people who have come to rescue them. Contents: Disc 1. The beginning of the end; Confirmed dead; The economist -- Disc 2. Eggtown; The constant; The other woman; Ji Yeon -- Disc 3. Meet Kevin Johnson; The shape of things to come; Something nice back home; Cabin fever -- Disc 4. There's no place like home (part 1 of 2); There's no place like home (part 2 of 2) -- Disc 5. Bonus features -- Disc 6. Bonus features. Originally broadcast by ABC during the 2007-2008 season. 604 min. DVD X3707

Lost. The Complete Fifth Season: The Journey Back
Cast: Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjin Kim, Evangeline Lilly, Terry O'Quinn, Emilie de Ravin, Michael Emerson, Henry Ian Cusick, Elizabeth Mitchell. When destiny calls, the Oceanic 6 frantically race back to the island. As a result of Ben moving the island, the survivors left on the island begin skipping through time. The survivors discover that they've run into The Others 50 years in the past, but Richard Alpert is the same age. In Los Angeles, Kate tries to find out who is trying to take Aaron away from her. In order to avoid being killed, Ben promises to offer proof to Sun that Jin is still alive. Contents: Disc 1. 1: Because you left -- 2: The lie -- 3: Jughead -- Disc 2. 4: The little prince -- 5: This place is death -- 6: 316 -- 7: The life and death of Jeremy Bentham. -- Disc 3. 8: LeFleur -- 9: Namaste -- 10: He's our you -- 11: Whatever happened, happened.-- Disc 4. 12: Dead is dead -- 13: Some like it Hoth -- 14: The variable -- 15: Follow the leader.-- Disc 5. 16: The incident. Special features: Disc 5: "Lost on locations:" get the inside stories from the cast and crew; "Building 23 & beyond:" Join Michael Emerson as he infiltrates the secret LOST offices to meet the team who is behind the show's real mysteries; "An epic day with Richard Alpert:" follow Nestor Carbonell across the island on the intense last day of the season's finale; "Making up for Lost time:" an interesting and humorous look at how the producers, writers and cast sort out the survivors' leaps through time; "Mysteries of the universe: the Dharma initiative:" the recently unearthed and complete exposé questioning the truth of the Dharma initiative; Lost bloopers; deleted scenes; audio commentaries. Originally broadcast by ABC during the 2009 season. 731 min. DVD X3707

Mad Men
Cast: Jon Hamm, John Slattery, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Maggie Siff, Aaron Staton, Bryan Batt, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, Michael Gladis, Rich Sommer. In the glamorous and ego-driven world of advertising, everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what it seems. Set in 1960 New York, this television series reveals the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue's "Golden Age," where key players make an art of the sell while their private world gets sold. And no one plays the game better than Don Draper, the biggest ad man--and ladies' man--in the business.

Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Drama, 2007, 2008, 2009

Season One
Disc 1: Episode 1: Smoke gets in your eyes -- Episode 2: Ladies room -- Episode 3: Marriage of Figaro -- Disc 2: Episode 4: New Amsterdam -- Episode 5: 5G -- Episode 6: Babylon -- Disc 3: Episode 7: Red in the face -- Episode 8: The hobo code -- Episode 9: Shoot -- Disc 4: Episode 10: Long weekend -- Episode 11: Indian summer -- Episode 12: Nixon vs. Kennedy -- Episode 13: The wheel. Special features: Disc 1: Audio commentaries; Scoring "Mad men"; "Mad men" music sampler; "Mad men" season 2 preview; Disc 2: Audio commentaries; Advertising the American dream; Pictures of elegance; Disc 3: Audio commentaries; Establishing "Mad men"; Disc 4: Audio commentaries. Originally broadcast on American Movie Channel from July 19-Oct. 18, 2007. DVD 9836
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Season Two
Returning for its second season, this Golden Globe winning series continues to blur the lines between truth and lies, perception and reality. Moving in a new direction, can Sterling Cooper keep up? Meanwhile, the private life of Don Draper becomes complicated in a new way. What is the cost of his secret identity? Contents: Disc 1. For those who think young -- Flight 1 -- The benefactor -- Disc 2. Three Sundays -- The new girl -- Maidenform -- Disc 3. The gold violin -- A night to remember -- Six month leave -- Disc 4. The inheritance -- The jet set -- The mountain king -- Meditations in an emergency. Special features: Mad men commentaries : feature-length audio commentaries on all episodes; Birth of an independent woman : video featurette examining the rise of female independence in the 1960's, from housewives to working women; An era of style : video taking a close look into the fashion of the 1960's and its influence on designers today; Time capsule : video featurettes and picture text galleries examining historical events mentioned in the second season. 2008. 611 min. DVD X1678

Season Three
At the office, the firings continue; Don is brought in to save the day on a PR campaign only to have the rug pulled out from under him; Peggy and Paul get stoned while working on an ad campaign; Sally steals money from her grandfather; Don has reservations about a misguided potential client; Betty has hallucinations of her dead father as she delivers her baby; Don and Betty renew their love affair while on a business trip. Disc 1. Out of town; Love among the ruins; My old Kentucky home -- disc 2. The arrangements; The fog; Guy walks into an advertising agency -- disc 3. Seven twenty three; Souvenir; Wee small hours -- disc 4. The color blue; The gypsy and the hobo; The grown-ups; Shut the door. Have a seat. Special features: Mad men commentaries: Matthew Weiner and his cast and crew invites viewers to join them as they explore each episode through feature-length commentaries; "Medgar Evers: an unsung hero:" a documentary exploring the life and legacy of slain Civil Rights activist, Medgar Evers; "Clearing the air: the history of cigarette advertising:" a visual depiction of the relationship between big tobacco and advertising; "We shall overcome: the march on Washington:" the historic 'I have a dream' speech accompanies a pictorial gallery of the march on Washington; "Mad men illustrated:" meet the mad artist behind the illustrations inspired by Mad men. Originally broadcast on television as individual episodes in 2009. 611 min. DVD X2852

Season Four
Cast: Jon Hamm, January Jones, John Slattery, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, Vincent Kartheiser. Last season stunned fans with its cliffhanger finale, as Don Draper's professional and personal lives unexpectedly imploded. This season Don grapples with an uncertain new reality. Don makes a mistake that jeopardizes the new agency; the agency gets a new account, adds staff and throws a party; Don takes a trip and gets to know Lane a little better; an edict from Roger and Lane puts Pete in a personal dilemma; Don and Pete go against Roger in efforts to win a new account; Peggy clashes with her new creative partner and Don pitches under unusual circumstances; a deadline disrupts Sterling Cooper Daper Pryce; Joan and Peggy deal with high-jinx in the office; Peggy receives a romantic gift that could compromise her career; an unannounced visiter at the Francis home rattles Betty; employees in the office resort to scuttlebutt after an agency wide meeting is called; Don runs into an old friend and, in the finale, an opportunity arrises for Don and Peggy. Disc 1: Public relations -- Christmas comes but once a year -- The good news. Disc 2: The rejected -- The chrysanthemum and the sword -- Waldorf stories. Disc 3: The suitcase -- The summer man -- The beautiful girls. Disc 4: Hands and knees -- Chinese wall -- Blowing smoke -- Tomorrowland. Special features: Divorce: circa 1960s ; Marketing the Mustang: an American classic ; How to succeed in business Draper style ; 1964 presidential campaign ; audio commentaries on all 13 episodes. Originally broadcast on television as individual episodes in 2009. DVD X5594

Season Five
Cast: Jon Hamm, January Jones, John Slattery, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, Vincent Kartheiser. A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s. This season plunges into the seductive and intriguing world of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce as Don and others attempt to adapt to changing times, social revolution, and a radical world. Lust is back. Adultery is back. Deception is back. Disc 1: Episode 1: A little kiss -- Episode 2: A little kiss part 2 -- Episode 3: Tea leaves. Disc 2: Episode 4: Mystery date -- Episode 5: Signal 30 -- Episode 6: Far away places. Disc 3: Episode 7: At the Codfish Ball -- Episode 8: Lady Lazarus -- Episode 9: Dark shadows. Disc 4: Episode 10: Christmas Waltz -- Episode 11: The other Woman -- Episode 12: Commissions and fees -- Episode 13: The phantom. Originally broadcast on television as individual episodes in 2009. DVD X7884

Season Six
Cast: Jon Hamm, January Jones, John Slattery, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, Vincent Kartheiser. Returning for its sixth season, Mad Men explores the glamorous and ego-driven 'golden age' of advertising in late 1960s New York City. Don Draper and the rest of the cast continue to captivate as they deal with the aftereffects of adultery, divorce, a merger, and an ever-changing social climate . Disc one. The doorway. Part 1 ; The doorway. Part 2 ; Collaborators -- Disc two. To have and to hold ; The flood ; For immediate release -- Disc three. Man with a plan ; The crash ; The better half -- Disc four. A tale of two cities ; Favors ; The quality of mercy ; In care of. Originally broadcast on television as individual episodes in 2013. DVD X9109

Mad Men: Cast & Creators live at Paleyfest
The insights, antics, and anecdotes of the TV series from Paleyfest, which connects fans with the casts and creators of their favorite shows. In this film producers and selected cast members of the television show "Mad Men" talk about the show and its characters in a panel discussion. The television series explores the lives of executives in an advertising agency in the "golden age" of advertising: 1960s, New York City. Moderator, Matt Roush ; panelists, Matthew Weiner (producer), Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, John Slattery, Robert Morse, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton. Event date 3/27/2008. DVD X3354

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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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)

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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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

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Prison Break.
Cast: Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callied, William Fichtner, Peter Stormare.

Season 1, Discs 1 & 2 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. 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. Originally broadcast on television during the 2005-2006 season. DVD 5966

Season 1, 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. Originally broadcast on television during the 2005-2006 season. DVD 5967

Season 1, Discs 5 & 6 Disc 5: J-Cat ; Bluff ; The key ; tonight -- Disc 6: Go ; Flight. Originally broadcast on television during the 2005-2006 season. DVD 5968

Season 2 In Season two of the television series Michael Scofield and his brother Lincoln Burrows have escaped prison and are on the run. Michael and Lincoln, along with several other escaped convicts, are not just running from the law and the FBI, they are devoting their time to uncovering a vast government plot that takes them around the world. Contents: Disc 1: Manhunt; Otis; Scan; First down -- Disc 2: Map 1?213; Subdivision; Buried; Dead fall -- Disc 3: Unearthed; Rendezvouz; Bolshoi booze; Disconnect -- Disc 4: The killing box; John Doe; The message; Chicago -- Disc 5: Bad blood; Wash; Sweet Caroline; Panama -- Disc 6: Fin del camino; Sona. Special features: Audio commentaries with creator Paul Scheuring, cast & crew; behind-the-scenes featurettes with never-before-seen cast/director/writer interviews: Reinventing of a series and Turning Dallas into America; Prison Break theme: Ferry Corsten Breakout mix. riginally broadcast on television during the 2006-2007 season. 961 min. DVD X694

Season 3 Breaking out of a maximum security prison was the easy part. In Season three of the series Michael must fight to survive inside Sona, a Panamanian prison where the only rule is brutal violence and the only way out is in a body bag. Linclon Burrows scrambles desperately to free his brother along with the only man who can deliver Lincoln's captive son from the sinister clutches of The Company. Originally broadcast on television during the 2007-2008 season. Contents: Disc one: Orientacion; Fire/water; Call waiting; Good fences -- Disc two: Interference; Photo finish; Vámonos; Bang & burn -- Disc three: Boxed in; Dirt nap; Under and out; Hell or high water -- Disc four: The art of the deal. Special features: Disc four: "Season 3: orientación" featurette; "Breakout episode" featurette; "Director's takes (14)" featurette; "Between takes(7)" featurette; episode from The unit: force majeure. Originally broadcast on television during the 2007-2008 season. 580 min. DVD X695

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

Rome: Season One
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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Route 66
Cast: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Suzanne Pleshette, Leslie Nielsen, Lee Marvin, Harvey Korman, Jack Lord, DeForest Kelly, Jack Warden. In search of excitement, two young men--sheltered Yale graduate Tod Stiles and tough guy Buz Murdock --traverse the famed Route 66, which stretches from Chicago to Santa Monica, where they encounter people from all walks of life. Shot entirely on location around the country. Contains the last 15 episodes from the first season.

Vol. 1: Disc 1: Episode 1: Black November -- Episode 2: A lance of straw -- Episode 3: The swan bed -- Episode 4: The man on the monkey board. Disc 2: Episode 5: The strengthening angels -- Episode 6: Ten drops of water -- Episode 7: Three sides -- Episode 8: Legacy for Lucia. Disc 3: Episode 9: Layout at Glen Canyon -- Episode 10: The beryllium eater -- Episode 11: A fury slinging flame -- Episode 12: Sheba. Disc 4: Episode 13: The quick and the dead -- Episode 14: Play it Glissando -- Episode 15: The clover throne. Special features: Disc 4: Classic original TV commercials; filmographies of stars and special guests; classic Corvette photo gallery and specs. DVD 9842

Vol. 2: Disc 1: Episode 16: Fly away home, part one -- Episode 17: Fly away home, part two -- Episode 18: Sleep on four pillows -- Episode 19: An absence of tears. Disc 2: Episode 20: Like a motherless child -- Episode 21: An effigy in snow -- Episode 22: Eleven, the hard way -- Episode 23: Most vanquished, most victorious. Disc 3: Episode 24: Don't count stars -- Episode 25: The newborn -- Episode 26: A skill for hunting -- Episode 27: Trap at Cordova. Disc 4: Episode 28: The opponent -- Episode 29: Welcome to Amity -- Episode 30: Incident on a bridge. 1961. Special features: Disc 4: Classic original TV commercials; filmographies of stars and special guests. DVD 9835

Alvey, Mark "Existential Search of Route 66." In: The road movie book / edited by Steven Cohan and Ina Rae Hark. London ; New York: Routledge, 1997. (Full text available online (UC Berkeley users only); Print: Main Stack PN1995.9.R63.R63 1997)

Shogun(1980)
Cast: Richard Chamberlain, Toshiro Mifune, Yoko Shimada. John Blackthorne is a ship-wrecked English navigator who becomes both an observer and a participant in historic changes in Japan during the Tokugawa, or, Edo period. Toranaga is a feuding warlord vying to become the supreme military dictator, or sho-gun. Blackthorne is drawn into the turmoil and becomes determined to be the first foreigner to become a samurai warrior. From the novel by james Clavell; originally broadcast in 1980. 547 min. DVD X6485

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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Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Drama, 2001

Akass, Kim; McCabe, Janet. "Six Feet Under." In: The essential HBO reader / edited by Gary R. Edgerton and Jeffrey P. Jones. Lexington. : University Press of Kentucky, c2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1992.92.H66 E87 2008)
Chambers, Samuel A. "Telepistemology of the closet; or, the Queer politics of Six Feet Under." Journal of American Culture 26.1 (March 2003): 24(18).
Fontana, Andrea; McGinnis, Troy A; Radeloff, Cheryl L. "Sacred and Profane: Six Feet Under: A Sociological Performance." Studies in Symbolic Interaction, 2005, 28, 109-120
Foster, Guy Mark. "Desire and the "big black sex cop" : race and the politics of sexual intimacy in HBO's Six feet under." In: The new queer aesthetic on television : essays on recent programming / edited by James R. Keller and Leslie Stratyner. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2006. (Main Stack PN1992.8.H64.N49 2006)
Johnson, Merri Lisa. "From relationship autopsy to romantic utopia: the missing discourse of egalitarian marriage on HBO's Six Feet Under." Discourse 26.3 (Fall 2004): 18(23). UC users only
O'Hehir, Andrew. "The Undertaker's Tale." Sight and Sound, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 6, May 2002
Schiappa, E., P.B. Gregg, And D.E. Hewes. "Can A Television Series Change Attitudes About Death? A Study Of College Students And Six Feet Under." Death Studies 28.5 (June 2004): 459(16). UC users only
Shimanovsky, Michael. "Who let the Grim Reaper get his hands on the remote control? The politics of violence, death, and dying on HBO.(Home Box Office Inc.'s television violence in "Six Feet Under")." Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 28.1-2 (April 2006): 28(14).
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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

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

Treme: The Complete First Season
Performers: John Goodman, Wendell Pierce, Steve Zahn, Melissa Leo, Michiel Huisman, Lucia Micarelli, Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens, Clarke Peters. In this television series amid the ruins of New Orleans, ordinary people--musicians, chefs, residents--find themselves clinging to a unique culture and wondering if the city that gave birth to that culture still has a future. Contents: Disc 1. Do you know what it means / director, Agnieszka Holland ; written by David Simon & Eric Overmyer. Meet de boys on the battlefront / director, Jim McKay ; teleplay, David Mills -- Disc 2. Right place, wrong time / director, Ernest Dickerson ; teleplay, Eric Overmyer. At the foot of Canal Street / director, Anthony Hemingway ; teleplay, George Pelecanos. Shame, shame, shame / director, Christine Moore ; teleplay, Lolis Eric Elie -- Disc 3. Shallow water, oh mama / director, Brad Anderson ; teleplay, Tom Piazza. Smoke my peace pipe / director, Simon Cellan-Jones ; teleplay, David Mills & Davis Rogan. All on a Mardi Gras Day / director, Anthony Hemingway; teleplay, Eric Overmyer -- Disc 4. Wish someone would care / director, Dan Attias ; teleplay, George Pelecanos. I'll fly away / director, Agnieszka Holland ; teleplay, David Simon. Originally broadcast in 2010. 632 min. DVD X5589

Miley, Mike. "Treme & The Battle for a Certiied New Orleans." New Orleans Review, 2011, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p94-101, 8p UC users only
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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.

Special features on DVD X3518: Disc nine: Lost and found: Deleted scenes; Disc ten: "A slice of Lynch": David Lynch takes a strange and amusing look back with help from Kyle MacLachlan, Madchen Amick and John Wentworth; "Secrets from another place" feature-length documentary; "Saturday Night Live": Kyle MacLachlan's monologue and the hilarious Twin Peaks comedy sketch featuring the SNL cast; The complete Log Lady Introductions [etc.]

Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Drama, 1990

Disc 1: Episodes 8, 9 & 10; Disc two: Episodes 11, 12, 13 & 14. DVD 7865; also DVD X3518
Disc three: Episodes 15, 16, 17 & 18; Disc four: Episodes , 19, 20, 21 &, 22. DVD 7866; also DVD X3518
Disc five: Episodes 23, 24, 25 & 26; Disc six: Episodes 27, 28 & 29. DVD 7867; also DVD X3518

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

Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Drama, 2000

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

Drama: One-off Shows and Specials, Dramatic Anthology Shows

Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Season One
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

Erish, Andrew A. "Reclaiming Alfred Hitchcock Presents." Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Volume 26 Issue 5 2009 UC users only

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.

Phillips, Gene D. "Hitchcock's Forgotten Films: The Twenty Teleplays." Journal of Popular Film & Television; Summer82, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p73-76, 4p UC users only

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, Season 2
Alfred HItchcock, master of suspense, always started out his show with the line 'Good Evening.' Loaded with twists, turns, and things that go bump in the night, view this storyteller's classic tales with some of the biggest names in showbiz. DVD X2526

Disc 1: Contents: Wet Saturday / cast, Cedric Hardwicke -- Fog closing in / Phyllis Thaxter -- De mortuis / Robert Emhardt -- Kill with kindness / Carmen Mathews, Hume Cronyn -- None are so blind / Hurd Hatfield -- Toby / Jessica Tandy -- Alibi me / Lee Philips -- Conversation over a corpse / Carmen Mathews, Dorothy Stickney.

Disc 2: Contents: Crack of doom / cast, Robert Horton -- Jonathan / Corey Allen -- Better bargain / Henry Silva -- Rose garden / John Williams -- Mr. Blanchard's secret / Robert Horton -- John Brown's body / Leora Dana, Hugh Marlowe -- Crackpot / Robert Emhardt -- Nightmare in 4-D / Norman Lloyd.

Disc 3: Contents: My brother, Richard / cast, Harry Townes, Inger Stevens -- Manacled / William Redfield -- Bottle of wine / Herbert Marshall, Robert Horton-- Malice domestic / Ralph Meeker, Phyllis Thaxter -- Number twenty-two / Rip Torn -- End of Indian summer / Gladys Cooper -- One for the road / John Baragrey -- Cream of the jest / Claude Rains.

Disc 4: Contents: I killed the Count, Pt. 1/ cast, John Williams -- I killed the Count, Pt. 2 / John Williams -- I killed the Count, Pt. 3 / John Williams -- One more mile to go / David Wayne, Steve Brodie -- Vicious circle / Dick York -- Three dreams of Mr. Findlater / John Williams -- Night the world ended / Harold J. Stone, Russell Collins -- Hands of Mr. Ottermole / Theodore Bikel.

Disc 5: Contents: Man greatly beloved / cast, Cedric Hardwicke -- Martha Mason, movie star / Robert Emhardt, -- West Warlock time capsule / Henry Jones -- Father and son / Edmund Gwenn -- Indestructible Mr. Weems / Russell Collins -- Little sleep / Barbara Cook -- Dangerous people / Albert Salmi.

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.

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.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Season 4
DVD X2515

Disc 1: Contents: Poison / cast, Wendell Corey -- Don't interrupt / Cloris Leachman -- jokester / James Coburn -- Crooked road / Walter Matthau -- $2,000,000 defense / Barry Sullivan -- Design for loving / Norman Lloyd -- Man with a problem / Gary Merrill, Peter Mark Richman -- Safety for the witness / Art Carney -- Murder me twice / Phyllis Thaxter. Originally broadcast as individual episodes on television during the 1958 season. 232 min.

Disc 2: Contents: Tea time / cast, Marsha Hunt, Margaret Leighton -- And the desert shall blossom / William Demarest -- Mrs. Herman and Mrs. Fenimore / Mary Astor -- Six people, no music -- Morning after / Jeanette Nolan -- Personal matter -- Out there - darkness / James Congdon, Bette Davis -- Total loss / Ralph Meeker, Nancy Olson -- Last dark step / Robert Horton, Joyce Meadows.

Disc 3: Contents: Morning of the bride / cast, Barbara Bel Geddes-- Diamond necklace / Claude Rains -- Relative value / Denholm Elliott -- Right price / Allyn Joslyn, Eddie Foy Jr. -- I'll take care of you / Ralph Meeker -- Avon emeralds / Hazel Court -- Kind waitress / Olive Deering -- Cheap is cheap / Dennis Day -- Waxwork/ Barry Nelson.

Disc 4: Contents: mpossible dream / cast, Franchot Tone, Mary Astor -- Banquo's chair / John Williams, Kenneth Haigh -- Night with the boys / John Smith, Joyce Meadows -- Your witness / Leora Dana -- Human interest story / Steve McQueen -- Dusty drawer / Philip Coolidge, Dick York -- True account / Jane Greer -- Touché / Paul Douglas -- Invitation to an accident / Gary Merrill.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents [vol 1]
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 [vol 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 [vol 4]
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

Atomic Attack
"Atomic Attack," an adaptation of a popular novel of the day (more subtly titled "Shadow on the Hearth") broadcast on a "Playhouse 90"-type show in the fifties serves as a kind of early missing link between the two eras. Phyllis Thaxton in the Motorola TV Hour live broadcast of Atomic Attack, 1954There is a scene in the program where the lead character, a housewife played by Phyllis Thaxter, is doing her chores. Everything appears calm and normal when suddenly sirens start sounding and the wind starts blowing. Thaxter looks out her kitchen window in horror and then runs frantically through her house calling out for her children. As she realizes that her family is not yet home and may be dead, her face reflects her inner terror. A moment later Thaxter hesitantly opens a door and slowly descends a staircase to an unseen shelter. It is a chilling moment that transcends the years." [from Mutated TV] Shown on the television program Motorola TV Hour (CBS). 60 min. Video/C 2292

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. DVD X2374; vhs 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

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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Cavalcade of America

The Boy Nobody Wanted
Directed by Blake Edwards. Cast: David Niven, John Dehner, Margaret Sheridan. "All's fair in love and war" is the sentiment that lands Richard Lilliam (David Niven), his former lover Janet and her new fiance in an "explosive" life and death situation. Originally presented as an episode on the television series Cavalcade of America on Oct. 2, 1956. 30 min. DVD X2333

Don Marshall's Brat
Directed by Blake Edwards. Cast: David Niven, John Dehner, Margaret Sheridan. Trudy Marshall and her family move onto their new frontier farm only to find themselves in the middle of a feud between the miserly rancher Barton, and his nemesis the Calaveras Kid. Originally presented as an episode on the television series Cavalcade of America on Oct. 2, 1956. 30 min. DVD X2332

Dark Stranger
Directed by Arthur Ripley.. Cast: Edmond O'Brien, Joanne Woodward, Evelyn Ankers. A writer's fiction becomes terrifying reality, sucking him into his own novel being played out. Ray Ericson writes of a lovely woman who leaves her steady boyfriend for a man out to kill her. Suddenly he realizes life is imitating art: he is in the killer role! How can the novelist prevent destroying the woman he's come to love? 350 min. DVD 2524 Originally presented as an episode on the television series The Star and the Story on Jan. 8, 1955. 30 min. DVD X2331

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

Four Star Playhouse
"The idea behind Four Star Playhouse was that four big-name actors would take turns on alternating weeks starring in a drama; more "bang for the buck", star-wise, without obligating the actors to a restrictive weekly schedule. The four stars were Dick Powell , David Niven , Charles Boyer and More Ida Lupino . (Originally it was to be Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Joel McCrea and Rosalind Russell ). During its first year Four Star was on alternate weeks, sharing its time spot with Amos 'n Andy . During the second season, the season began airing weekly. As the series continued, Dick Powell introduced a recurring character, Willie Dante, owner of Dante's restaurant and nightclub. He had a tendency to become involved with shady women and underworld figures." [tv.com]

Four Star Playhouse: Study in panic; Let the chips fall; Back of beyond; Full circle; The contest; Place full of strangers, 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

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

Man on a Train
Directed by Robert Florey. Cast: Merle Oberon, Barbara Billingsley, Gordon Oliver. Glamorous Mrs. Andrews (Merle Oberon) is loosing her hearing. Vain to a fault, she refuses to tarnish her "perfect" appearance by wearing a hearing-aid. When she finally concedes to use the device, she "hears" more than she bargained for. Originally presented as an episode on the television series Four Star Playhouse on Jan. 15, 1953. 30 min. DVD X2333

Sound Off, My Love
Directed by Robert Florey. Cast: David Niven, Rhys Williams, Lowell Gilmore, Alan Napier. Langford (David Niven) is taken aback by a strange run-in with an old friend. Things become even more peculiar when it turns out that the meeting might have been paranormal. Originally presented as an episode on the television series Four Star Playhouse on Feb. 12, 1953.. 30 min. DVD X2333

The Story of Emily Carmeron
Directed by Roy Kellino. Cast: Ida Lupino, Scott Forbes, Fay Baker. After an automobile accident, filthy rich Emily Cameron (Ida Lupino) is confined to her bed. Guilt-ridden about having caused the accident, her doting husband Jim cares for her every need - but the crash may have taken more than the use of her legs. Based on the story by Ida Lupino. Originally presented as an episode on the television series Four Star Playhouse on March 29, 1956. 30 min. DVD X2333

House for Sale
Directed by Jules Bricken. Cast: Ida Lupino, Joseph Crehan, George Macready. While looking at an isolated country home, a young woman (Ida Lupino) has an encounter with a maniac killer. Originally presented as an episode on the television series Four Star Playhouse on Dec. 31, 1953. 30 min. DVD X2333

A Place of His Own
Directed by Robert Florey. Cast: Charles Boyer, Jeanette Nolan, Stacy Harris. Claude (Charles Boyer), a celebrated war hero, returns home shell-shocked to live with his two brothers and sister-in-law (Jeanette Nolan). When one of his brothers fatally shoots a stranger, Claude's world is changed forever. Originally presented as an episode on the television series Four Star Playhouse on Oct. 8, 1953. 30 min. DVD X2333

The Adolescent
Directed by Roy Kellino. Cast: Ida Lupino, Robert Arthur, Hugh Sanders, Hugh Beaumont, Lewis Martin. A prep school disciplinary board member, Celia, (Ida Lupino) comes across many obstacles and threats as she seeks to uncover a troubled student's dark secret. Originally presented as an episode on the television series Four Star Playhouse on Oct. 28, 1954. 30 min. DVD X2333

The Bomb
Directed by Blake Edwards. Cast: David Niven, John Dehner, Margaret Sheridan. "All's fair in love and war" is the sentiment that lands Richard Lilliam (David Niven), his former lover Janet and her new fiance in an "explosive" life and death situation. Originally presented as an episode on the television series Four Star Playhouse on Feb. 18, 1954. 30 min. DVD X2333

The Wild Bunch
Directed by William A. Seiter. Cast: Charles Boyer, Noreen Nash, Natalie Wood, Willa Pearl Curtis. George (Charles Boyer) adores his lovely new wife Leonora, but is shocked to discover that she neglected to tell him of her three teenage children. When Leonora is called away, George must tame her hellion kids. Guest starring Natalie Wood. Originally presented as an episode on the television series Four Star Playhouse on Feb. 17, 1955. 30 min. DVD X2331

General Electric Theater
Host: Ronald Reagan. "General Electric Theater featured a mix of romance, comedy, adventure, tragedy, fantasy and variety music. Occupying the Sunday evening spot on CBS following the Toast of the Town/Ed Sullivan Show from 1 February 1953 to 27 May 1962, the General Electric Theater presented top Hollywood and Broadway stars in dramatic roles calculated to deliver company voice advertising to the largest possible audience." [Encyclopedia of Television]

The Face is Familiar
General Electric Theater, 1954. Directed by Frank Tashlin. Hosted by Ronald Reagan. Cast: Jack Benny and others. A comedy about a man whose face no one could remember. Originally aired 21 November 1954 (Season 3, Episode 9). Video/C 4760
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Let It Rain
Directed by Don Medford and Ralph Nelson. Cast: Ronald Reagan, Cloris Leachman, Joe Greene. Series host Ronald Reagan stars with Cloris Leachman in this weird tale of a writer who finds romance in a sleepy southern town that keeps its memories of the Civil War, and its ghosts, very much alive. Originally presented as an episode on the television series General Electric theater on April 1, 1956. 30 min. DVD X2328

The Golden Key
Cast: Joe E. Brown, Van Dyke Parks, Kenny Delmar. Comedian Joe E. Brown appears in a rare dramatic role as an aged railroad man who breaks free of the doldrums of retirement with the help of a young boy's friendship. Based on the story by E. W. Hornung. Originally presented as an episode on the television series General Electric theater on May 27, 1956. 30 min. DVD X2328

The Honest Man
Cast: Jack Benny, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Charles Bronson. Piano tuner Jack Benny is the man with an honest face in this comedy of errors involving gangsters, stolen jewels, and a bevy of lovesick beauties! This gem also stars Zsa Zsa Gabor and Charles Bronson! Based on the story by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Originally presented as an episode on the television series General Electric theater on Feb. 19, 1956. 30 min. DVD X2328

Feathertop
Directed by Don Medford. Cast: Natalie Wood, Carleton Carpenter, Irene Tedrow. A young Natalie Wood stars as the love interest in this television play of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic American fairy-tale of a scarecrow brought magically to life. Originally presented as an episode on the television series General Electric theater on Dec. 4, 1955. DVD X2328

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Summer Promise
Directed by Robert Stevenson. Cast: Joan Fontaine, Scott Marlowe, Philip Ober. Joan Fontaine stars in this tragic story of unrequited love and a promise made and kept in the heat of a May-December romance. Originally presented as an episode on the television series General Electric theater on Jan. 29, 1956. 30 min. DVD X2328

The Hat With the Roses
Directed by Don Medford. Cast: Gisele MacKenzie, Betty Garde, Margaret Barker. In this gentle story of acceptance and love, Gisele MacKenzie stars as a lonely teacher forced to share a holiday with the one student who hates her the most. Originally presented as an episode on the television series General Electric theater on May 20, 1956. 30 min. DVD X2329

Esteban's Legacy
Cast: Mcdonald Carey, Mary Fickett. Macdonald Carey stars in this powerful story of a minister who must overcome a crisis of faith as the upcoming Easter holiday also marks the anniversary of his young son's death. Originally presented as an episode on the television series General Electric theater on Jan. 8, 1956. 30 min. DVD X2329

Easter Gift
Cast: Ricardo Montalban, Movita, Eugene Iglesias. In a small Mexican village, an idler (Ricardo Montalban) finds a gold coin and is afraid his neighbors will think he has stolen it, unless he can find work. Originally presented as an episode on the television series General Electric theater on April 1, 1956. 30 min. DVD X2329

The Golden Gunkman
Directed by Roy Kellino. Cast: Lon Chaney Jr., Corey Allen, Robert Arthur. Widowed immigrant, Jules Samenian (Lon Chaney, Jr.), works day and night as a junkman to send his sons to a private school. Jules has earned a very good living with his hard work, but earning the respect of his sons will become his greatest challenge. Originally presented as an episode on the television series Telephone Time April 8, 1956. 30 min. DVD X2330

Goodyear TV Playhouse
Goodyear Playhouse, a highly prestigious American program of live, one-hour plays, appeared on NBC from 1951-57. Its original title, Goodyear TV Playhouse, was changed in 1955. The program shared its time slot in alternating weeks with The Philco Television Playhouse and later with The Alcoa Hour. The varying titles referred to specific corporate sponsorship from week to week, but all three series were produced by the same people, and at times all three series were referred to simply as NBC's "Television Playhouse." [Encyclopedia of Television]

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. DVD X2374; vhs Video/C 9729
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Kraft Television Theater
raft Television Theatre proved to be one of the most durable and honored programs of the Golden Age, airing on NBC from 1947 to 1958. Produced by the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency, this live anthology drama was designed to mesh with Kraft's overall marketing strategy, which stressed the concept of "gracious living," an appeal to middle class, suburban, family values. Kraft Television Theatre featured quietly paced, intimate dramas; as one Kraft representative put it, the show was be a 'respectful guest in America's living rooms.'" [Encyclopedia of Television]

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. DVD X2374; vhs Video/C 9670

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Loretta Young Theatre.
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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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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NBC's Sunday Showcase

What Makes Sammy Run? (NBC's Sunday Showcase)
Cast: Larry Blyden, John Forsythe, Barbara Rush, Dina Merrill, Norman Fell. Sammy Glick is a Jewish boy born in New York's Lower East Side who decides to climb the ladder of success by any means necessary. Through backstabbing and double-crossing, Sammy fights to become the motion picture industry's top screenwriter. A rags to riches story about the world of 1930s Hollywood based on the controversial novel by Budd Schulberg. Original 2-part broadcast on NBC's Sunday Showcase in 1959. 105 min. DVD X1117

Neighbors (KCET/Hollywood Television Theatre, 1971)
Director, Fiedler Cook. Cast: Andrew Duggan, Raymond St. Jacques, Cicely Tyson, Jane Wyatt. Drama about race relations in an all-white suburban community that depicts the confrontation between an upper-class white couple and a black couple from Harlem who plan to buy their expensive suburban home. In negotiating the sale, all four learn a little more about each other-- and a lot about their own latent prejudices. 60 min. DVD X4466
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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)

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. DVD X2374; vhs Video/C 9670

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Payment in Kind
Directed by Rodney Amateau. Cast: Howard Duff, Beverly Garland, Steven Geray, Dabbs Greer. Detective Tom Preston (Howard Duff) finds himself in a troubling dilemma when the doctor that saved his wife's life confesses to a murder. Originally presented as an episode on the television series The Star and the Story on Jan. 28, 1956. 30 min. DVD X2331

Playhouse 90
"A relative latecomer to the group of live anthology dramas, Playhouse 90 was broadcast on CBS between the fall of 1956 and 1961. Its status as a "live" drama was short lived in any case, since the difficulties in mounting a ninety-minute production on a weekly basis required the adoption of the recently developed videotape technology, which was used to pre-record entire shows from 1957 onward. Both the pressures and the costs of this ambitious production eventually resulted in Playhouse 90 being cut back to alternate weeks, sharing its time slot with The Big Party between 1959 and 1960. The last eight shows were aired irregularly between February and May of 1960, with repeats broadcast during the summer weeks of 1961." [Encyclopedia of Television]

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

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. DVD X2374; vhs Video/C 9669

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. DVD X2374; vhs Video/C 9668

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

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. DVD X2374; vhs Video/C 8294

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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

Studio One
"Studio One was one of the most significant U.S. anthology drama series during the 1950s. Like other anthology series of the time--Robert Montgomery Presents, Goodyear Television Playhouse, Philco Theatre, Kraft Television Theatre--the format was organised around the weekly presentation of a one hour, live, television play. Several hours of live drama were provided by the networks per week, each play different: such risk and diversity is hard to come by today." [Encyclopedia of Television] The program was created in 1947 by the 26-year-old Canadian director Fletcher Markle, who came to CBS from the CBC. The TV program was sponsored by Westinghouse Electric Corporation, and ran until 1958.

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Summer Pavilion Cast: Miriam Hopkins, Charles Drake, Elizabeth Monthgomery, Ruth White, Wyatt Cooper, Carol Veazie. Set in New Orleans, tells the story of widowed Theresa Durand, representative of the "old aristocracy," whose impoverished family must sell furniture and other objects of art from their stately home to keep financially afloat. Directed by Paul Nickell. Originally broadcast on the television series Studio One on May 2, 1955. DVD X596

Twelve Angry Men Cast: Robert Cummings, Edward Arnold, John Beal, Walter Abel, Bart Burns, Franchot Tone. Focuses on a jury's deliberations in a capital murder case. What begins as an open and shut case of murder soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other. Directed by Franklin Schaffner. Originally broadcast on the television series Studio One on September 20, 1954. DVD X596

Wuthering Heights Cast: Mary Sinclair, Charlton Heston, Richard Waring, Llyod Bochner, June Dayton. The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff becomes companion and soulmate to Hindley's sister, Catherine. After her parents die, Cathy and Heathcliff grow up wild and free on the Moors and despite the continued enmity between Hindley and Heathcliff they're happy-- until Cathy meets Edgar Linton, the son of a wealthy neighbor. Adapted by Lois Jacoby from the novel by Emily Bronte. Directed by Paul Nickell. Originally broadcast on the television series Studio One on October 30, 1950. DVD X596

The Remarkable Incident at Carson Corners Cast: O.Z. Whitehead, Frances Fuller, Harry Townes, Priscilla Gillette, Frank Overton, Hugh Reilly, Susan Hallaran. A television drama in which a school play turns into a trial focusing on the the death of child in the small town of Carson Corners. As the trial unfolds all the community's adults are implicated in the child's death in this study of innocence destroyed by indifference. Directed by Paul Nickell; written by Reginald Rose. Originally broadcast on the television series Studio One on January 11, 1954. DVD X596

Sentence of Death
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

The Storm Cast: Marsha Hunt, Dean Harens, John Rodney. Directed by Yul Brynner, this episode of Studio One presents the story of a young bride who quickly becomes immersed in terror of her husband not long after their honeymoon. Directed by Yul Brynner. Originally broadcast on the television series Studio One on October 17, 1949. DVD X596

The Strike Cast: James Daly, Frank Marth, Bert Freed, Roy Roberts, William Whitman, Wyatt Cooper. Written by Rod Serling, tells the story of a doomed patrol sent out on a mission in battle-scarred Korea in January, 1951. Directed by Franklin Schaffner. Originally broadcast on the television series Studio One on June 7, 1954. DVD X596

The Medium Cast: Marie Powers, Lois Hunt, Leo Coleman, Beverly DAme, Joseph Bell, Catherine Mastice. An opera in two acts about Madame Flora, a medium who becomes terrified when she perceives a supernatural presence during one of her fraudulent seances. Directed by Paul Nickell. Originally broadcast on the television series Studio One on December 12, 1948. DVD X596

Pontius Pilate Cast: Geraldine Fitzgerald, Cyril Ritchard, Francis L. Sullivan, Berry Kroeger. A dramatization of the trial and condemnation of Christ with focus on those who accussed him: Pontius Pilate, King Herod, and Caiaphas. Directed by Franklin Schaffner. Originally broadcast on the television series Studio One on April 7, 1952. DVD X596

The Death and Life of Larry Benson Cast: Peg Hillias, Ruth Amos, Lee Remick, Chester Morris, Skip Homeier, Lucie Lancaster. The poetic tale of a family anticipating the return of their long thought "missing in action" son and brother from the confict in Korea. But when he arrives he is not their son. Directed by Paul Nickell. Originally broadcast on the television series Studio One on May 31, 1954. DVD X596

Julius Caesar Cast: Theodore Bikel (Julius Caesar), Alfred Ryder (Marc Antony), Sheppard Strudwick (Cassius), Philip Bourneuf (Brutus), Michael Tolan (Octavius), Richard Morse, John Heldabrand, Bruce Gordon. A made-for-television dramatization of William Shakespeare's play about power, assassination and revenge. Presents a broad range of historical personalities as complicated human beings in agonizing conflict with one another and themselves. Directed by Daniel Petrie; produced by Alex March. Originally broadcast on the television series Studio One on August 1, 1955. DVD X596

Dino Cast: Ralph Meeker, Sal Mineo (Dino), Dort Clark, Rudy Bond, Pat De Simone, Carolyn Brenner, Edgar Stehli, Toni Hallaran, Danny Dennis, Frank Valenza, Brandon Peters. "Dino" is perhaps Sal Mineo's most biographic role, as it reflects so much of his own troubled upbringing. Dino fears his adoring kid brother is his only ally. The older boy has just been released from reform school. He's sullen and uncooperative with his family and his guidance counselors. And Dino knows that if he returns to his life of crime, his brother will be with him. Directed by Paul Nickell; written by Reginald Rose. Originally broadcast on the television series Studio One on January 2, 1956. DVD X596

June Moon Cast: Jack Lemmon, Eva Marie Saint, Edward Andrews, Glenda Farrell, Jean Carson, Joshua Shelley, Philip Sterling. One of the most enduring jazz age satires, stemming out of Ring Lardner's own disillusionment with song publishers rejecting his sardonic lyrics in favor of mindless ditties. It tells the story of brash, aspiring songwriter Fred M. Stevens, bound for New York City and success. Directed by Walter Hart. Adapted by Gerald Goode from the 1929 play by Ring W. Lardner, Jr. and George S. Kaufman. Originally broadcast on the television series Studio One on June 22, 1949. DVD X596

An Almanac of Liberty Cast: Sandy Kenyon, Lawrence Fletcher, Lee Richardson, Ethel Everett, Eli Mintz. Set almost completely in a town hall in a small American town, looks at what happens when a town's people forget about their rights and the rights of others. John Carter, a stranger, has come looking for work, but in fact finds hatred, fear, and suspicion. The nominal leader of the town, Wilkinson, has men and women alike bowing down to his will - and only the local newspaperman Phillips has the nerve to question his authority. Based on the book by Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. Directed by Paul Nickell. Originally broadcast on the television series Studio One on November 8, 1954. DVD X596

The Arena Cast: Wendell Corey, Chester Morris, John Cromwell, Leonra Dana, Edgar Stehli, Harry Holcombe. This political parable written by Rod Serling tells of a young senator named Norton newly appointed to fill out the term of one who has just died. Norton comes with a chip on his shoulder -- his father had been a senator from the same state until he was forced out of politics by the same man Norton now has to deal with because he's a colleague. Norton acquires the ammo to avenge his father but wrestles with whether or not he should use it. Directed by Franklin Schaffner. Originally broadcast on the television series Studio One on April 8, 1956. DVD X596

Confessions of a Nervous Man Cast: George Axelrod, Art Carney, Betty Furness, Jerome Kilty, Bramwell Fletcher. A comedy documentary by George Axelrod, satirizing his recollection of events leading up to and in the year following the debut of his internationally successful play "The seven year itch." Directed by Paul Nickell. Originally broadcast on the television series Studio One on November 30, 1953. DVD X596

Dark Possession Cast: Geraldine Fitzgerald, Barbara O'Neil, Leslie Nielsen, Bramwell Fletcher, Milton Selzer. Written for "Studio One" By Gore Vidal. An anonymous letter-writer creates fear and havoc in the lives of three sisters. Directed by Franklin Schaffner; writer, Gore Vidal. Originally broadcast on the television series Studio One on February 15, 1954. DVD X596

1984 Cast: Eddie Albert, Norma Crane, Lorne Greene, Noel Leslie, Truman Smith, Midge Donaldson, Robert M. Culp, Victor Thorley, Peter A. Ostroff, Janice Mars, Susan Hallaran, Fred Scollay. Tells the story of one man's rebellion against a totalitarian society. Film opens with "This is a story about the immediate future. What happens in this story might happen to us; might hapen to you. If we should ever relax in our fight for freedom, if we should ever allow any individuals to reduced our freedom of thought, our freedom of speech, our freedom of religion..." Directed by Paul Nickell. Originally broadcast on the television series Studio One on September 21, 1953. DVD X596

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 Square Peg
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

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

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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America's First Great Lady
Cast: Gloria Talbott, Richard Ney, John Stephenson. A classic re-telling of the story of Indian princess Pocahontas (Gloria Talbott) and the early days of America's first settlement. Originally presented as an episode on the television series TV Reader's Digest on March 21, 1955. 30 min. DVD X2331

The Brainwashing of John Hayes
Directed by Harry Horner Cast: Vincent Price, Richard Loo, Philip Ahn, Steven Geray, Kei T. Chung. A dramatization of the tortures that sixty-four year old missionary John Hayes (Vincent Price) endured in China for unrelenting months while the communists attempted to brainwash him. Originally presented as an episode on the television series TV Reader's Digest on Nov. 7, 1955. 30 min. DVD X2330

U.S. Steel Hour

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. DVD X2374; vhs Video/C 9662

No Time for Sergeants
Directed and produced by Alex Segal. Cast: Andy Griffith, Harry Clark, Robert Emhardt, Joe Brown, Jr., Eddie LeRoy, Alexander Clark, Arthur Storch, Bob Hastings, G. Albert Smith, Adnia Rice, Thomas Volk, George Kilroy. It's a bad day for the Army when a backwoods boy from Georgia is escorted through the service. All hillbilly Will wants to do is stay in the infantry, but his tough sergeant and the camp commander have other plans for him. Based on the novel by Mac Hyman and the play by Ira Levin. Originally broadcast on ABC on The U.S. Steel hour on March 15, 1955. 60 min. DVD X2374

Wind from the South
Directed by Daniel Petrie. Cast: Julie Harris, Donald Woods, Haila Stoddard, Michael Higgins, Lawrence Fletcher. Shevawn is a shy Irish innkeeper oppressed by her domineering brother and her own morality. She finds encouragement and love in Robert, an older guest whose marriage is falling apart, but each is afraid to declare their feelings for the other. Originally presented on September 14, 1955 as a live television broadcast on the U. S. Steel Hour. 60 min. DVD X2374

What Makes Sammy Run? (NBC's Sunday Showcase)
Cast: Larry Blyden, John Forsythe, Barbara Rush, Dina Merrill, Norman Fell. Sammy Glick is a Jewish boy born in New York's Lower East Side who decides to climb the ladder of success by any means necessary. Through backstabbing and double-crossing, Sammy fights to become the motion picture industry's top screenwriter. A rags to riches story about the world of 1930s Hollywood based on the controversial novel by Budd Schulberg. Original 2-part broadcast on NBC's Sunday Showcase in 1959. 105 min. DVD X1117

Game Shows

I've Got a Secret
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]
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

Pioneers of Television. Episode 4, Game Shows
This fourth segment in a four-part series featuring archival clips offers a fresh take on the first celebrities of television, including interviews with many of them. Game shows traces one of broadcasting's most enduring genres, following game shows from their origins in radio through to their heyday in the 1960s. Looks at the careers of game show developers and hosts Bob Barker, Monty Hall, Regis Philbin, Mark Goodson, Ralph Edwards, Groucho Marx, Chuck Barris and Bill Cullen. Clips include Truth or consequences, Let's make a deal, The Price is right, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Hollywood Squares and Who wants to be a millionaire? Also looks at the scandals involving game shows. Commentary: Jay Leno, Phyllis Diller, Arsenio Hall, Ed McMahon, Betty White, Hugh Downs, Marlo Thomas, Art Linkletter, Doc Severinsen, Barbara Eden, Joyce Randolph, Tim Conway, Sigourney Weaver, Rose Marie, Florence Henderson, Jerry Stiller. 55 min. 2008. DVD 9498

[The Best of] The Price is Right
Hosts, Bill Cullen, Bob Barker. In This TV game show contestants bid auction-style on various pieces of merchandise, and whoever makes the bid closest to the actual price of a particular item wins it. The original series began in 1956 and was very popular for seven years. In 1972 the show was relaunched by CBS as The New Price is Right with a new host. It is the longest continuously running game show in TV history. Videocassette release of quiz shows originally produced for television in the 1950's. Includes original commercials. Special features: includes Bob Barker's entire last week as host of "Price is right." 26 episodes of the television program, originally aired between 1957-1964 and 1972- 2007. 930 min. DVD X8

Queen for a Day
Host, Jack Bailey. "Do YOU want to be Queen for a Day?!" Host Bailey would bellow out those words before each program, to which the audience would reply en masse: "YES!" Four women, each having a sob story to tell, told Bailey why they believed they should be crowned the show's "Queen." After all four stories were told, the audience determined the winner by applause (determined via the "applause meter") and she was presented with an wide array of sponsored prizes. Set contains the seven surviving television episodes (on kinescope transfers), additional footage from 5 other episodes, and the original commercials. Originally a radio program, this popular show transferred to television, on NBC (1956-60) and ABC (1960-64). Originally broadcast on television between 1956-1964. DVD X224
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$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
You Bet Your Life
You bet your life hosted by Groucho Marx was the nation's favorite game show during the 1950's. The quiz show featured a series of competitive questions and a great deal of humourous improvised conversation from contestants picked primarily for their potential to be foils to Marx's wit. Originally broadcast from 1949-1954. 144 min. DVD X250
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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

Anime videograpy (for anime originally appearing on Japanese television)

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

Captain Pugwash
From the animated British television series features thirty adventures of Captain Pugwash and his trusty band of pirates. Voices: Peter Hawkins. Originally produced for television between 1957-1966. 150 min. DVD X190
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Crusader Rabbit. Sahara Today, Gone Tomorrow.
Animated TV show (1949-1957); creators, Alexander Anderson Jay Ward, et al,; 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

Crawford, A. ""Oh Yeah!": "Family Guy" as Magical Realism?" [Part of a special issue on animated television sitcoms]. Journal of Film and Video v. 61 no. 2 (Summer 2009) p. 52-69 UC users only

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 Krazy Kat Kartoon Kollection
Based on George Herriman's beloved 1913 comic strip and translated to the television screen in 1962, these classic cartoons detail the adventures of the lovesick feline Krazy Kat, her friends Ignatz the Mouse and Offissa Pupp, and all the other kooky residents of Kokonino Kounty. [Disc 1] How to win a mouse -- Duel personality -- Krazy and the krooked kaper -- Dreams of glory -- An arrow escape -- A star is born -- Frozen feud -- Stoned through the ages -- Safari -- Castle hassle -- The purloined persian -- The quickest brick in the West -- Sea sore -- Fizzical fitness -- Monument to a mouse -- Looney park -- The desert island -- Bungle in the jungle -- Krazy's Krismas. [Disc 2]. Collector's item -- No such luck -- Carnival capers -- Happy daze -- Series-ous business -- Arty smarty -- Odd for arts sake -- Tourist attacktion -- Alp wanted -- Monumental love -- Network nitwit -- Big and little -- The kat's pajamas -- The world's fair -- Don't call us we'll call you -- Potions of love -- Southern hospitality -- My fair Ignatz -- Keeping up with Krazy -- Housewarming. Directors, Gene Deitch, Al Kouzel, Geoff Pike. Originally produced for television braodcast by King Features Syndicate in 1962. DVD 3757

Looney Tunes Golden Collection
Warner Brothers. Originally broadcast during the 1960's and 1970's television seasons. See Animation videography

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.

Rieder, Howard. "Memories of Mr. Magoo." Cinema Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Spring, 1969), pp. 17-24UC users only
Rosenberg, Milton J. "Mr. Magoo as Public Dream." The Quarterly of Film Radio and Television Vol. 11, No. 4 (Summer, 1957), pp. 337-342 UC users only

Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (United Productions of America (UPA), 1962)
Director, Abe Levitow. Animated musical version of Dickens' classic. 52 min. DVD DVD X5009; vhs 999:1515

Meet the Fuccons(2005)
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. Originally aired on Japanese television TV Tokyo. Director, cinematography, edition, Yoshimasa Ishibashi. 25 min. DVD 5433

The Ren and Stimpy Show
Voices: Jon Kricfalusi, Billy West, Bob Camp, Cheryl Chase, Gary Owens, Harris Peet, Michael Pataki. An animated television show about Ren (an intensly hyperactive chihuahua) and Stimpy (a happy-go-lucky, empty-brained cat) who share bizarre and often repulsive adventures. Their experiences usually involve hairballs, dirty litterboxes, "magic nose goblins", jars of spit, outhouses, eating dirt, monkey vermin and any other imaginable disgusting substance the two can get their paws on. Based on the characters created by John Kricfalusi. Special features: "Ren & Stimpy: in the beginning" featurette; audio commentary from the original creators; image gallery. Disc 1. Stimpy's big day -- The big shot-- Robin Hoek-- Nurse Stimpy -- Space madeness -- The boy who chried rat -- Fire gogs -- The littlest giant -- Marooned -- Untamed world -- Black hole -- Stimpy's invention -- Disc 2. Ren's toothache -- Rubber Nipple salesmen -- Sven Hoek-- Haunted house -- Mad Dog Hoek -- In the army -- Big house blues -- Big baby scam -- Dog show -- Disc 3. Monkey see-- monkey don't -- Powdered toastman -- Fake dad -- Out West-- Stimpy's Fan Club -- The great outdoors -- Visit to Anthony -- The Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen -- Son of Stimpy/Stimpy's first fart -- Man's best friend. Originally broadcast on television during the 1991-1992 for season one and 1992-1993 for season two. 418 min. DVD 9872

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.

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The Simpsons: The Complete Twentieth Season
More politically incorrect incidents happens in Springfield, including: Homer and Ned go into business together as bounty hunters and Marge takes a job at an erotic bakery; Bart gets in trouble with Marge after she finds he has Denis Leary's cell phone and is using it to make prank calls; Lisa becomes an expert crossword puzzle solver, but Homer bets against her in a competition; Homer suspects that the family of Bart's new Muslim friend from Jordan is part of a terrorist plot; Mr. Burns wins a professional basketball team in a poker game; Bart and his fellow underachievers are taken on a 'field trip' to Capital City so that they can miss the standardized test.

Contents: Disc 1. (132 min.): Sex, pies and idiot scrapes -- Lost verizon -- Double, double, boy in trouble -- Treehouse of horror XIX -- Dangerous curves -- Homer and Lisa exchange cross words -- Disc 2. (110 min.): MyPods and boomsticks -- Burns and the bees -- Lisa the drama queen -- Take my life, please -- How the test was won -- Disc 3. (110 min.): No loan again, naturally -- Gone Maggie gone -- In the name of the grandfather -- Wedding for disaster -- Eeny teeny Maya Moe -- Disc 4. (130 min.): Good, the sad and the drugly -- Father knows worst -- Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh -- Four great women and a manicure -- Coming to Homerica. Originally broadcast on television as individual episodes during the 2008-2009 season. 482 min. DVD X2527

The Simpsons: Fourteenth Season
Disc 1. Treehouse of horror XIII ; How I spent my summer vacation ; Bart vs. Lisa vs. the third grade ; Large Marge ; Helter shelter -- disc 2. The great louse detective ; Special Edna ; The dad who knew too little ; The strong arms of the ma ; Pray anything ; Barting over -- disc 3. I'm spelling as fast as I can ; A star is born-again ; Mr. Spritz goes to Washington ; C.E. D'oh ; Scuse me while I miss the sky ; Three gays of the condo -- disc 4. Dude, where's my ranch? ; Old Yeller-belly ; Brake my wife, please ; The Bart of war ; Moe baby blues. 483 min. DVD X6803

The Simpsons: The Complete Thirteenth Season
Continues the animated primetime series that follows the exploits of a hapless and semi-dysfunctional family named the Simpsons, who live in the fictional town of Springfield. Contents: Disc 1. Treehouse of horror XII; The parent rap; Home the Moe; A hunka hunka burns in love; The blunder years -- Disc 2. She of little faith; Brawl in the family; Sweets and sour Marge; Jaws wired shut; Half-descent proposal; The Bart wants what it wants -- Disc 3. The latest gun in the West; The old man and the key; Tales from the public domain; Blame it on Lisa; Weekend at Burnsie's; Gump roast (clip show) -- Disc 4. I am Furious Yellow -- The sweetest Apu; Little girl in the Big Ten; The frying game; Poppa's got a brand new badge. 491 min. DVD X4539

The Simpsons: Twelfth Season
Disc 1. Treehouse of horror XI; Tale of two Springfields; Insane clown poppy; Lisa the tree hugger; Homer vs. Dignity -- Disc 2. Computer wore menace shoes; Great money caper; Skinner's sense of snow; HOMR; Pokey mom; Worst episode ever -- Disc 3. Tennis the menace; Day of the jackanapes; New kids on the blecch; Hungry, hungry Homer; Bye bye nerdie; Simpson safari -- Disc 4. Trilogy of error; I'm goin' to Praiseland; Children of a lesser clod; Simpsons tall tales. Special features: Special introduction from Matt Groening; audio commentaries on every episode with executive producer Mike Scully, joined by writers, actors and directors; deleted scenes with commentary; multi-angle animation showcases; Comic Book Guy - Best. Moments. Ever.; the global fanfest; the commercials; original sketches.Originally broadcast by Fox 2000-2001. 506 min. DVD X2162

The Simpsons: Eleventh Season
Here are some of the best, or at least most disturbing, episodes ever, including ones in which Bart and Homer end up in a leper colony, Apu and Manjula have octuplets, Moe gets a facelift, Homer annoys Mel Gibson, Maude Flanders gets killed, Bart goes bersek and plows through Springfield in a tank, Lisa grows up to be president, and Homer is abducted by evil horse-jockey trolls. Disc 1. Beyond Blunderdome; Brother's little helper; Guess who's coming to criticize dinner; Treehouse of horror X; E-I-E-I-(annoyed grunt) -- Disc 2. Hello gutter, hello fadder; Eight misbehavin'; Take my wife, sleaze; Grift of the magi; Little big mom; Faith off -- Disc 3. The mansion family; Saddlesore Galactica; Alone again, natura-diddily; Missionary, impossible; Pygmoelian; Bart to the future -- Disc 4. Days of wine and d'oh'ses; Kill the alligator and run; Last tap dance in Springfield; It's a mad, mad, mad, mad Marge; Behind the laughter. Originally broadcast in 1999-2000. 496 min. DVD X420

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 Washington -- When Flanders failed -- 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 -- 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. DVD X67 [preservation copy]; 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

Second Season
Voices: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes, Jesse Howell, Franchesca Clifford, Eliza Schneider, Jennifer Howell, Mona Marshall. Disc 1. Episode 201. Terrance and Phillip in not without my anus -- 202. Cartman's mom is still a dirty slut -- 203. Chickenlover -- 204. Ike's wee wee -- 205. Conjoined fetus lady -- 206. The Mexican staring frog of southern Sri Lanka -- Disc 2. 207. Flashbacks -- 208. Summer sucks -- 209. Chef's salty chocolate balls -- 210. Chickenpox -- 211. Roger Ebert should lay off the fatty foods -- 212. Clubhouses -- Disc 3. 213. Cow days -- 214. Chef aid -- 215. Spookyfish -- 216. Merry Chistmas, Charlie Manson! -- 217. Gnomes -- 218. Prehistoric ice man. Special features: "Goin' down to South Park" documentary; Chef "Chocolate salty balls" music video.Eighteen episodes of South Park, originally produced as a television series in 1998-1999. 404 min. DVD X693

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. DVD 6351

Ninth Season
Voices: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes. Join Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny in another series of escapades in South Park, Colorado, including the Emmy Award winning episode, "Best friends forever." In this season, the four boys also take on Scientology, global warming, and gay marriage. Disc 1. Mr. Garrison's fancy new vagina; Die hippie, die; Wing; Best friends forever; The losing edge -- Disc 2. The death of Eric Cartman; Erection day; Two days before the day after tomorrow; Marjorine; Follow that egg -- Disc 3. Ginger Kids; Trapped in the closet; Free Willzyx; Bloody Mary. Originally broadcast on television in 2005. DVD X424

Season Ten
Join Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny as they witness the death of their beloved Chef, band together to defeat a virtual villain who is out to destroy the world, and wrestle with the disturbing consequences of seeing the prophet of the Muslim people on a popular cartoon. For them, it's all part of growing up in South Park. . Disc 1. The return of Chef; Smug alert!; Cartoon wars, part I; Cartoon wars, part II; A million little fibers -- Disc 2: Manbearpig; TSST; Make love, not warcraft; Mystery of the urinal deuce; Miss Teacher bangs a boy -- Disc 3: Hell on Earth 2006; Go God Go; Go God Go XII; Stanley's cup. Originally broadcast on Comedy Central in 2006. DVD X425

Season Eleven
Join Cartman, Stan, Kyle and the rest of the gang as they attempt to rescue Imaginationland from nuclear annihilation, discover the secret behind the Easter Bunny, and get head lice. For them, it's all part of growing up in South Park. Disc 1: With apologies to Jesse Jackson; Cartman sucks; Lice capades; The snuke; Fantastic Easter special. -- Disc 2: D-Yikes; Night of the living homeless; Le petit Tourette; More crap -- Disc 3: Imaginationland; Imaginationland, episode II; Imaginationland, episode III; Guitar Queer-o; The list. Originally broadcast on Comedy Central in 2007. DVD X426

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/Family Shows

Animated Features
Disney TV

Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Volume One(TV, 1992-1996)
Directed by Jim O'Brien. Cast: Sean Patrick Flanery, George Hall, Corey Carrier, Margaret Tyzack, Ruth De Sosa, Lloyd Owen, Kevin McNally. Originally broadcast on television from 1992-1996 as Young Indiana Jones chronicles. Join the amazing journeys of young Indiana Jones as he crosses paths with famous personalities and larger-than-life luminaries on his travels around the world in the early 20th century. Disc 1 (Chapter 1: Egypt 1908): My first adventure; Special features -- Disc 2 (Chapter 2: Paris-Kenya 1908-1909): Passion for life -- Disc 3: Passion for life special features -- Disc 4 (Chapter 3: Florence-Vienna 1908): The perils of Cupid -- Disc 5: The perils of Cupid special features -- Disc 6 (Chapter 4: Russia-Greece 1910): Travels with father; Special features -- Disc 7 (Chapter 5: India-China 1910): Journey of radiance; Special features -- Disc 8 (Chapter 6: Princeton-Mexico 1916): Spring break adventure -- Disc 9: Spring break adventure special features -- Disc 10 (Chapter 7: Ireland-England 1916): Love's sweet song -- Disc 11: Love's sweet song special features -- Disc 12: CD-ROM: Interactive bonus disc. 649 min. DVD X233
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Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Volume Two, The War Years(TV, 1992-1996)
Directed by Jim O'Brien. Cast: Sean Patrick Flanery, George Hall, Corey Carrier, Margaret Tyzack, Ruth De Sosa, Lloyd Owen, Kevin McNally. Originally broadcast on television from 1992-1996 as Young Indiana Jones chronicles. Go on spectacular journeys with young Indy as he travels through Europe, Africa and Asia and comes face to face with Vladimir Lenin, Charles de Gaulle, The Red Baron, and other fascinating characters during the turbulent years of World War I. Disc 1 (Chapter 8: The Somme-Germany 1916): Trenches of hell; Special features -- Disc 2 (Chapter 9: Paris 1916): Demons of deception; Special features -- Disc 3 (Chapter 10: Germany-Africa 1916): Phantom train of doom; Special features -- Disc 4 (Chapter 11: Africa-Congo 1916-17): Oganga, the giver and taker of life; Special features -- Disc 5 (Chapter 12: Austria 1917): Attack of the Hawkmen; Special features -- Disc 6 (Chapter 13: Austria-Petrograd 1917): Adventures in the Secret Service; Special features -- Disc 7 (Chapter 14: Spain-Prague 1917): Espionage escapades; Special features -- Disc 8 (Chapter 15: Palestine 1917): Daredevils of the desert; Special features -- Disc 9: Interactive bonus disc. 726 min. DVD X234
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Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Volume Three, The Years of Change (TV, 1993-1995)
Directed by Jim O'Brien. Cast: Sean Patrick Flanery, George Hall, Corey Carrier, Margaret Tyzack, Ruth De Sosa, Lloyd Owen, Kevin McNally. Originally broadcast on television from 1992-1996 as Young Indiana Jones chronicles. Follow the thrilling escapades as World War I ends and young Indy gets entangled in adventures with famous--and infamous--figures like Ernest Hemingway, Woodrow Wilson, Louis Armstrong and Al Capone during some of the most vibrant years of the 20th century. Disc 1 (Chapter 16: Northern Italy-Morocco 1917): Tales of innocence -- Disc 2 (Chapter 17: Istanbul-Transylvania 1918): Masks of evil -- Disc 3 (Chapter 18: Egypt-Iava-South Pacific 1919): Treasure of the peacock's eye -- Disc 4 (Chapter 19: Paris-Princeton 1919): The winds of change -- Disc 5: The winds of change special features -- Disc 6 (Chapter 20: Chicago 1920): Mystery of the blues -- Disc 7: Mystery of the blues special features -- Disc 8 (Chapter 21: New York City 1920): Scandal of 1920 -- Disc 9 (Chapter 22: Hollywood 1920): Hollywood follies -- Disc 10: Interactive bonus disc. 660 min. DVD X235

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

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 Hardy Boys (The Mickey Mouse Club)
Directed by Charles F. Haas. Cast: Tim Considine, Tommy Kirk, Sarah Selby, Florenz Ames, Russ Conway; introductions by Leonard Maltin. Capture all the excitement of The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure, which debuted on the first day of The Mickey Mouse Club's second season. Frank and Joe are the teenage sons of Fenton Hardy a private detective. Following in their father's footsteps the two boys are looking for a pirate's treasure supposedly hidden in the Applegate Mansion in their neighborhood. Frank and Joe are assisted by Joe's girlfriend Iola and hindered by their Aunt Gertrude who is looking after them while their father is out of town. Bonus features: "The mystery of the Applegate treasure: an introducton"; The Hardy Boys unmasked; galleries. Originally aired on television in 1956-1957. 269 min. DVD X18
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Hiya, Kids!!: A 50's Saturday Morning.
DVD 9645

Disc 1, Kukla, Fran and Ollie A segment from "the first great TV puppet show" that premiered on October 13, 1947 and had a continuous run until 1957. Established radio star Fran Allison played herself on the show as the perfect counterbalance to the antics of the puppets, and her natural ability to ad-lib allowed the show to run completely unscripted and unrehearsed. Burr Tillstrom, considered one of the greats in puppet history, created and performed all the characters. Segment from a television program originally produced 1947-1957.

Disc 1, Flash Gordon Cast: Steve Holland, Irene Champlin, Joe Nash. A segment from the television series featuring space hero Flash Gordon and his crew of the Galaxy Bureau of Investigation who patrol space, battling space monsters, power-mad alien dictators and other threats to the stability of the universe. This episode is titled "Deadline at noon." Based on the character created by Alex Raymond. Segment from a television program originally produced 1954.

Disc 1, Annie Oakley Cast: Gail Davis, Jimmy Hawkins, Brad Johnson. A segment from the fictionalized account of the life of legendary Wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley. The television series is set in the quiet western town of Diablo, where Annie and her little brother Tagg made sure that outlaws who mosey into town keep on going. This episode features "Annie and the bicycle riders." Segment from a television program originally produced 1954-1957.

Disc 1, Lassie Cast: Tommy Rettig, Jan Clayton, George Cleveland. A segment from the adventure TV program featuring Lassie, the dog. Lassie debuted in 1954 and became an immediate sensation supporting a series which ran for an amazing 20 years and won two Emmy Awards. The series starred film veteran Tommy Rettig as Jeff Miller, Lassie's faithful owner and best frend for 110 episodes. Segment from a television program originally produced 1954-1974.

Disc 1, Howdy Doody A segment from the first network children's show to run five days a week. "Buffalo" Bob Smith created and hosted the show, as well as provided the voice of the puppet Howdy Doody. It also featured Clarabelle the Clown and other residents of Doodyville. Segment from a television program originally produced 1947-1960.

Disc 2, Ding Dong School Cast: Frances R. Horwich. A segment from the preschool educational television series Ding Dong School, hosted by Dr. Frances R. Horwich, chairman of the education Department at Chicago's Roosevelt College. The program became profoundly instrumental in paving the way for preschool television. Segment from a television program originally produced 1952-1959.

Disc 2, The Paul Winchell Show A segment from the children's television series featuring the self-taught ventriloquist Paul Winchell giving voice to his own Jerry Mahoney puppet. Segment from a television program originally produced 1949-1954.

Disc 2, Time for Beany Cast: Daws Butler, Stan Freberg. A segment from the children's television series featuring the puppets Beany and Cecil, a silly seasick serpent and his beanie-topped companion, voiced by the talented Daws Butler and Stan Freberg. Segment from a television program originally produced 1949-1954.

Disc 2, The Roy Rogers Show Cast: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Pat Brady. A segment from the television program from the Double R Ranch featuring "The king of the cowboys" Roy, his "smartest horse in the movies" Trigger, "the queen of the cowgirls" Dale Evans, her horse Buttermilk, their dog Bullet, and even Pat's jeep Nellybelle. Segment from a television program originally produced 1951-1957.

Disc 2, Captain Z-Ro Cast: Roy Steffens, Bruce Haynes. A segment from the sci-fi educational television series which came to us "from a remote, uncharted region of a planet called Earth." The series received much praise for its outstainding educational value, introducing and explaining concepts and applications of scientific principles. Roy Steffens, who created and wrote the show portrayed the title role of Captain Z-Ro. Segment from a television program originally produced 1951-1956.

Disc 3, The Rootie Kazootie Club Created by Steve Carlin, the Rootie Kazottie Club met over the airwaves from 1950 to 1954 with "Big Todd" Russell, Mr. Deetle Doodle and, of course, the puppet Rootie Kazootie! Segment from a television program originally produced 1950-1954.

Disc 3, Winky Dink and You Jack Berry (host), Dayton Allen (Mr. Bungle), Mae Questel (Winky Dink voice) "Get our your Winky Dink kit, because it's time for Winky Dink and You." This program was the first interactive television show. The core of the program was children sent away for a kit. The kit had a plastic screen that stuck to the TV tube with static electricity. Crayons were used to draw on the screen. When a character needed special help, children would be asked to draw on the screen, give assistance and free the character from trouble. Segment from a television program originally produced 1953-1957.

Disc 3, Super Circus Every Saturday the small screen was transformed into the big top during Super Circus featuring Ringmaster (and former radio announcer), Claude Kirchner. Ringmaster Kirchner, clowns Cliffy, Nicky and Scampy, and the various circus acts thrilled the kids. But it was bandleader Mary Hartline who becamse the real attraction. Segment from a television program originally produced 1949-1955.

Disc 3, Andy's Gang "Plunk your magic twanger, Froggy!" Andy's Gang was an immensely popular variety show for kids starring Andy Devine. Along with Froggy the Gremlin, Midnight the Cat, Squeaky the Mouse and some other oddball regulars, there were skits, weekly serials and book readings by Andy. This program features an episode from the serial "Little Fox" titled "The bee hunter." Segment from a television program originally produced 1955-1960.

Disc 3, The Cisco Kid Cast: Duncan Renaldo (Cisco Kid), Leo Carrillo. The Cisco Kid was well known to audiences from numerous films long before the television series. The Cisco Kid and his English-mangling sidekick Pancho traveled the old west in the grand tradition of righting wrongs and fighting injustice wherever they found it, ending each episode with the exclamations, "Hey, Poncho, Hey, Cisco!". Segment from a television program originally produced 1950-1956.

Disc 3, Sky King Cast: Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters, Harvey Grant. A segment from the television series about an Arizona rancher and pilot who stumbles upon danger in every episode and then saves the day. Kirby Grant who played Schuyler "Sky" King was an accomplished aviator, which contributed to the believablity of the show. This episode features the adventures of a blind boy and his guide dog. Segment from a television program originally produced 1951-1959.

Disc 4, The Magic Clown Features two episodes from the television series in which all of the children in the audience donned fezzes to immitate the sponsor's image of Turkish men on the wrapper of Bonamo's Turkish Taffy. The show consists of the clown Zovello performing magic tricks interspersed with promotions for candy products. Segment from a television program originally produced 1949-1954.

Disc 4, Kids and Company. Originating in New York, this 1950s American Idol of the moppet word showcased children with various talents. This show features children performing in a jazz band, a baton twirler, a painist, singer and a dance troupe culminating with a presentation of the "Kid of the year" award. Hosted by Johnny Olson, who went on to become the announcer for successful game shows. Segment from a television program originally produced 1951-1952.

Disc 4, Juvenile Jury Jack Barry hosts a panel of children between the ages of 3 to 12 who make pronouncements on dilemmas posed by viewers and audience members. Questions ranged from simple matters of opinion to advice on everyday problems of interest to children. Segment from a television program originally produced 1947-1954.

Disc 4, Shenna, Queen of the Jungle A television series staring model Irish McCalla who played Sheena, Queen of the jungle, with her trusty side-kicks Bob Rayburn and "Chim" the chimpanzee who usually stole the show. In this episode titled "The rival queen," Sheena thwarts the plans of two escaped convicts, aided by one of their wives, to start a tribal war to divert attention from their scheme to steal treasure from the natives. Segment from a television program originally produced 1955-1956.

Disc 4, The Pinky Lee Show The Pinky Lee Show was quite ahead of its time, more comparable with the shows of today. A former burlesque performer, Pinky Lee brought a fast paced series of skits and humerous monologues to the program and extensive interaction with his audience of children and parents. The first episode presents marionettes by Russell Clark. Segment from a television program originally produced 1954-1956.

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.

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The Howdy Doody Show. This delightful collection contains 40 of the best full length episodes from 1949 to 1954 of the children's television program featuring the puppet Howdy Doody, his friends Buffalo Bob, Clarabell the clown, and other residents of Doodyville. Chosen because they were the most requested episodes by Howdy Doody fans. Bonus DVD contains interviews with Bob Keeshan (Clarabell), Eddie Kean (writer/composer) E. Roger Muir (producer/director) and Bob Smith (Buffalo Bob and Voice of Howdy Doody). Bonus features: Interviews; Howdy Doody historical and interactive timeline; photo gallery; 3 bonus episodes: 5th anniversary episode with guest Fred Allen, 8th anniversary episode with Gabby Hayes, and the famous 1969 one-hour color farewell episode where Clarabell speaks. 1260 min. DVD X910

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

A segment from the first network children's show to run five days a week. "Buffalo" Bob Smith created and hosted the show, as well as provided the voice of the puppet Howdy Doody. It also featured Clarabelle the Clown and other residents of Doodyville. Segment from a television program originally produced 1947-1960. DVD 9645

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

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

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

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

Lassie
Cast: Tommy Rettig, Jan Clayton, George Cleveland. A segment from the adventure TV program featuring Lassie, the dog. Lassie debuted in 1954 and became an immediate sensation supporting a series which ran for an amazing 20 years and won two Emmy Awards. The series starred film veteran Tommy Rettig as Jeff Miller, Lassie's faithful owner and best frend for 110 episodes. Segment from a television program originally produced 1954-1974. DVD 9645

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. The First Week (1967)
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, after Sesame Street, is the second longest running children's program on PBS. Based on child development and early education principles and deliberately slow-paced, the program allows children time to reflect on what they see and hear. Each Mister Rogers' Neighborhood explores a major theme of childhood, through the real world and a related make-believe puppet story. In these first five episodes of the program a joyful 39-year old Fred Rogers introduces himself to America's children. Credits: Created by Fred Rogers ; executive producer, Fred Rogers ; producer, Sam Newbury ; associate producer, Margaret Whitmer ; director, Paul Lally ; music director, John Costa ; consultants, Margaret B. McFarland, Albert V. Corrado. DVD X5346

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Program 1481 (1981)
Mr. Rogers puts together three sticks to create a stand for a seat. Mr. McFeely brings a seat to finish the chair. Mr. Rogers brings out an easel and a pad of paper and draws with crayons. Includes a 7 minute factory visit showing "How crayons are made." In the NOM (puppet story), King Friday is having a drawing contest. Miss Paulifficate calls Harriet Cow to tell her about it. At the school, the class thinks of different ways to draw the neighborhood. Handyman Negri builds a judging stand. Lady Elaine tells Handyman Negri that she has to win the contest because she will be better liked if she wins. Examining the issue of competition, Mr. Rogers discusses how the enjoyment of doing things is more important than winning. Cast: Neighbors: David Newell (Mr. McFeely), Audrey Roth (Miss Paulifficate), Joe Negri (Handyman Negri) -- Puppets: Harriet Elizabeth Cow, Lady Elaine Fairchilde, Daniel Striped Tiger, Ana Platypus, King Friday XIII, Prince Tuesday. Songs: Won't you be my neighbor? Do it, You are special, It's such a good feeling. 30 min. DVD X5347

Pee-Wee's Playhouse. Vol 1
Cast: Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman), John Paragon, William Marshall, Lynne Marie Stewart, S. Epatha Merkerson, Anna Seidman, Phil Hartman. Each show, Pee-Wee Herman comes to his wonderful playhouse where anything can happen. Whether it be screaming at the secret word, entertaining friends or enjoying animation clips presented by the King of Cartoons or the stories of the claymation girl, Penny; there's always lots to do. Meet Pee-Wee's gang including Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis, Reba the Mail Lady, and Jambi the Genie. Includes two "lost" shows never before released. Contains all 23 episodes from the first two seasons of Pee-Wee's playhouse. Each episode is approximately 25 minutes. Videodisc release of programs originally broadcast on television in 1986 and 1987.
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Disc 1 (Episodes 1-7). Ice cream soup -- Luau for two -- Rainy day -- Now you see me, now you don't -- Just another day -- Beauty makeover -- The restaurant -- Disc 2 (Episodes 8-11). Ants in your pants -- Monster in the playhouse -- Cowboy and the cowntess -- Stolen apples -- Disc 3 (Episodes 12-15). Gang's all here -- Party! -- Open house -- Puppy in the playhouse -- Disc 4 (Episodes 16-19). Store -- Pee-Wee catches a cold -- Why wasn't I invited? -- Tons of fun -- Disc 5 (Episodes 20-23). School -- Spring -- Playhouse in outer space-- Pajama party. DVD 9850

Disc 6 (Episodes 24-29). Reba eats and Pterri runs -- To tell the tooth -- Dr. Pee-wee and the Del Rubios -- Fire in th playhouse -- Love that story -- Sick, did someone say sick? -- Disc 7.(Episodes 30-33). Miss Yvonne's visit -- Rebarella -- Heat wave -- Chairry-tee drive -- Disc 8 (Episodes 34-37). Let's play office -- I remember Curtis -- Conky's breakdown -- Mystery. -- Disc 9 (Episodes 38-41). Front page Pee-wee -- Tango time -- Playhouse day -- Accidental playhouse. -- Disc 10 (Episodes 42-45). Fun, fun, fun -- Camping out -- Something to do -- Playhouse for sale. DVD 9851

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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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Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Volume One(TV, 1992-1996)
Directed by Jim O'Brien. Cast: Sean Patrick Flanery, George Hall, Corey Carrier, Margaret Tyzack, Ruth De Sosa, Lloyd Owen, Kevin McNally. Originally broadcast on television from 1992-1996 as Young Indiana Jones chronicles. Join the amazing journeys of young Indiana Jones as he crosses paths with famous personalities and larger-than-life luminaries on his travels around the world in the early 20th century.
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Volume One(Disc 1 (Chapter 1: Egypt 1908): My first adventure; Special features -- Disc 2 (Chapter 2: Paris-Kenya 1908-1909): Passion for life -- Disc 3: Passion for life special features -- Disc 4 (Chapter 3: Florence-Vienna 1908): The perils of Cupid -- Disc 5: The perils of Cupid special features -- Disc 6 (Chapter 4: Russia-Greece 1910): Travels with father; Special features -- Disc 7 (Chapter 5: India-China 1910): Journey of radiance; Special features -- Disc 8 (Chapter 6: Princeton-Mexico 1916): Spring break adventure -- Disc 9: Spring break adventure special features -- Disc 10 (Chapter 7: Ireland-England 1916): Love's sweet song -- Disc 11: Love's sweet song special features -- Disc 12: CD-ROM: Interactive bonus disc. 649 min. DVD X233

Volume Two Go on spectacular journeys with young Indy as he travels through Europe, Africa and Asia and comes face to face with Vladimir Lenin, Charles de Gaulle, The Red Baron, and other fascinating characters during the turbulent years of World War I. Disc 1 (Chapter 8: The Somme-Germany 1916): Trenches of hell; Special features -- Disc 2 (Chapter 9: Paris 1916): Demons of deception; Special features -- Disc 3 (Chapter 10: Germany-Africa 1916): Phantom train of doom; Special features -- Disc 4 (Chapter 11: Africa-Congo 1916-17): Oganga, the giver and taker of life; Special features -- Disc 5 (Chapter 12: Austria 1917): Attack of the Hawkmen; Special features -- Disc 6 (Chapter 13: Austria-Petrograd 1917): Adventures in the Secret Service; Special features -- Disc 7 (Chapter 14: Spain-Prague 1917): Espionage escapades; Special features -- Disc 8 (Chapter 15: Palestine 1917): Daredevils of the desert; Special features -- Disc 9: Interactive bonus disc. 726 min. DVD X234

Volume ThreeFollow the thrilling escapades as World War I ends and young Indy gets entangled in adventures with famous--and infamous--figures like Ernest Hemingway, Woodrow Wilson, Louis Armstrong and Al Capone during some of the most vibrant years of the 20th century. Disc 1 (Chapter 16: Northern Italy-Morocco 1917): Tales of innocence -- Disc 2 (Chapter 17: Istanbul-Transylvania 1918): Masks of evil -- Disc 3 (Chapter 18: Egypt-Iava-South Pacific 1919): Treasure of the peacock's eye -- Disc 4 (Chapter 19: Paris-Princeton 1919): The winds of change -- Disc 5: The winds of change special features -- Disc 6 (Chapter 20: Chicago 1920): Mystery of the blues -- Disc 7: Mystery of the blues special features -- Disc 8 (Chapter 21: New York City 1920): Scandal of 1920 -- Disc 9 (Chapter 22: Hollywood 1920): Hollywood follies -- Disc 10: Interactive bonus disc. 660 min. DVD X235

Disney TV

Along the Oregon Trail (Wonderful World of Color, 1956)
This Disneyland episode served to promote the upcoming theatrical feature Westward Ho the Wagons, with that film's star, Fess Parker, acting as narrator. After a brief segment in which host Walt Disney relates the history of the Oregon Trail (the pioneer route from Kansas City to the Pacific Coast), the episode segues into a dramatized sequence, combining footage from the feature film as well as some freshly-shot vignettes. Several of the actors appearing in Westward Ho the Wagons repeat their roles in this portion of the program, in which the preparations made by settlers to undertake the 2000-mile westard trek along the Oregon Trail are meticulously detailed. Also heard are two songs from the film, the title number and "Pioneer's Prayer" (the film's popular ditty "Wringle Wrangle" was reserved for a special presentation of Disney's The Mickey Mouse Club. Ironically, while one of the stars of the Westward Ho the Wagons, George Reeves of Superman fame, does not appear in "The Oregon Trail", Phyllis Coates, who'd previously played Lois Lane to Reeves' Clark Kent, shows up in an important supporting role. DVD 9953 [preservation copy]; Video Disc 186

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. DVD 9953 [preservation copy]; 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)

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)

A Day in the Life of Donald Duck
A 1956 episode of the Disneyland TV show. As the name of the episode implies, viewers experience Donald Duck himself as he struggles through a typical day at the Walt Disney Studios. In the process, he meets up with Jimmie Dodd, Roy Williams, the Mouseketeers and even his own voice and alter ego, Clarence Nash himself. This episode introduces a catchy new song about Donald, "Quack, Quack, Quack, Donald Duck." Included on DVD 4780

Elfego Baca(Walt Disney Presents)
"Elfego Baca" was a series of 10 episodes shown on "Walt Disney Presents" from 1958-1960. The introduction song told about Elfego, the brave man who fought outlaws with his brains instead of guns (he was an attorney). "Elfego was wise, and Elfego was strong. Elfego, El Gato, who made right from wrong. And the legend is that, like El Gato the cat, Nine Lives had Elfego Baca." Episode 1. The nine lives of Elfego Baca (broadcast Oct. 3, 1958) -- Episode 2. Four down and five lives to go (broadcast Oct. 17, 1958) -- Episode 5. Elfego Baca: Attorney at law (broadcast Feb. 6, 1959) Cast: Robert Loggia (Elfego Baca); Robert F. Simon, Lisa Montell, Nestor Paiva (Ep. 1 & 2); Annette Funicello, James Drury, James Dunn (Ep. 5) DVD X17

Eyes in Outer Space(1958)
Directed by Ward Kimball. Released initially as a featurette to theaters, this show came to the "Disneyland" show three years later. The focus is on the weather. There is a portion devoted to water, and how it changes forms. Then, satellites and weather prediction are covered. The subject matter may not be the most exciting, which makes the abstract animation and unusual jazz music the highlights.Included in the compilation Tomorrowland: Disney in space and beyond.DVD 3605

Huebner, Andrew J. "The conditional optimist: Walt Disney's postwar futurism." The Sixties, Volume 2, Issue 2 December 2009 , pages 227 - 244 UC users only

Mars and Beyond.(1957)
Directed by Ward Kimball. "...an episode of Disneyland which aired on December 4, 1957. It was directed by Ward Kimball and narrated by Paul Frees. This episode discusses the possibility of life on other planets, especially Mars. It begins with an introduction of Walt Disney and his robot friend Garco, who provide a brief overview. It continues with an animated presentation about mankind seeking to understand the world in which he lives, first noticing patterns in the stars, and developing certain beliefs regarding the celestial bodies. Theories from scientists and philosophers are discussed, including Ptolemy's inaccurate, but formerly-accepted theories, as well as those of Copernicus. Life on other planets is considered, soon focusing on Mars. Ideas from science-fiction authors H.G. Wells and Edgar Rice Burroughs are brought to life with more colorful animation. Pulp science fiction comics of the time are parodied in the same straightforward tone as everything else (this segment features Kimball's comic tone and there's even a cameo appearance by Donald Duck)." [Wikipedia] Included in the compilation Tomorrowland: Disney in space and beyond.DVD 3605

Huebner, Andrew J. "The conditional optimist: Walt Disney's postwar futurism." The Sixties, Volume 2, Issue 2 December 2009 , pages 227 - 244 UC users only
Telotte, J. P. "Animating Space: Disney, Science, and Empowerment." Science Fiction Studies, Mar2008, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p48-59, 12p UC users only
Telotte, J. P. "Disney in Science Fiction Land." Journal of Popular Film & Television; Spring2005, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p12-20, 9p UC users only

Man and the Moon(1955)
Directed by Ward Kimball. "...an episode of Disneyland which originally aired on December 28, 1955. It was directed by Disney animator Ward Kimball, and is about the Moon. It begins with a humorous look with Man's fascination with the Moon through animation. This segment features the Moon's usage in everything from William Shakespeare and children's nursery rhymes to lunar superstitions and scientific research. Then Kimball comes on with some information on the moon, supplemented by graphics. Kimball then introduces Dr. Wernher Von Braun, who discusses plans for a trip around the moon. Dr. Wernher Von Braun was employed as a technical consultant on this film by Walt Disney, and on a number of other Disney films [1]. He had a great knowledge of rockets, as he had helped to develop the V2 Rocket whilst working for Nazi Germany." [Wikipedia] Included in the compilation Tomorrowland: Disney in space and beyond.DVD 3605

Huebner, Andrew J. "The conditional optimist: Walt Disney's postwar futurism." The Sixties, Volume 2, Issue 2 December 2009 , pages 227 - 244 UC users only
Telotte, J. P. "Animating Space: Disney, Science, and Empowerment." Science Fiction Studies, Mar2008, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p48-59, 12p UC users only
Telotte, J. P. "Disney in Science Fiction Land." Journal of Popular Film & Television; Spring2005, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p12-20, 9p UC users only

Man in Space.(1955)
Directed by Ward Kimball. "...an episode of Disneyland which originally aired on March 9, 1955. It was directed by Disney animator Ward Kimball. Later, it was edited into a featurette to play in theaters, accompanying Davy Crockett and the River Pirates. This Disneyland episode (set in Tomorrowland), was narrated partly by Kimball and also by such famed scientists as Dr. Willy Ley, Dr. Heinz Haber, Dr. Wernher von Braun and Dick Tufeld of Lost in Space fame. The show talks briefly about the lighthearted history of rockets and is followed by discussions of satellites, a practical look (through humorous animation) at what spacemen will have to face in a rocket (both physically and psychologically, such as momentum, weightlessness, radiation, even space sickness) and a rocket takeoff into space." [Wikipedia] Included in the compilation Tomorrowland: Disney in space and beyond.DVD 3605

Huebner, Andrew J. "The conditional optimist: Walt Disney's postwar futurism." The Sixties, Volume 2, Issue 2 December 2009 , pages 227 - 244 UC users only
Telotte, J. P. "Animating Space: Disney, Science, and Empowerment." Science Fiction Studies, Mar2008, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p48-59, 12p UC users only
Telotte, J. P. "Disney in Science Fiction Land." Journal of Popular Film & Television; Spring2005, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p12-20, 9p UC users only

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)

The Mickey Mouse Club Presents Annette: 1957-58 Season
Chosen by Walt Disney himself as an original cast member, Annette soon became the most popular Mousketeer. Showcased here is her entire series from "Walt Disney Presents: Annette" about a young country girl who moves to the suburbs to live with her well-to-do aunt and uncle and learns to adapt amongst her peers, without changing who she is. 286 min. DVD X868

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)

Our Friend the Atom.(1958)
Directed by Hamilton Luske; Walt Disney Studios. "Our Friend The Atom...was produced by Disney in cooperation with the U.S. Navy and General Dynamics, builders of the nuclear submarine USS Nautilus. As a "Tomorrowland" segment of the Disneyland television show, Our Friend The Atom relates the history of atomic energy, beginning with a clip from the earlier film 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, which erroneously maintains that author Jules Verne predicted the use of atomic energy. The film then progresses to an animated fairy tale of a fisherman who finds a bronze bottle in his net. Opening the flask, the fisherman is confronted by a genie, who explains that after centuries of confinement, he has resolved to kill whomever opens the bottle. The fisherman feigns surprise that so large a being could fit into the bottle. The genie returns to the vessel to prove that it can be done, and the wily fisherman corks the bottle up. Finally, the genie relents and promises to grant the fisherman his wishes if the bottle is uncorked. Says the narrator, "The story of the atom is like this fable, come true through science. For centuries we have been casting our nets into the sea of the great unknown in search of knowledge. Finally, we found a vessel and, like the one in the fable, it contains the genie." In a combination of live-action and animation, Our Friend The Atom moves from this fairy tale premise to an international history of atomic energy that culminates in American control of the technology. To soothe public apprehension, atomic energy is explained in terms of common household items. An atomic reactor, the viewer is told, is just like a big furnace. An atomic chain reaction is likened to what happens when a stray ping-pong ball is thrown at a mass of mousetraps with ping-pong balls set on each one. The narrator relates that an atomic explosion might be like the angry genie, but with the nuclear reactor and the magic power to transmute ordinary materials into radioactive tools in science and medicine, "Here lies our chance to make the atomic genie our friend." The film ends with the prediction that "clean" nuclear reactors will replace grimy coal and oil power plants. Radiation will be used to produce better crops and livestock. People will zoom from place to place in atomic cars, trains, boats and planes. "Then, the atom will become truly our friend."" [From: Langer, Mark. "Disney's Atomic Fleet." Animation World Magazine, Issue 3.1, April 1998]

Included in the compilation Tomorrowland: Disney in space and beyond.DVD 3605

DelGaudio, Sybil. "If Truth Be Told, Can 'Toons Tell It? Documentary and Animation." Film History, Vol. 9, No. 2, Non-Fiction Film (1997), pp. 189-199 UC users only
Huebner, Andrew J. "The conditional optimist: Walt Disney's postwar futurism." The Sixties, Volume 2, Issue 2 December 2009 , pages 227 - 244 UC users only
Langer, Mark. "Why the atom is our friend: Disney, general dynamics and the USS 'Nautilus.'" Art History March 1995 v18 n1 p63(34)
Mechling, Elizabeth Walker; Jay Mechling. "The atom according to Disney." The Quarterly Journal of Speech, Nov 1995 v81 n4 p436(18)

Peter Pan (Walt Disney Pictures, 1953)
Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske. This animated story begins when the hero of Wendy, John and Michael's bedtime stories--Peter Pan--returns to the nursery and invites them on a magical journey to Never Land. With the help of Tinker Bell, his feisty sidekick, and a dazzling shower of pixie dust, Peter Pan teaches them to fly. Off they soar to an enchanted island filled with wonder and adventure. Before they know it, they're knee-deep in a high-flying battle with swashbuckling pirates, led by Peter's arch enemy, Captain Hook--whose time is nearly up against a ticktocking crocodile. 76 min. DVD 136; VHS 999:220
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The Swamp Fox (TV, Walt Disney Presents)
The Swamp Fox is the Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion. This patriot fought the British using unusual methods as he matched wits with the Tories in stories of adventure and action. Contents: Episode 1. Birth of the Swamp Fox (broadcast Oct. 23, 1959) -- Episode 2. Swamp Fox: Brother against brother (broadcast Oct. 30, 1959) -- Episode 3. Swamp Fox: Tory vengeance (broadcast Jan. 1, 1960). Leslie Nielsen (The Swamp Fox); John Sutton, Joy Page, Tim Considine, Barbara Eiler. DVD X17
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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

Huebner, Andrew J. "The conditional optimist: Walt Disney's postwar futurism." The Sixties, Volume 2, Issue 2 December 2009 , pages 227 - 244 UC users only
Mechling, Elizabeth Walker; Mechling, Jay. "The Atom According to Disney" The Quarterly Journal of Speech, vol. 81, no. 4, pp. 436-53, November 1995. UC users only
Telotte, J. P. "Animating Space: Disney, Science, and Empowerment." Science Fiction Studies, Mar2008, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p48-59, 12p UC users only
Telotte, J. P. "Disney in science fiction land." Journal of Popular Film & Television, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 12-20, 2005 UC users only
Telotte, J. P. "Stories of Fact and (Science) Fiction" In: Disney TV Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2004. (MAIN: PN1992.92.W35 T45 2004)

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

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

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

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

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
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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 (1991) DVD 7356
Anna Karenina (2001) Video/C 9222
Bleak House (1997) DVD X3526
Breaking the Code (1997) Video/C 999:1822
David Copperfield DVD X3519; Video/C 7399
Downton Abbey DVD X7259-7260
Dracula (2006) DVD 7817
Elizabeth I The Virgin Queen (1996) DVD 5422
The Flame Trees of Thika DVD X5630; vhs 999:2160
The Forsythe Saga (2002) DVD 2446
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996) DVD X3187
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1976) Video/C 999:1595
God on Trial (2008) DVD X2117
Great Expectations (1999) Video/C 6569
I, Claudius (1976) DVD 381; vhs Video/C 2104
Jane Eyre. (2006) 240 min. DVD 7959
Jeeves and Wooster DVD 819-820 (1st season, 1990); also on VHS Video/C 6513-6517
King Lear (1998) DVD X3585; vhs Video/C 5796
Middlemarch (1994) DVD 7358; Video/C MM156
Nostromo (1996) Video/C 999:1612
Othello (2001) DVD 1175
Our Town (2003) DVD 2631
Persuasion (1995) DVD X901
Sons & Lovers (2003) DVD 8108
A Tale of Two Cities (1989) DVD 1400; VHS 999:1649
Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005) DVD 8109
Traffik Video/C 3166
The Turn of the Screw (1999) DVD X3161; Video/C 999:2973
Uncle Vanya (1962) DVD X884; Video/C 6853
The Woman in White Video/C 999:3648
Wuthering Heights (1998) Video/C 999:3602; DVD X4853

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
The Changling (BBC, 1993) DVD X2102
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; 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). 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)
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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Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Drama, 2006

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

Season Three Disc 1. Meaning -- Cane & Able -- Informed consent -- Lines in the sand -- Fools for love -- Disc 2. Que será será -- Son of a coma guy -- Whac-a-mole -- Finding Judas -- Merry little Christmas -- Disc 3. Words and deeds -- One day, one room -- Needle in a haystack -- Insensitive -- Half-wit -- Disc 4. Top secret -- Fetal position -- Airborne -- Act your age -- House training -- Disc 5. Family -- Resignation -- Jerk -- Human error. Special features: Disc 1: Alternate scene; Disc 2: Half-wit commentary; Disc 5: Blooper reel, Anatomy of an episode : The jerk, soundtrack session with Band from TV, and production featurettes. 17 hrs., 30 min. DVD X2217

Season Four Disc one. Alone -- The right stuff -- 97 seconds -- Guardian angels -- Mirror, mirror. Disc two. Whatever it takes -- Ugly -- You don't want to know -- Games -- It's a wonderful lie. Disc three. Frozen -- Don't ever change -- No more Mr. Nice Guy -- Living the dream. Disc four. House's head -- Wilson's heart. Special features: Disc four: House's soap: prescription passion; New beginnings; Meet the writers; The visual effects of "House"; Anatomy of a scene: the bus crash; My favorite episode so far--; "House's head" commentary with creator/executive producer David Shore and executive producer Katie Jacobs. Originally broadcast on Fox during the 2007-2008 season. 704 min. DVD X2218

Season Five Disc 1. Dying changes everything; Not cancer; Adverse events; Birthmarks; Lucky Thirteen -- Disc 2. Joy; The itch; Emancipation; Last resort; Let them eat cake -- Disc 3. Joy to the world; Painless; Big baby; The greater good; Unfaithful -- Disc 4. The softer side; The social contract; Here kitty; Locked in; Simple explanation -- Disc 5. Saviors; House divided; Under my skin; Both sides now. Special features: Disc 3: House meets a milestone: the 100th episode. Disc 4: "Locked in" commentary with writer/producer David Foster and writers/executive producers Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner. Disc 5: "Keeping it real: accuracy in writing;" "Dr. Mom: Cuddy's storyline" featurette; anatomy of a teaser; "House guests: casting the show" featurette Originally broadcast on Fox during the 2008-2009 season. 17 hrs., 40 min. DVD X2219

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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Music/Musical Variety

The Complete Ed Sullivan Shows: Starring the Beatles
Now viewers can experience the moment music changed forever! When the Beatles stepped onto Sullivan's New York stage on Sunday, February 9, 1964 to make their American TV debut, 86 percent of all TVs on at that hour tuned in. The Beatles appeared on the Sullivan show four times and presented here are those uncut shows, including not only all of the other performances, but also all of the original commercials. Newly remastered also includes an interview between Ed Sullivan and the Beatles, additional footage, and more.

Contents: February 9, 1964: Ed's opening. All my loving (The Beatles) ; Till there was you (The Beatles) ; She loves you (The Beatles). Card and salt shaker trick (Fred Kaps). I'll do anything for you (cast of Oliver!). As long as he needs me (Oliver!) (Georgia Brown). Frank Gorshin, comedian/impressionist. Terry McDermott, Olympic athlete. Medley of favorite show tunes (Tessie O'Shea). Comedy/office sketch (McCall and Brill). I saw her standing there (The Beatles) ; I want to hold your hand (The Beatles). Acrobatic physical comedy (Wells & the Four Fays) -- February 16, 1964: She loves you ; This boy ; All my loving (The Beatles). Audience bow (Sonny Liston, heavyweight champion). Audience bow (Joe Louis, former heavyweight champion). Boxing skit (Allen and Rossi). It's too darn hot ; Medley of hits (Mitzi Gaynor). Sway pole routine (The Nerveless Knocks). Complex comedy bits (Myron Cohen). I saw her standing there ; From me to you ; I want to hold your hand (The Beatles). DVD X6273 (First Beatles performance also on Video/C 9382)

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

Elvis '68 Comeback Special
Disc 1. The original Elvis television special; both Black leather sit-down shows in their entirety featuring jam sessions with original band-mates Scotty Moore, D.J. Fontana, and friends -- Disc 2. Both Black leather stand-up shows in their entirety featuring Elvis performing solo on stage; the complete, raw form, used and unused takes: Trouble/Guitar man opening; If I can dream show closer; "Huh-huh-huh" promotional tag for the television special (all takes); If I can dream bonus music video created for this DVD -- Disc 3. Complete, raw form, used and unused takes: Gospel production number; Guitar man production number. Music: A little less conversation -- All shook up -- Are you lonesome tonight? -- Baby, what you want me to do -- Big boss man -- Blue Christmas -- Blue suede shoes -- Can't help falling in love -- Don't be cruel -- Guitar man -- Heartbreak Hotel -- Hound dog -- If I can dream -- It hurts me -- Jailhouse rock -- Lawdy Miss Clawdy -- Let yourself go -- Little Egypt -- Love me -- Love me tender -- MacArther Park -- Memories -- Nothingville -- One night -- Santa Claus is back in town -- Saved -- Sometimes I feel like a motherless child -- Taht's all right -- Tiger man -- Tiptoe through the tulips -- Trouble -- Trying to get to you -- Up above my head -- When my blue moon turns to gold again -- Where could I go but to the Lord -- Downtown / performed by Andy Willaims -- I get a kick out of you -- Blues in the night -- I enjoy being a girl -- My man -- I'm gonna wash that man right out of my hear / performed by Phyllis Diller. Special features: Previously unseen material; outtakes, false starts, alternate stagings of the skits and dramatized musical numbers; If I can dream - special music video combining white-suit finale with Black-leather performance footage; scene selection. Originally taped June 1968 and aired December 3, 1968 on NBC. DVD 8829

Glee
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Hullabaloo: A 1960s Music Flashback.
Performers: The Animals, Frankie Avalon, Chuck Berry, The Byrds, The Cyrkle, Sammy Davis Jr., The Four Seasons, Martha & the Vandellas, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Marvin Gaye, Lesley Gore, Herman's Hermits, The Mamas & the Papas, Barry McGuire, The Moody Blues, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Peter & Gordon, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny & Cher, Dusty Springfield, The Supremes, Dionne Warwick, Paul Anka, Michael Landon, Trini Lopez. Seven television episodes along with 18 bonus performances from one of the most popular music series of the '60s, Hullabaloo. Spotlighted are some of the biggest hits and artists of the period. Each show is hosted by a guest celebrity. 255 min. DVD 367

Liberace
The Liberace show was one of Americas most endearing musical variety shows of the 1950s. Its immaculately clad host, along with his musical guests, sang and played his way into the hearts of millions by offering a range of popular and classical standards. Originally broadcast from 1953-1955. 132 min. DVD X250
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MTV 20
20 years ago on August 1, 1981, MTV launched the first 24-hour all music channel. The cultural touchstone of MTV not only revolutionalized the music industry, but transformed the film, fashion and television industries as well. DVD 4034

Disc 1, Pop. Gary Numan --Flock of Seagulls --Naked Eyes --Fixx --Big Country --Elvis Costello --Lionel Ritchie --Thompson Twins --Tears for Fears --Lisa Stansfield --Aqua --Smash Mouth --Chumbawamba --K-ci & JoJo --Semisonic.Cars /I ran /Promises, promises /One thing leads to another /In a big country /Everyday I write the book /All night long /Hold me now /Shout /All around the world /Barbie girl /Walkin' on the sun /Tubthumping /All my life /Closing time.

Disc 2, Rock. Robert Palmer --The Cult --Jesus Jones --Aerosmith --Counting Crows --Soundgarden --Blues Traveler --Primus --Everclear --Goldfinger --Mighty Mighty Bosstones --Monster Magnet --Cake --blink-182 --Voodoo.Addicted to love /Fire woman /Higher ground /Red Hot Chile Peppers --Right here, right now /Livin' on the edge /Round here /Black hole sun /Run-around /Wynonna's big brown beaver /Santa Monica /Here in your bedroom /The impression that I get /Space lord /Never there /All the small things /Godsmack.

Disc 3, Jams. Run DMC featuring Aerosmith --Eric B. & Rakim --De La Soul --Digital Underground --Jodeci --Counting Crows --Soundgarden --Digable Planets --R. Kelly --Montell Jordan --Method Man featuring Mary J. Blige --Deborah Cox --Erykah Badu --Brian McKnight --Usher --Monica --Juvenile.Walk this way /Eric B. is president /Me, Myself and I /The Humpty Dance /Forever My Lady /Round here /Black hole sun /Rebirth of slick (cool like dat) /Bump n' grind /This is how we do it /You're all I need /Sentimental /On & on /Anytime /My way /Angel of mine /Back that thing up.

Disc 4, Bonus Beats. Technotronic --House of pain --Chemical Brothers --Fluke --Moby --Jungle Brothers.Pump up the jam /Jump around /Setting sun /Atom bomb /Bodyrock /Get down.

Soul Train
For over thirty-five years, Soul train was a national institution, the premier U.S. television show for showcasing the latest names in the world of black music. This series presents an amazing collection of performances from the Soul Train archives. SEE Musical Traditions of the World

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
TV gospel time (Spirit of the church : a celebration of black gospel music, Volume 1)
No other program, film or album captured the heart of the golden age of gospel as did TV Gospel Time (1962-1965). Airing Sunday mornings on NBC, this Chicago-based show merged song and God's word, attracting a primarily African-American audience and sponsors, but introducting the genre to a broader audience. Program host: Brother Joe May ; performers: Marie Knight, Robert Anderson, the Caravans, the Soul Stirrers, Inez Andrews, Mahalia Jackson. 135 min. DVD X9150

Historic News and Interviews

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CNN
UCB users have access to clips from CNN broadcasts 1995 to present via the Vanderbilt Television Archive

NBC Nightly News.
UCB users have access to clips from NBC Nightly News broadcasts 1968 to present via the Vanderbilt Television Archive

ABC News Special Reports

The Columbine Shootings Commentary: Peter Jennings, Tom Foreman, Judy Muller, Bill Clinton, Ted Koppel. Peter Jennings and other correspondents cover the unfolding events in Littleton, Colorado, as two students over a period of four hours, murdered 13 people and wounded another 33 with gunfire and pipebombs before taking their own lives. The motives of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold remain a mystery, although investigators have formed theories based on what was found in the killers' home and on their personal computers. Includes an address to the nation by Bill Clinton and interviews with students who were present in the school during the time of the shootings. From a broadcast of the program ABC News special report, April 20, 1999. 44 min. DVD 9430

The Death of Princess Diana Peter Jennings covers the events surrounding the automobile accident, death and burial services for the Princess Diana of Wales with the commentary from royal biographers Sarah Bradford and Andrew Morton. Includes eulogies at the service by Prime Minister Tony Blair and Diana's brother the Earl of Spencer. From a broadcast of the program ABC News special report, August 31, 1997. DVD 9429

The Oklahoma City Bombing Peter Jennings and other correspondents cover the unfolding events in Oklahoma City on the day of the massive explosion that destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah federal building, killing 168 people with more than 500 injured. Includes interviews with the firechief and comments to the nation by White House spokesperson Michael McCurry. From a broadcast of the program ABC News special report, April 19, 1995. 51 min. DVD 9431

While America Watched Examines concentration camps in Bosnia. Describes why America, which emerged from the Gulf War and the collapse of the Soviet Union as the world's strongest military and political power, decided to do so little militarily to stop the fighting in Bosnia. Originally broadcast as ABC news special on March 17, 1994. 47 min. Video/C 4573

Cam Ne. Morley Safer Report on the Burning of Cam Ne, Vietnam(CBS, 1965)
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CBS News Archives

September 11, 2001. Dan Rather (anchor), Byron Pitts, Lee Cowan. News coverage of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, including the collapse of the towers, the damage at the Pentagon, hijacking of airplanes, rescue activities, interviews with survivors, firefighters, police and political figures. 60 min. DVD 8464

September 12, 2001. Dan Rather (anchor), Byron Pitts, Lee Cowan. Continuing news coverage on the day after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, including the hunt for those responsible, rescue activities, interviews with survivors, firefighters, police and political figures. 60 min. DVD 8465

Ground Zero Chronicles key stories about the site of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City, "Ground zero." Beginning on September 19th, 2001, this compiliaton covers the Ground Zero site status as it moves from a search and rescue mission to a cleanup effort, and finally to a historic and memorial site. Concludes with live coverage of the Towers of Light Ceremony on March 11th, 2002. 32 min. DVD 8473

CBS News: Henri Cartier-Bresson

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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

Filibuster. Examines the stormy passage of Civil Rights Bill H.R. 7152 through the House of Representatives. Filmed in 1964, it begins with a report on the controversial bill's history, from its introduction by John F. Kennedy to the eve of its debate on the Senate Floor. Following that report, Eric Sevareid moderates as Senators Hubert Humphrey and Strom Thurmon engage in a live television debate on the bill's merits. Film footage of John and Robert Kennedy, Justice Dept. officials Nicholas Katzenbach and Burke Marshall, President Lyndon Johnson and the racial clashes of the early 60s captures the tensions that surrounded this most comprehensive civil righs law since Reconstruction. Originally aired on the CBS Television Network on March 18, 1964. Correspondent: Eric Sevareid. 55 min. Video/C 8909

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

The Homosexuals.
A CBS Reports program that underscores the difference between modern (1966) sexual morals and those of the dominant culture. Mike Wallace attempts to give even-handed treatment to a subject very much taboo at the time by concluding that homosexuality is most probably a disease, mainly a male phenomenon, involving those incapable of maintaining deep and long lasting relationships. Gore Vidal makes an appearance and sounds a modern tone in the depths of this 40-year old stopped time piece, but his insights and observations are cut into pieces amidst much broader coverage of insistent anti-homosexual psychologists on the one hand and shadowy interviews with male homosexuals. A media history landmark produced in the same New York City that three years later saw the Stonewall riots that began the modern era of gay power activism. 1966. 44 min. DVD 8569

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"American Television, News" In: The Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Culture
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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

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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. Originally presented as a segment on the television program CBS reports. 1971. 51 min. DVD 9385 [preservation copy]; vhs 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.
Smith, F. Leslie. "Selling Of The Pentagon And The First Amendment." Journalism History 1975 2(1): 2-5, 14 5p

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)

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)
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Meet the Press

[Bush, George W.] Meet the Press with Tim Russert. George H. W. Bush, February 22, 1976
Panel: Ford Rowan, NBC News; Anthony Lewis, New York Times; Crosby Noyes, Washington Star; and Walter Pinces, Washington Post. Introduction: Tim Russert; moderator: Bill Monroe. New CIA director George H. W. Bush discusses his plans for leading the CIA in wake of disclosures of domestic spying, leaked information about covert operations in Angola, and Nixon's post-resignation visit to China. Dist.: Films Media Group. 52 min. DVD X226

[Bush, George W.] Meet the Press with Tim Russert. George H. W. Bush, November 21, 1999
Introduction and host: Tim Russert. George W. Bush stands on his record as Governor of Texas and answers questions from moderator Tim Russert about what he would do if elected President. Discussion points range from Social Security and health care system reform, to his resolve to stand by Taiwan in the face of Chinese aggression and his plans for world security, to the promotion of abstinence among unwed couples. Dist.: Films Media Group. 50 min. DVD X332

[Carter, Jimmy] Meet the Press with Tim Russert. Jimmy Carter: January 20, 1980
Introduction: Tim Russert; moderator: Bill Monroe. "We still have 5.8% unemployment; inflation has risen to 13%, we still don't have a viable energy policy and Russian troops are in Cuba and Afghanistan. The dollar is falling, gold is rising, and the hostages after 78 days are still in Tehran. Just what have you done, sir," asks panelist David Broder, "to deserve renomination?" Jimmy Carter makes his case for a second term in the White House. The President also talks about the ongoing Iran hostage crisis and the Olympic boycott against the Soviet Union. Dist.: Films Media Group. 26 min. DVD X331

[Clinton, Bill] Meet the Press with Tim Russert. Bill Clinton: November 9, 1997
Topping the list of issues includes Saddam Hussein in Iraq and questions of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Then the restructuring of Medicare and Social Security, campaign finance reform, gay rights, a flat income tax and a national sales tax and a fast-track trade authority are discussed. Dist.: Films Media Group. 38 min. DVD X214

[Ford, Gerald R.] Meet the Press with Tim Russert. Gerald R. Ford: November 9, 1975
Introduction: Tim Russert; moderator: Lawrence Spivak. Becoming the first sitting president to appear on the program, President Ford speaks candidly about issues facing his administration. Topics of discussion include his major accomplishments; the nation's mood at the outset of the post-Watergate/post-Vietnam era; the state of detente between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.; budgetary and economic challenges; his views on George H.W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld and Ronald Reagan. Dist.: Films Media Group. 52 min. DVD X218

[Hoover, Herbert]Meet the press with Tim Russert. Herbert Hoover: December 11, 1955
Largely dismissed as a President, Herbert Hoover is remembered today as a humanitarian with progressive views and a deep belief in the necessity of efficient government. Here the 81-year old president smoothly handles the give-and-take with a panel of journalists as he discusses the work of the Hoover Commission and promotes his idea for a new Executive Branch office: the Administrative Vice-President. Dist.: Films Media Group. 26 min. DVD X213

[Johnson, Lyndon B.] Meet the Press with Tim Russert. Lyndon B. Johnson, October 9, 1960
Panel: Robert Abernathy, NBC News; Jack Steele, Scripps-Howard Newspapers; William S. White, United Features Syndicate; and Lawrence E. Spivak, NBC. Introduction: Tim Russert; moderator: Ned Brooks. Senator Lyndon B. Johnson talks of his campaign for the vice- presidency and aspects of the Kennedy/Johnson presidential platform as he states his views on the civil rights movement, Vice President Richard Nixon, the federal budget under the Eisenhower administration, and whether Senator Kennedy is justly called an "apostle of appeasement' In foreign policy. 28 min. Dist.: Films Media Group. 52 min. DVD X225

[Kennedy, John F.]Meet the Press with Tim Russert. John F. Kennedy, January 3, 1960
Introduction: Tim Russert; moderator: Ned Brooks. John F. Kennedy talks politics and his campaign for the presidency. In this edition the Massachusetts Senator addresses matters of campaign finance, the prospect of running against Richard Nixon, the role his Catholic faith might play in the campaign ahead, the historical importance of a Democratic Party win in the upcoming election, and his respectful but firm resolve to decline the Democratic nomination for Vice President if he is not nominated for President. Kennedy also touches upon the possibility of dying in office. Dist.: Films Media Group. 27 min. DVD X220

[Kennedy, John F.]Meet the Press with Tim Russert. John F. Kennedy, December 2, 1951
Introduction: Tim Russert; moderator: Martha Rountree, with Ernest Lindley, May Craig, James Reston and Lawrence Spivak. In this interview Kennedy addresses government corruption, the likelihood of General Eisenhower running for President, and his own aspiration to a seat in the Senate. He also comments on U.S. relations with the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Dist.: Films Media Group. 27 min. DVD X330

[Nixon, Richard M.] Meet the Press with Tim Russert. Richard M. Nixon, September 14, 1952
Introduction: Tim Russert; moderator, Martha Rountree; panel, Peter Edson, Felix Belair, Warren Frances, Lawrence Spivak; guest: Richard Nixon. In this edition of Meet the Press, Richard Nixon talks about his vice presidential campaign as Eisenhower's running mate. Immediately after the broadcast, a story broke about a supposed campaign slush fund, leading Eisenhower to nearly drop Nixon from the ticket, and to Nixon's famous "Checkers" speech nine days later. Dist.: Films Media Group. 52 min. DVD X221

[Nixon, Richard M.] Meet the Press with Tim Russert. Richard M. Nixon, April 10, 1988.
Introduction: Tim Russert; hosts: Chris Wallace, Tom Brokaw, John Chancellor; guest: Richard Nixon. Richard Nixon discusses his political career, the candidates for the 1988 election and the politics of the Soviet Union and Middle East, United States economy, and the Iran-Contra affair. Dist.: Films Media Group. 52 min. DVD X215

[Reagan, Ronald] Meet the Press with Tim Russert. Ronald Reagan: January 9, 1966
Introduction: Tim Russert; moderator: Edwin Newman, with Lawrence Spivak, David Kraslow, James J. Kilpatrick and Tom Pettit. Former actor Ronald Reagan, candidate for Governor of California, faces tough questions about his qualifications while displaying his familiar ease and confidence in front of the camera. 28 min. Dist.: Films Media Group. 28 min. DVD X219

[Reagan, Ronald] Meet the Press with Tim Russert. Ronald Reagan: March 7, 1976
Introduction: Tim Russert; moderator: Bill Monroe, with Tom Pettit, David S. Broder, George F. Will and Don Oliver. Two days before the Florida primary, former California Governor Ronald Reagan, who was challenging President Gerald Ford for the Republican nomination, provides circumspect answers to questions on the race and how, if President, he would deal with the U.S. economy, the process of detente with the Soviet Union, and relations with Cuba. 26 min. Dist.: Films Media Group. 28 min. DVD X227

[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.

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[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

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[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

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[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<p>

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September 11, 2001
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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. [Includes clips from infamous burning of the village of Cam Ne, covered by reporter Morley Safer] Courage under fire features remarkable combat footage from the first American offensive through the incursion into Cambodia. The World of Charlie Company joins the men of Charlie Company on a mission in Cambodia in 1970. DVD 2400

Vol 2: The Elusive enemy, filmed mostly by the Viet Cong, takes an inside look at the weapons and tactics of the enemy. The Tet Offensive: By 1968, American commanders felt optimistic but then came the enemies' searing Tet holiday offensive, a coordinated attack on more than 100 cities throughout South Vietnam. This program captures the ferocity of the struggle and the stunned reaction in America. Dateline Saigon presents a portrait of Saigon, and its fall to the North Vietnamese forces at the end of the war. Fire from the sky: Presents the story of the men and machines that dominated the air over Southeast Asia for ten years. Includes short clip from Walter Cronkite's "We are Mired in a Stalemate" Broadcast," 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

Partial transcript of this broadcast

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)
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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

Border Wars: Season One
The full first season of a reality television series that follows U.S. Customs agents who protect the 2000 mile long U.S./Mexico border against smuggling, terrorism, and illegal immigration. Contents" Disc 1. No end in sight ; The front lines ; Last defense (150 min.) -- disc 2. City under siege ; Dead of night ; Bonus program: The war next door (100 min.). c2010. 250 min. DVD X5448

Border Wars: Season Two
The full second season of a reality television series that follows U.S. Customs agents who protect the 2000 mile long U.S./Mexico border against smuggling, terrorism, and illegal immigration. Contents" Disc 1. Death on the Rio Grande ; Checkpoint Texas ; Contraband highway ; Lost in the river -- disc 2. Dirty money ; Fog of war ; Hidden narcotics ; Manhunt The war next door -- disc 3. Midnight drug run ; 3,000-pound coke bust ; Gang task force ; High-speed chase ; Behind the scenes. 2011. 555 min. DVD X5449

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

[Best of Snoop Dogg's] Father Hood
Features episodes from seasons one and two of the reality televison series following Hip Hop icon Snoop Dogg as he balances his life as an artist and a father. Contents: Downward dogg -- Snoop it like Beckham -- Dogg whisperer -- Vows -- Quarterback camp -- Dogg fight -- Snoop's new dogg house -- Snoop's got heart. c2009. 176 min. DVD X2712

Smith, Debra C. "Critiquing Reality-Based Televisual Black Fatherhood: A Critical Analysis of Run's House and Snoop Dogg's Father Hood." Critical Studies in Media Communication, Oct2008, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p393-412, 20p UC users only

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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Jon & Kate Plus Eight. Seasons 1 + 2
Jon and Kate Gosselin always dreamed of having a family, but they never thought it would include a set of twins and sextuplets! Join this amazing family as they try to deal with the joys, heartaches, and challenges of daily life. Disc 1: Little pumpkins -- Twins turn 6 -- Gosselins go west -- Shopping for 10 -- Garage makeover -- Housekeeper hunt -- Pancakes and potties -- Jon turns 30 -- Sextuplets turn 3! -- Bonus: surviving sextuplets and twins. -- Disc 2: Breakfast in bed -- Gosselins go Dutch -- Sextuplet's first dentist visit -- Red, white & Gosselin -- Sugar rush -- A cow purchase -- Sara Snow visits! -- Babies & bedroom, part 1 and part 2 -- Bonus: Sextuplets and twins: one year later. Originally broadcast on television in 2007-2008. 376 min. DVD X2714

Little People. Big World(TV, 2006)
Matt and Amy Roloff are little people who are just four feet tall, but they are determined to make it on their own terms as they raise a family of little and average sized children on their Oregon farm. The Roloffs confront many of the emotional and financial burdens that face any other family, from starting a new business to dealing with teenage rebellion, but are also forced to come up with unique and ingenious solutions to everyday tasks.
Season One: Disc 1. Living little -- Twins? -- Our little anniversary -- Fathers and sons -- Birthday girls -- Back to school -- Testing Zach -- One farm, two dreams -- Growing up -- Treb-u-what? Disc 2. Merry little Christmas -- New year, new plan -- Zach's future -- Try, try again -- Running with the pack -- Calm & chaos -- Zach's emergency -- Matt's big change -- First date -- Little kitchen, big future. Originally broadcast on television in 2006. 220 min. DVD X2706
Season Two: Disc 1: Twins at sixteen -- Organizing Amy -- Greenhouse effect -- Get out of town -- Roloffs in paradise -- Aloha, Roloffs -- Road to the daaa -- Game on! -- Little fort, big deck -- Disc 2: All decked out -- While Amy's away -- Zip to my lu -- Roloff Thanksgiving: part one -- Roloff Thanksgiving: part two -- Whole lotta little -- Big little conference -- Disc 3: Twin experience -- Little farm, big apple -- Mad about mules -- Twin trouble -- Matt on a mission -- Farm overload -- Trebuchet trouble. 486 min. DVD X2707

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

Taddeo, Julie Anne; Dvorak, Ken. "The PBS Historical House Series: Where Historical Reality Succumbs to Reel Reality." Film & History, May2007, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p18-28, 11p UC users only

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

Diffrient, David Scott. "History as Mystery and Beauty as Duty in The 1940s House." Film and History vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 43-53, 2007 UC users only
Taddeo, Julie Anne; Dvorak, Ken. "The PBS Historical House Series: Where Historical Reality Succumbs to Reel Reality." Film & History, May2007, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p18-28, 11p UC users only

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

Project Runway: The Complete First Season
Heidi Klum hosts a reality series where aspiring fashion designers compete for a chance to break into the industry. Each week, a designer is eliminated from the competition after exhibiting their work in front of a judges' panel. 2004. 509 min. DVD X2701

Queen for a Day
Host, Jack Bailey. "Do YOU want to be Queen for a Day?!" Host Bailey would bellow out those words before each program, to which the audience would reply en masse: "YES!" Four women, each having a sob story to tell, told Bailey why they believed they should be crowned the show's "Queen." After all four stories were told, the audience determined the winner by applause (determined via the "applause meter") and she was presented with an wide array of sponsored prizes. Set contains the seven surviving television episodes (on kinescope transfers), additional footage from 5 other episodes, and the original commercials. Originally a radio program, this popular show transferred to television, on NBC (1956-60) and ABC (1960-64). Originally broadcast on television between 1956-1964. DVD X224
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The Real Housewives of Orange County. Season 1
Join five real-life ladies of leisure-- Jo, Jeana, Lauri, Vicki and Kimberly, for an all-access pass inside their gated planned community. These stylish women expose the realities of living in Southern California luxury. Contains episodes from the first season. Originally broadcast on television during the 2006-2007 season. 303 min. DVD X2708

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

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

Makeover TV

Makeover television : realities remodelled / edited by Dana Heller. London : I. B. Tauris, 2007 (MAIN: PN1992.8.R43 M35 2007)

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Cast: Ty Pennington, Paul Dimeo, Michael Moloney. In just 7 days, Ty Pennington and the remarkable design team will present a deserving family with the home of their dreams. In a race against time, on a project that would normally take a crew 4 months to complete, designers and contractors, hundreds of workers and community members, plus special guest stars, come together to build homes and change lives. Contents: The Powers family -- The Woslum family -- The Cox family -- The Mendoza family -- The Harris family -- The Zitek family -- The Walswick family -- The Powell family -- The Cadigan-Scott family.Special features: The construction of "Extreme makeover: home edition; Rest and relaxation; Bloopers and outtakes; Preston and Paul. 385 min. DVD 9479
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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 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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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

Babylon 5. The Complete First Season
Cast: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Andrea Thompson, Stephen Furst, Bill Mumy, Caitlin Brown, Andreas Katsulas, Peter Jurasik. In the year 2258, it is ten years after the Earth-Minbari War. Commander Sinclair takes command of a giant five-mile-long cylindrical space station, orbiting a planet in neutral space. At a crossroads of interstellar commerce and diplomacy, Cmdr Sinclair must try to establish peace and prosperity between various interstellar empires, all the while fighting forces from within the Earth Alliance. It is a precarious command, particularly given that sabotage led to the destruction of Babylon stations 1, 2, 3 and 4 that vanished without trace.

Season One: Contents: Disc 1. Midnight on the firing line -- Soul hunter -- Born purple -- Infection. -- Disc 2. The parliament of dreams -- Mind war -- The war prayer -- And the sky full of stars. -- Disc 3. Deathwalker -- Believers -- Survivors -- By any means necessary. -- Disc 4. Signs and portents -- TKO -- Grail -- Eyes. -- Disc 5. Legacies -- A voice in the wilderness -- Babylon squared. -- Disc 6. The quality of mercy -- Chrysalis. Special features: Introduction by series creator J. Michael Straczynski to 2 key episodes; Behind Babylon 5 documentaries: "The making of Babylon 5" and "Back to Babylon 5"; enter the universe of Babylon 5: Take a station tour; episode previews; interactive menus; scene access. Originally broadcast on television in 1994. 956 min. DVD X931

Season Two: Contents: Disc 1. Points of departure (originally titled Chrysalis, pt. 2) -- Revelations -- The geometry of shadows -- A distant star.disc 2. -- The long dark -- A spider in the web -- Soul mates -- A race through dark places. disc 3. -- The coming of Shadows -- GROPOS -- All alone in the night -- Acts of sacrifice. disc 4. -- Hunter, prey -- There all the honor lies -- And now for a word -- In the shadow of Z'ha'dum. disc 5. -- Knives -- Confessions and lamentations -- Divided loyalties -- The long, twilight struggle. disc 6. -- Comes the Inquisitor -- The fall of night. Originally broadcast on television in 1995. 960 min. DVD X1003

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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. DVD 6316

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

Carnivàle.
Cast: Nick Stahl, Clancy Brown, Clea DuVall, Amy Madigan, Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Patrick Bauchau, Debra Christofferson, Tim DeKay, Diane Salinger. A television series set in the heartland of America during the Dustbowl days of 1934. A battle against good and evil takes place in a traveling carnival involving a charismatic preacher, a bearded lady, people with psychic powers, and the carnival's mysterious owner.

The Complete First Season
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

The Complete Second Season
Contents: Los Moscos -- Alamogordo, N.M. -- Ingram, TX -- Old Cherry Blossom Road -- Creed, OK -- The road to Damascus -- Damascus, NE -- Outskirts, Damascus, NE -- Lincoln Highway -- Cheyenne, WY -- Outside New Canaan -- New Canaan, CA. Originally broadcast on television in 2005. DVD X708

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Joyrich, Lynne. "The magic of television: Thinking through magical realism in recent TV." Transformative Works & Cultures, 2009, Vol. 3, p3-3, 1p UC users only
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Ruggerio, Alena Amato. "Sexuality, Size and Sin in HBO's Carnivàle." Feminist Media Studies, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 87-90, Mar 2005 UC users only

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

Cast: Steve Holland, Irene Champlin, Joe Nash. A segment from the television series featuring space hero Flash Gordon and his crew of the Galaxy Bureau of Investigation who patrol space, battling space monsters, power-mad alien dictators and other threats to the stability of the universe. This episode is titled "Deadline at noon." Based on the character created by Alex Raymond. Segment from a television program originally produced 1954. DVD 9645

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
Cast: Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Dominic Monaghan, Jorge Garcia, Maggie Grace, Malcolm David Kelley, Naveen Andrews, Harold Perrineau, Josh Holloway.
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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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Outer Limits Episode Guide

The Outer Limits (The Original Series) Vol. III: Disc One: Soldier (also on vhs Video/C 8186); 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 (New Series)
Thirty years after the cancellation of the landmark science fiction-fantasy The Outer Limits, the property was revived in 1995 on cable's Showtime Network. The revived Outer limits ("the new series") favored human interrelations and suspense over special effects. The content of each episode (organized here by a collective theme) usually explored ethics, philosophy, and "what if?" situations.

Aliens Among Us Collection
Contents: Quality of mercy / featuring Robert Patrick -- Afterlife / Clancy Brown -- The grell / Ted Shackelford -- Relativity theory / Melissa Gilbert-- Alien shop / Jonathon Schaech -- Beyond the veil / Michael O'Keefe. Special features: Aliens Among Us documentary; making "Quality of Mercy" documentary; origins of "The Outer Limits" featurette. 265 min. DVD X732

Death and Beyond Collection
Contents: The second soul / featuring Mykelti Williamson -- The other side / Ralph Macchio -- New lease / Stephen Lang, Michael Ontkean, Jason Priestley -- Essence of life / Jorl Grey, Daniel Baldwin -- Human trials / Jason Gedrick -- Black box / Ron Perlman. Special features: "Death and Beyond" documentary; origins of "The Outer Limits" featurette. ca. 265 min. DVD X733

Fantastic Androids & Robots Collection
Contents: Robot / featuring Leonard Nemoy -- The hunt / Doug Savant -- Resurrection / Heather Graham, Nick Mancuso -- The camp / Harley Jane Kozak -- Glitch / Tate Donovan -- Small friends / Ralph Waite. Special features: "Fantastic Androids & Robots" documentary; origins of "The Outer Limits" featurette. ca. 272 min. DVD X734

Sex & Science Fiction Collection
Contents: Caught in the act / featuring Alyssa Milano -- Bits of love / Jon Tenney, Natasha Henstridge -- Valerie 23 / William Sadler, Nancy Allen -- The human operators / Malcolm McDowell (voice), Jack Noseworthy -- Skin deep / Antonio Sabato, Jr. -- Flower child / Jeremy London. ca. 265 min. DVD X736

Time Travel & Infinity Collection
Contents: A stitch in time / featuring Amanda Plummer -- Tribunal / Saul Rubinek, Alex Diakun -- Gettysburg / Joshua Leonard, Jonathan Scarfe -- Time to time / Kristin Lehman, Paul Popowich -- Déjà vu / Kevin Nealon -- Patient zero / Michael Rooker. Special features: Behind the Outer limits: 7 all-new featurettes with cast and crew interviews; "The outer limits story" documentary. ca. 264 min. DVD X737

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
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.

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Volume 1.
"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

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

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
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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
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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
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Space Patrol
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

Space Patrol
Video/C 4764

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.

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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 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. B>DVD 2085

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

Episode 27: Errand of Mercy The Federation's archenemies, the Klingons, are introduced. While Kirk and Spock attempt to persuade the council of neutral Organia to join the Federation, the Klingons invade and enslave the planet's sheep-like citizens. DVD 2086

Episode 28: The City on the Edge of Forever Accidentally overdosed on cordrazine, a delirious McCoy transports down to the planet below. Kirk and Spock follow and discover a "time portal" through which McCoy disappears. Entering the portal to search for McCoy, Kirk and Spock arrive in 1930 where Kirk falls in love only to learn the woman must die to return time to normal. DVD 2086

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. DVD 2238

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

Star Trek: The Next Generation Cast: Patrick Stewart, Marina Sirtis, Jonathan Frakes, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Brent Spiner.

Season 1 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

Season 3 Contents: Disc 1: Evolution; The ensigns of command; The survivors; Who watches the watchers? -- Disc 2: The bonding; Booby trap; The enemy; The price -- Disc 3: The vengeance factor; The defector; The hunted; The high ground -- Disc 4: Deja Q; A matter of perspective; Yesterday's Enterprise; The offspring -- Disc: 5: Sins of the father; Allegiance; Captain's holiday; Tin man -- Disc 6: Hollow pursuits; The most toys; Sarek; Ménage à Troi -- Disc 7: Transfigurations; The Best of Both Worlds, Part I.; Special features. Special features: "Mission overview:" Discusses the major changes that occurred in season 3 with both old and new interviews; "Selected crew analysis:" an in-depth look at the growth of the continuing characters as well as a closer look at returning crew member, Dr. Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden); "Departmental briefing: Production:" a behind-the-scenes look at particular episodes from the production crew's point of view; "Memorable missions:" cast and crew discussions on key episodes and events from the third season. Originally broadcast on television, 1989-1990. 20 hr. DVD X2609

Season 4 Contents: Disc 1. Best of both worlds, part II; Family; Brothers; Suddenly human -- Disc 2. Remember me; Legacy; Reunion; Future imperfect -- Disc 3. Final mission; Loss; Data's day; Wounded -- Disc 4. Devil's due; Clues; First contact; Galaxy's child -- Disc 5. Night terrors; Identity crisis; Nth degree; Opid -- Disc 6. Drumhead; Half a life; Host; Mind's eye -- Disc 7. In theory; Redemptin, part I; special features. Special features: Mission overview : year four, selected crew analysis : year four, departmental briefing-year four : production, new life and new civilizations, chronicles from the final frontier, scene selection. Originally broadcast on television, 1990-1991. 1182 min. DVD X2537

Season 5 Contents: Redemption, part II; Darmok; Ensign Ro; Silicon avatar -- disc 2. Disaster; The game; Unification, part I; Unification, part II -- disc 3. A matter of time; New ground; Hero worship; Violations -- disc 4. The masterpiece society; Conundrum; Power play; Ethics -- disc 5. The outcast; Cause and effect; The first duty; Cost of living -- disc 6. The perfect mate; Imaginary friend; I, Borg; The next phase -- disc 7. The inner light; Time's arrow, part I; special features. Originally broadcast on television, 1991-1992. 1183 min. DVD X2530

Season 6 Contents: Disc 1: Time's arrow, Part II; Realm of fear; Man of the people; Relics -- Disc 2: Schisms; True-Q; Rascals; A fistful of Datas -- Disc 3: The quality of life; Chain of command, Part I; Chain of command, Part II; Ship in a bottle -- Disc 4: Aquiel; Face of the enemy; Tapestry; Birthright, Part I -- Disc 5: Birthright, Part II; Starship mine; Lessons; The chase -- Disc 6: Frame of mind; Suspicions; Rightful heir; Second chances -- Disc 7: Timescape; Descent, Part I; Special features. Originally produced for television broadcast from 1992-1993. 20 hr. DVD X2621

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

Tales of the Unexpected(UK, TV)
British television mystery series inspired by the dark humor of Roald Dahl. Originally broadcast by ITV from 1979-1980.

Set 1, Volume 1: Contents/Cast: The man from the South / with José Ferrer -- Mrs. Bixby and the colonel's coat / Julie Harris, Michael Hordern -- William and Mary / Elaine Stritch -- Lamb to the slaughter / Susan George -- The landlady / Siobhan McKenna, Leonard Preston -- Neck / Joan Collins, John Gielgud -- Edward the conqueror / Wendy Hiller, Joseph Cotten.Man from the South: A young American couple on holiday meet a mysterious old gentleman who makes them a macabre wager. Mrs. Bixby and the colonel's coat: Unable to show her dentist husband Cyril the fur coat her lover has given her Mrs. Bixby pawns it and pretends that she found the ticket. She gives it to Cyril to redeem on her behalf but he comes home with rather less than she expected. William and Mary: When her husband William dies Mary Pearl is shocked that his will stipulates that his brain should be kept alive and observing her from the lounge sideboard. She determines that, even though he is dead, she will continue to annoy him. Lamb to the slaughter: When her policeman husband Patrick callously announces that he is leaving her, Mary Marney hits and kills him with the frozen leg of lamb she has bought for their dinner. Thinking quickly, she calls his colleagues, claiming that she found him dead. Whilst they speculate over what kind of weapon killed him she invites them all to a roast lamb dinner. The landlady: Arriving in Bath to take up his first job away from home young Billy Weaver decides to take a room with a charmingly maternal if eccentric landlady. The only other names in her guest-book seem vaguely familiar to him but he cannot think why. Sadly he will never find out as he drinks the tea which the landlady has poisoned to add him to her collection. Neck: Invited to a weekend house party by Sir Basil Turton and his younger wife Natalia, John Bannister is struck by the lady's infidelity. Jelks, Sir Basil's loyal butler, has also noticed and when Natalia gets her head stuck in an abstract sculpture he knows precisely how to cut her down to size. Edward the conqueror: Elderly marrieds Edward and Louisa discover a stray cat in their garden. It reacts so positively to Louisa's classical piano playing that she is convinced the cat is the reincarnation of Franz Liszt. Edward grows tired of her obsession and decides to get rid of the cat. 175 min. DVD X2248

Set 1, Volume 2: Contents/Cast: A dip in the pool / with Jack Weston -- The way up to heaven / Julie Harris -- Royal jelly / Timothy West, Susan George -- Skin / Derek Jacobi -- Galloping Foxley / John Mills -- The hitch-hiker / Rod Taylor, Cyril Cusack. Dip in the pool: On board an Atlantic liner gambler Mr. Botibol takes part in a sweepstake betting on how long it will take the ship to reach its destination. Mr. Botibol decides that if he can slow the ship down a little he will win the sweep and that if he 'falls' overboard this will most definitely slow the liner down as he is rescued. Way up to heaven: Mrs. Foster has a plane to catch in order to visit her daughter and first grand-child. Her husband is an inveterate and somewhat sadistic dawdler, who appears to do it on purpose in order to rile her. As a result she misses the plane. Mr. Foster attempts to slow her down again but when he is trapped in the lift she exacts a very final revenge. Royal jelly: Bee-keeper Albert Taylor and his wife Mabel are concerned that their baby daughter is underweight and seems reluctant to eat anything. Albert decides to feed her on Royal Jelly from his hives but feeds himself on it as well, becoming almost addicted to it and with very macabre results. Skin: In post-war Paris Drioli, an elderly down-and-out, sees a painting for sale by his old friend Soutine, who is now a best-selling artist. Thirty years earlier Soutine tattooed a portrait of Drioli's wife onto his back and it has become extremely valuable. But it is on his back and therefore worthless. How come it is eventually on public exhibition? Galloping Foxley: On a train journey William Perkins is convinced that the passenger seated opposite him is 'Galloping' Foxley, who made his life a misery when they were at school together and relives the unpleasant experience before the stranger identifies himself. Hitch-hiker: Flash American Paul Duveen stops to give elderly Irish vagrant Michael Fish a lift in his new BMW. Michael is a pickpocket, which comes in very handy after his encouragement to Paul to break the speed limit has attracted the attention of a traffic cop on a motor-bike. After the cop has gone Michael shows a happy Paul that he stole the cop's notebook and evidence but before long Paul will be anything but happy. 150 min. DVD X2249

Set 1, Volume 3: Contents/Cast: Poison / with Andrew Ray -- Fat chance / John Castle, Miriam Margolyes -- Taste / Ron Moody -- My lady love, my dove / Elaine Stritch -- Georgy porgy / Joan Collins, John Alderton -- Depart in peace / Joseph Cotten. Poison: Harry, a young teacher working in India but about to return home is petrified when a poisonous snake creeps into his bed and sits on his belly. His friend Timber happens by and they call a local doctor. The snake is parted from Harry's body and the others leave but... Fat chance: Mary Burge's figure has ballooned over the years since she first married her pharmacist husband John. John is tired of her and turns to legal secretary Frances, who becomes his mistress. Mary, however, will not divorce him and Frances is issuing an ultimatum. He decides to put his pharmaceutical skills into play and poison his wife's chocolates. Taste: Richard Pratt, a pretentious wine expert, is one of several dinner party guests at the home of stockbroker Mike Schofield. Pratt claims to be able to identify any wine from its bouquet but Schofield has picked a really rare wine that he is so convinced Pratt will fail to recognize that he includes his house and his daughter in the wager to everyone else's horror. . .particularly when Pratt guesses it right. My lady love, my dove: Pamela and Arthur Beauchamp invite a younger married couple, the Snapes, for the weekend, during which they will play cards for money. Before they arrive prurient Pamela gets her reluctant husband to bug the Snapes' room so she can hear them in bed. The Snapes clean their hosts out at cards and a bigger surprise awaits when Pamela listens to their bedroom conversation. Georgy porgy: Following an unconventional upbringing by his mother George Duckworth, now a vicar, has an odd attitude to women. He visualizes his female parishioners undressed but is scared of physical contact. When the seductive Julia joins his congregation she turns out to be a man-eater in every sense. Depart in peace: Hearing from his old friend Gladys Ponsonby of the talented if unconventional artist John Roydon, art dealer Lionel gets Roydon to visualize Lionel's fiancee Janet nude and paint her accordingly. Janet, however, does not see the joke, for which Lionel pays bitterly, in the literal sense. 150 min. DVD X2250

Set 1, Volume 4: Contents/Cast: The umbrella man / with John Mills -- Genesis and catastrophe / Helmut Griem -- Mr. Botibol's first love / Jack Weston, Anna Massey -- Back for Christmas / Richard Johnson, Siân Phillips -- The orderly world of Mr. Appleby / Robert Lang, Elizabeth Spriggs -- The man at the top / Peter Firth.Umbrella man: An elderly con-man works a scam whereby he steals an umbrella from a rack in a public building and sells it to another person. In the process, a mix-up with the umbrellas means that he exposes a couple who are cheating on the woman's husband which leads to fisticuffs. Genesis and catastrophe: In 1889 Austrian customs officer Alois is desperate that his wife Klara will pull through a difficult labour and that she and her baby son will survive. They do. They call the child Adolf. Mr. Botibol's first love: Mr. Botibol has built a small concert hall in his house where he conducts imaginary recitals to gramophone records. In a music shop he meets Irene, a fellow music lover, and invites her to join in one of his concerts. Unfortunately, she can genuinely play the piano, which sours the mood for Mr. Botibol. Back for Christmas: Orchid-loving doctor Carpenter is married to Hermione but in love with the younger Samantha. He and his wife are due to fly to America, so that when he kills Hermione and buries her in the garden, he believes that her disappearance will be covered. Unfortunately for him, she is able to avenge herself even from the grave. Orderly world of Mr. Appleby: Arthur Appleby has killed his previous wives and used the insurance money to open a succession of antique shops, each one in a new town. When he meets Martha he marks her down as his next victim. However, she is not stupid and tells him that if anything untoward happens to her she has left instructions that Appleby is to be dealt with. Man at the top: Hardy, a young sailor down on his luck, is left stranded when his ship sails without him so he robs a man but accidentally kills him. His girlfriend Diane informs him that the one man who can help him, the 'man at the top' is Sam Madrid. However, Hardy is in for a shock when he realizes that he has already met Madrid. 150 min. DVD X2251

Set 2, Volume 1: Contents/Cast: Flypaper / with Alfred Burke -- Picture of a place / Jessie Matthews, Bill Maynard -- Proof of guilt / Roy Marsden, Jeremy Clyde -- Vengeance is mine inc. / Betsy Blair, Bosco Hogan -- Girl can't always have everything / Joan Collins -- Parson's pleasure / John Gielgud.Flypaper: The police are dragging the marshes for a missing school-girl and a sinister man is approaching other young girls. When he tries to accost young Sylvia on a bus, Sylvia is relieved when a motherly middle-aged woman comes to her rescue and sends him away. Sylvia goes back to the woman's trailer home but unfortunately this woman is not a nice person at all. Picture of a place: Merv Pottinger travels the countryside, telling unsuspecting elderly people that their valuable art treasure is fairly worthless and that he will do them a favour by taking it off their hands. However, when he meets Hazel, he thinks that he can get her to part with an Old Master for peanuts. In fact she is a far better confidence trickster than he is. Proof of guilt: George Stamford has come to avenge himself on Mr. Chillingham and is discovered in the latter's locked office with Chillingham dead of a gun-shot wound. However, there is no gun to be found and no apparent means of disposing of one. Inspector Walters has to work out how it was done. Vengeance is mine inc.: Enterprising lads Tom and George set up Vengeance Is Mine, Inc. For a small fee they will punch anyone their client feels deserves it. Former actress Mrs. Wilbur wants them to attack snooty critic Lionel Brewster and even gives them disguises and helps them plan it. Could she perhaps have an ulterior motive in wanting to incriminate someone else in the assault on Brewster? Girl can't always have everything: Herbert, a rich middle-aged widower, puts money into the production and falls for actress Suzy, who snaps up the expensive gifts he gives her. They get married but she is only using him and is having affairs with other men, leading Herbert to request a divorce. Suzy wants the best of both worlds and asks for Pat's help, not realizing that this is Pat's perfect opportunity to teach her that a girl can't have everything. Parson's pleasure: Crooked antique expert Cyril Boggis dresses as a vicar and calls on Suffolk farmsteads offering to take valuable old furniture off the occupants' hands for a fee. So as not to create suspicion he tells Farmer Rummins that he is only interested in the legs of his dresser. This is a bad plan because Rummins and his lads have difficulty getting the object of Cyril's greed through the door and decide on drastic action. 150 min. DVD X2252

Set 2, Volume 2: Cast/Contents: Stinker / with Joss Ackland, Denholm Elliott -- I'll be seeing you / Anthony Valentine -- Party / Robert Morley -- Would you believe it? / Richard Johnson -- Vicious circle / Siobhan McKenna-- Boy who talked with animals / Stuart Whitman. Stinker: Meek accountant Harold Tinker meets Jack Cutler, an old school contemporary. Cutler used to call Harold 'Stinker Tinker' and generally made his life a misery. Now, with little recollection of the past, Cutler offers Harold a job, which he takes. But Cutler still calls him 'Stinker' and, at a dinner party with the two men and their wives, Harold is convinced that his wife is having an affair. It is time for the worm to turn, with fatal results. I'll be seeing you: Roland Trent is in love with Anna, who is gradually losing her sight but can't afford to have an operation to save it. Roland is married but his wife controls the purse-strings and is initially not keen to help the Other Woman though eventually she agrees to finance the operation but only if Roland never sees Anna again. Roland, however, has other ideas to get the best of both worlds. Party: It is coming up to Christmas and Henry Knox, manager of Peckham's toy factory, is doubly incensed. First, he has heard a rumour that the factory will be subject to a take-over by a foreign firm who will not want to keep him. Then he learns that young Leighton, another employee, is organizing a staff disco the night before the works' Christmas party that Henry has always arranged. Wandering into the empty room in the pub where the disco is due to be held Henry finds it is laid out for a formal dinner, and imagining that it is in honour of the in-comers he sets fire to the place. if only he had waited ... Would you believe it? Miller and Tanner are archaeologists in Jordan who unearth a striking statue of a beautiful woman looking over her shoulder. They load it onto their truck and drive through a rainstorm in order to get to Israel to sell the statue. However, when the rain has cleared the statue has completely disappeared. They are mystified. If they had known who was the subject of the statue and what it was made of they might have taken more care. Vicious circle: Whom would you consider to be the more dangerous? Rex Tobin, the young thief who breaks into Mrs. Grady's flat to rob her? Or dear little old Mrs. Grady herself, who, when Tobin falls and hurts himself, bandages his ankle, makes him tea, and promises to let him go if he will behave himself in future? Boy who talked with animals: Young David can communicate with animals. On holiday in the Caribbean he soothes a huge beached turtle which has been captured by local fishermen for display at the tourist hotel. Next morning boy and turtle have both disappeared. 150 min. DVD X2253

Set 2, Volume 3: Cast/Contents: Best of everything / with Michael Kitchen, Jeremy Clyde -- Shatterproof / Eli Wallach -- Sound machine / Harry Andrews -- Never speak ill of the dead / Colin Blakely -- Last bottle in the world / Anthony Quayle, Nigel Hawthorne -- Kindly dig your grave (aka Kindly dig your own grave) / Micheline Presle, Celia Gregory. Best of everything: Meek clerk Arthur Price is desperately in love with the sweet Ann, the boss's daughter but is too shy to ask her out. By chance he meets charming if pushy Charlie Prince who is homeless and, in return for Arthur letting him become his room-mate, Charlie gives him sound advice on wooing Ann with the result that the couple get engaged. Charlie has now outlived his usefulness and Arthur has no qualms about getting rid of his mentor as he and Ann prepare to go away together. Will he get away with it? Shatterproof: Gerry Williams returns to his New York apartment to discover that an assassin called Smith has been sent by his faithless wife Ellen to kill him. Staring down the barrel of a gun Gerry thinks fast, and he tells the killer that he has a fortune stashed away in the safe hidden behind a picture on the wall. Can he divert the gun-man's attention for long enough to gain the upper hand? Sound machine: During a sunny suburban summer Mr. Klausner develops a box which amplifies the tiniest sound and, for example, records the screams of flowers as they are being cut. His next-door neighbour is less impressed by his invention. Likewise the doctor who regards Mr. Klausner as a case for treatment. Never speak ill of the dead: Buddies Sim and Bob arrive at the house of their friend Dr. David Rankin to go fishing, and find him in the cellar cementing over a newly laid floor. His wife Irene is not at home and Rankin tells them that she is staying with friends. However her infidelity is well-known around the village and Bob and Sim make the mistake of surmising that Bob has killed and buried his wife. They think he cannot hear their discussion, but he can, with lethal results. Last bottle in the world: Sophie Kassoulas and her wine importer uncle Charles recall a past incident when her lover, Max, editor of a wine magazine, asked Charles what he thought was the finest of all vintages. Charles nominated an 1864 Bordeaux claret for its rarity - it was quite simply the last remaining bottle in the world. Sophie's millionaire husband Kyros bought it for ten thousand pounds with which to celebrate their wedding anniversary but he was wise to her affair with Max who, along with Charles, was invited to the anniversary party for Kyros to demonstrate his revenge. Kindly dig your grave: Madame Lagrue is a Parisian art gallery proprietress notorious for exploiting struggling young painters so that she can cream off large profits from their work. Her latest victim is young American Graham but Graham is fortunate enough to have Fatima as his model and lover, for she is a very smart girl who hatches a plan that will publicly expose Madame Lagrue's underhand dealings - in every sense. 150 min. DVD X2254

Set 2, Volume 4: Cast/Contents: Completely foolproof / with Telly Savalas, Rita Gam -- There's one born every minute / Frank Finlay, Heather Sears -- Bosom friends / Rachel Kempson, Joan Greenwood -- Way to do it / Andrew Ray, Elizabeth Spriggs-- Hijack / Denis Quilley. Completely foolproof: Tycoon Joe Brisson is two-timing his wife Lisa, who finds out and wants a divorce - and half of his very considerable fortune, to which end she has forced his hand in admitting to shady deals. When a disgruntled employee tries to kill him Joe persuades the man to take part in a plot to wipe out Lisa which he is sure will be 'completely foolproof'. As it happens, Lisa is thinking along similar lines. There's one born every minute: Arthur and Margaret Pearson, a quiet little suburban couple, inherit fifty thousand pounds when a relative dies. They tentatively invest it in property with the questionable Edward Cox. Arthur is in fact two-timing his wife with a mistress and is planning to take off but then disaster strikes as Edward is revealed as a con artist who has gone off with all the money. Bosom friends: When hard-working Nell invites her old school friend Emma to come and stay in her ramshackle country cottage to help her make ends meet she is unaware that she has landed herself with a free-loader who has a lifetime's experience of not paying her way. Nell is so anxious to get rid of her unwelcome tenant that she resorts to a murderous plan. Way to do it: Living a dreary life and dominated by his wealthy Aunt May, Roger Carson takes to gambling and quickly runs up a gambling debt of twenty thousand pounds. Aunt May refuses to pay it but Roger is aware that, as her sole heir, he will inherit everything when she dies. All he has to do is skip the country, having already arranged for someone else to kill Aunt May without being aware that they did so, thus demonstrating the perfect way to do it. Hijack: An aeroplane flying from London to Edinburgh is apparently taken over by a hi-jacker who has taken the stewardess prisoner and will shoot her if his demands are not met. This involves a landing at Manchester airport and the delivery onboard of two parachutes and a million pounds. As the plane goes on its way the passengers are informed that the hi-jacker has bailed out. But did he ever exist? And how innocent are the crew in all of this? 125 min. DVD X2253

Set 3, Volume 1: Cast/Contents: Blue marigold / with Toyah Willcox -- Eavesdropper / Dorothy Tutin -- Operation Safecrack / John Mills -- Run, rabbit, run / Leslie Caron, Constantine Gregory -- Stranger in town / Derek Jacobi -- Moles / Fulton Mackay -- Decoy / Susan Penhaligon. Blue marigold: Myra - known as Marigold - is the celebrated face of the Blue Marigold advertising campaign. However, when she appears in a television commercial, she is told that her voice is unsuitable and another girl, Sophie, will be dubbing her. She has a breakdown, being admitted to a psychiatric home. On discharge she goes to live with her sister Beryl at a sea-side resort. Here she meets Sophie, who is getting married to her former lover Paul, but he too has undergone an unfortunate change. Eavesdropper: The 'eavesdropper' is married Moira who, whilst in a restaurant, overhears a younger woman at an adjacent table tell her friend how she had a weekend in Paris with her lover Donald. Moira is aghast. Not only is her husband called Donald, he was in Paris, supposedly on business, the previous weekend. To make matters worse, the woman has a watch which she says was given to her by Donald that looks exactly the same as one Donald gave to Moira and then got 'mislaid'. Should Moira approach this woman? Or is it all a bizarre coincidence? Operation Safecrack: Sam 'The Touch' Morrissey is the most famous safe-cracker in Britain and advertising executive Jack Harrison uses him in an elaborate live television stunt to promote his company. Sam has to break into the impregnable new Holdwell 801 safe in the studio, thereby claiming the twenty-five thousand pounds in an envelope in the safe. Time starts to run out and it looks as if Sam has failed. Fortunately for Sam he possesses other skills as well as safe-cracking. Run, rabbit, run: Ten years after he was, as a young soldier billeted in Paris at the end of World War Two, Robert Simpson returns to the house where he stayed, owned by Resistance hero Hector Vareille. Hector was a bully to his put-upon wife Nathalie. Robert is writing a book about the Resistance but Hector is now dead and Nathalie tells the former soldier how she turned the tables on her overbearing husband. Stranger in town: An eccentrically-dressed stranger gets off a train and within a few days has endeared himself to the citizens of the town with his jovial behaviour and magical tricks. Known as Sir Columbus, when he calls upon prominent citizen Mr.Latham he is neither jovial or eccentric... he is out for revenge. But then who would suspect such a delightfully off-the-wall middle-aged gentleman of being capable of murder? Moles: Edward and George are friends whose businesses are in financial trouble but neither can get a loan from the bank, which makes them feel like robbing it. They enlist the help of an elderly safe-cracker called Meakins and over the course of a weekend when the bank is closed they tunnel into it from the shop next door. They successfully enter the vault after much arguing but, sadly for them they neglected to observe the notice on the door of the bank before they began their operation. Decoy: Following the murders of young women in a local park Police Constable Mary Bryan agrees, somewhat reluctantly, to go undercover as a decoy. The chief suspect is a man called Timothy Burton, who frequents the park, and, with a police presence to back her up Constable Bryan gets him into a conversation. But is he really the murderer? Might the real killer still be close at hand and prepared to strike again? 175 min. DVD X2256

Set 3, Volume 2: Cast/Contents: Pattern of guilt / with Peter Egan -- Harmless vanity / Sheila Gish -- Death can add / Ian Holm -- Death in the morning / Cherie Lunghi -- What have you been up to lately? / Benjamin Whitrow -- Absence of Emily / Anthony Valentine -- Man with a fortune / Shane Rimmer. Pattern of guilt: Keith Briscoe is a police doctor who is involved with the case of a serial killer who murders women. He is anxious to divorce his second wife Elaine in order to get back to Faye, the wife he left for Elaine but Elaine is not going to give him a divorce. Maybe the facts that he has learnt whilst working on the case can provide him with a means to an end. Harmless vanity: When her best friend Liz tells her that husband George is having an affair with the much younger Carol, Mary Hitchman decides to meet her rival and invites her to a civilized beach party, having first lost weight and enjoyed a glamorous make-over, enabling her to wear a sexy red bathing suit identical to Carol's. This will all lead to George losing his mistress, though not in the way Mary had expected. Death can add: Oliver Platt is defrauding his firm Bulmont Investments. Auditor Alan Corwin discovers Oliver's deception and demands a quarter of a million in hush money. Oliver puts the money in a brief-case along with a bomb, due to go off at six o'clock when Corwin will be in an aeroplane. What have you been up to lately? Fergus Locke, an irascible and frankly washed-up actor, has a row over money with his put-upon wife, during which he kills her. He flees to London and meets Richard Mellor, another failed thespian who depends on his wealthy other half for funds. When a radio news flash reports the death of Mrs. Locke, Fergus escapes in Richard's car and is involved in a high speed chase, after which he crashes the motor. Crawling from the wreckage he makes a grisly discovery. Absence of Emily: Magistrate Norma allows her sister Emily, a children's author, and Emily's failure of a husband Bob to live in a house in her grounds. Bob's first wife died in mysterious circumstances and when Emily disappears Norma is deeply suspicious that she has come to harm despite Bob's assurances that she has merely gone somewhere quiet to complete her latest book. The opportunistic Bob comes to realise that it could be in his interests to play along with Norma's doubts. Man with a fortune: Californian vineyard owner John Smith strikes up a conversation with a young woman called Eva whom he meets in a bar. He tells her that he has come to England to trace his ancestry and that he is going to the Norfolk village of Bedham, from where they originated. When Eva tells her flat-mate Janet she sees the opportunity to bag herself a rich man and contrives a meeting with Smith in a library, claiming that she too is going to trace her forebears in Bedham. However, Eva hears no more from her and, when she goes down to Bedham to look for her, she is told a disturbing story by the local vicar. 175 min. DVD X2257

Set 3, Volume 3: Cast/Contents: Who's got the lady? / with Richard Johnson, Victoria Tennant -- Skeleton key / John Duttine -- Passing opportunity / Bryan Marshall -- Memory man / Colin Blakely -- Sad loss / Hayley Mills, Stuart Wilson -- Clerical error / Evelyn Laye -- Vorpal blade / Peter Cushing, Anthony Higgins. Who's got the lady? 'The Patrician Lady', a priceless painting, is coming from France on loan to Parnell's London gallery but, at its unveiling, there is an explosion and gun-shots, suggesting a robbery. The painting is still in place but the name 'Zarchetti' is stamped on the back of the canvas, suggesting a switch. Since the real painting is presumed stolen, Parnell's girlfriend Bernice, a talented forger, makes several copies of the original which will be palmed off as the original and offered to interested parties. But did 'The Patrician Lady' really leave the gallery? Skeleton key: Andy, a hospital radiographer, is losing his girlfriend Emma to the self-centred Max, who is planning to take her on a romantic holiday. When Max complains of pains and Andy sees him in a professional capacity, an opportunity for revenge arises. Did Max really swallow that key, or is Andy just making him suffer? Memory man: Colin Mearns scrapes a living with a business helping people improve their memory but it is not a huge success. Then a Mr. King turns up, seeking Colin's help. He is agitated and rather bad-tempered, having placed a bag in a left luggage locker at a station but forgotten the details and the combination. Colin is certainly able to help but, unaware that Mr. King is really a safe-cracker who keeps his tools in the bag, unfortunately becomes too curious for his own good. Sad loss: Claire Hawksworth and her boyfriend Dave are struggling to keep up the payments on their Caribbean hotel and had always counted on Claire's wealthy Aunt Alicia leaving her all her money. When Alicia informs the couple that she is changing her will in favour of her new grand-child, the pair decide that Alicia should meet with an unfortunate swimming accident before the will can be altered and duly despatch her. Clerical error: While winding up his late father's affairs for his invalid mother, Paul Standing comes across an invoice from a London book-shop and goes to meet the owners, the Carey brothers, who claim that Paul's father owes them money for pornographic books they sent him. In fact the brothers are crooks who scour the obituary columns for the names of deceased worthies and then hit their relatives, knowing that the ignorant next of kin will pay up to avoid a scandal. Paul and his mother invite the Careys to their house and greet them with a shot-gun and some very incontrovertible news that certainly scuppers the proposed scam. Vorpal blade: Teuton Von Baden tells colleague Winterluck a tale from his youth when he was a student in Heidelberg over fifty years earlier. A fellow student Cassan was a bully but a fine swordsman who one day challenged another youth, Macker, to a fight when he found Macker in bed with his girlfriend. Cassan chose Von Baden to be his second, giving him the perfect opportunity to do away with the over-bearing student. As Von Baden explains how he utilized the 'Vorpal Blade' another twist reveals that both old men are in fact war criminals being held in a castle. 175 min. DVD X2258

Set 4, Volume 1: Cast/Contents: Wrong 'un / with Constantine Gregory -- Luncheon / Bosco Hogan -- Tribute / Phyllis Calvert -- Hit and run / John Duttine -- Best chess player in the world / Michael Jayston -- Have a nice death / Simon Cadell -- Last of the midnight gardeners / Patrick Mower. Wrong 'un: Helmut Weinrich is a German businessman who has just closed a successful deal. Feeling very satisfied and now alone for the evening, he impulsively picks up the bar tab of a pretty girl called Molly and invites her back to his hotel room, despite the warning of the hotel detective that Molly is a 'wrong-un'. Luncheon: Author Tony Medway is thrilled to receive a phone call from Susan Mandeville, inviting him to a restaurant to discuss making a film of his book. Susan is married to an influential film producer and the deal could make Tony's fortune. Unfortunately, the restaurant of Susan's choice, Blundell's, is very expensive. Tony has budgeted himself to have a fairly inexpensive and minimal meal but Susan keeps going for items he can barely afford. Never mind, it will all come right because of her husband, won't it? Assuming he still is her husband. Tribute: Aristocratic ladies now living in reduced circumstances, agree to have lunch together as a tribute to Dench, the woman who worked as a nanny for all of them in many years ago. As they reminisce, it becomes clear that through their meanness and snobbery, they all treated Dench rather poorly. But maybe their lowly servant can have the last laugh? Hit and run: Ashburn is heart-broken when his beloved but selfish wife Mary leaves him, in highly public fashion, leaving her wedding ring to be found during a dinner party Roger is giving for a colleague and his wife. In order to get his life back together he decides to get a job in a hospital in a different town, to make a new start. Then, one day, all too familiar patient is brought in. . . Best chess player in the world: G.B. Shaw is certainly a gifted chess player. But as he tells his opponent over a game, he is in fact the greatest in the world. To prove it he explains how he planned the perfect murder, after discovering his wife was unfaithful. Have a nice death: In New York to promote his new book 'Women Weeping' British author Sam Luke jauntily dismisses claims in a television interview that it is sexist. When he returns to his hotel suite unpleasant things start to happen. A phone caller rings to say' "Have a nice death," after which a package containing one of his books arrives and explodes upon opening. Sam is starting to get scared. If only he was at home with his wife everything would be all right. Wouldn't it? Last of the midnight gardeners: Walter Oates, editor of a magazine is married to Jane but is having an affair with his secretary Edna, and the two women meet when Edna stands in for an absent guest at a dinner party. Walter is running a competition with a cash prize for the reader who submits the best murder mystery, though most of the entries are rubbish. Then Jane challenges him to write a story under an assumed name, but when life mirrors art, even an assumed name is little defence. 183 min. DVD X2259

Set 4, Volume 2: Cast/Contents: Accidental death / with Cyril Cusack -- Reconciliation / John Castle -- Mugger / Roy Marsden -- Skeleton in the cupboard / Charles Dance -- Colonel's lady / Joss Ackland -- Surgeon / John Alderton -- Verger / Richard Briers. Accidental death: Steve and Jane are a couple of thieves who travel the country pretending to be market researchers while they find suitable homes to burgle. In a hotel bar they meet the eccentric old Percy, who, despite his tatty appearance, is rumoured to have a hidden fortune. The couple decide to break into his house but Percy has caught an earlier bus home and surprises them. Mugger: Government minister Gerald Overton goes to a party without his wife Jennifer, where he holds forth on his views on law and order - re-claiming power for the ordinary citizen - to some acclaim. After being sidetracked by the seductive Mary Tregallas, he is walking home when he is barged by a man in a park. He then finds his wallet missing and goes after the man and recovers it from him. However, when he gets home Jennifer points out to him that before he went out he dropped his wallet in the house. . . And there is worse to come. Skeleton in the cupboard: Robert Smythe, a wealthy businessman, hears from a young woman called Jane Fisher that she is looking for a member of the MG club who got married twenty years earlier and lives in the town of Elmston, both of which apply to him. However, twenty years earlier he was involved in a hit and run when, driving his MG, he knocked over a little girl and kept driving without stopping. He is fearful of exposure and must keep the fact from his wife. At all costs. . . Colonel's lady: Colonel George Peregrine's comfortable life is disturbed when his wife writes a bestselling raunchy novel. When he finally reads it, he becomes convinced that she has been having an affair. Surgeon: Wealthy Prince Zawi gives surgeon Robert Sandy a diamond for saving his life. As a precaution against it being stolen, Robert hides it in a very safe place indeed. However, whilst he and his wife are out, the house is robbed and the diamond is stolen. Next day a colleague of Robert's is operating on a man who has swallowed something unusual - Robert's diamond. So how did it get inside him? Verger: Albert Dobson is a very good verger who has served the church for years. But when the modernising new vicar discovers Albert cannot read or write, he soon leaves him no choice but to resign. Albert and his wife Milly face an impoverished unwanted retirement, until chance gives Albert the idea of opening a quality tea shop. But can they make a go of such a shop in a modern world that seems to have little patience for their old-fashioned approach? 183 min. DVD X2260

Set 4, Volume 3: Cast/Contents: Facts of life / with Benedict Taylor, Jim Broadbent -- Wink three times / Caroline Goodall -- Dead don't steal / Nicholas Ball -- Finger of suspicion / Michael Brandon -- Time to die / David Suchet -- Mr. Know-All / Topol. Facts of life: Young Nicholas Lillie has led a sheltered rural existence, but when he does well in the county fencing competition he is selected to play in the championships in London. Along with his fencing teacher and headmaster he goes to the big city but loses the contest to champion James Barron-Irvine, who admires his performance and takes him for a night on the town. Here he meets the lovely Zoe, who sees him as little more than a country innocent and ripe pickings. But he is not... Wink three times: Ten years previously the rich but gauche Babs Colport was persuaded by her friend Holly to hire and meet gigolo Dominic in a hotel bedroom. At the same time the equally bashful provincial solicitor Jeremy Tyler came to the hotel and was set up by Giles, an old school mate. A series of musical beds followed but with a happy outcome as, ten years later, a married couple return to the location where they first met. Dead don't steal: Married Ken Johnson runs a charter plane service with his lover and air stewardess Lilian, who indulges in a little smuggling on his behalf. Then disaster strikes as his wife discovers the affair and Lilian says she is leaving him for another man and the smuggling will end. In a rage he kills her and disposes of the body. But to his astonishment she appears to come back from the dead to ensure that justice catches up with him. Finger of suspicion: American Stephen Baker has cracked open many a safe in his time but he now lives a peaceful existence with his Arab wife Soroya in her native country. The local police come to the house and arrest him for a crime he swears he did not do and take him to meet two Scotland Yard detectives with a view to his extradition. Soroya has to think fast to come up with a plan to convince the police that her husband is innocent. Time to die: Yves Drouard is a wealthy man but his marriage has gone stale. His wife Marthe has been unable to have children and she, like him, is being unfaithful. Yves' mistress Violette is younger and has just announced that she is pregnant. Yves decides he will kill his wife by rigging up an explosive device which will go off if she tries to leave the building. But then he changes his mind. . .fatally. Mr. Know-All: Elly Somerton is working for the summer as a hotel receptionist. She is intrigued by Max Kelada, a roguish archeology professor who is disarmingly honest with her about the tricks he uses to get women into bed. But when a rival of Kelada attempts to humiliate him, it turns out that Mr Know-All may not he the heartless seducer he professes to be. 156 min. DVD X2261

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

Trilogy of Terror (TV, 1975)
Directed by Dan Curtis. Cast: Karen Black, Robert Burton, John Karlen, George Gaynes, Jim Storm. A made-for-television anthology of three short horror films based on stories by Richard Matheson. Julie: An aggressive college student seduces and ultimately blackmails his seemingly shy English professor. Millicent and Therese: Two sisters end up tangled in a spell of witchcraft with deadly consequences. Amelia: A woman is trapped in her own apartment by a Zuni hunter doll that has only one intention--to kill. Special features: Commentary with Karen black and writer William F. Nolan; "Richard Matheson: Terror scribe" featurette; "Three colors black" featurette. 79 min. DVD X2230
Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

True Blood
Cast: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Chris Bauer, Nelsan Ellis, Jim Parrack, Carrie Preston, Michael Raymond-James, William Sanderson, Alexander Skarsgård. The small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana boasts a wide array of colorful locals. Sookie Stackhouse is a sweet and innocent waitress who hides her powerful ability to read minds. Bill Compton is a 173 year-old vampire who's just moved back to town. Sookie's brother Jason is a ladies' man who can't seem to stay out of trouble. Tough-as-nails Tara is Sookie's loyal best friend and Sam is the owner of Merlotte's who tries to keep his feelings for Sookie to himself. Lafayette is a man about town who's always cooking up something illicit. Based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.

Season One: Contents: Disc 1. Strange love; The first taste -- Disc 2. Mine; Escape from Dragon House -- Disc 3. Sparks fly out; Cold ground; Burning house of love -- Disc 4. The fourth man in the fire; Plaisir d'amour; I don't wanna know -- Disc 5. To love is to bury; You'll be the death of me; Bonus features. Special features: "In focus: vampires in America:" a mock-u-mentary about vampires in America; "Tru blood beverage ads:" French and American "Tru blood" beverage ads; "Vampire service ads:" ads for vampire dating, vampire hotels and lawyers that service vampires; "Public service announcements:" both pro- and anti-vampire rights; six audio commentaries with cast and crew, including executive production and creator Alan Ball, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer; series index. Originally broadcast on HBO television during the 2008 season. 720 min. DVD X2290

Season Two: Welcome back to Bon Temps, home to mystery, Southern sensuality, and dark secrets. Tara finds herself in love and under a spell; Sam puts his trust in an unlikely ally; Jason becomes involved with an anti-vampire sect; and Eric recruits Sookie to investigate the disappearance of a 2,000-year-old vampire. Based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. Disc 1 : Nothing but the blood; Keep this party going -- Disc 2 : Scratches; Shake and fingerpop -- Disc 3 : Never let me go; Hard hearted Hannah; Release me -- Disc 4 : Timebomb; I will rise up; New world in my view -- Disc 5 : Frenzy; Beyond here lies nothin'; bonus features. 720 min. DVD X3454

Season Three: The Maenadian reign of terror may be over, but Sookie Stackhouse and the townspeople of Bon Temps face a new calamity that makes the bacchanalian evils of Maryanne Forrester seem tame by comparison. Sookie desperately tries to locate her fiancé, ending up in a netherworld of human and undead interlopers, among them the powerful Vampire King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington. Contents: Bad blood -- Beautifully broken -- It hurts me too -- 9 crimes -- Trouble -- I got a right to sing the blues -- Hitting the ground -- Night on the sun -- Everything is broken -- I smell a rat -- Fresh blood -- Evil is going on. Cast: Anna Paquin, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Stephen Moyer, Rutina Wesley, Kevin Alejandro, Marshall Allman, Chris Bauer, Kristin Bauer, Nelsan Ellis, Mariana Klaveno, Todd Lowe, Denis O'Hare, Jim Parrack, Carrie Preston, William Sanderson. Originally broadcast in 2010. 720 min. DVD X6593

Hardy, Jonathan. "Mapping commercial intertextuality: HBO's True Blood." Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 02/01/2011, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p7-17, 11p UC users only
Jackson, Kevin; Bell, James. "The Vampire Next Door." Sight & Sound, Nov2009, Vol. 19 Issue 11, p40-44, 4p UC users only
Tyree, J.M. "Warm-Blooded: True Blood and Let the Right One In." Film Quarterly, Winter2009/2010, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p31-37, 7p UC users only

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

The Twilight Zone. Season 1: Disc 1
Episode 1. Where is everybody? (Oct. 2, 1959) / directed by Robert Stevens ; written by Rod Serling. episode 2. One for the angels (Oct. 9, 1959) / directed by Robert Parrish ; written and narrated by Rod Serling. episode 3. Mr. Denton on doomsday (Oct. 16, 1959) / directed by Allen Reisner ; written and narrated by Rod Serling. episode 4. The Sixteen-millimeter shrine (Oct. 23, 1959) / directed by Mitchell Leisen ; written and narrated by Rod Serling. episode 5. Walking distance (Oct. 30, 1959) / directed by Robert Stevens ; written and narrated by Rod Serling. episode 6. Escape clause (Nov. 6, 1959) / directed by Mitchell Leisen ; written and narrated by Rod Serling. episode 7. The Lonely (Nov. 13, 1959) / directed by Jack Smight ; written and narrated by Rod Serling Originally broadcast on television during the 1959-1960 season. DVD X6278

The Twilight Zone. Season 1: Disc 2
Episode 8. Time enough at last (Nov. 20, 1959) / directed by John Brahm ; teleplay by Rod Serling ; based on a short story by Lynn Venable. episode 9. Perchance to dream (Nov. 27, 1959) / directed by Robert Florey ; written by Charles Beaumont. episode 10. Judgment night (Dec. 4, 1959) / directed by John Brahm ; written and narrated by Rod Serling. episode 11. And when the sky was opened (Dec. 11, 1959) / directed by Douglas Heyes ; teleplay by Rod Serling ; based on a short story by Richard Matheson. episode 12. What you need (Dec. 25, 1959) / directed by Alvin Ganzer ; teleplay by Rod Serling ; based on the short story by Lewis Padgett. episode 13. The Four of us are dying (Jan. 1, 1960) / directed by John Brahm ; teleplay by Rod Serling ; based on a short story by George Johnson. episode 14. Third from the sun (Jan. 8, 1960) / directed by Richard L. Bare ; teleplay by Rod Serling ; based on the short story by Richard Matheson. episode 15. I shot an arrow into the air (Jan. 15, 1960) / directed by Stuart Rosenberg ; teleplay by Rod Serling ; based on the story by Madelon Champion. DVD X6279

The Twilight Zone. Season 1: Disc 3
Episode 16. The Hitch-hiker (Jan. 22, 1960) / directed by Alvin Ganzer ; teleplay by Rod Serling ; based on the radio play by Lucille Fletcher. episode 17. The Fever (Jan. 29, 1960) / directed by Robert Florey ; written and narrated by Rod Serling. episode 18. The Last flight (Feb. 5, 1960) / directed by William Caxton ; written by Richard Matheson. episode 19. The Purple testament (Feb. 12, 1960) / directed by Richard L. Bare ; written and narrated by Rod Serling. episode 20. Elegy (Feb. 19, 1960) / directed by Douglas Heyes ; written by Charles Beaumont. episode 21. Mirror image (Feb. 26, 1960) / directed by John Brahm ; written and narrated by Rod Serling. episode 22. The Monsters are due on Maple Street (March 4, 1960) / directed by Ronald Winston ; written and narrated by Rod Serling. DVD X6280

The Twilight Zone. Season 1: Disc 4
Episode 23. A World of difference (March 11, 1960) / directed by Ted Post ; written by Richard Matheson. episode 24. Long live Walter Jameson (March 18, 1960) / directed by Tony Leader ; written by Charles Beaumont. episode 25. People are alike all over (March 25, 1960) / directed by Mitchell Leisen ; teleplay by Rod Serling ; based on a short story by Paul W. Fairman. episode 26. Execution (April 1, 1960) / directed by David Orrick McDearmon ; teleplay by Rod Serling ; based on a short story by George Clayton Johnson. episode 27. The Big tall wish (April 8, 1960) / directed by Ronald Winston ; written and narrated by Rod Serling. episode 28. A Nice place to visit (April 15, 1960) / directed by John Brahm ; written by Charles Beaumont. episode 29. Nightmare as a child (April 29, 1960) / directed by Alvin Ganzer ; written and narrated by Rod Serling. DVD X6281

The Twilight Zone. Season 1: Disc 5
Episode 30. A Stop at Willoughby (May 6, 1960) / directed by Robert Parrish ; written and narrated by Rod Serling. episode 31. The Chaser (May 13, 1960) / directed by Douglas Heyes ; teleplay by Robert Presnell, Jr. ; based on the short story by John Collier. episode 32. A Passage for trumpet (May 20, 1960) / directed by Don Medford ; written and narrated by Rod Serling. episode 33. Mr. Bevis (June 3, 1960) / directed by William Asher ; written and narrated by Rod Serling. episode 34. The After hours (June 10, 1960) / directed by Douglas Heyes ; written and narrated by Rod Serling. episode 35. The Mighty Casey (June 17, 1960) / directed by Robert Parrish and Alvin Ganzer ; written and narrated by Rod Serling. episode 36. A World of his own (July 1, 1960) / directed by Ralph Nelson ; written by Richard Matheson. DVD X6282

The Twilight Zone. Season 1: Disc 6
Special features: Where is everybody? (original pilot version) -- Rod Serling's Netherlands sales pitch -- Liars club -- Rod Serling blooper -- Emmy Awards [for the Twilight Zone] -- Original Twilight Zone billboards -- Photo galleries [for the Twilight Zone] -- Twilight Zone radio drama "The Lonely" / starring Mike Starr -- Twilight Zone comic book [pdf format] DVD X6283

Other Twilight Zone Searsons:

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). DVD 2597

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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

The Walking Dead. The Complete First Season
Cast: Andrew Lincoln, Joe Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn. After an epidemic turns people around the world into zombies, a police officer leads a band of survivors as they look for safety and try to find a cure. Contents: Days gone bye -- Guts -- Tell it to the frogs -- Vatos -- Wildfire -- TS-19. Based on the graphic novels by Robert Kirkman. Special features: The making of "The walking dead," Inside "The walking dead": episodes 1-6, A sneak peek with Robert Kirkman, Behind the scenes zombie make-up tips, convention panel with producers, "The walking dead" promo, extra footage. Originally broadcast on television in 2010. DVD X5859

Way Out
Hosted by Roald Dahl. A television drama about a man who decides to kill his wife and ends up in a funeral home with an odd undertaker. 30 min. DVD 9227

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

Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Drama, 1994, 1997

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.
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.

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)
Jones, Sara Gwenllian. "Histories, Fictions, and Xena: Warrior Princess." Television & New Media, Nov 2000; vol. 1: pp. 403 - 418. UC users only

Season 1. 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. 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. Originally produced as a Universal Television series broadcast in 1995. 1080 min. DVD 2306

Season 2. 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

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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Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series, Drama, 2003

Broe, Dennis. "Fox and Its Friends: Global Commodification and the New Cold War." Cinema Journal, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 97-102, Summer 2004 UC users only
Halse, Rolf. "The Muslim-American Neighbour as Terrorist: The Representation of a Muslim Family in 24", Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, 2011, Volume 11.4.
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)
Lewis, Michael J. "Making modern evil : terrorism, torture, and the creation of evil in 24." In: Vader, Voldemort and other villains : essays on evil in popular media / edited by Jamey Heit. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2011. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.E93 V33 2011)
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. 12 Oct. 2006 UC users only

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

Season Six After twenty months in a Chinese prison, Jack Bauer is suddenly returned to the United States. But instead of being free, Jack's release is part of a secret deal: his life in return for the location of Hamri Al-Assad, the leader of a terrorist organization that has unleashed a wave of terror across the country. A broken man, physically and mentally, Jack agrees to the exchange. But when he learns that his new captor, Abu Fayed, is actually the man behind the attacks and that his own sacrifice is meaningless, Jack lashes out and escapes. Now he must convince the president and CTU that the man they are trying to kill may be the only man who can end the rapidly escalating violence. Originally broadcast on television in 2007. 1050 min. DVD 9321

Season Seven Set in Washington, D.C. for the first time. The CTU has been dismantled and Jack is on trial for all his 'misconduct' at the department. Jack's day takes an unexpected turn when someone threatens the government and his expertise is needed again. Special features: Disc 1: Ep. 701: Commentary by Jon Cassar and Carlos Bernard; Ep. 703: commentary by executive producer Manny Coto, co-executive producer Brannon Braga and Carlos Bernard; The Fimucité Festival presents: The music of 24. Special features: Disc 2: Ep. 705: Commentary by executive producer/director Jon Cassar and Annie Wersching. Special features: Disc 3: Ep. 709: Commentary by executive producer David Fury and Hakeem Kae-Kazim; Ep. 710: commentary by executive producer Manny Coto, co-executive producer Brannon Braga and Annie Wersching; Ep. 712: commentary by co-executive producer/director Brad Turner and Tony Todd; deleted scenes. Special features: Disc 4: Ep. 713: Commentary by co-executive producer/director Brad Turner, composer Sean Callery and James Morrison; Ep. 714: commentary by executive producer Evan Katz, co-executive producer Juan Carlos Coto, Annie Wersching and Bob Gunton. Special features: Disc 5: Ep. 718: Commentary by executive producer Howard Gordon, Carlos Bernard and Jeffrey Nordling; "The ambush" featurette. Special features: Disc 6: Ep. 722: Commentary by executive producer Evan Katz, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Glenn Morshower; Ep. 723: commentary by executive producer David Fury, co-executive producer Alex Gansa and Glenn Morshower; Ep. 724: commentary by executive producers Howard Gordon and Jon Cassar; deleted scenes with optional commentary by co-executive producer Stephen Kronish and producer Paul Gadd; Ep. 702, scene 7233: Jack talks about his daughter; Ep. 702, scene 7248: Colonel Dubaku sends a message; Ep. 706, scene 7630: Larry confronts Sean; Ep. 706, scene 7635: President Taylor recites her message; Ep. 709, scene 7904: Jack helps Henry until the EMT's arrive; Ep. 710, scene 71834: Agent Walker tells Kim that Jack is sick; Ep. 718, scene 71837: Kim visits her father; Ep. 721, scene 72101: President Taylor and Tim Woods discuss the emergency response protocols; Ep. 724, scene 72403: Tony drags Jack; Ep. 724, scene 72412: President Taylor doubts herself; Ep. 724, scene 72415: The contingency plan is revealed; Ep. 724, scene 72436: Agent Walker orders that the suspect be transported back to FBI; Ep. 724, scene 72437: Tim worries about President Taylor; "Making of season 7" featurette. 1050 min. DVD X1671

Season Eight Hang on for the adrenaline rush of a lifetime as Jack Bauer unveils darker secrets, faces deadlier conspiracies, and is thrust into more extreme action than ever before! As Day Eight unfolds, Bauer races against the clock to prevent the assassination of a Middle Eastern leader on a vital peace-making mission. Meanwhile, a deadly terrorist threat against New York City intensifies and builds toward an explosive climax. Originally broadcast as single episodes of the television series in 2010. 6 videodiscs (1065 min.) DVD X5010

The Avengers
Cast: Diana Rigg, Patrick Macnee. The enduringly classic adventures of the dynamic duo of Steed and Peel as they avenge extraordinary crimes against the state, pitting intellect and elegance against trespass and treachery. DVD X956

1965 Season. Contents: Disc 1. The town of no return -- The gravediggers -- The cybernauts -- Disc 2. Death at bargain prices -- Castle De'ath -- The master minds -- Disc 3. The murder market -- A surfeit of H2O -- The hour that never was -- Disc 4. Dial a deadly number -- Man-eater of Surrey Green -- Two's a crowd -- Too many Christmas trees.

1966 Season. Disc 5. Silent dust -- Room without a view -- Small game for big hunters -- Disc 6. The girl from Auntie -- The 13th hole -- Quick-quick-slow death -- Disc 7. The danger makers -- A touch of brimstone -- What the butler saw -- Disc 8. The house that Jack built -- A sense of history -- How to succeed ... at murder -- Honey for the prince.

1967 Season. Disc 9. From Venus with love -- The fear merchants -- Escape in time -- Disc 10. The see-through man -- The bird who knew too much -- The winged avenger -- Disc 11. The living dead -- The hidden tiger -- The correct way to kill -- Disc 12. Never, never say die -- Epic -- The superlative seven -- Disc 13. A funny thing happened on the way to the station -- Something nasty in the nursery -- The joker -- Disc 14. Who's who??? -- Return of the Cybernauts -- Death's door -- Disc 5. The £50,000 breakfast -- Dead man's treasure -- You have just been murdered -- Disc 16. The positive-negative man -- Murdersville -- Mission highly improbable -- The forget-me-knot.

Bonus Disc Disc 17. Hot snow -- Girl on the trapeze -- The frighteners -- Avenging the Avengers (Behind-the-scense documentary) -- The strange case of the missing corpse (Promo featuring Emma Pell) -- Alternate "USA chessboard" opening sequence -- K is for kill : the tiger awakes (pt. 1) (Special Emma Peel cameo episode from The New Avengers 77)

Andrae, Thomas. "Television's first feminist: "The Avengers" and female spectatorship." Discourse, Spring 1996, Issue 18.3, p112-136, 25p
Britton, Wesley A. "More British than Bond : John Steed, The avengers, and feminist role-playing." In: Spy television / Wesley Britton. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1992.8.S67 B75 2004)
Buxton, David. "From the Avengers to Miami vice : form and ideology in television series / David Buxton." Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, c1990. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1992.8.S4 B89 1990)
Chapman, James. "The avengers : television and popular culture during the "high sixties"." In: Windows on the sixties : exploring key texts of media and culture / edited by Anthony Aldgate, James Chapman, Arthur Marwick. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2000. (Main (Gardner) Stacks P94.65.G7 W563 2000)
Inness, Sherrie A. "Semi-Tough: Emma Peel, Charlie's Angels, The Bionic Woman, and Other Wanna-Bes." In: Tough girls : women warriors and wonder women in popular culture / Sherrie A. Inness. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c1999. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt P94.5.W65 I56 1998)
Mason, Francis. "Nostalgia for the Future: The End of History and Postmodern "Pop" T.V." Journal of Popular Culture; Spring96, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p27-40, 14p UC users only
Miller, Jeffrey S. "Mrs. Peel Goes to Washington: The Avengers." In: Something completely different : British television and American culture / Jeffrey S. Miller. Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, c2000. (Full text available online (UCB users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1992.3.U5 M49 2000)
Miller, Toby. "The Man from UNCLE and The Avengers." In: The television genre book / edited by Glen Creeber ; associate editors, Toby Miller and John Tulloch London : British Film Institute, 2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1992.55 .T45 2001)
Miller, Toby. "Trainspotting The Avengers." In: Cult television / Sara Gwenllian-Jones and Roberta E. Pearson, editors. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1992.5 .C85 2004)
O'Day, Marc. "Of Leather Suits and Kinky Boots: The Avengers, Style and Popular Culture." In: Action TV : tough-guys, smooth operators and foxy chicks / edited by Bill Osgerby and Anna Gough-Yat London ; New York : Routledge, 2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1992.8.A317 A27 2001)
Soter, Tom. Investigating couples : a critical analysis of The Thin Man, The Avengers, and The X-Files / by Tom Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1992.8.D48 S65 2002)
Sydney-Smith, Susan. "Buddies, bitches, broads: the British female cop show." Film International; 2009, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p46-58, 13p 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

Britton, Wesley A. "Cold War sports and games : I spy and racial politics." In: Spy television / Wesley Britton. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1992.8.S67 B75 2004)
Carpenter, Richard C. "'I Spy' And 'Mission Impossible': Gimmicks And A Fairytale." Journal of Popular Culture, Jun1967, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p286-290, 5p
Haralovich, Mary Beth. "I Spy's 'Living Postcards': The Geo-Politics of Civil Rights." In: Television, history, and American culture : feminist critical essays / edited by Mary Beth Haralovic Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 1999. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1992.6 .T414 1999)
Kackman, Michael. "I Spy a Colorblind Nation: African Americans and the Citizen-Subject." In: Citizen spy : television, espionage, and cold war culture / Michael Kackman. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2005. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1992.8.S67 K33 2005)

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Cast: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll. Television spy series with agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, two agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement, who fight evil (primarily an organization of Bad people called, THRUSH) using charm, wit, and a never ending assortment of gadgets.
Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Season one (1964-1965). Disc 1. The Vulcan affair -- The Iowa-Scuba affair -- The Quadripartite affair. Disc 2. The shark affair -- The deadly games affair -- The green opal affair. Disc 3. The Giuoco piano affair -- The double affair -- The Project Strigas affair. Disc 4. The Finny Foot affair -- The Neptune affair -- The dove affair. Disc 5. The king of knaves affair -- The Terbuf affair -- The deadly decoy affair. Disc 6. The fiddlesticks affair -- The yellow scarf affair -- The mad, mad tea party affair. Disc 7. The secret sceptre affair -- The bow-wow affair -- The four-steps affair. Disc 8. The see-Paris-and die affair -- The brain-killer affair -- The Hong Kong shilling affair. Disc 9. The never-never affair -- The love affair -- The gazebo in the maze affair. Disc 10. The girls of Nazarone affair -- The odd man affair. Disc 11. Bonus features. Originally produced for television 1964-1965. DVD X639

Season two (1965-1966). Disc 1. Alexander the Greater affair, Part I -- Alexander the Greater affair, Part II -- The ultimate computer affair. Disc 2. The foxes and hounds affair -- The discotheque affair -- The re-collectors affair. Disc 3. The Arabian affair -- The tigers are coming affair -- The deadly toys affair. Disc 4. The cherry blossom affair -- The virtue affair -- The children's day affair. Disc 5. The Adriatic express affair -- The Yukon affair -- The very important zombie affair. Disc 6. The dippy blonde affair -- The deadly goddess affair -- The birds and the bees affair. Disc 7. The waverly ring affair -- The bridge of lions affair, Part I -- The bridge of lions affair, Part II. Disc 8. The Foreign Legion affair -- The moonglow affair -- The nowhere affair. Disc 9. The king of diamonds affair -- The project deephole affair -- The round table affair. Disc 10. The bat cave affair -- The minus-X affair -- The Indian affairs affair. DVD X640

Season three (1966-1967). Disc 1. The her majesty's voice affair -- The sort of do-it-yourself dreadful affair -- The Galatea affair. Disc 2. The super-colossal affair -- The Monks of St. Thomas affair -- The pop art affair. Disc 3. The Thor affair -- The candidate's wife affair -- The come with me to the casbah affair. Disc 4. The Off-Broadway affair -- The concrete overcoat affair, Part I -- The concrete overcoat affair, Part II. Disc 5. The abominable snowman affair -- The my friend the gorilla affair -- The jingle bells affair. Disc 6. The take me to your leader affair -- The suburbia affair -- The deadly smorgasbord affair. Disc 7. The yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum affair -- The Napoleon's tomb affair -- The it's all Greek to me affair. Disc 8. The hula doll affair -- The pieces of fate affair -- The Matterhorn affair. Disc 9. The hot number affair -- The when in Roma affair -- The apple a day affair. Disc 10. The five daughters affair, Part I -- The five daughters affair, Part II -- The cap and gown affair. DVD X641

Season four (1967-1968). Disc 1. The summit-five affair -- The test tube killer affair -- The "J" for Judas affair. Disc 2. The prince of darkness affair, Part I -- The prince of darkness affair, Part II. Disc 3. The thrush roulette affair -- The deadly quest affair -- The fiery angel affair. Disc 4. The survival school affair -- The Gurnius affair -- The man from Thrush affair. Disc 5. The maze affair -- The deep six affair. Disc 6. The seven wonders of the world affair, Part I -- The seven wonders of the world affair, Part II. DVD X642

Bonus Disc: Includes 9 featurettes exploring the series phenomenon, the original color pilot, "Guns , gadgets, gizmos and garb" from the program, retrospective interviews with filmmakes and cast including stars Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, plus TV Award-show excerpts, and the Tom and Jerry animated takeoff "The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R." Disc 1. Six original featurettes, with new interviews and exclusive footage -- Promos and trailers -- Official debriefings: Interviews with U.N.C.L.E. actors and production staff -- Disc 2. [Additional] Official debriefings: Interviews with U.N.C.L.E. actors and production staff -- TV appearances and spots -- Photo and image galleries. DVD X643

Britton, Wesley A. "Bond, Beatles, and camp : the men from U.N.C.L.E." In: Spy television / Wesley Britton. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1992.8.S67 B75 2004)
Enns, Anthony. "The Fans from U.N.C.L.E." Journal of Popular Film & Television; Fall2000, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p124, 9p UC users only
Grigg, Richard. "Vanquishing Evil without the Help of God: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and a World Come of Age." Journal of Communication & Religion, Nov2007, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p308-339, 32p UC users only
Miller, Toby. "Class and governance: Danger man/The prisoner, The man from U.N.C.L.E.. The spy who came in from the cold, and The IPCRESS file." In: Spyscreen : espionage on film and TV from the 1930s to the 1960s / Toby Miller. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003. ( Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S68 M55 2003)
Miller, Toby. "The Man from UNCLE and The Avengers." In: The television genre book / edited by Glen Creeber ; associate editors, Toby Miller and John Tulloch London : British Film Institute, 2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1992.55 .T45 2001)
Walker, Cynthia W. "The future just beyond the coat hook: technology, politics, and the postmodern sensibility in the Man from U.N.C.L.E." In: Channeling the future : essays on science fiction and fantasy television / edited by Lincoln Geraghty. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1992.8.S35 C43 2009)
Worland, Rick. "The Cold War Mannerists: The Man From U.N.C.L.E and TV Espionage in the 1960s." Journal of Popular Film and Television, Volume 21, Issue 4 October 1994 , pages 150 - 161 UC users only
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Mission: Impossible.
Cast: Steven Hill, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus, Martin Landau, Barbara Bain. The "Impossible Missions Force" consists of a team of extraordinary spies who are experts in their fields: The Leader, The Tech Expert, The Muscle, The Master of Disguise and The Femme Fatale. Every day, this elite force risks failure, capture and death ... but nothing is more important than their mission. Contains all 28 episodes from the first television season. Disc 1: Pilot -- Memory -- Operation Rogosh -- Old man out (part 1) -- Disc 2: Old man out (part 2) -- Odds on evil -- Wheels -- The ransom -- Disc 3: A spool there was -- The carriers -- Zubrovnik's ghost -- Fakeout -- Disc 4: Elena -- The short tail spy -- The legacy -- The reluctant dragon -- Disc 5: The frame -- The trial -- The diamond -- The legend -- Disc 6: Snowball in hell -- The confession -- Action! -- The train -- Disc 7: Shock -- A cube of sugar -- The traitor -- The psychic. Originally broadcast on television during the 1966-1967 season. 1404 min. DVD 9201

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

[Allen, Steve] 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

[Berle, Milton] The Milton Berle Show.
Guests: Zsa Zsa Gabor, Peter Lawford, Carol Channing, Danny Thomas, Jackie Cooper, Vic Damone, Gertrude Berg, the Andrews Sisters. Features the nation's favorite "Uncle Milte" and his special brand of broad and noisy comedy, guest stars and lavish variety show skits. Berle, "Mr. Television" himself, and his variety show were so popular that they are credited with spurring the sale of TV sets nationwide during the 1950s. Episodes from The Milton Berle Show originally broadcast 1953. 275 min. DVD X250

Encyclopedia of Television

[Berle, Milton] The Milton Berle Show.
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

Encyclopedia of Television

[Berle, Milton] 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

[Buckley, William F.] Firing Line

Why are the Students Unhappy?
Presenter William F. Buckley Jr.; moderator, John Scott; guest, Theodore Bikel. Student unrest was not yet at its most virulent, but many campuses had seen sit-ins and other disruptions. WFB posits that a chief cause of the problems is adult unwillingness to enforce discipline. Mr. Bikel, who had grown up in a kibbutz in Israel but quickly rebelled against its strictures, posits that the younger generation must be left free to develop its own values, even if these do not include what the older generation would call civility. Originally taped as an episode of the television program Firing Line on June 27, 1966. 50 min. DVD X2668

McCarthyism: Past, Present, Future
Host: William F. Buckley Jr.; guest, Leo Cherne; moderator, John Scott. Mr. Buckley seeks, with his old friend and adversary Mr. Cherne, to explore, as he puts it, why Joseph McCarthy's "oversimplifications were judged to be almost unique and highly damaging ... whereas the contemporary oversimplifications of, say, a Harry Truman, or, before that, of a Franklin Roosevelt, or subsequently of a Lyndon Johnson, are not seen as that offensive." Originally broadcast as an episode of the television program Firing Line on May 16, 1966. 49 min. DVD X2670

Academic Freedom and Berkeley.
Presenter William F. Buckley Jr.; guest, Harold Taylor. Harold Taylor, former President of Sarah Lawrence College, and William F. Buckley discuss the effects of the Free Speech Movement and associated radicalisms on breaking down academic discipline at Berkeley and which views, such as racism and Communism, might and which might not, under the tenets of academic freedom, disqualify a scholar from being hired by a university. Originally taped as an episode of the television program Firing Line on January 16, 1967. 50 min. DVD X2669

Black Power
A discussion between American writer Nat Hentoff and William F. Buckley on the meaning of the term "Black Power," its opponents and implications for race relations and the Black community. Includes significant discussion of the quality of education in "Black ghettos," the writings of James Baldwin and the removal of Adam Clayton Powell from office. Originally taped as an episode of the television program Firing Line on March 7, 1967. 50 min. DVD X2725

Vietnam Protests
A discussion between Dr. Benjamin Spock and William F. Buckley on the Vietnam War and broader issues of war and its impact on humanity. Originally taped as an episode of the television program Firing Line on June 26, 1967. 50 min. DVD X2726

The World of LSD.
A discussion between Dr. Timothy Leary and William F. Buckley on LSD and other psychedelic drugs. Originally a doctor of clinical psychology, Leary made LSD the basis of a "new religion." Originally taped as an episode of the television program Firing Line on April 10, 1967. 50 min. DVD X2724

The Avant Garde
Presenter, William F. Buckley Jr.; guest, Allen Ginsberg. A discussion with beat generation poet Allen Ginsberg on the state of middle class America in the late 1960s. Originally broadcast as an episode of the television program Firing Line on May 7, 1968. 52 min. DVD X2671

The Hippies
Host, William F. Buckley, Jr.; guests : Lewis Yablonsky, chairman, Dept. of Sociology, San Fernando State College, California; Ed Sanders, poet and musician with the rock group The Fugs; and Jack Kerouac, novelist and icon of the Beat Generation. Originally taped as an episode of the television program Firing Line on September 3, 1968. 50 min. DVD X2672

Muhammad Ali and the Negro Movement
A discussion between heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali and William F. Buckley on the draft board reversal of of its earlier determination that he was not sufficiently intelligent to serve as a result of him joining the Black Muslims. Buckley questions Ali about his refusal to be drafted, the "Negro movement" and other topics. Originally taped as an episode of the television program Firing Line on December 12, 1968. 50 min. DVD X2727

The Equal Rights Amendment
A discussion between Phyllis Schlafly, Ann Scott and William F. Buckley on the rescission of the Equal Rights Amendment by several states that had initially ratified it. The contributing factors include the draft, employment opportunities and child support. Originally taped as an episode of the television program Firing Line on March 30, 1973. 60 min. DVD X2728

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[Cavett, Dick] The Dick Cavett show. John & Yoko collection
Three complete episodes of the Dick Cavett late-night talk show featuring John Lennon and Yoko Ono's most candid interviews as well as some rare live performances. Second episode also includes interviews with comic Stan Freberg and scientist Robert Citron; the third episode with actress Shirley MacLaine. With new episode introductions by Cavett. Originally broadcast September 11, 1971, September 24, 1971, and May 11, 1972. 210 min. DVD X3959

[Crosby, Bing] 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

[Hope, Bob] 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

[Hope, Bob] 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

[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 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!.

[Paar, Jack] 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.

Pioneers of Television. Episode 1, Late Night
This first segment in a four-part series featuring archival clips offers a fresh take on the first celebrities of television, including interviews with many of them. In Late night, Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Merv Griffin, Dick Cavett, Joey Bishop and Johnny Carson headline the episode about the performers who gave us a reason to stay up late. Commentary: Jay Leno, Phyllis Diller, Arsenio Hall, Ed McMahon, Betty White, Hugh Downs, Marlo Thomas, Art Linkletter, Doc Severinsen, Barbara Eden, Joyce Randolph, Tim Conway, Sigourney Weaver, Rose Marie, Florence Henderson, Jerry Stiller. 55 min. 2008. DVD 9498

Pioneers of Television. Episode 3, Variety
This third segment in a four-part series featuring archival clips offers a fresh take on the first celebrities of television, including interviews with many of them. This episode on variety programs looks at the contributions of Ed Sullivan, Milton Berle, Arthur Godfrey, Red Skelton, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Pat Boone, Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, Flip Wilson, Tony Orlando, Carol Burnett, The Smothers Brothers and Laugh-in, among others. Commentary: Jay Leno, Phyllis Diller, Arsenio Hall, Ed McMahon, Betty White, Hugh Downs, Marlo Thomas, Art Linkletter, Doc Severinsen, Barbara Eden, Joyce Randolph, Tim Conway, Sigourney Weaver, Rose Marie, Florence Henderson, Jerry Stiller. 55 min. 2008. DVD 9498

[Springer, Jerry] Jerry Springer: Undressed! Unleashed! Uncensored
"It's hot, it's outrageous and it's too nasty for the networks!" Uncensored footage from Jerry Springer's pay-per-view series, including wild family feuds, beautiful dancers, tantrums, and shocking secrets that turn relationships upside down. "With naked catfighting vixens, soapy sponge baths for three, and mud wrestling competitions, Jerry tackles his guest's problems as they tackle each other." Volume 1: Raw and original: Episode 1 (55 min.) -- Raw and original: Episode 2 (55 min.) -- Raw and original: Episode 3 (55 min.) -- Volume 2: Undressed and unleashed: Episode 1 (55 min.) -- Undressed and unleashed: Episode 2 (55 min.) -- Undressed and unleashed: Episode 3 (55 min.) -- Volume 3: Raw and original: Episode 4 (55 min.) -- Raw and original: Episode 5 (55 min.) -- Undressed and unleashed: Episode 4 (55 min.) DVD 9609

Grabe, Mark Elizabeth. "Maintaining the moral order: a functional analysis of "The Jerry Springer Show"." Critical Studies in Media Communication, Volume 19 Issue 3 2002 Pages 311 - 328 UC users only

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 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 Today Show, 10/20/57
Re-live the morning of 11/20/57 with Dave Garraway in this rare television segment. This national live television newscast tells of transistors and Kruchev, plus Cuban rebels for Castro stirring up trouble. There's also the people of New York through a store window front, a visit by Kokomo the Chimp, and the ad-libbing and conversations with the director on camera that are found only on live TV. 50 min. Video/C 8284

The Today Show: Interviews with Harpo Marx, 1961, Groucho Marx, 1963, William Marx, 1985
Interviews conducted during The today show on May 3, 1961 (Harpo), Nov. 8, 1963 (Groucho), and July 17, 1985 (William). "Meet the real Marx Brothers behind the legendary comics." Includes interviews with two of the Marx Brothers, Harpo and Groucho, plus an additional interview with Harpo's son, William Marx which features rarely seen, personal home movies. Contents: Harpo Marx: The today show interview (7:15 min.) -- Groucho Marx: The today show interview (4:51 min.) -- William Marx: The today show interview (4:37 min.). Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Harpo's son William Marx, Today show hosts Hugh Downs, Pat Fontaine.

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 Tonight Show

Discs 1-3: December 31, 1965. Woody Allen, The Muppets -- September 23, 1971. Della Reese, Bob Uecker -- May 19, 1972. Adelle Davis, Robert Blake, Gwen Davis -- September 15, 1972. Vikki Carr, Peter Falk, Albert Brooks -- November 13, 1972. Mayor Lindsay, Muhammad Ali, Harry Chapin -- September 12, 1973. Joan Embery, Bette Midler, David Steinberg -- February 20, 1974. Joan Embery, David Brenner -- April 9, 1974. The Jackson 5, Jerry Van Dyke -- September 2, 1974. Doris Day, Rodney Dangerfield, Burt Mustin -- September 26, 1974. Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Art Carney -- May 6, 1975. Luciano Pavarotti, Maude Tull -- September 19, 1975. Don Rickles, Robert Blake. DVD X5354

Discs 4-7: September 23, 1975. Glen Campbell, Fernando Lamas -- December 9, 1975. Carol Burnett, Burt Convy, Tom Dreesen -- July 28, 1976. Burt Reynolds, Robert Blake -- November 12, 1976. Frank Sinatra, Don Rickles, Olivia Newton-John -- May 4, 1977. Chevy Chase, Richard Pryor -- June 14, 1977. Alice Cooper, Jay Leno, Aunt Blabby -- September 9, 1977. Sid Caesar, Eubie Blake, Stump the Band -- March 24, 1978. Donna Pyle, Milton Berle -- May 2, 1978. Aunt Blabby, Sammy Davis Jr. -- February 21, 1980. Steve Landesberg, Loni Anderson -- September 26, 1980. Steve Martin, The Mighty Carson Art Players -- November 11, 1980. Carnac the Magnificent, David Letterman -- March 4, 1981. David Brenner, Walter Cronkite sketch -- March 5, 1981. Slim Whitman -- March 18, 1981. Richard Benjamin, Garry Shandling -- May 5, 1981. Jimmy Buffett, Thalasa Cruso. DVD X5355

Discs 8-11: October 14, 1981. Robin Williams, Patton sketch -- October 28, 1981. Lance Burton, Reba McEntire, Dick Cavett -- October 30, 1981. Michael Landon, Desk odds + ends -- November 12, 1981. Dom DeLuise, Jerry Seinfeld, Betty White -- November 19, 1981. Suzanne Pleshette, Luciano Pavarotti -- November 25, 1981. Kenny Rogers, Thanksgiving letters -- August 31, 1982. Bill Maher, Joe Garagiola -- December 31, 1982. Tina Turner, Joe D'Auria + Jonathan Brown -- January 4, 1983. Terri Garr, B.B. King, Bubble Man -- May 17, 1983. Albert Brooks, Brooke Shields -- September 8, 1983. Bill Cosby, Chuck Mangione -- January 4, 1984. Dabney Coleman, Paul Rodriguez -- May 17, 1984. Garry Shandling, Stéphane Grappelli -- May 24, 1984. Carnac the Magnificent, John Denber, Michael Davis -- November 20, 1984. Robert Blake, Louie Anderson -- November 22, 1985. Jim Fowler, Marty Pollio, Rubén Blades DVD X5356

Discs 12-15: December 17, 1985. Bette Midler -- March 27, 1986. Billy Crystal, Buddy Rich -- April 18, 1986. David Letterman -- June 27, 1986. David Letterman, Judge Wapner -- November 26, 1986. George Carlin, Barney Odom + Flat Nose -- January 8, 1987. Robert Goulet, Waddie Mitchell, Baxter Black -- May 21, 1987. Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres -- July 28, 1988. Bill Clinton, Joe Cocker -- July 29, 1988. Michael Landon, k.d. Lang, Blown-up photos -- November 23, 1989. Lea Johnson, Tom Wilson -- January 18, 1990. Joan Embery, Art Donovan -- April 6, 1990. Jeff Dunham, B.B. King -- Disc 15. Special features. Rescued gems of the 60s ; The Guests remember. DVD X5357

The Tonight Show (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.

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

War Dramas

Band of Brothers(TV, 2001)
Directors, Phil Alden Robinson, Richard Loncraine, Mikael Salomon, David Nutter, Tom Hanks, David Leland, Tony To, David Frankel. Cast: Kirk Acevedo, Eion Bailey, Michael Cudlitz, Dale Dye, Rick Gomez, Scott Grimes, Colin Hanks, Frank John Hughes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, James Madio, Neal McDonough, David Schwimmer, Matthew Settle, Douglas Spain, Richard Speight Jr., Donnie Wahlberg. Tells the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army. Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as soldiers' journals and letters, this television drama tells of the extraordinary bravery and fear faced by the soldiers in this elite rifle company who parachuted into France early on D-Day morning, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and captured Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. They were also a unit that suffered 150% casualties, and whose lives became legend. 703 min. DVD 1421
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Paget, Derek; Lipkin, Steven N.. "'Movie-of-the-Week' docudrama, 'historical-event' television, and the Steven Spielberg series Band of Brothers." New Review of Film & Television Studies, Apr2009, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p93-107, 15p UC users only
Schatz, Thomas. "Old War/New War: Band of Brothers and the Revival of the WWII War Film." Film & History May2002, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p74-78, 5p UC users only
Schatz, Thomas. "Band of Brothers." In: The essential HBO reader / edited by Gary R. Edgerton and Jeffrey P. Jones. Lexington. : University Press of Kentucky, c2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1992.92.H66 E87 2008)
Schubart, Rikke. "Storytelling for a Nation: Spielberg, Memory, and the Narration of War." In: Politicotainment : television's take on the real New York : Peter Lang, c2007. (MAIN: PN1992.6 .P63 2007)

The Pacific(TV, 2010)
Cast James Badge Dale, Joe Mazzello, Jon Seda, Jon Bernthal, Joshua Bitton, Tom Budge, Linda Cropper, Caroline Dhavernas, Josh Helman, Ashton Holmes, Toby Leonard Moore, Henry Nixon, Keith Nobbs, Conor O'Farrell, Jacob Pitts, William Sadler, Ian Meadows, Nate Corddry, Matt Craven, Brendan Fletcher, Leon Willem Ford, Scott Gibson, Rami Malek, Martin McCann, Gary Sweet, Anna Torv, Dylan Young, Dwight Braswell, Annie Parisse, Noel Fisher, Betty Buckley, Josh Close, Brandon Keener ; narrator, Tom Hanks. Tracks the extraordinary true-life WWII experiences of three men and their fellow Marines from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain forests of Cape Gloucester, across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, and to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day.

Contents: Disc 1. Part 1. [Guadalcanal/Leckie] / written by Bruce C. McKenna ; directed by Tim Van Patten ; Part 2. [Basilone] / written by Bruce C. McKenna ; directed by David Nutter -- Disc 2. Part 3. [Melbourne] / written by George Pelecanos and Michelle Ashford ; directed by Jeremy Podeswa ; Part 4. [Gloucester/Pavuvu/Banika] / written by Robert Schenkkan and Graham Yost ; directed by Graham Yost -- Disc. 3. Part 5. [Peleliu Landing] / written by Laurence Andries and Bruce C. McKenna ; directed by Carl Franklin ; Part 6. [Peleliu Airfield]/ written by Bruce C. McKenna and Laurence Andries and Robert Schenkkan ; directed by Tony To -- Disc 4. Part 7. [Peleliu Hills] / written by Bruce C. McKenna ; directed by Tim Van Patten ; Part 8. [Iwo Jima] / written by Robert Schenkkan and Michelle Ashford ; directed by David Nutter and Jeremy Podeswa -- Disc 5. Part 9. [Okinawa] / written by Bruce C. McKenna ; directed by Tim Van Patten ; Part 10. [Home] / written by Bruce C. McKenna and Robert Schenkkan ; directed by Jeremy Podeswa -- Disc. 6. Special features: Profiles of The Pacific ; Making The Pacific / executive producers, Chris Spencer, Karen Sands ; Anatomy of the Pacific War.

HBO, 2010. 530 min. DVD X5043

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
Cast: Gail Davis, Jimmy Hawkins, Kenneth MacDonald, Brad Johnson, Robert B. Williams.

Golden Age of TV. 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

A segment from the fictionalized account of the life of legendary Wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley. The television series is set in the quiet western town of Diablo, where Annie and her little brother Tagg made sure that outlaws who mosey into town keep on going. This episode features "Annie and the bicycle riders." Segment from a television program originally produced 1954-1957. DVD 9645

Bonanza
1960's television western program. Cast: Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts.

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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

Cheyenne. The Complete First Season
Featuring Clint Walker. Cheyenne was a big man, a former army scout who went west after the American Civil War and drifted from job to job, here a cowboy, there a lawman, and always a larger-than-life hero. Disc 1. Mountain fortress / teleplay by Don Martin -- Julesburg / written by Charles Lang -- The argonauts / teleplay by D.D. Beauchamp -- Disc 2. Border showdown / teleplay by Clark E. Reynolds -- The outlander / teleplay by R. Wright Campbell -- The travelers / written by Kenneth Higgins -- Disc 3. Decision / written by Dean Riesner -- The storm riders / written by R. Wright Campbell and Dean Riesner -- Rendezvous at Red Rock / written by D.D. Beauchamp -- Disc 4. West of the river / written by Kenneth Higgins -- Quicksand / written by Dean Riesner and N.B. Stone -- Fury at Rio Hondo / written by James Gunn -- Disc 5. Star in the dust / written by Roy Huggins -- Johnny Bravo / written by Dean Riesner -- The last train west / written by Jack DeWitt and Howard Browne. Originally broadcast on television, 1955-1956. 630 min. DVD X2167

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

Foster, David William. "Of Gay Caballeros and Other Noble Heroes." Bilingual Review; 2008, Vol. 29 Issue 2/3, p23-44, 22p UC users only
Keller, Gary D. "Bilingualism, Biculturalism, and the Cisco Kid Cycle." Bilingual Review, sep2004-dec2007, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p195-231, 37p UC users only
Moore, Barbara. "The Cisco Kid and Friends: The Syndication of Television Series from 1948 to 1952." Journal of Popular Film & Television, Spring80, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p26-33, 8p

The Cisco Kid
Cast: Duncan Renaldo (Cisco Kid), Leo Carrillo. The Cisco Kid was well known to audiences from numerous films long before the television series. The Cisco Kid and his English-mangling sidekick Pancho traveled the old west in the grand tradition of righting wrongs and fighting injustice wherever they found it, ending each episode with the exclamations, "Hey, Poncho, Hey, Cisco!". Segment from a television program originally produced 1950-1956. DVD 9645

Foster, David William. "Of Gay Caballeros and Other Noble Heroes." Bilingual Review; 2008, Vol. 29 Issue 2/3, p23-44, 22p UC users only
Keller, Gary D. "Bilingualism, Biculturalism, and the Cisco Kid Cycle." Bilingual Review, sep2004-dec2007, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p195-231, 37p UC users only
Moore, Barbara. "The Cisco Kid and Friends: The Syndication of Television Series from 1948 to 1952." Journal of Popular Film & Television, Spring80, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p26-33, 8p

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).
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).
Millichap, Joseph. "Robert Penn Warren, David Milch, and the literary contexts of "Deadwood".(Critical essay)." South Carolina Review 38.2 (Spring 2006): 183-191.
Newcomb, Horace
"Deadwood." In: The essential HBO reader / edited by Gary R. Edgerton and Jeffrey P. Jones. Lexington. : University Press of Kentucky, c2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1992.92.H66 E87 2008)
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
Reading Deadwood : a western to swear by / edited by David Lavery. London; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2006. (Full-text online (UCB users only); print: Main (Gardner) Stacks & Bancroft PN1992.77.D39 R43 2006)

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre. Season One
An anthology of the television series based (earlier more so than later) on the Western novels and stories of Zane Grey. Powell was often the star as well as the host. Contents: Disc 1. You only run once (aka the Hangin' tree) -- Fearful courage -- Long road home -- Unrelenting sky -- Lariat -- Death watch -- Stage for Tucson -- Quiet Sunday in San Ardo -- Disc 2. Vengeance Canyon -- Return to nowhere -- Courage is a gun -- Muletown gold strike -- Star over Texas -- Three graves -- No man living -- Time of decision. -- Disc 3. Until the man dies -- Backtrail -- Dangerous orders -- Necessary breed -- Village of fear -- Black Creek encounter -- There were four -- Fugitive --Disc 4. Time to live -- Black is for grief -- Badge of honor -- Decision at Wilson's Creek -- Man on the run -- Extras. Bonus features : A conversation with Norman Powell, by Joel Blumbert, phone interview with author Christine Becker about the history of Four Star Productions, vintage commercials, trailers. Contains the original 29 episodes, broadcast 10/12/1956 - 6/21/1957. 870 min.) DVD X2168

The Gambler (TV, 1980)
Directed by Dick Lowry. Cast: Kenny Rogers, Christine Belford, Bruce Boxleitner, Harold Gould, Clu Gulager, Lance Legault, Lee Purcell, Ronnie Scribner. On a train headed for Yuma, California, to rescue the son he never knew, high-rolling frontier gambler Brady Hawks meets Billy Montana. A self-fashioned gambling dandy, Billy is headed for San Francisco to try his hand at the poker tournament. The two become fast friends who then become a strong team when they help Jennie Reed, a lady who is being pursued by unprincipled railroad baron, Arthur Stobridge. 95 min. DVD 9653
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The Gambler: The Adventure Continues (TV, 1983)
Directed by Dick Lowry. Cast: Kenny Rogers, Bruce Boxleitner, Linda Evans, Johnny Crawford, Harold Gould. Brady, his son Jeremiah, and Billy Montana are traveling to a gambling event in San Francisco when they encounter the vicious McCourt gang. As ransom, the gang takes young Jeremiah hostage. Brady and Billy embark on a quest to rescue him and form a small gang of their own along the way. 190 min. DVD 9654
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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. vhs 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

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: Message to Fort Apache
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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

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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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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. Vi