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Happy trails to you

The Encore Westerns Channel pays tribute to Gene Autry, one of the great cowboys of movies and television, with a 100-hour marathon of fully restored Autry movies beginning tonight at 8pm ET and PT and continuing through Tuesday, Oct. 2.  The marathon includes the exclusive world television premiere of “Gene Autry: White Hat, Silver Screen,” a 30-minute special on Gene’s life and career that will be repeated throughout the weekend as well as throughout October.

Till we meet again,

Ed Robertson

Some Answers, More Questions on Prison Break

This week on Prison Break there were a few answers and some huge questions.

1. Whistler is out of hiding, cleared by “the mayor” and under Michael’s watchful eye
2. T-Bag is still a scum, and Bellick is a close second
3. Maricruz is fine and dandy, and Sucre is not going to see her
4. Alex is desperate and willing to do anything
5. Versailles is a bank, and that note was info on a bank account
6. Michael is channeling McGuyver in prison (once again)

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Talkin’ about the Gold Firebird on the Zookers Radio Program

Last week I was invited on The Zookers Radio Program, one of the latest additions to Blog Talk Radio. Hosts are Eric and Rob, also known as “the Greek gods of Internet radio,” and the subject was Thirty Years of The Rockford Files. It’s always fun to talk about Rockford, Jim Garner, and the Pontiac Firebird, especially with folks as knowledgeable as they are. It was a fun hour that went all too fast, but we’re talking about doing it again soon.

Here’s the link to our conversation:

Ed Robertson

Interview with Emmy nominee Michael Emerson of “Lost”

As everyone knows, the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards are on tonight, beginning at 8pm ET/PT on Fox. Among the nominees are Michael Emerson, who’s up for Best Suporting Actor for his role as Ben Linus, the charismatic yet creepy leader of The Others, on the ABC hit series Lost.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael earlier this year, just before Lost returned to ABC’s schedule after a three-month status. Besides gleaning some insight into the Ben Linus character, we touched on many other topics, from his previous Emmy experience (he won a Best Guest Actor award in 2001 for his work on The Practice), to his character’s back story on Lost, to how people are “delighted to be terrified” by him whenever they meet him. For the record, I was not terrified when I spoke to Michael… but I was delighted. He’s a very nice man, and I think you’ll enjoy our conversation. Ed Robertson

10 New Fall Shows Not to Miss

The fall season is beyond packed with new shows coming out from a drama about a Cuban cane farming family to another drama about a robot woman, to a comedy about a guy who’s parents sold his soul to the devil when he was born.

So perhaps you’re feeling a little overwhelmed. Not only can you not handle checking out each new show, but your TiVo can’t either! Whatever you watch, don’t miss the absolute must see new shows of the season.

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New Reality Casts: Survivors, Models, & Players

Survivor: China is almost here with it’s September 20th premiere! Meet the cast on

Meet the Survivors

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British Cult TV with guest Robert Sellers… here on Share-a-Vision Radio

In case you missed it, our conversation with Robert Sellers, author of Cult TV: The Golden Age of ITC, is now available on the archives pages at Share-a-Vision Radio,  Check it out:

Ed Robertson

New TV shows on DVD this week

These are the titles that Frankie and I reviewed on the Aug. 28 edition of Talking Television with Dave White:Dexter, Season One
House, Season Three
Til Death, Season One
Ugly Betty, Season One: The Bettyfied Edition
Heroes, Season One
Friday Night Lights, Season One
The Outer Limits, Volume Two 
The Odd Couple, Season Two

To hear our complete report, click on the link below. The DVD report begins about ten minutes into the webcast:

Ed Robertson

This Week on Talking Television: Classic British Shows of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies

Some of the longest-running shows in TV history are programs that not only ran for just one or two seasons, but were made that way by design: shows like Secret Agent, The Prisoner, The Persuaders, Thunderbirds and many other series produced for British television by Sir Lew Grade and ITC. Though made in the U.K., these shows were marketed throughout the world, including the United States, where they remain wildly popular on cable, tape and DVD. We’ll talk about these shows and more this week on Talking Television, when our guest will be Robert Sellers, author of Cult TV: The Golden Age of ITC, an informative yet fun history of British television from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Join Frankie Montiforte and me this Tuesday, August 28, beginning at 10:30 pm ET, 7:30 pm PT on Share-a-Vision Radio,

Ed Robertson

New on DVD: The Fugitive starring David Janssen

Click below to hear Frankie’s review of Season One, Volume One on Talking Television with Dave White:

Ed Robertson
Author, The Fugitive Recaptured
Co-Host, Talking Television with Dave White

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