Forums: TV.com Ideas: classic tv from the 1930's-2000's

 
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    matthewbaduria

    [1]Oct 2, 2009
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    they should have classic tv full episodes all the time in full streme

    1930's tom & jerry the little rascals

    1940's the lone ranger the little rascals

    1950's american bandstand zorro and lots more

    1960's batman and the rest of the top 100 shows.

    and the top 100 shows from the 70's 80's 90's & 2000's.

    and you can browse shows from alphabetical order # to

    z

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    agent_0042

    [2]Oct 2, 2009
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    TV.com doesn't seem to think its audience cares much about classic shows...
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    Mac-Ale

    [3]Oct 3, 2009
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    Also:

    There really was no broadcast TV in the US until after World War II (and then only in the major cities, mostly the northeastern US). Things like "Tom and Jerry" and "The Little Rascals" were re-packaged from movie shorts to TV programs in the later 50s and 60s.

    There are legal issues with copyright. Many programs are tied to DVDs, and aren't available for streaming. Others had legal issues and were never syndicated and the original film is now gone or lost. A number of programs with cable re-broadcast or syndication deals also are legally not available for free viewing because the current owners of those programs are selling the exclusive rights of broadcast. Others early TV shows aired live, with kinescope copies, the kinescopes were deliberately destroyed (they were cheap and took up space). The only record of those shows are television waves that are leaving the solar system. Of shows that were filmed, only some programs from the 50s have had their copyright expired and are now public domain.

    Most game shows were live or later, recorded on videotape. But the videotape was recorded over and used again to record new episodes. Video was very bulky and expensive in the early 60s and was almost always used again and again until the magnetic particles fell off the tape. This is also true of live sports events, often local films are all that remain of 1950s and 60s sporting events.
    Edited on 10/03/2009 9:13am
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    JonJax

    [4]Oct 3, 2009
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    The correct title for the little rascals is Our Gang
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    JonJax

    [5]Oct 3, 2009
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    The Lone Ranger was a radio show in the 1930s & 1940s although it was s short lived movie serial before WW2, it began its TV run in 1950 and endured about 7 years,

    American Bandstand was a local Philly show until the late 1950s when Dick Clark became the host and took it national

    Write me in private and I can send you info on where you can purcahse DVDs of Lone Ranger and Zorro and A B too

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