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Classic TV Christmas Collection 4 Disc DVD Set Includes Dr. Kildare / The Courtship of Eddie’s Father / CHiPs / Eight is Enough – Yes Nicholas, There is a Santa Claus / Welcome Back, Kotter – Sweathog Christmas Special /Alice – A Semi-Merry Christmas /Perfect Strangers – The Gift of the Mypiot / Mama’s Family – Mama Gets Goosed /Veronica’s Closet – Veronica’s Christmas Song /Suddenly Susan – The Walk Out

Classic TV Christmas Collection 4 Disc DVD Set Includes Dr. Kildare / The Courtship of Eddie’s Father / CHiPs / Eight is Enough – Yes Nicholas, There is a Santa Claus / Welcome Back, Kotter – Sweathog Christmas Special /Alice – A Semi-Merry Christmas /Perfect Strangers – The Gift of the Mypiot / Mama’s Family – Mama Gets Goosed /Veronica’s Closet – Veronica’s Christmas Song /Suddenly Susan – The Walk Out

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Dr. Kildare – An Exchange of Gifts 12/24/64
Thinking he’s about to die, a derelict alcoholic gives away his life’s hoardings.

The Courtship of Eddie’s Father – Gifts are for Giving 12/23/70
What goes around comes around when Norman’s

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Classic 1970s TV: The shows that made the family tune in

Classic 1970s TV: The shows that made the family tune in

Imagine a family, all sitting around the TV, possibly the only TV in the house. Dad is holding the remote control, which everyone refers to as “the clicker.” The remote has only two functions.Visit here:http://www.worldwidewriter.com//article-display.php?articleid=3642

One of the functions turns the TV off and on. The other changes the channels, all 7 or 8 of them, with a click of a button. Now try to imagine what that family is watching. Are you imagining them watching one of the classic TV shows from the 1970′s?

In the 1970s most families had one, maybe two televisions in the house, and the second television was usually stashed away in mom and dad’s room where they could watch the classic shows that the kids couldn’t watch yet like Maude or Soap. The televisions in the house might have even shown the programs in black and white.

What kept families glued to these televisions that had only a handful of channels, an ancient clicker, and frequently no color? The classic TV shows from the 1970s, of course. There were so many family-friendly shows in a variety of genres.

For families that enjoyed comedies, the 1970s had some of the most memorable sitcoms. The families in the ‘70′s learned all about families in the 1950′s by watching the wildly popular Happy Days and its equally popular spin off Laverne and Shirley. Happy Days also launched the career of comedian Robin Williams who went on to star in another spin off of the show – Mork and Mindy.

Other family friendly classic television shows of the 1970′s include The Partridge Family (with teen hearth throb David Cassidy), the show that introduced us to John Travolta, Welcome Back Kotter, One Day at a Time, Chico and the Man, The Odd Couple, Good Times, WKRP in Cincinnati, What’s Happening, Three’s Company and The Jeffersons.

Families with older children enjoyed comedies with a social conscience like All in the Family, Maude, Barney Miller or Mash. These classic 1970s sitcoms dealt with the social issues of the day in poignant yet comedic way.

Families also had several variety shows to choose from for their viewing pleasure. Classic variety shows such as The Donny and Marie Show and The Sonny and Cher Show had music, comedy sketches and popular guest stars each week.

The Carol Burnett Show brought together some of the 1970′s funniest comedians each week and The Muppet Show combined the genius of Jim Henson’s fantastic creations with musical and comedy guest stars sharing the stage with Kermit, Miss Piggy and Animal.

There were plenty of one hour family dramas, too. Eight is Enough, Little House on the Prairie, and The Waltons were just a few of the classic television dramas that brought families together in front of the television each week.

There was also room for crime fighting and action heroes in the classic 1970s TV shows. The world learned what bionics was in The Six Million Dollar Man and its spin off The Bionic Woman. Each week families would tune in to see how Lee Majors and Jamie Sommers would use their bionic eyes and ears.

CHiPs gave us a glimpse into the life of California Highway Patrol officers. Starsky and Hutch chased bad buys in their hot rod and BJ and the Bear tracked down bad guys in an 18 wheeler.

Two other classic television shows from that era that can’t be defined by any of these other genres were The Love Boat and Fantasy Island. These shows were the place for the stars of yesteryear and the stars of the current era to make guest appearances, several at a time.

For years, families stayed home on Saturday nights just to see who would get off the plane onto the island or turn up Julie the Cruise Director’s guest list.
In today’s modern times, there are hundreds of channels on each of the four or more TV sets in most homes.

Yet, there seems to never be anything to watch, especially something that the whole family can enjoy together. Many of these classic TV shows from the 1970′s are now on DVD and can be bought or rented either online or at a store. Why not consider getting a classic TV DVD for your family this Friday night instead of the usually family movie?

Classic 1970s TV: The shows that made the family tune in

Cast and crew talk about their wild and crazy past experince while filming the hit tv show welcome back kotter.
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Watchmen: The Director’s Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition)

Watchmen: The Director’s Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition)

  • Watchmen: The Director’s Cut (Two-Disc
  • Special Edition) [DVD] (2009); Alan Moore

WATCHMEN SE – DVD MovieEverybody’s favorite graphic novel comes to the screen (after years of rumors and false starts), less a roaring work of adaptation than a respectful and faithful take on a radical original. Watchmen is set in the mid-1980s, a t

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Fat Albert’s Christmas Special [1977]

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is an animated series created, produced, and hosted (in live action bookends) by comedian Bill Cosby, who also lent his voice to a number of characters, including the titular one. Filmation was the production company for the series.
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The Untouchables (Special Collector’s Edition)

The Untouchables (Special Collector’s Edition)

In THE UNTOUCHABLES, federal agent Elliot Ness leads a group of mob fighters with the intent of taking out the infamous Al Capone in 1930′s Prohibition-era Chicago. Realizing that practical methods will not work in securing Capone’s capture, Ness an

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Ryan Moore hoping for a special moment with Workforce

Ryan Moore hoping for a special moment with Workforce

The champion jockey is motivated by winning big races for Sir Michael Stoute and today’s King George is in his sights.

Lingfield Park, Wednesday afternoon. Ryan Moore, champion jockey and Derby winner, is considering where his priorities lie as the Flat season approaches its traditional mid-point, today’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. “One thing’s for sure,” he says. “It’s certainly not Lingfield on a Wednesday.”

Moore has been part of the racing landscape for several years now, and champion jockey in three of the past four seasons. But he remains a puzzle, a jockey who can dismiss an afternoon’s racing in a throwaway line, and then ride every horse as if it were his last. And he is so they say great company away from the track, as any grandson of Charlie Moore, the famously garrulous and entertaining Brighton trainer, should be. Show him a microphone, though, and Moore is suddenly a hedgehog rolled into a ball.

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“I think the championship probably means more to other people than it does to me,” Moore said. “It’s an added bonus at the end of the year, but it doesn’t really change a whole lot. The last couple of years, I’ve had a half-page in the Racing Post and that’s about it, so it doesn’t really make much difference to me.

“My priority is the yard, and my focus is on Ascot, Goodwood [next week], maybe Deauville [in August] and then York, Doncaster and Newmarket. It’s the big horses, and being involved in big races. Paul’s riding plenty of winners and the way he’s going he’ll ride plenty more to the end of the year. I won’t be doing anything different. I’ll just be riding where I usually ride and picking up any winners that I can.”

It is seven weeks since Workforce powered seven lengths clear of his field at Epsom, the widest winning margin since Shergar, but the absence has not dimmed the memory. The Derby was only the third race of Workforce’s career, and without doubt, he has the potential to make the rest of the season his own.

Only one Derby runner, however, has a subsequent victory to his name, and the second, third and fifth at Epsom have failed to register a win in a total of five subsequent outings. That leaves open the possibility that Workforce simply beat a poor Derby field, albeit in an excellent time for such an inexperienced colt.

“I don’t think the Derby form is really an issue,” Moore says. “It wouldn’t worry me, because he won in the way that he did. The way he stretched away from them was very impressive. It was a very good performance, and we just have to hope he keeps progressing and finding more.

“He’s been fine since Epsom. He’s never been a very flash horse in the mornings, he just goes about his work, but he’s very well in himself, and if he wasn’t he wouldn’t be running.”

Workforce is the 2-1 favourite for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in October, and will be shorter still if he makes a successful first step into all-aged competition this afternoon. He is likely to start favourite at around even money, with his stablemate Harbinger the main danger according to the market. Moore, though, is more concerned about the Ascot turf.

“Quick ground would be my biggest worry,” he said, though it is one that has since receded after rain eased the Ascot going to good. “Apart from that, I’d hope that I’m on the best horse in the race, he’s a straightforward ride and he’ll just need normal luck in running.”

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The Young and the Restless, Special Silver Anniversary Collector’s Edition

The Young and the Restless, Special Silver Anniversary Collector’s Edition

This star-studded tribute to daytime’s top-rated soap opera features the complete, blow-by-blow storyline of the show since its beginning in 1973, actor profiles, a special section of genuine fan letters, and much more. Publication scheduled to coinc

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Mission Impossible (Special Collector’s Edition)

Mission Impossible (Special Collector’s Edition)

Tom Cruise stars as Ethan Hunt, a secret agent framed for the deaths of his espionage team. Fleeing from government assassins, breaking into the CIA’s most impenetrable vault, clinging to the roof of a speeding bullet train, Hunt races like a burning

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Late Night with Conan O’Brien 10th Anniversary Special

Late Night with Conan O’Brien 10th Anniversary Special

  • DVD Details: Actors: Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, Max Weinberg, Joel Godard, Jimmy Vivino
  • Writers: Brian Kelley, Brian Kiley, Ellie Barancik, Janine Ditullio, Kevin Dorff
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, NTSC. Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1; Number of discs: 1; Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: August 10, 2004; Run Time: 60 minutes

Conan O’Brien takes a look back at the first ten years of his late night variety show.”How did you get this talk show?”, a seemingly perplexed David Letterman jokes with his successor, Conan O’Brien, in an early clip included on this primetime specia

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Greg Garrison Presents – The Best of the Dean Martin Variety Show (Special Edition)

Greg Garrison Presents – The Best of the Dean Martin Variety Show (Special Edition)

Join Dean Martin and his guests – Ann-Margaret, Jack Benny, Goldie Hawn, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Newhart, Jimmy Stewart, Dom De Luise, Victor Borge, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra and more in the wild and crazy antics of his world famous variety show.

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The Muppet Show – Season One (Special Edition)

The Muppet Show – Season One (Special Edition)

It’s time to raise the curtain on THE MUPPET SHOW! Join Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, the Swedish Chef and more, in the complete first season of this groundbreaking twist on the classic Variety Show. Included are all 24 episodes, completely rest

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