Here is some exciting news regarding TCM. They are turning their Private Screening interviews into monthly audio podcasts available at iTunes and on the TCM website. Yay! Now I just have my fingers crossed that TCM will develop an iPhone app (a girl can dream!).
For Release: October 9, 2009
Turner Classic Movies Brings PRIVATE SCREENINGS UNCUT
Interviews Online with Monthly Audio Podcasts
Special Audio Editions of Robert Osborne Interviews
With Hollywood Legends to be Offered Free through tcm.com and iTunes
First Podcast Available in October, Featuring Star of the Month Leslie Caron
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is bringing PRIVATE SCREENINGS UNCUT, unedited versions of the network’s acclaimed interview specials, to the Internet with monthly audio podcasts made available free through tcm.com and iTunes. Each month’s podcast will be drawn from TCM’s archives of the series, which features TCM host Robert Osborne conducting in-depth interviews with Hollywood legends. The podcasts will be expanded versions of Osborne’s conversations, including portions not included in the original telecasts. In addition, Osborne will record special introductions for each interview. TCM kicks off its PRIVATE SCREENINGS UNCUT podcasts this week with October’s Star of the Month Leslie Caron.
“One of the greatest privileges and joys for me at TCM is being able to sit down with some of Hollywood’s greatest personalities for PRIVATE SCREENINGS,” said Osborne. “This podcast will allow fans to enjoy some of the most memorable interviews we’ve conducted in the past, including a lot of material that has never been heard before.”
Each PRIVATE SCREENINGS UNCUT podcast will be timed to coincide with TCM on-air programming. Upcoming podcasts are slated to feature Angela Lansbury in November, when TCM will air her Oscar®-nominated performance in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945); Lauren Bacall in December, when her late husband Humphrey Bogart will be honored as TCM’s Star of the Month; Betty Hutton in January, when TCM airs a selection of her movies; and director-producer, five-time Oscar nominee and honorary recipient Sidney Lumet in February, during TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar.
TCM will draw future podcasts from its extensive PRIVATE SCREENINGS archive, which includes interviews with such luminaries as Ernest Borgnine, Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Mickey Rooney, Charlton Heston, Jane Fonda, Tony Curtis, producer-director Norman Jewison and producer Walter Mirisch.
Turner Classic Movies is a Peabody Award-winning network celebrating 15 years of presenting great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world. Currently seen in more than 80 million homes, TCM features the insights of veteran primetime host Robert Osborne and weekend daytime host Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests. As the foremost authority in classic films, TCM offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials, along with regular programming events that include The Essentials, 31 Days of Oscar and Summer Under the Stars. TCM also produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, along with hosting a wealth of materials at its Web site, www.tcm.com. TCM is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company.
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