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ROBERT OSBORNE SALUTE
March 18, 2017  | By David Bianculli

TCM, 6:00 a.m. ET

 

TCM, quite appropriately, has cleared its slate this weekend to present two days of programming honoring Robert Osborne, who served as the network’s most famous public face from its inception until his recent death. For decades, watching TCM (as I did, regularly and almost religiously), all you had to do to appreciate Osborne was listen to him introduce, and comment upon, the movies he presented – or, on occasion, interview some of his favorite actors and filmmakers. His knowledge and enthusiasm shone through instantly and effortlessly, and this weekend, TCM offers plenty of examples of that. The tribute begins early, at 6 a.m. ET, with a special Private Screenings program from 2014 in which Osborne, instead of asking the questions, is the interview subject instead, asked questions by recent TCM guest host Alec Baldwin. Later in the day, Osborne is seen interviewing people through the years, either at the TCM Classic Film Festival or on the regular Private Screenings interview series. In prime time tonight, for example, the evening begins at 8 p.m. ET with a repeat of the Alec Baldwin interview with Osborne, followed by Osborne on Private Screenings interviewing, in order, Debbie Reynolds (9:30 p.m. ET), Betty Hutton (10:30 p.m. ET), and Liza Minnelli (11:35 p.m. ET).

 
 
 
 
 
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