House Calls (TV series)
British-born Ann Atkinson, as hospital administrator, had three unruly doctors to cope with, and the comedy arose from their interactions. Dr. Charley Michaels became the problem for her, because of the romantic angle. She always pulled herself up short just before falling hopelessly in love with him, Dr. Solomon was junior to Dr. Michaels and was his pal, and he would counterbalance Dr. Michaelss headstrong ways, almost a double act. But elderly Dr. Weatherby was senior to all, close to retirement and with a mean streak. The best he could do was to irritate Solomon by constantly getting his name wrong while going his own way, other characters who were part of the series were Head Nurse Bradley, a sympathetic and level-headed influence, Mrs. During the last 13 episodes, after Ann had suddenly returned to England, her replacement was Jane Jeffries, lynn Redgrave was fired from the series, following the birth of her new child. Redgrave sued Universal for breaking her contract, but never was rehired.
Rogers was nominated for an Emmy, as was Redgrave, who was nominated for a Golden Globe. House Calls at the Internet Movie Database House Calls at TV. com Press Announces Suit John Clark, The Redgrave Controversy
Forty-eight of the fifty states and the federal district are contiguous and located in North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east, the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean, the geography and wildlife of the country are extremely diverse. At 3.8 million square miles and with over 324 million people, the United States is the worlds third- or fourth-largest country by area, third-largest by land area. It is one of the worlds most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, paleo-Indians migrated from Asia to the North American mainland at least 15,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century, the United States emerged from 13 British colonies along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the following the Seven Years War led to the American Revolution. On July 4,1776, during the course of the American Revolutionary War, the war ended in 1783 with recognition of the independence of the United States by Great Britain, representing the first successful war of independence against a European power.
The current constitution was adopted in 1788, after the Articles of Confederation, the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and designed to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties. During the second half of the 19th century, the American Civil War led to the end of slavery in the country. By the end of century, the United States extended into the Pacific Ocean. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the status as a global military power. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the sole superpower. The U. S. is a member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States. The United States is a developed country, with the worlds largest economy by nominal GDP. It ranks highly in several measures of performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP. While the U. S. economy is considered post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge economy, the United States is a prominent political and cultural force internationally, and a leader in scientific research and technological innovations.
In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America after the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci
M*A*S*H (TV series)
M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature film MASH. The shows title sequence features a version of Suicide Is Painless. The show was created after an attempt to film the original sequel, M*A*S*H Goes to Maine. The television series is the version of the M*A*S*H works. The series premiered in the U. S. S. television history at the time, with a record-breaking 125 million viewers and it had struggled in its first season and was at risk of being cancelled. Season two of M*A*S*H placed it in a time slot, the show became one of the top 10 programs of the year. It is still broadcast in syndication on television stations. The series, which depicted events occurring during a war, spanned 256 episodes. The Korean War lasted 1,128 days, meaning each episode of the series would have averaged almost four, Many of the stories in the early seasons are based on tales told by real MASH surgeons who were interviewed by the production team. Like the movie, the series was as much an allegory about the Vietnam War as it was about the Korean War.
The episodes Abyssinia and The Interview were ranked number 20 and number 80, respectively, in 2002, M*A*S*H was ranked number 25 on TV Guides 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. In 2013, the Writers Guild of America ranked it as the fifth-best written TV series ever, M*A*S*H aired weekly on CBS, with most episodes being a half-hour in length. The series is usually categorized as a comedy, though it is described as a dark comedy or a dramedy because of the dramatic subject material often presented. The show was an ensemble piece revolving around key personnel in a United States Army Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in the Korean War, the 4077th MASH was one of several surgical units in Korea. As the show developed, the took on more of a moralistic tone. Richard Hooker, who wrote the book on which the television, while the show is traditionally viewed as a comedy, many episodes were of a more serious tone. Airing on network primetime while the Vietnam War was still going on, for this reason, the shows discourse, under the cover of comedy, often questioned and grappled with Americas role in the Cold War.
Episodes were both plot- and character-driven, with episodes being narrated by one of the shows characters as the contents of a letter home
Thats Incredible. is an American reality television show that aired on the ABC television network from 1980 to 1984. In the tradition of You Asked for It, Ripleys Believe It or Not. and Real People, the show often featured people with unusual talents, such as speed-talker John Moschitta, Jr. The show was co-hosted by Fran Tarkenton, John Davidson, and Cathy Lee Crosby, originally aired as an hour-long program, episodes were re-edited into 30 minute segments for syndication. It debuted on March 3,1980, a number of the stunts performed were dangerous, including juggling knives, staying inside a small box for hours, and one involving a man supposedly catching a bullet between his teeth. The dangerous nature of these stunts eventually prompted producers to augment the footage with the caption Do Not Try This Yourself, steve Baker known as Mr. Escape, was frequently featured on the show. The show has been cited as an influence on culture in New Zealand. In the early 1980s, Army Lt. Col. Earl Woods brought his son Eldrick to Thats Incredible, Eldrick is now better known by his nickname Tiger.
The show ranked in the top 30 for its first four seasons, and ranked in the top 10 during its first season, but fell out of the top 30 in its final season. 1) 1979–80, #3 2) 1980–81, #22 3) 1981–82, #28 4) 1982–83, #22 5) 1983–84, Not in the Top 30 In 1980, Thats Incredible. was revived in 1988, hosted by Davidson, Cristina Ferrare, and Tracey Gold and was renamed Incredible Sunday. It lasted only during the 1988–1989 season, the show was seen weekends on Retro Television Network. On February 14,1983, the Fray children, as adults, a film about the life of their mother. - a similar show on the Discovery Channel Those Amazing Animals - animal-related spinoff of Thats Incredible, at the Internet Movie Database Incredible Sunday at the Internet Movie Database Thats Incredible. At TV. com Incredible Sunday at TV. com
Dynasty (1981 TV series)
Dynasty is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12,1981 to May 11,1989. The series, created by Richard and Esther Shapiro and produced by Aaron Spelling, revolves around the Carringtons, Dynasty stars John Forsythe as oil magnate Blake Carrington, Linda Evans as his new wife Krystle, and Joan Collins as his former wife Alexis. Dynasty was conceived as ABCs competitor to CBSs prime time series Dallas, ratings for the shows first season were unimpressive, but a revamp for the second season that included the arrival of Collins as scheming Alexis saw ratings enter the top 20. By the fall of 1982, it was a top 10 show, the series declined considerably in popularity during its final two seasons, and it was ultimately cancelled in the spring of 1989 after nine seasons and 220 episodes. A two-part miniseries, The Reunion, aired in October 1991, Dynasty was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best TV Drama Series every year from 1981 to 1986, winning in 1984.
The series spawned a line of fashion and luxury products. Esther Shapiro claimed that an inspiration for the show was I, the working title for Dynasty was Oil, and the starring role originally went to George Peppard. Peppard, who had difficulties dealing with the somewhat unsympathetic role of patriarch Blake Carrington, was replaced with John Forsythe. Dynasty finally premiered on ABC as an event on January 12,1981. As Dynasty begins on January 12,1981, powerful oil tycoon Blake Carrington is about to marry the younger Krystle Jennings, though devoted to Krystle, Blake himself is too preoccupied with his company, Denver-Carrington, and blind to Krystles predicament. Meanwhile, better suited to follow in Blakes footsteps, is underestimated by and she channels her energies into toying with various male suitors, including the Carrington chauffeur Michael Culhane. At the end of the premiere episode Oil, Steven finally confronts his father, criticizing Blakes capitalistic values. Blake explodes, revealing the secret of which Steven thought his father was unaware, Blake is disgusted by Stevens homosexuality, in counterpoint to the Carringtons are the Blaisdels, Denver-Carrington geologist Matthew — unhappily married to the emotionally fragile Claudia — is Krystles ex-lover.
Blake is further enraged when Steven goes to work for longtime friend Matthew, though previously in a relationship with another man, Steven finds himself drawn to Claudia, who is putting her life back together after spending time in a psychiatric hospital. Fallon makes a business deal with Blakes old friend and more-powerful business rival Cecil Colby. Blake is arrested and charged with murder, and an angry Steven testifies that Teds death had been the result of malicious intent. A veiled surprise witness for the prosecution appears in the season finale The Testimony, in the first episode of the second season, titled Enter Alexis, the mysterious witness removes her sunglasses to reveal British actress Joan Collins as a new arrival to the series. Alexiss testimony notwithstanding, Krystle is immediately put off by the former Mrs, the season finale sees Blake left for dead on a mountain after a fight with Nick
Alice (TV series)
Alice is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from August 31,1976 to March 19,1985. The series is based on the 1974 film Alice Doesnt Live Here Anymore. The show stars Linda Lavin in the role, a widow who moves with her young son to start life over again. Most of the episodes revolve around events at Mels Diner, where Alice is employed and her car breaks down on the way in Phoenix, and we meet her soon after she has taken a job as a waitress at Mels Diner, on the outskirts of Phoenix. Each episode invariably started inside the diner, and most if not all subsequent scenes took place there as well, a frequent set for non-diner scenes was Alices one-bedroom apartment in the Desert Sun apartments. Vera and Mels studio apartments and Flos trailer were occasionally seen, two of the diners biggest competitors, Barneys Burger Barn and Vinnies House of Veal, were sometimes mentioned. Henrys oft-mentioned wife Chloe was seen in one episode, played by Ruth Buzzi, celebrities playing either themselves or other characters were a hallmark of the show.
Polly Holliday left the show to star in her own spin-off series, in the episode airing February 24,1980, Flo leaves to take a hostess job in Houston. On the way to Houston, Flo stops at her hometown Fort Worth, Flo decides to buy and run a failing roadhouse bar there, which she renames Flos Yellow Rose. Polly Holliday never made a guest appearance on Alice after beginning Flo, vic Tayback made one guest appearance on Flo. Diane Ladd, who received an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Flo in the film joined the cast in 1980 as Isabelle Belle Dupree. She had been a waitress of Mels in the past, and it has been said that Ladd clashed with her co-stars, and no flashbacks including Belle were shown during the final episode of the series. Theatre actress Celia Weston joined the cast as the good-natured, boisterous truck driver Jolene Hunnicutt, Jolene arrives as she and her male driving partner are in the midst of an argument over his unwelcome advances, during which she throws and breaks many of Mels dishes.
Mel agrees to hire her temporarily to work off the cost of the dishes, Jolene frequently mentions her grandmother, Granny Gums, who had only three or four teeth. Jolene mentions her distant relative Jefferson Davis Boss Hogg, a character from the concurrent CBS series The Dukes of Hazzard, in one episode Sorrell Booke guest stars in this role, along with fellow Dukes character, Enos. The latter years of the focused on some character development, such as the hasty courtship and marriage of Vera. Tommy eventually goes to college and is less frequently. In the series finale, which aired March 19,1985, typical of sitcoms of the era, after nine years of trying, finally gets a recording contract and is moving to Nashville with Travis Marsh
Television or TV is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome, or in color, and in two or three dimensions and sound. The term can refer to a set, a television program. Television is a medium for entertainment, news, gossip. Television became available in experimental forms in the late 1920s. After World War II, a form of black-and-white TV broadcasting became popular in the United States and Britain, and television sets became commonplace in homes, businesses. During the 1950s, television was the medium for influencing public opinion. In the mid-1960s, color broadcasting was introduced in the US, for many reasons, the storage of television and video programming now occurs on the cloud. At the end of the first decade of the 2000s, digital television transmissions greatly increased in popularity, another development was the move from standard-definition television to high-definition television, which provides a resolution that is substantially higher. HDTV may be transmitted in various formats, 1080p, 1080i, in 2013, 79% of the worlds households owned a television set.
Most TV sets sold in the 2000s were flat-panel, mainly LEDs, major manufacturers announced the discontinuation of CRT, DLP, and even fluorescent-backlit LCDs by the mid-2010s. In the near future, LEDs are gradually expected to be replaced by OLEDs, major manufacturers have announced that they will increasingly produce smart TVs in the mid-2010s. Smart TVs with integrated Internet and Web 2.0 functions became the dominant form of television by the late 2010s, Television signals were initially distributed only as terrestrial television using high-powered radio-frequency transmitters to broadcast the signal to individual television receivers. Alternatively television signals are distributed by cable or optical fiber, satellite systems and. Until the early 2000s, these were transmitted as analog signals, a standard television set is composed of multiple internal electronic circuits, including a tuner for receiving and decoding broadcast signals. A visual display device which lacks a tuner is correctly called a video monitor rather than a television, the word television comes from Ancient Greek τῆλε, meaning far, and Latin visio, meaning sight.
The Anglicised version of the term is first attested in 1907 and it was. formed in English or borrowed from French télévision. In the 19th century and early 20th century, other. proposals for the name of a technology for sending pictures over distance were telephote. The abbreviation TV is from 1948, the use of the term to mean a television set dates from 1941
Little House on the Prairie (TV series)
The show is an adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilders best-selling series of Little House books. Television producer and NBC executive Ed Friendly became aware of the story in the early 1970s and he asked Michael Landon to direct the pilot movie. Landon agreed on the condition that he could play Charles Ingalls, the regular series was preceded by the two-hour pilot movie, which first aired on March 30,1974. The series premiered on the NBC network on September 11,1974, during the 1982–83 television season, with the departure of Landon and Grassle, the series was broadcast with the new title Little House, A New Beginning. In 1997, TV Guide ranked the two-part episode Ill Be Waving As You Drive Away at 97 on its 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time list, many episodes concern the maturation of the familys second daughter, Laura. However, episodes focus on other family and community members. Robert Alden, Lars Hanson, the founder and proprietor of the towns mill, and Dr. Hiram Baker. Teacher-turned-lawyer Adam Kendall is introduced at the end of four and weds Mary Ingalls.
Melissa Gilbert has the most appearances of the series, a total of 190 of the 204 episodes. Michael Landon appeared in all but four episodes of one through eight. Hiram Baker Dabbs Greer as Rev, of the 204 episodes, Michael Landon directed the largest number at 90, producer William F. Claxton handled the majority of the remaining shows at 68, while co-star Victor French helmed 18. Maury Dexter and Leo Penn directed the episodes at 21 and 3 episodes respectively. Interior shots were filmed at Paramount studios in Los Angeles, while exteriors were filmed at the nearby Big Sky Ranch in Simi Valley. Many other filming locations were used during the course of the series including Old Tucson Studios and various locations in Sonora. The series theme song was titled The Little House and was written, the ending theme music, written by Rose, originally appeared as a piece of incidental music in a later-season episode of Michael Landons previous long-running series, Bonanza. Little House explored many different themes including frequently portrayed ones of adoption, faith, blindness, some plots include subjects such as drug addiction, child abuse, and even rape.
Although predominantly a drama, the program has many lighthearted and comedic moments as well, some of the episodes written by Michael Landon were recycled storylines from ones that he had written for Bonanza. When Michael Landon decided to leave the show, season nine was renamed, the focus was put on the characters of Laura and Almanzo, a new family, the Carters, move into the Ingalls house
Walt Disney anthology television series
The series was broadcast on Sunday for 25 of those years. The show has had two hosts, Walt Disney and Disney Chairman Michael Eisner. The original version of the series premiered on ABC on Wednesday, the show is the second longest running prime-time program on American television, behind rival film anthology, the Hallmark Hall of Fame. However, Hallmark Hall of Fame aired as a program during its first five seasons before becoming a bi-monthly program. Disney wanted to produce a program in order to finance the development of the Disneyland amusement park. After being turned down by both CBS and NBC, Disney eventually signed a deal with ABC on March 29,1954, Davy Crockett and other pioneers of the Old West, and American history in general appeared in Frontier Land. Topics for Fantasy Land would include either actual cartoons, and animated films, excerpts from a True-Life Adventure documentary may be included or those using stroboscopic stop-action photography, explaining the techniques of cartoon animation.
The multi-plane camera used to create the effects of Bambi was as a topic for a Fantasy Land-set telecast. Tomorrow Land was an opportunity for the Disney studio staff to present cutting-edge science and technology, and to predict possible futures, such as futuristic automobiles and this format remained basically unchanged through the 1980s, though new material was scarce in years. Other episodes were segments from Disney films such as, or cartoons of Donald Duck, the program spawned the Davy Crockett craze of 1955 with the airing of a three-episode series about the historical American frontiersman, starring Fess Parker in the title role. Millions of dollars of merchandise relating to the character were sold. Three historically based hour-long programs aired during late 1954/early 1955, and were followed up by two dramatized installments the following year, the TV episodes were edited into two theatrical films. On July 17,1955, the opening of Disneyland was covered on a television special, Disneyland.
It was hosted by Walt along with Bob Cummings, Art Linkletter and Ronald Reagan, and featured various other guests. In 1959, the series was retitled Walt Disney Presents and moved to a Friday night timeslot, by 1960, ABC had switched it to Sunday nights, where it would remain for 21 years. Although the basic format remained the same, the moved to NBC on September 24,1961 to take advantage of that networks ability to broadcast programming in color. In addition, Walt Disneys relationship with ABC had soured as the network resisted selling its stake in the park before doing so in 1960. Von Drake was the first Disney character created specifically for television, Walt Disney died on December 15,1966, twelve years after the anthology series premiered
Flamingo Road (TV series)
Flamingo Road is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on NBC. It was first seen as a TV movie on May 12,1980, the show is based on the 1949 movie starring Joan Crawford, which is, in turn, based on the novel by Robert Wilder. Flamingo Road was created to compete against CBSs Dallas and Knots Landing, the character of Constance Weldon ranked at #16 on E. s list of The 50 Most Wicked Women in Primetime. The series took place in the town of Truro, Florida. Fielding Carlyle was Constances husband, whilst Lane Ballou was his frequent mistress, Lane worked for bar owner Lute-Mae Sanders, Constances biological mother. At Lute-Maes Lane became good friends with Sam Curtis, a construction magnate, other important members in the cast were Titus Semple, the ruthless sheriff, and Elmo Tyson, editor of the Truro Clarion and Eudoras high school sweetheart. Though the show was popular, it soon succumbed to being scheduled against ABCs hit romance/mystery Hart to Hart. NBC pulled the plug on the show in Spring 1982, though reruns aired in the timeslot until mid summer of that year, several of its stars went on to become famous for other works, including Morgan Fairchild, Mark Harmon, John Beck, and Woody Brown.
Others were already known when the series debuted, such as Howard Duff, Stella Stevens, Cristina Raines. As the 1981–82 season ranked No, in the first part of the TV movie, we learn about how Lane Ballou, a singer with Coynes Traveling Circus, was left behind when the circus was run out of Truro, Florida. She is found by Deputy Fielding Carlyle, and they begin to bond over time, the sheriff, Titus Semple, is dismayed at this, because he wants Fielding to someday become a Senator, and he believes that he must marry the rich bitch socialite Constance Weldon. Lane stays in town and she and Field embark on a secret affair, Lane takes a job at the Eagle Cafe, alongside Annabelle Troy, a middle-class young woman who is dating Constances brother Skipper. Constance starts planning her wedding, and begins to worry about Fields whereabouts when he would be with Lane, Lute-Mae Sanders, a local bordello owner, starts worrying about Constance, who does not know that Lute-Mae is her biological mother. At the end of the hour, Lane is falsely picked up for solicitation, in the second hour, Lane comes back to town and gets a job at Lute-Maes, angering Titus, who thought he had finally gotten rid of her.
Lute-Mae is confronted by the sheriff, but has the hand in the situation. Field and Constance are married in the Weldons backyard, and much of the town is in attendance and those who are not, are partying at Lute-Maes, where Lane is miserable over Fields nuptials. Lute-Mae steps out and heads over to the reception to have a chat with Claude. Claude comforts her, much to the dismay of an observant Eudora Weldon and she gets even and gets comforted by Elmo Tyson, claiming that its hard to watch my little girl get married