I have been asked by several regular viewers of the channel to put this up to keep interested parties informed on what is going on at Uncle Earl's Classic TV Channel. At present there are more than 15,000 individual programs available including episodic TV shows, specials, and Short Format and Feature length films. There are now search engines like the one above installed on the Front Door Page and the Main Library Page to make finding your favorite shows easier.

      Below is a running tally of my changes to the site, since I created this Update Page on November 26, 2010.

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      8/27/16 - Just to get away from the Feature Film Catalog for a while I decided to post all twenty-six episodes of Season 5 to the Daniel Boone library. Daniel Boone was an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired on NBC. Ed Ames co-starred as Mingo, Boone's Cherokee friend, for the first four seasons of the series. Albert Salmi portrayed Boone's companion Yadkin in season one only. Daniel Boone was one of two iconic historical figures played by Fess Parker. He previously appeared as Davy Crockett in a series of episodes of the Walt Disney anthology television series, to considerable acclaim amid the launch of a national craze. For his role as Boone, which lasted much longer, but had far less impact, Parker again wore a raccoon-hide coonskin cap, which had been popularized years earlier by the Crockett shows. Daniel Boone's headgear was even mentioned in the show's theme song: "From the coonskin cap on the top of ol' Dan....". Efforts had been made to secure the rights to Crockett from Walt Disney, but Disney refused to sell, so the series wound up being about Boone instead. I have the complete series (6 Seasons) bookmarked, so one season left to go. The new library is located in the Western Shows Catalog and the Action and Adventure Catalog.

      I finished with that and had a some time to kill so I went ahead and added four films to the SciFi Film Catalog. The added films are:

      Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924)
      Hollow Triumph (1948)
      The Flying Saucer (1950)
      Beyond the Time Barrier (1960)

      8/26/16 - I added seven films to the Action Adventure Film library from the 1930s, 1940s and 1970s. I should mention that these are all from bookmarks that I collected back around 2010 - the fact that the videos are still in place after about 6 years tels me they will likely be around for quite a while. The added films are:
      Picture Brides (1934)
      The Devil on Horseback (1936)
      Jungle Man (1941)
      Swamp Fire (1946)
      Queen of the Amazons (1947)
      Black Brigade (1973)
      Death Race 2000 (1975)

      8/24/16 - Still adding movies - today I worked in the Horror Film library and posted fifteen horror feature films from the early 1930s though the mid-to-late 1970s. These are all from the Internet Archive, so they will likely last a while. The new additions include:

      The Phantom Express (1932)
      The Ghoul (1933)
      Cross Streets (1934)a>
      Man with Two Lives (1942)
      The White Gorilla (1945)a>
      Frankenstein's Daughter (1958)
      Night of the Blood Beast (1958)
      The Devil's Partner (1961)
      Creature From The Haunted Sea (1961)
      Night Tide (1961)
      Trauma (1962)
      The Yesterday Machine (1963)
      Satan's Harvest (1970)
      Devil Times Five (1974)
      Snowbeast (1977)

      8/23/16 - Today I decided to carry on with expanding my movie libraries by adding fifteen films to the Dramatic Film library. I added 2 films from 1930 and the rest run though the 1930s and 1940s and ends with one from 1960. The added films are:

      Paradise Island (1930)
      Sin Takes A Holiday (1930)
      Law of the Sea (1931)
      Out Of Singapore (1932)
      Unholy Love (1932)
      The World Accuses (1934)
      Jane Eyre (1934)
      The Scarlet Letter (1934)
      Port of Lost Dreams (1934)
      I Conquer the Sea (1936)
      That Gang Of Mine (1940)
      49th Parallel (1941)
      Angel on My Shoulder (1946)
      Johnny O' Clock (1947)
      The Beatniks (1960)

      8/22/16 - Today it occurred too me that I haven't added any movies to the site in quite a while, so I decided to add eighteen films to the Crime Drama Film library. Many of these are of the "Film Noir" catagory and range from a 1929 murder mystery to a 1959 crime story about crooked beatnicks! The added films are:

      The Greene Murder Case (1929)
      X Marks The Spot (1931)
      Grief Street (1931)
      The King Murder (1932)
      The Sphinx (1933)
      Curtain at Eight (1933)
      The Kennel Murder Case (1933)
      The Phantom Broadcast (1933)
      Undercover Men (1934)
      Valley of Wanted Men (1935)
      Behind The Green Lights (1935)
      While New York Sleeps (1938)
      You're Out of Luck (1940)
      Murder on Lenox Avenue (1941)
      Here Comes Trouble (1948)
      The Devils Sleep (1949)
      Cause for Alarm! (1951)
      The Rebel Set (1959)

      8/21/16 - Today I created a new The Waltons library with twenty-three of the twenty-four episodes that make up Season 1 of the series. These are all I have found so far but I will keep looking for more of them. The show ran for 9 seasons. The Waltons (1971–1981) is about the family of John Walton Jr. (known as John-Boy): his six siblings, his parents John and Olivia Walton, and the elder John's parents Zebulon "Zeb" and Esther Walton. John-Boy is the oldest of the children, who becomes a journalist and novelist. Created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name, the show is centered on a family in a rural Virginia community during the Great Depression and World War II. Each episode is narrated at the opening and closing by a middle-aged John-Boy (voiced by author Earl Hamner on whom John-Boy is based). John Sr. manages to eke out a living for his family by operating a lumber mill with his sons' help as they grow older. The family income is augmented by some small-scale farming, and John occasionally hunts to put meat on the table. Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby and Will Geer. I have to admit that I never watched this show - in 1971, when it premiered, I was living in Berkeley, CA, pursuing my musical career, and didn't even own a TV. The new library is located in the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalog.

      8/20/16 - Today I created a new The Saint library with all twelve episodes of Season 1. The Saint (1962–1969) was an ITC mystery spy thriller television series that aired in the UK on ITV. It was based on the literary character Simon Templar (played by Roger Moore). Templar was essentially a Robin Hood who stole from criminals, but kept the money. His nemesis was Chief Inspector Claude Teal who considered Templar a common criminal no matter whom he stole from. Roger Moore had earlier tried to buy the production rights to the Saint books himself and was delighted to be able to play the part. Moore eventually became co-owner of the show with Robert S. Baker when the show moved to color and the production credit became Bamore Productions. Most of the wardrobe Moore wore in the series was his own. He was reportedly offered the role of 007 at least twice during the run of the series, but had to turn it down both times owing to his television commitments. In one early episode of the series (titled 'Luella'), another character actually mistakes Templar for Bond. I urrently have all 27 episodes of Season 2 bookmarked, so more to come. The new library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalogs.

      8/17/16 - Today I created a new The Prisoner library with all seventeen episodes of the complete series. The Prisoner (1967–1968) was a 17-episode British television series first broadcast in the United Kingdom. The series follows an unnamed British former secret agent (played by Patrick McGoohan - also the star of Secret Agent) who is abducted and held prisoner in a mysterious coastal village resort, where his captors try to find out why he abruptly resigned from his job. His prisoner designation is "Number 6". The new library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalogs.

      8/16/16 - Today I added the available episodes (twenty-one of them) to Season 3 of Stargate SG-1. Stargate SG-1 was an adventure and military science fiction television series produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The show, created by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, is based on the 1994 science fiction film Stargate by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich. SG-1 is an elite United States Air Force special operations team, one of about 20 teams from Earth who explore the galaxy and defend against alien threats. I highly recommend this series, in fact, I am currently re-watching it on Hulu, which has all of the episodes, but does not make them available for emdedded streaming. Even though I don't have all of the episodes in my library, the individual shows hold up very well on their own, and the characters and plots are very imaginitive and entertaining. This library is located in the SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Catalog.

      8/15/16 - Today I created a new Mission: Impossible Library with all twenty-eight episodes of Season 1 of the series. Mission: Impossible was an American television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller. It chronicled the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). In the first season, the team is led by Dan Briggs, played by Steven Hill; Jim Phelps, played by Peter Graves, takes charge for the remaining seasons. A hallmark of the series shows Briggs or Phelps receiving his instructions on a recording that then self-destructs, followed by the theme music composed by Lalo Schifrin. The series was filmed and financed by Desilu Productions, and aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to March 1973. The series was reprised in 1988 for two seasons on ABC, retaining only Graves in the cast. It also inspired a series of theatrical motion pictures starring Tom Cruise, beginning in 1996. The new library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalogs.

      8/13/16 - Today I added twenty-eight of the thirty episodes of Season 7 to the Andy Griffith Show Library. One season left to go. The Andy Griffith Show was an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. The show, a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show, stars Andy Griffith, who portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), and a precocious young son, Opie (Ron Howard). Local ne'er-do-wells, bumbling pals, and temperamental girlfriends further complicate his life. The series never placed lower than seventh in the Nielsen ratings and ended its final season at number one. This library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog and the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalog.

      8/12/16 - Today, at the suggestion of a Facebook corrospondent, I restored my 'Way Out library with ten of the fouteen episodes that make up the entire series. 'Way Out (note that the on-screen title begins with an apostrophe) was a 1961 fantasy and science fiction television anthology series hosted by writer Roald Dahl. The macabre, black-and-white, 25-minute shows were introduced by Dahl, his face projected in a disconcerting hall of mirrors effect, dryly delivering a brief introductory monologue, expounding on such unusual subjects as undertakers or frogs or murdering a romantic rival with ground tiger's whiskers. Critical notices at the time were extremely good, especially for Dahl's comedic commentaries. While the series garnered high ratings in urban areas, it fared poorly in the hinterlands and was canceled after 14 episodes. The show was one of the last weekly dramatic television series produced in New York City. This library is located in the SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Catalog.

      8/11/16 - Today I added fourteen episodes to the Topper TV Series library. Topper (1953-1955) was an American fantasy sitcom based on the 1937 film Topper, which was based on two novels Topper and Topper Takes a Trip by Thorne Smith. The series was broadcast on CBS and starred Leo G. Carroll in the title role. It finished at #24 in the Nielsen ratings for the 1954-1955 season. Topper also earned an Emmy nomination for Best Situation Comedy in 1954. Sophisticated but stuffy Cosmo Topper (Carroll) is the vice president of a bank, married to sweet (but rather clueless) Henrietta (Lee Patrick). They live in a Los Angeles house they bought from the estate of a young couple, George and Marion Kerby (real life husband and wife Robert Sterling and Anne Jeffreys), who died after being swept away by an avalanche. A St. Bernard, Neil, who attempted to rescue them also died with them. Topper discovers his new home is haunted by the former occupants as well as Neil. Strangely, he is the only one able to see or hear them. Neil, the St. Bernard, loves martinis and a running gag is the invisible dog lapping up the drink. This library is located in the Topper Catalog, which can be accessed via the Funny Guys Catalog, the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalog, Feature Films Catalog and the Catalog of Stars. The added episodes are:

      Astrology
      Trip to Lisbon
      The Package
      The Wedding
      Preparations for Europe
      Theatricals
      Topper Tells All
      County Fair
      The Chess Player
      Topper Goes to Washington
      Topper Lives Again
      Topper's Accident
      Topper's Hits the Road
      Topper at the Races

      8/10/16 - Today I created a new Bad News Bears library with twenty-two of the 26 epiosdes that make up the full series. The Bad News Bears (1979-1980), based on the 1976 movie by the same name, was the comic misadventures of a misfit Little League baseball team. In the television version, Jack Warden portrayed former minor-leaguer Morris Buttermaker, the coach of the Hoover Junior High Bears. Catherine Hicks played Hoover Junior High principal Dr. Emily Rappant. Phillip Richard Allen played Roy Turner, the coach of the dreaded rival Lions. This library is located in the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalog.

      8/9/16 - Today I added ten episodes to the Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet library. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet was an American sitcom, airing on ABC from October 3, 1952, through March 26, 1966, starring the real-life Nelson family. After a long run on radio, the show was brought to television, where it continued its success, initially running simultaneously on radio and television. The series stars Ozzie Nelson and his wife, singer Harriet Nelson (née Snyder, professionally), and their young sons, David and Eric "Ricky" Nelson. Don DeFore had a recurring role as the Nelsons' friendly neighbor "Thorny". On a side note, this was the very first episodic TV series library I created. Up until then I had been only loading Feature Films. With (now) 224 episodes, it is also one of the largest libraries on the site. A few years ago I went through it and rearranged it into proper order, and also added season, episode and plot summary information. In recent years quite a few of these episodes have appeared on the Internet Archive, but most of them were duplicates of episodes I already had in the library. These 10 are the first I have added since June. This library is located in the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalog. The added episodes are:

      David Loses His Poise
      Ozzie's Daughters
      The Runaways
      The Tent
      His Brother's Girl
      Table and the Painting
      Rick Counts the Ballots
      Rick's Broken Arm
      Rick, the Milkman
      Rick, the Host

      8/4/16 - Today I decided to do some work in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog and added seven episodes to the Michael Shayne Library, which more than triples the size of the library from 3 episodes to 10. Michael "Mike" Shayne is a fictional private detective character created during the late 1930s by writer Brett Halliday. The character appeared in a series of seven films starring Lloyd Nolan for Twentieth Century Fox, four films from the low-budget Producers Releasing Corporation with Hugh Beaumont, a radio series under a variety of titles between 1944 and 1953, and later (1960-1961) in this 32-episode NBC television series starring Richard Denning in the title role. This collection includes the concept pilot which aired as a stand-alone episode in an anthology show called 'Decision' in 1958, and starred Mark Stevens in the title role, and also the series pilot, with Denning, which aired as the 8th episode of the series. This is another of my earliest libraries, so in the process I added season, episode and plot summaries too the existing episodes. The added episodes are:

      Three Men on a Raft
      Michael Shayne, This Is It
      Murder Plays Charades
      Spotlight on a Corpse
      Murder 'Round My Wrist
      The Heiress
      Murder at the Convention

      While I was at it I also added eight episodes to the Public Defender library. The Public Defender (1954-1955) was a half-hour 69-episode television dramatic series starring Reed Hadley (1911-1974) as stoic but driven public defender Bart Matthews, whose clients cannot otherwise afford expensive legal representation. The concept of the public defender was little known in the United States except in capital cases. A 1932 United States Supreme Court decision Powell v. Alabama clarified the need for public defenders for suspects accused of crimes which if convicted might lead to execution. The use of public defenders was broadened in 1962 in another high court case, Gideon v. Wainwright to include public defenders for all suspects charged with any level of felony, a broadening of the Powell ruling. The Public Defender purportedly based each episode on true cases, and each segment closes with a tribute to a public defender. The added episodes are:

      Unfit Mother
      The Arsonist
      Hot Rod
      Deep Ditch
      Your Witness
      The Hitchhiker
      Brutality
      End of the Line

      8/3/16 - Today I added the available Season 4 episodes (thirty-twp of them) to the Bonanza Library. Bonanza was an NBC television western series that ran from 1959 to 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 431 episodes, Bonanza is NBC's longest-running western, and ranks overall as the second-longest-running western series on U.S. network television (behind CBS' Gunsmoke), and within the top 10 longest-running, live-action American series. The show continues to air in syndication. The show is set around the 1860s and it centers on the wealthy Cartwright family, who live in the area of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series stars Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Pernell Roberts (who left after six seasons), and later David Canary and Mitch Vogel. I still have several full seasons bookmarked, including Seasons 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 13 - so lots more to come. This library is located in the Western Shows and the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalogs.

      7/28/16 - Today I created a new East Side/West Side library with all twenty-six episodes of the complete series. In East Side/West Side (1963-1964), centers on George C. Scott in the role of Neil Brock, a New York City social worker who worked for the private agency Community Welfare Service, with his secretary, Jane Foster, played by actress Cicely Tyson. Episodes of East Side/West Side covered topics relevant to the inner city, with many controversial issues explored. A typical example came in the first two episodes, when Brock investigated a prostitute and her child ("The Sinner"), followed by a story involving statutory rape (“Age of Consent”). Though it won critical praise, it also generated some controversy. TV Guide ranked it #6 on their 2013 list of 60 shows that were "Cancelled Too Soon". In an effort to open up the number of possible stories, Brock resigned from his job in the latter portion of the 1963–64 season to work for a New York congressman, Charles W. Hanson (Linden Chiles). The character played by Cicely Tyson soon disappeared and Barbara Feldon was introduced as Brock's girlfriend. However, despite the high quality of both the writing and acting, the show's penchant for taking on touchy topics forced many potential advertisers to avoid sponsorship of the show, while a number of local stations across the country also chose not to present the program to their viewers. It is said that CBS programming head James Aubrey clashed with Scott regarding the direction of the show, which also was a factor in the cancellation. The new library is located in the Television Drama Catalog.

      7/26/16 - Today I added twelve episodes to the Sky King library. Sky King was an American radio and TV series. Its lead character was Arizona rancher and aircraft pilot Schuyler "Sky" King. The series may have been based on a true-life personality of the 1930s, Jack Cones, the "Flying Constable" of Twentynine Palms in San Bernardino County, California, although this notion is unverified. The series had strong western elements. King usually captured criminals and spies and found lost hikers--though he did so with the use of his airplane, the Songbird. The airplanes flown by King changed during the course of the TV series, but were still known as the Songbird. The later 1955 version aircraft's make and model type number was clearly depicted as a "Cessna 310B" and was prominently displayed during the closing titles. King and his niece Penny (and sometimes Clipper, his nephew) lived on the Flying Crown Ranch, near the fictitious town of Grover, Arizona. Penny and Clipper were also pilots, although they were inexperienced and looked to their uncle for guidance. Penny was an accomplished air racer, rated as a multiengine pilot, whom Sky trusted to fly the Songbird. This library is located on the Action and Adventure Catalog. The added episodes are:

      The Circus Clown
      Dead Man's Will
      Cindy, Come Home
      Rodeo Decathlon
      Abracadabra
      Triple Exposure
      The Haunted Castle
      Danger at the Sawmill
      Sleight of Hand
      Stop That Train
      Money Has Wings
      Dead Giveaway

      7/21/16 - Today I added Season 4 (Twenty-six episodes) to the Daniel Boone Library. Daniel Boone was an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired on NBC. Ed Ames co-starred as Mingo, Boone's Cherokee friend, for the first four seasons of the series. Albert Salmi portrayed Boone's companion Yadkin in season one only. Daniel Boone was one of two iconic historical figures played by Fess Parker. He previously appeared as Davy Crockett in a series of episodes of the Walt Disney anthology television series, to considerable acclaim amid the launch of a national craze. For his role as Boone, which lasted much longer, but had far less impact, Parker again wore a raccoon-hide coonskin cap, which had been popularized years earlier by the Crockett shows. Daniel Boone's headgear was even mentioned in the show's theme song: "From the coonskin cap on the top of ol' Dan....". Efforts had been made to secure the rights to Crockett from Walt Disney, but Disney refused to sell, so the series wound up being about Boone instead. I have the complete series (6 Seasons) bookmarked, so many more to come! The new library is located in the Western Shows Catalog and the Action and Adventure Catalog.

      7/19/16 - This evening I was able to restore my Batman Theatrical Serial library with all fifteen installments of the serial. Batman is a 1943 black-and-white 15-chapter theatrical serial from Columbia Pictures. The story line involves the Batman, a secret U. S. government agent, attempting to defeat the sabotage schemes of Japanese agent Dr. Daka operating in Gotham City at the height of World War II. Serving Daka are his traitorous American henchmen. Batman is notable for being the first appearance on film of Batman and for debuting serial story details that quickly became permanent parts of the Batman comic's mythos: the Bat's Cave and its secret entrance through a grandfather clock inside Wayne Manor. The serial was commercially successful and in 1949 spawned another Columbia chapter play, Batman and Robin. The entire Batman serial was re-released theatrically in 1965 as An Evening with Batman and Robin, and proved very popular. Its success inspired the action-comedy lampoon series Batman (and its 1966 theatrical feature film spin-off) starring Adam West and Burt Ward. I should mention that I originally created this library in 2010, right after I started buildimg the site. I was using theatrical serials as daytime fodder at the TV station where I worked as the Program Manager at the time. But shortly after I put te library up, the videos stopped functioning correctly they were still there but they would crash innediately after starting up. Today I was perforning site maintenance and came across the files and decided to look for a new source - and found one! The restored library is located in the Theatrical Serials Catalog which can be found in the Cartoons, Short Format Films and Unsold Pilots Catalog.

      7/16/15 - Today I created a new Frasier library with all twenty-four episodes of Season 1 of the series. Frasier (1993-2004) was an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons. The series was created as a spin-off of Cheers, continuing the story of psychiatrist Frasier Crane as he returned to his hometown of Seattle and started building a new life. Frasier stars Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, John Mahoney, Jane Leeves, Peri Gilpin, and Moose/Enzo. The new library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog. I am consistantly amazed at some of the things I find on the Daily Motion streaming site. I have all but 3 of the episodes of this 11 Season series bookmarked, so many. many more to come!

      7/14/16 - Early this morning I finished restoring my I, Claudius library with all thirteen of the series episodes. I had twelve episodes of the series from Hulu, but those expired at the beginning of the month. Since then I have searched high and low and finally managed to find all of them between Daily Motion and the Internet Archive. During its original airing in 1976, the BBC estimated that I, Claudius had an average audience of 2,500,000 viewers per episode, based on rating surveys. In a list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes drawn up by the British Film Institute in 2000, voted for by industry professionals, I, Claudius was placed 12th. The restored library is available in the Television Drama and the Historical Drama Catalogs.

      7/13/16 - Today I added six episodes to the Public Defender library, increasing the library by 60%. The Public Defender (1954-1955) was a half-hour 69-episode television dramatic series starring Reed Hadley (1911-1974) as stoic but driven public defender Bart Matthews, whose clients cannot otherwise afford expensive legal representation. The concept of the public defender was little known in the United States except in capital cases. A 1932 United States Supreme Court decision Powell v. Alabama clarified the need for public defenders for suspects accused of crimes which if convicted might lead to execution. The use of public defenders was broadened in 1962 in another high court case, Gideon v. Wainwright to include public defenders for all suspects charged with any level of felony, a broadening of the Powell ruling. The Public Defender purportedly based each episode on true cases, and each segment closes with a tribute to a public defender. The library, which was one of the earliest ones I built and so I decided to rearrange it into proper order, adding Season, Episode, and Plot Summary info, is located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Ctalog. The added episodes are:

      Let Justice Be Done
      High Stakes
      The Last Appeal
      Color Blind
      The Murder Photo
      Failure

      7/12/16 - Today I added eleven episodes to the General Electric Theater library. General Electric Theater was an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations. The television version of the program was broadcast from February 1, 1953, until May 27, 1962. Each of the estimated 209 television episodes was an adaptation of a novel, short story, play, film, or magazine fiction. An exception was the 1954 episode "Music for Christmas", which featured choral director Fred Waring and his group The Pennsylvanians performing Christmas music. On September 26, 1954, Ronald Reagan debuted as the only host of the program. GE added a host to provide continuity in the anthology format. This library is located in the Television Drama Catalog. The added episodes are:

      High Green Wall
      Road to Edinburgh
      Prosper's Old Mother
      Feathertop
      Easter Gift
      Hat with the Roses
      The Golden Key
      Questioning Note
      Don't Let It Throw You
      Holding Your Son
      My Dark Days - Prelude

      7/11/16 - Today I created a new F Troop Library with twenty-three episodes to start. F Troop (1965–1967) was a satirical American television sitcom about U.S. soldiers and American Indians in the Wild West during the 1860s that originally aired for two seasons on ABC. The series played fast and loose with historical events and persons, and often parodied them for comical effect. The first season of 34 episodes was broadcast in black-and-white, the second season in color. Stars Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch and Ken Berry. I have all but one episode (S1, E23) of the full series so many more to come! The new library is located in the Western Shows and the Funny Guys Catalogs.

      7/8/16 - Last night I created a new Get Smart Library with the first eighteen available episodes to start. Get Smart (1965–1970) was an American comedy television series that satirized the secret agent genre. The show starred Don Adams (as Maxwell Smart, Agent 86), Barbara Feldon (as Agent 99). Created by Mel Brooks with Buck Henry, Brooks said: "It's an insane combination of James Bond and Mel Brooks comedy." During the show's run, it generated a number of popular catchphrases, including "Would you believe...", "Missed it by that much!", "Sorry about that, Chief", "The Old (such-and-such) Trick", "And... loving it", and "I asked you not to tell me that". The new library is located in the Funny Guys Catalogs, and because it deals with espionage (albeit in a comical fashion), it is also found in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog. On a personal note, this show was on right at the end of my high school years and was one of the few that I continued to watch regularly into my college days. It is one of the funniest shows I remember watching and I highly recommend it. I have most of the Season 1, 2 and 3 episodes from Daily Motion, so many more to come.

      7/7/16 - Today I added eleven episodes to the Richard Diamond: Private Detective Library. Dick Powell starred in the Richard Diamond, Private Detective radio series as a light-hearted detective who often ended the episodes singing to his girlfriend. Powell's company, Four Star Television, produced the TV series, which premiered on CBS but was later telecast for its last year on NBC. David Janssen starred as Diamond, a hard-boiled private detective in the film noir tradition. His secretary, "Sam," was shown only from the waist down to display her beautiful legs. Initially, these were the legs of Mary Tyler Moore for seven episodes, but later the legs of other actresses were seen. In the noirish opening sequence, clad in hat, suit, and tie, he walked down a dimly lit street toward the camera and lit up a cigarette, the light from which showed his face. This library is located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog. The added episodes are all of the ones on the second page of the library.

      7/6/16 - Late last night I added the final fourteen available episodes to The Whistler TV Series library. The Whistler (1954) was an American radio mystery drama which ran from May 16, 1942, until September 22, 1955, on the west-coast regional CBS radio network. A character known only as the Whistler was the host and narrator of the tales, which focused on crime and fate. He often commented directly upon the action in the manner of a Greek chorus. A syndicated TV version of The Whistler was produced and aired for a brief period in 1954. Since I already had a The Whistler Radio Show library, I recently created a Whistler Catalog to house both series. The Whistler Catalog is located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog and the Catalog of Stars. By the way, I noticed a curious thing as I was hunting down plot summary info for these episodes - the only ones I found were for episodes I have bookmarked, leading to me to believe that this library is complete and contains all of the episodes currently in existance.

      7/5/16 - I only had a litte time today so I added Chico and the Archbishop, The Intruder and Pit-a-Pit And the Dragon to the Telephone Time library. Telephone Time was an American anthology drama series that aired on CBS in 1956, and on ABC from 1957 to 1958. The series features plays by John Nesbitt who hosted the first season. Frank C. Baxter hosted the 1957 and 1958 seasons. The program showcased the talents of actors and actresses such as Bette Davis, Florenz Ames, Greer Garson, Joseph Cotten, Claudette Colbert, Michael Landon, Cloris Leachman, Johnny Crawford, Katherine Warren, Joel Grey, Fay Wray, Thomas Mitchell, Wright King, Strother Martin, Lon Chaney, Jr., Boris Karloff, John Carradine, Helen Wallace, and Michael Winkelman. This library is located in the Television Drama Catalog.

      7/4/16 - This afternoon, after going to the July 4th Parade in Mendocino, I returned to the house and decided to rebuild my long lost Agatha Christie's Miss Marple library with all twelve episodes of the complete series. Miss Marple was a British television series, consisting of TV movies and mini-series', based on the Miss Marple murder mystery novels by Agatha Christie. It starred Joan Hickson in the title role, and aired from 26 December 1984 to 27 December 1992. All 12 original Miss Marple Christie novels were dramatised. Joan Hickson, who played Miss Marple, was an octogenarian herself during most of the series' production. Decades before, she had appeared in a minor role in Murder, She Said, in which Margaret Rutherford played Miss Marple. The adaptations are mainly true to the original novels. Hickson had also appeared in a stage adaptation of the novel Appointment with Death in 1946, after which Christie sent Hickson a note "I hope one day you will play my dear Miss Marple. This library is found in the Agatha Christie Catalog located in the Mystery & Crime Drama and the Feature Films Catalogs, and in the Catalog of Stars.

      7/3/16 - Today I restored my The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Library with 126 of the 164 episodes of the entire series. This is 10 more then I had in the priginal library. Rin Tin Tin (September 1918 – August 10, 1932) was a male German Shepherd rescued from a World War I battlefield by an American soldier, Lee Duncan, who nicknamed him "Rinty". Duncan trained Rin Tin Tin (often hyphenated as Rin-Tin-Tin) and obtained silent film work for the dog. Rin Tin Tin was an immediate box office success and went on to appear in 27 Hollywood films, gaining worldwide fame. Duncan groomed Rin Tin Tin IV for the 1950s television series The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, but the dog performed poorly in a screen test and was replaced in the TV show by trainer Frank Barnes's dogs, primarily one named Flame, Jr., called JR, with the public led to believe otherwise. Instead of shooting episodes, Rin Tin Tin IV stayed at home in Riverside. The TV show Rin Tin Tin was nominated for a PATSY Award in 1958 and in 1959 but did not win. I will continue to search for the missing episodes. The Rin Tin Tin Catalog, which contains this library along with Feature Films and a Theatrical Serial, can be found in the Western Shows, the Action and Adventure, the Feature Films Catalogs, and the Catalog of Stars.

      6/29/16 - Today I restored my Rumpole of the Bailey library with all forty-two episodes of the complete series. Rumpole of the Bailey was a British television series created and written by the British writer and barrister John Mortimer. It starred Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an elderly London barrister who defended a broad variety of clients and has a number of definite character traits that are constant. First and foremost, Rumpole loves the courtroom. Despite attempts by his friends and family to get him to move on to a more respectable position for his age, such as a Queen's Counsel (QC) or a Circuit Judge (sarcastically referred to as "Queer Customers" and "Circus Judges" by Rumpole), he only enjoys the simple pleasure of defending his clients (who are often legal aid cases) at the Old Bailey, London's Central Criminal Court: "the honour of being an Old Bailey Hack," as he describes his work. A devotee of Arthur Quiller-Couch's Oxford Book of English Verse, he often quotes Wordsworth (and other poets less frequently, e.g. Shakespeare). He privately refers to his wife Hilda as "She Who Must Be Obeyed", a reference to the fearsome queen in the adventure novel She by H. Rider Haggard. I looked it up and I originally built this library (from YouTube) back in 2013. It then quickly disappeared. Since then I hadn't thought about it, but this morning I was working on a "housekeeping" project and started cleaning up the Rumpole pages. It occurred to me that this series might be found on Daily Motion - and it was, the entire series, infact. The original library contained the first 6 seasons - now I have all 7. This library is located in the Television Drama Catalog.

      6/27/16- Today I created a new Barney Miller library with twenty of the twenty-two episodes that make up Season 2 of the series. Of course, I would rather start with the first season, but hey, you take what you can get. Barney Miller was an American sitcom set in a New York City Police Department police station in Greenwich Village. The series originally was broadcast from January 23, 1975, to May 20, 1982, on ABC. Barney Miller takes place almost entirely within the confines of the detectives' squad room and Captain Barney Miller's adjoining office of New York City's fictional 12th Precinct, located in Greenwich Village. A typical episode would feature the detectives of the 12th bringing in several complainants and/or suspects to the squad room. Usually, two or three separate subplots are in a given episode, with different officers dealing with different crimes. Once a year, an episode would feature one or more of the detectives outside of the walls of the precinct, either on a stakeout or at one of their homes. This is yet another Daily Motion sourced library so I am hopefull that they will last on the site, and that eventually I will find more of them. The new library is located in the Funny Guys Catalogs, and, since it occasionally deals with dramatic situations, it is also found in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog.

      6/24/16 - Today I restored my Hogan's Heroes library with all thirty-two episodes of Season 1 (thanks again to Daily Motion). Hogan's Heroes (1965-1971) was an American television sitcom set in a German prisoner of war (POW) camp during World War II. It ran on the CBS network. Bob Crane starred as Colonel Robert E. Hogan, co-ordinating an international crew of Allied prisoners running a Special Operations group from the camp. Werner Klemperer played Colonel Wilhelm Klink, the incompetent commandant of the camp, and John Banner was the inept sergeant-of-the-guard, Hans Schultz. This library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Funny Guys Catalogs. This the second time I have restored the first Season, which is all I have ever had in the library. The last time I again used YouTube videos and lost them again within a few weeks. This time I am using Daily Motion videos and I have all 6 Seasons bookmarked except for one episode from the Season 6. So stay tuned for a major expansion.

      6/23/16 - Today I added eleven episodes to the Topper TV Series library. Topper (1953-1955) was an American fantasy sitcom based on the 1937 film Topper, which was based on two novels Topper and Topper Takes a Trip by Thorne Smith. The series was broadcast on CBS and starred Leo G. Carroll in the title role. It finished at #24 in the Nielsen ratings for the 1954-1955 season. Topper also earned an Emmy nomination for Best Situation Comedy in 1954. Sophisticated but stuffy Cosmo Topper (Carroll) is the vice president of a bank, married to sweet (but rather clueless) Henrietta (Lee Patrick). They live in a Los Angeles house they bought from the estate of a young couple, George and Marion Kerby (real life husband and wife Robert Sterling and Anne Jeffreys), who died after being swept away by an avalanche. A St. Bernard, Neil, who attempted to rescue them also died with them. Topper discovers his new home is haunted by the former occupants as well as Neil. Strangely, he is the only one able to see or hear them. Neil, the St. Bernard, loves martinis and a running gag is the invisible dog lapping up the drink. This library is located in the Topper Catalog, which can be accessed via the Funny Guys Catalog, the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalog, Feature Films Catalog and the Catalog of Stars. The added episodes, all but one of which were part a previous version of the library, are:

      Meet the Ghosts
      Hiring the Maid
      The Hypnotist
      Reducing
      The Spinster
      Bank Securities
      The Kid
      Burgler (this is the new one)
      Masquerade
      The Socialite
      Surprise Party

      6/20/16 - Today I started restoring the Gomer Pyle USMC Library, including ten from Season 1 (all I have found so far) and twenty-nine episodes from Season 3 (thank you, Daily Motion). Gomer Pyle was a television character played by Jim Nabors and introduced in the middle of the third season of The Andy Griffith Show. Pyle, was a simpleminded and gentle auto mechanic. Nabors played Pyle for 23 episodes from 1962 to 1964. After two seasons on The Andy Griffith Show, Griffith proposed a show based on the Gomer Pyle character. In 1964, the character was spun off into Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. The bad news is that I am still missing a lot, including most of Seasoon 1 all of the Season 2 episodes. But on the other hand, I have found many episodes I didn't have in the original library, including all of the Season 4 episodes, which I will post on the near future. Ths library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog.

      6/19/16 - Today I added Season 3 (twenty-eight episodes) to the Daniel Boone Library. Daniel Boone was an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired on NBC. Ed Ames co-starred as Mingo, Boone's Cherokee friend, for the first four seasons of the series. Albert Salmi portrayed Boone's companion Yadkin in season one only. Daniel Boone was one of two iconic historical figures played by Fess Parker. He previously appeared as Davy Crockett in a series of episodes of the Walt Disney anthology television series, to considerable acclaim amid the launch of a national craze. For his role as Boone, which lasted much longer, but had far less impact, Parker again wore a raccoon-hide coonskin cap, which had been popularized years earlier by the Crockett shows. Daniel Boone's headgear was even mentioned in the show's theme song: "From the coonskin cap on the top of ol' Dan....". Efforts had been made to secure the rights to Crockett from Walt Disney, but Disney refused to sell, so the series wound up being about Boone instead. I have the complete series (6 Seasons) bookmarked, so many more to come! The new library is located in the Western Shows Catalog and the Action and Adventure Catalog.

      6/17/16 - Today I added thirteen episodes to the Rawhide library. Rawhide was an American Western TV series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood that aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959 to September 3, 1965, before moving to Tuesday nights from September 14, 1965 until January 4, 1966, with a total of 217 black-and-white episodes. The series was produced and sometimes directed by Charles Marquis Warren, who also produced early episodes of Gunsmoke. This was Eastwood's stepping stone to fame and fortune as he became one of the few TV stars to successfully make the move into starring roles in movies. I have the entire series bookmarked, so many more to come! This library is located in the Western Shows Catalog. The added episodes include the first episode of the series (Season 1, Episode 1 - Tumbleweed), the only episode of Season 5 currently in the library and all of the Season 8 episodes.

      6/16/16 - Today I created a new Mannix library with all twenty-four episodes of Season 1 to start. Mannix was an American television detective series that ran from 1967 to 1975 on CBS. The title character, Joe Mannix, is a private investigator. He is played by Mike Connors. During the first season of the series, Joe Mannix worked for a large Los Angeles detective agency called Intertect, which was the planned original title of the show. His superior was Lew Wickersham, played by Joseph Campanella, with the agency featuring the use of computers to help solve crimes. As opposed to the other employees who must wear dark suits and sit in rows of desks with only one piece of paper allowed to be on their desks at any one time, Mannix belongs to the classic American detective archetype, thus usually ignores the computers' solutions, disobeys his boss's orders, and sets out to do things his own way. He wears plaid sport coats and has his own office that he keeps sloppy between his assignments. Lew has cameras in all the rooms of Intertect monitoring the performance of his employees and providing instant feedback through intercoms in the room. Unlike the other Intertect operatives, Mannix attempts to block the camera with a coat rack and insults Lew, comparing him to Big Brother. The new library is located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog.

      6/15/16 - Today I added thirteen episodes to the Rosemary Clooney Show library. Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American cabaret singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the novelty hit "Come On-a My House", which was followed by other pop numbers such as "Botch-a-Me", "Mambo Italiano", "Tenderly", "Half as Much", "Hey There" and "This Ole House", although she had success as a jazz vocalist. Clooney's career languished in the 1960s, partly due to problems related to depression and drug addiction, but revived in 1977, when her White Christmas co-star Bing Crosby asked her to appear with him at a show marking his 50th anniversary in show business. She continued recording until her death in 2002. In 1956-1957, Rosemary Clooney starred in a half-hour syndicated television musical-variety show The Rosemary Clooney Show. The show featured The Hi-Lo's singing group and Nelson Riddle's orchestra. The following year, the show moved to NBC prime time as The Lux Show Starring Rosemary Clooney but only lasted one season. The new show featured the singing group The Modernaires and Frank DeVol's orchestra. This library is located in the Rosemary Clooney Catalog which can be accessed via the Musical Programs and the Variety Programs Caalogs, and in the Catalog of Stars. The added episodes (listed by the names of the Guest Star) are:

      Vincent Price
      Zsa-Zsa Gabor
      Dorothy Malone
      Jeri Southern
      Carol Channing
      Dorothy Shay
      Judy Canova
      Hildegarde
      Hoagy Carmichael
      Jerry Colona
      Jose Ferrer
      Mel Torme
      Gene Nelson

      6/13/6 - Today I found a cache of Wagon Train episodes. When I went to inspect the original library I discovered that it had vanished except for six episodes. I was able to add seventeen to the library, which quadrupled it's size to a total of 24 episodes. Wagon Train was an American Western series that ran on NBC 1957–62 and then on ABC 1962–65. The series initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by Scott Miller and Robert Fuller. The show chronicles the adventures of a wagon train as it makes its way from Missouri to California, and most episodes featured a guest star who played the part of the character for which the episode was titled. This library is located in the Western Shows Catalog. The added episodes are:

      Annie Griffith
      Jose Maria Moran
      C.L. Harding
      Elizabeth McQueeny
      Countess Baranof
      Luke Grant
      Charlene Brenton
      David Garner
      Barnaby West
      Santiago Quesada
      Hide Hunters
      Barbara Lindquist
      Brian Conlin
      Nancy Styles
      Echo Pass
      Herman
      Betsy Blee Smith

      6/12/16 - Today I added ten episodes to Sheriff of Cochise Library, which quadruples the size of the library from 3 to 13 episodes. Sheriff of Cochise was a Western-themed crime drama set in Arizona. Starring John Bromfield, the series aired eighty-three episodes in syndication from September 1956 to January 1958, a large number of segments for such a short time frame. Starring John Bromfield, the series aired in syndication from September 1956 to January 1958, a large number of segments for such a short time frame. Renamed as U.S. Marshal, another sixty episodes aired from October 1958 to April 1960. Bromfield portrayed law enforcement officer Frank Morgan. In the first two seasons, Morgan is the sheriff of Cochise County in southern Arizona. In the third season, Desilu Studios boss Desi Arnaz, Sr., retitled the series so that Morgan would work throughout Arizona as a U.S. Marshal and be involved in a greater number of cases. The first season episodes were later released under the alternative title, Man from Cochise. This library is located in the Western Shows Catalog. The added episodes are:

      Human Bomb
      Caine and Abel
      Red-Haired Visitor
      Closed for Repairs
      Helldorado
      Bank Robbery
      Revenge
      The Safe Man
      Robbery
      Pursuit
      Trigger Happy

      6/10/16 - I have been pretty busy this week. Part of it is that I am cleaning out my barn. The other part is that I am doing some routine site maintenance. Anyway, I had a little time today so I decided to add The Chess Player, The Dark Horse and Chinese Honeymoon to the Richard Diamond: Private Detective Library. Dick Powell starred in the Richard Diamond, Private Detective radio series as a light-hearted detective who often ended the episodes singing to his girlfriend. Powell's company, Four Star Television, produced the TV series, which premiered on CBS but was later telecast for its last year on NBC. David Janssen starred as Diamond, a hard-boiled private detective in the film noir tradition. This library is located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog. I also added The Gift, The Returning and One Forty-Two to the Four Star Playhouse library. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956) featured individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama. The original premise was that Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino, David Niven, and Dick Powell would take turns starring in episodes. This library is located in (where else), the Television Drama Catalog.

      6/8/16 - Today I added twenty-five episodes to the Petticoat Junction library, which brings us too Season 2, Episode 16. Petticoat Junction was an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS. The series takes place at the Shady Rest Hotel, which is run by Kate Bradley, her Uncle Joe Carson, and her three daughters Billie Jo, Bobbie Jo, and Betty Jo Bradley. The series is one of three interrelated shows about rural characters created by Paul Henning. Petticoat Junction was created upon the success of Henning's previous rural/urban-themed sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971). The success of Petticoat Junction led to a spin-off, Green Acres (1965–1971). This library is located in the Family Comedies and Dramas, Funny Guys and the Whacky Dames Catalogs. The added episodes are:

      Is There a Doctor?
      Very Old Antique
      First Love
      Behind All Silver
      Manpower Problem
      Millionaire for Kate
      Bedloe and Son
      Local Girl Makes Good
      Betty Jo's Dog
      Race Against the Stork
      Have Library Will Travel
      The Umquaw Strip
      As Hooterville Goes
      My Dog the Actor
      Great Buffalo Hunt
      Betty Jo's Pen Pal
      Bedloe's Nightmare
      Kate's Bachelor Butter
      Mother of the Bride
      The Lost Patrol
      Smoke-Eaters
      Curse of Farnsworth
      The Old Flame
      Billie Jo's First Job

      6/7/16 - Late last night I restored Season 1 (thirty episodes) of The Fugitive Library. As has been happening a lot lately, after losing a YouTube sourced library (this one vanished in December of last year), I was able to start restoring it from Daily Motion. In this case, I have all of the series player pages already built, so retoring them is a pretty easy task. I will keep looking for more of them. The Fugitive was an American drama series produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1967. David Janssen starred as Richard Kimble, a physician who is falsely convicted of his wife's murder and given the death penalty. En route to death row, Kimble's train derails over a switch, allowing him to escape and begin a cross-country search for the real killer, a "one-armed man". Meanwhile, Lt. Philip Gerard pursues him relentlessly. This library is located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog and also in the David Janssen Catalog, which can be found in the Feature Films, Television Drama Catalogs, and the Catalog of Stars.

      6/6/16 - Today I added eighteen episodes to the Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet library. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet was an American sitcom, airing on ABC from October 3, 1952, through March 26, 1966, starring the real-life Nelson family. After a long run on radio, the show was brought to television, where it continued its success, initially running simultaneously on radio and television. The series stars Ozzie Nelson and his wife, singer Harriet Nelson (née Snyder, professionally Hilliard), and their young sons, David and Eric "Ricky" Nelson. Don DeFore had a recurring role as the Nelsons' friendly neighbor "Thorny". This library is located in the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalog. The added episodes are:

      Night School
      The Schoolteacher
      Important Papers
      Dave's Golf Story
      The Manly Arts
      Suits and Ties
      Selling Rick's Drums
      Back to Work
      Dinner
      Making Wally Study
      Women's Club Play
      Miss Edwards
      June Is Always Late
      Rick Makes a Loan
      Kris Goes to College
      Helpless Female
      The Equestrian
      Dave's Other Office

      6/5/2016 - Today I restored my Mike Hammer library to something like it's original content. This was one of the very first YouTube sourced libraries on the site and most of it disappeared within weeks of it's creation in November of 2013. I later restored it and it mostly vanished again soon after. I had kept it in it's reduced state until I went to check on it last night and discovered that all but 10 episodes were gone. Then, as has been my habit lately, I decided to look for episodes on Daily Motion and found a twenty-five of them, for which I already had pages built from the previous library. So the library now has thirty-three episodes from Season 1 and two from Season 2.Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, with Darren McGavin in the title role, is the first syndicated television series based on Spillane's hard-boiled private detective. The series (produced from 1957 to 1959) had a run of 78 episodes over two seasons. Episodes were filmed in black and white and filled a half-hour time slot. Darren McGavin would go on to play another hardboiled private detective in the short-lived 1968 series The Outsider. He is perhaps best known as Carl Kolchak in the television series Kolchak: The Night Stalker and the curmudgeonly father in A Christmas Story. The library is available in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog. The added episodes are:

      High Cost of Dying
      Hot Hands, Cold Dice
      Death Gets A Diploma
      So That's Who It WasDeath Takes An Encore
      Lead Ache
      Overdose of Lead
      Beautiful, Blue and Deadly
      Skinned Deep
      Play Belles' Toll
      For Sale, Deathbed, Used
      Music To Die By
      My Fair Deadly
      The New Look
      The Broken Frame
      Look at the Old Man Go
      The Paper Shroud
      My Son and Heir
      Final Curtain
      A Detective Tail
      It's An Art
      Four Blind Mice
      The Living Dead
      Old Folks at Home Blues
      Scar and Garter

      6/3/16 - Today I added fifteen more episodes to the General Electric Theater library. General Electric Theater was an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations. The television version of the program was broadcast from February 1, 1953, until May 27, 1962. Each of the estimated 209 television episodes was an adaptation of a novel, short story, play, film, or magazine fiction. An exception was the 1954 episode "Music for Christmas", which featured choral director Fred Waring and his group The Pennsylvanians performing Christmas music. On September 26, 1954, Ronald Reagan debuted as the only host of the program. GE added a host to provide continuity in the anthology format. This library is located in the Television Drama Catalog. The added episodes are:

      At Miss Minner's
      The Stone
      I Was a Bloodhound
      Incredible Jewel Robbery
      Nora
      Night Club
      Adam's Apples
      Journal of Hope
      The Graduation Dress
      Little White Lye
      Joke's on Me
      The Iron Silence
      The Hold-Out
      Go Fight City Hall
      Ten Days in the Sun

      6/1/16 - Today I created a new Hawaii Five-0 Library with the nineteen available episodes of Season 4 (which is, unfortunately, the earliest episodes I have been able to find thus far). Hawaii Five-O was an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. At the airing of its very last episode, it was the longest running cop show in television history at that time. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Captain Steve McGarrett, the head of a special state police task force which was based on an actual unit that existed under martial law in the 1940s. The theme music composed by Morton Stevens became especially popular. Many episodes would end with McGarrett instructing his subordinate to "Book 'em, Danno!", sometimes specifying a charge such as "murder one". The library is available in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog.

      5/30/16 - Today I added The Abduction, The Bride, Vengeance, The Duke, Cutthroat Junction, Thunderhead, and The Secret to Season 2, and all of the available episodes of Season 3 (forty-two episodes total) to the Bonanza Library. Bonanza was an NBC television western series that ran from 1959 to 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 431 episodes, Bonanza is NBC's longest-running western, and ranks overall as the second-longest-running western series on U.S. network television (behind CBS' Gunsmoke), and within the top 10 longest-running, live-action American series. The show continues to air in syndication. The show is set around the 1860s and it centers on the wealthy Cartwright family, who live in the area of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series stars Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Pernell Roberts (who left after six seasons), and later David Canary and Mitch Vogel. This was one of the first libraries I created in 2010 when I first opened the Uncle Earl site. I had a few episodes from the first two seasons and haven't added any since the library was first built. I have several full seasons bookmarked, including Seasons 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 13 - so lots more to come. This library is located in the Western Shows and the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalogs.

      5/27/16 - Today I added fifteen episodes to the Topper TV Series library. Topper (1953-1955) was an American fantasy sitcom based on the 1937 film Topper, which was based on two novels Topper and Topper Takes a Trip by Thorne Smith. The series was broadcast on CBS and starred Leo G. Carroll in the title role. It finished at #24 in the Nielsen ratings for the 1954-1955 season. Topper also earned an Emmy nomination for Best Situation Comedy in 1954. Sophisticated but stuffy Cosmo Topper (Carroll) is the vice president of a bank, married to sweet (but rather clueless) Henrietta (Lee Patrick). They live in a Los Angeles house they bought from the estate of a young couple, George and Marion Kerby (real life husband and wife Robert Sterling and Anne Jeffreys), who died after being swept away by an avalanche. A St. Bernard, Neil, who attempted to rescue them also died with them. Topper discovers his new home is haunted by the former occupants as well as Neil. Strangely, he is the only one able to see or hear them. Neil, the St. Bernard, loves martinis and a running gag is the invisible dog lapping up the drink. This library is located in the Topper Catalog, which can be accessed via the Funny Guys Catalog, the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalog, Feature Films Catalog and the Catalog of Stars. The added episodes are:

      House Wreckers
      Topper Makes a Movie
      King Cosmo the First
      Topper's Double Life
      Topper Fights a Duel
      Topper Egyptian Deal
      Topper's Uranium Pile
      Topper's Spring Cleaning
      Topper Goes to School
      Topper's Highland Fling
      Topper's Desert Island
      The Neighbors
      Topper's Counterfeiters
      Topper's Insurance Scandal
      Topper's Other Job

      5/26/16 - This morning I went out to my Charlie Chan Film library and discovered that it was about half gone (all YouTube videos, of course). I was able to restore all but two of the missing films. In 1929, the Fox Film Corporation produced Behind That Curtain, starring Korean actor E.L. Park. Chan's role was minimal, with Chan appearing only in the last ten minutes of the film. Not until a white actor was cast in the title role in 1931 did a Chan film meet with success. In Charlie Chan Carries On Chan was played by Swedish actor Warner Oland, who had also played Fu Manchu in an earlier film. Oland, who claimed some Mongolian ancestry,played the character as more gentle and self-effacing than he had been in the books, perhaps in "a deliberate attempt by the studio to downplay an uppity attitude in a Chinese detective." Oland starred in sixteen Chan films for Fox. When Oland died in 1938, Fox hired another white actor, Sidney Toler, to play Charlie Chan, and produced eleven Chan films through 1942. When Fox decided to produce no further Chan films, Sidney Toler purchased the film rights. Monogram Pictures produced and released further Chan films, starring Toler. Toler died in 1947 and was succeeded by Roland Winters for six films. This library is located in the Charlie Chan Catalog, which can be found in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog, the Feature Films Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      5/25/16 - Today I added forty-three episodes to the Adam-12 library, which brings us too the end of Season 3. One season left to go. Adam-12 (1968-1975) was a television police drama that followed two police officers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Pete Malloy and Jim Reed, as they rode the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol unit, 1-Adam-12. Created by R. A. Cinader and Jack Webb, also known for creating Dragnet, the series starred Martin Milner and Kent McCord and captured a typical day in the life of a police officer as realistically as possible. The show helped introduce police procedures and jargon to the general public in the United States. This library is located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog.

      5/24/16 - Late last night I visited my Route 66 Library and discovered that about half of it (all the YouTube videos) had vanished. Fortunately, I happened to find a bunch of them on the Internet Archive a few weeks ago and planned to switch them out. While I was at it I managed to add a few episodes not in the original library, including: The Thin White Line, City of Wheels, Between Hello and Goodbye, Lizard's Leg & Owlet's Wing, Same Picture Different Frame and I'm Here to Kill a King. Unfortunately, I was unable to restore several of them, but all in all I ended up with fourteen episodes, for a net gain of one. Route 66 followed two young men traversing the United States in a Chevrolet Corvette convertible, and the events and consequences surrounding their journeys. Martin Milner starred as Tod Stiles, a recent college graduate with no future prospects due to circumstances beyond his control. He was originally joined on his travels by Buz Murdock, a friend and former employee of his father (played by George Maharis), with the character leaving midway through the third season after contracting echovirus. Near the end of the third season Tod met a recently discharged Vietnam veteran named Lincoln Case, played by Glenn Corbett, who decided to follow Tod on his travels and stayed with him until the final episode. The new library is located in the Television Drama Catalog. I also decided to finish my Dante Library. Dante was an NBC adventure/drama television series starring Howard Duff as Willie Dante, a former gambler who operated Dante's Inferno, a San Francisco, California, nightclub. Dick Powell had previously played Dante in eight episodes of his Four Star Playhouse, initially written by Blake Edwards. This library, which containes 24 of the 26 total episodes from the Howard Duff series and 7 0f the 8 original episodes with Dick Powell, is located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog.

      5/23/6 - Today I added Season 2 (twenty-nine episodes) to the Daniel Boone Library. Daniel Boone was an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired on NBC. Ed Ames co-starred as Mingo, Boone's Cherokee friend, for the first four seasons of the series. Albert Salmi portrayed Boone's companion Yadkin in season one only. Daniel Boone was one of two iconic historical figures played by Fess Parker. He previously appeared as Davy Crockett in a series of episodes of the Walt Disney anthology television series, to considerable acclaim amid the launch of a national craze. For his role as Boone, which lasted much longer, but had far less impact, Parker again wore a raccoon-hide coonskin cap, which had been popularized years earlier by the Crockett shows. Daniel Boone's headgear was even mentioned in the show's theme song: "From the coonskin cap on the top of ol' Dan....". Efforts had been made to secure the rights to Crockett from Walt Disney, but Disney refused to sell, so the series wound up being about Boone instead. I have the complete series (6 Seasons) bookmarked, so many more to come! The new library is located in the Western Shows Catalog.

      5/21/16 - Today I added fourteen episodes to the Crossroads Library. This is the first time I have added anythng too this library since I created it a long time ago. Crossroads (1955-1957) was an American television anthology series based on the activities of clergy from different denominations. The episodes, which often had deep spiritual themes, were usually set in the 1950s, but some were framed for an earlier era. The series featured numerous guest stars, many of whom appeared in several episodes throughout the series' run. James Dean appeared in a 1955 episode, "Broadway Trust", along with Lloyd Bridges and Mary Treen. The episode aired five weeks after Dean died in an automobile crash in September 1955. I have to admit that I never watched this show, but my mother used to watch it (dare I say?) "religiously". Sorry, I couldn't resist :-) As for myself, my mind was always very scientific in nature. I just wasn't drawn to religion. This library is located in the Television Drama Catalog. The added episodes are:

      Cleanup
      Hostage
      Bell for O'Donnell
      Strange Bequest
      The Rebel
      The Bowery Bishop
      Dig or Die
      Lifeline
      The Judge
      Sky Pilot
      Timberland Preacher
      The Happy Gift
      The Healing
      9:30 Action

      5/20/16 - I have to admit that my own favorite area of the site is the TV Drama catalog. You can see so many great Hollywood actors trying out the then brand-new Television medium and giving wonderful performances for all to enjoy. So today I created a new Robert Montgomery Presents Library with nine episodes to start. Robert Montgomery (May 21, 1904 – September 27, 1981) was an American film and television actor, director and producer. He was also the father of actress Elizabeth Montgomery. In 1949, in order to develop a series for NBC, Montgomery relocated his family from the West Coast to New York City. Robert Montgomery Presents originally was telecast on a semi-weekly basis, alternating with Musical Comedy Time and Somerset Maugham TV Theatre. Initially offering hour-long dramas adapted from successful Hollywood films, the series was hosted and produced by Robert Montgomery. His presence lent a degree of respectability to the new medium of television, and he was able to persuade many of his Hollywood associates to appear. Montgomery introduced each episode and also acted in many episodes. While I was in the TV Drama Catalog I also added the remaining eighteen episodes (Season 2) to the June Allyson Show library. The June Allyson Show (1959–1961) (also known as The DuPont Show with June Allyson) was an American anthology drama series which aired on CBS. The series was hosted by actress June Allyson and was a Four Star-Pamric Production. Allyson was the third woman in network history to host such a series, along with Loretta Young and Jane Wyman. She not only hosted the series but starred in nearly two dozen of the fifty-seven produced episodes. Both libraries are located (where else) in the Television Drama Catalog.

      5/19/16 - Today I created a new Dick Powell Theatre Library with seven episodes to start. Richard Ewing "Dick" Powell (November 14, 1904 – January 2, 1963) was an American singer, actor, film producer, film director and studio head. Though he came to stardom as a musical comedy performer, he showed versatility and successfully transformed into a hardbitten leading man starring in projects of a more dramatic nature. He was the first actor to portray the private detective Philip Marlowe on screen. The Dick Powell Theatre was an American anthology series that ran on NBC from 1961 to 1963, primarily sponsored by the Reynolds Metals Company. It was hosted by longtime film star Dick Powell until his death from lymphatic cancer on January 2, 1963, then by a series of guest hosts until the series ended. The new library is located in the Television Drama Catalog.

      5/18/15 - Today I added seventeen episodes to the Perry Mason Library, including The Case of the Purple Woman, The Case of the Petulant Partner and all of the Season 3 and later episodes. In 1956, Raymond Burr auditioned for the role of District Attorney Hamilton Burger in Perry Mason, a new courtroom drama based on the highly successful novels written and created by Erle Stanley Gardner that was to air on CBS. The producers of the show allowed Burr to try for the title role and when Gardner, who was present at the audition, saw him he declared, "He is Perry Mason." Burr eventually won the role with which he was most closely identified. This library can be found in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog, and also in the Raymond Burr Catalog, which is also located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog, plus the Feature Films Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      5/17/16 - Today I restored my Dante Library with ten episodes so far. I have more in the pipeline so stay tuned. Dante was an NBC adventure/drama television series starring Howard Duff as Willie Dante, a former gambler who operated Dante's Inferno, a San Francisco, California, nightclub. Alan Mowbray co-starred as Stewart Styles, the Maitre d', Tom D'Andrea as Biff, the bartender and Dante's "man Friday", and Mort Mills as police Lieutenant Bob Malone. Dante claimed to have put his past behind him but has retained old associates Stewart and Biff. While his club is legitimate, neither the police nor the mob believe that he is truly finished with the criminal underworld. Dante's old associates in crime keep appearing at the club in efforts to lure him back to the underworld. Dick Powell had previously played Dante in eight episodes of his Four Star Playhouse, initially written by Blake Edwards, who had previously created the radio drama Richard Diamond, Private Detective for Powell. There, Willie operated an illegal gambling operation in the back room of the "Inferno", which police soon shut down. The only regular from the Four Star Playhouse version to be cast in the series as well was Mowbray, who had first played a millionaire named Jackson who had gambled away his fortune and then worked as one of Dante's waiters. This library, which containes episodes from both the Howard Duff series and the original version with Dick Powell, is located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog. I also posted all eighteen of the available Season 2 episodes of Stargate SG-1. Stargate SG-1 was an adventure and military science fiction television series produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The show, created by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, is based on the 1994 science fiction film Stargate by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich. SG-1 is an elite United States Air Force special operations team, one of about 20 teams from Earth who explore the galaxy and defend against alien threats. This library is located in the SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Catalog.

      5/16/16 - Last night I made another momentous discoverey on Daily Motion - over 300 episodes of Bonanza! I went ahead and added sixteen episodes to fill out Season 1. Bonanza was an NBC television western series that ran from 1959 to 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 431 episodes, Bonanza is NBC's longest-running western, and ranks overall as the second-longest-running western series on U.S. network television (behind CBS' Gunsmoke), and within the top 10 longest-running, live-action American series. The show continues to air in syndication. The show is set around the 1860s and it centers on the wealthy Cartwright family, who live in the area of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series stars Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Pernell Roberts (who left after six seasons), and later David Canary and Mitch Vogel. This was one of the first libraries I created in 2010 when I first opened the Uncle Earl site. I had a few episodes from the first two seasons and haven't added any since the library was first built. I have several full seasons bookmarked, including the remainder of Season 2 and the library will eventualy expand to include episodes from Seasons 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 13 - so lots more to come. This library is located in the Western Shows and the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalogs. The added episodes include:

      A Rose for Lotta
      The Newcomers
      The Paiute War
      Enter Mark Twain
      Annie O'Toole
      Phillip Diedesheimer
      Magnificent Adah
      The Hanging Posse
      Vendetta
      The Sisters
      The Last Hunt
      El Toro Grande
      The Outcast
      A House Divided
      The Spanish Grant
      The Avenger

      5/15/16 - Today I created a new Court Martial library with ten episodes, which are all that I have found thus far, but I will keep looking. Court Martial was an ITC Entertainment and Roncom Productions co-production crime drama TV series that premiered in 1965. Set during World War II, the series details the investigations of a Judge Advocate General's office. The series was shown on ABC in the United States and won the 1966 British Society of Film and Television (later known as BAFTA) TV award for Best Dramatic Series. The series had its genesis in a two-part episode of NBC's Kraft Suspense Theatre (also starring Peter Graves and Bradford Dillman), "The Case Against Paul Ryker". The new library is located in the Television Drama Catalog.

      5/14/16 - Today I added seventeen episodes to the Sky King library. Sky King was an American radio and TV series. Its lead character was Arizona rancher and aircraft pilot Schuyler "Sky" King. The series may have been based on a true-life personality of the 1930s, Jack Cones, the "Flying Constable" of Twentynine Palms in San Bernardino County, California, although this notion is unverified. The series had strong western elements. King usually captured criminals and spies and found lost hikers--though he did so with the use of his airplane, the Songbird. The airplanes flown by King changed during the course of the TV series, but were still known as the Songbird. The later 1955 version aircraft's make and model type number was clearly depicted as a "Cessna 310B" and was prominently displayed during the closing titles. King and his niece Penny (and sometimes Clipper, his nephew) lived on the Flying Crown Ranch, near the fictitious town of Grover, Arizona. Penny and Clipper were also pilots, although they were inexperienced and looked to their uncle for guidance. Penny was an accomplished air racer, rated as a multiengine pilot, whom Sky trusted to fly the Songbird. This library is located on the Action and Adventure Catalog. The added episodes are:

      The Neckerchief
      Fight for Oil
      Plastic Ghost
      The Rainbird
      Boomerang
      Rustlers on Wheels
      Diamonds on a Sky-Hook
      Rocket Story
      Rodeo Round-Up
      Showdown
      Land o' Cotton
      Dust of Destruction
      Mystery Horse
      Bad Actor
      Fight for Oil
      Lost Boy
      Brain and the Brawn

      5/12/16 - Today I added all thirty episodes of Season 2 to the The Man from U.N.C.L.E. library. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was an American television series that was broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1964, to January 15, 1968. It followed secret agents, played by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, who worked for a secret international counter espionage and law enforcement agency called U.N.C.L.E. Originally, co-creator Sam Rolfe wanted to leave the meaning of U.N.C.L.E. ambiguous so it could refer to either "Uncle Sam" or the United Nations. Concerns by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer legal department about using "U.N." for commercial purposes resulted in the producers' clarification that U.N.C.L.E. was an acronym for the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement. Each episode had an "acknowledgement" to the U.N.C.L.E. in the end titles. The first two seasons are all that I have found so far, but I will keep looking. Season 2, by the way, was filmed in color, unlike Season 1, which was in black and white. This library is located in the Action and Adventure and Mystery & Crime Drama Catalogs.

      5/11/16 - Today I created a new Daniel Boone Library with all twenty-nine episodes of Season 1 of the series. Daniel Boone was an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired on NBC. Ed Ames co-starred as Mingo, Boone's Cherokee friend, for the first four seasons of the series. Albert Salmi portrayed Boone's companion Yadkin in season one only. Daniel Boone was one of two iconic historical figures played by Fess Parker. He previously appeared as Davy Crockett in a series of episodes of the Walt Disney anthology television series, to considerable acclaim amid the launch of a national craze. For his role as Boone, which lasted much longer, but had far less impact, Parker again wore a raccoon-hide coonskin cap, which had been popularized years earlier by the Crockett shows. Daniel Boone's headgear was even mentioned in the show's theme song: "From the coonskin cap on the top of ol' Dan....". Efforts had been made to secure the rights to Crockett from Walt Disney, but Disney refused to sell, so the series wound up being about Boone instead. I have the complete series (6 Seasons) bookmarked, so many more to come! The new library is located in the Western Shows Catalog.

      5/10/16 - The recent death of William Schallert got me to thinking about his role on The Patty Duke Show, in which he played "Patty Lane's" father. When I first created my Patty Duke library, I was only able to find 2 episodes of the show - I ended up filling it out with other appearances by the actress - mostly on game shows and interviews. I decided to look around for more episodes of the sitcom and found 5, including one that has since disappeared from the original library. This prompted me to create a seperate Patty Duke Show Library with six episodes of the series (I will keep looking for more), and a Patty Duke Films Library, with four of her feature Films. I deleted the sitcome episodes from the original library and turned it into an Other Apperances Library with the remaining twelve game show and interview programs. Of course, that necessitated creating a Patty Duke Catalog to house the 3 libraries. Anna Marie "Patty" Duke (December 14, 1946 – March 29, 2016) was an American actress of stage, film, and television. She first became known as a teen star, winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at age 16 for her role as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker (1962), a role which she had originated on Broadway. The following year she was given her own show, The Patty Duke Show, in which she played "identical cousins". She later progressed to more mature roles such as that of Neely O'Hara in the film Valley of the Dolls (1967).[1] Over the course of her career, she received ten Emmy Award nominations and three Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards. Duke also served as president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1985 to 1988. Duke was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1982, after which she devoted much of her time to advocating for and educating the public on mental health issues. She died on March 29, 2016. The Patty Duke Show library is also available in the Whacky Dames an the Family Comedies & Drama Catalogs. The Patty Duke Catalog is located in the Feature Films Catalog and Catalog of Stars.

      5/9/16 - Today I added seventeen more episodes to the The Beverly Hillibillies Library. The added episodes include all of the Seasons 5 and 6 episodes in the library. The Beverly Hillbillies was an American sitcom originally broadcast on CBS for nine seasons, from September 26, 1962, to March 23, 1971. The series starred Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max Baer, Jr. as a poor backwoods family who moved to Beverly Hills, California, after striking oil on their land. The show was produced by Filmways and was created by writer Paul Henning. It was followed by two other Henning-inspired country-cousin series on CBS: Petticoat Junction, and its spin-off Green Acres, which reversed the rags-to-riches model of The Beverly Hillbillies. The Beverly Hillbillies ranked among the top 20 most-watched programs on television for eight of its nine seasons, twice ranking as the number one series of the year, with a number of episodes that remain among the most-watched television episodes of all time. This library is locate in the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalog.

      5/8/16 - Last night I was looking for something on Daily Motion and stumbled across an episode of Life After People. With a little more searching I was able to find the entire series (twenty episodes plus the Pilot). Life After People (2009-2010) was a television series on which scientists, structural engineers, and other experts speculated about what might become of Earth should humanity instantly disappear. The featured experts also talked about the impact of human absence on the environment and the vestiges of civilization thus left behind. The series was preceded by a two-hour special that aired on January 21, 2008 on the History Channel which served as a de facto pilot for the series that premiered April 21, 2009. The documentary and subsequent series were both narrated by James Lurie. Although this hardly qualifies as "Classic Television" I decided to post it because it is such a great series. When it was on originally I watched all of the episodes twice! I can't recommend it highly enough. The new library is located in the News/Documentary (Reality) Programs Catalog.

      5/7/16 - Today I created a new Richard the Lionheart library with thirty-four of the 39 episodes that make up the complete series. Richard the Lionheart was a British ITV television series which ran during 1962 and 1963, and was aimed at a younger audience. It began with the death of King Henry II, and put forward the traditional view of King Richard the Lionheart as a hero, and his brother Prince John (played by Trader Faulkner) as the villain. Richard was played by Irish actor Dermot Walsh. I feel compelled to mention a couple of things regarding this library. First of all, finding plot summary information for most of these episodes proved to be impossible. In fact, so far I have only found them for 10 of the episodes - I will keep searching. Also, these videos could only be embedded in "autoplay" mode, which means that they start playing as soon as you reach the player page. And finally, and this is only a personal opinion mind you, the theme song for this series is literally the lamest TV theme I have ever heard - and considering how many TV shows I deal with on a daily basis, that is saying something!! The new library is located in the Historical Drama and the Kid Show Catalogs.

      5/6/16 - Today I added fifteen episodes to the Schlitz Playhouse library. Schlitz Playhouse of Stars was an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The title was shortened to Schlitz Playhouse, beginning with the fall 1957 season. Initially, the show was broadcast live, but starting in the summer of 1953, some episodes were filmed in advance. Beginning with the 1956-1957 season, all of the shows were filmed. This library is located in the Television Drama Catalog. The added episodes are:

      The Life You Save
      For Better, for Worse
      Girl with a Glow
      The Hole Card
      No Second Helping
      Night of the Stranger
      The Honor System
      Town That Slept
      You'll Have to Die Now
      Curfew at Midnight
      Last Edition
      No Answer
      Practically Strangers
      The Salted Mine
      The Rumor

      5/5/6 - Today I restored all one-hundred-and-thirty-nine episodes of my 3rd Rock from the Sun Library from Hulu. 3rd Rock from the Sun (sometimes referred to as simply 3rd Rock) was an American sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2001 on NBC. The premise of the show revolves around an extraterrestrial research expedition attempting to live as a normal human family in the fictional city of Rutherford, Ohio, said to be 52 miles outside of Cleveland, where they live in an attic apartment. Humor was principally derived from the aliens' attempts to study human society and, because of their living as humans themselves while on Earth, to understand the human condition. I was able to restore this library fairly quickly because the previous version contained all of the series episodes, so all of those pages were already built. This library was the first YouTube hosted library on the site, and it disappeared in a matter of weeks after I created it. The restored library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog and the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalog.

      5/4/16 - Today, for the first time in at least 5 years, I added nineteen episodes to The Beverly Hillibillies Library. The last time I did ANY work on this library was back in 2014 when I added season, episode and plot summary information and arranged the episodes into the proper order. The Beverly Hillbillies was an American sitcom originally broadcast on CBS for nine seasons, from September 26, 1962, to March 23, 1971. The series starred Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max Baer, Jr. as a poor backwoods family who moved to Beverly Hills, California, after striking oil on their land. The show was produced by Filmways and was created by writer Paul Henning. It was followed by two other Henning-inspired country-cousin series on CBS: Petticoat Junction, and its spin-off Green Acres, which reversed the rags-to-riches model of The Beverly Hillbillies. The Beverly Hillbillies ranked among the top 20 most-watched programs on television for eight of its nine seasons, twice ranking as the number one series of the year, with a number of episodes that remain among the most-watched television episodes of all time. This library is locate in the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalog. The added episodes are all those from Seasons 3 and 4. I have 33 more of these episodes bookmarked so watch for further expansion in the near future.

      5/3/16 - Today I created a new George of the Jungle Library with all seventeen episodes of the cartoon series. George of the Jungle (1967)was an American animated series produced by Jay Ward and Bill Scott, who created The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. The character George was inspired by the story of Tarzan and a cartoon characterization of George Eiferman (Mr. America, Mr. Universe, IFBB Hall of Famer) drawn by a cook on his mine sweeper in the Navy during WW2. Each episode featured three segments in the form of three unrelated cartoons: George of the Jungle, Tom Slick, and Super Chicken. Each of the cartoons ended with a strike on the Tympani (Kettledrum), which changed to an ascending tone, following a bad pun. The cartooms in this collection are just the George of the Jungle series. The new library is located in the Cartoon and the Kid Show Catalogs. I also restored my The Avengers Library today. I discovered a couple of days ago that Hulu had discontinued their Avengers library without notifying me. I did a search on Daily Motion and found thirty-two episodes, most of which I didn't have in the original library. This includes all of the Season 3 episodes and all but 2 of those from Season 2 tat are now in the library. I also found two episodes from Season 1, which is before the series was brought to the US. The restored library is located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog.

      5/2/16 - Today I created a new The Human Jungle Library with twelve episodes of the 26 that make up the complete series. The Human Jungle (1963–1964) was a British TV series about a psychiatrist, made for ABC Television by the small production company Independent Artists for transmission on ITV. Starring Herbert Lom as Dr Roger Corder M.D., the majority of the episodes focused on a specific patient, whose psychological ailment Dr Corder would treat and, invariably, cure, using an idiosyncratic approach which mixed Freudian psychoanalysis with more contemporary methods associated with the then fashionable theories of R. D. Laing. The new library is located in the Television Drama Catalog. I will keep looking for more episodes.

      5/1/16 - Today I restored my 77 Sunset Strip Library and then some. The original library had a grand total of 2 episodes - the new one has twenty-seven! All this was possible because I found a cache of videos on Daily Motion. 77 Sunset Strip was an American television private detective series created by Roy Huggins and starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Roger Smith and Edd Byrnes. The series revolves around two Los Angeles private detectives, both former government secret agents: Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. played Stuart ("Stu") Bailey, a character Huggins had originated in his 1946 novel The Double Take (which he later adapted into the 1948 movie I Love Trouble, starring Franchot Tone in the role). Roger Smith played Jeff Spencer, also a former government agent, and a nonpracticing attorney. The duo worked out of a stylish office at 77 Sunset Boulevard (colloquially known as "Sunset Strip"), between La Cienega Boulevard and Alta Loma Road on the south side of the Strip next door to Dean Martin's real-life lounge, Dino's Lodge. The restored library is located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog.

      4/30/16 - Today I created a new The New Breed Library with ten of the 36 episodes that make up the complete series. The New Breed (1961–1962) starred Leslie Nielsen as the serious Lieutenant Price Adams who worked on "The Hot Shot Detail" of the LAPD's Metro Squad and former Major League Baseball player John Beradino as Sergeant Vince Cavelli. The New Breed was the first independent production of Quinn Martin under his newly established company, QM Productions. Prior to starting his own production company, Martin had produced The Untouchables for Desilu Productions, and Nielsen was cast for the role of Adams because of a guest appearance he had made on that program in the episode entitled "Three Thousand Suspects." The series faced tough competition from The Red Skelton Show and Ichabod and Me on CBS and The Dick Powell Show on NBC, and was canceled after one season. I will keep looking for more episodes. The new library is located in the Mystery & Crime Drama and the Leslie Neilsen Catalogs. I also added three episodes to the Mr. and Mrs. North Library, also located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog. The added episodes are: Murder for Sale, Beauty Prize and Stranger Than Fiction.

      4/28/16 - Today I added the last twenty-three available episodes to the Judd for the Defense Library, which completes the library for now. There are two remaining episodes, one of which I have, but since they are parts of a 2-part episode, I can't really post them until I have them both. I will keep looking for the 2nd part. Judd, for the Defense was an American legal drama originally broadcast on the ABC network on Friday nights. The show stars Carl Betz, who had previously spent eight years in the role of Dr. Alex Stone, husband of Donna Reed in ABC's The Donna Reed Show. In his new role, reportedly based on high-profile lawyers such as F. Lee Bailey and Percy Foreman, Betz played Clinton Judd, a flamboyant attorney based in Houston, who often took on controversial cases across the country. This library is located in the Television Drama and the Mystery & Crime Drama and the Leslie Nielson Catalogs.

      4/27/16 - Today I added twenty-six episodes to the Andy Griffith Show Library, which brings us too the end of Season 6. The Andy Griffith Show was an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. The show, a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show, stars Andy Griffith, who portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), and a precocious young son, Opie (Ron Howard). Local ne'er-do-wells, bumbling pals, and temperamental girlfriends further complicate his life. The series never placed lower than seventh in the Nielsen ratings and ended its final season at number one. I have all of the remaining episodes bookmarked, so when the library is done it will include the complete series. This library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog and the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalog. By the way, Season 6 was when the series started being shot in color!

      4/26/16 - Today I added eleven episodes to the Sky King library. Sky King was an American radio and TV series. Its lead character was Arizona rancher and aircraft pilot Schuyler "Sky" King. The series may have been based on a true-life personality of the 1930s, Jack Cones, the "Flying Constable" of Twentynine Palms in San Bernardino County, California, although this notion is unverified. The series had strong western elements. King usually captured criminals and spies and found lost hikers--though he did so with the use of his airplane, the Songbird. The airplanes flown by King changed during the course of the TV series, but were still known as the Songbird. The later 1955 version aircraft's make and model type number was clearly depicted as a "Cessna 310B" and was prominently displayed during the closing titles. King and his niece Penny (and sometimes Clipper, his nephew) lived on the Flying Crown Ranch, near the fictitious town of Grover, Arizona. Penny and Clipper were also pilots, although they were inexperienced and looked to their uncle for guidance. Penny was an accomplished air racer, rated as a multiengine pilot, whom Sky trusted to fly the Songbird. This library is located on the Action and Adventure Catalog. The added episodes are:

      Jim Bell's Triumph
      One for the Money
      Danger Point
      The Man Who Forgot
      Desperate Character
      The Threatening Bomb
      Speak No Evil
      Two-Gun Penny
      The Giant Eagle
      Blackmail
      The Porcelain Lion

      4/25/16 - Today I spent most of the afternoon doing maintenance work on the site and then add nine episodes to the General Electric Theater library. General Electric Theater was an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations. The television version of the program was broadcast from February 1, 1953, until May 27, 1962. Each of the estimated 209 television episodes was an adaptation of a novel, short story, play, film, or magazine fiction. An exception was the 1954 episode "Music for Christmas", which featured choral director Fred Waring and his group The Pennsylvanians performing Christmas music. On September 26, 1954, Ronald Reagan debuted as the only host of the program. GE added a host to provide continuity in the anthology format. This library is located in the Television Drama Catalog. The added episodes are:

      Esteban's Legacy
      Summer Promise
      Emergency Call
      Pot of Gold
      Pawnee Kill
      Victorian Chaise Longue
      The Man Who Inherited
      Eyes of a Stranger
      The Cold Touch

      4/24/16 - Today I was a little pressed for time so I worked on a couple of small libraries. First I added four episodes to the Window on Main Street library, which triples the size of said library from 2 to 6 episodes. Window on Main Street was an American half-hour comedy-drama television series starring Robert Young, which aired on CBS during the 1961-1962 season. Created by Roswell Rogers, Window on Main Street was produced by its star, Robert Young. Young, whose Father Knows Best series had ended production a year earlier, was cast as Cameron "Cam" Garrett Brooks, a widower-author, who returns to his hometown of fictional Millsberg, possibly in New England, but no state is ever given as the location of the series. Cam renews his friendship with Lloyd Ramsey, the editor of the local newspaper, portrayed in eleven episodes by Ford Rainey. The people of Millsberg become the subjects of Cam's stories. This library is located in the Family Comedies & Drama and the Robert Young Catalogs. I also created a new Classic Movie Bloopers library, which consists of nine Warner Brothers feature films outtake reels (called "Breakdowns"), produced by WB in the 1930s and 40s to show during the annual Warner Brothers Christmas parties that took place in 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1946 and 1947. The new library is located in the Feature Films and the Other Short Film Catalogs.

      4/23/16 - Today I created a new June Allyson Show library with ninteen episodes to start. The June Allyson Show (1959–1961) (also known as The DuPont Show with June Allyson) was an American anthology drama series which aired on CBS. The series was hosted by actress June Allyson and was a Four Star-Pamric Production. Allyson was the third woman in network history to host such a series, along with Loretta Young and Jane Wyman. She not only hosted the series but starred in nearly two dozen of the fifty-seven produced episodes. This library is located in the Television Drama Catalog. Later today I decided to look around for June June Allyson Films and found eight of them. So I created a library to hold them, and then created a June Allyson Catalog to house the 2 new libraries. The new catalog is located in the Feature Films Catalog and in the Catalog of Stars.

      4/21/16 - Today I restored my Waterfront library with thirty episodes so far. I am not sure when the original library vanished, in fact I didn't even remember that I had it until I started to build the pages. It must have been before I created the Updates page because I found no mention of it there. Waterfront (1954–1956) starred Preston Foser as John Herrick, the captain of the tug "Cheryl Ann" in Los Angeles harbor. His family consisted of wife May, police detective son Jim, and the crew of the tug, his son Carl, Tip and Willie. Carl was engaged to Terry. The stories revolved around the family and various criminals encountered around the harbor. The restored library is located in the Action and Adventure Catalog.

      4/20/16 - Today I created a new The Whistler TV Series library with fourteen episodes to start. The Whistler (1954) was an American radio mystery drama which ran from May 16, 1942, until September 22, 1955, on the west-coast regional CBS radio network. A character known only as the Whistler was the host and narrator of the tales, which focused on crime and fate. He often commented directly upon the action in the manner of a Greek chorus. A syndicated TV version of The Whistler was produced and aired for a brief period in 1954. Since I already have a The Whistler Radio Show library, I also created a Whistler Catalog to house both series. The new Catalog is located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog and the Catalog of Stars. I have 15 more episodes bookmarked, so more to come. By the way, I noticed a curious thing as I was hunting down plot summary info for these episodes - the only ones I found were for the episodes I have bookmarked, leading to me to believe that when this library is complete it will likely contain all of the episodes currently in existance.

      4/19/16 - Today I added twenty-one episodes to the Mister Peepers. This program starred Wally Cox (December 6, 1924 – February 15, 1973), an American comedian and actor, particularly associated with the early years of television in the United States. He appeared in the U.S. television series Mr. Peepers (1952–1955), plus several other popular shows, and as a character actor in over 20 films. Cox was the voice of the popular animated canine superhero Underdog. Although often cast as a meek milquetoast, he was actually quite athletic as well as a military veteran. He married three times and was best friends with Marlon Brando. This library is available in the Funny Guys Catalog and the Wally Cox Catalog. The added episodes are all of the Season 2 shows in the library except for the first one and the last one. In the past I have mentioned that the episodes in this library may be all that exist - but then I just found these 21, so I am going to refrain from making any more predictions about this library.

      4/18/16 - Today I added eleven episodes to complete the Colonel March of Scotland Yard library. Colonel March of Scotland Yard was a 1950s British television series based on author John Dickson Carr's (aka Carter Dickson) fictional detective Colonel March from his book The Department of Queer Complaints (1940). The show starred Boris Karloff as the urbane, eye-patched sleuth. Other regulars included Ewan Roberts as Inspector Ames of Scotland Yard and Eric Pohlmann as Inspector Goron of the Paris Sûreté. The twenty-three episodes in this library are reputed to be the only ones still in existence. This library can be found in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog, the Scotland Yard Catalogand is also available in the Boris Karloff Catalog. The added episodes are:

      Murder Is Permanent
      The Silent Vow
      The Other Monkey
      The Stolen Crime
      Hot Money
      The Missing Link
      Misguided Missal
      The Deadly Gift
      The Lively Ghost
      New Invisible Man
      Passage at Arms

      I also added Seasons 1 through 5 to the Gunsmoke library located in the Western Shows Catalog.

      4/16/16 - Early last evening I decided to watch an episode of Have Gun Will Travel. I had been binge-watching it a few months ago, had left off after watching Season 1 Episodes 38, and had the next episode bookmarked. I was shocked to find that episode, most of the Season 1 shows, and THE ENTIRE REMAINDER OF THE LIBRARY had gone MIA! I'd had the entire series in the library since last May. On a whim, I decided to search for the series on Daily Motion and found one hundred and sixty episodes! I spent the rest of the evening restoring the library and now have one-hundred and seventy-one of the original 225 episodes. This library is located in the Western Shows and the Richard Boone Catalogs. By the way, this morning it occurred to me to look for Gunsmoke episodes on Daily Motion and I found more than 200 of them! Stay tuned...

      4/15/16 - Today I added twenty episodes to the The Doris Day Show, bringing us to Season 3 Episode 11. Doris Day (born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff; April 3, 1922 or 1924) is an American actress, singer, and animal rights activist. Day began her career as a big band singer in 1939. Her popularity began to rise after her first hit recording "Sentimental Journey", in 1945. After leaving Les Brown & His Band of Renown to embark on a solo career, Day started her long-lasting partnership with Columbia Records, which remained her only recording label. Over the course of her career, Day appeared in 39 films. She was ranked the biggest box-office star, the only woman appearing on that list in the era, for four years (1960, 1962, 1963 and 1964), ranking in the top 10 for ten years (1951–1952 and 1959–1966). All of this is located in the Doris Day Catalog, which is located in the Feature Films Catalog and in the Catalog of Stars. The Doris Day Show can also be found in the Whacky Dames an the Family Comedies & Drama Catalogs. The added episodes are all of the ones on the 3rd library page.

      4/15/16 - Today I created a new Mister Roberts Library with ten episodes so far. Mister Roberts (1965-1966) was an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 17, 1965 to April 8, 1966. Based on the best selling novel, 1948 play, and the 1955 film of the same name, the series stars Roger Smith in the title role and Richard X. Slattery as the ship's captain. Set during World War II, the series chronicled the adventures of the crew of the USS Reluctant AK-601 cargo ship. Produced by Warner Bros. Television, Mister Roberts was executive produced by William T. Orr. The series' theme song was composed by Stan Kenton. The new library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog.

      4/14/16 - Today I added eighteen episodes to the Phil Silvers Show Library with eighteen episodes so far. I had a pretty extensive collection of these shows at one time - almost the entire series, but they were taken down off YouTube. In fact as I remember it, this was one of the first libraries I lost way back when. I found a cache of 33 episodes on the Internet Archive, so I have hopes that these will survive. The Phil Silvers Show, originally titled You'll Never Get Rich, was a sitcom which ran on CBS from 1955 to 1959 for 142 episodes, plus a 1959 special. The series starred Phil Silvers as Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko of the United States Army. The series was created and largely written by Nat Hiken, and won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Comedy Series. The show is sometimes titled Sergeant Bilko or simply Bilko in reruns, and is very often referred to by these names, both on-screen and by viewers. The show's success transformed Silvers from a journeyman comedian into a star, and writer-producer Hiken from a highly regarded behind-the-scenes comedy writer into a publicly recognized creator. I should mention that unfortunately some of these epidoes have had their opening credits edited out rather sloppily. In some cases they have managed to lop off the the first few seconds of the episode. It doesn't really ruin the experience, but it is kind of annoying. This library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog. More to come. The added episodes are are the 1st and 3rd ones on the first page of the library and all of the episodes on the second page, and these are all that I have found so far - but I will keep looking.

      4/13/16 - Today I added ten more episodes to the Schlitz Playhouse library. Schlitz Playhouse of Stars was an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The title was shortened to Schlitz Playhouse, beginning with the fall 1957 season. Initially, the show was broadcast live, but starting in the summer of 1953, some episodes were filmed in advance. Beginning with the 1956-1957 season, all of the shows were filmed. This library is located in the Television Drama Catalog. I still have 17 more of these episodes bookmarked, so more to come. The added episodes are:

      War at San Dede
      The Black Mate
      The General's Boots
      Midnight Haul
      The Long Trail
      Unlighted Road
      Direct Approach
      No Trial by Jury
      Pattern for Pursuit
      Repercussion

      4/12/16 - Today found two different shows that are related to Scotland yard, so I decided to create a Scotland Yard Catalog to house the two shows. The first, called Scotland Yard , with twelve videos, is NOT actually a TV show, rather a series of 39 short films produced by Anglo-Amalgamated as filler to be shown between Double-Feature films at movie theaters (Remember when that used to happen? Back when a trip to the movies was a 4-hour experience). Each film focuses on a true crime case with names changed, and feature an introduction by the crime writer Edgar Lustgarten. Kind of like Dragnet at the movies :-). The second is Colonel March of Scotland Yard, starring Boris Karloff. Colonel March of Scotland Yard was a 1950s British television series based on author John Dickson Carr's (aka Carter Dickson) fictional detective Colonel March from his book The Department of Queer Complaints (1940). The show starred Boris Karloff as the urbane, eye-patched sleuth. Other regulars included Ewan Roberts as Inspector Ames of Scotland Yard and Eric Pohlmann as Inspector Goron of the Paris Sûreté. The twelve episodes in this library are reputed to be the only ones still in existence. Both of the new libraries can also be found in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog. The Colonel March series is also available in the Boris Karloff Catalog. The new Scotland Yard Catalog is located in the Feature Films Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      4/11/16 - Today I was able to restore (for the secod time) twenty-one episodes to the Wendy and Me Library, down from the 26 I had originally, but still a sunstantial number, to which I hope to add more. Wendy and Me (1964-1965) was an American sitcom that aired on ABC, primarily sponsored by Consolidated Cigar's "El Producto". Starring George Burns (the "Me" in Wendy and Me) and Connie Stevens, the series was Burns' first major work following the death of his wife and professional partner, Gracie Allen, who had died of a heart attack about a month prior to the debut of Wendy and Me. In the series (a slight variation of The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show), Burns, playing a somewhat fictionalized version of himself, is the owner of an apartment building, while Stevens plays his tenant, Wendy Conway. Episodes typically revolved around Wendy pulling Burns into comedic situations mostly involving her husband, played by Ron Harper, and other people in the building. As a regular part of its format, Burns would often break the fourth wall to comment directly to the audience about the episode's events, as he did in the Burn's & Allen series. The library can be found in both the Funny Guys and the Whacky Dames Catalogs.

      4/10/16 - Today I added nineteen episodes to Season 2 (which is all I have found of the season) to the Perry Mason Library. In 1956, Raymond Burr auditioned for the role of District Attorney Hamilton Burger in Perry Mason, a new courtroom drama based on the highly successful novels written and created by Erle Stanley Gardner that was to air on CBS. The producers of the show allowed Burr to try for the title role and when Gardner, who was present at the audition, saw him he declared, "He is Perry Mason." Burr eventually won the role with which he was most closely identified. I have lots of these episodes bookmarked so many more to come! This library can be found in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog, and also in the Raymond Burr Catalog, which is also located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog, plus the Feature Films Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      4/9/16 - Today I started restoring my The Streets of San Francisco library with all twenty-six episodes of Season 1 to start. The Streets of San Francisco was a 1970s television crime drama filmed on location in San Francisco, California. It starred Karl Malden and Michael Douglas as two detectives in San Francisco. The series started with a pilot movie of the same title (based on the detective novel Poor, Poor Ophelia by Carolyn Weston) a week before the series debuted. The Pilot is part of this library. The library is located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog . I have almost the entire series bookmarked but plan to hold off on posting any more of them because these are YouTube videos, which tend to vanish suddenly. I want to see if they last a while before continuing the restoration.

      This evening it occurred too me that I should put up a Paul Henning Catalog since I have all three of his signature television productions and plan to expand those libraries. Paul William Henning (September 16, 1911 – March 25, 2005) was an American producer and writer. He first created the CBS series The Beverly Hillbillies, a sitcom based on his past experiences while camping in the Ozarks near Branson, Missouri. The Beverly Hillbillies was one of the highest-rated series of all time, even becoming a feature film about three decades later. After the major success of that show, CBS gave Henning another half-hour timeslot on their schedule. In 1963, Petticoat Junction debuted on CBS and was a great success as well. This series had a starring role for Henning's daughter (who shared a September 16 birthday with her father), Linda Kaye Henning, who was simply billed as "Linda Kaye". In 1965 this was followed by Green Acres (1965–1971), with Henning serving as casting director and executive producer. The new Paul Henning Catalog is located in the Catalog of Stars.

      4/8/16 - Today I added twenty-two episodes to the Petticoat Junction library, which more than quadruples the size of the library, from 7 to 29 episodes. Petticoat Junction was an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS. The series takes place at the Shady Rest Hotel, which is run by Kate Bradley, her Uncle Joe Carson, and her three daughters Billie Jo, Bobbie Jo, and Betty Jo Bradley. The series is one of three interrelated shows about rural characters created by Paul Henning. Petticoat Junction was created upon the success of Henning's previous rural/urban-themed sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971). The success of Petticoat Junction led to a spin-off, Green Acres (1965–1971). This library is located in the Family Comedies and Dramas, Funny Guys and the Whacky Dames Catalogs. The added episodes are:

      Hide The Railroad
      The President
      The Courtship
      Little Train Robbery
      Bedloe Strikes Again
      Uncle Joe's Replacement
      Honeymoon Hotel
      My Daughter The Doctor
      Hooterville vs Hollywood
      A Big Star
      The Art Game
      The Talent Contest
      The Ladybugs
      Hooterville Flivverball
      Kate The Stockholder
      Kate And The Dowager
      Charley Abandons the Train
      What Happened to Betty Jo?
      The Master Plan
      Sneaky Ways of a Woman
      A Momentous Occasion

      4/7/16 - Today I added the last twenty-three episodes to Season 2 of the The Rebel library, thus completing the series with all 76 episodes intact. The Rebel is a American western television series starring Nick Adams that aired on the ABC network from 1959 to 1961. The series portrays the adventures of young Confederate Army veteran Johnny Yuma, an aspiring writer, played by Nick Adams. Haunted by his memories of the American Civil War, Yuma, in search of inner peace, roams the American West, specifically the Texas Hill Country and the South Texas Plains. He keeps a journal of his adventures and fights injustice where he finds it with a revolver and a sawed-off double-barreled shotgun. This library is located in the Western Shows Catalog.

      4/6/16 - Today I added the first twenty-seven episodes of Season 5 to the Andy Griffith Show Library. The Andy Griffith Show was an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. The show, a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show, stars Andy Griffith, who portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), and a precocious young son, Opie (Ron Howard). Local ne'er-do-wells, bumbling pals, and temperamental girlfriends further complicate his life. The series never placed lower than seventh in the Nielsen ratings and ended its final season at number one. I have all of the remaining episodes bookmarked, so when the library is done it will include the complete series. This library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog and the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalog.

      4/5/16 - Today I added the first eleven episodes of Season 4 to the McHale's Navy Library. McHale's Navy (1962-1966) was a wacky military service comedy series set in the Pacific theatre of World War II (for this last season the setting changed to the European theater in Italy) and focused on the loony misfit crew of PT-73, wily boys with crazy antics, led by Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale, played by Ernest Borgnine. This library is located in the Funny Guys and the Action and Adventure Catalogs. There are only 19 Season 4 episodes left to complete the series. Coming soon!

      4/4/16 - Today I added ten episodes to the Sky King library, which almost triples the size of the library from 6 to 16 episodes. Sky King was an American radio and TV series. Its lead character was Arizona rancher and aircraft pilot Schuyler "Sky" King. The series may have been based on a true-life personality of the 1930s, Jack Cones, the "Flying Constable" of Twentynine Palms in San Bernardino County, California, although this notion is unverified. The series had strong western elements. King usually captured criminals and spies and found lost hikers--though he did so with the use of his airplane, the Songbird. The airplanes flown by King changed during the course of the TV series, but were still known as the Songbird. The later 1955 version aircraft's make and model type number was clearly depicted as a "Cessna 310B" and was prominently displayed during the closing titles. King and his niece Penny (and sometimes Clipper, his nephew) lived on the Flying Crown Ranch, near the fictitious town of Grover, Arizona. Penny and Clipper were also pilots, although they were inexperienced and looked to their uncle for guidance. Penny was an accomplished air racer, rated as a multiengine pilot, whom Sky trusted to fly the Songbird. This library is located on the Action and Adventure Catalog. The added episodes are:

      Carrier Pigeon
      Designing Woman
      Destruction from the Sky
      Fish Out of Water
      Rodeo Round-Up
      Dust of Destruction
      Double Trouble
      Note for a Dam
      Feathered Serpent
      Ring of Fire

      4/2/16 - I had fallen a bit behind this week because I took a delivery of firewood on Thursday and have spent the last couple of days stacking it to season. Anyway, tonight I added Trapped, The Martyr, The Bitter Choice, Into the Night and Outpost at Home to the General Electric Theater library. General Electric Theater was an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations. The television version of the program was broadcast from February 1, 1953, until May 27, 1962. Each of the estimated 209 television episodes was an adaptation of a novel, short story, play, film, or magazine fiction. An exception was the 1954 episode "Music for Christmas", which featured choral director Fred Waring and his group The Pennsylvanians performing Christmas music. On September 26, 1954, Ronald Reagan debuted as the only host of the program. GE added a host to provide continuity in the anthology format. This library is located in the Television Drama Catalog.

      3/29/16 - I'm a little short on time today because I have a doctor's appointment, so I created a new Johnny Ringo Library with only ten episodes to start. Johnny Ringo (1959-1960) was an American Western television series starring Don Durant that aired on CBS. It is loosely based on the life of the notorious gunfighter and outlaw Johnny Ringo, also known as John Peters Ringo or John B. Ringgold, who tangled with Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and Buckskin Franklin Leslie. This fictional account imagines that Ringo put aside his gunfighting ways to become the 27-year-old sheriff of fictitious Velardi in the Arizona Territory. Ringo has two deputies: William Charles, Jr., or Cully, played by Mark Goddard and Case Thomas, portrayed by Terence De Marney, who is also a storekeeper and formerly the town drunk. Case's daughter, Laura Thomas, played by Karen Sharpe, is Ringo's girlfriend in the series. Michael Hinn appeared in nine episodes as George Haig. The new library is located in the Western Shows Catalog. Update 11:15 PM: My medical procedure went fine and didn't take as long as I expected, so I found myself with some extra time tonight and decided to finish the library with all twenty-nine episodes that are currently available of the series.

      3/28/16 - Today I started restoring my Judd for the Defense Library with twenty-three epsiodes to atart. Judd, for the Defense was an American legal drama originally broadcast on the ABC network on Friday nights. The show stars Carl Betz, who had previously spent eight years in the role of Dr. Alex Stone, husband of Donna Reed in ABC's The Donna Reed Show. In his new role, reportedly based on high-profile lawyers such as F. Lee Bailey and Percy Foreman, Betz played Clinton Judd, a flamboyant attorney based in Houston, who often took on controversial cases across the country. This library is located in the Television Drama and the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalogs.

      3/27/16 - Today I created a new Breaking Point library with sixteen of the thirty episodes that make up the complete series. I had never heard of this show and have not been able to find any more of the episodes so far. Breaking Point (1963–1964) was an American medical drama that aired on ABC. The series, which was a spinoff of Ben Casey (which, coincidently, it follows alphabetically in the Catalog listings), starred Paul Richards and Eduard Franz. The series was created by Meta Rosenberg. Richards starred as Dr. McKinley Thompson, the chief resident in psychiatry at York Hospital, a fictitious hospital in Los Angeles. Eduard Franz co-starred as Dr. Edward Raymer, the hospital's psychiatric clinic director. McKinley was called Dr. Mac by everyone on the staff, and the stories focused on the people who came to the psychiatric clinic for their help. The new library is located in the Television Drama Catalog

      3/26/16 - Today I added nine episodes to the Schlitz Playhouse library. Schlitz Playhouse of Stars was an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The title was shortened to Schlitz Playhouse, beginning with the fall 1957 season. Initially, the show was broadcast live, but starting in the summer of 1953, some episodes were filmed in advance. Beginning with the 1956-1957 season, all of the shows were filmed. This library is located in the Television Drama Catalog. I still have 27 more of these episodes bookmarked, so many more to come. The added episodes are:

      Two Lives Have I
      Fresh Start
      The Closed Door
      No Compromise
      Baker of Barnbury
      Go Away a Winner
      The Jungle Trap
      Night Ride to Butte
      Something Wonderful

      3/25/16 - This morning I read of the passing of comedian, Garry Shandling, at age 66 of an apparent heart attack. So I have established a Garry Shandling library with sixteen videos from various stand-up and interview appearances. Unfortunately, I was unable to find anything substantal from either of his starring vehicles. Garry Emmanuel Shandling (November 29, 1949 – March 24, 2016) was an American comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. He was best known for his work in It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show. Shandling began his career writing for sitcoms such as Sanford and Son and Welcome Back, Kotter. He made a successful stand-up performance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and became a frequent guest-host on the show. Shandling was for a time considered the leading contender to replace Carson (other hopefuls were Joan Rivers, David Letterman and David Brenner). In 1986 he created It's Garry Shandling's Show, for the pay cable channel Showtime. It was nominated for four Emmy Awards (including one for Shandling) and lasted until 1990. His second show, The Larry Sanders Show, which began airing on HBO in 1992, was even more successful. Shandling was nominated for 18 Emmy Awards for the show and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1998, along with Peter Tolan, for writing the series finale. In film, Shandling had a recurring role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Iron Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as well as a voice in DreamWorks Animation's Over the Hedge. During his three-decade career, Shandling was nominated for 19 Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, along with many other awards and nominations. He served as host of the Grammy Awards four times and as host of the Emmy Awards three times. The tribute library can be found in the Funny Guys Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      Tonight I restored some of my Adventures in Paradise library, including twenty episodes from Season 1 and 2. This is only a small portion of the original library, but it's a start. Adventures in Paradise was an American television series created by James Michener which ran on ABC from 1959 until 1962, starring Gardner McKay as Adam Troy, the captain of the schooner Tiki III, which sailed the South Pacific looking for passengers and adventure. USA Network aired reruns of this series between 1984 and 1988. The plots deal with the romantic and detective adventures of Korean War veteran Troy. The supporting cast, varying from season to season, features George Tobias, Guy Stockwell, and Linda Lawson. This library is located on the Action and Adventure Catalog.

      3/23/16 - Today I added all of the available Season 2 episodes (fifteen) to the Tales of Wells Fargo library. This completes the library until I find more of the missing episodes. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962) was an American Western television series starring Dale Robertson that ran on NBC. Produced by Revue Productions, the series aired in a half-hour format until its final season when it expanded to an hour. Set in the 1870s and 1880s, Robertson portrayed special agent Jim Hardie, noted at the time as "the left-handed gun", a company troubleshooter in the American West. This library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Western Shows Catalogs. Please Note: Several of these are segmented into 2 parts. To watch the 2nd segment, click on the "Part 2" link under the player window.

      3/22/16 - Today I made a truly amazing discovery when I found most of the Season 1 through Season 5 episodes of Stargate SG-1 series! I have posted Season 1 so far. This is one of my favorite shows, in fact I am currently watching it on Hulu for the second time! I originally binge-watched it on NetFlix - sometimes watching 4 or 5 episodes in a sitting, about 4 years ago. I recently found it on Hulu and started watching it again, one at a time. Unfortunately the Hulu version isn't available to post because it can only be watched with a Hulu subscription. I found these while searching for the original Stargate movie on Daily Motion, a Southeast-Asian based video streaming service that doesn't monitor copyrights nearly as studiously as YouTube, for instance. I would still recommend watching these soon, just in case they vanish like the wind... Stargate SG-1 was an adventure and military science fiction television series produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The show, created by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, is based on the 1994 science fiction film Stargate by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich. SG-1 is an elite United States Air Force special operations team, one of about 20 teams from Earth who explore the galaxy and defend against alien threats. The new library is located in the SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Catalog. I also founnd episodes of the two other Stargate franchise programs (Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe) and will start posting them soon. By the way, several of these episodes are segmented into 2 or 3 parts. Daily Motion doesn't allow users to create playlists from other user's videos, so I have provided a link to the next part of a segmented video at the bottom left of the player window.

      3/21/16 - Tonight I added eighteen episodes to the Perry Mason Library, thus completing Season 1 of the series. In 1956, Raymond Burr auditioned for the role of District Attorney Hamilton Burger in Perry Mason, a new courtroom drama based on the highly successful novels written and created by Erle Stanley Gardner that was to air on CBS. The producers of the show allowed Burr to try for the title role and when Gardner, who was present at the audition, saw him he declared, "He is Perry Mason." Burr eventually won the role with which he was most closely identified. I have lots of these episodes bookmarked so many more to come! This library can be found in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog, and also in the Raymond Burr Catalog, which is also located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog, plus the Feature Films Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      3/20/16 - Today I started expanding the Schlitz Playhouse library, by adding ten more episodes. This triples the size of the library. Schlitz Playhouse of Stars was an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The title was shortened to Schlitz Playhouse, beginning with the fall 1957 season. Initially, the show was broadcast live, but starting in the summer of 1953, some episodes were filmed in advance. Beginning with the 1956-1957 season, all of the shows were filmed. This library is located in the Television Drama Catalog. I still have 34 more of these episodes bookmarked, so manymore to come. The added episodes are:

      Appointment with the Past
      Dress in the Window
      The Marriage of Lit-Lit
      Nineteen Rue Marie
      The Governess
      Medicine Woman
      The Ledge
      Storm Warnings
      Knave of Hearts
      Blue-Eyed Felon

      3/19/16 - Today I created a new Occasional Wife Library with twelve episodes so far. In Occasional Wife (1966–1967), the lead character was Peter Christopher (Michael Callan), a bachelor who enjoyed the single life, but was blocked from professional advancement by not having a wife. Peter's boss, baby-food manufacturer Max Brahms (Jack Collins), was, because of his product, a strong believer in marriage and family. Christopher asked a young hat check girl, Greta Patterson (Patricia Harty), to pose as his wife at company functions. In return, Peter set up Greta in an apartment two floors above his own in a Manhattan building. This library is located in the Funny Guys and the Whacky Dames Catalogs.

      3/18/16 - Today I added Matt's Movie Career and Mean Grandfather to the December Bride Library, which doesn't sound like a big deal until you consider how hard it is to find ANY episodes of this series. The last time I added anything too this library was back in July! December Bride (1954-1959) was an American sitcom that aired on the CBS television network, adapted from the original CBS radio network series. December Bride centered around the adventures of Lily Ruskin, a spry widow played by Spring Byington, who was not, in fact, a "December" (rather old) bride but very much desired to become one if the right man would come along. The new library is located in the Whacky Dames Catalog and the Family Drama and Comedies Catalog. I also added The Closed Door and The Brigadier's Medals to the Schlitz Playhouse library, another library that has been slow to build. Schlitz Playhouse of Stars was an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The title was shortened to Schlitz Playhouse, beginning with the fall 1957 season. Initially, the show was broadcast live, but starting in the summer of 1953, some episodes were filmed in advance. Beginning with the 1956-1957 season, all of the shows were filmed. This library is located in the Television Drama Catalog.

      3/16/16 - Tonight I added fifteen episodes to the Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet library. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet was an American sitcom, airing on ABC from October 3, 1952, through March 26, 1966, starring the real-life Nelson family. After a long run on radio, the show was brought to television, where it continued its success, initially running simultaneously on radio and television. The series stars Ozzie Nelson and his wife, singer Harriet Nelson (née Snyder, professionally Hilliard), and their young sons, David and Eric "Ricky" Nelson. Don DeFore had a recurring role as the Nelsons' friendly neighbor "Thorny". This library is located in the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalog. The added episodes are:

      After Thanksgiving
      Insurance Policy
      Sandwiches
      Kappa Sigma Party
      Hairstyle for Harriet
      Road Race
      Who's Betty?
      Helpful Neighbor
      Rick's Dinner Guests
      Costume Dance
      Rancher's Daughter
      Girl Who Loses Things
      Safe Husbands
      Little House Guest
      Fraternity Room

      3/15/16 - Today I added twenty episodes to The Rebel library. The Rebel is a 76-episode American western television series starring Nick Adams that aired on the ABC network from 1959 to 1961. The series portrays the adventures of young Confederate Army veteran Johnny Yuma, an aspiring writer, played by Nick Adams. Haunted by his memories of the American Civil War, Yuma, in search of inner peace, roams the American West, specifically the Texas Hill Country and the South Texas Plains. He keeps a journal of his adventures and fights injustice where he finds it with a revolver and a sawed-off double-barreled shotgun. I have 22 episodes left in my bookmarks to complete the series. This library is located in the Western Shows Catalog. The added episodes are scattered throughout the 1st and 2nd Seasons and include:

      Appomattox
      The Bequest
      The Champ
      The Waiting
      See the Elephant
      Deathwatch
      Run, Killer, Run
      The Hunted
      See the Elephant
      Deathwatch
      Run, Killer, Run
      The Hunted
      Don Gringo
      Explosion
      Vindication
      Scalp Hunter
      Berserk
      Hope Chest
      The Liberators
      The Guard

      3/14/16 - Today I went back through the Andy Griffith Show Library and started filling in the missing episodes from Seasons 2 through 4 (eighteen episodes). Ths completes the first 4 Seasons. I have all of the remaining episodes bookmarked, so when the library is done it will include the complete series. The Andy Griffith Show was an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. The show, a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show, stars Andy Griffith, who portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), and a precocious young son, Opie (Ron Howard). Local ne'er-do-wells, bumbling pals, and temperamental girlfriends further complicate his life. The series never placed lower than seventh in the Nielsen ratings and ended its final season at number one. This library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog and the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalog. Four more seasons to go. The added episodes are:

      Crime-Free Mayberry
      Cousin Virgil
      Deputy Otis
      Bachelors
      Opie the Birdman
      Haunted House
      Bass Joins the Army
      The Sermon
      The House Guest
      A Date for Gomer
      His Merry Men
      Prisoner of Love
      Bargain Day
      Malcolm Merriweather
      Divorce, Mountain Style
      A Deal Is a Deal

      3/12/16 - Tonight I created a new National Velvet library with sixteen episodes to start. National Velvet was an American drama series that originally aired from 1960 to 1962 on NBC. Based on the novel and film of the same name, the series ran for a total of fifty-eight episodes. Lori Martin starred as Velvet Brown, a girl who lives on a dairy farm with her parents, Martha (Ann Doran) and Herbert Brown (Arthur Space), an ex-jockey Mi Taylor, played by Scottish actor James McCallion (1918-1991), her brother, Donald (Joey Scott), and sister, Edwina (Carole Wells). Velvet owned a thoroughbred stallion named King which she hoped would one day run in the Grand National Steeplechase. This library is located in the Television Drama and the Family Comedies and Drama Catalogs.

      3/11/16 - Today I created a new Tales of Wells Fargo library with eleven episodes from Season 1. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962) was an American Western television series starring Dale Robertson that ran on NBC. Produced by Revue Productions, the series aired in a half-hour format until its final season when it expanded to an hour. Set in the 1870s and 1880s, Robertson portrayed special agent Jim Hardie, noted at the time as "the left-handed gun", a company troubleshooter in the American West. This library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Western Shows Catalogs.

      3/10/16 - Back in the Television Drama Catalog today. I have just added The Boy Who Walked to America, Major of St. Lo, The People and General Glancy, Dowry for Ilona and The Frightened Witness to the Dupont Theater library, which doubles the size of that library. Dupont Theater (aka Cavalcade of America) was an anthology drama series that was sponsored by the DuPont Company, although it occasionally presented a musical, such as an adaptation of Show Boat, and condensed biographies of popular composers. It was initially broadcast on radio from 1935 to 1953, and later on television from 1952 to 1957. Originally on CBS, the series pioneered the use of anthology drama for company audio advertising. While I was in the TV Drama Catalog, I also added Hand To Hand, True Confessions and Blue Landscape to The Star and the Story library. The Star and the Story is a United States television anthology series which aired 1955–1956 in first-run syndication. Henry Fonda was the host. With a new cast each week, the series featured a wide range of actors, often well-known character actors such as Edmond O'Brien and occasionally emerging stars such as Joanne Woodward (who appear in the episode Dark Stranger together). Notable directors included Blake Edwards and Robert Stevenson (director).

      3/7/16 - Today I added the final twenty-one episodes to The Lone Wolf library thus completing the series. Michael Lanyard (Louis Hayward), better known as the Lone Wolf, is a rapscallion gentleman who travels the world to fight the proponents of crime. This one-season syndicated series was released during the 1954-1955 season and produced 39 episodes. I have the entire series bookmarked, so we are a little short of half-way there. The new library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalogs.

      3/6/16 - Today I added the last three seasons (twenty-four episodes) to the Steptoe and Son Library. The entire series is now on the site. Steptoe and Son was a classic 1960s British comedy series about a middle aged man and his elderly father who run an unsuccessful 'rag and bone' business (collecting and selling junk). Harold (the son) wants to better himself but his father always seems to ruin things, sometimes accidentally and other times deliberately. The two live in poverty and the father has some disgusting habits which continue to embarrass the son. The series was later adapted in the US as Sanford & Son, starring Redd Fox and Demond Wilson. The new libary is located in both the Funny Guys and the Family Comedies and Drama Catalogs.

      3/5/16 - Today I was able to restore my Sherlock Holmes - BBC TV Series' libraries with all forty episodes from the combined 4 iterations of the TV series from 1984 until 1994, plus two Masterpiece Theater productions from 1988 - all of which starred Jeremy Brett as the master sleuth. Sherlock Holmes is the name given to the TV series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations produced by British television company ITV Granada between 1984 and 1994, with the first two series bearing the title The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes on screen and being followed by subsequent sub-series bearing the titles of the other short story collections by Arthur Conan Doyle. The series was broadcast on the ITV network in the UK and starred Jeremy Brett as the famous detective. His portrayal remains very popular and is accepted by some as the definitive on-screen version of Sherlock Holmes. This library is located in the Sherlock Holmes Catalog , located in the Mystery & Crime Drama, the Feature Films Catalog and the Catalog of Stars. I also I added the last eighteen episode of Season 2 to the Father Knows Best library. The popular radio show came to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, played by Robert Young, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy. Whenever the kids need advice on anything at all, they can always turn to their father, because father knows best. This library is located in the Family Comedies and Dramas catalog. The entire series is available on Hulu, so many more to come.

      3/4/16 - Today I added the rest of Season 1 (twenty-six episodes) to the The Rebel library. The Rebel is a 76-episode American western television series starring Nick Adams that aired on the ABC network from 1959 to 1961. The series portrays the adventures of young Confederate Army veteran Johnny Yuma, an aspiring writer, played by Nick Adams. Haunted by his memories of the American Civil War, Yuma, in search of inner peace, roams the American West, specifically the Texas Hill Country and the South Texas Plains. He keeps a journal of his adventures and fights injustice where he finds it with a revolver and a sawed-off double-barreled shotgun. This library is located in the Western Shows Catalog.

      3/3/16 - Today I added Season 3 (twenty-four episodes) to the Bob Newhart Show Library. This completes the library with all of the episodes that are available on Hulu. The Bob Newhart Show was an American situation comedy produced by MTM Enterprises, which aired 142 half-hour episodes on CBS from September 16, 1972, to April 1, 1978. Comedian Bob Newhart portrayed a psychologist having to deal with his patients and fellow office workers. The show was filmed before a live audience. The show centers on Robert Hartley, Ph.D. (Newhart), a Chicago psychologist. It divides most of its action between the character's work and his home life, with Hartley's supportive (though occasionally sarcastic) wife Emily (Suzanne Pleshette), and their friendly but inept neighbor, airline navigator Howard Borden (Bill Daily). At the medical office where Hartley has his psychology practice are Jerry Robinson, D.D.S. (Peter Bonerz), an orthodontist who also has a practice on the floor, and their joke-loving receptionist, Carol Kester (Marcia Wallace), as well as a number of other doctors who appear occasionally. The libary is located in both the Funny Guys and the Family Comedies and Drama Catalogs.

      3/2/16 - Back in the TV Drama Catalog again. Today I added seven episodes to the Four Star Playhouse library. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956) featured individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama. The original premise was that Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino, David Niven, and Dick Powell would take turns starring in episodes. However, several other performers took the lead from time to time, including Ronald Colman and Joan Fontaine. In 1954, Billboard voted it the second best filmed network television drama series. This library is located in (where else), the Television Drama Catalog. The added episodes are: Welcome Home, Man on the Train, Love at Sea, The Bad Streak, Madeira, Madeira, Man in the Cellar and The Returning. By the way - I now have 111 episodes of the 129 that make up the complete series - I just need to find 18 more!

      3/1/16 - Today I added four episodes to the The Star and the Story Library. The Star and the Story is a United States television anthology series which aired 1955–1956 in first-run syndication. Henry Fonda was the host. With a new cast each week, the series featured a wide range of actors, often well-known character actors such as Edmond O'Brien and occasionally emerging stars such as Joanne Woodward (who appear in the episode Dark Stranger together). Notable directors included Blake Edwards and Robert Stevenson (director). The added episodes are Her Crowning Glory, Arab Duel, The Lady's Game and The Whizzer. This library can be found in the Television Drama Catalog.

      2/28/16 - Tonight (while watching the Oscars) I started restoring my Phil Silvers Show Library with eighteen episodes so far. I had a pretty extensive collection of these shows at one time - almost the entire series, but they were taken down off YouTube. In fact as I remember it, this was one of the first libraries I lost way back when. I found a cache of 33 episodes on the Internet Archive, so I have hopes that these will survive. The Phil Silvers Show, originally titled You'll Never Get Rich, was a sitcom which ran on CBS from 1955 to 1959 for 142 episodes, plus a 1959 special. The series starred Phil Silvers as Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko of the United States Army. The series was created and largely written by Nat Hiken, and won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Comedy Series. The show is sometimes titled Sergeant Bilko or simply Bilko in reruns, and is very often referred to by these names, both on-screen and by viewers. The show's success transformed Silvers from a journeyman comedian into a star, and writer-producer Hiken from a highly regarded behind-the-scenes comedy writer into a publicly recognized creator. I should mention that unfortunately some of these epidoes have had their opening credits edited out rather sloppily. In some cases they have managed to lop off the the first few seconds of the episode. It doesn't really ruin the experience, but it is kind of annoying. library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog. More to come.

      2/26/16 - Today I added all of the available episodes of Season 4 (21 episode) to the Andy Griffith Show Library. The last episode of this Season is the spin-off Pilot for the Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. series. The Andy Griffith Show was an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. The show, a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show, stars Andy Griffith, who portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), and a precocious young son, Opie (Ron Howard). Local ne'er-do-wells, bumbling pals, and temperamental girlfriends further complicate his life. The series never placed lower than seventh in the Nielsen ratings and ended its final season at number one. I have recently found a large number of episodes from this series on DailyMotion, so many more to come. This library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog and the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalog. Four more seasons to go.

      2/24/16 - Today I added seven episodes to The Rebel library, which more than doubles the size of the library. The Rebel is a 76-episode American western television series starring Nick Adams that aired on the ABC network from 1959 to 1961. The series portrays the adventures of young Confederate Army veteran Johnny Yuma, an aspiring writer, played by Nick Adams. Haunted by his memories of the American Civil War, Yuma, in search of inner peace, roams the American West, specifically the Texas Hill Country and the South Texas Plains. He keeps a journal of his adventures and fights injustice where he finds it with a revolver and a sawed-off double-barreled shotgun. The added episodes are Judgement, Yellow Hair, Vicious Circle, School Days, Captive of Tremblor, The Legacy and Jerkwater. This library is located in the Western Shows Catalog.

      2/23/16 - This morning I created a new The Lone Wolf library with eighteen of the thirty-nine episodes that make up the complete series. Michael Lanyard (Louis Hayward), better known as the Lone Wolf, is a rapscallion gentleman who travels the world to fight the proponents of crime. This one-season syndicated series was released during the 1954-1955 season and produced 39 episodes. I have the entire series bookmarked, so we are a little short of half-way there. The new library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalogs.

      2/22/16 - This afternoon I added four episodes to the Adventures of Jim Bowie library. We now have the first sixteen episodes of the 76 episode series. Hope to find more. The Adventures of Jim Bowie is an American Western television series that aired on ABC from 1956 to 1958. The series starred Scott Forbes as the real-life adventurer, Jim Bowie. The series initially portrayed Bowie as an outdoors-man, riding his horse through the wilderness near his home in Opelousas where he would stumble across someone needing his assistance. He was aided by his ever-present weapon the Bowie Knife, something he designed in the first episode - The Birth of the Blade. Although Bowie used the blade quite a bit in early episodes, its prominence was downplayed as the show went on. Gradually the series shifted from the country to the city, having Bowie instead spend the majority of his time in New Orleans (beginning in Episode 15). He was frequently shown looking to invest his money in real estate, or coming to the aid of someone who had been swindled. Story lines focused on the exploits of Bowie before he moved to Texas (then part of Mexico), and his death at the Alamo in 1836. During the series' two season run, Bowie encountered many historical figures of the era, such as President Andrew Jackson, Jefferson Davis, John James Audubon, Sam Houston, and Davy Crockett. The library is available in the Western Shows and the Historical Drama Catalogs.

      2/21/16 - Tonight I performed some housekeeping chores. I have been going through some of my older libraries looking for repairs that need to be made and discovered that my 26 Men library needed to be put into proper order and have Season, Episode and Plot Summary information added to the player pages. 26 Men was a syndicated American western television series about the Arizona Rangers, an elite group commissioned in 1901 by the legislature of the Arizona Territory and limited, for financial reasons, to twenty-six active members. The program starred Tristram Coffin as the real life Captain Thomas H. Rynning and Kelo Henderson, a Golden Boot Award winner, as Ranger Clint Travis. The series was based on true incidents with episodes centered around the Arizona Rangers' attempts to maintain order. This library contains eleven of the 78 episodes of the complete series and can be found in the Western Shows Catalog.

      2/19/16 - Late last night I added three episodes to the Ozzie and Harriet library, and then went through the library systematically and added Plot Summaries and in a few cases, Season and Episode information. This is the first large series library I put together back when I first built the site - there are 154 episodes so far. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet was an American sitcom, airing on ABC from October 3, 1952 through March 26, 1966, starring the real life Nelson family. The series starred Ozzie Nelson and his wife, singer Harriet Nelson (née Hilliard), and their young sons, David and Eric "Ricky" Nelson. I grew up watching this, and watching the Nelson boys grow up. When Ricky became a singing star, it was one of the things that inspired my own pursuit of a musical career. The added episodes are all on the last page of the library: Wife in the Office, Rick's Raise and Trip Trap. The library is located in the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalog.

      After working on the Ozzie and Harriet library, it occurred too me that there was one other old library with a lot of episodes in it that I really should take a look at. The second large library I built was The Adventures of Robin Hood library, which I actually started working on while I was still building the Ozzie and Harriet library - way back in 2010. So I went over and started going through it and discovered that at some point in the last few years, Hulu decided to take down Season 3 of the series with no notification. As I have done on several occasions in recent months, I went over to Daily Motion and conducted a search. Not only did I find most of the Season 3 episodes, but I also found nine epiodes from Season 4 that weren't in the original library. So I have restored most of the 3rd Season plus the 9 new episodes of Season 4, which are the first 9 in the Season 4 library.

      2/18/16 - Today I added fourteen episodes to the Lost in Space library, which completes Season 1. Lost in Space was an American science fiction television series, following the adventures of a family of pioneering space colonists whose ship goes off course. It was created and produced by Irwin Allen, filmed by 20th Century Fox Television, and broadcast on CBS. The show ran for three seasons, with 83 episodes airing between 1965 to 1968. The first television season was filmed in black and white, with the second and third seasons filmed in color. The entire series is available on Hulu, so many more to come. This library is found in the SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Catalog.

      2/17/16 - Today I added Season 4 (thirty-nine episodes) to the The Donna Reed Show library. The Donna Reed Show was an American situation comedy starring Donna Reed as the middle-class housewife Donna Stone. Carl Betz co-stars as her pediatrician husband Dr. Alex Stone, and Shelley Fabares and Paul Petersen as their teenage children, Mary and Jeff. The show originally aired on ABC from September 24, 1958 to March 19, 1966. The library is located in the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalog.

      2/16/16 - Today I restored my Perry Mason Library with twenty episodes from the Season 1. This increases the size of the former library by a factor of 10! In 1956, Raymond Burr auditioned for the role of District Attorney Hamilton Burger in Perry Mason, a new courtroom drama based on the highly successful novels written and created by Erle Stanley Gardner that was to air on CBS. The producers of the show allowed Burr to try for the title role and when Gardner, who was present at the audition, saw him he declared, "He is Perry Mason." Burr eventually won the role with which he was most closely identified. I have anpther 49 of these episodes bookmarked so many more to come! The restored library can be found in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog, and also in the Raymond Burr Catalog, which is also located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog, plus the Feature Films Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      2/15/19 - Today I added fourteen episodes to Season 3 of the Andy Griffith Show Library. The Andy Griffith Show was an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. The show, a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show, stars Andy Griffith, who portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), and a precocious young son, Opie (Ron Howard). Local ne'er-do-wells, bumbling pals, and temperamental girlfriends further complicate his life. The series never placed lower than seventh in the Nielsen ratings and ended its final season at number one. I have recently found a large number of episodes from this series on DailyMotion, so many more to come. This library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog. Five more seasons to go. The added videos are:

      Mr. McBeevee
      Andys Rich Girlfriend
      Andy and the New Mayor
      The Cow Thief
      Barney Mends a Broken Heart
      Lawman Barney
      The Mayberry Band
      Floyd, the Gay Deceiver
      Opies Rival
      Convicts At Large
      The Bed Jacket
      The Bank Job
      One Punch Opie
      Barney and the Govenor

      2/12/16 - Today I created a new Dorothy library with all four episodes of the original series. Dorothy Loudon (September 17, 1925 – November 15, 2003) was an American actress and singer. She won the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical in 1977 for her performance as Miss Hannigan in Annie. Loudon was also nominated for Tony Awards for her lead performances in the musicals The Fig Leaves Are Falling and Ballroom, as well as a Golden Globe award for her appearances on The Garry Moore Show. In 1979, Loudon starred in the television series Dorothy, in which she portrayed a former showgirl teaching music and drama at a boarding school for girls. It lasted only one season (four episodes). This library is located in the Whacky Dames Catalog and the Family Comedies and Drama Catalog. On a side note - I have been quietly restoring my Gunsmoke library over the past few days. A ittle over a year ago I found 2 YouTube playlists that contains all of the Season 1 - Season 10 episodes. I decided at the time to let them sit for at least a year, which they have, and they are still there, so I decided to start rebuilding the library a little at a time. I have restored all of the episodes from the first two seasons so far and that is all I intend to do for a while. Those of you who have followed the ongoing drama of this particular library know that it has vanished on 4 occasions over the past few years, so I am being as careful as I can. For that reason, there will be no further updates on this subject. If you want to keep tabs on the library it is as easy as visiting the the first library page and looking at the Season Listings. Right now there are 2 seasons shown. As I continue to restore the library, a season at a time, that number will change. This library can be found in the Western Shows Catalog.

      2/10/16 - Today I restored the Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour library with eight episodes so far. The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour was a collection of thirteen black-and-white one-hour specials airing occasionally from 1957 to 1960 (as opposed to a thirty-minute regular series). The first five were shown as specials during the 1957-58 television season. The remaining eight were originally shown as part of Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse. Its original network title was The Ford Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show for the first season, and The Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Presents The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show for the following seasons. The successor to the classic comedy, I Love Lucy, the programs featured the same cast members: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley and Little Ricky. The production schedule avoided the grind of a regular weekly series. This library is located in the Lucille Ball Catalog, which is available via the Whacky Dames Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      2/9/16 - Late last night I restored my Ben Casey Library with nine episodes from the original library, plus one I didn't have before, A Little Fun to Match the Sorrow, which costars and was directed by Jerry Lewis. Ben Casey (1961-1966) was a gritty, realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland. Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe and Jeanne Bates. Vince Edwards appeared on the TV series Breaking Point as Ben Casey. The episode was "Solo for B-Flat Clarinet" and debut 16 September 1963. Both Ben Casey and Breaking Point were produced by Bing Crosby Productions. Members of Breaking Point also had guest roles on Ben Casey. This library is located in the Television Drama Catalog.

      2/8/16 - Today I added The Eye of the Beholder, A Child Is Born, Mender McClure, No Hiding Place and Blaze of Glory to the General Electric Theater library. General Electric Theater was an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations. The television version of the program was broadcast from February 1, 1953, until May 27, 1962. Each of the estimated 209 television episodes was an adaptation of a novel, short story, play, film, or magazine fiction. An exception was the 1954 episode "Music for Christmas", which featured choral director Fred Waring and his group The Pennsylvanians performing Christmas music. On September 26, 1954, Ronald Reagan debuted as the only host of the program. GE added a host to provide continuity in the anthology format. This library is located in the Television Drama Catalog.

      2/7/16 - A few days ago when was posting the Bob and Ray library, a regular correspondent, Keith Walters, mentioned too me that Bob Elliott's son, Chris Elliott, had a TV show called Get a Life. I had never heard of the show, but I do remember Chris Elliott from his regular appearances on the original David Letterman Show on NBC. So I have created the new library with the all of the Season 1 episodes (twenty-two of them). Get a Life is a television sitcom that was broadcast in the United States on the Fox Network from September 23, 1990, to March 8, 1992. The show stars Chris Elliott as a 30-year-old paperboy named Chris Peterson. Peterson lived in an apartment above his parents' garage (Elliott's parents are played by Elinor Donahue and his real-life father, comedian Bob Elliott). The opening credits depict Chris Peterson delivering newspapers on his bike to the show's theme song, "Stand" by R.E.M. The show was unconventional for a prime time sitcom, and many times the storylines of the episodes were surreal. For example, Elliott's character actually dies in twelve episodes. The causes of death included being crushed by a giant boulder, old age, tonsillitis, stab wounds, gunshot wounds, falling from an airplane, strangulation, getting run over by cars, choking on cereal, and simply exploding. I have the entire series bookmarked, so one more season to come. The new library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog.

      2/6/16 - Today I added seventeen more episodes of Season 2 to the Andy Griffith Show Library. The Andy Griffith Show was an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. The show, a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show, stars Andy Griffith, who portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), and a precocious young son, Opie (Ron Howard). Local ne'er-do-wells, bumbling pals, and temperamental girlfriends further complicate his life. The series never placed lower than seventh in the Nielsen ratings and ended its final season at number one. I have recently found a large number of episodes from this series on DailyMotion, so many more to come. This library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog. The added videos are all of the Season 2 episodes found on page 3 of the library.

      2/5/16 - Today I added what appears to be the last ten episodes still in existence of Mister Peepers. This program starred Wally Cox (December 6, 1924 – February 15, 1973), an American comedian and actor, particularly associated with the early years of television in the United States. He appeared in the U.S. television series Mr. Peepers (1952–1955), plus several other popular shows, and as a character actor in over 20 films. Cox was the voice of the popular animated canine superhero Underdog. Although often cast as a meek milquetoast, he was actually quite athletic as well as a military veteran. He married three times and was best friends with Marlon Brando. This library is available in the Funny Guys Catalog and the Wally Cox Catalog. The added episodes are the last 10 listed in the library.

      2/4/16 - I read this morning that Bob Elliott passed away on Tuesday. Elliot was one half of the lengendary comedy duo, Bob and Ray. So I decided to create a Bob and Ray Library with sixteen videos so far. Half of them are clips from the Bob and Ray TV Show that ran from 1951 until 1953. The other half are later TV appearances including several from Latenight with David Letterman. Bob and Ray was an American comedy duo whose career spanned five decades. Composed of comedians Bob Elliott (1923–2016) and Ray Goulding (1922–1990), the duo's format was typically to satirize the medium in which they were performing, such as conducting radio or television interviews, with off-the-wall dialogue presented in a generally deadpan style as though it was a serious broadcast. Elliott and Goulding began as radio announcers (Elliott a disc jockey, and Goulding a news reader) in Boston with their own separate programs on station WHDH-AM, and each would visit with the other while on the air. Their informal banter was so appealing that WHDH would call on them, as a team, to fill in when Red Sox baseball broadcasts were rained out. Elliott and Goulding (not yet known as Bob and Ray) would improvise comedy routines all afternoon, and joke around with studio musicians. Elliott and Goulding's brand of humor caught on, and WHDH gave them their own weekday show in 1946. Matinee with Bob and Ray was originally a 15-minute show, soon expanding to half an hour. (When explaining why Bob was billed first, Goulding claimed that it was because "Matinee with Bob and Ray" sounded better than "Matinob with Ray and Bob".) Their trademark sign-off was "This is Ray Goulding reminding you to write if you get work" - "Bob Elliott reminding you to hang by your thumbs". For my own part, I was always a big fan of Bob and Ray growing up, but their humor was very subtle and understated, so some people (my step-father, for instance) never really "got" their jokes. I will be following up at some point with a Bob and Ray Old Time Radio library. My andy corrospondent, Keith Walters, reminded me today that Bob Elliott's son, Chris, was also a famous comedian and pointed me to episodes of his sitcom "Get a Life" that are available on YouTube, so I will be putting that library together as well. The new library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog.

      2/3/16 - Today I created a new Taxi Library with the seventeen episodes from Season 1 available from Hulu (sorry about the commercials). Taxi was an American sitcom that originally aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC and from 1982 to 1983 on NBC. The series—which won 18 Emmy Awards, including three for Outstanding Comedy Series—focuses on the everyday lives of a handful of New York City taxi drivers and their abusive dispatcher. The show focuses on the employees of the fictional Sunshine Cab Company, and its principal setting is the company's fleet garage in Manhattan. Among the drivers, only Alex Rieger, who is disillusioned with life, considers cab driving his profession. The others view it as a temporary job. Elaine Nardo is a single mother working as a receptionist at an art gallery. Tony Banta is a boxer with a losing record. Bobby Wheeler is a struggling actor. All take pity on "Reverend Jim" Ignatowski, an aging hippie minister, who is burnt out from drugs, so they help him become a cabbie. The characters also included Latka Gravas, their innocent, wide-eyed mechanic from an unnamed foreign country, and Louie De Palma, the despotic dispatcher. There are 75 episodes available on Hulu (114 in the complete series) so many more to come. The new library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog.

      2/2/16 - Today I added Officer and the Lady, Last Voyage, The Book, Tusitala and Trudy to the Four Star Playhouse library. While I was at it I also replaced all of the YouTube video embeds with Internet Archive embeds, which I have been collecting for a while as backup embeds for when the YouTube videos eventually disappear. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956) featured individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama. The original premise was that Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino, David Niven, and Dick Powell would take turns starring in episodes. However, several other performers took the lead from time to time, including Ronald Colman and Joan Fontaine. In 1954, Billboard voted it the second best filmed network television drama series. This library is located in (where else), the Television Drama Catalog.

      2/1/16 - Today I added Season 5 (twenty-six episodes) to the Mister Ed Library. The Mister Ed show concept was derived from a series of short stories by children's author Walter R. Brooks, which began with The Talking Horse in the September 18, 1937, issue of Liberty magazine. Brooks is otherwise best known for the Freddy the Pig series of children's novels, which likewise featured talking animals that interact with humans. The show's concept resembles that of the Francis the Talking Mule movies in which an equine title character talks, but only to one person, thus causing a variety of opportunities and frustrations. Comedian George Burns financed the original pilot for Mr Ed which was shot at his McCadden Studio in Hollywood. Scott McKay played Wilbur. Jack Benny was also involved behind the scenes. Unable to sell the show to a network, the producer decided to sell the show into syndication first. He managed to get single sponsor identification for the program on over 100 stations. The show was recast with Alan Young in the lead. Production began in November 1960. The first 26 episodes were well received enough for the show to be picked up by CBS. I have the entire series bookmarked, so one more seasons to go. This library is located in the Alan Young Catalog via the Funny Guys Catalog

      1/31/16 - Today I went ahead and created a Jerry Lewis Catalog, containing the The Jerry Lewis Show library I created yesterday, eight Jerry Lewis Films and eleven Jerry Lewis Other Appearances. One of the films and most of the Other Appearances videos were already available on the site. The new Catalog is located in the Funny Guys Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      1/30/16 - I got to thinking about Jerry Lewis this evening for some reason, and was prompted to conduct a few searches and was surprised to find twenty-three episodes of The Jerry Lewis Show. The Jerry Lewis Show was the name of several separate but similar American variety, talk and comedy programs starring comedian Jerry Lewis that aired non-consecutively between September 21, 1963 – 1984. The original version of the series aired on ABC from September 21, 1963–December 21, 1963. The second version of the series aired from September 12, 1967–May 27, 1969. The final version of the series aired for a week in 1984. A show entitled Thicke of the Night was syndicated and only ran for one season before being crushed by Carson and cancelled in June 1984. Metromedia, needed a replacement, so they gave Jerry Lewis an on-air tryout in that time slot. During the week of June 18, 1984, Lewis hosted The Jerry Lewis Show. The show failed to reach audiences, and even with guests like Frank Sinatra, it still was not enough to keep viewers watching beyond its one-week trial run, and the series ended after its June 22 episode. I have four of the five shows from tha series. I also have several movies on the site that feature Lewis, and will be gathering them into a Jerry Lewis Movie Library in the near future. The new library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog and the Catalog of Stars. Once I have built the movie library, I will incorporate both libraries into a Jerry Lewis Catalog.

      1/29/16 - Another icon of Rock passed away yesterday at the age of 74. Paul Lorin Kantner (March 17, 1941 – January 28, 2016) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, known for co-founding Jefferson Airplane, a leading psychedelic rock band of the counterculture era, and its more commercial spin-off band Jefferson Starship. He was born in San Francisco, California. In 1970, while still active with Jefferson Airplane, Kantner and several Bay Area musicians recorded a one-off side project under the name "Paul Kantner and the Jefferson Starship." Jefferson Airplane continued to record and perform until 1972. When the band officially broke up, Kantner revived the Jefferson Starship name and continued to record and perform with that band for the next five decades. Kantner had the longest continuous membership with the band; at times he was the only founding member still in the band from the original Jefferson Airplane lineup, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with other band members in 1996. Unfortunately, the heyday of the Airplane was well before the advent of consumer video cameras, so I was only able to find two concerts featuring the original line-up, both shot in 1970. I did find nine concert videos of the Starship version of the band. I had the privilege to see the Airplane perform three times - once at the Winterland venue and twice in concerts at Golden Gate Park, in San Francisco in 1969. The new library os available via the Musical Programs Catalog and in the Catalog of Stars.

      1/26/16 - Today I decided to tie up a couple of loose ends and created a new Arthur Haynes Show Library with eight episodes so far. Arthur Haynes (19 May 1914 – 19 November 1966) was an English comedian and star of The Arthur Haynes Show, a comedy sketch series produced by ATV from 1956 until his death from a heart attack in 1966. Haynes also appeared on radio and in films. I have been sitting on these episodes for quite some time, hoping that I would find more of them. Today I read something that suggested that all of the series original episodes from 1956 until 1959 were lost, and that only a few of the rest remain available. This library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog and the Musical Programs Catalog. Another obscure program that I have had bookmarked for a while is The Jane Froman Show. I have created a new library with four episodes so far. The Jane Froman Show was an American musical variety television series starring singer and actress Jane Froman that aired on CBS from 1952–1955. The series originally aired under the title USA Canteen. This title was used from the show's premiere on October 18, 1952–December 30, 1952. When the series became a bi-weekly series, the title was changed to Jane Froman's U.S.A. Canteen which remained the title until July 2, 1953. From season two on, the show became known as The Jane Froman Show. Jane Froman (November 10, 1907 – April 22, 1980) was an American singer and actress. During her thirty-year career, Froman performed on stage, radio and television despite chronic injuries that she sustained from a 1943 plane crash. Her life story was told in the 1952 film With a Song in My Heart. She was portrayed by Susan Hayward, who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Froman. This library is also located in the Musical Programs Catalog.

      1/23/16 - Today I added the first eleven episodes of Season 2 to the Andy Griffith Show Library. The Andy Griffith Show was an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. The show, a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show, stars Andy Griffith, who portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), and a precocious young son, Opie (Ron Howard). Local ne'er-do-wells, bumbling pals, and temperamental girlfriends further complicate his life. The series never placed lower than seventh in the Nielsen ratings and ended its final season at number one. I have recently found a large number of episodes from this series on DailyMotion, so many more to come. This library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog. I also added two episodes, Confessions of a Nervous Man (1954) and The Remarkable Incident at Carson Corners (1954) (from Hulu) to the Studio One library. Studio One was an American radio–television anthology drama series. Sponsored by Westinghouse Electric Corporation, the television series was seen on CBS (which Westinghouse owned between 1995 and 2000), from 1948 through 1958, under several variant titles: Studio One Summer Theatre, Studio One in Hollywood, Summer Theatre, Westinghouse Studio One and Westinghouse Summer Theatre. It was telecast in black-and-white only. Offering a wide range of dramas, Studio One received Emmy nominations every year from 1950 to 1958. The series staged some notable and memorable teleplays among its 467 episodes. Some created such an impact they were adapted into theatrical films. This library is located in the Television Drama Catalog.

      1/22/16 - Today I added ten more episodes to the Make Room for Daddy library. The Danny Thomas Show (known as Make Room for Daddy during the first three seasons) is an American sitcom which ran from 1953 to 1957 on ABC and from 1957 to 1964 on CBS. A revival series known as Make Room for Granddaddy aired on ABC from 1970 to 1971. Episodes regularly featured music as part of the plot by Danny Thomas, guest stars and occasionally by other cast members. This library is located in the Danny Thomas Catalog which can be accessed via the Funny Guys Catalog and the Catalog of Stars. The added episodes are:

      Family Troubles
      Hollywood Trip
      Terry's Boyfriend
      Margaret Feels Neglected
      Danny's Palladium Offer
      Terry's Party
      Who Can Figure Kids?
      Danny Goes on a USO Tour
      Kathy Crashes TV and
      Danny and Durante

      1/21/16 - Tonight I created a new How to Marry a Millionaire with four episodes of the 1957-1959 television series, which is all I have been able to find after extensive searches. I have also posted the original 1953 feature film by the same name starring Marilyn Monroe. How to Marry a Millionaire, a 1953 American romantic comedy film directed by Jean Negulesco and written and produced by Nunnally Johnson, stars Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, and Lauren Bacall as three gold diggers, along with William Powell, David Wayne, Rory Calhoun, and Cameron Mitchell. Resourceful Schatze Page (Lauren Bacall), spunky Loco Dempsey (Betty Grable), and ditzy Pola Debevoise (Marilyn Monroe) rent a luxurious Sutton Place penthouse in New York City from Freddie Denmark (David Wayne), who is avoiding the IRS by living in Europe. The women plan to use the apartment to attract rich men and marry them. The TV series that aired in syndication and on the NTA Film Network, from October 7, 1957 to August 20, 1959 was based on the 1953 film and starred Lori Nelson, Merry Anders, and Barbara Eden. Lisa Gaye joined the cast in the second season after Lori Nelson left the series. How to Marry a Millionaire was one of the first television sitcoms based on a feature film, and was the first series that Barbara Eden was featured in as a regular cast member. Eden would go on to play one of her more notable roles, "Jeannie" in the NBC sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. This library is located in the Whacky Dames Catalog. I also restored four more episodes to the Bachelor Father library, including Finishing School, The Kleptomaniac, Friendly Witness and Where There's a Will. This library is located in the Family Comedies and Drama Catalog.

      1/20/16 - I also read yesterday about the passing of Glenn Frey, one of the founders of The Eagles and so spent several hours searching for Eagles concert videos with surprising results. I thought I had about dozen videos bookmarked, but as I was sorting them out I realized that they were all duplicates of just four concert videos. So, despite my disappointment, I went ahead and created the new library with the four concert vidoes, ranging from a 1977 concert at the Capitol Center in Washington D.C. to a 2014 appearance in Belgium, plus the documentary/concert film - Hell Freezes Over (1994). I will keep my eyes open in hopes of adding more videos in the future. Glenn Lewis Frey (November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, producer and actor, best known as a founding member of rock band the Eagles. During the 1970s, Frey played guitar with the band, as well as piano and keyboards. Alongside Don Henley, Frey was one of the primary singers of the Eagles; he sang lead vocals on songs such as "Take It Easy", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Tequila Sunrise", "Already Gone", "Lyin' Eyes", "New Kid in Town" and "Heartache Tonight". After the breakup of the Eagles in 1980, Frey embarked on a successful solo career. He released his debut album, No Fun Aloud, in 1982 and went on to record Top 40 hits "The One You Love", "Smuggler's Blues", "Sexy Girl", "The Heat Is On", "You Belong to the City", "True Love", "Soul Searchin'" and "Livin' Right". As a member of the Eagles, Frey won six Grammy Awards, and five American Music Awards. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, the first year they were nominated. Consolidating his solo recordings and those with the Eagles, Frey released 24 Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. For my own part, I was a huge fan of Country-Rock in the mid-to-late 1960s, in fact my favorite rock band of all time was The Buffalo Springfield. I used to follow them around to see them live at various rock clubs in the Los Angeles area. By the time the Eagles showed up, I had turned the corner towards blues and jazz so I didn't pay much attention too them. When they came back together I saw their comeback concert movie and became a fan. My wife and I saw them live once in the 1995 at the Shoreline Ampitheater in Burlingame, CA. The new library os available via the Musical Programs Catalog and in the Catalog of Stars.

      1/19/16 - Today I read of the passing of Noreen Corcoran, who played the teenaged girl, Kelly, on the Bachelor Father TV series. I decided to look for some episodes to add too the library and was able to find Bentley and the P.T.A., The Girl Scouts, The Lady Doctor, A Date, Birthday Gift and Blossom Comes to Visit. This was the first time I have added episodes since I built the library in 2010. Bachelor Father was an American sitcom starring John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran and Sammee Tong. The series first premiered on CBS in September 1957 before moving to NBC for the third season in 1959. The series' fifth and final season aired on ABC for the rest of the show's run. Bachelor Father followed the adventures of Bentley Gregg, a wealthy bachelor attorney living in Beverly Hills who assumed the responsibility of raising his niece, Kelly (Noreen Corcoran), after her parents died in an automobile accident. Other members of the cast included houseboy Peter Tong (Sammee Tong), teenage neighbor and Kelly's on and off boyfriend, Howard Meechum (Jimmy Boyd), Kelly's best friend, Ginger Farrell (Bernadette Withers) and Jasper, the dog. This library is located in the Family Comedies and Drama Catalog.

      1/18/16 - This morning I restored my Death Valley Days Library, which lost most of it's episodes from YouTube some time back, but I failed to notice it until yesterday. I managed to find a recent cache of episodes on the Internet Archive and was able to restore all but two episodes from the original library. Death Valley Days was an American radio and television anthology series featuring true stories of the old American West. Created in 1930 by Ruth Woodman, the program was broadcast on radio until 1945 and continued from 1952 to 1970 as a syndicated television series, with reruns (updated with new narrations) continuing through August 1, 1975. The radio and TV versions combined to make the show one of the longest-running western programs in broadcast history. This library can be found in the Western Shows Catalog.

      1/17/16 - Today I added nineteen more episodes to the Andy Griffith Show Library. The added episodes are Christmas Story and all of the remaining episodes of Season 1 starting with Those Gossipin' Men. Season 1 is now complete. The Andy Griffith Show was an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. The show, a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show, stars Andy Griffith, who portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), and a precocious young son, Opie (Ron Howard). Local ne'er-do-wells, bumbling pals, and temperamental girlfriends further complicate his life. Regarding the time-period of the show, Griffith said in a Today Show interview: "Well, though we never said it, and though it was shot in the 1960s, it had a feeling of the 1930s. It was when we were doing it, of a time gone by." The series never placed lower than seventh in the Nielsen ratings and ended its final season at number one. I have recently found a large number of episodes from this series on the Internet Archive and DailyMotion, so many more to come. This library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog.

      1/16/16 - Today I added two more episodes too the Dinah Shore Show library. Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore; February 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994) was an American singer, actress, television personality, and the top-charting female vocalist of the 1940s. She reached the height of her popularity as a recording artist during the Big Band era of the 1940s and 1950s, but achieved even greater success a decade later, in television, mainly as hostess of a series of variety programs for Chevrolet. The library is located in the Musical Programs Catalog and in the Catalog of Stars. I also restored eleven episodes of the Hennesey Library that vanished for the second time a couple months ago. These are from the Internet Archive so I have hopes that they will last a while. Hennesey was an American military sitcom/drama television series that aired on CBS from 1959 to 1962, starring Jackie Cooper. Located in the Jackie Cooper Cataog which is located in the Funny Guys Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      1/14/16 - Today I added Seasons 4 and 5 (fourteen episodes) to the Steptoe and Son Library. Steptoe and Son was a classic 1960s British comedy series about a middle aged man and his elderly father who run an unsuccessful 'rag and bone' business (collecting and selling junk). Harold (the son) wants to better himself but his father always seems to ruin things, sometimes accidentally and other times deliberately. The two live in poverty and the father has some disgusting habits which continue to embarrass the son. The series was later adapted in the US as Sanford & Son, starring Redd Fox and Demond Wilson. The entire series (57 episodes) is available and bookmarked, so many more to come. The new libary is located in both the Funny Guys and the Family Comedies and Drama Catalogs.

      1/13/16 - Today I added A Matter of Advice, Psychopathic Horse, The Firing Squad and Here Comes the Suit to the Four Star Playhouse library. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956) featured individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama. The original premise was that Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino, David Niven, and Dick Powell would take turns starring in episodes. However, several other performers took the lead from time to time, including Ronald Colman and Joan Fontaine. In 1954, Billboard voted it the second best filmed network television drama series. This library is located in (where else), the Television Drama Catalog.

      1/11/16 - This morning I read of the passing of David Bowie yesterday at 69 years of age. I have to admit that I was never a big fan of his music - not my "cup of tea", but his talent was undeniable and and I certainly admired his showmanship. In a career lasting over 30 years, he sold out concert venues all of the World. So I have assembled a David Bowie Library with seventeen videos. The first is a clip from his Ziggy Stardust period, 2 of them are documentary features and the rest are all full concerts. David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, painter and actor. He was a figure in popular music for over four decades, and was considered by critics and other musicians as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. His androgynous appearance was an iconic element of his image, principally in the 1970s and 1980s. The new library is located in the Musical Programs Catalog and in the Catalog of Stars.

      1/9/16 - Last night I watched a really interesting documentary on Netflix about Don Rickles and decided it was time to create a new Don Rickles Library, with twenty-three of his TV appearances on such shows as The Tonight Show, Merv Griffin, David Letterman, Larry King, etc., plus an episode of the short-lived (17 weeks) Don Rickles Show which aired in 1969 and a selections of out takes from that series. Donald Jay "Don" Rickles (born May 8, 1926) is an American stand-up comedian, voice actor, and actor. Best known as an insult comic, he is also an actor, playing both comedic and dramatic roles on film. He received widespread exposure as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Late Show with David Letterman. The new library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      1/8/16 - Today I added Season 4 (thirty episodes) to the The Untouchables Library, which completes the series with all the episodes accounted for. The Untouchables (1959-1963) was an American crime drama that ran on the ABC Television Network, produced by Desilu Productions. Based on the memoir of the same name by Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley, it fictionalized Ness' experiences as a Prohibition agent, fighting crime in Chicago in the 1930s with the help of a special team of agents handpicked for their courage, moral character and incorruptibility, nicknamed the Untouchables. A powerful, hard-hitting crime drama, and a landmark police series, The Untouchables won series star Robert Stack an Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series in 1960. This library is located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog and the Action and Adventure Catalog.

      1/7/16 - Today I added Season 3 (thirty-eight episodes) to the The Donna Reed Show library. The Donna Reed Show was an American situation comedy starring Donna Reed as the middle-class housewife Donna Stone. Carl Betz co-stars as her pediatrician husband Dr. Alex Stone, and Shelley Fabares and Paul Petersen as their teenage children, Mary and Jeff. The show originally aired on ABC from September 24, 1958 to March 19, 1966. The library is located in the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalog.

      1/6/16 - Today I added twenty-two episodes to the The Doris Day Show, bringing us to Season 2 Episode 17. While I was at it I also added four films to the Doris Day Film library, including:

      Do Not Disturb (1965)
      The Thrill of it All (1967)
      Caprice (1967)
      The Ballad of Josie (1967)

      Doris Day (born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff; April 3, 1922 or 1924) is an American actress, singer, and animal rights activist. Day began her career as a big band singer in 1939. Her popularity began to rise after her first hit recording "Sentimental Journey", in 1945. After leaving Les Brown & His Band of Renown to embark on a solo career, Day started her long-lasting partnership with Columbia Records, which remained her only recording label. Over the course of her career, Day appeared in 39 films. She was ranked the biggest box-office star, the only woman appearing on that list in the era, for four years (1960, 1962, 1963 and 1964), ranking in the top 10 for ten years (1951–1952 and 1959–1966). All of this is located in the Doris Day Catalog, which is located in the Feature Films Catalog and in the Catalog of Stars. The Doris Day Show can also be found in the Whacky Dames an the Family Comedies & Drama Catalogs.

      1/5/16 - Today I added ten episodes to the Make Room for Daddy library. This is the first time I have added episodes since the library was created in 2010, and these ten episodes doubles the size of the library and are the first 10 episodes in the listings. The Danny Thomas Show (known as Make Room for Daddy during the first three seasons) is an American sitcom which ran from 1953 to 1957 on ABC and from 1957 to 1964 on CBS. A revival series known as Make Room for Granddaddy aired on ABC from 1970 to 1971. Episodes regularly featured music as part of the plot by Danny Thomas, guest stars and occasionally by other cast members. I always thought of this show as being a slightly altered version of I Love Lucy. Danny Williams entertained at the Copa Club (where Ricky Ricardo also worked). and his family were immigrants from Lebanon (as opposed to Cuba - where Ricky came from). Also the show was produced by Desilu Studios. This library os located in the Danny Thomas Catalog which can be accessed via the Funny Guys Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      1/4/16 - Today I added twenty-five episodes to the My Favorite Martian Library which brings us to Season 2, Episode 15. These are from Hulu (sorry about the commercials) and the entire series, minus three episodes, are there so many more to come! My Favorite Martian (1963–1966) was an American television sitcom that aired on CBS for 107 episodes. The show starred Ray Walston as the Martian, and Bill Bixby as Tim O'Hara. A human-looking extraterrestrial in a one-man spaceship crash-lands near Los Angeles. The ship's pilot is, in fact, an anthropologist from Mars and is now stranded on Earth. The new library is located in the Funny Guys and the SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Catalogs.

      1/3/16 - Tonight I added seventeen episodes to the Lone Ranger TV Show library. Hulu has all but 5 episodes of the entire series available, so many more to come. The Lone Ranger was a TV show that aired for eight seasons, from 1949 to 1957, and starred Clayton Moore as the Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels as Tonto. Only five of the eight seasons had new episodes. It was the ABC television network's first big hit of the early 1950s. Moore's tenure as the Ranger is probably the best-known treatment of the franchise. Moore was replaced in the third season by John Hart, but he returned for the final two seasons. The fifth and final season was the only one shot in color. A total of 221 episodes were made. Ths library is located in the Lone Ranger Catalog, which can be found in the Western Shows Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      1/2/16 - Today I added Season 4 (thirty episodes) to my Rawhide library. This library is now half complete. Rawhide was an American Western TV series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood that aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959 to September 3, 1965, before moving to Tuesday nights from September 14, 1965 until January 4, 1966, with a total of 217 black-and-white episodes. The series was produced and sometimes directed by Charles Marquis Warren, who also produced early episodes of Gunsmoke. This was Eastwood's stepping stone to fame and fortune as he became one of the few TV stars to successfully make the move into starring roles in movies. I have the entire series bookmarked, so many more to come! This library is located in the Western Shows Catalog.

      1/1/16 - Today I added five episodes too the Topper TV Series Library. Topper was an American fantasy sitcom based on the 1937 film Topper, which was based on two novels Topper and Topper Takes a Trip by Thorne Smith. The series was broadcast on CBS from October 9, 1953 to July 15, 1955, and starrd Leo G. Carroll in the title role. It finished at #24 in the Nielsen ratings for the 1954-1955 season. Topper also earned an Emmy nomination for Best Situation Comedy in 1954. Sophisticated but stuffy Cosmo Topper (Carroll) is the vice president of a bank, married to sweet (but rather clueless) Henrietta. They live in a Los Angeles house they bought from the estate of a young couple, George and Marion Kerby, who died after being swept away by an avalanche. A St. Bernard, Neil, who attempted to rescue them also died with them. Topper discovers his new home is haunted by the former occupants as well as Neil. Strangely, he is the only one able to see or hear them. Neil, the St. Bernard, loves martinis and a running gag is the invisible dog lapping up the drink. This library is located in the Topper Catalog which is can be found in the Funny Guys Catalog. The added episodes are:

      Uncle Jonathan
      Legacy
      Topper Goes West
      Sweepstakes
      George's Old Flame

      12/31/15 - Today I added fifteen episodes to the Andy Griffith Show Library. While I was at it I decided to arrange the library into it's proper order and added Season, Episode and plotline information to the player pages. This library was one of the first I built during the first few weeks after I created the site - and this is the first time I have added any new episodes to the collection. The added episodes are all of the Season 1 shows plus Man in a Hurry from Season 3. The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. The show, a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show, stars Andy Griffith, who portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), and a precocious young son, Opie (Ron Howard). Local ne'er-do-wells, bumbling pals, and temperamental girlfriends further complicate his life. Regarding the time-period of the show, Griffith said in a Today Show interview: "Well, though we never said it, and though it was shot in the 1960s, it had a feeling of the 1930s. It was when we were doing it, of a time gone by." The series never placed lower than seventh in the Nielsen ratings and ended its final season at number one. This library is located in the Funny Guys Catalog.

      12/30/15 - Today I was able to restore a large portion (fourteen episodes) of my Gale Storm Show Library. This library has had it's ups and downs since I built the original collection about 2 years ago. The original library had 27 episodes, then I lost most of those. This expansion takes it from 6 episodes to 22. These are all from the Internet Archive, so I have hopes that they will last. The Gale Storm Show (aka Oh Susanna) (1956-1960) was an American sitcom starring Gale Storm. The series, based on a cruise director, Susanna Pomeroy, on a ship travelling around the world, premiered on September 29, 1956, and ran until 1960 for 143 half-hour black-and-white episodes, initially on CBS and in its last year on ABC. Co-star, Zazu Pitts played Susanna's friend and ship's hairdresser, "Nugey". The series was aired under the title Oh, Susanna in syndication. This library is located in the Gale Storm Catalog, which is located in the Whacky Dames Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      12/29/2015 - This morning I added a Ghost of Zorro (1949) library to my Zorro Theatrical Seriels Catalog. Actually, the first Theatrical Serial I have posted to the site since the very early days of its existance. This is the fourth Zorro serial to appear in this particular catalog, which is located in the Theatrical Serials Catalog, available via the Cartoons, Short Format Films and Unsold Pilots Catalog and also the Zorro Catalog. A movie serial or film serial, was a short subject originally shown in movie theaters in conjunction with a feature film, and derived from pulp magazine serialized fiction. Also known as "chapter plays," they were extended motion pictures broken into a number of segments or parts. Each chapter was screened at a movie theater for one week, and ended with a cliffhanger, in which characters found themselves in perilous situations with little apparent chance of escape. Viewers had to return each week to see the cliffhangers resolved and to follow the continuing story. Movie serials were especially popular with children, and for many youths in the first half of the 20th century a typical Saturday at the movies included at least one chapter of a serial, along with animated cartoons, newsreels, and two feature films. By the way, this serial stars Clayton Moore, who was famous for portraying another masked hero in movies and on TV as The Lone Ranger. Also - I found this serial on DailyMotion, so on a whim I decided to search there for the Superman Serial, and also found that! So I have restored that library as well. It had vanished from the Internet Archive soon after I posted the original library, but now can be found agaon in all of the places mentoned above (except for the Zorro Catalog) as well as the Superman Catalog.

      12/27/15 - Tonight was able to do something I have been trying to get done for a while - I built a Tonight Show with Johnny Carson library. Up until now I had never found any full episodes of the show that wouldn't disappear almost immediately, so I had kind of given up on the idea. But today I discovered an "Official" Johnny Carson YouTube channel and gleaned sixteen complete episodes from the the series spannng the final 20 years of it's run and including the final program. John William "Johnny" Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, actor, and musician, best known for his thirty years as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Although his show was already successful by the end of the 1960s, during the 1970s Carson became an American icon and remained so even after his retirement in 1992. The library is arranged chronologically and identified by the guest(s) names. It is located in the Funny Guys Catalog and the Catalog of Stars. Plotline: It's 1865 and the telegraph is heading west. George Crane, wanting to keep law and order out of his territory, is out to stop the construction. One of the main engineers on the job is Ken Mason, the grandson of the original Zorro. As Crane hires his men to stop the work, Mason finds himself in the legendary role his originated.

      12/26/15 - This is a "good news and bad news" post. The bad news is not really "news" at all, because I announced quite a while ago that my I Love Lucy library, which was all from Hulu, was set to expire today - and it did. However, the good news is that I found a cache of I Love Lucy episodes on Daily Motion and they don't seem to be going anywhere. The kicker is that although these are all from Seasons 1 and 2 of the series, in fact, there are many episodes from those first two seasons that are new too the library because they weren't included in the Hulu collection. There are 32 new episodes to be precise! I Love Lucy (1951–1957) was a landmark American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran on CBS. After the series ended in 1957 a modified version continued for three more seasons with 13 one-hour specials, running from 1957 to 1960, known eventually as The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour. This library is available in the Whacky Dames Catalog and the Lucille Ball Catalog. For those who may have already watched the previous version of the library, the added episodes are:

      Season 1
      Pilot Episode
      Nightclub
      Be a Pal
      The Audition
      Men Are Messy
      Lucy is Jealous
      The Benefit
      Amateur Hour
      Lucy Fakes Illness
      Lucy Writes a Play
      Breaking the Lease
      The Ballet
      The Young Fans

      The Moustache
      Pioneer Women
      The Marriage License
      Cuban Pals
      The Publicity Agent
      On the Radio
      Season 2
      The Saxophone
      Anniversary Present
      The Handcuffs
      Ricky Loses His Voice
      Lucy Is Enceinte
      Pregnant Women
      Swan Song
      English Tutor
      The Club Election
      No Children Allowed
      The Indian Show
      Lucy's Last Birthday

      Also, the Star Tek original series library has also expired - no replacement there, I'm afraid :-(

      12/23/15 - Today I added eighteen episodes to the Sea Hunt library, which completes the first Season. Sea Hunt was an American action adventure television series that aired in syndication from 1958 to 1961 and was popular in syndication for decades afterwards. The series originally aired for four seasons, with 155 episodes produced. It starred Lloyd Bridges. Mike Nelson (Bridges) is a free-lance scuba diver who has various adventures. Nelson, a former U.S. Navy frogman (having left the service about four years before the series began), is a well-known expert on diving who is often called on for difficult or dangerous projects. Traveling on his boat the Argonaut, Nelson outmaneuvers villains, salvages everything from a bicycle to a nuclear missile, rescues children trapped in a flooded cave, and even a dog. In the pilot episode, Mike rescues a downed Navy pilot from his sunken jet. This library is available in the Lloyd Bridges and the Action and Adventure Catalogs. I have the entire series bookmarked. so many more to come!

      12/22/15 - Today I was able to restore most of The Fugitive Library, with one hundred and nine of the one hundred and twenty episodes that make up the full series. The Fugitive was an American drama series produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1967. David Janssen starred as Richard Kimble, a physician who is falsely convicted of his wife's murder and given the death penalty. En route to death row, Kimble's train derails over a switch, allowing him to escape and begin a cross-country search for the real killer, a "one-armed man". Meanwhile, Lt. Philip Gerard pursues him relentlessly. This library is located in the David Janssen Catalog, which can be found in the Mystery & Crime Drama, Feature Films, Television Drama Catalogs, and the Catalog of Stars.

      12/21/15 - Today I added eleven episodes (from Hulu) to the Studio One library, including:

      The Storm (1948)
      Wuthering Heights (1950)
      Pontius Pilate (1952)
      Incident at Carson Corners (1953)
      Life of Larry Benson (1954)
      The Strike (1954)
      Twelve Angry Men (1954)
      Almanac of Liberty (1954)
      Summer Pavilion (1955)
      Julius Caesar (1955)
      Dino (1956)

      Studio One was an American radio–television anthology drama series, created in 1947 by Canadian director Fletcher Markle, who came to CBS from the CBC. In 1948, Markle made a leap from radio to television. Sponsored by Westinghouse Electric Corporation, the television series was seen on CBS (which Westinghouse owned between 1995 and 2000), from 1948 through 1958, under several variant titles: Studio One Summer Theatre, Studio One in Hollywood, Summer Theatre, Westinghouse Studio One and Westinghouse Summer Theatre. It was telecast in black-and-white only. Offering a wide range of dramas, Studio One received Emmy nominations every year from 1950 to 1958. The series staged some notable and memorable teleplays among its 467 episodes. Some created such an impact they were adapted into theatrical films. This library is located in the Television Drama Catalog.

      12/20/2015 - Tonight I added the first nineteen episodes to Season 5 of the The Twilight Zone library. This is the last season of the original series - only 17 more episodes to go. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964) was an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and/or horror, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist. A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to common science fiction and fantasy tropes. This library is located in the SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Catalog.

      12/19/2015 - Today I created a new Dick Cavett Show Library at the suggestion of my friend, Dennis Carter, with twenty-nine episodes thus far. The late-night talk show that ran from December 29, 1969 to January 1, 1975 ran opposite NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Cavett took the time slot over from Joey Bishop. While Cavett and Carson shared many of the same guests, Cavett was receptive to rock and roll artists to a degree unusual at the time, as well as authors, politicians, and other personalities outside the entertainment field. The wide variety of guests, combined with Cavett's literate and intelligent approach to comedy, appealed to a significant enough number of viewers to keep the show running for several years despite the competition from Carson's show. This library will also contain a number of episodes from the later versions of the show that ran until 1996. The new library can be found in the Funny Guys and the News/Documentary (Reality) Programs Catalogs.

      12/18/15 - Tonight I restored my Steptoe and Son Library with the first 3 Seasons (20 episodes) to start. Steptoe and Son was a classic 1960s British comedy series about a middle aged man and his elderly father who run an unsuccessful 'rag and bone' business (collecting and selling junk). Harold (the son) wants to better himself but his father always seems to ruin things, sometimes accidentally and other times deliberately. The two live in poverty and the father has some disgusting habits which continue to embarrass the son. The series was later adapted in the US as Sanford & Son, starring Redd Fox and Demond Wilson. I originally built this library almost exactly a year ago and then failed to check it out regularly, so I am not sure how long it was after the library disappeared before I noticd the problem. Most of the series (56 of 57 episodes) is available and bookmarked, so many more to come. The new libary is located in both the Funny Guys and the Family Comedies and Drama Catalogs.

      12/16/15 - Today I added five episodes to the Four Star Playhouse library, including Man of the World, Breakfast in Bed, Uncle Fred Flits, Safe Keeping, and Touch and Go. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956) featured individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama. The original premise was that Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino, David Niven, and Dick Powell would take turns starring in episodes. However, several other performers took the lead from time to time, including Ronald Colman and Joan Fontaine. In 1954, Billboard voted it the second best filmed network television drama series. This library is located in (where else), the Television Drama Catalog.

      12/14/15 - Today I finally completed my Fireball XL5 library with the last fifteen episodes. I started this library back in March and have always had the full series bookmarked - but since then I have been doing a lot of "housekeeping" - making changes to improve the over-all site, and I just forgot about it. Sorry! Fireball XL5 (1962-1963) was a science fiction themed children's television show following the missions of spaceship Fireball XL5, commanded by Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol. The show featured the Andersons' Supermarionation, a form of puppetry first introduced in Four Feather Falls (1960) and Supercar (1961) and used again in their subsequent productions such as Stingray, Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet. THis show ran 39 episodes and I am pretty sure I have found all of them, so more to come. The new library is located in the Kid Shows the Action and Adventure, and the SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Catalogs.

      12/11/15 - Today I added the episode Last of the Pony Express to the Range Rider Library. I also replaced about 23 episodes that were from YouTube, some of which had already vanished, with Internet Archive videos I recently discovered. The Range Rider is an American Western television series that aired in syndication. A single lost episode surfaced and was broadcast in 1959. The Range Rider was also broadcast on British television during the 1960s, and in Melbourne, Australia during the 1950s. Jock Mahoney, later star of CBS's Yancy Derringer, played the title character in seventy-nine black-and-white half-hour episodes, along with partner Dick West, played by Dick Jones, later star of the syndicated series Buffalo Bill Jr. The character had no name other than Range Rider. His reputation for fairness, fighting ability, and accuracy with his guns was known far and wide, even by Indians. Mahoney towered over Jones, conveying the idea that Dick West was a youth rather than a full-grown adult. This library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Western Shows Catalogs.

      12/10/15 - Today I restored my I, Claudius library. I originally built this library back in 2013 from YouTube videos, which vanished almost as soon as I got the library up. I kind of forgot about it until I stumbled across it on Hulu (sorry about the commercials). Interestingly, these are the same twelve episodes of this 13 episode series, as the ones I found previously. Unfortunately, Episode 2 - Family Affairs, is missing also from this collection. If I can find it I will add it later. I, Claudius was a 1976 BBC Television adaptation of Robert Graves's I, Claudius and Claudius the God. Written by Jack Pulman, it proved one of the corporation's most successful drama serials of all time. The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers. The library is available in the Historical Drama Catalog.

      12/8/15 - Late last night I restored my Kraft Suspense Theatre Library. I had lost it back in July, shortly after adding a few episodes too it. In the restoration I was able to find all of the episodes that had disappeared and added three: Shadow of a Man, Connery's Hands and Jungle of Fear. Not to be confused with the 1950s mystery/drama series called Suspense, Kraft Suspense Theatre was a late entry into the drama anthology genre and was first telecast on NBC beginning in 1963. Sponsored by Kraft Foods, it was seen three weeks out of every four and was pre-empted for Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall specials once monthly. Later syndicated under the title Crisis, it was one of the few suspense series telecast in color at the time. Because of the diverse nature of the storylines, this library is located in the SciFi, Fantasy & Horror, the Television Drama and the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalogs.

      12/7/15 - Today I added Season 4 (eighteen episodes) to the The Twilight Zone library. I have not been able to track down a definitive answer as to why Season 4 was so much shorter than the other seasons, but I assume it is because the show went to full hour episodes during that period, after being half-hour episodes for the previous 3 seasons. In Season 5 the show went back to the half-hour format and they produced 36 episodes to end the original series. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964) was an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and/or horror, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist. A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to common science fiction and fantasy tropes. This library is located in the SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Catalog. I have the entire series bookmaked - so one more season to come. Also added two episodes to the Colgate Comedy Hour library. For those who may have watched all of the current library, the new additions are both from 1951 wth Jack Carter as the host of one and Bob Hope as the host of the other. Finally, I started restoring my Four Just Men Library with twelve episodes to start. The Four Just Men was a British 1959 Sapphire Films production for ITC Entertainment. It ran for one season of 39 half-hour monochrome episodes. The series features four men who first met during World War II. The men later reassembled and decided to fight for justice and against tyranny, using money set aside for the purpose by their late commanding officer. The series was loosely based on a novel by Edgar Wallace. Action and Adventure and the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalogs.

      12/6/15 - Today I added two new libraries to the Abbott & Costello catalog. The Abbott & Costello LIVE library consists of seven of their most famous comedy routines as performed on live television, while the Abbott & Costello on the Colgate Comedy Hour library includes eighteen full episodes of the long running comedy series featuring Abbott & Costello as the hosts. Please note that I'm not sure if the dates on these episodes are valid - Hulu frequently screws up in this regard. It was obvious, for instance, that comparing the dates to the Season and Episode info from Hulu showed them to be not possible - identifying an episodes in 1952 to be a later season then one in 1953 was a dead give away... William "Bud" Abbott and Lou Costello (born Louis Francis Cristillo), were an American comedy duo whose work on stage, radio, film and television made them the most popular comedy team during the 1940s and 1950s. Their patter routine "Who's on First?" is considered one of the greatest comedy routines of all time, and set the framework for many of their best-known comedy bits.

      12/3/15 - Today I added fifteen episodes to the McHale's Navy Library, which completes Season 3. McHale's Navy (1962-1966) was a wacky military service comedy series set in the Pacific theatre of World War II (for the last season the setting changed to the European theater in Italy) and focused on the loony misfit crew of PT-73, wily boys with crazy antics, led by Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale, played by Ernest Borgnine. I have the entire series bookmarked. One more Season to come. This library is located in the Funny Guys and the Action and Adventure Catalogs.

      12/2/15 - This morning I decided to partially restore my Rawhide library. So I rebuilt the first three pages of the library in about an hour. This includes Season 1 through Season 3. I am going to leave it that way for the time being, I have lost this library twice so far, so I am going to wait now and see what happens. Rawhide was an American Western TV series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood that aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959 to September 3, 1965, before moving to Tuesday nights from September 14, 1965 until January 4, 1966, with a total of 217 black-and-white episodes. The series was produced and sometimes directed by Charles Marquis Warren, who also produced early episodes of Gunsmoke. This was Eastwood's stepping stone to fame and fortune as he became one of the few TV stars to successfully make the move into starring roles in movies. I have the entire series bookmarked, so many more to come! This library is located in the Western Shows Catalog. Also, I decided to fill out my Mary Tyler Moore Catalog a little by adding eighteen episodes to my The Dick Van Dyke Show library. This used to be a very small collection, consisting of a few episodes I had found on the Internet Archive when I first created the site. A few month ago I discovere that the the entire series is available on Hulu, but I never actually did anthing about it until now. The 18 added episodes completes Season 1 - I already had several Season 2 episodes. For those who may have already watched all of these - the added episodes are Episode 12-30 of Season 1. This library is available in the Family Comedies & Drama and Funny Guys Catalogs, and of course, can also be accessed via the Mary Tyler Moore Catalog.

      12/1/15 - Today I created a new Mary Tyler Moore Show library with the twenty-four episodes of Season 1. The first 3 Seasons are available on Hulu, so many more to come! The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977) was an American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS. The program was a television breakthrough, with the first never-married, independent career woman as the central character. It is one of the most acclaimed television programs in US television history. In 2013, the Writers Guild of America ranked The Mary Tyler Moore Show No. 6 in its list of the 101 Best Written TV Series of All Time. Since this is the second show featuring Ms. Moore (The Dick Van Dyke Show is already on the site), I have also created a new Mary Tyler Moore Catalog to accomodate both shows. The new library is available in the Family Comedies & Drama and Funny Guys Catalogs. The Mary Tyler Moore Catalog is available in the Whacky Dames Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      11/30/15 - Today I added ten episodes to the New Adventures of Charlie Chan library. I had 11 episodes in the library at one time, but they were all from YouTube and got whittled down to 2 over time - so the 10 I just added increases the library by a factor of 5. The New Adventures of Charlie Chan was a British-American crime drama series that aired in the United States in syndicated television from June 1957, to 1958. The first five episodes were made by Vision Productions in the United States, before production switched to the United Kingdom under ITC Entertainment and Television Programs of America. The series, consisting of 39 half-hour monochrome episodes, followed the investigations of the fictional detective Charlie Chan, created by Earl Derr Biggers in 1925. The series followed the convention, established in the Charlie Chan movies, of having the Asian character Chan played by a Western actor (J. Carrol Naish) while his sons were played by actual Asians. The library is located in the Charlie Chan Catalog, which can be accessed via the Action and Adventure and the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalogs.

      11/27/15 - In honor of Black Friday (a vile advertising gimmick that I thoughly disapprove of!) I decided to complete my I Spy library by adding all twenty-six episodes of Season 3. Part of I Spy's cache was the air of "Black-Ops" action about the show. Did you see what I did there? Black Friday - Black-Ops...? Anyway, I Spy (1965-1968) was an American television secret agent action adventure series about a pair of American agents facing espionage adventures with skill, humor and ingenuity, which aired on NBC. The show starred Robert Culp and Bill Cosby. The series broke ground for being the first American television drama to feature an African American actor (Bill Cosby) in one of the lead roles. Now as I have said before, I want to stress that, yes, I am aware of the controversey surrounding Bill Cosby, but whether you love him or hate him, this was a great series and Cosby was really good in it, as attested too by the several Emmy awards he received for his work. These are from Hulu, sorry about the commercials. The entire series is now available in the Action and Adventure and the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalogs.

      I want to menton that over the last several days I have been installing a site-wide improvement to all of the relevent library pages. I am adding Season Listings links to each library page for any that have three or more pages in the library. This means that if you are on the first library page and want go to Season 5, for intance, there is a link that will take you directly there right under the player window. This improvement was suggested too me by a regular viewer of the site and I figured out that it would be fairly uncomplicated to implement, so I spent three afternoons working on it and believe I have finished the project.

      I also wanted to address the question I get more and more from viewers lately - "when are you going to put the site on ROKU?" The answer is that I just can't. I looked into the idea of delivering the Uncle Earl site as a ROKU channel a few years ago, and as much as I would love to have it out there to view on your TV set, it just isn't going to happen. The site houses more than 10,000 individual television episodes and feature films. I quit counting when it hit 10,000 over a year ago, so it is actually more then that. ROKU has a template that would allow me to convert all those player pages, but it would require that I rebuild the site from scratch, page by page. That would entail thousands of hours of HTML coding. I am just one person - I don't have a "corporate pool" of tech people to do this for me. I also object to the idea of sacrificing the whole Library/Catalog style navigation system that I built into the site. I get comments all the time from people who like the Uncle Earl site because it is so easy to find whatever you are looking for. My suggestion for how to watch the Uncle Earl site on TV is to get an HDMI cable. Most modern TVs and computers have HDMI capability. You hook up the cable and fire up your browser and set it to full screen and there it is on TV. You maintain control of the site through your computer (laptops are especially good for this purpose). I want to mention again that the Uncle Earl site is nicely compatible with tablets, phones and other digital devices. The only caveat is that Hulu videos are not available through the Uncle Earl site - you need the Hulu app and have to watch them on the Hulu site. You could use the Uncle Earl site Resource Links to send you too the videos, but that seems a little round-about. All other streaming service videos used on the Uncle Earl site work fine on your phone or tablet.

      11/25/15 - Today I added all thirty-two episodes of Season 2 to the Naked City library, which finishes the library until I find some from later Seasons that aren't part of the collection available on Hulu (sorry about those damn commercials!). Naked City (1958–1963) was a police drama series which aired on the ABC television network. It was inspired by the 1948 motion picture The Naked City and mimics its dramatic "semi-documentary" format. As in the film, each episode concluded with a narrator intoning the iconic line: "There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them." Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon and Paul Burke. The first Season episodes are each 30 minutes long. During the second Season the programs expanded to an hour. This library is located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog.

      11/19/15 - Today I added twelve more episodes to the Sgt. Preston of the Yukon library. I will be surprised if I find any more - but I will keep looking. Challenge of the Yukon was an American radio adventure series that began on Detroit's station WXYZ and is an example of a Northern genre story. The series was first heard on February 3, 1938. The title changed from Challenge of the Yukon to Sergeant Preston of the Yukon in November 1951, and remained under that name through the end of the series and into television. The program was an adventure series about Sergeant Frank Preston of the North-West Mounted Police and his lead sled dog, Yukon King, as they fought evildoers in the Northern wilderness during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. The dog received star billing right after Preston, and alongside his horse, Rex. Yukon King had a keen instinct for sensing criminals, and was equally valuable dealing with wild animals, once saving a small child from a wolverine. In 1955, the same year the radio show ended, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon premiered as a television series. Richard Simmons starred as Sgt. Preston, and was supported by Yukon King and Rex, now played by real animals. This library is located in the Action and Adventure Catalog. The added episodes are:

      Trouble at Hogback
      Bad Medicine
      Hidden Gold
      Last Chance
      The Assassins
      Golden Gift
      Cry Wolf
      Girl from Vancouver
      Wounded Moose
      Tobacco Smugglers
      The Williwaw
      Underground Ambush

      11/18/15 - Today I added five episodes to the Trouble with Father library. Trouble with Father (1950-1955), aka The Stu Erwin Show was an American sitcom which aired on ABC. The series starred Stuart Erwin and June Collyer. Ann Todd and Sheila James portrayed the couple's fictional daughters (Merry Anders replaced Ann Todd in the final season). One notable aspect of the show was that it featured African American actor Willie Best in a regular supporting role. Predating modern single-camera sitcoms, The Stu Erwin Show originally aired without a laugh track (one was added in its final season), and each episode was around 26 minutes long, without commercials. These have started showing up from time to time on the Internet Archive so probably more to come. This library is available in the Stuart Erwin Catalog. It can also be accessed via the the Family Comedies and Drama Catalog. The added episodes include:

      Stu's Holiday
      Father Picks a Queen
      Jackie Finds a Cause
      Jackie's First Date
      One Of The Boys

      11/17/15 - Today I added the last six episodes that I had bookmarked to the Annie Oakley Library. I thought I had completed the library a few weeks ago, with all of the existing episodes, but then found these - so now I am reserving judgement about whether or not I might find more of them. Annie Oakley (1954-1957) was an American Western television series that fictionalized the life of famous sharpshooter Annie Oakley. The show starred Gail Davis in the title role, and co-starred Brad Johnson as Deputy Sheriff Lofty Craig and Jimmy Hawkins, as Annie's brother, Tagg. This library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Western Shows Catalogs. Also today, I started rebuilding my Sea Hunt library. I used to have a pretty complete library on this series from Hulu - but then it expired from Hulu so I took the library down. Now I have discovered the entire series on YouTube, and the videos are over 2 years old and have had hundreds of thousands of views - so I decided to put up the first pafge of the old library and see what happens. Sea Hunt was an American action adventure television series that aired in syndication from 1958 to 1961 and was popular in syndication for decades afterwards. The series originally aired for four seasons, with 155 episodes produced. It starred Lloyd Bridges. Mike Nelson (Bridges) is a free-lance scuba diver who has various adventures. Nelson, a former U.S. Navy frogman (having left the service about four years before the series began), is a well-known expert on diving who is often called on for difficult or dangerous projects. Traveling on his boat the Argonaut, Nelson outmaneuvers villains, salvages everything from a bicycle to a nuclear missile, rescues children trapped in a flooded cave, and even a dog. In the pilot episode, Mike rescues a downed Navy pilot from his sunken jet. This library is available in the Lloyd Bridges and the Action and Adventure Catalogs. Many more to come (if these survive). Finally, late this evening I added eight episodes to the Howdy Doody Show library, including:

      10/1/51
      7/1/52
      12/1/52
      1/2/53
      5/26/53
      2/4/54
      6/7/54
      12/31/54

      11/16/15 - Today I added the first twenty episodes to the 1967 revival of Dragnet Library. Jack Webb relaunched Dragnet in 1966, with NBC once again airing the series. He tried to persuade Ben Alexander to rejoin him as Frank Smith. Alexander was then committed to an ABC police series, Felony Squad, and the producers would not release him. Webb reluctantly came up with a new character to take the role of Joe Friday's partner, calling upon his longtime friend Harry Morgan to play Officer Bill Gannon. This library is available in the Dragnet Catalog, which can be found in the Action and Adventure and the Mystery, Detectives and Crime Drama Catalogs. These videos are from Hulu (sorry about the commercials). More to come!

      11/13/15 - Today it occurred too me that I needed to integrate all of those Hopalong Cassidy films into my Western Films library, so I added all seventeen of them and also four Western Films that I had previously bookmarked. While I was at it, I went through all of the current player pages for this library and fixed the Source File Return Links, as I have been doing steadily for the past several weeks to (eventually) every player page on the site. By the way, I have been making good progress with the project, having repaired the more than 8500 pages thus far. One of the new Western Films is a 1965 movie called Deadwood '76, starring Arch Hall Jr. and Jack Lester. What makes this interesting too me personally is that Jonny Bryant, who portrayed Hubert Steadman in the film is Jack Lester's son, John, who was a classmate of mine at Canoga Park High school (Class of 1966)! Other added films include: They Died with Thier Boots On (1941) and The True Jesse James (1957).

      11/12/15 - Following along with the Hopalong Cassidy theme, today I added seventeen films to the Hopalong Cassidy Film Library, so that we now have 23 films where we only had 6 presviously. This Library is available via the William Boyd Catalog, which can be found in the Action/Adventure Catalog, the Feature Films Catalog and the Catalog of Stars. The new entries are all from Daily Motion and are broken up into 2 segments each. When you click on the name of a film in the library it takes you to Part 1, where you will find a link to Part 2 of that movie. There were 66 of these films made, so I hope to find more of them. For those who may have already watched all of the films in the current library, the added films are:

      Hidden Gold (1940)
      Stagecoach War (1940)
      Showdown (1940)
      Stick to Your Guns (1941)
      Wide Open Town (1941)
      Undercover Man (1942)
      Colt Comrades (1943)
      False Colors (1943)
      Leather Burners (1943)
      Riders of the Deadline (1943)
      Devil's Playground (1946)
      Unexpected Guest (1947)
      Dangerous Venture (1947)
      The Dead Don't Dream (1948)
      False Paradise (1948)
      Sinister Journey (1948)
      Borrowed Trouble (1948)

      11/11/15 - Tonight I added ten episodes to the Hopalong Cassidy TV Series, which increases my library by a factor of 10 (from 1 to 10 episodes :-). Hopalong Cassidy or Hop-along Cassidy is a fictional cowboy hero created in 1904 by the author Clarence E. Mulford, who wrote a series of popular short stories and many novels based on the character. In his early writings, Mulford portrayed the character as rude, dangerous, and rough-talking. From 1935, the character—as played by movie actor William Boyd in films adapted from Mulford's books—was transformed into a clean-cut hero. Sixty-six popular films appeared, only a few of which relied on Mulford's stories. Mulford later revised and republished his works to be more consistent with the character's screen persona. As portrayed on the screen, white-haired Bill "Hopalong" Cassidy was usually clad strikingly in black (including his hat, an exception to the western film stereotype that only villains wore black hats). He was reserved and well spoken, with a sense of fair play. He was often called upon to intercede when dishonest characters took advantage of honest citizens. "Hoppy" and his white horse, Topper, usually traveled through the west with two companions—one young and trouble-prone with a weakness for damsels in distress, the other older, comically awkward and outspoken. In the first film, Hopalong Cassidy (then spelled "Hop-along") got his name after being shot in the leg. Hopalong's "drink of choice" was the nonalcoholic sarsaparilla. The film series ended in 1944, but William Boyd wanted to keep it going. To do this, he gambled his future on Hopalong Cassidy, mortgaging most of what he owned to buy the character rights from Mulford and the backlog of movies from Sherman. Boyd resumed production in 1946, on lower budgets, and continued through 1948, when "B" westerns were being phased out. Boyd thought Hopalong Cassidy might have a future in television, spent $350,000 to obtain the rights to his old films, and approached the fledgling NBC network. The initial broadcasts were so successful that NBC could not wait for a television series to be produced and edited the feature films to broadcast length. On June 24, 1949, Hopalong Cassidy became the first network Western television series. This Library is available via the William Boyd Catalog, and the Western Shows Catalog. The William Boyd Catalog is also available in the Action/Adventure Catalog, the Feature Films Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      11/10/15 - Today I added fourteen episodes to the Ramar of the Jungle Library, which completes the library with all 44 of the episodes known to still exist along with a feature film that was produced using four of the original episodes edited together and with an added narrative. As I mentioned before, the show has a somewhat racist tinge too it, but the episodes are well produced and quite exciting to watch, blending stock footage of African and Indian big game and natives with studio produced scenes of the actors doing their thing. If you can ignore all of the "political incorrectness". they are fun to watch. This library is located in the Action and Adventure Catalog.

      11/8/15 - Today I created a new The Baron library with twenty-seven of the 30 episodes of the complete series. The Baron (1965–1966) was a British television series based on the book series by John Creasey, written under the pseudonym Anthony Morton, and produced by ITC Entertainment. The show starred an American actor, Steve Forrest, as John Mannering, an antiques dealer and sometime undercover agent working in an informal capacity for the head of the fictional British Diplomatic Intelligence. This library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalogs.

      11/7/15 - Today I stumbled across four seasons of The Doris Day Show on Hulu and decided to start building a new library. I have posted the first twenty-three episodes so far. After finishing that it occurred to me that I didn't actually have any other Doris Day vehicles, which seemed to me to be an obvious oversight which needed to be corrected so I decided to build a Doris Day Film library, with twenty-eight feature films (more to come!) and a Doris Day Television Library with an appearance on Whats my Line? and six interview segments from varios talk shows. All of this was then incoporated into a Doris Day Catalog, which is located in the Feature Films Catalog and in the Catalog of Stars. The Doris Day Show can also be found in the Whacky Dames an the Family Comedies & Drama Catalogs. Doris Day (born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff; April 3, 1922 or 1924) is an American actress, singer, and animal rights activist. Day began her career as a big band singer in 1939. Her popularity began to rise after her first hit recording "Sentimental Journey", in 1945. After leaving Les Brown & His Band of Renown to embark on a solo career, Day started her long-lasting partnership with Columbia Records, which remained her only recording label. Over the course of her career, Day appeared in 39 films. She was ranked the biggest box-office star, the only woman appearing on that list in the era, for four years (1960, 1962, 1963 and 1964), ranking in the top 10 for ten years (1951–1952 and 1959–1966).

      11/6/15 - Today I added twelve episodes to the Sgt. Preston of the Yukon library. Challenge of the Yukon was an American radio adventure series that began on Detroit's station WXYZ and is an example of a Northern genre story. The series was first heard on February 3, 1938. The title changed from Challenge of the Yukon to Sergeant Preston of the Yukon in November 1951, and remained under that name through the end of the series and into television. The program was an adventure series about Sergeant Frank Preston of the North-West Mounted Police and his lead sled dog, Yukon King, as they fought evildoers in the Northern wilderness during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. The dog received star billing right after Preston, and alongside his horse, Rex. Yukon King had a keen instinct for sensing criminals, and was equally valuable dealing with wild animals, once saving a small child from a wolverine. In 1955, the same year the radio show ended, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon premiered as a television series. Richard Simmons starred as Sgt. Preston, and was supported by Yukon King and Rex, now played by real animals. This library is located in the Action and Adventure Catalog.

      11/5/15 - Today I added ten episodes to the Life With Elizabeth library, making a grand total of twenty-eight in the library. There is very little information available about this show, which ran from 1952 until 1955, and was the first starring vehicle for Betty White. In fact the episode titles were probably made up by the people that uploaded the files, so there may be some duplicates - if anyone discovers duplicates I would really appreciate an alert to that effect (earl@solie.org). The low-budget comedy was produced by and filmed at a local Los Angeles TV station where White and co-star Del Moore were on the staff (the series was originally a live production on KLAC-TV in 1952). George Tibbles wrote every episode of the series. Betty White received her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her work on this series. All of my Betty White libraries can be found in the Betty White Catalog.

      11/4/15 - Today I added twenty-six episodes to the Annie Oakley Library. This takes us to the end of Season 3 and effectively completes the library - until I find more of the missing episodes, most of which are part of Season 2. Annie Oakley (1954-1957) was an American Western television series that fictionalized the life of famous sharpshooter Annie Oakley. The show starred Gail Davis in the title role, and co-starred Brad Johnson as Deputy Sheriff Lofty Craig and Jimmy Hawkins, as Annie's brother, Tagg. I have 27 more of these episodes bookmarked, so plenty more to come! This library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Western Shows Catalogs.

      11/3/15 - Today I created a new Adventures of Champion library with twenty three of the 26 episodes of the full series. The Adventures of Champion was an American adventure serial radio drama directed by William Burch about screen cowboy Gene Autry's horse Champion. The Western mystery tales focused on twelve-year-old Ricky West, who is raised in the wilderness by his adopted Uncle Sandy, and his German Shepherd named Rebel. Champion was depicted as a wild horse who let only Ricky ride him. The television series aired for 26 episodes on CBS during the 1955–1956 season and starred Barry Curtis and Jim Bannon. These are from Hulu - sorry about the commercials. The new library is located in the Kid Shows, Action and Adventure and the Western Shows Catalogs. I also added No Identity and The Collar to the Four Star Playhouse library. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956) featured individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama. The original premise was that Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino, David Niven, and Dick Powell would take turns starring in episodes. However, several other performers took the lead from time to time, including Ronald Colman and Joan Fontaine. In 1954, Billboard voted it the second best filmed network television drama series. This library is located in (where else), the Television Drama Catalog.

      11/2/15 - Well today, apparently, is "Oriental Detective Day". It started early this morning when I got an email from a regular viewer alerting me to the fact that my Mr. Moto library was missing two videos. I went searching for replacements, and found one but not the other. However, during my search I managed to find three more films to add too the library! Mr. Moto is a fictional Japanese secret agent created by the American author John P. Marquand. He appeared in six novels by Marquand published between 1935 and 1957. Marquand initially created the character for the Saturday Evening Post, which was seeking stories with an Asian hero after the death of Charlie Chan's creator Earl Derr Biggers. In various other media, Mr. Moto has been portrayed as an international law enforcement agent. These include eight motion pictures starring Peter Lorre between 1937 and 1939. This library now contains all but one of those films. The added films include:

      Mr. Moto Takes A Chance (1938)
      Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938)
      Mr. Moto Takes A Vacation (1939)

      Also during my search I started running across Charlie Chan Films and managed to add seven films to that library! Charlie Chan is a fictional character created by Earl Derr Biggers. Biggers loosely based Chan on Honolulu detective Chang Apana, and conceived of the benevolent and heroic Chan as an alternative to Yellow Peril stereotypes and villains like Fu Manchu. Chan is a detective for the Honolulu police, though many stories feature Chan traveling the world as he investigates mysteries and solves crimes. Over four dozen films featuring Charlie Chan were made, beginning in 1926. The added films to this library include:

      Charlie Chan in Rio (1941)
      Dark Alibi (1946)
      Dangerous Money (1946)
      The Feathered Serpent (1948)
      The Shanghai Chest (1948)
      Docks of New Orleans (1948)
      The Sky Dragon (1949)

      These libraries are located in the Action and Adventure the Mystery & Crime Drama, and the Feature Films Catalogs. The Mr. Moto library is also found in the Peter Lorre Catalog.

      11/1/15 - This morning I added nineteen episodes to the The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis library, bringing us to the end of the 3rd Season. One Season to go. The series revolved around the life of teenager/young adult Dobie Gillis (Dwayne Hickman), who, along with his best friend, beatnik, Maynard G. Krebs (Bob Denver), struggles against the forces of his life - high school, the military, college, and his parents (Frank Faylen and Florida Friebus) - as he aspires to attain both wealth and dates with girls. This library is located in the Funny Guys, the Family Comedies and Dramas and the Bob Denver Catalogs.

      10/31/15 - A few days off there - I have been working on a specal project, which I will reveal at a later date. Today I added eleven more episodes to the Ramar of the Jungle Library, which brings us to the end of Season one and several episodes into Season 2. This is one of the first shows I watched as a young lad of 5 years old and I really loved the series for the adventure of it and all those wild animals. I watched a couple of episodes recently and was struck by how utterly racist the show is. The protagonists are all priviledged white men (and every so often, a woman or two) and even though the professed mission of the Ramar himself is to seek new cures for diseases among the shamans and witch doctors of the African and (East) Indian tribes, and to help relieve the suffering of those same natives - the overall attitude of all these white people appears to be that their "colored" counterparts are beneath them and undeserving of the help they seek to bring. One scene in the first episode in particular struck me - Ramar and his associate, Prof. Ogden. and their trusty guide have been captured by a tribe and then made their escape. They are chased to the river bank and wade across the water to the other side. As they arrive on the opposite bank, the natives arrive on the other side and start throwing spears at them. The spears all fall short into the river, and the tribesmen don't seem willing to cross over, so it is obvious that Ramar and his party are out of danger at this point. Nonetheless, they immediately turn and start firing their rifles, wounding and or killing several of the natves before the remainder turn and flee to safety. The question is, since they were clearly safe from further attack, why turn around and start slaugtering their foes? Anyway, and regardless of that strange quirk in their behaviour, the episodes are well produced and quite exciting to watch, blending stock footage of African and Indian big game and natives with studio produced scenes of the actors doing their thing. If you can ignore all of the "political incorrectness". they are fun to watch. This library is located in the Action and Adventure Catalog. For those who have already watched the current library, the added episodes are:

      The Blue Treasure
      Drums of Doom
      Savage Fury
      Voice of the Past
      Savage Fury
      Evil Strangers
      Dark Justice
      Trail to Danger
      Call to Danger
      Idol Voo-Doo
      Dark Venture

      10/25/15 - Late last night I added the first twenty-two episodes of Season 3 to the McHale's Navy Library. McHale's Navy (1962-1966) was a wacky military service comedy series set in the Pacific theatre of World War II (for the last season the setting changed to the European theater in Italy) and focused on the loony misfit crew of PT-73, wily boys with crazy antics, led by Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale, played by Ernest Borgnine. I have the entire series bookmarked, so more to come. This library is located in the Funny Guys and the Action and Adventure Catalogs. Also, this morning I read about the passing of Maureen O'Hara at the age of 95. So I decided to put together a Maureen O'Hara Library. Maureen O'Hara (born Maureen FitzSimons; 17 August 1920 – 24 October 2015) was an Irish-American actress and singer. The famously red-headed O'Hara was known for playing fiercely passionate heroines, and often worked with director, John Ford and actor, John Wayne. Although she was never nominated for a Academy Award, in November 2014 she was presented with an Honorary Academy Award with the inscription "To Maureen O'Hara, one of Hollywood's brightest stars, whose inspiring performances glowed with passion, warmth and strength". This library contains eleven feature films and one television appearance, on This is Your Life in 1957, and is located in the Feature Films Catalog and in the Catalog of Stars.

      10/24/15 - Today I created a new WKRP in Cincinnati library with all twenty-two episodes of Season 1, courtesy of Hulu (sorry about the commercials). WKRP in Cincinnati (1979-1982) was an American sitcom that featured the misadventures of the staff of a struggling fictional radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio. The ensemble cast consists of Gary Sandy, Howard Hesseman, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Tim Reid, Jan Smithers, Richard Sanders and Frank Bonner. The series won a Humanitas Prize and received 10 Emmy Award nominations, including three for Outstanding Comedy Series. I felt a personal connection to this series because, during the latter part of it's run, I ran a recording studio out of my home and would make radio commercials from time-to-time - doing voice-overs and writing and recording commercial jingles, etc. So I spent some time in radio stations and met people who held the same kinds of jobs as the characters in this series. The new library is located in the Whacky Dames and the Funny Guys Catalogs.

      10/22/15 - Right after I added those last three episodes I found another cache of Ramar of the Jungle videos, so I have added eight more episodes to the library. The added episodes are:

      Mark of Shaitan
      Mark of the Bola
      Curse of the Devil Doll
      The Golden Tablet
      The Flaming Mountain
      White Man's Magic
      Zombie Terror
      Savage Challenge

      All of these episodes are set in India (most of the series is set in Africa). More to come. This library is located in the Action and Adventure Catalog.

      10/17/15 - Today I added three episodes to the Ramar of the Jungle library. I had actually given up on the idea of finding any more of these about 2 years ago. Then today I had an email message from a viewer asking if I ever planned to put up any more episodes. I was about to write him back and explain that those 7 are all that I had ever found - but decided to do a Search instead, and found these three episodes on Daily Motion. For those who have already watched all of the current episodes, the added ones are the last three in the library - the last one from Season 1 and the first 2 episodes from Season 2. Ramar of the Jungle (1952–1953) was a syndicated American television series that starred Jon Hall as Dr. Tom Reynolds (the titular “ramar,” an African title for a white medicine man) and Ray Montgomery as his associate, Professor Howard Ogden. Episodes were set in Africa and India. In Season 1, the first 13 episodes are set in Africa and the second 13 are set in India. For the Season 2, all 26 episodes take place in Africa. This library is located in the Action and Adventure Catalog.

      10/15/15 - Tonight I decided to temporarily halt a site-wide project to upgrade my source video links long enough to add Season 2 (twenty-eight episodes) to the I Spy library. I Spy (1965-1968) was an American television secret agent action adventure series about a pair of American agents facing espionage adventures with skill, humor and ingenuity, which aired on NBC. The show starred Robert Culp and Bill Cosby. The series broke ground for being the first American television drama to feature an African American actor (Bill Cosby) in one of the lead roles. Now as I have said before, I want to stress that, yes, I am aware of the controversey surrounding Bill Cosby, but whether you love him or hate him, this was a great series and Cosby was really good in it, as attested too by the several Emmy awards he received for his work. These are from Hulu, sorry about the commercials. This library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalogs. The entire series is available so many more to come.

      10/12/15 - Tonight I added ten episodes to the Four Star Playhouse library. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956) featured individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama. The original premise was that Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino, David Niven, and Dick Powell would take turns starring in episodes. However, several other performers took the lead from time to time, including Ronald Colman and Joan Fontaine. In 1954, Billboard voted it the second best filmed network television drama series. This library is located in (where else), the Television Drama Catalog. For those who may have already watched all of the current episodes in this library, the added episodes are:

      Night Ride
      The Room
      The Test
      Operation in Money
      Village in the City
      Vote of Confidence
      Stuffed Shirt
      Devil to Pay
      Something Very Special
      Autumn Carousel

      10/11/15 - Late last night I discovered that all of the YouTube sourced videos in The Avengers Library had disappeared. Since they comprised a large portion of the existing library, of course, it was a distressing discovery. However, I soon remembered that I had actually taken steps to restore this library under these exact circumstances, should the need arise. Soon after completing the original collection, I had found the entire series, as presented in the US, on Hulu! At the time I had decided to await out the inevitable rather than plunge in and make the change right away. Part of me liked being able to present the bulk of the series without commercials. At any rate, if you have been to the library before, you will notice that the 2 Season 1 episodes that were part of the original library are no longer in evidense, but otherwise the collection is intact. The Avengers (not to be confused with the Marvel comic book characters that went by the same title) was a spy-fi British television series created in the 1960s. The series initially focused on Dr. David Keel (Ian Hendry) and his assistant John Steed (Patrick Macnee). Hendry left after the first season and Steed became the main character, partnered with a succession of assistants, mostly female. The Avengers library is located in the Action and Adventure, Television Drama and the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalogs.

      10/9/15 - Today, in I my never ending quest to post ancient western shows, I added twenty-six episodes to the Annie Oakley Library. This greatly expands the library, which previously had only eleven episodes. Annie Oakley (1954-1957) was an American Western television series that fictionalized the life of famous sharpshooter Annie Oakley. The show starred Gail Davis in the title role, and co-starred Brad Johnson as Deputy Sheriff Lofty Craig and Jimmy Hawkins, as Annie's brother, Tagg. I have 27 more of these episodes bookmarked, so plenty more to come! This library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Western Shows Catalogs.

      10/7/15 - Today I added thirty-eight episodes from Season 2 to Season 4 of The Alfred Hitchcock Presents library from Hulu, which completes the library until I find the the missing episodes from the later Seasons. Alfred Hitchcock Presents was an American television anthology series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock, which aired on CBS and NBC between the years of 1955 and 1965. The series featured dramas, thrillers, and mysteries. By the time the show premiered on October 2, 1955, Hitchcock had been directing films for over three decades. Time magazine named Alfred Hitchcock Presents one of "The 100 Best TV Shows of all time". This library contains almost all of the episodes from the first 4 seasons, and a few from Seasons 5 and 7. This library is located both in the SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Catalog and the Alfred Hitchcock Catalog, which is available via the Catalog of Stars. Because these episodes have been integrated throughout the library, for the benefit of those who may already have watched all of the previous episodes, the added episodes are listed below:

      Season 2
      None Are So Blind
      Toby

      Season 3
      The Perfect Crime
      Heart of Gold
      Reward to Finder
      Diplomatic Corpse
      The Deadly

      Miss Paisley's Cat
      The Percentage
      The Motive
      Return of the Hero
      Right Kind of a House
      The Foghorn
      Listen! Listen!
      The Safe Place
      Canary Sedan
      Impromptu Murder
      Little White Frock

      Season 4
      Don't Interrupt
      Design for Loving
      Man with a Problem
      Safety for the Witness
      Murder Me Twice
      Tea Time
      The Desert Shall Blossom

      Six People, No Music
      The Morning After
      Total Loss
      The Diamond Necklace
      Relative Value
      The Right Price
      I'll Take Care of You
      The Avon Emeralds
      The Kind Waitress
      The Impossible Dream
      Banquo's Chair
      Night with the Boys
      Touché

      10/6/15 - Today I added six episodes to the Roy Rogers Show library. The Roy Rogers Show (1951-1957) was an American Western television series that broadcast 100 episodes on NBC. The show starred Roy Rogers as a ranch owner, Dale Evans as the proprietress of the Eureka Cafe in fictional Mineral City, and Pat Brady as Roy’s sidekick and Dale's cook. Brady's jeep Nellybelle had a mind of her own and often sped away driverless with Brady in frantic pursuit on foot. The Jeep was first called LuLubelle in the 1952 series. Animal stars were Roy's Palomino horse, Trigger, and his German Shepherd wonder dog, Bullet. Also, last night I discovered that all but 2 episodes of my Peter Gunn Library were gone again. The last time this happened was back in Jamuary, and I was able to restore the library from a new channel I found on YouTube that time. Fortunately, about three months ago I discovered that the entire series was available on Hulu, and I had bookmarked for just such an occurrence as this. So I was able to restore the library in a couple of hours, and since there is no expiration date on the Hulu collection I expect the library will stay intact for a while.

      10/5/15 - Today I added the last sixteen episodes to complete the Whiplash library (until I find the 1 missing episode). Whiplash (1959–1960) was a British/Australian television series made by the Seven Network and ATV and ITC Entertainment. Set in the 1840s, the series was a western filmed in Australia, and starred Peter Graves as "Christopher Cobb". The series was loosely based on the life of Freeman Cobb, who was the genuine founder of Australia's first stagecoach line Cobb and Co. Peter Graves, in his character of Christopher Cobb, did not carry a pistol and often used a bullwhip to settle disputes. This library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Western Shows Catalogs.

      10/4/15 - Today I added Season 3 to The Twilight Zone library. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964) was an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and/or horror, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist. A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to common science fiction and fantasy tropes. This library is located in the SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Catalog.

      10/3/15 - Today I added five more episodes to the Dinah Shore Show library. Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore; February 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994) was an American singer, actress, television personality, and the top-charting female vocalist of the 1940s. She reached the height of her popularity as a recording artist during the Big Band era of the 1940s and 1950s, but achieved even greater success a decade later, in television, mainly as hostess of a series of variety programs for Chevrolet. The library is located in the Musical Programs Catalog and in the Catalog of Stars.

      10/2/15 - Today I created a new Broadside library with thirty of the thirty-two episodes that make up the series. Broadside was an American sitcom that aired on ABC during the 1964-1965 TV season. The series, produced by McHale's Navy creator Edward Montagne, starred Kathleen Nolan, formerly of The Real McCoys (her character, Lieutenant Morgan, had first appeared on McHale's Navy the previous season). The series centered on the women of the Navy (WAVES) circa World War II, who found themselves transferred to an island in the South Pacific to run the motor pool in an otherwise all-male environment. Their nemesis was Commander Adrian, who liked things just fine the way they were and felt that having women around would just louse everything up. Fortunately for the WAVES, the other men liked them just fine and often helped the girls foil Adrian's latest scheme to get rid of them. The new library is located in the Whacky Dames and the Funny Guys Catalogs.

      9/30/15 - This morning I discovered that Seasons 1 and 3 had disappeared from my Rawhide library. Fortunately, I had found several sources for the series and managed to restore them all in about an hour. I then went ahead and added Season 6 (thirty-one episodes) to the library. Rawhide was an American Western TV series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood that aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959 to September 3, 1965, before moving to Tuesday nights from September 14, 1965 until January 4, 1966, with a total of 217 black-and-white episodes. The series was produced and sometimes directed by Charles Marquis Warren, who also produced early episodes of Gunsmoke. This was Eastwood's stepping stone to fame and fortune as he became one of the few TV stars to successfully make the move into starring roles in movies. I have 2 more seasons bookmarked, so many more to come! This library is located in the Western Shows Catalog.

      9/29/15 - Continuing with the little "Hulu Jag" I have been on lately, today I added forty-three episodes to the Green Acres library, which takes us too the end of Season 3. A New York attorney and his wife try to live as genteel farmers in the bizarre community of Hooterville. Stars: Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor and Tom Lester. There are 170 episodes on Hulu (sorry about the commercials), so many more to come. This library is available via the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalog.

      9/28/15 - Today I created a new Dragnet (1967 revival) Library with all seventeen episodes of Season 1. Jack Webb relaunched Dragnet in 1966, with NBC once again airing the series. He tried to persuade Ben Alexander to rejoin him as Frank Smith. Alexander was then committed to an ABC police series, Felony Squad, and the producers would not release him. Webb reluctantly came up with a new character to take the role of Joe Friday's partner, calling upon his longtime friend Harry Morgan to play Officer Bill Gannon. Since I now have two seperate Dragnet libraries, I decided to create a Dragnet Catalog to house the two libraries. The new Dragnet Catalog is available in Action and Adventure and the Mystery, Detectives and Crime Drama Catalogs. These videos are from Hulu (sorry about the commercials) and there are two more seasons to post

      9/26/15 - Today I added Season 2 (twenty-four epiodes) to the Bob Newhart Show Library. The Bob Newhart Show was an American situation comedy produced by MTM Enterprises, which aired 142 half-hour episodes on CBS from September 16, 1972, to April 1, 1978. Comedian Bob Newhart portrayed a psychologist having to deal with his patients and fellow office workers. The show was filmed before a live audience. The show centers on Robert Hartley, Ph.D. (Newhart), a Chicago psychologist. It divides most of its action between the character's work and his home life, with Hartley's supportive (though occasionally sarcastic) wife Emily (Suzanne Pleshette), and their friendly but inept neighbor, airline navigator Howard Borden (Bill Daily). At the medical office where Hartley has his psychology practice are Jerry Robinson, D.D.S. (Peter Bonerz), an orthodontist who also has a practice on the floor, and their joke-loving receptionist, Carol Kester (Marcia Wallace), as well as a number of other doctors who appear occasionally. These are from Hulu (sorry about the commercials) and the first three Seasons (72 episodes) are available, so 24 more to come. The new libary is located in both the Funny Guys and the Family Comedies and Drama Catalogs.

      9/25/15 - Today I created a Foreign Intrigue library with eleven episodes so far. Foreign Intrigue (1951–1955) (also known as Foreign Assignment) was a syndicated television series produced in Europe by Sheldon Reynolds. The 30-minute series ran for four seasons from 1951 to 1955, producing 156 episodes. The series was set in post-Second World War Europe and dealt with spies and various other shady underworld characters. It originally starred Jerome Thor for the first two seasons. Thor was succeeded by James Daly for the duration of the third season. The fourth and final season starred Gerald Mohr as Christopher Storm. The new library is available in Action and Adventure and the Mystery, Detectives and Crime Drama Catalogs.

      9/24/15 - Today I did a little bit of work on the site, creating a new Duffy's Tavern library with six episodes so far. Duffy's Tavern (1954) was a popular American radio situation comedy which ran for a decade on several networks concluding with the December 28, 1951 broadcast. The short-lived 1954 syndicated TV series, co-produced by Hal Roach, Jr., failed to gain viewer support. It ran for one season. I also added three episodes to the Love That Bob library. The Bob Cummings Show (1955–1959) - aka Love That Bob - featured the romantic misadventures of Bob Collins, a suave, sophisticated bachelor and photographer in Hollywood, California. The show centers around his womanizing ways with his models, and his sister's attempts to make him settle down. Starring Robert Cummings, Ann B. Davis, Rosemary DeCamp and Dwayne Hickman. For those who have already watched all of the Love That Bob library, the added episodes are the last three from Season 4. Both libraries are located in the Funny Guys Catalog. Love That Bob is also located in the Robert Cummings Catalog.

      9/23/15 - Today I created a new Whiplash library with seventeen of the thirty-four episodes that make up the complete series. I have 33 of them bookmarked, so 16 more to come. Whiplash (1959–1960) was a British/Australian television series made by the Seven Network and ATV and ITC Entertainment. Set in the 1840s, the series was a western filmed in Australia, and starred Peter Graves as "Christopher Cobb". The series was loosely based on the life of Freeman Cobb, who was the genuine founder of Australia's first stagecoach line Cobb and Co. Peter Graves, in his character of Christopher Cobb, did not carry a pistol and often used a bullwhip to settle disputes. The new library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Western Shows Catalogs.

      9/21/15 - Today I added eight episodes to the Four Star Playhouse library. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956) featured four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino and Dick Powell in individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama. This library is located in (where else), the Television Drama Catalog. For those who may have already watched all of the current episodes in this library, the added episodes are:

      Search in the Night
      For Art's Sake
      Man in the Cellar
      Kiss for Mr. Lincoln
      Girl on the Bridge
      Case of Emily Cameron
      Second Chance
      Yellowbelly

      9/19/15 - This afternoon I created a new He & She Library with the first twelve of the 26 episodes that make up the series. In He & She (1967), Dick and Paula Hollister are a witty, sophisticated couple living in New York City. Dick is a comic-book artist who has become well-known for creating a superhero called Jetman, which has been turned into a TV show starring egocentric actor Oscar North. Stars: Paula Prentiss, Richard Benjamin, Jack Cassidy. These 12 episodes are all I have found so far - I hope to find more. The new library is located in the Whacky Dames, Funny Guys, and the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalogs.

      9/17/15 - Today I added Season 2 (thirty-six episodes) to the McHale's Navy Library. McHale's Navy (1962-1966) was a wacky military service comedy series set in the Pacific theatre of World War II (for the last season the setting changed to the European theater in Italy) and focused on the loony misfit crew of PT-73, wily boys with crazy antics, led by Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale, played by Ernest Borgnine. I have the entire series bookmarked, so two Seasons to come. This library is located in the Funny Guys and the Action and Adventure Catalogs.

      9/16/15 - Tonight added eighteen episodes to the Naked City which brings us to the end of the Season 1. One more Season to come! Naked City (1958–1963) was a police drama series which aired on the ABC television network. It was inspired by the 1948 motion picture The Naked City and mimics its dramatic "semi-documentary" format. As in the film, each episode concluded with a narrator intoning the iconic line: "There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them." Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon and Paul Burke. These first Season episodes are each 30 minutes long. During the second Season the programs expanded to an hour. The new library is located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog.

      9/15/15 - Today I added seventeen episodes to the The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis library, bringing us to the middle of the 3rd Season. A Season and a half left to go. The series revolved around the life of teenager/young adult Dobie Gillis (Dwayne Hickman), who, along with his best friend, beatnik, Maynard G. Krebs (Bob Denver), struggles against the forces of his life - high school, the military, college, and his parents (Frank Faylen and Florida Friebus) - as he aspires to attain both wealth and dates with girls. This library is located in the Funny Guys, the Family Comedies and Dramas and the Bob Denver Catalogs.

      9/14/15 - Today I created a new The Scarlet Pimpernel Library with all eighteen episodes of the complete series. In The Adventures of The Scarlet Pimpernel (1956) Sir Percy Blakeney, Bart., is a notorious fop and hedonistic member of the Prince Regent's court, but he is secretly "the Scarlet Pimpernel", a mysterious figure who rescues innocents from the Reign of Terror taking place in France and transports them to safety in England. Based on the classic adventure novels by Baroness Orczy, this series was one of the earliest costume dramas produced for television. Stars: Marius Goring, Stanley Van Beers, Anthony Newlands. The new library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Historical Drama Catalogs.

      9/12/15 - Tonight I posted the final sixteen episodes to the Yancy Derringer Library. Yancy Derringer (1958-1959) was an American Western series that ran on CBS, with Jock Mahoney in the title role. Yancy Derringer is a gentleman adventurer. He is a former Confederate Army captain who has returned to New Orleans, Louisiana in 1868, three years after the end of the Civil War. Widely respected by all parts of New Orleans society, he is recruited by the Federal city administrator, John Colton, to work as a secret agent at no pay. The new library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Western Shows Catalogs.

      9/11/15 - Today, in my seeming never ending quest to post obscure TV shows. I created a new Northwest Passage library with twelve episodes to start. These are all I have found so far, but there are 28 episodes in the series so I will keep my eyes open for more. In Northwest Passage (1958), Major Robert Rogers organized "Rogers Rangers" to search for the alleged waterway across the United States during the French and Indian War (1754-1759). The episodes told the story of their trials and tribulations searching for the Northwest Passage and their battles with both the French and Indians during this war. Stars: Keith Larsen, Buddy Ebsen, Don Burnett. This library is located in both the Action and Adventure and the Historical Drama Catalogs.

      9/10/15 - Today I added six episodes to my The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu library, giving us eight of the thirteen episodes of the full series. I also added plot summary, Season, and Episode information to the existing player pages. The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (1956) introduces us to Dr. Fu Manchu, evil genius and possessor of seemingly unlimited financial resources, who has pledged to bring about the downfall of western civilization to avenge unknown wrongs of the past. Only Sir Dennis Nayland-Smith of Scotland Yard is able to thwart his evil plans, ranging from assassination to germ attacks to sparking an all-out war. Stars: Glen Gordon, Lester Matthews, Clark Howat. Ths library is located in the Action and Adventure Catalog.

      9/7/15 - This morning I read of the passing of Martin Milner and decided it was time to create the Adam-12 library, for which I had bookmarked the series on Hulu a few weeks ago. I have posted seventeen episodes so far. The series on Hulu is NOT complete. They seem to have only selected episodes. Since I already have a Route 66 library, I decided to create a Martin Milner Catalog to house the two series', then went a little further and added a Feature Films library, with six films so far, and a Other TV Appearances library, with eleven episodes from other TV shows featuring Milner, which were already on the site. Martin Sam Milner (December 28, 1931 – September 6, 2015) was an American film, stage, radio and television actor. Milner is best known for his performances in two popular television series: Route 66, which aired on CBS from 1960 to 1964, and Adam-12, which aired on NBC from 1968 to 1975. He made his first television appearance in 1950 as a guest star in episode 28 titled "Pay Dirt" on The Lone Ranger. That same year, he began a recurring role as "Drexel Potter" on the television sitcom The Stu Erwin Show. He also appeared on six episodes of Webb's Dragnet television series between 1952 and 1955 and had a recurring role on The Life of Riley from 1953 to 1958. The new Adam-12 library is available in Action and Adventure and the Mystery, Detectives and Crime Drama Catalogs. The Martin Milner catalog can be found in the Catalog of Stars.

      9/6/15 - In an act of defiance I decided to put in a little work on Labor Day :-) and restored my long missing Law of the Plainsman library with twenty-nine of the 30 episodes that make up the series. This was one of (if not THE) first library I created completely from YouTube videos, and I soon learned the folly of not waiting to see if the uploads would last before doing the work of creating player pages. It vanished almost as soon as I finished it, and I never got around to looking for more of them. I found these on the Internet Archive recently, and they comprise the entire series, except for Episode 11, which I plan to keep looking for, so (hopefully) one more to come. Law of the Plainsman (1959) was the story of Sam Buckhart, who was an Apache Indian who had saved the life of a U.S. Cavalry officer after an Indian ambush. When the officer died, he left Sam money that was used for an education at private schools and Harvard University. After school, he returned to New Mexico where he became a Deputy Marshal working for Marshal Andy Morrison and living in a boarding house run by Martha Commager. Stars: Michael Ansara, Gina Gillespie and Dayton Lummis.

      9/5/15 - Today I received an email from regular correspondent, Ivar Sand, who gave me a heads-up about a couple of episodes from the first Season of The Avengers available on YouTube. These are the first I have ever seen. The first Season of the series was never broadcast on US television, and video of said episodes are very rare indeed. It was only two episoes, so I went ahead and posted them to the library. The series initially focused on Dr. David Keel (Ian Hendry) and his assistant John Steed (Patrick Macnee). Hendry left after the first season and Steed became the main character, partnered with a succession of female assistants from the Second Season on. The Avengers library is located in the Action and Adventure, Television Drama and the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalogs.

      9/2/15 - Today I created a new The Last of the Mohicans library with twelve episodes to start. I hope to find more, but I am not confident that I will because none of the various databases I consulted had more than 16 episode descriptions for the 39 episodes that make up the entire series. My theory is that those 16 are all that still exist, so I might find 4 more but I also might not. The Last of the Mohicans (later retitled Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans) is a 1957 Western television series made for syndication by ITC Entertainment and Normandie Productions. Loosely based on the 1826 novel The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper, the series starred John Hart and Lon Chaney, Jr.

      9/1/15 - Earlier this evening I ran across some Private Secretary episodes and remembered that I had lost most of that library about 6 months ago. I was down to 3 episodes and was able to add eleven to the series, including one called "Elusive" that wasn't in the previous version of the library. This library is accessable via the Whacky Dames Catalog. Private Secretary (also known as Susie) aired from February 1, 1953 to September 10, 1957 on CBS, alternating with The Jack Benny Program on Sundays at 7:30pm EST. The series starred Ann Sothern as Susan Camille "Susie" MacNamara, devoted secretary to handsome talent agent Peter Sands, played by Don Porter.

      8/31/15 - Tonight I went searching for episodes of Naked City at the suggestion of a Facebook correspondent, Bob Lewis, and didn't expect t find much. I have looked for episodes many times and never found more than a few short clips. Imagine my surprise when I checked on Hulu and found the complete 1st and 2nd Seasons of the series with no expiration date. I have posted the first twenty-three episodes. Many more to come! Naked City (1958–1963) was a police drama series which aired on the ABC television network. It was inspired by the 1948 motion picture The Naked City and mimics its dramatic "semi-documentary" format. As in the film, each episode concluded with a narrator intoning the iconic line: "There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them." Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon and Paul Burke. These first Season episodes are each 30 minutes long. During the second Season the programs expanded to an hour. The new library is located in the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalog.

      8/30/15 - Today I was able to restore my Hogan's Heroes Library, which includes the complete 1st Season. This is as far as I had gotten back in March when the entire library vanished because the YouTube channel they were all part of was taken down. I now have all 6 seasons bookmarked, but again they are all on the same YouTube channel. I went ahead and restored the pages I already had because it was relatively easy to do since the pages were already built. Now I am going to hold off for a while before I build any new pages from scratch, even though the uploads I am dealing with are over a year old. I have no idea how long these will last so watch 'em while I ve got them! Hogan's Heroes (1965-1971) was an American television sitcom set in a German prisoner of war (POW) camp during World War II. It ran on the CBS network. Bob Crane starred as Colonel Robert E. Hogan, co-ordinating an international crew of Allied prisoners running a Special Operations group from the camp. Werner Klemperer played Colonel Wilhelm Klink, the incompetent commandant of the camp, and John Banner was the inept sergeant-of-the-guard, Hans Schultz. This library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Funny Guys Catalogs.

      8/27/15 - Today I created a new Yancy Derringer Library with the first eighteen episodes to start. I have all 34 episodes of this series bookmarked so more to come. Yancy Derringer (1958-1959) was an American Western series that ran on CBS, with Jock Mahoney in the title role. Yancy Derringer is a gentleman adventurer. He is a former Confederate Army captain who has returned to New Orleans, Louisiana in 1868, three years after the end of the Civil War. Widely respected by all parts of New Orleans society, he is recruited by the Federal city administrator, John Colton, to work as a secret agent at no pay. The new library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Western Shows Catalogs. Many of these are from DailyMotion.com, which occasionally, but not always, has commercials embedded in them. Sorry about that.

      8/24/15 - This morning I added four episodes to my Sheena Queen of the Jungle Library, bringing the total to 16 episodes. Sheena debuted in Joshua B. Power's British magazine Wags #1, in 1937. She was created by Will Eisner and S. M. "Jerry" Iger. Model Irish McCalla portrayed Sheena in a 26-episode TV series aired in first-run syndication from 1955 to 1956. McCalla told a newspaper interviewer she was discovered by Nassour Studios while throwing a bamboo spear on a Malibu, California beach, famously adding, "I couldn't act, but I could swing through the trees". The new library is located in the Action and Adventure Catalog. I will continue to search for these - but so far they are all I have found.

      The added episodes are:
      The Elephant God
      Eye of the Idol
      Forbidden Land and
      Jungle Pursuit

      8/24/15 - Today I added eleven episodes to the The Professionals library, which brings us to the end of Season 5 and the end of the series with all 57 episodes intact. The Professionals (1977–1983) was a British crime-action television drama series produced by Avengers Mk1 Productions and London Weekend Television that aired on the ITV network. This series chronicled the lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism and similar high-profile crimes. This library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalogs.

      8/22/15 - Today I added Season 5 (twenty-nine episodes) to the Rawhide library. Rawhide was an American Western TV series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood that aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959 to September 3, 1965, before moving to Tuesday nights from September 14, 1965 until January 4, 1966, with a total of 217 black-and-white episodes. The series was produced and sometimes directed by Charles Marquis Warren, who also produced early episodes of Gunsmoke. This was Eastwood's stepping stone to fame and fortune as he became one of the few TV stars to successfully make the move into starring roles in movies. I have 3 more seasons bookmarked, so many more to come! This library is located in the Western Shows Catalog.

      8/21/15 - Today I added sisxteen episodes from Season 5 to the The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Library, which effectively finishes the library until I find more episodes. At this point we have 116 of the 164 episodes of the entire series. Rin Tin Tin (September 1918 – August 10, 1932) was a male German Shepherd rescued from a World War I battlefield by an American soldier, Lee Duncan, who nicknamed him "Rinty". Duncan trained Rin Tin Tin (often hyphenated as Rin-Tin-Tin) and obtained silent film work for the dog. Rin Tin Tin was an immediate box office success and went on to appear in 27 Hollywood films, gaining worldwide fame. Duncan groomed Rin Tin Tin IV for the 1950s television series The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, but the dog performed poorly in a screen test and was replaced in the TV show by trainer Frank Barnes's dogs, primarily one named Flame, Jr., called JR, with the public led to believe otherwise. Instead of shooting episodes, Rin Tin Tin IV stayed at home in Riverside. The TV show Rin Tin Tin was nominated for a PATSY Award in 1958 and in 1959 but did not win. I will continue to search for the missing episodes.

      8/18/15 - Today I added Season 4 (twenty-six episodes) to the The Big Valley library thus completing the series. The Big Valley was an American western television series which ran on ABC. The show starred Barbara Stanwyck, as the widow of a wealthy nineteenth century California rancher. The TV series was based loosely on the Hill Ranch, which was located at the western edge of Calaveras County, not far from Stockton. This library is located in the Western Shows and the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalogs.

      8/17/15 - More Are You Being Served? - this time the Australian spin off, also starring John Inman, Are You Being Served in Australia?, with ten of the sixteen episodes that make up the entire series. Located in the Are You Being Served? Catalog, which can be found via the Funny Guys and the Whacky Dames Catalogs. I have to apologise in advance for the annoying clock timer that appears at the top of the screen on these videos - nothing I could do about it.

      8/16/15 - Today I added Season 2 (thirty-six episodes) to the The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis library. The series revolved around the life of teenager/young adult Dobie Gillis (Dwayne Hickman), who, along with his best friend, beatnik, Maynard G. Krebs (Bob Denver), struggles against the forces of his life - high school, the military, college, and his parents (Frank Faylen and Florida Friebus) - as he aspires to attain both wealth and dates with girls. This library is located in the Funny Guys, the Family Comedies and Dramas and the Bob Denver Catalogs.

      8/15/15 - Shortly after I finished the Are You Being Served? Library I received an email from frequent correspondent, Dennis Carter, telling me that there was a short-lived sequal to the show called Grace & Favour (the American release was called Are You Being Served? Again), which I searched for on YouTube and found all twelve of the episodes. Grace & Favour was a sequel to the original long-running series. It aired on BBC1 for two seasons from 1992 to 1993 and marked the return of Are You Being Served? creators and writers Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft. This library can be found in both the Funny Guys and the Whacky Dames Catalogs, and I have created an Are You Being Served? Catalog to house both series'.

      8/14/15 - Today I added the 9th and 10th Seasons (thirteen episodes) to the Are You Being Served? Library, which completes the series with all 69 episodes. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985) was a BBC television sitcom. The series follows the misadventures and mishaps of the staff, as well as various interludes with customers (portrayed by popular and well-known British actors in guest appearances), of the retail ladies' and gentlemen's clothing floor departments of a fictional London department store called Grace Brothers. This library can be found in both the Funny Guys and the Whacky Dames Catalogs. I also found the 1st Season of the Original BattleBots series this morning and added all fourteen episodes. More to come!

      8/13/15 - Tonight I thought I had discovered the first Season of the BattleBots tv series, and since it was only six episodes, I built the library in about a half hour...only to then realize that in fact, this is the recent revial of the show that aired aired in July and is available on Hulu until the end of this month :-(. Anyway, I had the pages already built so I am posting them with the proviso that you need to watch these right aay before they expire on Hulu on August 31st. While I was at it I completed the Original Season 2 of the series as well. The BattleBots library is located in the Robots Catalog which can be found in the Game Show, SciFi/Fantasy and Feature Films Catalogs and in the Catalog of Stars.

      8/11/15 - Last night I created a new The Man from U.N.C.L.E. library with the entire first season (twenty-nine episodes), which is all I have found so far. I originally found this complete series on YouTube about a year ago and bookmarked them, only to see them vanish a few weeks later. These videos are from Daily Motion, which seems to be a lot looser about copyrighted content (possibly because the company that owns the site is located in Indonesia). In any case, while I am announcing the new library here, I have decided not to post it to Facebook in hopes that it will stay around for a while - I want to watch them myself! I have no idea how long these embeds will continue to function, so watch then while I've got them! The new library is located in the Action and Adventure and Mystery & Crime Drama Catalogs.

      8/6/15 - Tonight I created a new Other Jon Stewart Appearances library with twelve videos including Stewart appearances on the David Letterman Show, on his own short-lived Jon Stewart Show on MTV and guest appearances on other progrms. Ths led to creating a new Jon Stewart Catalog to this and the Daily Show with Jon Stewart library. The new catalog is located in the Catalog of Stars, and the Funny Guys Catalog.

      8/5/15 - Today it occurred too me that with John Stewart leaving The Daily Show after this week, it would probably be a good idea to create a Daily Show with Jon Stewart library to commemorate the occasion. What prompted this idea was an article in today's New Your Times entitled "Jon Stewart and 'The Daily Show': A Behind-the-Scenes Look at 9 Essential Moments" By Jeremy Egner, Dave Itzkoff and Kathryn Shattuck. The article was accompanied by 10 video clips going back to the very first episode in 1999, which concerned the Impeachment proceedings in the Congress against Bill Clinton, and later clips of note. So this library, which can be found in the Funny Guys and the News/Documentary (Reality) Programs Catalogs, will start out with those nine videos (and the follow-up clips from the same programs). They include Jon Stewart's infamous appearance on Crossfire (which led directly to the show's demise) and his first interview with President Barack Obama. Many more to come! tars

      8/4/15 - Tonight I added twenty-two episodes to the Father Knows Best library, taking us to Episode 19 of Season 2. The popular radio show came to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, played by Robert Young, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy. Whenever the kids need advice on anything at all, they can always turn to their father, because father knows best. this library is located in the Family Comedies and Dramas catalog.

      8/3/15 - Today I added nineteen episodes to the McHale's Navy Library, which completes Season 1 of the series. McHale's Navy (1962-1966) was a wacky military service comedy series set in the Pacific theatre of World War II (for the last season the setting changed to the European theater in Italy) and focused on the loony misfit crew of PT-73, wily boys with crazy antics, led by Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale, played by Ernest Borgnine. I will admit that I loved this series as a teenager. I have had it bookmarked for almost a year now, and finally decided to take a chance and start posting the episodes. I have the entire series bookmarked, by the way, so three Seasons to come. This library is located in the Funny Guys and the Action and Adventure Catalogs.

      7/28/15 - Today I am pleased to announce that I am restoring my The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis library with all of the Season 1 episodes (thirty-eight, in total) to start. Since I only had 12 in the original library, this is a vast improvement. In fact, I have recenty discovered that the entire series (147 episodes) is available on Hulu (sorry about the commercials). I am inclined to try and finish this library in the very near future - so look for it to expand exponentially. The series revolved around the life of teenager/young adult Dobie Gillis (Dwayne Hickman), who, along with his best friend, beatnik, Maynard G. Krebs (Bob Denver), struggles against the forces of his life - high school, the military, college, and his parents (Frank Faylen and Florida Friebus) - as he aspires to attain both wealth and dates with girls. This was one of my favorite series' growing up. Also, since this is now the second series I have posted that features Bob Denver, I have created a Bob Denver Catalog to house this series and also the Dusty's Trail library. I hope to also feature Denver's biggest hit show, Gilligan's Island, one of these days, but so far I have had little luck finding full episodes of that series, and when I have they tend to vanish from whichever streaming service I have found them on before I can post them to my site. The new catalog is located in the Catalog of Stars, while the individual series libraries can be accessed via the Funny Guys Catalog. Dusty's Trail can also be found in the Western Shows Catalog.

      7/27/15 - Today, I made a site-wide change in all of the Catalog pages. Previously the links on those pages consisted of a thumbnail image, which constituted the link, and Title Text under the image which was not part of the link. My change to the set-up was to include the Title Text in the link. The reason I did this is to enhance the navigation of the site for blind people. At the suggestion of a blind correspondent, Michael Bayus, I did some reading on how the tools that the sight-impared user works with in order to navigate a web site and found that the tools usually read the text of a link out loud so that the blind person can know where the link leads. The user under the old set-up would read the Text under the link and then would have to move the cursor in order to click on the link. Under the new set up, the user can read the text and then click on it to go to the page, without having to move the cursor. The only change that sighted users will notice is that the link Title Text is now underlined, indicating that it is part of the link.

      7/26/15 - For the last few days I have been doing "library clean-up" wherein I go through individual program libraries and test all of the title links to see if we have lost any of the videos. This one took place in the TV Drama and Feature Films libraries. The results were pretty good - but in the course of the study I did find about 60 or so title links that sent me to dead pages (almost always YouTube videos). The good news is that I am able to restore the pages in about 80% of cases. Anytime I create a new page, there are usually a few other copies of the same video available - I always choose the one that has been up on YouTube the longest. In some cases, especially with very poplular shows, or shows that are of a more recent vintage, I will sit on bookmarks for a year or more before posting them to make sure I am not wasting my efforts (as happened with the ill-fated Gunsmoke library, which vanished 4 times in the course of two years before I finally gave up on it). The McHale's Navy library that I posted a couple of weeks ago, for instance, was bookmarked for well over a year before I took any action - and I am still waiting to post more, just to see what happens to the ones I already put up. Now this post is going to get a bit "wonky", so if you have no interest in the minutia of how I maintain the site - you may want to move on. One of the things I started noticing lately is that my work on the site in the first couple of years was somewhat sloppy. I was still experimenting with my presentation strategy and and wasn't paying attention to how efficient I was making the library pages for the average viewer. I noticed that many times, when a viewer would hit the "More Episodes" link to go to the next library page, he or she would have to look around for the next forward link before they could move on. The simple solution to this issue was to make the library pages uniform. Each series library page, for instance, consists of the library title, followed usually by a description of the series, then a list of titles below. The title lists are in two or three columns usually - occasionally 4, but that is very rare. The number of columns depends on how long the titles are. I have found that some series' tend to have long titles - 4 or 5 words or more, others might always be short - 1 to 3 words, and still others tend to mix up the title lengths. Longer titles mean fewer columns and ultimately, more library pages. I do sometimes shorten the titles in order to make room for more columns. In one particular series, which will remain unnamed, the writers had appended the words "The Story of..." to every single title in the series. I took out those appendages, and thus saved myself from creating about 6 more library pages. But I digress - getting back to my uniformity cleanup - to create uniformity the trick is to figure out the maximum number of titles in a given column for that library's template and then standardize that number throughout the library pages. What this means is that if you hit the "More Episodes" link on the first page, it takes you to the second page and ideally your cursor should end up sitting on the "More Episodes" link for that page. This allows the viewer who is looking for a particular episode to simply scan the page for whatever he or she is looking for, then if they don't find it, they can simply click on the "More Episodes" link without having to move their cursor first, thus making it much easier to scan an entire library in a matter of minutes. I am going to be checking out ALL of the libraries over the next few months and introducing uniformity wherever possible.

      7/22/15 - Today I added eighteen episodes to the Suspense Library, taking us into the 6th Season of the series. At this point I suspect that I won't be finding any more of them because I noticed, while looking up the missing episodes, that none of the databases I consult regularly have any plot summary information for any of the episodes I don't already have. So I am concluding, for the time being, that for my purposes this series is complete. Since the series started in 1949 and was shot live, it is not unlikely that most of the episodes could be lost. I have 74 of the 262 episodes known to have been produced. Suspense (1949–1954) was an American television anthology series that ran on CBS Television from 1949 to 1954. Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations. Like many early television shows, the show was broadcast live from New York City. This library is located in the SciFi, Fantasy & Horror, the Television Drama and the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalogs.

      7/21/15 - Today I added thirteen episodes to the Dusty's Trail library. This expands the library to almost triple it's former size. Dusty's Trail was an American Western/Comedy series that aired in syndication from September 1973 to March 1974. The series is set in the 19th century about a small group of travelers separated from their wagon train who become lost. Bob Denver as Dusty, the assistant to the leader of a wagon train, and Forrest Tucker as Mr. Callahan, his irascible boss. This library is located in the Funny Guys and the Western Shows Catalogs.

      7/20/15 - Today, in the process of repairing a dead link in the Kraft Suspense Theatre Library, I found seven more episodes to add to the library, including:

      Leviathan Five
      My Enemy, This Town
      Knight's Gambit
      An Unknown Man
      Their Own Executioners
      He Couldn't Kill a Fly
      Green Felt Jungle

      Not to be confused with the 1950s mystery/drama series called Suspense, Kraft Suspense Theatre was a late entry into the drama anthology genre and was first telecast on NBC beginning in 1963. Sponsored by Kraft Foods, it was seen three weeks out of every four and was pre-empted for Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall specials once monthly. Later syndicated under the title Crisis, it was one of the few suspense series telecast in color at the time. Because of the diverse nature of the storylines, this library is located in the SciFi, Fantasy & Horror, the Television Drama and the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalogs.

      This evening I created a new Sheena Queen of the Jungle Library with twelve episodes so far. Sheena debuted in Joshua B. Power's British magazine Wags #1, in 1937. She was created by Will Eisner and S. M. "Jerry" Iger. Model Irish McCalla portrayed Sheena in a 26-episode TV series aired in first-run syndication from 1955 to 1956. McCalla told a newspaper interviewer she was discovered by Nassour Studios while throwing a bamboo spear on a Malibu, California beach, famously adding, "I couldn't act, but I could swing through the trees". I have some more of these bookmarked but I want to wait and see of they stay up on YouTube before I post any more of them here. The new library is located in the Action and Adventure Catalog.

      7/18/15 - Today I created a Walt Disney Catalog with thirty-seven episodes of the Disneyland TV Show, which includes episodes of various Disney series' such as: The Swamp Fox, Texas John Slaughter and The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca - for all of which I also created separate libraries. I also added the Adventures of Zorro Library to the new Catalog, and created separate libraries for Disney Science Films, Animated Films, Nature Films and WWII Government Sponsored Films. The Walt Disney Catalog is located in the Catalog of Stars. You can also access the other Disney series libraries separately in the appropriate Catalogs according to their genre. Walter Elias "Walt" Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer. As a prominent figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, he is regarded as a cultural icon, known for his influence and contributions to entertainment during the 20th century. As a Hollywood business mogul, he and his brother Roy O. Disney co-founded The Walt Disney Company. As an animator and entrepreneur, Disney was particularly noted as a filmmaker and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. During his lifetime, he won 22 Academy Awards and received four honorary Academy Awards from a total of 59 nominations, including a record of four in one year, giving him more Oscar awards and nominations than any other individual in history.

      7/16/15 - Today I created a new McHale's Navy Library, with the first seventeen episodes of the series. McHale's Navy (1962-1966) was a wacky military service comedy series set in the Pacific theatre of World War II (for the last season the setting changed to the European theater in Italy) and focused on the loony misfit crew of PT-73, wily boys with crazy antics, led by Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale, played by Ernest Borgnine. I will admit that I loved this series as a teenager. I have had it bookmarked for almost a year now, and finally decided to take a chance and start posting the episodes. I have the entire series bookmarked, by the way, so many more to come. The new library is located in the Funny Guys and the Action and Adventure Catalogs.

      7/14/15 - Tonight I created a new It's About Time Library, with twenty-one of the 26 episodes of the complete series, at the suggestion of frequent correspondent, Keith Walters. It's About Time (1966–1967) is about two astronauts, Mac (Frank Aletter) and Hector (Jack Mullaney), traveling faster than the speed of light, which results in their being sent back in time to prehistoric days. There, they have to adjust to living with a cave family led by Shad (Imogene Coca) and Gronk (Joe E. Ross). Their children were 18-year-old Mlor (Mary Grace) and 14-year-old Breer (Pat Cardi). The chief of the tribe, Boss (Cliff Norton) and his right-hand man Clon (Mike Mazurki) were always suspicious of the astronauts. I have to admit that I had never heard of this show, but in fact, it has an all-star cast, and I imagine I might have noticed it if it hadn't come on TV right after I graduated from high school and was totally absorbed in finding my way in the World as a musician. The new library is located in the Whacky Dames, the Funny Guys, and the Family Drama and Comedies Catalogs.

      7/13/15 - Yesterday and today I have been doing some more cosmetic work with the Front Door and the Main Library Pages. I have re-arranged some of the thumbnails on the Main Library page to better reflect the relative importance of the various categories of productions represented by the Library Catalogs (in my own humble opinion, of course). I also changed the wording on the Library Page Banner graphic to read "Classic Television and Movie Library", in an attempt to stress the "library concept" behind the site. I also added a prominent instruction to folks using Tablets and other electronic devices to use their device in the Landscape Mode when viewing the site. My work schedule on the site is kind of "hit and miss" this time of the year because of my musical pursuits. Last week I had rehearsals with two different ensembles, then played gigs with each of them on Thursday and Saturday. I have another engagement coming up on Wednesday afternoon. Anyway, I did find time to add three Pilot shows to the Benny Hill Show Library. I have about 45 more of the regular season episodes, from 1970 to 1984, bookmarked, but they are fairly new uploads so I don't trust them to last - I will keep my eye on them and hope to add them too the site eventually.

      7/10/15 - Today I added sixteen episodes to the December Bride Library, which lost three episodes a few days ago. None of the sixteen added episodes were the same as the ones we lost. December Bride (1954-1959) was an American sitcom that aired on the CBS television network, adapted from the original CBS radio network series. December Bride centered around the adventures of Lily Ruskin, a spry widow played by Spring Byington, who was not, in fact, a "December" (rather old) bride but very much desired to become one if the right man would come along. The new library is located in the Whacky Dames Catalog and the Family Drama and Comedies Catalog.

      7/8/15 - Today I got a tip from a regular correspondent, Keith Walters, about a short lived series starring Jerry Van Dyke (brother of Dick) called Accidental Family. I subsequently found ten episodes of the sixteen episode series and created a library to house them. Accidental Family is an American sitcom broadcast on NBC during the first part of the 1967-68 U.S. television season. The series starred Jerry Van Dyke as a widowed comedian, Jerry Webster, who bought a farm in the San Fernando Valley to serve as a place for him to raise his son, Sandy, when he was not touring. When he was on the road, Sandy was under the care of the farm's manager, divorceé Sue Kramer (Lois Nettleton), who had a daughter the same age as Webster's son. The program consistently lost in the Nielsen ratings to both the CBS Friday Night Movies and the ABC Western The Guns of Will Sonnett and was cancelled at midseason as a result. It was initially replaced by the first prime-time run of the game show Hollywood Squares.

      7/7/15 - Today I created a new Benny Hill Show Library with seven episodes of the long running comedy show, plus five TV specials. Alfred Hawthorne Hill, known by his stage name Benny Hill (21 January 1924 – 20 April 1992), was an English comedian and actor, best remembered for his long-running television programm The Benny Hill Show. The Benny Hill Show aired in various incarnations between January 15, 1955 and May 30, 1991 in over 140 countries. The show focused on sketches that were full of slapstick, mime, parody, and double-entendre. Thames Television cancelled production of the show in 1989 due to declining ratings and large production costs. The show often used undercranking and sight gags to create what he called "live animation". The show typically closed with a sped-up chase scene involving him and often a crew of scantily-clad women (usually with Hill being the one chased, due to silly predicaments that he himself caused), a takeoff on the stereotypical Keystone Kops chase scenes. Hill also composed and sang patter songs and often entertained his audience with lengthy high-speed double-entendre rhymes and songs, which he recited or sang in a single take. I have more than 60 episodes of the show bookmarked - but most of them are fairly recent uploads, no more than 2 months in most cases, so I am going to hold off a while to see if they last before building more player pages. The new Catalog is located in the Funny Guys Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      7/2/15 - Today I added the final eighteen episodes to the Dangerous Assignment library, thus completing the series. Donlevy starred as US special agent Steve Mitchell in 39 episodes of the 1952 TV series "Dangerous Assignment". Mitchell received assignments to exotic locales involving international intrigue from 'The Commissioner' played by Hubert Butterfield. This library is located in the Brian Donlevy Catalog.

      6/30/15 - Today, to honor the passing of comedian, Jack Carter, I created a new Jack Carter Catalog with five of his Comedy Routines from various shows, ten of his Game Show Appearances and four complete Variety Programs featuring Jack Carter performances (all of which were already on the site). I will be looking for more. Jack Chakrin (June 24, 1922 – June 28, 2015), known by his stage name Jack Carter, was an American comedian, actor and host. Brooklyn-born Carter had a long-running comedy act similar to fellow rapid-paced contemporaries Milton Berle and Morey Amsterdam. He hosted an early television variety program called Cavalcade of Stars on the DuMont Network. He was lured to NBC to host his own program titled The Jack Carter Show. Carter recommended Jackie Gleason take his place as host of Cavalcade of Stars. The Jack Carter Show appeared under the banner of the Saturday Night Revue, NBC's two and a half hour Saturday night programming slot. Carter hosted his show for one hour each week followed by the ninety minute Your Show of Shows starring Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner and Howard Morris. He remained friends with Sid Caesar his entire life, performing the eulogy at his funeral. The new Catalog is located in the Funny Guys Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      6/29/15 - Today I created a new Superman Radio Show library with the first twenty-one episodes of the series. I have 92 of these available so many more to come! The Adventures of Superman was a long-running radio serial that originally aired from 1940 to 1951, adapted from the DC Comics character. The serial came to radio as a syndicated show on New York City's WOR on February 12, 1940. On Mutual, it was broadcast from August 31, 1942, to June 24, 1949. The series shifted to ABC Saturday evenings on October 29, 1949, and then returned to afternoons, twice-a-week on June 5, 1950, continuing on ABC until March 1, 1951. In all, 2068 original episodes of The Adventures of Superman were aired on American radio. The new library is located in the Old Time Radio and Superman Catalogs.

      6/28/15 - Today I added six more episodes to the Dangerous Assignment library, starring Brian Donlevy, and then decided to look around for other Donlevy vehicles and found eleven of his Feature Films. So I have created a new Brian Donlevy Catalog. Waldo Brian Donlevy (February 9, 1901 – April 5, 1972), later known as Brian Donlevy, was an American actor, noted for playing dangerous tough guys from the 1930s to the 1960s. He usually appeared in supporting roles. Among his best-known films are Beau Geste (1939) and The Great McGinty (1940). For his role as Sergeant Markoff in Beau Geste he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Donlevy starred as US special agent Steve Mitchell in 39 episodes of the 1952 TV series "Dangerous Assignment". Mitchell received assignments to exotic locales involving international intrigue from 'The Commissioner' played by Hubert Butterfield. His obituary in The Times newspaper in the United Kingdom stated that "any consideration of the American 'film noir' of the 1940s would be incomplete without him". The new Catalog is located in the Feature Films Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      6/27/15 - Today I added sixteen episodes to the Password Library. Password (1961-1975) was an American television game show which was created by Bob Stewart for Goodson-Todman Productions. The host was Allen Ludden. Two teams, each consisting of one celebrity player and one "civilian" contestant, competed. The word to be conveyed (the "password") was given to one player on each team and was shown to the studio audience and home viewers (also they get to hear it). These episodes are all from the original version of the game show. Located in the Password Catalog which is in the Game Show Catalog.

      6/24/15 - Tonight I added six episodes to the Dangerous Assignment library and also arranged the library into proper order and added plot summary and air date information to the player pages. In Dangerous Assignment, "The Commissioner" sent US special agent Steve Mitchell to exotic locales where he encounters adventure and international intrigue, all played out using extreme violence. Brian Donlevy played the lead character in Dangerous Assignment between 1949 and 1954, taking the series to TV in 1952. This library is located in the Action and Adventure and Mystery & Crime Drama Catalogs.

      6/23/15 - After I put together the George Reeves Catalog a few days ago, I received an email from my friend, Dennis Carter, who mentioned that the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Reeves by gunshot wound and the subsequent revelations of the various theories about what had actually happened, brought to mind all of controversey surrounding another famous gunshot death - that of our 35th President, John F. Kennedy. I realized immediately that he was right about that, and decided to act on his suggestion that I consider creating a JFK Assassination videos library. I also realized that any such undertaking would need to focus on more than just the circumstances of Kennedy's death, so to that end I have created a John F. Kennedy Catalog, containing the afore mentioned Assassination Library, plus libraries pertaining to Kennedy's Speeches , The Kennedy/Nixon Debates and a library containing Documentary Features. I was a 15 year old freshman in High School when the President was shot in Dallas - I heard the news over the school PA system. The principal, who made the announcement, was all choked up as he dismissed classes for the remainder of the day. There is such a wealth of material, particularly in regards to the assassination, that I have simply established the catalog with ten or so videos in each of the four libraries. These libraries will expand exponentially in the months to come. Note: The Assassination Catalog has twenty videos so far and barely scratches the surface of the Conspiracy Theorists that are out there to this day. I have confined the first few vidoes to contemporary news accounts of the day, and the first of the assassination documentaries such as Mark Lane's 1966 "Rush to Judgement" and David Wolper's "Four Days in November". As this catalog expands, it will begin to contain more of the various Conspiracy Theories that abound on the subject. I might add that I spent a lot of time in my young adult years pouring over the various accounts, reading books and watching films that attempted to lay out "the truth" about what happened that day. One regret I have is that I was unable to find any of the Mort Sahl TV shows, examining the Zapruder Film in detail, that first sparked my interest in the subject in the 1970s. The new catalog is located in News/Documentary (Reality) Programs, and the Catalog of Stars.

      6/18/15 - Today, at the suggestion of a frequent correspondent, Dennis Carter, I created a George Reeves Catalog, including the Adventures of Superman library, as well as a George Reeves Film library with nine feature films, a George Reeves Other Appearances library with five of his appearances in other television shows, and a George Reeves Documentary library with six George Reeves documentary films (and/or videos). That last library proved to be a bit frustrating becauze three of the videos had no air date or other information that I could track down. George Reeves (January 5, 1914 – June 16, 1959) was an American actor known for his role as Superman in the 1950s television program Adventures of Superman. Reeves' film career began in 1939 when he was cast as Stuart Tarleton (incorrectly listed in the film's credits as Brent Tarleton), one of Scarlett O'Hara's suitors in Gone with the Wind. It was a minor role, but Fred Crane and he, both in brightly dyed red hair as "the Tarleton Twins", were in the film's opening scenes. Reeves made many appearances in movies, usually in supporting roles. His death at age 45 from a gunshot remains a polarizing topic; the official finding was suicide, but some believe he was murdered or the victim of an accidental shooting. The new catalog can be accessed via the Action and Adventure, the SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Catalog, the Feature Films Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      6/16/15 - Last night and today I spent most of my time doing site maintenance - specifically in the Feature Films Catalog. There are 15 basic Feature Films Catalogs - meaning the different types of films - Drama, Comedy, Musical, Western, Action/Adventure, SciFi/Horror, etc. Some of them are cross populated - Western Films are also included in the Action/Adventure catalog, for instance. Of course, there are many more sub-catalogs included in the Feature Films catalog, but the others are all references to specific actors, characters or creators. I am pleased to report that the vast majority of the Catalog is still intact. I only had to eliminate a few films (I was able to restore most of the dead pages easily). Mostly I worked on cosmetic repairs - fixing typos, discovering and repairing instances where I had accidently substituted the wrong decsription or other errors that are largely attributable to the fact that I use previous pages as templates for future pages. Sometimes I get into the rhythm of creating mulitiple pages and just make careless mistakes, which is why I always try to go back and double-check my results. I also did some work in the Television Drama Catalog, adding two episodes, Where You Loved Me and The Deceiving Eye to the Stage 7 library and The Night America Trembled, to the Studio One library. Finally, I added two episodes to the (very sparce) People's Choice library, located in the Jackie Cooper Catalog inside the Funny Guys Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      6/15/15 - Today I happen to stumble across my The Donna Reed Show library, and realized that it has been more than a year-and-a-half since the last time I added anything too it! So I added the all thirty-eight episodes of Season 2. About half of the series (152 episodes) is on Hulu (sorry about the commercials) so many more to come. The Donna Reed Show was an American situation comedy starring Donna Reed as the middle-class housewife Donna Stone. Carl Betz co-stars as her pediatrician husband Dr. Alex Stone, and Shelley Fabares and Paul Petersen as their teenage children, Mary and Jeff. The show originally aired on ABC from September 24, 1958 to March 19, 1966. The library is located in the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalog.

      6/14/15 - Today I added all twenty-six episodes of Season 3 to The Big Valley library. I have to admit that I have never seen this show. It aired in the late 1960s when I was spending most of my time on the road with touring bands. I notice that the plots for a lot of these shows involve traveling - so maybe I should have been watching :-) The Big Valley was an American western television series which ran on ABC. The show stars Barbara Stanwyck, as the widow of a wealthy nineteenth century California rancher. The TV series was based loosely on the Hill Ranch, which was located at the western edge of Calaveras County, not far from Stockton. I have all of the series episodes bookmarked (4 Seasons), so one more season to go. This library is located in the Western Shows and the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalogs.

      6/13/15 - Today I added twenty-two episodes to my Captain Midnight Library, which expands the library by a factor of 8 (twenty-five total). This is pretty special too me because not only is this one of (if not the first) library I ever created on the site, but it is definitely the first television program I ever watched. I was barely 6 years old when this came on and I watched it religiously - got into the cross promotion toys - the whole nine yards. Captain Midnight (1954-1955), produced by Screen Gems and starring Richard Webb, began September 9, 1954 on CBS with Ovaltine as the sponsor, continuing for 39 episodes until January 21, 1956. When the TV series went into syndication in 1958, Ovaltine was no longer the sponsor but owned the rights to the character's name "Captain Midnight", forcing a title change from Captain Midnight to Jet Jackson, Flying Commando, and all references in the episodes to Captain Midnight were redubbed "Jet Jackson". Also created a new Captain Midnight Theatrical Serial (1942) Library with all fifteen Chapters of the serial. Then I created a Captain Midnight Catalog to house the two libraries. This Catalog is located in the Kid Shows, the Action and Adventure, the SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Catalogs and the Catalog of Stars.

      6/12/15 - Today I read that Christopher Lee passed away a few days ago, so I decided to create a Christopher Lee Catalog, including a Christopher Lee Film Library, with fourteen of his films, and a second library of his Other Appearance, including six television shows and three documentary films. Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was an English actor, singer and author. With a career spanning nearly 70 years, Lee initially portrayed villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a sequence of Hammer Horror films. His other film roles include Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit film trilogy (2012–2014), and Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus in the final two films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (2002 and 2005) and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008). The new catalog can be accessed via the SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Catalog, the Feature Films Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      6/9/15 - Today I added ten episodes to the The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Library, greatly expanding the library, which previously only had four episodes. The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951-1958) starred Guy Madison as the legendary Old West lawman (in real life, also a gunfighter) United States Marshal James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok, and Andy Devine as his comedy sidekick, Jingles P. Jones. The library is located in the Action and Adventure and the Western Shows Catalogs.

      6/8/15 - Today I added eighteen episodes to the Suspense Library, bringing us to the end of the 4th Season. Suspense (1949–1954) was an American television anthology series that ran on CBS Television from 1949 to 1954. Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations. Like many early television shows, the show was broadcast live from New York City. This library is located in the SciFi, Fantasy & Horror, the Television Drama and the Mystery & Crime Drama Catalogs. One more season to add.

      6/7/15 - Today I created the final (fourth) version of the Password game show library. Million Dollar Password was an updated version of the game show Password on CBS, which was hosted by Regis Philbin and ran from June 1, 2008 to June 14, 2009. Based upon a format created by Bob Stewart for Goodson-Todman, FremantleMedia produced the program. I have ten episodes to start. There are doubtless many more of these later iterations episodes available, but I will be concentrating initilly on expanding the original version library for historical purposes (and because I find the stars of olden days generally more interesting then the those that appear in these later incarnations). Located in the Password Catalog which is in the Game Show Catalog.

      6/6/15 - Today I added all thirty episodes of Season 2 to The Big Valley library. The Big Valley was an American western television series which ran on ABC. The show stars Barbara Stanwyck, as the widow of a wealthy nineteenth century California rancher. The TV series was based loosely on the Hill Ranch, which was located at the western edge of Calaveras County, not far from Stockton. I have all of the series episodes bookmarked (4 Seasons), so we are only about half done. This library is located in the Western Shows and the Family Comedies and Dramas Catalogs.

      6/5/15 - Yet more Password - this time a new Super Password Library with fifteen episodes Password Plus and Super Password were American TV game shows that aired separately between 1979 and 1989. While elements of the original game show format Password were modified for these two programs, both Password Plus and Super Password had the same general format with only subtle differences between the two. Password Plus and Super Password aired on NBC, and were taped on Stage 3 at NBC Studios in Burbank, California. Password Plus was a Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Production and Super Password was a Mark Goodson Production. Password Plus aired from January 8, 1979 to March 26, 1982, for 801 episodes (one of which was left unaired until airing on GSN as a rerun in the mid-1990s). The program also won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show in 1982. Located in the Password Catalog which is in the Game Show Catalog.

      6/1/15 - Today I created a new Arthur Godfrey Catalog with four episodes of the Arthur Godfrey Show, two episodes of Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts and eight Other Arthur Godfrey Appearances. Arthur Morton Godfrey (August 31, 1903 – March 16, 1983) was an American radio and television broadcaster and entertainer who was sometimes introduced by his nickname, The Old Redhead. No TV personality in 1950s America enjoyed more clout or fame than Godfrey until an infamous on-air incident (Godfrey fired singer Julius La Rosa while the cameras were rolling!) undermined his folksy image and triggered a gradual decline. At the peak of his success, Godfrey helmed two CBS-TV weekly series and a daily 90-minute television mid-morning show, but, by the early 1960s, his presence had been reduced to hosting the occasional TV special. The new catalog is located in both the Funny Guys Catalog and the Catalog of Stars.

      Previous Updates

      Notes on my methods:

      My method is to search the Archive.org site for programs to bookmark. I have a bookmark folder for each library. I go back later and post the videos in batches. For those who may be interested, I created this site originally as a way to catalog programs for download for use on the Public Access Television Station where I work in Fort Bragg, CA, Mendocino Coast Television (MCTV). Public Domain television shows and movies are legal to broadcast and they are free. I found Archive.org rather cumbersome to navigate, so I started building this site with just links to the individual pages on Archive.org. It immediately occurred to me that with just a tiny bit more effort, I could also build a player page and actually display the programs for the public to enjoy. The logical next step was to change the purpose of the site (although I do still use it for the original purpose), to a free video repository


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