“Siege at An Loc” concludes as Ed Marks continues to experience the 1972 Easter Offensive in a story by Don Lomax and Wayne Vansant. Plus, we continue to go “Stateside,” this time catching up with Sgt. Poklow from the original run of the series. I also have a look at season 3 of China Beach.
It’s the fourth episode of the seven-part miniseries IT CAME FROM SYNDICATION! This time around, I continue my look at syndicated television from the 1980s and 1990s with a look at game shows. Join me and Amanda as we talk about everything from Jeopardy! to the $100,000 Pyramid and take our discussion beyond syndication for a look at Double Dare, Press Your Luck, and Supermarket Sweep!
It’s the third episode of the seven-part miniseries IT CAME FROM SYNDICATION! This time around, I continue my look at syndicated television from the 1980s and 1990s with a look at a category known as “Infotainment,” which includes news programs, sports programs, entertainment journalism, and talk shows. Join me and Amanda as we talk about everything from The George Michael Sports Machine to A Current Affair and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
It’s the second episode of the seven-part miniseries IT CAME FROM SYNDICATION! This time around, I continue my look at syndicated television from the 1980s and early 1990s with a look at that bastion of American television, sitcoms. From Throb to Out of This World to Small Wonder, I’ll be looking at the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to half-hour comedies on the non-network channels.
It’s the premiere episode of a special seven-part Pop Culture Affidavit miniseries, IT CAME FROM SYNDICATION! Starting with THIS VERY EPISODE, I will be taking a look at syndicated television from the 1980s and the early 1990s, covering a variety of genres and shows. For our first time around, I start off by talking about the history of syndication in the United States and then move on to my personal history with syndication as a kid on Long Island. Then, I go into the first type of programming that I’m covering: movies. From Siskel & Ebert’s weekly review show to WPIX’s Godzillathon, I discuss why coming across movies in syndication was so important to me as a kid.
When I was growing up on Long Island, in a house that was deprived of the sweet sweet bliss that was cable television, I had seven channels to contend with. While I could watch whatever was on the major broadcast networks and PBS, I also had the opportunity to view a number of programs that were syndicated.
Now, I’m going to be bringing my experience to a podcast.
For seven weeks starting this July, I’ll be spending my time looking at a variety of programming genres that aired in syndication in the 1980s and early 1990s. Complete with special guests along the way!
IT CAME FROM SYNDICATION will start on July 11. Until now, enjoy this promo …
It’s the second of a two-part look at police story comics of the late 1980s and early 1990s! This time around, I look at the Marvel comics series Cops: The Job by Larry Hama, Joe Jusko, Mike Harris, and Jimmy Palmiotti from 1992.