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Buyer's guide to fifty years of TV on video
Frank, Sam.
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Publication Information:
Amherst, NY : Prometheus Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
1498 pages ; 25 cm
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PN1992.3.U5 F66 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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From Ernie Kovacs to ER this jampacked TV treasure-trove includes information on how to order videos of sitcoms, drama series and anthologies, science fiction, westerns, children's shows, variety shows, musical shows, specials, rock & roll broadcasts, documentaries, exposes, and more.

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Library Journal Review

Want to buy episodes of 77 Sunset Strip but can't find them at the local video store? This massive, consumer-oriented guide by a former staff writer for Daily Variety will provide you with a telephone or mail order source not only for this series but for a wide range of TV programs, from daytime game shows and prime-time sitcoms to specials and TV movies. This book covers some of the same territory as Tim Brooks and Earl Marsh's The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows (Ballantine, 1995), and there is also considerable overlap with Video Source Book (Gale, 1998), which is not, however, a consumer title. The volume includes much material beyond the essentials necessary for a buying guide, making it difficult to locate information that should be the core of the book. The coding of video vendors within listings is not highlighted, requiring patience and much page turning to locate the code and convert it into a purchase source. All the extras would have made a good companion volume. Still, this includes good tidbits for television trivia freaks and patient buyers of television programs.‘Kathy Breeden, Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.