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who'll replace robert osborne ?


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#21 LornaHansonForbes

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:48 AM

I do think that Dave Karger would make a worthy addition to TCM's roster of regular hosts. As it is, Karger has already distinguished himself as one of the leading authorities on the Academy Awards, assuming that mantle from Osborne, and I would not be surprised if Karger is tapped to continue Osborne's legacy as the official historian of the Oscars -- 90 Years of the Oscar ​is due next year.


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#22 Barton_Keyes

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:25 AM

I do think that Dave Karger would make a worthy addition to TCM's roster of regular hosts. As it is, Karger has already distinguished himself as one of the leading authorities on the Academy Awards, assuming that mantle from Osborne, and I would not be surprised if Karger is tapped to continue Osborne's legacy as the official historian of the Oscars -- 90 Years of the Oscar ​is due next year.


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#23 Sepiatone

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:58 AM

I only watched the Robert Osborne "Private Screenings" episode last night and was kind of startled.  I REMEMBER that scene in THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES and some of those beer commercials.  I never correlated RO as the same guy when I started watching TCM.

 

Rotating guest hosts might work for a while, but they need to get a regular.  If it's "political" Ben, well OK.  He does well enough.  But I'd consider, if not Ben, then getting someone from the same arena Bob came from.  A movie writer/historian with a similar background in  film literature.  And with some "connections" and slight experience with working in front of a camera.

 

Or maybe even some retired and well known and respected actor, actress or director.  But I'm at a loss to suggest any names.

 

 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:43 AM

I think it would be interesting to have a regular rotation of guest hosts within the film industry to introduce films that are close to the genres to which they are associated. They can be actors, directors, editors, etc, and they can change them yearly like The Essentials co-hosts.

I think Billy Crystal would make a great guest host. I also think Alec Baldwin would be great. I hesitate to offer this person as a suggestion, but Seth MacFarlane has a great love of all things nostalgia, and might be a very entertaining guest host.

Whatever TCM decides to do, I think we can all agree that there will never be another host who is as perfectly suited for the job as Robert Osborne.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:27 AM

Interestingly I posted a similar topic about 3 weeks before we lost RO. 

 

In that post I asked if folks thought Dave Karger would make a good host since he seems in the same style and manner as RO.  I believe there were 3 or 4 people who were in favor before the post was mysteriously pulled...

 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:11 AM

I don't think TCM will "replace" Robert Osborne.  He had been absent off and on for a couple of years and they increased Ben M's presence (ok by me  --  I've always like him) and went with various "guest hosts" for special segments during that time.  I think they'll continue doing that unless it makes more financial sense to have one person host all of the "Spotlights," etc. and then have Ben do the nightly hosting. Personally, I'd prefer a regular "Spotlight" host but perhaps that is because the performances of those folks have been so spotty  -- one time the host is pretty awful, the next time he/she is just fine.  I think "Essentials" is gone for good and I don't really have a problem with that.

 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:48 AM

Dude, Donald Trump was a Guest Programmer of the Month. You see only what you want to see.

 

Heh, yeah.  And he probably thinks the WHOLE STATION is a "scam".  ;)

 

 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:27 AM

Dude, Donald Trump was a Guest Programmer of the Month. You see only what you want to see.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:21 AM

Interestingly I posted a similar topic about 3 weeks before we lost RO. 

 

In that post I asked if folks thought Dave Karger would make a good host since he seems in the same style and manner as RO.  I believe there were 3 or 4 people who were in favor before the post was mysteriously pulled...

 

Yancey



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:16 AM

They need someone who isn't political, people have had it with that.

 

Oh geeeeez. Here we go again.

 

You and your freakin' "Ben's too political" crap/NONSENSE!!!

 

(...I've said it to ya before and NOW I'll say it to ya AGAIN, dude...the ONLY thing "wrong" with Ben is that damn nasally VOICE of his...one day I'd LOVE to teach the guy how to say "actor" withOUT sounding like that freakin' AFLAC duck in those commercials, but alas I'd probably have just about the same level of success at THIS as Kathleen Freeman's diction coach Phoebe Dinsmore in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN does trying to get Jean Hagen's Lina Lamont to stop saying "I caint stands 'im" in HER nasally voice!!!)

 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:14 AM

They need someone who isn't political, people have had it with that. And for a station that points out blacklisting so much, they don't seem to have many conservatives on, if ever.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:35 AM

Now, ya know who WOULD make one hell of a great TCM presenter? And, a guy would doesn't seem to be doin' much lately in The Biz?

 

Uh-huh. A guy would LOVES classic movies.

 

AND, a guy who almost EVERYBODY agrees was THE best host of the Oscar ceremonies, and where he'd constantly exhibit said love and knowledge of movies.

 

Yep! I'm talkin' Billy Crystal here.

 

Wonder if he could be pressed into service? He seems the perfect fit to ME, anyway.

 

(...now, I, DARGO, would do it, but nobody knows ME from what Sheldon Leonard's Nick the bartender once says about George Bailey in Capra's Christmas perennial-"Adam's Off Ox", and so don't look for the TCM honchos to come knockin' on MY door any time soon, folks...and besides, I'm MUCH too damn cheap to sign onto that whole "Blacklot" thing, and where supposedly one can get their foot in the ol' door) 

 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:25 AM

Ozzy Osbourne. Keep it in the family.

 

Sorry Vautrin, but BOB's family never spelled THEIR surname with that dumb British superfluous letter 'u', and UNLIKE the limey Ozzy's!

 

(...and so sorry, but your comment doesn't make sense, dude)

 

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:35 PM

I'd like to see more of Michael Phillips on TCM, although he's busy with his duties as the film critic of The Chicago Tribune.

 

Phillips will be hosting TCM on Friday nights in April, introducing a series devoted to post-WWII melodramas.


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 03:57 PM

Ozzy Osbourne. Keep it in the family.


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Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 03:31 PM

Some will assume it'll be Ben.  Maybe they'll find an older and experienced film writer with a solid Hollywood background.

 

I don't really care but that I certainly hope it isn't ALEC BALDWIN.

 

 

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He'll be busy the next four years, at least !


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 03:24 PM

I'd like to see more of Michael Phillips on TCM, although he's busy with his duties as the film critic of The Chicago Tribune.

 

 


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 03:04 PM

Some will assume it'll be Ben. Maybe they'll find an older and experienced film writer with a solid Hollywood background.

I don't really care but that I certainly hope it isn't ALEC BALDWIN.


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:46 PM

Some will assume it'll be Ben.  Maybe they'll find an older and experienced film writer with a solid Hollywood background.

 

I don't really care but that I certainly hope it isn't ALEC BALDWIN.

 

 

Sepiatone

 

Nahh, he's having too much success right now.


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:44 PM

Some will assume it'll be Ben.  Maybe they'll find an older and experienced film writer with a solid Hollywood background.

 

I don't really care but that I certainly hope it isn't ALEC BALDWIN.

 

 

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