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freerein

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  1. I'm good with Alec Baldwin taking over "The Essentials".  He and Robert Osborne jelled. I really enjoyed  those two together, the camaraderie and  the good natured sparring on some topics,  especially in a couple of the outtakes we had privy to.

     

    If the baton has to be passed, I am glad it's being passed to Alec Baldwin.

     

    That being said, I'll miss Mr. Osborne to the core of me.

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  2. I just saw the thread re: Alec Baldwin hosting "The Essentials", on Saturdays.

     

    I'm good with that. He and Robert Osborne jelled. I really enjoyed those two together, the camaraderie and  the good natured sparring on some topics,  especially in a couple of the outtakes we had privy to.

     

    If the baton has to be passed, I am glad it's being passed to Alec Baldwin.

     

    That being said, I'll miss Mr. Osborne to the core of me.

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  3. Looked it up other night & it appears his burial is being kept secret

    From what I've read (extensively on the 'net), they are keeping it secret for now to keep the general public away so the stars can pay their respects, either in person or flowers sent.

     

    I also read he was cremated. So who knows. I think folks are just guessing at this point.

     

    Very private, as he was. Suits him, doesn't it? :)

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  4. This morning I woke to TCM's Tribute to Roberts Osborne. During the night, I  had dreamed I was sobbing because he was gone, and I missed him terribly. I was walking down a cobblestone sidewalk, and I saw his 3 apartments (all on ground level and in an L-shape), and I thought I  saw him in a window. I ran in looking for him, only to realize it was just a painting of him hanging on the opposite wall of the window. I felt so let down, until these two gentleman, whom I did not recognize, walked in. One asked me why I was so dispirited, and I told him, "He was my idol. I never got to meet him and get to know him, and now I'll never have the chance".

     

    He reached for a book from the shelves holding all of Robert Osborne's vast collection, opened it, and pulled out four seed packets, and handed them to me, saying, "Sow these seeds and you will know everything you  ever needed to know about him".

     

    The first seed packet was "Kindness", the second packet was "Integrity",  the third was "Grace Through Humility", and the fourth was "Humor". 

     

    I asked this gentleman, "Where do I plant the seeds?"

     

    His reply was, "Everywhere".

     

    Yeah, Robert Osborne in seed form to be planted "everywhere".

     

    Thanks for the memories, Mr. Osborne. Thanks for letting us in. Even if it was only virtually, we did know the person you truly were from the seeds you planted in everyone's life....even ours.

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  5. TCM will be honoring Robert Osborne with a 48-hour marathon of long-form Private Screenings and Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival interviews he conducted on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19. Highlights include:

     

    • Private Screenings interviews with Robert Osborne (conducted by Alec Baldwin), Debbie Reynolds, Betty Hutton, and Ernest Borginine;
    • Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival interviews with Eva Marie Saint, Peter O'Toole and Luise Rainer.
    • At 8:00PM on Saturday, March 19, TCM will be replaying, in its entirety, Robert Osborne's first introduction to Gone with the Wind, which was the first movie the channel aired on April 14, 1994.

     

    For the complete lineup, visit: https://www.turner.com/pressroom/tcm-remember-robert-osborne-48-hour-tribute

    Thank you for posting this!

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  6. TCM will be honoring Robert Osborne with a 48-hour marathon of long-form Private Screenings and Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival interviews he conducted on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19. Highlights include:

     

    • Private Screenings interviews with Robert Osborne (conducted by Alec Baldwin), Debbie Reynolds, Betty Hutton, and Ernest Borginine;
    • Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival interviews with Eva Marie Saint, Peter O'Toole and Luise Rainer.
    • At 8:00PM on Saturday, March 19, TCM will be replaying, in its entirety, Robert Osborne's first introduction to Gone with the Wind, which was the first movie the channel aired on April 14, 1994.

     

    For the complete lineup, visit: https://www.turner.com/pressroom/tcm-remember-robert-osborne-48-hour-tribute

    Thank you for posting this!

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  7. In any case, I think we should get back to the tributes.

    Yes. Please.

     

    In the tribute on TCM, "TCM Remembers", someone said, "Robert Osborne was a gift". Indeed. He was a gift you unwrapped every time you turned on TCM. He became a friend from the very first time he said, "Hi, I'm Robert Osborne, your host.......".

     

    He was a gentleman in every sense of the word, and it came through my TV screen right into my living room and into my life..those many years ago. For all of those years, I can think of only a few times TCM was not on my TV 24/7.

     

    I can think of no one who consistently made me feel completely at home and comfortable. A hot drink, a snack, a blanket, and an evening with Robert Osborne's TCM made me slip into a world where everything was okay and right.

     

    A gift he gave us all. What a blessing.

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  8. I knew he was ill, but still I am shocked by his passing. My heart is breaking. I have watched him on TCM since day one. He brought more than his knowledge and his insight to TCM, he brought class. Real class that will never be seen again.

     

    Just as the Golden Age of films will never happen again, so the personification of that era and of TCM will never be heard again.

     

    TCM's voice has been silenced.

     

    Rest in peace, Mr. Osborne. You have been and will be tremendously missed.

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