Show No. 398: How Would You Define a Classic TV Show?
Original Airdate: Mar. 16-19, 2018
First hour: What exactly are the markers of a classic TV series: Is it the era in which the show originally aired, such as the Golden Age of Television? Does it have to do with the show’s impact on television, then and now, regardless of when it aired? Can a show that premiered over the past decade be considered a classic? Tony, Donna and Ed explore these questions and more as part of a special roundtable discussion. Second hour: An encore presentation of our April 2013 tribute to singer/actress Annette Funicello, featuring Greg Ehrbar (Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records) and Jennifer Armstrong (Why? Because We Still Like You: An Oral History of The Mickey Mouse Club).
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