With Community Television of Southern California (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Andersonville Trial (1970 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama

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A dramatization of the 1865 war-crimes trial of Henry Wirz, commandant of the notorious Confederate POW camp at Andersonville, Georgia.

Director: George C. Scott | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, William Shatner, Jack Cassidy, Wright King

Votes: 398

2. The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

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After the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in 1865, his widow Mary Todd Lincoln's life becomes more difficult at every turn.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Robby Benson, Michael Cristofer, Patrick Duffy, John Furlong

Votes: 46

3. Firing Line (1966–1999)

120 min | Talk-Show

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A debate program hosted by conservative pundit William F. Buckley who verbally sparred with many notable figures of the 20th century.

Stars: William F. Buckley, Michael Kinsley, Jeff Greenfield, C. Dickerman Williams

Votes: 88

4. The Typists (1971 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 56 min | Drama

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Law student Paul Cunningham arrives for his first day at a job typing advertisements where he meets supervising typist Miss Sylvia Payton, a day evolves fragmentedly showing many days of ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Anne Jackson, Eli Wallach, Adriana Shaw

Votes: 17

5. Carola (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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During World War II, an acting company in occupied Paris is notified that a German officer will be stopping by to see their play. The stage manager--who also happens to be the lover of ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Michael Sacks, Leslie Caron, Douglas Anderson, Edward Knight

Votes: 22

6. Number Our Days (1976)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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A documentary study of a community of elderly Jews in Venice, California.

Director: Lynne Littman | Stars: Harry Asimow, Barbara Myerhoff, Lynne Littman

Votes: 39

7. John Glenn: American Hero (1998 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary

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John Glenn goes on another journey into outer space for tests on how old age is affected there. His whole life is chronicled in this informative documentary, from his first mission above to... See full summary »

Director: Blaine Baggett | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Kurt Brown, Scott Carpenter, Lyn Freedman

Votes: 32

8. Penn & Teller Go Public (1985 TV Short)

37 min | Short, Comedy

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Penn reads "Casey at the Bat" while Teller escapes from a straight jacket; Penn does a not-wimpy card trick; Teller gives the illusion of reality with a cigarette; Penn eats fire; and the ... See full summary »

Director: Cordelia Stone | Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller

Votes: 65

9. Diet for a New America (1991 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Ed Schuman | Stars: Michael Klaper, John McDougall, John Robbins

Votes: 37

10. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: The Hippies (1968)

Talk-Show

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Buckley interviews writer Jack Kerouac, singer Ed Sanders of The Fugs, and sociologist Lewis Yabolonsky, author of "The Hippie Trip." An inebriated Kerouac insults Yabolonsky and is shushed... See full summary »

Director: Garth Dietrick | Stars: William F. Buckley, Jack Kerouac, Lewis Yablonsky, Ed Sanders

Votes: 7

11. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: Mortimer Adler Sums Up (1992)

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Stars: Mortimer J. Adler, William F. Buckley

12. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: Mortimer Adler on 'The Closing of the American Mind' (1988)

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Stars: William F. Buckley, Mortimer J. Adler

13. Visiting... with Huell Howser (1993–2011)
Episode: Lutefisk (2000)

27 min | Documentary

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Huell visits members of the Sons of Norway Lodge in Van Nuys as they prepare and eat a traditional Christmas dinner of lutefisk, which means "lye fish." It is made from dried cod that is soaked in lye for several days before it is cooked.

Star: Huell Howser

14. Visiting... with Huell Howser (1993–2011)
Episode: Hot Dog on a Stick (1998)

28 min | Documentary

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Huell visits the original Hot Dog on a Stick stand, opened by Dave Barham in 1946, near the Santa Monica Pier and Muscle Beach. A California tradition, the company now has locations in several states with Dave's daughter Diane at the helm.

Star: Huell Howser

15. Visiting... with Huell Howser (1993–2011)
Episode: Basset Hound Picnic (1997)

27 min | Documentary

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Huell visits the 1997 annual Basset Hound Picnic in Arcadia sponsored by the Basset Hound Club of Southern California. Dogs are judged on longest ears, saddest face, and best howl.

Star: Huell Howser

16. Visiting... with Huell Howser (1993–2011)
Episode: Bells (2004)

28 min | Documentary

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Huell's visits the 2004 Convention of the American Bell Association in Ontario, California to hear, see and touch all manner of bells from around the world.

Star: Huell Howser

17. Visiting... with Huell Howser (1993–2011)
Episode: Lint Art (2007)

28 min | Documentary

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Huell revisits his artist friend Slater Barron who makes art from dryer lint. He reviews his 1988 Videolog that first profiled her, then sees some of her artwork done since, including pieces about her parents who suffered from Alzheimer's.

Stars: Huell Howser, Slater Barron

18. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: A Firing Line Debate: Resolved: That the Evolutionists Should Acknowledge Creation (1997)

Talk-Show

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A spirited two-hour debate between proponents of evolution and proponents of Intelligent Design.

Director: Warren Steibel | Stars: William F. Buckley, Philip E. Johnson, Michael Behe, David Berlinski

19. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: The Idea of the Great Ideas (1970)

50 min | Talk-Show

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Philosopher and educator Mortimer J. Adler engages host William F. Buckley in a wide-ranging discussion spanning the great books, the great ideas, teaching, higher education and the necessity of a liberal arts curriculum.

Director: Garth Dietrick | Stars: William F. Buckley, Mortimer J. Adler, Philip P. Ardery Jr., Mary Duffy

20. Visiting... with Huell Howser (1993–2011)
Episode: Happy Wanderers (1997)

28 min | Documentary

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Huell looks back at "The Happy Wanderers" a popular travelogue that aired on local L.A. TV in the 60s and 70s. He learns about the show and host Slim Barnard from co-host and widow Henrietta, their son Larry, and two of the crew members.

Stars: Huell Howser, Henrietta Barnard, Larry Barnard, Slim Barnard

21. Visiting... with Huell Howser (1993–2011)
Episode: Coastal Cactus Garden (2002)

28 min | Documentary

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Huell visits The Hamlet at Moonstone Gardens Restaurant in Cambria. When the owners bought a three-acre nursery and gardens of exotic succulents and cacti, they converted the building to a restaurant but kept the gardens for all to enjoy.

Star: Huell Howser

22. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: The Southern Imagination (1972)

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Stars: William F. Buckley, Eudora Welty, Walker Percy

23. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: Is the World Funny? (1967)

Talk-Show

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Director: Al De Caprio | Stars: William F. Buckley, Groucho Marx, C. Dickerman Williams

Votes: 5

24. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: Higher Education Has Failed Democracy (1987)

Talk-Show

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Allan Bloom, author of "The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students".

Director: Warren Steibel | Stars: Allan Bloom, William F. Buckley, Midge Decter

25. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: Are Medical Costs Controllable? (1994)

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Director: Warren Steibel | Stars: William F. Buckley, Richard Janeway, Ward Kurad, Charles Sanders

26. Visiting... with Huell Howser (1993–2011)
Episode: Survival Food (1999)

29 min | Documentary

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Huell visits with Christopher and Dolores Nyerges whose School of Self-Reliance teaches urban and wilderness survival skills to average city dwellers. They show Huell the many edible wild plants that can be found right in the heart of LA.

Stars: Huell Howser, Christopher Nyerges, Dolores Nyerges

27. Visiting... with Huell Howser (1993–2011)
Episode: Hollywood Ladies (1994)

27 min | Documentary

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Huell visits with five ladies who met when they all came to Hollywood in the 1940s and have remained friends and walked together every week for 50 years. They tour the Studio Club, a home for aspiring actresses where they all once lived.

Stars: Huell Howser, Barbra Fuller, Jo Gilbert, Shirley Gordon

28. Visiting... with Huell Howser (1993–2011)
Episode: California Testers (2004)

28 min | Documentary

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Huell visits Smith-Emery Co. in Downtown LA, the largest commercial independent testing laboratory in the US. Founded in San Francisco in 1904, their inspectors and engineers put construction materials through rigorous tests to meet specs.

Star: Huell Howser

29. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: Amnesty (1973)

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Director: Warren Steibel | Stars: William F. Buckley, George F. Chigi III, Arthur Goldstein, Robert Musil

30. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: Is Modern Architecture Disastrous? (1981)

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Director: Warren Steibel | Stars: William F. Buckley, James Rossant, Tom Wolfe

31. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: The Warren Report: Fact or Fiction? (1966)

Talk-Show

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Mark Lane, the author of "Rush to Judgment," discusses his claims about John F. Kennedy's death. Buckley and Lane debate the accuracy of the Warren Report, the competence of Chief Justice ... See full summary »

Director: Al De Caprio | Stars: William F. Buckley, Mark Lane, John Scott

Votes: 5

32. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: What Do We Owe Our Country? (1990)

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Director: Warren Steibel | Stars: William F. Buckley, Milton Friedman, Michael Kinsley

33. Visiting... with Huell Howser (1993–2011)
Episode: Mushrooms (2003)

28 min | Documentary

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Huell goes to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden to visit the Wild Mushroom Fair held annually by the Los Angeles Mycological Society.

Star: Huell Howser

34. Visiting... with Huell Howser (1993–2011)
Episode: Teardrop Trailers (1998)

27 min | Documentary

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Huell steps back in time by visiting a gathering of classic teardrop trailers. They sleep two and have built-in kitchens all in a teardrop-shaped trailer about 10 feet long. Popular from the 30s to the 70s, many were hand built from plans.

Star: Huell Howser

35. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: Government Bailout (1980)

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Director: Warren Steibel | Stars: William F. Buckley, Richard Lugar, Jeff Greenfield

36. Visiting... with Huell Howser (1993–2011)
Episode: Stealth Ship (2002)

27 min | Documentary

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Huell goes to Navy Pier in San Diego to visit the Sea Shadow, a futuristic vessel built in 1983 to test new naval technologies, especially signature control, better known as stealth.

Star: Huell Howser

37. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: Vietnam and the Intellectuals (1969)

Talk-Show

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Noam Chomsky defends his criticism of U.S. intervention in Southeast Asia and contextualizes several arguments put forth in his work "American Power and the New Mandarins." Buckley ascribes... See full summary »

Director: Garth Dietrick | Stars: William F. Buckley, Noam Chomsky

38. Visiting... with Huell Howser (1993–2011)
Episode: Holiday Star (2003)

25 min | Documentary

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Huell learns about a Christmas star that shone for the holidays for decades on a San Antonio Heights home in the San Gabriel foothills. An October 2003 fire destroyed the house and star, but the community rebuilt the star before Christmas.

Star: Huell Howser

39. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: Is It Possible to Be a Good Governor? (1967)

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Director: Al De Caprio | Stars: William F. Buckley, Ronald Reagan, Dick Cruser, C. Dickerman Williams

40. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: On Impeachability (1997)

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Director: Warren Steibel | Stars: William F. Buckley, Ann Coulter

41. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: The Crisis of Nuclear Energy (1979)

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Director: Warren Steibel | Stars: William F. Buckley, Jan Beyea, Bernard Cohen, Jeff Greenfield

42. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: Is There a Case for Private Property? (1977)

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Director: Warren Steibel | Stars: William F. Buckley, Jeff Greenfield, George C. Roche III, Friedrich von Hayek

43. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: The Fight for Bach (1989)

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Director: Warren Steibel | Stars: William F. Buckley, Rosalyn Tureck

44. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: The Issues Involved in Local Control of Reading Matter (1982)

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Director: Warren Steibel | Stars: William F. Buckley, Pamela Bonnell, Mel Gabler, Norma Gabler

46. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: The United States in the 1980s: Foreign Affairs (1980)

59 min | Talk-Show

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Director: Warren Steibel | Stars: William F. Buckley, Linda Bridges, Richard Brookhiser, Peter Duignan

47. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: What Should Our China Policy Be? (1978)

60 min | Talk-Show

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Director: Warren Steibel | Stars: William F. Buckley, Jeff Greenfield, Theodore H. White

48. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: A Foreign Policy for the GOP (1967)

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Director: Al De Caprio | Stars: William F. Buckley, Charles Percy, C. Dickerman Williams

49. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: The Future of the UN (1967)

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Director: Al De Caprio | Stars: William F. Buckley, Francis Plimpton, Lester Smith

50. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: Are Ideology and the CIA Compatible? (1981)

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Director: Warren Steibel | Stars: William F. Buckley, Roy M. Cohn, Cord Meyer Jr., Frank Snepp


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