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TCM to Remember Robert Osborne with 48-Hour Tribute

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March 7, 2017


 Tribute to Feature His Most Memorable TCM Interviews and Moments

Robert Osborne

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will dedicate two entire days to honor the legacy of longtime host Robert Osborne. Airing all day on Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, the 48-hour tribute will feature an extensive collection of the long-form interviews Osborne conducted during his 23-year tenure with the network, including:

  • Memorable installments of Private Screenings and Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival;
  • The special edition of Private Screenings in which actor Alec Baldwin interviewed Osborne on the host’s 20th anniversary at the network;
  • Robert’s first TCM introduction for the movie Gone with the Wind.

Among the Private Screenings specials featured during TCM’s tribute to Osborne are his interviews with such legendary stars as Debbie Reynolds, Liza Minelli, Betty Hutton and Ernest Borgnine. Installments of TCM’s annual Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival featured will include Robert’s intimate interviews with screen legends such as Peter O’Toole, Eva Marie Saint, Kim Novak, Alan Arkin and Luis Rainer, who was 101 at the time of the interview and without her hearing aids, a situation Osborne graciously worked around by writing each question out on a noteptad for her to read.

TCM’s loving tribute to Osborne will showcase the qualities expressed yesterday in a message from TCM General Manager Jennifer Dorian, who wrote, “Robert was embraced by devoted fans who saw him as a trusted expert and friend. His calming presence, gentlemanly style, encyclopedic knowledge of film history, fervent support for film preservation and highly personal interviewing style all combined to make him a truly world-class host.”

The complete schedule for TCM’s tribute to Robert Osborne is included below:

TCM Remembers Robert Osborne

Saturday, March 18
6 a.m. – Private Screenings: Robert Osborne
7:30 a.m. – Private Screenings: Norman Jewison
9 a.m. – Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute
10:15 a.m. – Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Alan Arkin
11:30 a.m. – Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Luise Rainer
12:15 p.m. –  Private Screeniings: Liza Minnnelli
1:30 p.m. –  Private Screenings: Robert Osborne
3 p.m. –  Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Eva Marie Saint
4:15 p.m. –  Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute
5:30 p.m. –  Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Peter O’Toole
6:45 p.m. –  Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Kim Novak
8 p.m. –  Robert Osborne introduces Gone with the Wind in his first-ever on-air appearance as TCM’s host
8:05 p.m. – Private Screenings: Robert Osborne
9:30 p.m. –  Private Screenings: Debbie Reynolds
10:30 p.m. –  Private Screenings: Betty Hutton
11:45 p.m. –  Private Screenings: Liza Minnelli
12:45 a.m. – Private Screenings: Robert Osborne
2:15 a.m. – Private Screenings: Norman Jewison
3:30 a.m. – Private Screenings: Ernest Borgnine
4:45 a.m. – Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute

Sunday, March 19
6 a.m. – Private Screenings: Liza Minnnelli
7 a.m. – Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Eva Marie Saint
8:15 a.m. – Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Kim Novak
9:15 a.m. – Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Peter O’Toole
10:30 a.m. – Private Screenings: Robert Osborne
Noon –  Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute
1 p.m. –  Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Alan Arkin
2:15 p.m. –  Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Luise Rainer
3 p.m. –  Private Screenings: Ernest Borgnine
4:15 p.m. –  Private Screenings: Norman Jewison
5:30 p.m. –  Private Screenings: Robert Osborne
7 p.m. –  Private Screenings: Liza Minnelli
8 p.m. –  Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute
9 p.m. –  Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Eva Marie Saint
10:15 p.m. –  Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Luise Rainer
11 p.m. –  Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute
Midnight – Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Peter O’Toole
1:15 a.m. – Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Kim Novak
2:30 a.m. – Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Alan Arkin
3:45 a.m. – Private Screenings: Robert Osborne
5:15 a.m. – Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Luise Rainer

(All times Eastern)


About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world highlighting the entire spectrum of film history. TCM features the insights from Primtime host Ben Mankiewicz and Saturday Daytime host, Tiffany Vazquez, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests and serves as the ultimate movie lover destination. Currently in its 23rd year as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed series like The Essentials, along with annual programming events like 31 Days of Oscar® in February and Summer Under the Stars in August. TCM also directly connects with movie fans through events as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the TCM Classic Cruise, as well as through the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City and Los Angeles. In addition, TCM produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, and hosts a wealth of material online at tcm.com and through the Watch TCM mobile app.

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