Friday, November 9, 2012
Classic Media informs me that NBC, the original broadcaster for Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, will be showing the special during prime time on Dec. 22 at 8 PM in honor of its 50th anniversary. Much has changed on television since 1962 and one thing is length. A broadcast hour then was 52 minutes with the balance being taken up by commercials. A broadcast hour today is 44 minutes so expect to see some cuts made in the story, perhaps the absence of a song as well. However, it's nice to see a national broadcaster revive the special after so many years of its absence from the air. Thank you Classic Media and NBC!
Posted by Darrell at 9:00 AM