Happy Birthday Turner Classic Movies: Cabler Marks 20th Anniversary April 14

Happy Birthday, TCM! Can you include more Dorothy Dandridge and Diana Ross movies, please?

Variety

If Turner Classic Movies had only been endowed with movies from the pre-1948 MGM library, it would have been the channel of movie lovers’ dreams. If it had only had the pre-1950 Warner Bros. library, it would have been a 24/7 haven for film buffs. If it had only had the RKO Pictures library, it would have been a great channel.

But TCM launched on April 14, 1994, with the keys to all three of those vaults, thanks to the foresight of Ted Turner. Sure, Turner  infuriated cineastes a few years before with his campaign to colorize classic black-and-white pics (shudder), but he more than made up for that misguided effort with the gift of TCM.

Commercial free, uncut, lovingly and smartly presented movies running 24/7, along with fantastic archival material, shorts (“One-Reel Wonders”) and other carefully excavated gems — there’s nothing not to like about TCM, or its primary hosts…

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