Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Returning The Favor Robert Osborne #TCMFF #RTFRobert

The news was just released that our beloved Robert Osborne won't be able to attend the TCM Classic Film Festival this year due to health issues. I know we all want him to take care of himself so we are glad that he is putting his health first.

Let's all let him know that we will do everything in our power to keep the festival humming along this year and look forward to seeing him next time. In interviews he has mentioned all the TCM fans who tell him how he (and TCM) got them through an illness, let's return the favor.

You can send a card to

Robert Osborne
c/o TCM
1050 Techwood Drive NW
AtlantaGA 30318

And PS good luck to Ben Mankiewicz, Scott McGee, and Sean Cameron. I'm sure you guys will rise to the occasion, cover everything beautifully and do Mr. Osborne proud.

UPDATE: For those going to TCM Film Fest there will be a mail box at the info desk, outside of Club TCM, where you can drop off cards for Robert.

Here is the release:

To all you members of the TCM family:

 I'm Robert Osborne and I want to tell you about a funny thing that happened to me on the way to this year's Film Festival. I’ve been putting off a minor health procedure (as everyone tends to do now and then). I planned to take care of it as soon as the Festival was over but my doctor said, "enough already, Osborne. Let’s get this done now so that sooner rather than later you can get back to introducing movies on TCM.” So that's what I'm in the process of doing right now—taking care of that medical procedure.

 The downside is that it means I won’t be joining you at this year’s Festival in Hollywood—very disappointing for me because for the past six years the TCM Classic Film Festival has been one of the things I've enjoyed most: sharing the Festival with you, the great sense of community we have, the conversations with so many of you Festival goers as well as the gifted actors and artisans who are part of the classic films we show, the pure joy of it all. But as we all know, one's health is a gift, and has to be protected and put first. Rest assured that the many talented hosts at the Festival, including Ben Mankiewicz, will be helping you have the very best Festival going experience.

 I know you'll enjoy the wonderful films we have programmed, and meeting the gifted artists who are participating in this exceptional event. Enjoy every moment of it and make as many memories and new friends as you can. And rest assured, I’ll be seeing you again, very soon.

 But right now: on with the show. 

Robert Osborne 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Get Tickets To Attend Antiques RoadShow #PBS @RoadshowPBS

PBS' Antiques Roadshow is accepting application for ticket to attend Antiques Roadshow. If your'e going to be in one of the towns listed above, this summer, you better get yours in!You never what treasures you may have. Even if it turns out that your items aren't going to pay for your lavish retirement it is still a really fun day, talking with people and seeing their treasures. I highly recommend attending!

 Due date is MONDAY APRIL 6TH.

Here's all the details

Complete the form to apply for two free tickets to one of the 2015 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW events. It's easy and will take only a few minutes.

If you would prefer to apply by postcard, you can find those instructions here.

Applicants will be selected at random to receive tickets. Your chances of being selected will depend on the number of eligible applicants for each city and are not affected by how early or late you apply within the application period.

Online ticket application ends at 11:59PM PT, Monday, April 6, 2015.


• Online ticket application is open only to residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada who are 18 or older. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited.

• Ticket recipients are selected by a random drawing and will receive two tickets. There is a two-ticket limit per household.

• Only one application per household, either postcard or online, to one city, will be accepted. Duplicate applications from the same household or mailing address will be discarded.

• Your name, mailing address, and a valid email address will be necessary to apply online.

• Tickets will be mailed to successful applicants approximately three weeks prior to the event date.

See Complete Rules and Regulations for more information.

If you have applied online, you can use your email address to check your ticket status using the online Ticket Checker.

We will e-mail all online ticket applicants a reminder about the online Ticket Checker in early-May.

This will be the only way to find out if you were selected to receive tickets. We will not send email notifications.

If you applied for tickets by postcard and are chosen to receive tickets, you will not receive a confirmation prior to receiving the tickets.

For more information, see the Complete Ticketing Rules and Regulations »

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