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1939, Via 1987

Today’s video is part one of the “making of Gone with the Wind” installment of ABC’s short-lived newsmagazine, Our World. Man, I loved this show. Anchored by Linda Ellerbee and Ray Gandolf, each episode examined the events of a single year in American history. I recall that the show was critically acclaimed, but ABC gave it a death sentence by scheduling it opposite mega-hit The Cosby Show. It limped along through the 1986-87 season before getting the axe. Stupid ABC.

Somebody on YouTube posted the entire 1939/Gone with the Wind show, so at least we have that to be thankful for.

2 Thoughts on “1939, Via 1987

  1. “Our World” was way too smart to be on network TV in anything other than a death slot. (Rather like Linda Ellerbee herself, who was generally way too hip for the room that was network TV.) I used to have a bunch of “Our World” episodes on VHS, but they perished long ago. Too bad. Here’s hoping some YouTuber will resurrect a few more of them.

  2. Rebel Ed on August 9, 2012 at 5:29 am said:

    When I wached Our World back in the ’80s I thought “This is too good to be true.” It was, and was defeated by Cosby & Simon & Simon. Now in this electronic age I see you can buy the whole shebang of Our World on DVD from some folks here on the Internet. Soon as I can afford it I can remember when at least a few TV shows had something better to do than start “Dancing With The Stars,” learn “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” or find out who “The Biggest Loser” is. Last but not least, jb is dang right; Linda Ellerbee was and still IS too hip for the room that’s network TV. As for Ray Gandolf, he’s just like that radio station there in Phoenix: KOOL.

    “And so it goes.”

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