Turner Classic Movies is really the only cable station on TV where a viewer can watch classic cinema all day long without any commercial interruptions. It's also a station that personally I would have never seen or love the genre film noir. I think I would watch "The Maltese Falcon," every time it would air. It was also the station where I could watch "The Thin Man" series. There are many good memories about this station that I have. If it wasn't for TCM, I would have never watched a lot of the movies I do now. "Breathless," I've always wanted to see it, and it was TCM, who gave me that chance. As time passed, it still is one of my favorite channels to watch. I don't know what I would do without the station!
Well the channel first aired on Apr. 14, 1994. That day, Ted Turner stood on a podium in the middle of New York's Times Square and threw a switch that launched the channel nationwide. The first movie that was shown was the Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable classic, "Gone With the Wind."
To celebrate their anniversary the station is airing a bunch of great classics. I'm happy to announce that "The Maltese Falcon" is on the list. Other movies that are going to be airing that day are, "Citizen Kane," "Gone with the Wind," "Meet Me in St. Louis," "Singin' in the Rain," "Casablanca," and several others. Complete list and times: "TCM's Anniversary."
So happy 20th birthday TCM on the 14th, and may you have many many years to come!
What are some of your TCM Memories?