Peanuts specials back on broadcast TV

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As seen in this article in VarietyApple is pulling off a brilliant public relations move by allowing broadcast airings this year of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas… on PBS! That’s a great no-commercial-interruptions place to air these beloved works. Thankgiving will be broadcast this Sunday, and Christmas comes on December 13.

A Charlie Brown Christmas
The “A Charlie Brown Christmas” pre-screener?

While I was doing research on the book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas for yesterday’s post, I was delving into online newspaper archives – which is a great black hole for me, drawing me in and destroying the rest of my world. I get off on tangents, investigate odd …

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New Schulz documentary coming on AppleTV+

As part of their thus-far-strong line of Peanuts material, AppleTV+ is releasing a new documentary later this month on Schulz and Peanuts. Talkers on it include folks from the Schulz complex like Jeannie Schulz and Paige Braddock, Peanuts movie producer Paul Feig, reliably enthusiastic pop culture producer/commentator Kevin Smith, actor …

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The First Thanksgiving.

It’s common knowledge that A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving first aired on November 20, 1973. You can find that fact on the show’s IMDb page, or its Wikipedia page… at least if you check right now, before I get it fixed. You see, like much common knowledge, it appears to be wrong. …