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  1. If you have Roku, the app is now available. Search "Watch the Doctors" in the channel store. However, I'm having the same buffering issues that are a problem on the website. I've told the person from Retro who has been updating us on Facebook. She implied it was an internet speed issue but I have no issues with any other streaming services that I have. I told her that others are having the same problem. She said she will pass the info to the technical people.
  2. Julie didn’t want a baby when they first got married. They were finally talking about having one shortly before Maggie’s oven blew up on Julie.
  3. Not a lot going on in this scene but it's from 1975, when Julie, pregnant with husband Bob Anderson's baby, moved in with Doug and Hope for a while.
  4. For what it's worth, the website is just a preview right now. It's supposed to be fully functional on this Thursday (Feb. 27). Hoping it will work better at that time. I've been told that Retro is aware of the buffering issue.
  5. You're welcome. Here's the longer clip. Doug with Addie after Hope was born.
  6. Yes, it was longer. They had been to Sergio's (which later became the original Doug's Place) and he had sung "The Look of Love," to her there for the first time. There was a brief glimpse of the restaurant scene in the montage shown for Bill's anniversary.
  7. Bill and Susan talk about taping that first kiss here.
  8. One of the first records I had as a child was the 45 of "Quentin's Theme." "#1 at the Blue Whale," was on the B side.
  9. I didn't find him particularly interesting. The only memory that stands out is when he beat up Eric when he thought he had raped Susan. You can see a bit of him here, starting around 2:36, from 1976.
  10. Composer Bob Cobert has died.
  11. @Brolden There would not have been an NCAA basketball pre-emption in 1956. The tournament was held in March and the show premiered in April.
  12. Days itself didn't promote it, let alone NBC. Not even a tweet.
  13. Bill Bell was headwriter then. @JASON47 Hope you don't mind if I add a few clips. Doug and Julie meet, 1970. Doug and Julie about to embark on their affair (when she was married to Scott Banning), 1970. Doug and little Hope (Natasha Ryan), 1975. Doug trying to win Julie after she divorced him when she was burned, 1979. Doug playing the violin while Julie does a strip tease for the CT Scan Revue, 1979.
  14. Oh good, I didn't try it yet!
  15. The website for The Doctors subscription service is up. So far, it only has the 1967-1970 episodes that already aired on Retro TV. The price is 2.99 per month, or 30.99 per year. Guess it will be active starting February 27. https://watchthedoctors.com/home The Retro representative posted this elsewhere. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 18, 2020 Media Contact: Reach High Media Group Jennifer Crutchfield 423-468-5177 [email protected] REACH HIGH MEDIA GROUP WILL CELEBRATE RETRO DAY 2020 BY RELEASING SUBSCRIBER-BASED INTERACTIVE PLATFORM FOR THE DOCTORS Chattanooga, Tenn. (February 18, 2020) – Reach High Media Group invites fans of the iconic soap opera The Doctors to join them in celebrating National Retro Day 2020 on February 27 with the debut of WatchTheDoctors.com, the subscriber-based, video-on-demand platform which includes interactive experiences dedicated to the classic series. With the new platform launch, WatchTheDoctors and Reach High Media Group television network Retro TV will be the exclusive homes of the beloved daytime drama. Joel Wertman, President of Reach High Media Group says, “Streaming options give us the opportunity to engage our audience more than ever before. Our fans have the ability to watch, share and interact with the programming that they love in new, exciting ways.” Beginning February 27, 2020, viewers can subscribe online at WatchTheDoctors.com, through OTT (over-the-top) devices like Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and through their Android or iOS App Store. Subscriptions will include hosted trivia games on Wednesday and Saturday nights that will create opportunities to unlock exclusive original interview content. Set in the fictional New England city of Madison, The Doctors was known for featuring cutting-edge storylines and received seventeen Emmy Award nominations. The series ran for 20 seasons with cast alums including Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), daytime stars Kim Zimmer (Guiding Light) and Anna Stuart (Another World), Ted Danson (Cheers), Kathleen Turner (Peggy Sue Got Married) and Emmy Award-winning actress Elizabeth Hubbard (As the World Turns).
  16. From July 1973, interview with script writer Bill Rega.
  17. I can't believe they had Carolee ask Steve who could have sent them that crow's foot. Umm, how about the crazy cult you've been dealing with the last few days, lol. This story seems extra-strange when it's being told alongside the whole death-with-dignity thing they've been doing with Sarah's death.
  18. Latest update from Retro re streaming and the app.
  19. You're welcome! It was interesting that they only taped ten days in advance back then. The story re having Addie killed in an accident rather than from leukemia has changed over the years though. Apparently, Patricia Barry had leaked the news of Addie's death from leukemia to a columnist friend of hers and the show received backlash from her fans. Supposedly, Bill Bell had Addie killed instantly, with no death scene, to keep her from having time to do the same thing six months later.
  20. Article re taping Addie Williams funeral, from July 1974.
  21. @slick jonesI found an article from March 1991 that says he had just finished taping his AMC role. The article also mentioned he had already been on Loving in a non-speaking role but I don’t know whether that was the same as the one you have listed.
  22. Joe had a brief role as a doctor on Days; I believe in 1968.
  23. Yes, he wanted Julie, and he wanted to pair Tony with Marlena.
  24. The Dark Shadows newsletter, Shadowgram, is reporting that John Karlen has died. SHADOWGRAM UPDATE # 431 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 --Remembering John Karlen ******************************************** An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM – THE DARK SHADOWS NEWSLETTER ******************************************** ***** SHADOWGRAM UPDATE # REMEMBERING JOHN KARLEN It is with profound personal sadness that ShadowGram reports that beloved friend JOHN KARLEN passed away earlier today at age 86 of congestive heart failure in hospice care in Burbank, California. Of course, John is best-known among "Dark Shadows" fans as the scheming drifter Willie Loomis, who becomes an unwitting servant to vampire Barnabas Collins, eventually becoming a confidant as well as a character with empathy and a moral compass. John also was a longtime, generous supporter of DS fan efforts, readily helping the show enjoy a cult-classic afterlife by attending numerous DS Festivals as well as earlier DS-themed events, dating back to 1971 with John's participation in the "Miss American Ghost" contest to promote the release of the film "Night of Dark Shadows." Indeed, John continued to be a lively, willing, and warm presence across nearly 50 years of the original DS series' afterlife. When KHJ Television in Los Angeles began airing DS reruns in the mid-1970s, John joined a promotional blood drive. In 1977 he appeared as the first – and only - DS guest for the first-ever DS fan convention gathering, ShadowCon I, as part of the overall science fiction / fantasy / horror fan programming at StarCon in San Diego. This soon was followed by annual DS-focused ShadowCon fan conventions held in Los Angeles through 1984. Along with other original DS cast members, John was a regular guest. Subsequently, John participated in the annual Dark Shadows Festivals on the west coast starting in 1987 and he began attending the New York area DS Fests a decade later. At every DS event he attended, John was always a delight to be with, very open, outspoken, often teasing and yet also interested in individual people and shared experiences and ideas. Despite escalating health issues, John last traveled to New York to reunite with DS cast members in celebration of the show's 50th Anniversary in Tarrytown, NY in 2016. He also entertained fans at the DS Halloween Party in Hollywood, CA that same year. He made his last public appearance at the October 2018 Los Angeles sneak-preview of "Master of Dark Shadows" documentary in which he was interviewed. John always enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow cast/crew members and interacting with fans of all ages from across the U.S, and beyond, including Canada, England, Australia, Mexico, and elsewhere. John loved acting and telling stories of his early days growing up in Brooklyn, his Polish ancestry, his early work on the stage, favorite actors and movies, and his love of sports, the race track, and a good meal. A veteran of the Korean war, John was a passionate man with a long life of adventures and accomplishments. His contributions both in front of and behind the camera will long be remembered by the countless friends and fans he touched along the way. We thank you, John, for bringing so much into our lives.
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