Saluting Late TCM Host Robert Osborne

RobertOsborneTurner Classic Movies pays homage to its longtime host Robert Osborne, who died this month at 84, with two days of some of what he did best — longform interviews with stars and Hollywood creative types.

It starts with Alec Baldwin’s revealing 2014 interview of him, “Private Screenings: Robert Osborne” (6 a.m., 1:30 and 8 p.m., 12:45 a.m.), replayed four times. It continues with a 2007 exchange with the director in “Private Screenings: Norman Jewison” (7:30 a.m., 2:15 a.m.) and the “Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute” (9 a.m., 4:15 p.m., 4:45 a.m.) from 2015.

He also hosts “Alan Arkin: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival” (10:15 a.m.) from 2015; the 101-year-old actress  “Luise Rainer: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival” (11:30 a.m.) in 2011; the 2014 “Eva Marie Saint: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival” (3 p.m.); “Peter O’Toole: Live from the TCM Film Festival” (5:30 p.m.) from 2012; and “Kim Novak: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival” (6:45 p.m.) from 2013.

Plus there are his editions of “Private Screenings: Liza Minnelli” (12:15 and 11:45 p.m.) from 2010; “Private Screenings: Debbie Reynolds” (9:30 p.m.) from 2002; “Private Screenings: Betty Hutton” (10:30 p.m.) from 2000; and “Private Screenings: Ernest Borgnine” (3:30 a.m.) from 2009. Many of these shows also replay on Sunday.

At 8 p.m., he can be seen doing his first-ever movie introduction for the network 23 years ago, for “Gone with the Wind.”


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