Quick Look: Stu's Show is a must-have channel for fans of classic television. Where else can you watch interviews with the actor who played Little Ricky on I Love Lucy, get a look at unsold pilots starring Jim Nabors and Sherman Hemsley, or hear from an animation writer for The Jetsons and The Flintsones?
The Stu's Show private/non-certified Roku channel lets you watch the podcast of the same name that is hosted by TV historian Stu Shostak. According to the Stu's Show website, each episode features "in-depth discussion of lives, careers, behind-the-scenes memories, as well as recollections of events and programs we all grew up watching!"
If you're wondering about Stu's qualifications for hosting this podcast, he has worked in TV since the 1970s and his work has included audience warm-ups for "Diff'rent Strokes," "Silver Spoons," "The Jeffersons," "Mama's Family" and many other shows. He is also the owner/operator of a company dedicated to the preservation of 1950s TV shows, was the producer and director of the "The Jack La Lanne Show Commemorative Special" home video, and was Lucille Ball's personal film archivist for the last ten years of her life. And that's just the beginning of Stu's qualifications for hosting a show dedicated to "preserving classic TV and the people responsible for it."
Stu's Show streams live on this channel every other Wednesday at 7:00 pm Eastern / 4:00 pm Pacific. The channel also provides video on demand of over a dozen recent shows. The following are just a couple of examples of the shows currently available on demand (descriptions are from the Roku channel):
- Program #518, Bob Hope on TV (March 3, 2018) - A look at Bob Hope on TV, which is also the title of TV critic Wesley Hyatt's new book, who appears in person to talk about the Hope legacy decade by decade. Other guests include former Hope writer Bob Mills and Hope's archivist Jim Hardy.
- Program #516, Guest: Tony Benedict (February 7, 2018) - 1960s Hanna Barbera animation writer Tony Benedict talks about his years writing Top Cat, The Jetsons, and The Flintstones. He also screens his rare home movies and displays storyboards and artwork.
- Program #507, Guest: Ed Asner (September 27, 2017) - The multiple Emmy-winning actor shares his memories of Mary Tyler Moore, talks about his new one-man stage play, his new book, and discusses the state of American Politics.
If you like this channel, be sure to stop by Stu's website as well. All of the past shows are available there for a small per-episode fee.
Note: Stu says that the Stu's Show private/non-certified channel will continue to be updated and with the same content as this public channel, so if you already use the private channel you can continue using it.
-- Information is current as of July 13, 2018
Developer's Channel Description: TV historian Stu Shostak chats with classic TV celebrities who worked both in front of and behind the cameras. The program is broadcast LIVE every other Wednesday starting at 4 pm PT/7 pm ET. Several previous programs are available for viewing on demand at no additional charge.
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