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1. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 137 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Writer: Steven Spielberg | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

2. V (1984–1985)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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A year after Liberation Day, courtesy of the red-dust bacteria, the humanoid, lizard-like aliens develop a resistance to the micro-organism and try to regain control of the Earth--only now some humans are knowingly working with them.

Creator: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Marc Singer, Faye Grant, Michael Ironside, Jane Badler

3. V (1983 TV Movie)

Unrated | 197 min | Sci-Fi

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When aliens come to Earth to ask for our help, a few suspicious humans discover their horrific true intentions and prepare to resist.

Writer: Kenneth Johnson | Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, Faye Grant, Peter Nelson

4. The Bionic Woman (1976–1978)

60 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

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After fully recovering from her near fatal bout of bionic rejection, Jaime Sommers, the first female cyborg, is assigned to spy missions of her own.

Creator: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Ford Rainey

5. The Odd Couple (1970–1975)

30 min | Comedy

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Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences.

Stars: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro, Penny Marshall

6. Nashville (1975)

R | 159 min | Drama, Music

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Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.

Writer: Joan Tewkesbury | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, Shelley Duvall

7. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

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Charles Dreyfus threatens to destroy the world with a doomsday device if Inspector Clouseau is not killed. Naturally, this is far harder than it sounds.

Writers: Frank Waldman, Blake Edwards | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down, Burt Kwouk

8. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Musical

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Town Sheriff and regular patron, fights to keep a historical whorehouse open when a TV preacher targets it as the Devils playhouse.

Writers: Larry L. King, Peter Masterson, Colin Higgins | Director: Colin Higgins | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Dom DeLuise, Charles Durning

9. 60 Minutes (1968– )

60 min | Documentary, News | Active

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A popular television News magazine in the USA, in which an ever changing team of CBS News correspondents contribute segments ranging from hard news coverage to politics to lifestyle and pop culture.

Creator: Don Hewitt | Stars: Andrew Rooney, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft, Scott Pelley

10. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire

11. Escape from Sobibor (1987 TV Movie)

143 min | Drama, History, War

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During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas 'Toivi' Blatt, Richard Rashke, Reginald Rose, Stanislaw 'Shlomo' Szmajzner | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula, Rutger Hauer, Hartmut Becker

12. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Edgar Buchanan, Lee Marvin, Nora Marlowe

13. The Candidate (1972)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

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Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.

Writer: Jeremy Larner | Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas, Don Porter

14. The Best Man (1964)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

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The two front runners for their party's Presidential nomination, one principled and the other ruthless, vie for the ex-President's endorsement.

Writer: Gore Vidal | Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams, Margaret Leighton

15. ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953– )

30 min | News

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From the 60's to the 90's, the three major networks were, for the most part, the only source for national and international news. ABC News, anchored by Peter Jennings, regularly presented ... See full summary »

Stars: Diane Sawyer, David Muir, Jake Tapper, Jonathan Karl

16. You Are There (1953–1957)

30 min | Drama, History

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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, E.G. Marshall, Todd Hunter

17. Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (1998– )

53 min

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Based on information derived from formerly classified documents and messages, coupled with interviews with experts, authors and eyewitnesses from all over the world, SECRET OF WAR is the ... See full summary »

Stars: Charlton Heston, Thomas B. Allen, Paul Beaver, Norman Polmar

18. Nasty Habits (1977)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

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In a Philadelphia convent, two nuns battle it out to be elected to the position of head abbess, and neither is about to let anything stand in the way of getting what she wants.

Writers: Robert Enders, Muriel Spark | Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Melina Mercouri, Geraldine Page, Sandy Dennis

19. The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

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A speculation on the fate of the famous hijacker who parachuted with his ransom and disappeared in the mountains, has Cooper following a meticulous plan to disappear into anonymity despite ... See full summary »

Writers: J.D. Reed, Jeffrey Alan Fiskin | Directors: Roger Spottiswoode, Buzz Kulik | Stars: Robert Duvall, Treat Williams, Kathryn Harrold, Ed Flanders

20. The Man (1972)

G | 93 min | Drama

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When the President and Speaker of the House are killed in a building collapse, and the Vice-President declines the office due to age and ill-health, Senate President pro tempore Douglas ... See full summary »

Writers: Irving Wallace, Rod Serling | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: James Earl Jones, Martin Balsam, Burgess Meredith, Lew Ayres

21. The President's Plane Is Missing (1973 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

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An incompetent Vice President is in control of the government after the President's plane mysteriously disappears with him on board.

Writers: Mark Carliner, Ernest Kinoy, Robert J. Serling | Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Peter Graves, Arthur Kennedy, Raymond Massey

22. The Twentieth Century (1957–1968)

30 min | Documentary, History

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Stars: Walter Cronkite, Daniel Schorr, Peter Kalischer, Winston Burdett

23. See It Now (1951–1958)

30 min | Documentary, News

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This show was an irregularly scheduled hour long program that gave more complete coverage of issues. The show consisted of 'Edward R. Murrow (I)' sitting in the New York studio talking ... See full summary »

Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Howard K. Smith, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower

24. Face the Nation (1954– )

30 min | News, Talk-Show

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A program featuring one or more question-and-answer sessions with prominent figures currently in the news. One of the longest-running programs on television.

Stars: Bob Schieffer, John Dickerson, Norah O'Donnell, John McCain

25. To the Contrary (1992– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Bonnie Erbe, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Irene Natividad, Genevieve Wood

26. Discovery (1962– )

30 min | Documentary, Family

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Historical and cultural documentary TV series for children aired on ABC originally as a weekday series, but later moved to Saturday afternoons or Sunday mornings throughout most of the Sixties.

Stars: Virginia Gibson, Frank Buxton, Corpuscle, Edward P. Morgan

27. CBS Reports (1959– )

60 min | Documentary, News

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Stars: Howard K. Smith, Edward R. Murrow, Eric Sevareid, Harry Reasoner

28. Trapped Beneath the Sea (1974 TV Movie)

97 min | Action, Drama

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Based on an incident that occurred off the coast of Florida in 1973, this film tells the story of four men who find themselves trapped in a mini-submarine in the ocean depths.

Writer: Stanford Whitmore | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, Joshua Bryant, Paul Michael Glaser

29. ABC Close-Up! (1960– )

30 min | Documentary

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Stars: Joseph Julian, John Daly, Arthur Goldberg, Quinera King

30. King: Man of Peace in a Time of War (2007 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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A salute to a man who remains an inspiration and a force for social change nearly forty years after his untimely death at the age of 39.

Writer: Henry Stephens | Stars: Obba Babatundé, Mike Douglas, Laurence Fishburne, Hugh M. Hefner

31. The Remarkable 20th Century (2000 TV Movie)

600 min | Documentary

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10 episode documentary series on the 20th Century hosted by Howard K. Smith.

Writers: Jesse Kennedy, Greg Perkins, Scott Popjes, Steven Vosburgh | Directors: Scott Popjes, Steven Vosburgh | Stars: Howard K. Smith, Jimmy Hodson

32. Kennedy-Nixon Debate (1960 TV Movie)

Documentary

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A televised debate between 1960 presidential candidates John F. Kennedy (Democrat and Richard M. Nixon (Republican). Most political observers agree that Nixon came across poorly--unprepared... See full summary »

Stars: John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Howard K. Smith

33. 1960 Presidential Debates (1960– )

240 min | News

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Senator John F. Kennedy, the Democratic nominee, and Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican nominee, participate in the first set of general election presidential debates in United States history.

Stars: John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Frank McGee, Douglass Cater

34. This Reporter (1990 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

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Stars: David Halberstam, Peter Jennings, Ted Koppel, Charles Kuralt

35. ABC Scope (1964– )

30 min | Documentary, News

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Public affairs series.

Stars: Howard K. Smith, Lou Cioffi, John Scali, Louis Rukeyser

36. Winston Churchill: In Memory (1965 TV Movie)

60 min | News

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ABC news anchor Howard K. Smith hosts and narrates this news and public affairs special on the day of Winston Churchill's death. Churchill died earlier that day at the age of 90.

Writer: Howard K. Smith | Stars: Winston Churchill, Howard K. Smith

37. Eyewitness to History (1960– )

30 min | Documentary, News

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Stars: Howard K. Smith, Walter Cronkite, David Schoenbrun, Richard Hottelet

38. The Great Challenge (1960 TV Movie)

30 min | News

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CBS looks at the best way to get thing done in the American democratic system.

Director: Michael Zeamer | Stars: Robert Heilbroner, Henry Jackson, John B. Medaris, Howard K. Smith

39. Issues and Answers (1960–1981)

30 min | News

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An interview program featuring prominent people in the news.

Stars: Howard K. Smith, Edward P. Morgan, Hubert H. Humphrey, John Scali

40. Year End Review: Dinner at Howard K. Smith's (1966 TV Movie)

60 min | News

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The annual year-end review program produced by ABC News featuring its correspondents analyzing world and domestic events of 1966. The program this year was produced at the Maryland home of ABC News correspondent Howard K. Smith.

Stars: Lou Cioffi, William H. Lawrence, Edward P. Morgan, John Scali

41. The Other Walls (1962 TV Movie)

30 min | News

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This public affairs film about recent German history was put together using archival footage of Nazi Germany, along with news footage financed by United Artists as part of a press junket ... See full summary »

Writer: Howard Enders | Director: Howard Enders | Stars: Willy Brandt, Adolf Hitler, Howard K. Smith, Spencer Tracy

42. Adventure (1953– )

60 min | Adventure

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Initially, the three CBS reporters would discuss various topics with scientists. Later shows featured one topic.

Stars: Charles Collingwood, Howard K. Smith, Bernard DeVoto, Mike Wallace

43. Section 315 (1959 TV Movie)

30 min | News

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CBS News looks at the controversy over Section 315 of the Communications Act and the equal time requirement for political candidates.

Writer: Arthur Barron | Director: Michael Zeamer | Stars: Howard K. Smith, Frank Stanton

44. 1980 Presidential Debates (1980– )

150 min | News

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Candidates in the 1980 U.S. presidential election participate in debates.

Stars: Ruth Hinerfeld, Ronald Reagan, John B. Anderson, Jimmy Carter

45. Year Out: Year in 1967 (1967 TV Movie)

60 min | News

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The annual year-end review program produced by ABC News featuring its correspondents analyzing world and domestic events of 1967 and looking forward to the year ahead.

Stars: Lou Cioffi, John Laurence, William H. Lawrence, Frank Reynolds

46. Africa (1967 TV Movie)

200 min | Documentary

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Documentary looking at the new independent African states.

Stars: Gregory Peck, Howard K. Smith

47. Years of Crisis (1950–1964)

60 min | News

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An annual year end news roundup, scheduled for late December or early January, moderated for most of its run by Edward R. Murrow. The program featured discussions of world events with CBS reporters.

Stars: Eric Sevareid, Edward R. Murrow, Alexander Kendrick, David Schoenbrun

48. The Year of Confrontation (1962 TV Movie)

30 min | News

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The first of two year-end review programs produced by ABC News and featuring its correspondents analyzing world events, especially, in this case, the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Jack Sameth | Stars: Lou Cioffi, John McVane, John Scali, Howard K. Smith

49. The Geneva Conference (1959 TV Movie)

60 min | News

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CBS news correspondent Howard K. Smith hosts this examination of the upcoming meeting of foreign ministers in Geneva, including a discussion of world issues such as the situation in Berlin ... See full summary »

Director: Av Westin | Stars: Charles Collingwood, Ernest Leiser, David Schoenbrun, Daniel Schorr

50. Where We Stand: 1959 (1959 TV Movie)

30 min | News

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CBS News looks at Cold War tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union in this follow-up to a 1958 report.

Writer: John Sharnik | Director: Av Westin | Stars: Walter Cronkite, George Herman, Richard Hottelet, Paul Niven