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DMOZ - Links to hundreds of TV sitcoms on the web. See also Yahoo Directory.

  • American Bandstand - Local musical show first aired on  WFIL-TV (now WPVI), Channel 6 in Philadelphia on October 7, 1952. Originally hosted by  Bob Horn (called Bob Horn's Bandstand), the show changed hosts on July 9 of 1956 with 26 year old named Dick Clark. When ABC picked the show up, it was renamed American Bandstand, airing it's first national show on August 5, 1957. The show moved to Los Angeles in 1964 and ran until 1987 (David Hirsh later hosted the show on the USA Network in 1989). The NBC series AMERICAN DREAM that aired in the fall of 2002, used clips of the old American Bandstand program as part of their plotline as a young Philadelphia teenage girl aspires to be one of the dancers on the program. See also Retroland, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the official site for Dick Clark Production, Inc.

  • CMT - Country Music Television's  official site with extensive coverage of country music, recording artists, news, audio/video content, and internet radio. Country Music Television, Inc. is a Viacom company and a division of MTV Networks. It features the best music videos from the country music charts. Billed as "Country's home on the web."

  • GMTN - The Gospel Music Television Network is the world's only 24 hour a day 7 day a week Gospel Music network. GMT is a one-of-a-kind Gospel Music television experience with all of the most beloved spiritual uplifting songs of yesterday and today. The GMT features all of today's hottest Gospel artists performing all of your favorite songs and offers special concert events and other special programs with various Christian Entertainers.

  • Lawrence Welk Show - Perennial favorite since 1955, the Lawrence Welk Show still airs in syndication on the PBS stations nationwide. The legacy of Lawrence Welk has spawned a resort in Palm Springs & Sand Diego California and a theatre in Branson, Missouri where former cast members of the show perform their nostalgic routines to devoted fans of the program. For more check out Welk Resorts Online, Planet Welk Stars of the Lawrence Welk Show, and The Lawrence Welk Museum.

  • MTV - The Music Television Network debuted at midnight August 1, 1981 as John Lack one of the MTV creators spoke the words "Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll" and then played the music video "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles. The MTV Network has been consistently ranked the No. 1 music content site for music fans in their teens and twenties, according to Media Metrix. MTV was also responsible for such pop culture oddities as BEAVIS & BUTT-HEAD/MTV/1993-1997 that combined animation and music videos with the rude, crude, lude comments of two twisted teenagers named Beavis and Butt-head. As the Millennium rounded the corner, MTV offered up the wacky and weird family documentary series THE OSBOURNES/MTV/2002-2005 that followed the home and family life of rock star Ozzie Osbourne (where family conversations averaged 1.5 swear words per sentence).

  • Music from TV Commercials -  Archives goes back to 1996. Provides the name of the company, artist/composer, name of Spot and links to which gives "Listen to Music" samples.  See also Sounds Familiar

  • VH1 - VH1 is simply an acronym for "Video Hits 1."VH1 focuses on music fans in the 25-plus age range and brings you innovative convergent programming like the VH1 My Music Awards. VH1 is an affiliate of the MTV Music Network.


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