TCM to Remember Robert Osborne with 48-Hour Tribute

Tribute to feature his most memorable TCM interviews and moments.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will dedicate two entire days to honor the legacy of longtime host Robert Osborne. Airing all day on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, the 48-hour tribute will feature an extensive collection of the long-form interviews Osborne conducted during his 23 year tenure with the network, including:

  • Memorable installments of Private Screenings and Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival.
  • Special edition of Private Screenings where actor Alec Baldwin interviewed Osborne on the host's 20th anniversary at the network
  • Robert's first-film introduction for the network of Gone with the Wind

Among the Private Screenings specials featured during TCM's tribute to Osborne are his interviews with such legendary stars as Debbie Reynolds, Liza Minelli, Betty Hutton and Ernest Borgnine. Installments of TCM's annual Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival featured will include Robert’s intimate interviews with screen legends such as Peter O'Toole, Eva Marie Saint, Kim Novak, Alan Arkin and Luis Rainer, who was 101 at the time of the interview and without her hearing aids, a situation Osborne graciously worked around by writing each question out on a noteptad for her to read.

TCM's loving tribute to Osborne will showcase the qualities expressed yesterday in a message from TCM General Manager Jennifer Dorian, who wrote, "Robert was embraced by devoted fans who saw him as a trusted expert and friend. His calming presence, gentlemanly style, encyclopedic knowledge of film history, fervent support for film preservation and highly personal interviewing style all combined to make him a truly world-class host."

The complete schedule for TCM's tribute to Robert Osborne is included below:

TCM Remembers Robert Osborne

Saturday, March 18

6 a.m. - Private Screenings: Robert Osborne

7:30 a.m. - Private Screenings: Norman Jewison

9 a.m. - Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute

10:15 a.m. - Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Alan Arkin

11:30 a.m. - Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Luise Rainer

12:15 p.m. -  Private Screeniings: Liza Minnnelli

1:30 p.m. -  Private Screenings: Robert Osborne

3 p.m. -  Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Eva Marie Saint

4:15 p.m. -  Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute

5:30 p.m. -  Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Peter O'Toole

6:45 p.m. -  Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Kim Novak

8 p.m. -  Robert Osborne introduces Gone with the Wind in his first-ever on-air appearance as TCM's host

8:05 p.m. - Private Screenings: Robert Osborne

9:30 p.m. -  Private Screenings: Debbie Reynolds

10:30 p.m. -  Private Screenings: Betty Hutton

11:45 p.m. -  Private Screenings: Liza Minnelli

12:45 a.m. - Private Screenings: Robert Osborne

2:15 a.m. - Private Screenings: Norman Jewison

3:30 a.m. - Private Screenings: Ernest Borgnine

4:45 a.m. - Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute

Sunday, March 19

6 a.m. - Private Screenings: Liza Minnnelli

7 a.m. - Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Eva Marie Saint

8:15 a.m. - Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Kim Novak

9:15 a.m. - Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Peter O'Toole

10:30 a.m. - Private Screenings: Robert Osborne

Noon -  Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute

1 p.m. -  Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Alan Arkin

2:15 p.m. -  Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Luise Rainer

3 p.m. -  Private Screenings: Ernest Borgnine

4:15 p.m. -  Private Screenings: Norman Jewison

5:30 p.m. -  Private Screenings: Robert Osborne

7 p.m. -  Private Screenings: Liza Minnelli

8 p.m. -  Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute

9 p.m. -  Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Eva Marie Saint

10:15 p.m. -  Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Luise Rainer

11 p.m. -  Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute

Midnight - Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Peter O'Toole

1:15 a.m. - Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Kim Novak

2:30 a.m. - Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Alan Arkin

3:45 a.m. - Private Screenings: Robert Osborne

5:15 a.m. - Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Luise Rainer

(All times Eastern)

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