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TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 02-20-17

See what's playing during the last full week of TCM's 31 Days of Oscar From A to Z.
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TCM's 31 Days of Oscar From A to Z continues this week, starting with Penny Serenade about a woman on the verge of divorce recalling her heartbreaking attempts to adopt a child, which earned Cary Grant a nomination for Best Actor, through to Thousands Cheer about an egotistical acrobat who joins the Army and falls in love with his commander's daughter. It was nominated for Best Cinematography, Best Score and Best Art Direction. A Place in the Sun (1951) Monday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) An ambitious young man wins an heiress' heart but has to cope with his

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 02-13-17

The parade of films recognized by the Academy Awards continues.
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TCM's 31 Days of Oscar From A to Z continues this week, starting with I'll Cry Tomorrow, a biography about actress Lillian Roth, which won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design for Helen Rose, through to the musical Pennies from Heaven, which saw Dennis Potter nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay based on the 1978 BBC Series he wrote. Inherit the Wind (1960) Monday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) In the twenties, a schoolteacher creates a national furor when he breaks the law against teaching evolution. The Lady Eve (1941) Tuesday, February 14 at 8:00

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 02-06-17

Another week to catch up on your Academy Award bucket list.
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TCM's 31 Days of Oscar From A to Z continues this week, starting with the 1943 version of The Constant Nymph, which saw Joan Fontaine nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, through to Ice Station Zebra, which was nominated for Best Visual Effects and for Best Cinematography (Daniel L. Fapp). Days of Wine and Roses (1962) Monday, February 6 at 10:15 p.m. (ET) A husband and wife fight to conquer alcoholism. Dreamgirls (2006) Tuesday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) An unscrupulous promoter takes a girl group to the top but dumps their lead singer. Foreign Correspondent (1940)

getTV Celebrates Black History Month with Epic Performances

Highlights include rare appearances by Whitney Houston, Muhammad Ali, Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, Lola Falana, and more.
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Press release: getTV pays tribute to Black History Month in a lineup packed with classic appearances from some of the biggest African-American stars of all time, including four straight weeks of Sonny & Cher guest performances by Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 each Monday at 9 p.m. ET, followed by rare TV specials starring Lena Horne, Lola Falana, and more at at 10 p.m. ET. As part of the network’s Sunday overnight “Get Lost In TV” block celebrating classic TV rarities, getTV will also present a Night Of Soul on Sunday, February 12, at 11 p.m. ET, in honor

getTV Adds Shane, Grizzly Adams, and Blue Thunder in February

In addition to airing every episode of these series, the network will debut the Blue Thunder, starring Dana Carvey, in a nine-episode marathon Feb. 26.
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Press release: getTV expands its popular Sunday Westerns posse, as the beloved 1977 adventure series THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GRIZZLY ADAMS moves into the weekly 9 a.m. ET slot with a Super Bowl Sunday marathon on February 5, while the rare 1966 David Carradine Western SHANE takes over at 10 a.m. ET starting February 12. In addition to these two classic series, the network will air the 1984 action series BLUE THUNDER in a special Get Lost In TV nine-episode marathon on Sunday, February 26, starting at 10 p.m. ET. getTV is rooting for the Bears this Super Bowl

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 01-30-17

It's time to catch up on past Oscar winners.
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After the Stars Behind Bars spotlight concludes on Tuesday, TCM begins its 31 Days of Oscar marathon begins on Wednesday. This year the films run alphabetically, starting with Abe Lincoln in Illinois and ending the week with Bonnie and Clyde. Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956) Monday, January 30 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A concert pianist with amnesia fights to regain her memory. TCM Spotlight: Stars Behind Bars - Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) Tuesday, January 31 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) True story of Robert Stroud, the prison lifer who became an expert on birds. 31 Days of Oscar: Oscars A

getTV Honors Mary Tyler Moore with 1960s Specials on Monday, Jan. 30

See her unforgettable appearances on the 1969 special Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman, and the rare 1960 crime series Johnny Staccato.
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Press release: getTV celebrates the life and legacy of trailblazing television icon Mary Tyler Moore with special broadcasts of her appearance on the 1969 special DICK VAN DYKE AND THE OTHER WOMAN, and her early guest spot in a 1960 episode of the rare crime drama JOHNNY STACCATO, airing Monday, January 30 at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT. With her trademark smile and sharp timing, Moore rose to fame playing the wife of comedy legend Dick Van Dyke on the beloved 1961 sitcom THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. However, it was her lead role on the 1970 series THE MARY

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 01-23-17

The Unsinkable Debbie Reynolds is honored this week.
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This week on TCM, in addition to the usual nights devoted to star-of-the-month Jane Wyman and films set Behind the Bars, there are evenings featuring James Mason, SAG Life Achievement Award honoree Lily Tomlin, and Debbie Reynolds. The Seventh Veil (1945) Monday, January 23 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A concert pianist with amnesia fights to regain her memory. TCM Spotlight: Stars Behind Bars - Caged (1950) Tuesday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A young innocent fights to survive the harsh life in a women's prison. Rome Adventure (1962) Wednesday, January 25 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A rebellious teacher moves

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 01-16-17

Highlights from the week ahead.
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This week at TCM the highlights include civil-rights documentaries, Golden Globe-winning director Damien Chazelle programming a night, and evenings focused on The Saint, star-of-the-month Jane Wyman and the Stars Behind Bars spotlight. Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963) Monday, January 16 at 12:00 a.m. (ET) President John F. Kennedy and his brother work to get two black students enrolled at the University of Alabama. TCM Spotlight: Stars Behind Bars - Jailhouse Rock (1957) Tuesday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) After learning to play the guitar in prison, a young man becomes a rock 'n' roll sensation. Guest Programmer: Damien

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 01-09-17

What are you watching this week?
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This week sees the Stars Behind Bars TCM Spotlight continue with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman in Papillon and another night of of programming devoted to Star-of-the Month Jane Wyman. Links are included to films we've covered. Some Like It Hot (1959) Monday, January 9 at 11:00 p.m. (ET) Two musicians on the run from gangsters masquerade as members of an all-girl band. [Review] TCM Spotlight: Stars Behind Bars - Papillon (1973) Tuesday, January 10 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Two Devil's Island prisoners devote all of their time to hatching escape plans. Psycho (1960) Wednesday, January 11 at 8:00 p.m.

TCM to Remember Legendary Actress-Singer Debbie Reynolds on Jan. 27

24-Hour programming tribute to include Singin’ In The Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and The Tender Trap.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of legendary actress Debbie Reynolds, the vivacious actress, singer and dancer who entertained audiences in musicals such as Singin’ in the Rain (1952) and Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) with a 24-hour film tribute on Friday, January, 27. Reynolds, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28 at the age of 84, became a sensation after starring with legendary hoofers Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor in the immortal MGM musical Singin’ in the Rain (1952) and received her only Oscar nomination for playing th e title role in The Unsinkable

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 01-02-17

An evening of Road pictures with Hope and Crosby is a main highlight for the week.
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In addition to a new month and a new year, January brings with it a new Spotlight (Stars Behind Bars), a new Star-of-the-Month (Jane Wyman), and a new Guest Programmer (Warren Beatty). East of Eden (1955) Monday, January 2 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Two brothers compete for their father's approval and a woman's love. TCM Spotlight: Stars Behind Bars - Brute Force (1947) Tuesday, January 3 at 10:15 p.m. (ET) Tough, disgruntled prisoners plan a daring, possibly bloody escape while on a drain pipe detail. Co-host: Warren Beatty - Heaven Can Wait (1978) Wednesday, January 4 at 8:00 p.m. (ET)

getTV Adds Westerns and Daytime Programs in January 2017

Other highlights include David Bowie on Cher, an all-day Hondo marathon, and more.
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Press release: getTV kicks off a new year of classic films and rare series, with a January lineup offering heartfelt tributes, new programming additions, and more—airing in primetime, all month long. The roster is headlined by a month-long Cher double-shot, featuring appearances by David Bowie, Muhammad Ali, and Carol Burnett; and also includes Sally Field in the 1973 sitcom THE GIRL WITH SOMETHING EXTRA; Kurt Russell and Tim Matheson in the 1976 Western series THE QUEST; Richard Burgi in the 1996 sci-fi hit THE SENTINEL; an all-day HONDO marathon; a Sunday night Tom Selleck birthday block; stunts starring Betty White,

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 12-26-16

If you don't have plans for New Year's Eve, you can spend it with the 'That's Entertainment" franchise.
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The last week of 2016 on TCM begins with the post-apocalyptic On The Beach and ends with a day-long marathon of Alfred Hitchcock films. In between are nights featuring The Golden Years spotlight and star-of-the-month Myrna Loy. On The Beach (1959) Monday, December 26 at 12:00 a.m. (ET) After a nuclear war, U.S. sailors stationed in Australia deal with the end of civilization. TCM Spotlight: The Golden Years - Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Tuesday, December 27 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A young man about to be married discovers the two aunts who raised him have been poisoning lonely old

Sony Movie Channel January 2017 Programming Highlights

Highlights include a Godzilla Double Feature, a Samuel L. Jackson block, and stunts starring Kevin Costner, Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins, & Richard Pryor, among others.
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Press release: Sony Movie Channel kicks off 2017 with an explosive January lineup full of action epics, creature features, classic comedies, award-winning dramas, and much more. This month’s roster includes Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek in an EL MARIACHI three-pack; a monstrous Godzilla block; back-to-back Samuel L. Jackson thrillers; a night of laughs starring Cheech & Chong and Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor; and Johnny Depp and Al Pacino in DONNIE BRASCO, among others. THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY (1978)—Sun., January 1 at 7 p.m. ET Gary Busey delivers one of his finest performances, starring as rock n’ roll pioneer Buddy

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 12-19-16

TCM offers the gift of movies this holiday week, like they do every week.
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Before the Christmas movies comes roaring in at the end of the week on TCM, it begins with The Roaring Twenties. The spotlight on the Golden Years continues and on Xmas Eve, the entire Thin Man series airs featuring star-of-the-month Myrna Loy. The Roaring Twenties (1939) Monday, December 19 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime. TCM Spotlight: The Golden Years - The Old Man and the Sea (1958) Tuesday, December 20 at 9:45 p.m. (ET) A Cuban fisherman believes his long dry spell will end when he catches a legendary

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 12-12-16

Which of these are you going to plan to watch?
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The TCM Spotlight on The Golden Years is quite the highlight because in addition to Bergman's Wild Strawberries, the channel is also airing other world cinema classics, Kurosawa's Ikiru and De Sica's Umberto D. In addition to another night featuring of star-of-the-month Myrna Loy, the Christmas movies continue to roll out. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) Monday, December 12 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Young love and childish fears highlight a year in the life of a turn-of-the-century family. TCM Spotlight: The Golden Years - Wild Strawberries (1957) Tuesday, December 13 at 9:45 p.m. (ET) On his way to an

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 12-05-16

See what gifts TCM has in store for you this week.
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As you prepare for the impending holidays, TCM has plenty of films to allow you to procrastinate. Friday brings another roster of films with Star-of-the-Month Myrna Loy while Tuesday offers a slate of stories about elderly parents. Why Be Good? (1929) Monday, December 5 at 11:00 p.m. (ET) A virtuous flapper gets into a compromising situation with the boss's son. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) Tuesday, December 6 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A devoted couple faces the harsh economic realities of growing older. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) The Japanese take advantage of American

Sony Movie Channel's December Programming Highlights

Highlights include a Richard Pryor tribute block, Ewan McGregor & Naomi Watts in the premiere of The Impossible, and more.
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Press release: Sony Movie Channel ​​(SMC) unwraps a star-studded December lineup packed with acclaimed dramas, steamy thrillers, cult classics, and more—airing in primetime all month long. The roster features Kevin Bacon and Bill Murray in a thrilling WILD THINGS block; Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Zones in a ZORRO two-pack; Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts in the network premiere of THE IMPOSSIBLE; a special tribute to Richard Pryor; Brad Pitt in A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT; and a Christmas Day Westerns Marathon starring James Stewart, Audie Murphy, and Randolph Scott, among others. WILD THINGS Block—Thurs., December 1 at 10 p.m. ET

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 11-28-16

A new month brings a new star-of-the-month.
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This week on TCM viewers can see the conclusion of the nonfiction To Tell The Truth spotlight as November concludes. December brings with it The Man Who Came to Dinner and a new Star-of-the-Month, Myrna Loy. TCM Spotlight: To Tell The Truth Hosted by Alec Baldwin - Always for Pleasure (1978) Monday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Cameras explore the life and spirit of New Orleans. Primrose Path (1940) Tuesday, November 29 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) The youngest child in a family of prostitutes tries to go straight with a working man. TCM Spotlight: To Tell the Truth Hosted

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 11-21-16

Are you giving thanks for this roster of films?
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Thanksgiving Week on TCM sees the continution of To Tell The Truth, the biweekly nonfiction spotlight, another Friday of films featuring star-of-the-month Natalie Wood, and more. TCM Spotlight: To Tell The Truth Hosted by Alec Baldwin - God's Country (1986) Monday, November 21 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) Minnesota farmers deal with overproduction and foreclosures. The Big Sky (1952) Tuesday, November 22 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Trappers lead an expedition against river pirates and Indians along the Missouri River. TCM Spotlight: To Tell the Truth Hosted by Alec Baldwin - For All Mankind (1989) Wednesday, November 23 at 8:00 p.m. (ET)

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 11-14-16

Seven more movies to choose from.
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For those who need a respite from the real world, TCM has some offerings like star-of-the-month Natalie Wood finds Splendor in the Grass on Friday. For those who don't, there's two nights of documentaries during the To Tell the Truth spotlight. And if you haven't had enough of politics, there's The Candidate. TCM Spotlight: To Tell the Truth Hosted by Alec Baldwin - The Sorrow and the Pity (1969) Monday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Documents France's role in World War II during the years of 1940-1944 in epic proportions. The Candidate (1972) Tuesday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m.

getTV Starts 29-day Christmas Event 'The Most Wonderful Month of the Year' Nov 27

The lineup includes Christmas films, rare Christmas variety specials, and holiday-themed episodes from TV series already in the getTV lineup.
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Press release: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on getTV, as the network celebrates the season with its second annual “The Most Wonderful Month of the Year” event. The channel turns over its daily schedule during primetime all month long in order to focus on a mixture of rare and classic Christmas-themed variety specials, TV series episodes, and films, starring some of entertainment’s biggest names, from Sunday, November 27 through Sunday, December 25, culminating in a weeklong 24-hour-a-day yuletide mega-marathon kicking off at 12 noon on Sunday, December 18 and running through Christmas day. “The Most Wonderful Month

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 11-07-16

Vote with your remote this week.
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During the first full week of November, TCM begins airing its twice-weekly spotlight on documentaries. On Friday, Star-of-the-month Natalie Wood co-stars in Rebel Without A Cause. TCM Spotlight: To Tell the Truth Hosted by Alec Baldwin - Primary (1960) Monday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) The Wisconsin Primary of 1960 sets John Kennedy on the road to the White House. Saboteur (1942) Tuesday, November 8 at 9:15 p.m. (ET) A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence. TCM Spotlight: To Tell the Truth Hosted by Alec Baldwin - Prelude to War (1943) Wednesday,

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 10-31-16

Plan your week with TCM.
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October on TCM closes out with a great pairing: Star-of-the-Month Christopher Lee movies airing on Halloween. Natalie Wood takes over for Lee in November on Friday nights. And America can prepare for the future with a movie about the first female U.S. President. Star of the Month: Christopher Lee - The Mummy (1959) Monday, October 31 at 9:45 p.m. (ET) A resurrected mummy stalks the archaeologists who defiled his tomb. PT 109 (1963) Tuesday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Future president John Kennedy fights to save his crew when their PT boat sinks in the Pacific. The Young Savages

TCM to Air 'To Tell The Truth,' Month-long Programming Spotlight on Documentaries

Hosted By Alec Baldwin, To Tell The Truth airs every Monday and Wednesday throughout November.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will look at the influential history of non-fiction films in To Tell The Truth, a month-long programming special featuring more than 50 films exploring the history of this effective and important art form. Hosted by Oscar-nominee and TCM-veteran Alec Baldwin, the special will feature several TCM premieres including two episodes of the ongoing series To Tell The Truth: A History of Documentary Film (2014). The programming special premieres Nov. 2 at 8 pm ET and will air every Monday and Wednesday during the month. Documentaries have been an important part of moviemaking since the

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 10-24-16

More thrills and chills from TCM.
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As Halloween approaches, it was only natural for TCM's Star-of-the-Month Christopher Lee to have his work as Dracula in the Hammer films featured as they are on Monday night. The two-night block of Trailblazing Women continues and then back for more horror. Star of the Month: Christopher Lee - Horror of Dracula (1958) Monday, October 24 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) The legendary count tries to turn his enemies' women into his bloodthirsty brides. Trailblazing Women: Actresses Who Made a Difference Co-host Dana Delany- Wait Until Dark (1967) Tuesday, October 25 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A blind woman fights against drug

Sony Movie Channel Highlights in November

Including a Thanksgiving Day Westerns Block and stunts starring Woody Harrelson and Jeff Bridges.
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Press release: Sony Movie Channel gives viewers something to be thankful for with a November lineup packed with premieres, acclaimed dramas, and star-studded stunts—airing in primetime all month long. The roster is headlined by an Election Night block starring William Shatner, Clint Eastwood, and John Malkovich; Michael Shannon in the premieres of SHOTGUN STORIES and TAKE SHELTER, both directed by Jeff Nichols; Guy Pearce in the hit Australian crime drama ANIMAL KINGDOM; a Woody Harrelson two-pack; a Thanksgiving Day Westerns Marathon block featuring Lindsay Wagner in THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF DR. MEG LAUREL, and Robert Duvall in BROKEN TRAIL; and

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 10-17-16

As Halloween approaches, the horror movies increase.
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TCM's Star-of-the-Month Christopher Lee gets the spotlight on two nights with the inclusion of a double feature of Hammer Frankenstein films next Sunday night. The Trailblazing Women programming block continues and more horror movies make the schedule as Haloween appraoches. Star of the Month: Christopher Lee - Horror Hotel (1960) Monday, October 17 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A young coed travels to a village to continue her research on witchcraft, and discovers some horrifying secrets. Trailblazing Women: Actresses Who Made a Difference Co-host Rita Moreno - In This Our Life (1942) Tuesday, October 18 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A neurotic

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 10-10-16

Starting planning your movie-watching week.
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In addition to two nights focusing on Trailblazing Women and one night devoted to Star-of-the-Month Christopher Lee, TCM delivers plenty of Halloween treats for horror fans. Star of the Month: Christopher Lee - The Face of Fu Manchu (1965) Monday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A villainous doctor creates a killer spray in order to conquer London. Trailblazing Women: Actresses Who Made a Difference - The Conspirators (1944) Tuesday, October 11 at 12:30 a.m. (ET) A guerilla leader falls in love with a mysterious woman in World War II Lisbon. The Young Philadelphians (1959) Wednesday, October 12 at 8:00

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