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2008-09-01 21:00:22

By Mark Branagan Within three years of the last episode Britain's rural rail network had suffered the Beeching cuts and by 1968 main line steam travel had been pensioned off altogether.It seemed Railway Roundabout, which ran on the BBC Children's Hour slot for nearly 50 episodes, might end up like so many old shows that disappeared into the Missing Believed Wiped black hole in the Beeb's archives.So the National Railway Museum stepped in to purchase the whole series from its creators John...

2007-10-21 09:00:21

By Jeanne Huff, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Oct. 21--It sounds like the lineup on Nick at Night, the TV show reruns from the 1960s meant to lure the baby boomer audience: "Star Trek,""The Outer Limits,""Twilight Zone,""Lost in Space." It's a bit of a head-shaker, then, when you find out these are some of Lance Meenach's favorite television shows. Meenach, of Boise, is 21, much younger than the boomers, even younger than Gen X. He's an echo boomer, a millennial from Gen Y, the Internet...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.