I loved KHOU's The Late Show and can still sing its theme song ("The Late Show, first the news and weather, then The Late Show..."). Right up until his untimely death between newscasts, weatherman Sid Lasher would sit at his drawing board (pre-patterned maps were notated with up-to-the-minute weather patterns using a Magic Marker!) and introduce the old classic that would follow and tell us what what a wonderful old chestnut it was. Enthusiasm such as his helped inspire my love of old movies. One of the short-lived UHF stations out of Galveston, Ch. 16, had an old geezer with a 16mm projector who was supposedly running old movie house on his show. They only had a package of Monograms, but before flipping the switch to start that old prop of a projector, the old projectionist would tell us all about the likes of Judy Canova and even Yakima Canutt! Saturday afternoons between baseball and football seasons meant that KPRC Ch. 2 had to fill the afternoon airwaves with The Marx Bros, Mae West and W.C. Fields, along with some MGM classics. And, as David mentioned, sometime in the early seventies, KHOU had the novel idea of not signing off on Friday but rather running a themed movie package all night long. I remember spending the night with Gene Tierney once watching "Leave Her to Heaven", "Dragonwyck," and "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir." it was eerie watching the sun come up as Mrs Muir exited her front door into that ghostly light at the end. I remember CBS splitting a re-run of Ben-Hur over two consecutive Sundays and they still managed to trim it. The prologue would be the first thing to go. I remember ABC running blockbusters like Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The King and I and many more. They still run The Ten Commandments and The Sound of Music, the last remnants of that era. Of course, I wouldn't trade my blurays for those cut-up old 16mm local TV prints, but it's still a shame that classic movies are lost to the maze of so many more mundane TV choices today. I wouldn't go back, but I'm glad I grew up when I did.