From the NY Post: TCM Follows AMC's Lead By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA, GA -- At a brief press conference on Wednesday, a spokesman for Turner Classic Movies, an AOL Time Warner Company, stated that beginning June 30th, TCM will become more user-friendly by introducing intermissions during classic film broadcasts. Noting the successful change in demographics by competitor American Film Classics, TCM is targetting a younger audience. The new format, which will feature a higher ratio of color films, will be implemented in stages to allow existing viewers the time necessary to adapt to the benefits of the new format. "Initially, the intermissions will be positioned at mid-point of each film," stated spokesman Fred Furner. "Then, on a monthly basis, the number and length of the intermissions will increase to meet our goal of 6 intermissions per hour with not more than 20 minutes in total length." Citing an untapped library of made-for-tv movies, TCM will have plenty of material for the new format. "Film historians are in for a treat as they will be able to watch the evolution in network produced color film from the earliest stages in the 60's through the golden era of the mid 80's," stated Furner. A small silent group of protesters picketed the press conference. A group spokesman stated "Sometimes I can't tell the difference between hell and and an april fools joke."