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Free Streaming Downloads of Classic Television — 11,365 items

The Internet Archive, which I’ve previously blogged on, also has a remarkable collection of classic television programs, commercials, government proceedings, and more — all available at the touch of a button for either instant streaming or download.

Right now, one of the most popular collections being viewed is classic television commercials from the 1950s and 60s, available by clicking here.

Complete classic television programs, from Dragnet to The Ed Sullivan Show to The Beverly Hillbillies, to the BBC’s production of George Orwell’s 1984, along with thousands of other programs, are available by clicking here.

Another invaluable resource on the web; check it out.

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Headshot of Wheeler Winston Dixon Wheeler Winston Dixon, Ryan Professor of Film Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is an internationally recognized scholar and writer of film history, theory and criticism. He is the author of thirty books and more than 100 articles on film, and appears regularly in national media outlets discussing film and culture trends. Frame by Frame is a collection of his thoughts on a number of those topics. All comments by Dixon on this blog are his own opinions.

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