Sorry to hear this. I'd noticed he hadn't shown up much on TCM in the last few weeks (unless the intros had been taped a long time ago)./RIP
Too bad, I really enjoyed his lead-ins and commentary. RIP.
Looking back, Robert Osborne's absences from TCM over the last year or so reflect the man's discretion.He was spared the indignity of a tabloid deathwatch ("Last Sad Days!").Upcoming, TCM will no doubt mount a major tribute - wait a minute, they already have, about a year ago, just at the beginning of his withdrawal; we can expect a replay or several (possibly a DVD?).The network is in good hands; Ben Mankiewicz has grown on us over time, and will doubtless continue to do so.Ave Robert Osborne!
I really liked the guy. TCM is my favorite channel and I missed him these recent months.
Ben Mankiewicz is no Robert Osborne. They need to search elsewhere. Perhaps Scott Eyman or Mark Harris. Harris has written two of the best books on film in the last 25 years - Pictures at a Revolution & Five Came Back. Eyman has done the definitive bios of Mayer, DeMille and Wayne.Just my two cents. I will miss Osborne.sas
I enjoyed Robert Osborne's knowledgeable introductions to the movies he obviously loved.
I don't watch as much TCM as I used to, but I always enjoyed Osborne's introductions and knowledgeable commentaries. No, Mankiewicz is no Osborne.RIP
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