NewsRadio - Seasons 1 & 2

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Overview

The brilliant, underrated workplace situation comedy NewsRadio has its first 29 episodes collected on this three-disc set. Each episode is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio. Supplemental materials include entertaining and informative commentary tracks for 20 of the episodes. The commentaries feature every member of the cast (except the late Phil Hartman) and most all of the major behind-the-scenes figures including NBC head Warren Littlefield. Not all of these people appear on every commentary ...
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Overview

The brilliant, underrated workplace situation comedy NewsRadio has its first 29 episodes collected on this three-disc set. Each episode is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio. Supplemental materials include entertaining and informative commentary tracks for 20 of the episodes. The commentaries feature every member of the cast (except the late Phil Hartman) and most all of the major behind-the-scenes figures including NBC head Warren Littlefield. Not all of these people appear on every commentary track. A blooper reel for season two rounds out this first-rate release.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Season two gag reel; Commentaries on 20 episodes from the cast and creators; Featurette; Filmographies; Web links
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Launched in March 1995 as a spring replacement, this quirky comedy set in a New York radio station immediately captured viewers' hearts and was added to that year's fall schedule. This box set collects the seven episodes of that truncated first season and the 21 that followed in the '95-'96 broadcast year. In the pilot episode, Wisconsin journalist Dave Nelson Dave Foley is named news director at New York's WNYX. Working in Manhattan poses challenges to this midwesterner, who strains to maintain some semblance of order in an office packed with odd characters, not the least of whom is his boss, Jimmy James Stephen Root. Also to be dealt with are self-important anchorman Bill McNeal Phil Hartman, irrepressible secretary Beth Vicki Lewis, reporter Matthew Brock Andy Dick, and electrician Joe Garelli Joe Rogan. And then there's writer Lisa Miller Maura Tierney, with whom Dave secretly begins a romantic relationship. Smartly written by a host of top-notch talent and snappily directed by such sitcom legends as James Burrows Cheers and Tom Cherones Seinfeld, NewsRadio breathed new life into an old formula thanks to its superb comedic ensemble. Foley, a former member of the comedy troupe Kids in the Hall, anchors the show with his grounded, commonsense characterization, while Hartman provokes laughter just about every time he's on screen. The first two seasons feature a host of terrific guest stars, including John Ritter, Bebe Neuwirth, and Saturday Night Live alumni Dennis Miller, Janeane Garofalo, and Chris Kattan.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/24/2005
  • UPC: 043396016309
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 10:59:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 43,060

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Side #1 -- Disc 1
   Play All Episodes
   Episode Selections
      The Pilot
      Inappropriate
      Smoking
      The Crisis
      Big Day
      Luncheon at the Waldorf
      Sweeps Week
      No, This Is Not Based Entirely on Julie's Life
      Goofy Ball
      Rat Funeral
   Special Features
      Commentaries
         For "The Pilot" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actors Dave Foley and Stephen Root and Producer Kent Zbornak: On
         For "The Pilot" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actors Dave Foley and Stephen Root and Producer Kent Zbornak: Off
         For "Inappropriate" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actress Maura Tierney and Co-Producers Joe Furey and Josh Lieb: On
         For "Inappropriate" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actress Maura Tierney and Co-Producers Joe Furey and Josh Lieb: Off
         For "Smoking" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actors Dave Foley and Stephen Root and Co-Producer Joe Furey: On
         For "Smoking" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actors Dave Foley and Stephen Root and Co-Producer Joe Furey: Off
         For "The Crisis" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Former President of NBC Warren Littlefield, Executive Producer Brad Grey and Co-Producer Julie Bean: On
         For "The Crisis" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Former President of NBC Warren Littlefield, Executive Producer Brad Grey and Co-Producer Julie Bean: Off
         For "The Big Day" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actress Khandi Alexander and Actors Dave Foley and Stephen Root: On
         For "The Big Day" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actress Khandi Alexander and Actors Dave Foley and Stephen Root: Off
         For "Luncheon at the Waldorf" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actress Vicki Lewis and Co-Executive Producer/Writer Brad Isaacs: On
         For "Luncheon at the Waldorf" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actress Vicki Lewis and Co-Executive Producer/Writer Brad Isaacs: Off
         For "No, This Is Not Based Entirely on Julie's Life" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actress Vicki Lewis, Co-Executive Producer Brad Isaacs and Co-Producer Julie Bean: On
         For "No, This Is Not Based Entirely on Julie's Life" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actress Vicki Lewis, Co-Executive Producer Brad Isaacs and Co-Producer Julie Bean: Off
         For "Goofy Ball" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms and Actors Andy Dick, Dave Foley and Joe Rogan: On
         For "Goofy Ball" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms and Actors Andy Dick, Dave Foley and Joe Rogan: Off
      Season 2 Gag Reel
      Featurette
         Play Featurette
      Filmographies
         Dave Foley
         Phil Hartman
         Maura Tierney
         Andy Dick
         Khandi Alexander
         Stephen Root
         Vicki Lewis
   Subtitles
      Portuguese/Português
      Subtitles Off
Side #2 -- Disc 2
   Play All Episodes
   Episode Selections
      The Breakup
      The Shrink
      Friends
      Bill's Autobiography
      Negotiation
      The Cane
      Xmas Story
      Station Sale
      Bitch Session
   Commentaries
      For "The Breakup" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actress Maura Tierney and Co-Producers Joe Furey and Josh Lieb: On
      For "The Breakup" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actress Maura Tierney and Co-Producers Joe Furey and Josh Lieb: Off
      For "Friends" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actress Vicki Lewis, Co-Executive Producer Brad Isaacs and Co-Producer Joe Furey: On
      For "Friends" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actress Vicki Lewis, Co-Executive Producer Brad Isaacs and Co-Producer Joe Furey: Off
      For "Xmas Story" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actors Andy Dick and Joe Rogan and Writer Lewis Morton: On
      For "Xmas Story" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actors Andy Dick and Joe Rogan and Writer Lewis Morton: Off
      For "Station Sale" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actors Dave Foley and Stephen Root and Director Tom Cherones: On
      For "Station Sale" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actors Dave Foley and Stephen Root and Director Tom Cherones: Off
      For "Bitch Session" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Co-Executive Producer Brad Isaacs, Co-Producer Josh Lieb and Writer Brian Kelley: On
      For "Bitch Session" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Co-Executive Producer Brad Isaacs, Co-Producer Josh Lieb and Writer Brian Kelley: Off
   Subtitles
      Portuguese/Português
      Subtitles Off
Side #3 -- Disc 3
   Play All Episodes
   Episode Selections
      In Through the Out Door
      The Song Remains the Same
      Zoso
      Houses of the Holy
      Physical Graffiti
      Led Zeppelin
      Presence
      Coda
      Led Zeppelin II
      The Injury
   Commentaries
      For "In Through the Out Door" With Actors Andy Dick, Dave Foley, Joe Rogan and Stephen Root: On
      For "In Through the Out Door" With Actors Andy Dick, Dave Foley, Joe Rogan and Stephen Root: Off
      For "The Song Remains the Same" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actress Khandi Alexander, Actor Stephen Root and Director Tom Cherones: On
      For "The Song Remains the Same" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actress Khandi Alexander, Actor Stephen Root and Director Tom Cherones: Off
      For "Zoso" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actress Vicki Lewis, Co-Producer/Writer Joe Furey and Writer Brian Kelley: On
      For "Zoso" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actress Vicki Lewis, Co-Producer/Writer Joe Furey and Writer Brian Kelley: Off
      For "Physical Graffiti" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actors Dave Foley and Stephen Root and Co-Producer Joe Furey: On
      For "Physical Graffiti" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actors Dave Foley and Stephen Root and Co-Producer Joe Furey: Off
      For "Presence" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actress Maura Tierney, Co-Producer Joe Furey and Co-Producer/Writer Josh Lieb: On
      For "Presence" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actress Maura Tierney, Co-Producer Joe Furey and Co-Producer/Writer Josh Lieb: Off
      For "Coda" With Actors Andy Dick and Joe Rogan, Writer Lewis Morton and Co-Producer/Writer Josh Lieb: On
      For "Coda" With Actors Andy Dick and Joe Rogan, Writer Lewis Morton and Co-Producer/Writer Josh Lieb: Off
      For "Led Zeppelin II" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actors Dave Foley and Stephen Root and Co-Producer Joe Furey: On
      For "Led Zeppelin II" With Executive Producer/Creator Paul Simms, Actors Dave Foley and Stephen Root and Co-Producer Joe Furey: Off
   Previews
      Hitch
      The Partridge Family
      Contemporary TV
   Subtitles
      Portuguese/Português
      Subtitles Off
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