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NewsRadio - Seasons 1 & 2
     

NewsRadio - Seasons 1 & 2

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Cast: Dave Foley, Phil Hartman, Stephen Root

 
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

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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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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/24/2005
UPC:
0043396016309
Rating:
NR
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Time:
10:59:00

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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