Grafton Community Television to air 50th episode of “Television Classics with Jim Gallagher”

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Grafton Community Television personality Jim Gallagher with his wife Deb Gallagher. (Photo/submitted)
Grafton Community Television personality Jim Gallagher with his wife Deb Gallagher. (Photo/submitted)

Grafton – Grafton Community Television (GCTV) is celebrating two broadcasting milestones during August. GCTV personality Jim Gallagher marks his 35th year involved with cable television programs in Grafton as the station airs the 50th episode of “Television Classics with Jim Gallagher.”

“Television Classics” is a series of half-hour shows produced by GCTV’s Bob DeToma, featuring primarily black and white television programs from the earliest days of commercial television in the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. Gallagher introduces each program with detailed historical and sometimes whimsical information about who appeared in the program and when it ran on TV. The first episode of GCTV ‘s Television Classics was created in late August 2013. Episode 50 features excerpts from the 1950s NBC series “The Bob Cummings Show.” Past episodes have included clips from “The Rifleman,” “Amos and Andy,” and “Sky King.”

Jim Gallagher first became involved with Grafton Community Television in September 1980 and hosted the long running show “Grafton Update.” In addition to his role on “Television Classics,” Gallagher has been a regular on GCTV ‘s “Ask The Geezers” show for the past four years.

The 50th episode of “Television Classics with Jim Gallagher” will air on Fridays, Aug. 14, and 21, at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Aug. 16 and 23 at 5:30 p.m. on GCTV Charter Channel 191/ Verizon Channel 34. The program will also be available at the GCTV VOD link: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html.