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TCM Announces Sally Field As Co-Host The Essentials

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Jan. 21, 2015

 

TCM Announces Oscar® Winner Sally Field As Co-Host For New Season Of
The Essentials

Season Begins March 7 with Oscar® Winning Film, Roman Holiday

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced Oscar®, Golden Globe®, Emmy® and Screen Actors Guild®  Award winner Sally Field will co-host the 15th season of TCM’s signature showcase: The Essentials. Field will take the chair opposite TCM host Robert Osborne each week to introduce a hand-picked classic film and offer commentary on its cultural relevance and what makes it a timeless, must-see movie. The new season of The Essentials, which airs on Saturday nights premieres Saturday, March 7, at 8 p.m. (ET) with a screening of  William Wyler’s classic, Roman Holiday.

“We couldn't be happier that Sally will be joining us throughout 2015 on The Essentials,” said Osborne. “Besides being an extraordinary actress with two Academy Awards® to her credit, Sally has a great passion for film and a unique understanding of how the movie industry works which will bring a refreshing and entertaining point of view to our weekly talks. Plus I can't imagine any one more delightful to sit and talk with about movies on a regular basis."

The lineup of movies selected by Field and Osborne for the 15th season of The Essentials includes such enduring classics as:

  • David O. Selznick’s adventure The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) starring Ronald Coleman
  • George Stevens’ World War II comedy The More the Merrier (1943), starring Jean Arthur and Charles Coburn
  • Iriving Rapper’s enduring love story Now, Voyager (1942) starring Bette Davis and Paul Henreid

A complete lineup for TCM's 15th season of The Essentials, which airs each Saturday at 8 p.m. (ET), will be announced at a later date.

Additionally, fans are able to watch TCM live whenever and wherever they want via http://www.tcm.com/watch and the Watch TCM mobile apps by logging in with a user name and password provided by their TV service provider. Watch TCM features live streaming of the network, industry leading in-depth movie information, as well as more than 300 titles available on demand each month.

About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world. TCM, which is available in more than 85 million homes, features the insights of hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests. Currently in its 21st year as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials; film series like The Essentials, and Friday Night Spotlight; and annual programming events like 31 Days of Oscar® in February, Summer Under the Stars in August and TCM Essentials Jr. during the summer. TCM also connects with movie fans through such events as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the TCM Classic Cruise, as well as through the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City and Los Angeles. In addition, TCM produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, and hosts a wealth of material online at tcm.com and through the Watch TCM mobile app.

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