Film Chest Media Group Proudly Presents …
When Reporters Were Heroes
39 Gripping Dramatizations Ripped From Actual Headlines!
Available to the Public for the First Time in More Than
60 Years Since its Original Prime-Time TV Broadcast
COMPLETE 39-Episode Series in Special 3-DVD Collector’s Set, Nov.19th
BONUS: Includes Trailer, Insert With Episode Synopses, Trivia & Photo Gallery,
Journalism Past and Present Overview, Interview With Broadcast Journalism Professor Joe Alicastro!
“A free, independent and professionally-trained press is irrefutably both the
backbone of a democracy and the foundation upon which a free civil society is built;
without which a democratic nation simply cannot exist.”
– Sir Howard Ding
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Nov. 8, 2019 — For Immediate Release — Deadline (1959-1961) comes to home video for the first time ever in a special, three-disc, 39-episode collector’s set, Nov. 19.
Lost and forgotten in a garage in New Jersey for more than 50 years, the Deadline TV series, which dramatized stories drawn from actual newspaper headlines of the 1950s, has been rediscovered to remind us of a time when newspaper reporters were revered as heroes and the guardians of truth and justice. Reporters are the first line of defense of the principles rooted in our Constitution and protected under the first amendment. They uphold everything that our civil society stands for. At a time when print news media is rapidly disappearing and news reporters are being vilified as “enemies of the people,” Deadline has emerged from hibernation and is making its home video debut.
Starring Peter Falk (Columbo, A Woman Under the Influence, Naked City), Diane Ladd (Wild at Heart, Rambling Rose, Ray Donovan), George Maharis (Route 66), Robert Lansing (12 O’Clock High, The Equalizer), Frank Sutton (Town Without Pity, Gomer Pyle), and many more, this anthology series is available for the first time since it aired on prime-time TV nearly 60 years ago.
BONUS: Includes trailer; insert with episode synopses; trivia & photo gallery; journalism past and present overview; and interview with broadcast journalism professor Joe Alicastro.
About Film Chest Media Group:
Founded in 2001, Film Chest Media Group offers high-quality content for a wide variety of production and distribution needs, boasting one of the world’s largest libraries (10,000+ hours) of classic feature films, television, foreign imports, documentaries, special interest, and audio—much of it restored and digitized in HD. The film archive, scanning/restoration, and distribution operation is headquartered in Bridgeport, CT and New York City. Visit us online at www.filmchestmediagroup.com.
Deadline: The Complete 39 Episode Series
Studio: Film Chest
Genre: Television, Crime, Drama
Year Prod: 1959-1961
Run Time: 1,006 Minutes
Catalog #: FC-647
Street Date: 11/19/2019
Aspect Ratio: 4x3
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