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Smithsonian Channel's America In Color brighten some black-and-white decades

Colorization still seems very wrong when it comes to spray-painting classics such as Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon. But it makes the 1920s and ’30s pop during the first two hours of Smithsonian Channel’s America In Color. The five-part series premieres on Sunday, July 2nd, and our review is here.

Plus, we observe the Friday, June 30th closing of The Palm restaurant in downtown Dallas with this long-ago and still very juicy lunchtime interview with Robin Leach during the heyday of his Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Relive it on the Back Channels page.

Also, Wednesday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” spotlights the summer return of old reliable Big Brother, which continues to draw younger audiences to CBS.
Ed Bark