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TCM announces plans to honor longtime host Robert Osborne

Robert Osborne (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Robert Osborne (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Turner Classic Movies on Tuesday announced plans to honor longtime host Robert Osborne with a 48-hour tribute featuring a selection of long-form interviews from his 23-year tenure with the channel.

Osborne, who served as a host for TCM since its inception in 1994, died Monday . He was 84.

The tribute on March 18-19 will include interviews from Osborne's interview series "Private Screenings," including conversations with Liza Minnelli, Peter O'Toole, Debbie Reynolds and Ernest Borgnine. The network will also feature the 2013 installment of "Private Screenings" featuring Alec Baldwin interviewing Osborne.

"Robert was embraced by devoted fans who saw him as a trusted expert and friend. His calming presence, gentlemanly style, encyclopedic knowledge of film history, fervent support for film preservation and highly personal interviewing style all combined to make him a truly world-class host," TCM general manager Jennifer Dorian said in a statement released Monday.

Here's the full "TCM Remembers Robert Osborne" schedule (all times Eastern):

March 18
6 a.m. – "Private Screenings: Robert Osborne"
7:30 a.m. – "Private Screenings: Norman Jewison"
9 a.m. – "Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute"
10:15 a.m. – "Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Alan Arkin"
11:30 a.m. – "Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Luise Rainer"
12:15 p.m. –  "Private Screenings: Liza Minnelli"
1:30 p.m. –  "Private Screenings: Robert Osborne"
3 p.m. –  "Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Eva Marie Saint"
4:15 p.m. –  "Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute"
5:30 p.m. –  "Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Peter O'Toole"
6:45 p.m. –  "Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Kim Novak"
8 p.m. –  Robert Osborne introduces "Gone with the Wind" in his first-ever on-air appearance as a TCM host
8:05 p.m. – "Private Screenings: Robert Osborne"
9:30 p.m. –  "Private Screenings: Debbie Reynolds"
10:30 p.m. –  "Private Screenings: Betty Hutton"
11:45 p.m. –  "Private Screenings: Liza Minnelli"
12:45 a.m. – "Private Screenings: Robert Osborne"
2:15 a.m. – "Private Screenings: Norman Jewison"
3:30 a.m. – "Private Screenings: Ernest Borgnine:
4:45 a.m. – "Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute"

March 19
6 a.m. – "Private Screenings: Liza Minnnelli"
7 a.m. – "Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Eva Marie Saint"
8:15 a.m. – "Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Kim Novak"
9:15 a.m. – "Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Peter O'Toole"
10:30 a.m. – "Private Screenings: Robert Osborne"
Noon –  "Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute"
1 p.m. –  "Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Alan Arkin"
2:15 p.m. –  "Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Luise Rainer"
3 p.m. –  "Private Screenings: Ernest Borgnine"
4:15 p.m. –  "Private Screenings: Norman Jewison"
5:30 p.m. –  "Private Screenings: Robert Osborne"
7 p.m. –  "Private Screenings: Liza Minnelli"
8 p.m. –  "Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute"
9 p.m. –  "Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Eva Marie Saint"
10:15 p.m. –  "Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Luise Rainer"
11 p.m. –  "Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute"
Midnight – "Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Peter O'Toole"
1:15 a.m. – "Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Kim Novak"
2:30 a.m. – "Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Alan Arkin"
3:45 a.m. – "Private Screenings: Robert Osborne"
5:15 a.m. – "Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Luise Rainer"

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