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VHS Archives #93: TDM talks to George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez about Out of Sight

Out of Sight was a cool movie.  Based on a classic Elmore Leonard novel, the headliners (among a star-studded cast) were a couple young newcomers named George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez.  He was still known as a TV doctor and she was not yet “J Lo”.  MuchMusic’s Terry David Mulligan spoke to both in this brief clip from MuchMusic’s FAX program (hosted by Rebecca Rankin).  From an era when George Clooney was not yet a superstar.

This clip is unfortunately symptomatic of MuchMusic’s waning years.  Less music videos, and more mainstream programming.  But since Clooney kicks a million asses, and Out of Sight was brilliant, please enjoy this video!

VHS Archives #91: It’s 1998. Are you ready for DVD? (MuchMusic FAX)

Ah, 1998, a simpler age for simpler folks.  We had just finished upgrading all our cassettes to CDs.  Those old LPs that were gathering dust in the garage finally hit the curb and the landfill where they belonged.  The digital age had arrived!  Time for another new format to sweep away the old.

Are you ready for Digital Versatile Disc?

This segment was from the MuchMusic news program FAX, during a period when they used “videographers” carrying cameras on their shoulders at all times, to catch those always-breaking stories. Oh, the late 1990s.