Aug
23
2009

How *do* you resolve the WKRP in Cincinnati problem?

The problem being, apparently, that the DVDs suck because they had to take all the music out; there would have been no way to get all the permissions from all the bands whose music was used in the show (via RS McCain).  I have to say that I’d consider properly compensating the musicians is more important to me than presenting the show in its original form; I’d also have to say that I won’t buy the aforementioned DVDs in their present incarnation.  Not that I can particularly buy DVD sets of anything right now, but if I could, I wouldn’t.

It’s an interesting problem.

Moe Lane

PS: De rigeur:

2 Comments

  • Neil Stevens says:

    You solve it by securing the rights better to begin with. They just didn’t envision home releases back then.

    That was right when tapes started to take off, and then they were for *movies*, not *television*.

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