Classic shows have new life on multicast TV networks

April 1, 2015 1:28 PM

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When cable TV was growing in the 1980s and '90s, many of its programs were past hits from the lineups of ABC, CBS and NBC.

"The Andy Griffith Show" was the top show on Turner Broadcasting's TBS. Viacom made classic TV a big business by packaging series from the 1950s, '60s and '70s on Nickelodeon's Nick at Nite, which later spawned TV Land.

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