Midnight Blue (TV series)

Midnight Blue (TV series)
Midnight Blue
Format Independently produced TV Series
Created by Al Goldstein
Starring Al Goldstein
Country of origin USA
Original run 1974 – 2003

Midnight Blue[1][2] was a sexually themed public access cable television program that aired on Channel J[1] in New York City.[3][4]

The show debuted in 1974, as Screw publisher Al Goldstein parlayed his publishing success into a cable access show, a freeform interview program that played on the late night airwaves of Manhattan cable for more than twenty-five years.[5]

Midnight Blue was the subject of controversy when Al Goldstein testified before the United States Supreme Court in 1995 as part of a law suit brought against Time Warner Cable's plan to scramble sexually explicit public access programs unless subscribers gave written consent for them.[6] The Supreme Court ultimately ruled in Goldstein's favor in 2000.[7]

Al Goldstein[8] was the host and producer along with radio personality Alex Bennett.[9]


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  6. ^ New York Times (1995). "2 Stars of Explicit Cable Shows Plead for Free-Speech Protection". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/1995/09/19/nyregion/2-stars-of-explicit-cable-shows-plead-for-free-speech-protection.html. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  7. ^ Gay, Jason (2000). "Supreme Court Cable-Porn Ruling Clears Way for Boogie Mornings". New York Observer. http://www.observer.com/node/42982. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  8. ^ "Films In Review". Films In Review. 2005-06-28. http://www.filmsinreview.com/2005/06/28/midnight-blue-vol-1-deep-throat-edition/. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  9. ^ Svetkey, Benjamin (1990-10-26). "Entertaninment Weekly". Ew.com. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,318457,00.html. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 

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