Midnight Blue (TV series)
|Created by||Al Goldstein|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Original release||1974 –|
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. He regularly included ads from phone sex companies, brothels, and escorts, the only television show to do so.
Midnight Blue was the subject of controversy when Goldstein testified before the United States Supreme Court in 1995 as part of a lawsuit brought against Time Warner Cable's plan to scramble sexually explicit public access programs unless subscribers gave written consent for them. The Supreme Court ultimately ruled in Goldstein's favor in 2000.
Seven collections of show excerpts have been released on DVD by Nyaftermidnight and Blue Underground, Inc., together with added info about the actresses and scenes from their movies.
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