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TCM’s March Spotlight Series Condemned

 March 3, 2016 at 10:21 AM PST
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Turner Classic Movies launches its March spotlight program, Condemned, a look at more than four decades of censorship, the Catholic Legion of Decency, and the film industry.
65: TCM Condemned
Episode 65: TCM's New Spotlight Series CondemnedTCM's Charles Tabesh, Sister Rose Pacatte, and blogger Will McKinley talk about the Catholic Legion of Decency and TCM's Condemned line up of films. Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher.

Turner Classic Movies launches its March spotlight program, "Condemned," a look at more than four decades of censorship, the Catholic Legion of Decency and the film industry.

Every Thursday in March, TCM will showcase a collection of films that received the dreaded "C" rating from the Catholic Legion of Decency, an organization that maintained influence over the American film industry for decades.

Providing introductions and context for many of the films will be Sister Rose Pacatte, who is a film critic for two Catholic media outlets.

I interview Sister Rose along with TCM senior vice president of programming Charles Tabesh and blogger Will McKinley about the films selected for the Condemned program. The series kicks off Thursday with a quartet of films from 1933, the year that saw the birth of the Catholic Legion of Decency, which promptly condemned 22 films.

Get your full "Condemned" film schedule here.

And I urge you to participate in the live Tweeting for #TCMConedemned and #TCMParty. Here's a sample.