Here’s how ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ became a holiday classic

That’s right. “It’s a Wonderful Life” was in the public domain and cheap local TV stations would air it around the holidays because it was free. I remember back in the ’70s telling people how great it was and seeing it as my little holiday secret.

Then the corporate entertainment vultures saw it was making money and grabbed it to wring dollars out. Now I can’t watch it on a network. Because this is what they did to it:


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