Turner Classic Movies holds a unique spot in the lives and culture of its fans.
But TMC is facing painful budgetary and staffing changes under the ownership of Warner Bros. Discovery.
The channel offers a treasure trove of cinematographic history.
But news broke last week that Warner Bros. Discovery had fired the top five executives at TCM and the specter was raised that the channel might be in jeopardy.
TCM is more than a cable channel. It’s a public good, like libraries or the Smithsonian.
It enshrines the world’s cinematic past.