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Bob Newhart to Keynote DVD Conference

24 Jun, 2005 By: Stephanie Prange

Television legend Bob Newhart will deliver the keynote address June 28 at the Fourth Annual Home Entertainment Summit: DVD Magic 8, being held at the Century Plaza Hotel & Spa in Los Angeles.

“TV DVD is the hottest thing in the home entertainment industry, and Home Media Retailing is honored to have legendary comedian and actor Bob Newhart with us at this important event,” said Thomas K. Arnold, associate publisher and group editor at Home Media Retailing and executive producer of DVD Magic 8.

Newhart — a member of the Comedy Hall of Fame — is known to TV fans for his groundbreaking sitcom “The Bob Newhart Show,” a consistent prime-time ratings leader in the 1970s. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment in April released the complete first season of “The Bob Newhart Show” on DVD as part of its commitment to the booming classic TV category.

The conference, which runs June 27-28, is produced by Home Media Retailing in cooperation with DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group and The Hollywood Reporter.

On-site registration opens June 27 at 4 p.m.

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