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Subject: Bonus offer: Jerry Morris' Last Storyteller (Northern Exposure's real and T
Date Posted: 7/11/2011 11:38 AM ET
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Jerry Morris achieved a bit ot television visibitily in the early 1990s as the barber on the hit CBS show "Northern Exposure."  

He really was the town barber in Roslyn, Washington, the old coal mining town in the Cascades where the show's exteriors were filmed.  Working over lots of heads, he heard, remembered and developed a knack for telling stories about the old community. 

Request Jerry Morris' The Last Storyteller from my tower, and I will include a sealed, commercial VHS tape of the Northern Exposure episode "Cicely" -- about the tv-town's founding.  It includes a "special featurette: a behind the scenes look at the characters of Northern Exposure."  I'm not sure that this extra is on the DVDs, but I can tell you for sure what is not -- all the music from the show as originally aired.   When Universal released a few selected "Northern Exposure" episodes on VHS and Laserdisc (remember those?) the original music was intact.  When Universal later released the entire series on DVD, many of the songs used in the original episodes were replaced with "royalty free" selections by their studio musicians.

Fans of the show know that the music was  like another character, and instrumental (pun intended) to the enjoyment of the show.  I don't know if any music in this particular episode was replaced  on the DVD, but it's possible.  On the VHS, the episoded is complete, exactly as it originally aired. 

Rosie