“Backstory” New Season Launches With an Episode on “Die Hard” on Monday, January 21, 2002

JERICHO, N.Y., January 17, 2002 – AMC launches the third season of its critically-acclaimed, signature series, BACKSTORY on Monday, January 21 at 10:00 PM (ET), with an episode about DIE HARD, the 1988 suspense blockbuster starring Bruce Willis, it was announced today by Jessica Falcon, Vice President, Documentaries.

The new season will showcase titles such as JFK (1991), GOODFELLAS (1990), WALL STREET (1987), SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE (1989), PREDATOR (1987), MOULIN ROUGE (2001), THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (1988) and CAST AWAY (2000).

"BACKSTORY has become AMC's most talked-about series," Falcon said. "Much like the network itself, BACKSTORY provides viewers with a fresh perspective on Hollywood's biggest blockbusters."

BACKSTORY is AMC's popular weekly series that captures the moment in time in which a movie was created. Cast members, directors, producers and other Hollywood players provide revealing inside "backstories" about the events that affected each film, its success and its stars.

AMC is the nation's premier movie network, bringing timeless favorites to a broad audience by placing them in a fresh and contemporary context. Award-winning original documentaries, series and specials are infused with the energy and excitement of Hollywood past and present. Launched in 1984, AMC is currently available in 81 million homes.

AMC is owned and managed by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. A subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) and NBC, Rainbow has been at the forefront of innovation in programming for more than 20 years. Rainbow also manages WE: Women's Entertainment, Bravo, The Independent Film Channel, MuchMusic USA, Rainbow Sports, News 12 Networks and MetroChannels as well as the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. In addition, Rainbow is a fifty-percent partner in FOX Sports Net. AMC is one of the assets included in a new series of Cablevision common stock — Rainbow Media Group tracking stock (NYSE: RMG) — which began trading on the NYSE on March 30th. MGM (NYSE: MGM) owns a 20 percent stake in four of Rainbow's national networks – AMC, Bravo, IFC and WE: Women's Entertainment.

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