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Chicago Style, Notes-Bibliography System: Citing motion pictures, tv shows, radio broadcasts and interviews

Citing Motion Pictures, TV Programs

Motion Pictures
In the Note
   12. The General, directed by Buster Keaton (Joseph M. Schenck, 1927), DVD (Allied Artists, 2005).
In the Bibliography
The General. Directed by Buster Keaton. Joseph M. Schenck, 1927.
DVD. Allied Artists, 2005.
Television Programs
In the Note
   4. The Big Bang Theory, season 1, episode 7, "The Dumpling Paradox," directed by Mark Cendrowski, aired November 5, 2007, on CBS, DVD (Warner Home Video, 2008), disc 1.
In the Bibliography
The Big Bang Theory. Season 1, episode 7, "The Dumpling Paradox."
Directed by Mark Cendrowski. Aired November 5, 2007,  on CBS. DVD. Warner Home Video, 2008, disc 1.

  • Instead of using a note for citing television and radio programs, you can integrate the in-text citation into a sentence:

Sheldon's insensitivity to the needs of others is highlighted in "The Dumpling Paradox" (CBS, November 5, 2007).


Citing Radio Broadcasts and Interviews

Radio Broadcasts
In the Note
     3. "When Innocent People Go to Prison, States Pay," Gabrielle Emanuel, Planet Money, aired June 16, 2014, on NPR.
In the Bibliography
Planet Money. "When Innocent People Go to Prison, States Pay."
Gabrielle Emanuel. Aired June 16, 2014, on NPR.

In the Note
   10. Norman, Jessye, interview by Charlie Rose, Charlie Rose, June 15, 2014, accessed June 20, 2014,
In the Bibliography
Norman, Jessye. Interview by Charlie Rose. Charlie Rose. PBS, June