^^True enough, it was probably instrumental in the "re-appraisal" which was to occur, subsequently to the airing of the Movie. However, it did virtually nothing to spur sales of--for instance the LP--Lovelines. That was in 1990--and, not only did I purchase the One and Only Copy of Lovelines, in the "record store," to this day, very few members of the general public have heard of that Album ! So, yes, a re-evaluation of the "hits" already well-known to the public definitely occurred. And, yes, interest in hearing more Solo songs occurred. Be that as it may, the onslaught of CD's was a rather huge catalyst in furthering Carpenters' sales.... And, the onslaught of many-a-documentary in the 1990's occurred, also. My opinion-- the process of rediscovery and re-evaluation the Carpenters' legacy would still have occurred, without that CBS Movie--however, in the United States--it probably would have taken longer . Concluding: I still agree with Richard Carpenter regarding the CBS-Movie. I did not like it at first watch--its original air-date-- and, I dislike it even more today. The Music,however, remains timeless.