Donelle Dadigan and Randall Kenneth Jones: Next on TVC

May 22nd, 2017

Donelle Dadigan, founder and president of The Hollywood Museum, and author Randall Kenneth Jones will join us on a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio,  KSAV.org.

This week’s program will include a return appearance by Donelle Dadigan, founder and president of The Hollywood Museum, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hollywood. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor Donelle on Thursday, June 1 with the Distinguished Service Award in Memory of Johnny Grant, the pioneering radio and TV broadcaster who served as honorary Mayor of Hollywood for almost thirty years. Initiated by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce after Grant’s death in 2008, The Distinguished Service Award is not given out annually; rather, it is reserved for those outstanding individuals whose contribution and commitment to the entertainment community rises to a level that implies a lasting positive impact to the city, the people and the dream that is Hollywood. Donelle Dadigan is only the third person to receive the Johnny Grant memorial award.

We will talk about the career of Johnny Grant, his influence on Donelle, and more when Donelle Dadigan joins us in our second hour.

Among the exhibits this summer at The Hollywood Museum is Jean Harlow: Hollywood’s First Blond Bombshell, a tribute to the first of many leading ladies from the Golden Age of Hollywood that was discovered by Howard Hughes. Among the items on display are costumes from some of Harlow’s films, furniture and artifacts from some of her homes in L.A. (including her last home in Beverly Glen), Harlow’s one-of-a-kind 1932 dual phaeton four-door Packard convertible, a portrait of Jean Harlow that was commissioned by her mother after Harlow died in June 1937, and more. The Hollywood Museum is located at 1660 North Highland Ave., at Hollywood Blvd. in the Max Factor Building. For tickets and more information call 323 464-7776 or go to The Hollywood Museum.

This week’s show will also feature Randall Kenneth Jones, an entrepreneur, creative thinker, speaker and self-described “professional storyteller” who has worked with such companies as Walgreens, TJMaxx, Marshall’s, GEICO, Sears and Pier 1. Randy’s new book, Show Me: Celebrities, Business Tycoons, Rock Stars, Journalists, Humanitarians, Attack Bunnies and More, promotes creative thinking, positive communication, innovation, authenticity, respect and laughter while dispelling the wisdom of such film, TV, sports, music and business icons as Shirley Jones, Erin Brockovich, Kathy Griffin, Magic Johnson, Colin Mochrie, Vanessa Williams, G.W. Bailey, Sonny Jurgenson, Pat Benatar and more than 100 others. Randall Kenneth Jones will join us during our first hour.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunes, FeedBurner, SoundCloud
and now on your mobile phone via Stitcher.com
Follow us online at www.tvconfidential.net
Follow us now on Twitter: Twitter.com/tvconfidential
Like our Fan Page at www.facebook.com/tvconfidential

David Frankham and Ralph Senensky: Next on TVC

May 16th, 2017

Actor and author David Frankham and television director Ralph Senensky will join us on a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Known for his leading roles in such films as Return of the Fly, Master of the World and Tales of Terror, not to mention the voice of Sergeant Tibbs in 101 Dalmations, David Frankham also worked steadily in television for more than three decades, including such classic shows as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Maverick, Thriller, 77 Sunset Strip, The F.B.I., The Outer Limits and the original Star Trek. His memoir, Which One Was David?, is filled with great stories about his film and TV career, as well as his friendships with the likes of Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone, Rock Hudson, Dirk Bogarde, Angela Lansbury, Roger Corman, William Wyler, Ida Lupino and Barbara Stanwyck.

David has a new project in the works, plus another that is available to the public right now. We’ll talk about both, and more, when David Frankham joins us in the studio during our second hour.

The first hour of this week’s show will include Part 2 of the conversation we began on our May 5 program with Ralph Senensky, whose long and eclectic career as a television director includes multiple episodes of some of the most popular drama and comedy series of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, including The Waltons, The F.B.I., the original Star Trek and the original Twilight Zone.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunes, FeedBurner, SoundCloud
and now on your mobile phone via Stitcher.com
Follow us online at www.tvconfidential.net
Follow us now on Twitter: Twitter.com/tvconfidential
Like our Fan Page at www.facebook.com/tvconfidential

Charlotte Stewart: Next on TVC

May 9th, 2017

Actress and author Charlotte Stewart will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

Known around the world as Miss Beadle on Little House on the Prairie, and Betty Briggs on Twin Peaks, Charlotte Stewart began her career as Disneyland’s first walk-around character of Alice in Wonderland ― and though she didn’t know it at the time, she would go through the looking glass on more than one occasion as she embraced the hippie movement of the ’60s and ’70s (and all that it embodied) before bottoming out in the 1980s after falling prey to alcoholism and drug addiction.

Charlotte speaks candidly about her life choices (good, bad and disastrous) in Little House in the Hollywood Hills, a book that not only gives you a good idea of what it was like to live in and survive the era of Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll, but includes great stories about some of the many real-life characters from music, film and TV that were part of the fabric of Charlotte’s life. Charlotte Stewart will join us in our second hour.

Phil Gries will join us in our first hour for the final segment in our six-part series on the life and career of comedian Joey Bishop. Among other things, we’ll play highlights from Bishop’s final appearance from his ABC late night talk show (Nov. 26, 1969), as well as discuss his controversial choice to walk off the air that night, his fallout with Regis Philbin, his sometimes difficult relationship with writers and other show business colleagues, his place in the pantheon of late night TV hosts, and his philosophy to life in general. Plus: Greg Ehrbar with an expanded DVD report that takes an in-depth look at Cop Rock, the short-lived yet infamous series produced and co-created by Steven Bochco that attempted to fuse a West Side Story-like musical into the genre of TV cop shows.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunes, FeedBurner, SoundCloud
and now on your mobile phone via Stitcher.com
Follow us online at www.tvconfidential.net
Follow us now on Twitter: Twitter.com/tvconfidential
Like our Fan Page at www.facebook.com/tvconfidential

Ralph Senensky, plus More Life Lessons from The Twilight Zone: Next on TVC

May 2nd, 2017

Television director Ralph Senensky and television critic Mark Dawidziak will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio,  KSAV.org.

This week’s show will include a return appearance by Ralph Senensky, longtime member of the Directors Guild of America and a man whose eclectic career as a television director includes multiple episodes of some of the most popular drama and comedy series of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, including The Waltons, The FBI, the original Star Trek and the original Twilight Zone. Among other things, we will talk about a new film featuring Ralph about the discovery of the original pony cart that was used in the famous episode of The Waltons that Ralph directed in 1976 and for which Beulah Bondi won an Emmy Award. Ralph Senensky will join us in our second hour.

Our first hour will feature Part 2 of our conversation with Mark Dawidziak, television critic for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and author of Everything I Need to Know I Learned in The Twilight Zone, a new book that takes all of the various life lessons, ground rules, inspirational thoughts and musings of the series and basically says “We would all be better people if we lived our life by what The Twilight Zone teaches us.” We’ll talk about some more of the fifty-one lessons found in Mark’s book, plus we’ll continue our conversation about the various portrayals of humor in The Twilight Zone and look at some of Rod Serling’s other notable works in film and television.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunes, FeedBurner, SoundCloud
and now on your mobile phone via Stitcher.com
Follow us online at www.tvconfidential.net
Follow us now on Twitter: Twitter.com/tvconfidential
Like our Fan Page at www.facebook.com/tvconfidential

Life Lessons from The Twilight Zone, plus a Tribute to Mr. Warmth: Next on TVC

April 25th, 2017

Mark Dawidziak, television critic for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, will join us on a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday on 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Though much has been made about the high level of quality in the current era of dramatic television, there have always been examples of TV dramas—going back to the very beginning of television—that not only elevate the form, but transcend it by having something to say about politics, social issues and the human condition. One of the first television writers to do that, of course, was Emmy Award winner Rod Serling, the man behind The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, Patterns, Requiem for a Heavyweight and many other classic dramas from the Golden Age of Television. In the case of The Twilight Zone, more often than not each episode was a morality play that ended with a life lesson.

A new book, Everything I Need to Know I Learned in The Twilight Zone, takes all of the various life lessons, ground rules, inspirational thoughts and musings of the series and basically says “We would all be better people if we lived our life by what The Twilight Zone teaches us.” Written by Mark Dawidziak, television critic for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and author of several other books on film and television (including The Columbo Phile and The Night Stalker Companion), Everything I Need to Know I Learned in The Twilight Zone not only lists more four dozen life lessons found in The Twilight Zone, but includes examples of where those lessons apply in various episodes. The book also includes ”Guest Lessons” submitted by such esteemed Twilight Zone alumni as Richard Matheson, Harlan Ellison, George Clayton Johnson, Donna Douglas, James Best, Robert Redford and Jack Klugman, as well as also such noted fans of the series as Dick Van Dyke, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Joseph Dougherty. Mark Dawidziak will join us in our second hour.

This week’s program will include a tribute to Mr. Warmth, Don Rickles, the iconic comedian who passed away on Thursday, April 6. Though widely known to three generations of fans for his singular brand of insult humor, not to mention his numerous appearances on The Dean Martin Hour Celebrity Roasts and late night talk shows (including The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson), Rickles was also an accomplished dramatic actor in film and television, particularly throughout the 1960s. We will pay tribute to the television career of Don Rickles during our first hour.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunes, FeedBurner, SoundCloud
and now on your mobile phone via Stitcher.com
Follow us online at www.tvconfidential.net
Follow us now on Twitter: Twitter.com/tvconfidential
Like our Fan Page at www.facebook.com/tvconfidential

Two Eds and a Chuck Barris Production: Next on TVC

April 18th, 2017

Eight-time Emmy Award-winning Ed Asner makes a return appearance on a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio,  KSAV.org.

The only actor to have won an Emmy for the same role in both a network comedy and a network drama—that being, of course, Lou Grant on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show as well as his own hour-long series, Lou GrantEd Asner has left his mark on stage, film and television for nearly seven decades. Ed recently won his eighth Emmy Award at The CSA Awards for his guest appearance in the Canadian dramatic series Forgive Me. We’ll talk about that, plus we’ll ask Ed about Lou Grant, Up, his early years in Chicago theatre, and whatever else is on Ed’s mind when he joins us in our second hour.

Ed Asner is about to embark on a national tour of A Man and His Prostate, the critically acclaimed one-man show (written by former Mary Tyler Moore Show producer Ed. Weinberger) that is part comedy, part drama, and part public service announcement. For our listeners on PWRN, Ed will be bringing A Man and His Prostate to Coldwater, Michigan on Friday, April 28. For our listeners on Indiana Talks, Ed will be bringing A Man and His Prostate to Lafayette, Indiana on Sunday, April 30 and to Valparaiso, Indiana on Wednesday, May 3. For our listeners on 920 WON in Brooklyn, Ed will be performing the show in Old Saybrook, CT on Thursday, August 17. For more information and these and other upcoming performances go to www.AManandHisProstate.com/schedule/

The first hour of this week’s program will include a tribute to Chuck Barris, the game show impresario who passed away on Tuesday, March 21. Though arguably best known as the host and co-creator of The Gong Show, Barris changed the face of TV game shows with The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game, plus he left his mark on variety shows, music, books, film and other forms of entertainment. Also this week: A look at how local and network TV news covered at the events surrounding the Los Angeles riots on April 29, 1992.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunes, FeedBurner, SoundCloud
and now on your mobile phone via Stitcher.com
Follow us online at www.tvconfidential.net
Follow us now on Twitter: Twitter.com/tvconfidential
Like our Fan Page at www.facebook.com/tvconfidential

An Easter Week Program of Biblical Proportions: Next on TVC

April 11th, 2017

Film historians Paul Green and Mary Ann Anderson will join us on a special encore edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

This being Easter week, we have put together a program of biblical proportions that includes a replay of our conversation with Paul Green about the life and career of Jeffrey Hunter. Known for his starring roles as Martin Pawley in The Searchers and Christopher Pike in the original pilot episode of Star Trek, Hunter also played Jesus Christ in the 1961 film production of King of Kings directed by Nicholas Ray. Hunter’s sudden death in May 1969 was a shock to everyone who knew him and left many wondering what direction his life and career would have gone, had he lived. Some of those questions are answered in Paul’s book Jeffrey Hunter: The Film, Television, Radio and Stage Performances, which we’ll discuss in our second hour.

Also joining us in our second hour will be author Mary Ann Anderson (Ida Lupino: Beyond the Camera, The Making of The Hitch-Hiker Illustrated). Mary also knew Jeffrey Hunter; her mother, actress Emily McLaughlin, married Hunter just three months before he died.

Our first hour will include an encore presentation of our tribute to Academy Award winner Charlton Heston. Though mostly known for his work on the big screen, Heston did star in the Dynasty spin-off The Colbys, while for many of us the prime time showings of Ben-Hur on CBS and The Ten Commandments on ABC were annual holiday traditions. Plus: We’ll take a look at the recent DVD release of the epic miniseries Jesus of Nazareth.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunesFeedBurnerSoundCloud
and now on your mobile phone via Stitcher.com
Follow us online at www.tvconfidential.net
Follow us now on Twitter: Twitter.com/tvconfidential
Like our Fan Page at www.facebook.com/tvconfidential

Bob Leszczak and Adam-Michael James: Next on TVC

April 4th, 2017

Music and television historian Bob Leszczak and TV continuity expert Adam-Michael James will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

A continuity expert and columnist for SoapCentral.com—where his commentaries on the continuity and structure of The Bold and the Beautiful reach about a quarter-million readers—Adam-Michael James is also the author of The Bewitched Continuum, a linear guide to the classic TV series starring Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent and Agnes Moorehead that focuses on continuity issues within the Bewitched universe, from the first and last lines of dialogue in the series and everything in between. There’s a major announcement regarding The Bewitched Continuum that we’ll tell you all about, and more, when Adam-Michael James joins us in our second hour.

Speaking of Agnes Moorehead… while most of us think of Agnes primarily because of Bewitched, she also had a long and successful career in theatre, film and radio, particularly as part of the Mercury Theatre group founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. With that in mind, our first hour will include highlights from our February 2011 conversation with author Charles Tranberg. Chuck’s books on film and television include I Love the Illusion: The Life and Career of Agnes Moorehead.

This week’s show will also include a return appearance by author and prolific music and television historian Bob Leszczak. Bob’s books include Single Season Sitcoms: 1948-1979, Single Season Sitcoms of the 1980s, From Small Screen to Vinyl, and The Odd Couple on Stage and Screen, the latter of which is an encyclopedic look at The Odd Couple in all of its various forms over the past five decades. Bob will join our resident DVD expert, Greg Ehrbar, as we particularly focus on the various video releases of The Odd Couple that are available to the public. Bob will join us during our first hour.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunes, FeedBurner, SoundCloud
and now on your mobile phone via Stitcher.com
Follow us online at www.tvconfidential.net
Follow us now on Twitter: Twitter.com/tvconfidential
Like our Fan Page at www.facebook.com/tvconfidential

Budd Moss and Kat Kramer: Next on TVC

March 28th, 2017

Budd Moss and Kat Kramer: Next on TVC

Actress/comedienne Kat Kramer and legendary film and television agent Budd Moss will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio,  KSAV.org.

If you’re familiar with Child of the ’70s—the popular web series that pays homage to classic sitcoms of the 1970s—you know Kat Kramer as Frances Rye, the soap opera star who is a much better diva than she is an actress. Kat also plays two other characters on Child of the ’70s, both of which she will incorporate into her other venues. We’ll ask Kat about that, plus we’ll talk about some of her comedic influences, when she joins us in our first hour.

Kat Kramer is also the daughter of actress Karen Kramer and legendary film producer/director Stanley Kramer, while 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, the iconic film directed by Stanley Kramer that is still timely today. For more information on upcoming events that will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, visit StanleyKramer100.com. Season Five of Child of the ’70s will premiere later this year, while episodes from the first four seasons are available at OutTV.com, FunnyorDie.com, GayDirect.com, TheOfficialChildofthe70s.com and YouTube.

Our second hour will include a return appearance by Budd Burton Moss, the legendary Hollywood agent and talent manager whose career spans the Golden Age of Hollywood and Golden Age of Television right on through the digital age. One of the great raconteurs in the entertainment industry, Budd shares many of his stories in a two-volume memoir, All I Got Was 10 Percent: What It’s Like to Be a (Famous) Hollywood Agent (Vol. I) and Hollywood: Sometimes the Reality is Better Than the Dream (Vol. II). All Got Was 10 Percent is a sprawling narrative that covers Budd’s early career in Hollywood (including his efforts as an actor and bullfighter, his lifelong friendship with Sidney Poitier, the circumstances that led him to become an agent under the legendary Martin Baum, and the triangle between he, Carolyn Jones and Aaron Spelling), while Hollywood: Sometimes the Reality is Better Than the Dream chronicles Budd’s later career, including his efforts on behalf of Rita Hayworth, Tom Bosley, John James, Hunter Tylo and former MPAA president Jack Valenti, and the role he played in casting some of the most iconic shows in TV history.

For our listeners in Southern California, that Budd Moss will be appearing at the Just Fabulous bookstore in Palm Springs on Saturday, April 8. You can also meet Budd at Los Angeles City College on Wednesday, April 12.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunes, FeedBurner, SoundCloud
and now on your mobile phone via Stitcher.com
Follow us online at www.tvconfidential.net
Follow us now on Twitter: Twitter.com/tvconfidential
Like our Fan Page at www.facebook.com/tvconfidential

What Really Happened to Dorothy Kilgallen? Next on TVC

March 22nd, 2017

Investigative reporter, former criminal defense attorney and cable news legal analyst Mark Shaw will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Most of you probably remember Dorothy Kilgallen because of her weekly appearances on What’s My Line?, the popular CBS Sunday night prime time game show that made her household name during the 1950s and early 1960s. Some of you may also think of Kilgallen because of the mysterious nature of her death in the early morning hours of Nov. 8, 1965: a case that was officially ruled accidental, but which remains unsolved to this day.

Kilgallen, however, was a pioneer in many respects, leaving her mark in print and radio, as well as television, long before Oprah Winfrey. She was also a Pulitzer Prize-nominated, nationally syndicated columnist for the New York Journal-American, and a crack investigative reporter whose penchant for finding truth and justice—and, particularly, her series of articles that investigated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy—won her admiration from news reporters and editors alike.

But Dorothy Kilgallen also made a lot of enemies. In fact, a new book—The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What’s My Line? TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen—makes a compelling argument that Kilgallen was actually murdered by one of her enemies because she was getting too close to the truth about the Kennedy assassination. Not only that, but new evidence uncovered as a result of The Reporter Who Knew Too Much recently led the New York District Attorney’s office to reopen the Kilgallen case.

Investigative reporter and former criminal defense attorney Mark Shaw is the author of The Reporter Who Knew Too Much. Author of twenty-five books, and onetime legal analyst for CNN, ESPN and USA Today, he will talk about the life, death and legacy of Dorothy Kilgallen—and why reopening her case matters—when he joins us in our second hour.

The first hour of this week’s show will include Part 2 of our tribute to comedian “Professor” Irwin Corey as part of The Sounds of Lost Television.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunes, FeedBurner
and now on your mobile phone via Stitcher.com
Follow us online at www.tvconfidential.net
Follow us now on Twitter: Twitter.com/tvconfidential
Like our Fan Page at www.facebook.com/tvconfidential