Aki Aleong, Tom Lisanti and Will Jordan: Next on TVC

October 17th, 2017

We’ll play Part 2 of our conversations with actor, singer and producer Aki Aleong and sixties film historian Tom Lisanti on this weekend’s edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

This week’s show will include Part 2 of our conversation with actor, singer, producer and screenwriter Aki Aleong. Most of you probably know Aki as Senator Hidoshi on Babylon 5, Mr. Chiang on V: The Series, Colonel Mitamura in Farewell to the King and his starring role opposite Chuck Norris in Missing in Action, Part 3. His career as an actor began in 1955 as a member of the national Broadway production of Teahouse of the August Moon. From there he developed his craft during the days of live television, and has since appeared in more than fifty movies and 150 television shows. He has worked with such stars as Frank Sinatra, John Mills, Michael Rennie, Bette Davis, Marlon Brando, Faye Dunaway, Joanne Woodward, Ben Kingsley, Ernest Borgnine, Martin Landau, Roger Moore, Nick Nolte, Christian Slater, Jean-Claude van Damme, Olivia Hussey, and Pierce Brosnan.

Aki Aleong also has deep roots in the music industry, both as a recording artist and record producer, plus he has several projects in the works, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. We’ll talk about that, and more, when Aki joins us during our second hour.

Sixties film historian Tom Lisanti will join us in our second hour. Tom’s latest book, Talking Sixties Drive-In Movies, is a collection of profiles, interviews and tributes about actors and films that were particularly popular among drive-in movie goers during the 1960s. Some chapters center on one particular movie or genre (such as beach party movies, spy spoofs, and the evolution of the “Elvis movie”), while other chapters are career profiles that focus on a given actor. Talking Sixties Drive-In Movies also features recollections from such sixties icons as Shelley Fabares, Nancy Czar, Arlene Charles, Gail Gerber, Christopher Riordan, and Irene Tsu.

Phil Gries will join us in our first hour as we pay tribute to legendary comedian, actor and impressionist Will Jordan as part of The Sounds of Lost Television. Though best known for his uncanny impression of Ed Sullivan, Will Jordan also mimicked such legends from the Golden Ages of Film and Television as Jack Benny, Robert Mitchum, Bing Crosby and Groucho Marx. What set Jordan apart from his contemporaries is that he didn’t just master the voices of these personalities, he contorted his face so that he actually looked like them.

Will Jordan turned 90 earlier in 2017. Phil Gries not only interviewed him this year to mark that occasion, he will share some of that conversation with you, along with a few clips from some of Jordan’s earliest appearances on television, including The Ed Sullivan Show.

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Milt Larsen and Erin Dickins: Next on TVC

October 10th, 2017

Milt Larsen, founder of The Magic Castle, and jazz vocalist Erin Dickins will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Long before J.K. Rowling created the world of Harry Potter, Milt Larsen pursued a family legacy of magic by founding The Magic Castle, a new book—The Magic Castle: Beyond Smoke and Mirrors by The Magic Castl the Magic Castle in Hollywood, where many of the most celebrated magicians in the world performed their craft, including David Cooperfield, Harry Blackstone, Siegfried & Roy, Lance Burton and Doug Henning, as well as such celebrated amateur magicians as Johnny Carson, Cary Grant, Orson Welles, Jason Alexander and Neil Patrick Harris. The Castle has also been featured in dozens of movies and TV shows over the past five decades, including Bedknobs & Broomsticks, Houdini, Hart to Hart, Murder She Wrote, Perry Mason, and, of course, The Magician starring Bill Bixby.

If you’ve never been to The Magic Castle, a new book—The Magic Castle: Beyond Smoke and Mirrors by Milt’s longtime collaborator Carol Marie—provides an illustrated guided tour of every nook and cranny of the Castle, while also capturing the heart and soul of this historical mecca for magicians and their guests. We’ll talk about the book, plus hear some of the behind-the-scenes stories of its most famous attractions, when Milt Larsen joins us in our second hour.

Also joining us this week will be award-winning jazz vocalist Erin Dickins. One of the founding members of the original Manhattan Transfer, Erin has also performed or recorded with such well known artists as James Taylor, Gregg Allman, The Talking Heads, Roberta Flack, Yoko Ono, James Brown and Leonard Cohen. As a solo artist, Erin captivates audiences with her stunning voice and upbeat humor. That certainly comes across in her new album, Vignettes, which will be released in the U.S. on Friday, October 20. We’ll ask Erin about some of the choices she made in putting together Vignettes when she joins us in our first hour.

For our listeners in Southern California, Erin Dickins will be performing in Los Angeles on November 3, 4 and 5. For more information, go to ErinDickins.com.

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Rhonda Shear: Next on TVC

October 3rd, 2017

Actress, comedienne, entrepreneur and author Rhonda Shear will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Most of you probably know Rhonda Shear as the host of USA’s Up All Night, which she did for eight years throughout the 1990s. Some of you know her for her award-winning brand of intimate apparel, which includes the revolutionary Ahh Bra, as well as her many appearances on HSN, the Home Shopping Network. What you may not know is that Rhonda is also a beauty queen, model, actress, comedienne, dancer, hostess, businesswoman, designer, philanthropist, political operator, onetime political candidate, mentor, and diva… all rolled into one. Not only that, everything that Rhonda accomplished in show business, she did it on her own terms—using her beauty and wit to her advantage, at a time when the entertainment industry was still very much male-dominated and women were objectified.

Rhonda’s new book, Up All Night: From Hollywood Bombshell to Lingerie Model: Life Lessons from an Accidental Feminist, has great stories about her life and career in the pageant, entertainment and garment industries, including how her longtime association with Chuck Barris (and how that cost her a chance at being Miss America), the ups and downs of her experience on Happy Days, the time when she nearly decapitated Bob Hope while auditioning for an NBC special, and nearly decapitated Bob Hope, and how her experience as a stand-up comic prepared her for her current career as hostess on HSN. But the book also shares many lessons that she learned along the way that you can apply, whether you’re female or male, and whatever career path you happen to take. Rhonda Shear will join us in our second hour.

Our first hour will include This Week in TV History, a Debra Messing-centric edition of our regular DVD report, and a replay our Sounds of Lost Television segment that focused on Playboy’s Playhouse, an early television effort by Hugh Hefner that essentially served as a precursor to Playboy After Dark.

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Two Eds, a Deb and a Stonn: Next on TVC

September 26th, 2017

We’ll replay our conversations with actor Ed Asner, filmmaker Deborah Pearl and actor Lawrence Montaigne during this weekend’s edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Our first hour will include an encore presentation of our October 2016 conversation with actor Ed Asner and filmmaker Deborah Pearl. Deborah is the writer and director of Getting Ed Laid, a coming of “old age” story starring Ed Asner and Jean Smart. We’ll go behind the scenes of the making of Getting Ed Laid, plus we’ll ask Ed about The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant and more.

For our listeners in Southern California, Getting Ed Laid will be screened on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7:30pm as part of the Marina Del Rey Film Festival 2017. The screening will take place at AMC Classic Marina Marketplace 6, 4335 Glencoe Avenue in Marina Del Rey, California; tickets are $15. Both Ed Asner and Deborah Pearl are scheduled to appear at the screening. Click here for tickets and more information. (NOTE: If all goes well, Ed Asner will join us again later in October to discuss his new book, The Grouchy Historian.)

Our second hour will include a replay of our August 2012 conversation with actor and author Lawrence Montaigne (Star Trek, The Great Escape, A Vulcan Odyssey, The Guardian List). Best known for his appearances in “Amok Time” and “Balance of Terror,” two famous episodes of the original Star Trek, Lawrence Montaigne passed away in March 2017 at the age of 86.

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Tributes to Jerry Lewis and The Carol Burnett Show: Next on TVC

September 19th, 2017

Author Wesley Hyatt, comedy scholar Chris Korman, filmmaker Steve Kosareff and Jerry Lewis expert Jeff Brodrikc will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Author Wesley Hyatt will join us in our second hour as we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the premiere of The Carol Burnett Show, the long-running CBS variety series that also featured Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, Tim Conway and Harvey Korman. Wes’ book The Carol Burnett Show Companion: So Glad We Had This Time takes you behind the scenes of the Burnett show, including interviews with all of the key writers on the show, plus memories from many notable guest stars. Yet, despite winning multiple Emmy Awards during its eleven-year run, in some respects The Carol Burnett Show’s place in TV history is often overlooked. We’ll talk about that, and more, in our second hour.

Also joining Wes in our second hour will be Chris Korman. The son of actor/comedian Harvey Korman, Chris is also among the many people who provided insight and commentary for The Carol Burnett Show Companion.

Jeff Brodrick will join us during our first hour as we pay tribute to actor, comedian, filmmaker and humanitarian Jerry Lewis. An acknowledged authority on Lewis, Jeff has worked as a consultant on a number of projects related to Jerry’s film and TV career, including the very first website devoted to Jerry Lewis, JerryLewisUnauthorized.com.

This week’s show will also include a return appearance by Steve Kosareff, the writer, producer and director of TV Man: The Search for the Last Independent Dealer, an excellent documentary that explores the era of the locally owned, independent television set dealer—a vital part of the first three decades of TV retailing that has all but disappeared in the era of big box stores. Though TV Man was completed a few years before, the film has been in music licensing hell for the past two years. Steve hopes to change that by hiring a composer to write and record a new, original score for the film, so that TV Man can be at long last be viewed by the public.

Toward that end, Steve has started a Kickstarter campaign to help cover the cost of hiring of a composer to sight music cues, compose and record the score with additional musicians, and an editor to place the music cues and render the film for online streaming and digital downloads. For more information, go to Kickstarter.com and type in TV Man. The Kickstarter campaign for TV Man: The Search for the Last Independent Dealer will continue through Thursday, Oct. 5.

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Peter Onorati: Next on TVC

September 13th, 2017

Actor Peter Onorati and entertainment journalist Hillary Atkin will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

One of the most visible actors on network and cable television over the past three decades, Peter Onorati has appeared in such popular films and TV series as Goodfellas, Rocketman, The Last Ride, Postcards from the Edge, Kate and Allie, Murder One, Sons of Anarchy, How to Get Away with Murder, Castle, Rizzoli & Isles, Desperate Housewives, 24, Everybody Hates Chris, Boston Legal, NYPD Blue, CSI, NCIS, Monk, Crossing Jordan, and Sex and the City, plus leading roles in such shows as Civil Wars, Murder in the First, and the cult classic Cop Rock.

Peter Onorati is one of the stars, along with Shemar Moore, of the reimagining of S.W.A.T. that will premiere on Thursday, Nov. 2 on CBS. He also has a recurring role as Jack’s father, Stanley, on This Is Us, which starts its second season on NBC on Tuesday, Sept. 26. We’ll ask Peter about both shows, plus we’ll talk about how his career in acting “accidentally” came about, when he joins us in our second hour.

Speaking of the fall TV season, Hillary Atkin will join us in our first hour for a sneak peek at some of the new shows that will premiere over the next few weeks on broadcast, cable and digital television. An award-winning entertainment journalist, Hillary publishes The Atkin Report,™ which covers pop culture, travel, dining, fashion, and arts and entertainment, while her articles on the entertainment industry have appeared in USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, People, Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, Weekly Variety, Premiere, Television Week and other leading publications.

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Remembering June Foray and Richard Anderson: Next on TVC

September 5th, 2017

Animation guru Jerry Beck and radio host David Cummings will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio,  KSAV.org.

The first hour of this week’s program will be dedicated to Emmy Award-winning actress June Foray, the prolific voice artist who passed away on Tuesday, July 26 at the age of 99. The voice of Rocket J. Squirrel, Natasha Fatale, Nell Fenwick, Cindy Lou Who, Witch Hazel, Talky Tina, and countless other classic film and TV characters, Foray was also a tireless activist, philanthropist and animation advocate who remained a viable force in the industry well into her nineties.

Animation historian Jerry Beck will join us to talk about Foray’s legacy, in front of and behind the camera, while radio host David Cummings will share some memories of his friendship with the actress, which lasted more than ten years. We’ll also discuss Foray’s many contributions to the record industry, her occasional on-camera appearances on such shows as The Johnny Carson Show, and more.

For our listeners in Southern California, the Motion Picture Academy will celebrate the life and career of June Foray at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The event is free and is open to the public, but will likely be Standing Room Only. For more information, email friendsofjuneforay@gmail.com.

Our second hour this week will be devoted to Richard Anderson, the actor known around the world as Oscar Goldman on The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. Richard Anderson passed away on Thursday, Aug. 31 at the age of 91.

We were fortunate enough to interview Richard Anderson on several occasions over the past twenty-five years, the most recent of which was recorded for broadcast on TV Confidential in August 2015. It was a well-rounded conversation in which we discussed not only his career-changing role of Oscar Goldman (and how he played him differently on each Bionic series), but his early career as a contract player with MGM, as well as his work in such films as Seconds and Paths of Glory.

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Michael Learned, plus an Outlaw Rock ’n’ Roll Photographer: Next on TVC

August 31st, 2017

Actress Michael Learned and screenwriter, producer and author Julian David Stone will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Best known as Olivia Walton, the matriarch on The Waltons, the long-running Emmy Award-winning series created by Earl Hamner that celebrates its 45th anniversary on television this year, Michael Learned has an extensive career on stage, on and off Broadway, including productions of Steel Magnolias, The Best Man, The Sisters Rosenzweig, and the national tour of On Golden Pond. She is also part of the ensemble cast of the award-winning web series Life Interrupted, all six episodes of which are currently available on YouTube and other streaming platforms.

Michael Learned will also be co-starring with Charlie Robinson in a new stage production of Driving Miss Daisy at the New Theatre Restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas beginning Wednesday, Sept. 27. Michael will talk about her work on the stage, how she came to join Life Interrupted, plus she’ll share a few memories of her years on The Waltons as part of a freewheeling conversation that will air in our second hour.

Our first hour will include a return appearance by author, director and playwright Julian David Stone (The Strange Birth, Short Life and Sudden Death of Justice Girl). When he was a teenager in the early 1980s, Julian somehow managed, through moxie and ingenuity, to sneak his camera equipment into rock concerts at various venues throughout the country. As a result, he amassed a huge archive of more than 5,000 images of some of the biggest rock stars of the era, including Prince, U2, The Police, David Bowie, The Ramones, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Spinal Tap and many, many others. All of these photographs are up close and personal. None of them, however, have ever been published before—but they will be soon, as part of a forthcoming coffee table book called No Cameras Allowed: My Career as an Outlaw Rock and Roll Photographer.

Julian has started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project, which you can learn more about by going to Kickstarter.com and typing in No Cameras Allowed. The Kickstarter campaign for No Cameras Allowed will continue through Thursday, Sept. 21.

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Nichelle Nichols: Next on TVC

August 23rd, 2017

Actress, singer, voice artist and author Nichelle Nichols will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

Known around the world as Lieutenant Uhura, communications officer of the Starship Enterprise on the original Star Trek and the first six Star Trek movies, Nichelle Nichols is not only the first African-American woman to have a continuing role on a prime time network television series, but a vital role model and inspiration to three generations of African-American girls and African-American women.

What you may not know about Nichelle Nichols is that, long before Star Trek, she was an accomplished singer and dancer who toured the U.S., Canada and Europe with both the Duke Ellington and the Lionel Hampton bands, while her accomplishments beyond Star Trek include a recruitment effort on behalf of NASA that resulted in more than 8,000 applicants in just six months, including more than 1,600 female applicants and more than 1,000 applicants from minorities. Among Nichelle’s most notable recruits: Guion Bluford, the first African-American astronaut; Sally Ride, the first female American astronaut; Judith Resnik, one of the original set of female astronauts, who tragically died during the launch of the Challenger on January 28, 1986; and Ronald McNair, the second African-American astronaut, and who also perished in the Challenger accident.

We will talk about Nichelle’s life and career before, during and after Star Trek when she joins us during our second hour.

For our listeners in the San Francisco Bay Area, Nichelle Nichols will be appearing at Comic Con San Francisco, Friday, Sept. 1 through Sunday, Sept. 3 at the Moscone Center West, 800 Howard St. in San Francisco. Nichelle is scheduled to appear all three days. For tickets and more information, go to SanFranComicCon.com. You can also follow Nichelle Nichols on Facebook and on Twitter.

And speaking of Space: The Final Frontier, Phil Gries will join us in our first hour for a look back at how network TV news covered the Mercury Friendship 7 mission, the 4-hour, 52-minute flight by John Glenn on Feb. 20, 1962 that made him the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth, and just the fifth person overall to navigate space successfully. Some of you may remember watching coverage of the Friendship 7 mission on television while you were in school—a rare occurrence, indeed, but at the same time an early indication of how the powers of television can unify the country through a single event.

But the Friendship 7 mission, not to mention the coverage of the event by CBS News, was not without its challenges. We’ll talk about that with Phil, plus we’ll play rarely heard audio highlights of the coverage itself, during our first hour.

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The Day the Running Stopped: Next on TVC

August 15th, 2017

We’ll commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the final episode of The Fugitive this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the original broadcast of “The Judgment, Part 2,” the famous final episode of The Fugitive in which Dr. Richard Kimble (played by David Janssen) was at last exonerated for the murder of his wife, Helen, after four years of being wrongly accused and relentlessly pursued by the police lieutenant obsessed with his capture, the intrepid Philip Gerard (played by Barry Morse).

The final episode of The Fugitive scored a 45.9 rating that night, and an even more astonishing 72 share—meaning that of all the TV sets in the U.S. that were in use between on 10pm and 11pm on Aug. 29, 1967, more than 70 percent of them were watching The Fugitive. At the time, those numbers made Part 2 of “The Judgment” the most watched single episode of a weekly network TV series ever. Fifty years later, it is still among the ten most watched American TV broadcasts ever, while the episode itself set the standard for series finales to come.

We’ll commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the final episode of The Fugitive with a special program featuring highlights from our conversations with actors Barry Morse (Lieutenant Gerard), Diane Baker (Jean Carlisle) and Jacqueline Scott (Donna Kimble Taft). We’ll also replay our conversation with television director Ralph Senensky in which he discusses his work on The Fugitive and other Quinn Martin productions. Plus: We’ll replay our conversation with television historian Wesley Hyatt (Television’s Top 100: The Most Watched American Broadcasts, 1960-2010, The Carol Burnett Show Companion: So Glad We Had This Time) about the series finale of The Fugitive.

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