Tom Wopat, Don Most, plus the Thanksgiving Day Parade: Next on TVC

November 18th, 2014

Singer/actors Tom Wopat and Don Most will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

Recognized by television viewers as Luke Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard, Tom Wopat is also an accomplished recording artist and musical star known for his roles in such Broadway productions as Annie Get Your Gun, Catered Affair, Chicago, 42nd Street and Sondheim on Sondheim. Tom, along with his longtime friend and fellow Dukes co-star John Schneider, has just released a new CD, Home for Christmas, that will not only get you ready for the holidays, but puts a new spin on several holiday classics while also celebrating their 35-year friendship. Tom Wopat will join us in our first hour.

Tom has several appearances coming up, including Nov. 19 in Strum, Wisconsin, plus two joint appearances with John Schneider: Dec. 2 at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in New York City, and Dec. 9 at the John Schneider Studios in Holden, Louisiana. For more information on these and other events, go to www.TomWopat.com.

Speaking of singers who are also TV icons, also joining us this week will be Don Most. While most of you know Don as Ralph Malph from Happy Days, as well as his more recent roles on such shows as Men of a Certain Age and Glee, Don’s roots in musical theater—and his love for standards, swing and big band music—date back to his early years growing up in Brooklyn, New York. We’ll talk about Don’s music, his passion for Bobby Darin, and the 40th anniversary of Happy Days when he joins us in our second hour.

Don will be performing his live musical show, Donny Most Sings and Swings, on Friday, Nov. 21 at The Landmark Theater On Main, in Port Washington, NY; Sunday, Nov. 23 at McCloone’s Supper Club, Asbury Park, NJ; a command encore performance on Friday, Dec. 27 at “54 Below” in New York City; and Tuesday, Dec. 30 at Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles, CA. For more information on these and other upcoming dates, go to www.DonMost.net.

Also on this week’s show: 2014 marks the 90th anniversary of the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. While the parade itself has been a staple of television every Thanksgiving since 1948, most of the early broadcasts have been lost or erased. With that in mind, Phil Gries has put together rare audio highlights of some of the earliest surviving Thanksgiving Day parade coverage as part of a holiday-themed edition of The Sounds of Lost Television.

 

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James McEachin: Next on TVC

November 11th, 2014

Actor, author, playwright and U.S. Army veteran James McEachin will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

Most of you know James McEachin for his many film and television roles, including Lt. Brock on The Perry Mason Mysteries and the starring role in the NBC private-eye series Tenafly. But he is also an accomplished novelist (The Heroin Factor, Farewell to the Mockingbirds, Tell Me a Tale) and playwright (Beyond the Call, Above the Duty), not to mention a decorated U.S. Army veteran with seven medals of valor.

James’ latest project, The Purple Heart, is based on the true story of the discovery of a lost Purple Heart medal that belonged to Lt. Henry Schenk, James’ patrol leader in the Korean War — and the role James played in helping restore that medal to Schenk’s family. The film also discusses the history of the Purple Heart itself, plus issues such as survivors guilt, the right and wrongs of war, and post-traumatic stress disorder. We’ll ask James about The Purple Heart, as well as his work with the likes of Sidney Poitier, John Wayne and Raymond Burr, when he joins us in our second hour.

The Purple Heart is in pre-production. To keep track of the latest developments, or to learn how you or someone you know can become involved in helping to fund the film, go to ThePurple HeartMovie.us.

Also this week: Phil Gries will join us for the final installment of our four-part tribute to late night TV talk show pioneer Les Crane, the first man to compete directly against Johnny Carson on a national level (which he did on ABC from 1964-1965). Crane’s interview style and penchant for discussing taboo topics with controversial guests also paved the way for Phil Donahue, Jenny Jones and Oprah Winfrey.

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Emmy winner Ken Levine, plus Oscar, Oscar, Oscar: Next on TVC

November 4th, 2014

Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Ken Levine and author Bob Leszczak will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Ken Levine spent thirty years in network television writing, producing and directing such shows as M*A*S*H, Cheers (for which he won an Emmy as a producer in 1983), Frasier, Wings, The Simpsons, Becker, Dharma and Greg, and Everybody Loves Raymond, plus he co-created three shows of his own, including Almost Perfect. Now a successful playwright, Ken’s first play, a romantic comedy called A or B?, recently opened to rave reviews at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, CA. We’ll ask Ken how he came to write A or B?, as well as talk about some of the differences between writing for television and writing for the stage, when he joins us in our second hour.

A or B? is now playing at The Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Drive in Burbank, CA through Sunday, Nov. 16. For tickets and more information, call (818) 955-8101 or go to www.FalconTheatre.com.

Also joining us this week will be author and film and music historian Bob Leszczak. Bob’s latest book, The Odd Couple on Stage on Screen, tells you everything you wanted to know about The Odd Couple, from the Broadway play written by Neil Simon, to the classic TV series starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman, and the various other renderings of Felix and Oscar over the years. The basic premise of The Odd Couplehas been revisited many times in film and television (including, most recently, The Big Bang Theory, Two Broke Girls and Two and a Half Men) while The Odd Couple itself will be returning to television on CBS in early 2015. We’ll ask Bob about that, and more, when he joins us in our first hour.

Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with a brand new This Week in TV History.

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David Susskind, A Televised Life: Next on TVC

October 28th, 2014

Stephen Battaglio, business editor for TV Guide, will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7PM ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

David Susskind took risks, broke rules and, in many ways, shaped television programming as we currently know it today. After beginning his career as a publicist and agent, and establishing his own agency, Talent Associates, Susskind went from behind the desk to behind the scenes, establishing himself as a producer of such live television productions as Armstrong Circle Theatre, where he battled network practices of blacklisting, exposed TV audiences to provocative subject matter and introduced such actors as Sir Laurence Olivier to American television. But it was his groundbreaking weekly talk show, Open End, that made Susskind a household name. Open End ran for 25 years and featured movers and shakers could speak their minds about a wide range of topics literally without restrictions.

Joining us this week as we remember David Susskind will be Stephen Battaglio, business editor for TV Guide and the author of David Susskind: A Televised Life, an excellent biography of Susskind that not only covers every aspect of the life and career of the legendary producer, talk show host and impresario, but in many ways is also a capsule history of the first four decades of television.

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Kathy Garver, plus Behind the Scenes at Saturday Night Live: Next on TVC

October 21st, 2014

Actress Kathy Garver and authors Doug Hill and Jeffrey Weingrad will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Known to Baby Boomers as “Cissy Davis” from Family Affair, Kathy Garver is also an award-winning, highly sought-after voice artist whose voice has been heard in such films as Ransom, Backdraft, Jingle All the Way and the Academy Award-winning Apollo 13. She has also narrated such audiobooks as Rocking Horse: A Personal Biography of Betty Hutton, and has won two Audie awards (including one in 2004, for her direction of author Amy Tan reading The Opposite of Fate).

Kathy Garver has a new movie out, Mom, Murder and Me, which is making the film festival circuit after its world premiere in Orinda, California. We’ll talk about that, as well as some of Kathy’s other upcoming projects when she joins us in our first hour.

Also this week: We’ll go “Live… from New York” as we welcome Doug Hill and Jeff Weingrad, co-authors of Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live, a behind the scenes look at the first ten years of the groundbreaking NBC late night series that began its 40th season on television this fall. Recently re-released as an eBook, Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live was hailed by the Associated Press as “the best book ever written about television.” We’ll find out why when Doug and Jeff join us in our second hour.

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Glamour, Gidgets and The Marx Brothers: Next on TVC

October 13th, 2014

Musician and DVD producer Bill Marx and actor and author Herbie J Pilato will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Television was the last frontier conquered by the Marx Brothers, individually and, occasionally, collectively. We all know about the success that Groucho had as the host of You Bet Your Life, not to mention Harpo’s famous appearance with Lucille Ball on I Love Lucy. But there is a host of other television appearances that the Marx Brothers made throughout the 1950s and 1960s that haven’t been seen in years, including Groucho’s appearances on The Jack Benny Show and The Dick Cavett Show; Harpo’s starring role in “A Silent Panic,” an episode of The DuPont Show considered by many to be his finest performance ever; “The Hold Out,” the episode of GE Theater (featuring a young Dennis Hopper) that marked Groucho’s only dramatic appearance on television; “The Musicale,” the episode of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington that turned out to be Harpo’s final TV appearance; and Chico’s short-lived series, The College Bowl, a weekly musical revue featuring a young Andy Williams.

These titles and more are part of The Marx Brothers TV Collection, an excellent DVD box set that also includes such extra features as rare color home movies (with music and narration by Harpo’s son Bill Marx), outtakes from You Bet Your Life and the rarely seen British version of You Bet Your Life. An accomplished musician, arranger and composer in his own right, Bill Marx is also the executive producer of The Marx Brothers TV Collection. He will talk about the legacy of The Marx Brothers when he joins us in our second hour.

Speaking of The Golden Age of Television, we will also remember some of the iconic actresses of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s as we welcome back Herbie J Pilato. Herbie’s latest book, Glamour, Gidgets and The Girl Next Door, celebrates the accomplishments of more than four dozen TV actresses who shattered expectations, one way or another, while paving the way for successive generations. Herbie’s book features interviews with such living legends as Barbara Hale, Nichelle Nichols, Kathy Garver, Donna Douglas, Elinor Donahue, Mary McDonough and Adrienne Barbeau. Herbie J Pilato will join us in our first hour.

For our listeners in Southern California, Herbie J Pilato will be appearing at the Barnes and Noble at 731 N. San Fernando Blvd. in Burbank, CA on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7pm.

 

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America’s Preeminent Bad Boy: Next on TVC

October 7th, 2014

Actor and author Ken Osmond will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Known to three generations of television viewers as Eddie Haskell, Ken Osmond was once described by his longtime co-star Jerry Mathers as, hands down, “the best actor on Leave It to Beaver” because he was the complete opposite of the character he played. While Eddie Haskell is still considered “the poster child for sneaky, rotten kids everywhere,” Ken Osmond was a real life hero who not only served twenty years as a peace officer for the Los Angeles Police Department, but was shot twice in the line of duty.

Ken has recently released a new book, Eddie: The Life and Times of America’s Preeminent Bad Boy, that discusses his life and career before, during and after Leave It to Beaver, including his early career as a child actor working with the likes of Jennifer Jones, Ozzie Nelson, and Spencer Tracy; his struggles with PTSD in the years following his shooting; and his triumphant return to television later in his career on The New Leave It to Beaver. Ken Osmond will join us in our second hour.

For our listeners in Southern California, you can meet Ken Osmond at the Barnes and Noble in Manhattan Beach, CA on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 7pm to 9pm.

Also this week: Phil Gries will join us for Part 3 of our tribute to late night talk show pioneer Les Crane, including highlights from Crane’s controversial interview with Marguerite Oswald, the mother of Lee Harvey Oswald, that was originally broadcast nationally on ABC-TV on the night of August 5, 1974, just nine months following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with a look at the 30th anniversary of The Cosby Show and the television career of Bill Cosby in general.

 

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Dawn Wells and Erin Murphy: Next on TVC

September 30th, 2014

Actress and author Dawn Wells and actress and TV host Erin Murphy 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 us know Dawn Wells as Mary Ann Summers on Gilligan’s Island, the classic TV series created by Sherwood Schwartz that celebrates its 50th anniversary on television this fall. But Dawn’s career beyond television includes appearances in more than sixty stage productions (ranging from Noel Coward to Neil Simon), as well as such motion pictures as Winterhawk, plus she is an accomplished, author, teacher, producer, motivational speaker and the chairwoman of the Terry Lee Wells Foundation.

Dawn’s new book, What Would Mary Ann Do? A Guide to Life, takes the question “Ginger or Mary Ann” a step further by showing readers how Mary Ann would respond to the various changes in today’s culture that face women of all ages, while also showing that Good Girls Do Finish First. The book also includes memories of Dawn’s life and career before and after Gilligan’s Island, while also paying tribute to each of her six fellow cast members. Dawn Wells will join us in our second hour.

Dawn Wells will be appearing at the Barnes and Noble in Reno, NV on Wednesday, Oct. 8, as well as the Chiller Theater Expo Oct. 24 thru Oct. 26 in Parsippany, NJ, the “Charity Island” event sponsored by Charity Never Fail-eth in Mesa, AZ on Saturday, Nov. 15, and the Santa Monica Public Library in Santa Monica, CA on Saturday, Nov. 22. For moreinformation on these and other events, go to Dawn-Wells.com or Facebook.com/TheRealMaryAnn.

Also joining us this week joining us later in this hour will be Erin Murphy, the actress known many of us as Tabitha Stephens on Bewitched. After a busy career as a child star, Erin went on to work as a casting director, makeup artist, fashion stylist, acting teacher, motivational speaker, stunt double (for Oscar nominee Virginia Madsen) and entrepreneur before eventually finding her true niche is a celebrity host.

Erin has a new Web series coming up (The Tragical History Tour), plus she is the co-owner ofSlim Chillers, a company that sells martini-flavored popsicles with only 100 calories. We’ll ask her about those projects (and, of course, a question or two about her years on Bewitched) when Erin Murphy joins us in our first hour.

Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with an expanded edition of This Week in TV History that includes a look at the 50th anniversary of The Addams Family and The Munsters… two shows that are often lumped together, despite the fact that each was very different.

 

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Fifty Years of Bewitched: Next on TVC

September 22nd, 2014

Author Herbie J Pilato will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Herbie J Pilato will join us in our second hour as we take a look at the 50th anniversary of Bewitched on television, and the life and legacy of the star of Bewitched, Elizabeth Montgomery. Herbie’s books on film and television include Bewitched Forever, everything you wanted to know about the classic TV series; Twitch Upon a Star, a comprehensive biography of Elizabeth Montgomery (now available in paperback); The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery: A Guide to Her Magical Performances; and Glamour, Gidgets and the Girl Next Door: Television’s Iconic Women of the 50s, 60s and 70s.

For our listeners in New York and Los Angeles, the Paley Center will be showing a mini marathon of Bewitched episodes on Saturday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 28, beginning at 2pm both days. The episodes were personally selected by Herbie J Pilato. For more information, go to www.PaleyCenter.org. Herbie will also be appearing at the Ray Courts Celebrity Show at the Burbank Marriott on Saturday, Sept. 27 beginning at 11am. For more information, go to www.courtscelebritiesshow.com.

Also this week: Phil Gries with Part 2 of our tribute to talk show pioneer Les Crane, plus Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with an expanded edition of This Week in TV History.

 

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Dee Wallace and John Fusco: Next on TVC

September 15th, 2014

Actress and author Dee Wallace and screenwriter/novelist John Fusco will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

The legendary “scream queen” whose work in horror movies includes starring roles in Cujo, The Howling, The Frighteners and Critters, Dee Wallace’s acting career also includes appearances in such classic TV shows as The Streets of San Francisco, Lou Grant, and CHiPs, and a recurring role earlier this year on NBC’s Grimm. Perhaps best known as Mary in E.T.:The Extraterrestrial, the blockbuster film directed by Steven Spielberg, Dee will also be appearing in The Whispers, the new ABC-TV series produced by Steven Spielberg that will premiere this fall.

An accomplished author, speaker and radio host, Dee Wallace has also released two new books, Wake Up Now! A Book of Universal Truths and Getting Stuff: Everything is Possible. Dee Wallace will join us in our second hour.

Also joining us this week will be award-winning screenwriter and novelist John Fusco. John has written ten motion pictures, including Young Guns, Thunderheart, Hidalgo, The Forbidden Kingdom and the Oscar-nominated Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, plus he is the creator, writer and executive producer of the forthcoming Netflix original series Marco Polo, which is set to premiere later in 2014. John is also the author of Dog Beach, a fast-paced crime novel set in the world of Hollywood that is equal parts Elmore Leonard, Guy Ritchie and John Woo. John Fusco will join us during our first hour.

For our listeners on the East Coast, John Fusco will be appearing at the Bryant Library in Roslyn, NY on Wednesday, Sept. 17, beginning at 7:30pm. He’ll also be at the Barnes and Noble in South Burlington, VT on Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 2pm, and the NYU Bookstore in New York City on Wednesday, Oct. 8, beginning at 6pm.
 

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