Mickey Mouse, Lawrence Welk and The Bewitched Continuum: Next on TVC

December 16th, 2014

Dancer Bobby Burgess, novelist Gil Bernard Anthony and authors Herbie J Pilato, Lorraine Santoli and 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.

After several early TV appearances on such shows as Ozzie and Harriet, Bobby Burgess danced his way into becoming one of the original Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club, then went on to enjoy a longtime affiliation with Lawrence Welk that included more than two decades on The Lawrence Welk Show and appearances with members of Welk’s “musical family” that continue to this day. Bobby talks about his career in show business in his new memoir, Ears and Bubbles: Dancing My Way from The Mickey Mouse Club to The Lawrence Welk Show. Bobby Burgess will join us in our second hour, along with Lorraine Santoli, longtime Disney publicist and the author of such books as The Official Mickey Mouse Club Book.

Also joining us this week will be Herbie J Pilato. Herbie recently collaborated with Adam-Michael James on The Bewitched Continuum, a fun new book that takes a look at continuity issues in the world of Bewitched, from Sam and Darrin’s very first lines in the series to the number of times Endora refers to Darrin as Durwood, Dogwood, Dum-Dum and everything in between. Herbie and Mike will join us in our first hour.

Plus:Radio/TV journalist and novelist Gil Bernard Anthony (The Bolivar Solution) with some thoughts on the latest developments in the allegations against Bill Cosby; and Greg Ehrbar with some last-minute DVD gift ideas for the classic TV lover in your life. It’s a full program as always… we certainly hope you’ll join us.

 

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Theodore Bikel: Next on TVC

December 9th, 2014

Actor, singer and poet Theodore Bikel and pianist Paul Cardall will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Known for his appearances in such films and television series as The Twilight Zone, Wagon Train, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Columbo, All in the Family, The Defiant Ones and The African Queen, Theodore Bikel is also an accomplished stage actor, folk singer and poet who celebrated his 75th anniversary in show business earlier this year.

Theo recently released a new film, Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholem Aleichem, which combines Theo’s own storytelling with a broader exploration of Sholem Aleichem, a pioneer of modern Jewish literature whose stories about Teyve the Dairyman provided the basis for the Broadway play Fiddler on the Roof. Theodore Bikel has played Tevye on stage more than 2,100 times, while the collective works of Aleichem have always been an integral part of his life. The film is not only a very personal tribute, but in many ways is Theo’s legacy. Theodore Bikel will join us in our second hour.

Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholem Aleichem had its world premiere earlier this year in San Francisco, CA. Narrated by Alan Alda, and featuring on-camera interviews by the likes of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Gilbert Gottfried, Fyvush Finkel and Aleichem’s granddaughter Bel Kaufman (author of Up Down the Staircase), the film will be shown at several U.S. film festivals throughout 2015. For more information on upcoming screenings, visit http://www.jewishfilm.org.

Also joining us this week will be award-winning pianist and composer Paul Cardall. Paul’s music has been featured in many popular TV series, plus he recently scored the music for Earl Hamner: Storyteller, a forthcoming documentary about the life and career of the man behind The Waltons. Paul’s own life story has the kind of arc you would normally see in a made for TV movie (except, in Paul’s case, it’s true). Born with only half a heart, Paul underwent heart transplant surgery in September 2009 and went on to record a No. 1 Billboard album, earn a Steinway sponsorship… and scale a major U.S. mountain.

Paul recently released a new CD, Saving Tiny Hearts, the proceeds for which will help support the research of congenital heart defects. Paul Cardall will join us in our first hour.

 

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Stanley Livingston: Next on TVC

December 2nd, 2014

Actor, director and producer Stanley Livingston 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 Chip Douglas on My Three Sons, the long-running TV sitcom that is still a staple on many cable channels today, Stanley Livingston is also the founder and CEO of The Actors Journey Project, an educational program for both aspiring actors and working actors that helps fill a crucial gap in the way that actors are educated. While many colleges, universities and acting academies teach the craft of acting, very few programs teach students about the business of acting — specifically, how to navigate the inner workings of the entertainment industry so that you can launch, advance and, most important, sustain a career in acting in the film and television industries.

The Actors Journey Project has two programs: The Actors Journey (for adult actors) and The Actors Journey for Kids (for parents of aspiring child actors). Both programs cover more than sixty topics and pool the wisdom of more than 100 entertainment industry professionals. We’ll ask Stan how he came to start The Actors Journey, as well as talk about his work with the likes of Ozzie Nelson, Jackie Cooper and, of course, Fred McMurray when he joins us in our second hour.

Also this week: We’ll play highlights from our conversation earlier this year with author Paul Green about the life and career of Roy Huggins. Plus: Greg Ehrbar with a new DVD report.

 

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Margaret O’Brien: Next on TVC

November 25th, 2014

Academy Award winner Margaret O’Brien will join us on our Thanksgiving weekend edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

One of the great child stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood, Margaret O’Brien went on to become one of the most popular, versatile and endearing actresses over the past six decades, largely because of her work on stage and television. Margaret will share a few memories of her long career, including her work with such stars as Robert Young and Mickey Rooney, when she joins in our second hour.

Margaret O’Brien will be honored next week by the Actors Fund with its inaugural Shirley Temple Award, which recognizes early pioneers in show business for their legacy in paving the way for other young performers. The event is open to the public and takes place Thursday, Dec. 4 at the: Taglyan Cultural Complex, 1201 Vine Street in Los Angeles, CA beginning at 6:30pm. To purchase tickets, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, call (323) 933-9244 or visit www.actorsfund.org/LookingAheadAwards.

This week being Thanksgiving, Phil Gries will lead off our first hour with Part 2 of our look at vintage television celebrations of Thanksgiving. Plus: Greg Ehrbar remembers Phil Silvers and Sergeant Bilko, while Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen take a look at network trends that have developed so far this television season. It’s a full program as always… we certainly hope you’ll join us.

 

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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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