Behind the Scenes of Twilight Zone Radio: Next on TVC

May 24th, 2016

Actor and radio producer Carl Amari and author Kevin Glynn will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

Carl Amari is the founder of Radio Spirits, the world’s largest marketer and distributor of classic radio programs. Carl has licensed more than 60,000 original radio programs from the estates of the creators, one of which is the Twilight Zone Radio Dramas, a series of fully dramatized radio plays hosted by Stacy Keach, and which are adapted from episodes of the classic TV series created by Rod Serling. Actors who have appeared in the Twilight Zone Radio Dramas include Kathy Garver, Lou Diamond Phillips, Shelley Berman and Jason Alexander. We’ll ask Carl about some of the challenges in adapting the TV scripts for Twilight Zone for radio when he joins us in our second hour.

Carl Amari also hosts Hollywood 360, a weekly showcase of such classic radio shows as The Shadow, Jack Benny, Dragnet, Suspense and Fibber McGee & Molly that also features interviews with actors, directors, writers and producers in the world of entertainment. For more information, go to Hollywood360Radio.com.

This week’s show will also include Part 3 of our tribute to Joey Bishop as part of The Sounds of Lost Television. Plus we’ll meet Kevin Glynn, author of Tyrannosaurus Sex, a coming of age novel set up in the 1970s. Some have described Tyrannosaurus Sex as a mash-up between The Big Chill and American Pie, while others say it’s like 50 Shades of Grey, “but from a male perspective.” We’ll find out what all the fuss is about when Kevin Glynn joins us in our first hour.

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Remembering William Schallert: Next on TVC

May 17th, 2016

We will pay tribute to film and television actor William Schallert on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

This week’s program will be dedicated to the memory of William Schallert, the prolific film and TV actor who passed away on Sunday, May 8 at the age of 93. Best known for playing Patty Duke’s dad, Nancy Drew’s dad, Gidget’s dad, Dobie Gillis’ teacher, and the Admiral on Get Smart, William Schallert also appeared in more than 100 feature motion pictures, including Lonely are the Brave, Charley Varrick, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Speedway, and Recount, plus countless other TV series over the past six decades, from Maverick, Perry Mason, Bewitched and the original Star Trek to such recent shows as 2 Broke Girls in 2014.

We’ll play highlights of our previous conversations with Bill in which we discussed not only his film and TV career, but his work with the Screen Actors Guild, his skill as a pianist and his early career on stage with the Circle Theater in Los Angeles.

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X Child Stars: Next on TVC

May 10th, 2016

Actress and author Kathy Garver will visit us again on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

Known to three generations around the world as Cissy from Family Affair (the long-running CBS comedy series that celebrates its golden anniversary on television in 2016), Kathy Garver is also the co-author of a new book, X Child Stars: Where Are They Now?, that provides an inside look at the lives of more than 200 former child stars from your favorite TV shows of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, from the very first TV star, Keith Thibodeaux (Little Ricky from I Love Lucy), right on through to Oscar winner Leonardo diCaprio and Johnny Galecki of The Big Bang Theory. While some former child actors struggled after their immediate bout with fame, the vast majority of them have gone on to lead productive lives and careers in film and TV, as well as other walks of life. We’ll talk about that, and more, when Kathy joins us in our second hour.

Kathy Garver will also be hosting the Classic TV Nite of Dreams, a gala fundraiser that will benefit the Classic TV Preservation Society, Caterina’s Club and The Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts. If you’re in Southern California (or planning a trip to L.A. in the next week), the event will take place on Sunday, May 22 at the Anaheim White House, 887 S. Anaheim Blvd. in Anaheim, CA beginning at 4pm. Sherry Alberoni (The Mickey Mouse Club), Stanley Livingston (My Three Sons) and Paul Petersen (The Donna Reed Show, A Minor Consideration) are also scheduled to appear that night. For tickets and more information, go to www.niteofdreams.com.

If you’d like an autographed edition of X Child Stars: Where Are They Now?, you can order that directly from Kathy herself by going to KathyGarver.com.

The first hour of this week’s program will include Part 2 of our special tribute to Joey Bishop as part of The Sounds of Lost Television.

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Wes and Carol and Joey and Phil: Next on TVC

May 3rd, 2016

We’ll continue our look at the making of The Carol Burnett Show on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

Wesley Hyatt will join near the end of the first hour for Part 2 of our behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Carol Burnett Show. Wes’ book The Carol Burnett Show Companion: So Glad We Had This Time tells you everything you wanted to know about the landmark CBS variety series that many of us discovered when it was part of that great Saturday night lineup in the early 1970s. Among other things, we’ll spotlight the contributions of Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, the circumstances that led Tim Conway to become a series regular (after many memorable guest appearances), the ill-fated experiment with Dick Van Dyke in what proved to the show’s final season, plus such classic moments as “Went with the Wind” (and the story behind Carol’s curtain-rod gown), the dentist sketch, and the infamous “elephant story” segment of “The Family.”

This week’s program will also include the first in a series of programs that will highlight the career of Joey Bishop, the legendary deadpan comic who guest-hosted The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson nearly 200 times (more than anyone else), while also hosting his own NBC sitcom in the early 1960s, and his own late night talk show on ABC in the late 1960s. A member of the Dean Martin/Frank Sinatra Rat Pack, some (including Bishop himself) would argue that he was the wheel that kept the clan together.

Bishop, however, was also a known recluse who spent most of the last two decades of his life out of the limelight. One person he did connect with, though, was our friend Phil Gries. Phil spoke with Bishop on several occasions between 2002 and 2003; we’ll play highlights from those conversations, plus rarely heard audio from Bishop’s early career, as part of The Sounds of Lost Television. Phil’s tribute to Joey Bishop will begin in our first hour.

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Wes and Carol and Chris and Prince: Next on TVC

April 26th, 2016

Pop culture author Wesley Hyatt and Chris Korman, son of Harvey Korman, will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Wesley Hyatt will join us this week for the first of a two-part conversation that will take you behind the scenes of The Carol Burnett Show, one of the longest running variety series in the history of network television, and one of the most beloved. The Carol Burnett Show won twenty-five Emmy Awards during its eleven years on CBS, while also providing millions of belly laughs every week. And yet, despite its accomplishments its place in TV history has often been overlooked. We’ll talk about that, and more, when Wes joins us in our first hour.

Wes’ latest book, The Carol Burnett Show Companion: So Glad We Had This Time, is a comprehensive look at The Carol Burnett Show. Wes spent three years researching the series, hunting down episodes that were not otherwise available to the public at the time, plus he interviewed nearly every key writer on the Burnett show, as well as many notable guest stars, including John Byner, Barbara Feldon, Michele Lee, Gloria Loring, Wayne Rogers, Kaye Ballard, David Hartman, Ronnie Schell and Pat Carroll. The book also includes commentary from Chris Korman, Harvey Korman’s son.

Speaking of Chris Korman, Chris will also join us this week to share insight into Harvey Korman, the person. While most people think of Harvey Korman as one of TV’s great second bananas (both on The Carol Burnett Show, as well as The Danny Kaye Show), he was also a gifted teacher, a dedicated actor, and a mentor to many young writers and comedians, not to mention a loving father who instilled a lot of wisdom and life lessons that Chris still lives by today. Chris Korman will join us in our second hour.

This week’s show will also include a tribute to Prince, the music legend who, among other things, was one of the artists who helped define MTV in the early 1980s. The segment will include highlights from our June 2011 conversation with Jason Draper, author of Prince: Chaos, Disruption and Revolution.

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Daytime Emmys and the Return of Budd Moss: Next on TVC

April 19th, 2016

Emmy Award winner David Michaels and film and TV 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.

Budd Burton Moss returns this week for Part 2 of our conversation about his career as a Hollywood agent and talent manager, which 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, and particularly his efforts on behalf of Rita Hayworth, Tom Bosley, John James, Hunter Tylo and former MPAA president Jack Valenti.

Larry King says that both of Budd’s books provide “a wonderful and unique look at a part of the Golden Age in Hollywood TV and films that will never be repeated!” while the late Jack Valenti himself once described Budd as a man “never gives up and is always moving forward,” both of which are indispensable traits to a successful agent. Budd Moss will join us in our first hour.

For our listeners in Southern California, Budd Moss will be appearing at Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles, on Saturday, April 23 beginning at 4pm.

This week’s show will also include a return appearance by our friend David Michaels, senior executive director of the Daytime Emmy Awards Broadcast. A recipient of two Emmys himself, David has extensive experience in daytime television as a director and producer on such shows as $25,000 Pyramid, $100,000 Pyramid, Pictionary, Vicki! and Leeza.

The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will take place on Sunday, May 1 in Los Angeles, while the ceremony will be available for screening online beginning Monday, May 2. We’ll provide a sneak peek of the Daytime Emmys when David Michaels joins in our first hour.

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Toni Tennille: Next on TVC

April 12th, 2016

Grammy Award winner Toni Tennille and legendary Hollywood 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.

Known to two generations as the effervescent half of Captain and Tennille ― the Grammy Award-winning pop duo that topped the charts throughout the ’70s and ’80s with such hits as “Do It to Me One More Time,” “The Way I Want to Touch You” and, of course, “Love Will Keep Us Together” ― Toni Tennille has also released numerous solo albums that celebrate her love of big band music and the Great American Songbook. In addition, she hosted her own syndicated daytime talk show, while her acting career includes appearances in many popular prime time series, as well as the lead role of Victoria Grant in the national stage tour of Victor/Victoria.

For more than four decades, of course, the image of Captain and Tennille was that of a happy, loving and seemingly unbreakable couple. Behind the scenes, however, Toni fought a lonely struggle against the controlling and often bizarre behavior of her emotionally inaccessible husband, Daryl Dragon. Toni talks about this for the very first time in a new book, Toni Tennille: A Memoir, a moving portrait that also depicts her childhood years growing up in the segregated South, her roots as a singer with the Auburn Knights Orchestra, the backstory of such popular songs as “Love Will Keep Us Together,” “Circles” and “Muskrat Love,” and the reason why The Captain and Tennille variety series only lasted one season, despite being a huge hit for ABC. Toni Tennille will join us in our second hour.

Toni Tennille will be presenting the Music Categories at this year’s Daytime Emmys Creative Arts ceremony, which will be held April 29 in Los Angeles. She’ll also be appearing at the Barnes and Noble at The Grove at Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 30 beginning at 4pm.

Also joining us this week will be Budd Burton Moss. Budd has not only spent more than fifty years as a high-powered Hollywood agent and manager, he himself is part of a family with deep roots in the motion picture industry: his father, Louis B. Moss, was a film editor at 20th Century Fox, while his uncle Sam Zimbalist was one of the great producers at MGM during the Golden Age of Hollywood. After originally aspiring to be a bullfighter and actor, Budd began his career as an agent in 1959, spending nine years learning the craft under the legendary Martin Baum before launching his own agency, The Burton Moss Agency, which is still active today.

Not only has Budd represented some of the brightest stars in film, television and sports over the past six decades, he had a hand in casting in many of the most iconic comedy and dramatic series in TV history. We’ll talk about some of Budd’s adventures in television when he joins us in our first hour.

Budd Moss has recently released his memoirs as a two-volume series: 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). He’ll be appearing at Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles, on Saturday, April 23 beginning at 4pm.

This week’s show will also spotlight the career of actor/producer William Conrad as part of This Week in TV History.

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Remembering Patty Duke and Joi Lansing: Next on TVC

April 5th, 2016

Author Alexis Hunter will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

Author Alexis Hunter will join us this week for an intimate look at the life of singer/actress Joi Lansing, the legendary Blonde Bombshell whom most of you know for her appearances in such movies and TV series as Singin’ in the Rain, Marriage on the Rocks, A Hole in the Head, Maverick, Perry Mason, I Love Lucy, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Adventures of Superman and the famous opening tracking sequence of Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil.

The studio system made Joi Lansing a star, but it also created pressures for her to maintain that image of physical beauty and the perennial object of desire of every man in the world. That image also impeded Joi’s personal life, as Alexis notes in her book, Joi Lansing: A Body to Die For, a memoir about her life with Joi Lansing, which began in 1969 and continued until Joi’s death from breast cancer in August 1972. Alexis Hunter will join us in our second hour.

Our first hour will include a 30-minute tribute to Patty Duke, the Oscar-winning and Emmy Award-winning actress who died last week at the age of 69. We’ll also have a new DVD report and This Week in TV History.

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Tributes to Garry Shandling, Robert Horton and Joe Garagiola: Next on TVC

March 29th, 2016

Authors James Rosin and Bob Leszczak will join us on a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Music and TV historian Bob Leszczak returns this week with some inside scoop on the second season of The Odd Couple, the Matthew Perry reimagining of the classic Neil Simon play, which returns to CBS on Thursday, April 7. Bob’s books include The Odd Couple on Stage and Screen, a comprehensive look at The Odd Couple and its various incarnation over the past five decades, and From Small Screen to Vinyl: A Guide to Television Stars Who Made Records, 1950-2000. We’ll also pay tribute to Al Molinaro (Murray the Cop on the iconic ABC-TV version of The Odd Couple starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman), among other things, when Bob Leszczak joins us in our first hour.

Our second hour will remember some of the many film and TV celebrities who passed away last week. Television historian James Rosin (Wagon Train: The Television Series, Route 66: The Television Series) will pay tribute to Robert Horton, Peter Brown and director James Sheldon, plus we’ll play highlights from our previous conversations with Alan Zweibel, co-creator of It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, about Garry Shandling, and Stephen Battaglio, author of From Yesterday to Today: Six Decades of America’s Favorite Morning Show, about Joe Garagiola.

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An Easter Week Program of Biblical Proportions: Next on TVC

March 22nd, 2016

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. (Speaking of which, TCM will be airing Ben-Hur on March 23, while ABC will be airing The Ten Commandments on March 26.)

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