Eight Decades of American Television: Next on TVC

June 21st, 2016

Pop culture historians Harry Castleman and Walter J. Podrazik will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Harry Castleman has worked as a media producer and consultant for many political organizations and campaigns. Walter J. Podrazik is a communications and logistics consultant who currently serves as television curator at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago. Together they have collaborated on eight books on popular culture, including Watching TV: Eight Decades of American Television, a sweeping look at the history of television from 1944 through the present day, from its early inception as a passive activity to its current form as a multi-tiered experience. Watching TV not only takes you behind the scenes of every prime time season and prime time schedule over the past eight decades, but includes an ongoing timeline of the major personalities, trends and breakout shows of each season. It is also, hands down, one of the best, most informative and engaging books on television that you will ever find.

Harry and Wally will join us for an expanded conversation that will begin near the end of our first hour. We’ll weigh in on the impact that Netflix and Amazon have had on TV programming, the current trend among the broadcast networks for so-called “limited run” series, the recent passings of Morley Safer and other TV icons, and a whole lot more.

Speaking of TV icons, Greg Ehrbar will share a few thoughts on the passing of longtime actress and voice artist Janet Waldo. Not only has Greg written extensively about Waldo’s accomplishments in music, film and television, but had an opportunity to direct her once. Plus: This Week in TV History.

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Charlotte Stewart: Next on TVC

June 14th, 2016

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 a brand new DVD report.

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Jimmy Weldon: Next on TVC

June 7th, 2016

Actor, author and motivational speaker Jimmy Weldon 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 know Jimmy Weldon as the voice of Yakky Doodle on Yogi Bear, which continues to air on Cartoon Network and Boomerang. Some of you may know him as the host of one of the very first local children’s TV shows, The Webster Webfoot Show, one of the very first local children’s TV shows, which originated in Dallas and aired for many years in Los Angeles and in Fresno. Still others remember Jimmy from his many appearances on such classic TV shows as Dallas and The Rockford Files.

Or you may have seen Jimmy Weldon speak at one of your local venues. He has been one of the country’s leading motivational speakers for more than four decades, and he shares many of his ideas in his book, Go Get ’Em Tiger, a part autobiographical, part motivational book that shows that the real definition of success is becoming the person you want to be and doing what you really want to do. Jimmy Weldon will join us during our second hour.

Our first hour will include a remembrance of Alan Young by Greg Ehrbar that will particularly focus on Young’s long-running radio and TV variety series (which featured, among others, a pre-Gilligan’s Island Jim Backus) as well as the actor’s many contributions to Disney Records. Plus: Phil Gries will join us for Part 5 of our tribute to Joey Bishop as part of the Sounds of Lost Television. This segment will include audio highlights from Bishop’s ABC late night talk show, including a rarely heard interview with Mutual radio journalist Andrew West that includes West’s first-person coverage of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968.

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Vicki Lawrence and The Hollywood Sign Girl: Next on TVC

May 31st, 2016

Emmy Award-winning singer/actress Vicki Lawrence and author James Zeruk will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Everyone knows Vicki Lawrence from the many characters she played every week on The Carol Burnett Show (the venerable CBS variety series that Time magazine named one of the 100 Best Television Shows of All Time), not the least of which is Thelma Harper, the irascible matriarch of the “Family” sketches on The Carol Burnett Show that eventually led to Vicki’s own long-running series, Mama’s Family. Vicki will share some memories of her years on the Burnett show when she joins us in our first hour.

Speaking of which, PBS will premiere a brand new special later this week, Carol Burnett’s Favorite Sketches, featuring twelve of the best and funniest moments from The Carol Burnett Show (all hand-picked by Carol herself), plus new introductions filmed by the comedienne just for this special. Carol Burnett’s Favorite Sketches premieres Friday, June 3 on your local PBS station; click here for more information.

Also joining us this week will be James Zeruk, moderator of the Hollywood Book Chat group on Facebook, and the author of Peg Entwistle and The Hollywood Sign Suicide, a fascinating biography about the actress who has been inextricably linked to Hollywood history because of her fatal fall from the Hollywoodland sign on September 16, 1932. Entwistle was just twenty-four years old at the time of her death, a fact that has contributed to the many myths that have portrayed her as a failed actress who was victimized by Hollywood. In truth, Peg was an accomplished stage performer who had starred on Broadway, worked steadily in various theatrical repertory companies throughout the U.S., and had just completed a well received stage production in Los Angeles that brought her to the attention of RKO and other movie studios.

By all accounts, Peg Entwistle had a lot to live for―and yet the fact remains that she took her life at so young an age. We’ll ask James about that, as well as his thoughts on the eternal fascination with Peg Entwistle in general, when he joins in our second hour.

Also this week: Part 4 of our tribute to Joey Bishop as part of The Sounds of Lost Television.

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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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