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Roy Thinnes, Batman, and More: Next on TVC

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

We’ll welcome back author James Rosin and Hollywood Museum founder and president Donelle Dadigan on this weekend’s edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

This week’s program will include a return visit from actor and author James Rosin. Jim’s many books on classic television shows include The Invaders: A Quinn Martin TV Series, a behind-the-scenes look at the classic Quinn Martin series starring Roy Thinnes that includes interviews with many of the key personnel behind The Invaders and Quinn Martin Productions. The 2017-2018 television season marks the fiftieth anniversary of the final season of The Invaders, while the series remains a cult favorite all over the world (particularly in France and England). Jim Rosin will join us in our first hour.

And speaking of The Invaders, our second hour will include an encore presentation of our February 2016 interview with Roy Thinnes himself. We’ll ask Roy how he came to play David Vincent on The Invaders, plus we’ll talk about some of his other notable roles, including Dr. Phil Brewer on General Hospital and Ben Quick on the TV adaptation of The Long, Hot Summer.

Also this week: We will welcome back Donelle Dadigan, entertainment historian, preservationist, philanthropist and the founder and president of The Hollywood Museum. With spring break is soon upon us, that means summer is not too far behind—and if you plan on visiting Hollywood soon, there are always great exhibits on display at The Hollywood Museum that celebrate the worlds of movies and television, including Holy Hollywood History!, a Bat-tastic new exhibit going that celebrates all aspects of the Batman TV series. Donelle Dadigan will join us in our first hour.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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Mr. Novak, plus Harlem School 1970: Next on TVC

Monday, February 5th, 2018

We’ll welcome back author Chuck Harter on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio,  KSAV.org.

Chuck Harter will join us for Part 2 of our conversation about Mr. Novak, the landmark NBC series from the Golden Age of Television. Created and produced by E. Jack Neuman, and starring James Franciscus and Dean Jagger, Mr. Novak not only won acclaim for its realistic portrayal of high school life and the work of high school teachers, but was the first network TV drama to explore such topical issues as sex education, alcoholism, racial prejudice, computers in the classroom, and venereal disease. Chuck’s book Mr. Novak: An Acclaimed Television Series provides a detailed back story of the award-winning series, plus recollections from many actors who appeared on Novak, including Ed Asner, Martin Landau, Sherry Jackson, Beau Bridges, Tony Dow, Frankie Avalon and Walter Koenig.

Despite winning praise and awards from TV critics and educational groups throughout its first season on NBC, Mr. Novak underwent several changes heading into its second season, including two significant cast changes and a new producer. Many believe that these alterations hurt the series and ultimately led to its demise in 1965. We’ll talk about this, and more, when Chuck Harter joins us in our second hour.

Chuck Harter is asking for your help on his latest project. Chuck is collaborating with Martin Grams Jr. on a book about Way Out, the half-hour horror anthology series hosted by Roald Dahl that aired for fourteen weeks on CBS in 1961. If you remember watching Way Out, Chuck and Martin would love to hear from you, as it is their intention to interview viewers about their memories of the show for inclusion in their book. For more information, you can email Chuck at chuck.harter@earthlink.net.

Phil Gries will join us in our first hour to discuss the upcoming premiere of Harlem School 1970, an original documentary that is also the only known feature-length documentary that was filmed inside an actual inner city public elementary school in the U.S. during the 1960s, 1970s or 1980s. Filmed during the spring of 1970, and recently restored digitally, Harlem School 1970 provides an inside look at a typical day at Community School No. 30M in Harlem, New York where Phil taught for three years before embarking on his forty-seven-year career as an award-winning cinematographer for film and television. Filmed, produced and directed by Phil Gries, Harlem School 1970 is also an early example of “direct cinema,” in that it allows viewers to watch the narrative unfold and shape their own meaning without narration or outside interviews.

Harlem School 1970 will be shown at The Paley Center for Media both in New York City and Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25 as part of Black History Month. For more information, go to https://www.paleycenter.org/weekend-screenings

If you happened to be a teacher or student at Community School No. 30M in Harlem, New York during the 1969-1970 school year (or know someone who is), Phil Gries would love to hear from you. You can contact Phil directly at (516) 656-3456 or email him at griestvaudio@verizon.net.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
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Happy Birthday, Ida Lupino: Next on TVC

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

We’ll celebrate the centennial birthday of film legend Ida Lupino along with author Mary Ann Anderson as part of a special encore edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio,  KSAV.org.

Mary Ann Anderson will join us this week as we remember the life and career of Ida Lupino, the iconic actress and pioneering film director who was born on February 4, 1918. Mary’s books include Ida Lupino: Beyond the Camera, the story of Ida’s life and career (in Ida’s own words), The Making of The Hitch-Hiker: Illustrated, a behind-the-scenes look at the classic 1953 film noir thriller directed by Ida Lupino, Portrait of a Soap Star: The Emily McLaughlin Story, and Louis Hayward: Behind the Iron Mask. Ida Lupino: Beyond the Camera was recently updated as part of a special centennial birthday edition that includes more than 150 photographs.

In addition to talking about Ida Lupino, we will hear from Ida herself, in the form of audio highlights from a 1991 interview with author A.M. Sperber in which Ida talks about her dear friend Humphrey Bogart. Mary Ann Anderson will join us in our first hour.

For our listeners in Southern California, Mary Ann Anderson is scheduled to appear at the Larry Edmunds Bookshop on Hollywood Blvd. during the month of March. For more information, go to LarryEdmunds.com. For our listeners in Northern California, Ida Lupino: Hard, Fast and Beautiful, a month-long film festival celebrating the films of Ida Lupino, is currently showing at The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive through Saturday, Feb. 24. For tickets and more information, go to BAMPFA.org.

Our first hour will pay tribute to the life and career of Adam West, the iconic actor known to three generations of television viewers around the world as Batman (and, to fans of Family Guy, Mayor Adam West). The segment will include highlights from our interviews with actresses Lee Meriwether and Julie Newmar.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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Tribute to Rose Marie: Next on TVC

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL for a special two-hour program honoring actress, singer and comedienne Rose Marie, airing Friday 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

This week’s show will be dedicated to the memory to Rose Marie, the legendary singer, actress and comedienne who passed away on Dec. 28, 2018 at the age of ninety-four. Rose Marie’s career not only spanned an amazing nine decades, but in many respects chronicled the history of entertainment in the 20th century.

You might recall that we had a chance to talk to Rose Marie in September 2012 back in 2012 here on TV CONFIDENTIAL. She was in great form that night and we covered many of the highlights of her stage, film, radio and television career, including her start on radio as Baby Rose Marie; her co-starring role opposite Phil Silvers in the Broadway production of Top Banana; her wildly successful musical stage show 4 Girls 4; the pivotal role she played early on in the career of Tim Conway; and the ground she broke while playing Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show, We will replay our conversation with Rose Marie in its entirety beginning in our second hour.

Also joining us this week we will be documentary filmmaker Jason Wise. Jason is the director, co-writer and co-producer of Wait for Your Laugh, the critically acclaimed feature length motion picture documentary about Rose Marie that was released just a few weeks before she died. We’ll ask Jason about the active role that Rose Marie played in the making of Wait for Your Laugh, plus we’ll let you know about a major announcement pertaining to the film. Jason Wise will join us in our first hour.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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Jaclyn Smith: Next on TVC

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Actress, entrepreneur and philanthropist Jaclyn Smith will join us on this weekend’s edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Viewers around the world know Jaclyn Smith for her many roles in such popular TV shows, TV movies, films and miniseries as The District, Christine Cromwell, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Rage of Angels, George Washington and Florence Nightingale, not to mention her starring role as Kelly Garrett on the original Charlie’s Angels. Eighty percent of women between the ages of thirty-five and sixty know Jaclyn for her brand of products, including her line of clothing, furnishings, home products and fabrics that are available at Kmart—and, more recently, her own skincare products and line of wigs.

The first celebrity ever to develop her own brand, every product that Jaclyn has developed reflects her personal values, tastes or a part of her experience, while also meeting the needs of her customers. In fact, in many respects, you could say that Jaclyn’s success in business comes down to her ability to listen—to her partners, her designers and, above all, her customers. That trait, listening, stems directly from her success as an actress.

We will ask Jaclyn how she came to build her brand, which now includes the Spencer Layette collection, a line of infant wear that she started with her daughter, Spencer (and which prominently features her granddaughter, Bea). We’ll also talk to her about her career in film and television, plus we’ll find out which team she rooted for in last year’s World Series. Jaclyn Smith will join us in our second hour.

Jaclyn Smith recently launched a new line of skincare products (including a day cream and sun block), all of which were designed with anti-aging ingredients with retinol antioxidants and peptides. All seven products in the skincare collection were designed with the help of Jaclyn’s husband, Dr. Brad Allen. To learn more about them, go to JaclynSmithBeauty.com. For more information on the Spencer Layette collection, as well as her upcoming new line of wigs, go to JaclynSmith.com.

Our first hour will include a brand new DVD report in which Greg Ehrbar looks at the releases of such Filmation titles as She-Ra: Princess of Power. Joining Greg this week will be our friend Chris Korman. Chris’ stepfather, the late actor George diCenzo, provided voices for many Filmation series, including She-Ra. Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen will bring us This Week in TV History.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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Ken Berry: Next on TVC

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Singer, actor and dancer Ken Berry will join us on this weekend’s edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Once described as “a double-triple threat” because of his accomplishments as a singer, dancer and actor on stage, film, on television, Ken Berry has entertained audiences for more than six decades. That’s a claim that not every performer can make.

Ken will join us this week to share a few memories about his career in the entertainment industry, from his early years with the Billy Barnes Revue and working in Las Vegas alongside Abbott and Costello, to his successful runs on F Troop, Mayberry, R.F.D., and Mama’s Family. We’ll talk about his friendship with Buster Keaton (not to mention the major influence the silent film star had on his career), the important roles that Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball and Leonard Nimoy all played in various points in his career, his many appearance on top TV variety shows and specials, and a few other surprises. Ken Berry will join us in our second hour.

Greg Ehrbar will join us in our first hour for a new DVD report, plus Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen will bring us This Week in TV History.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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The Legacy of Mary Tyler Moore: Next on TVC

Monday, January 1st, 2018

We will replay our tribute to Mary Tyler Moore on this weekend’s edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

PROGRAM NOTE: We are presently planning a special two-hour tribute to singer, actress and comedienne Rose Marie. That broadcast will air later this month on TV Confidential.

In the meantime, this weekend’s program will be an encore presentation of our tribute to Mary Tyler Moore, the iconic actress and producer who passed away on Jan. 25, 2017 at the age of eighty. Whether you think of her as Laurie Petrie, Mary Richards, or one of the guiding forces behind MTM Enterprises, Mary Tyler Moore helped three generations of women see alternatives for themselves beyond traditional roles on television and in the real world. Jennifer Armstrong will join us by phone in our first hour, while Vince Waldron will join us in the studio during our second hour. Jennifer’s books include Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted and All the Brilliant Minds Who Made The Mary Tyler Moore Show a Television Classic, while Vince’s books include The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book: The Definitive History of Television’s Most Enduring Comedy.

Our second hour will also feature an excerpt from our February 2017 interview with Emmy Award-winning actor, writer and voice artist Dan Castellaneta, the voice of Homer Simpson. Not only is Dan a big fan of The Dick Van Dyke Show, he wrote the foreword for the deluxe expanded archive edition of The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book. Among other topics, we will ask Dan about some of his favorite Laura Petrie episodes.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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The Sounds of Lost Christmas: Next on TVC

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

We’ll go back in time this weekend as part of a special holiday edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Phil Gries will join us in our first hour for a special holiday edition of the Sounds of Lost Television featuring audio highlights of select network TV celebrations of the Yuletide season from the 1960s, including programs featuring Florence Henderson, Judy Garland, Jonathan Winters, Danny Thomas, Victor Borge, Jim Nabors, Andy Griffith, Glen Campbell, Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Walter Cronkite, Bing Crosby, Mary Martin and Charles Kuralt.

Our second hour will include an encore presentation of our annual roundtable discussion featuring Joanna Wilson on favorite Christmas episodes and holiday TV specials. Joanna is the author of The Christmas TV Companion and Tis the Season TV: The Encyclopedia of Christmas-Themed Episodes, Specials and Made for TV Movies.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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Peter Marshall and The Golden Girls: Next on TVC

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Singer/actor Peter Marshall and entertainment writer Jim Colucci will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Best known as the original host of The Hollywood Squares, Peter Marshall’s career in entertainment spans the worlds of big band music, Broadway musicals, comedy, movies, live performances, and radio. Early in his career Peter partnered with comedian Tommy Noonan, appearing in major nightclubs, films and theatres across the country, as well as numerous times on The Ed Sullivan Show, while his stage credits include the London production of Bye Bye Birdie and the Broadway production of Skyscraper with Julie Harris and Charles Nelson Reilly. Today he is heard every day on the Music of Your Life radio network, where he plays the music of the Big Band era and draws on his vast knowledge of The Great American Songbook and the artists of that era.

Peter Marshall is also the narrator of Wait for Your Laugh, the acclaimed new feature-length motion picture documentary about the life and career of Rose Marie that continues to play in movie theaters in various cities across the country. We’ll ask Peter about the movie and his longtime friendship with Rose Marie, plus he’ll share a few stories about some of his favorite Christmas songs. Peter Marshall will join us in our second hour.

Wait for Your Laugh is currently showing through Dec. 21 at the Hollywood Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with additional bookings scheduled for Chicago, Philadelphia, Denver, Toronto and other cities once they are confirmed. For more information on Wait for Your Laugh, including showtimes and additional bookings, or go to WaitForYourLaugh.com.

Also joining us this week will be entertainment writer Jim Colucci. Jim’s work has appeared in such publications as TV Guide, Inside TV, The Advocate and CBS’ Watch! Magazine, where he currently serves as a deputy editor. His books on television include Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai, an all-inclusive look at the beloved series starring Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty that, in many respects, paved the way for such “female buddy” shows as Sex and the City. Calendar year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the final episode of The Golden Girls, while the series was the subject of a celebration of “friendship, laughter, and cheesecake” held earlier this year at Disney’s D23 Expo 2017. Jim Colucci will join us in our first hour.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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Tommy Hawkins and the Sounds of Lost Thanksgiving: Next on TVC

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

We’ll replay our conversation and television pioneer and former NBA star Tommy Hawkins on this weekend’s edition on TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

This week’s program will include an encore presentation of our conversation with Tommy Hawkins, the Emmy Award-nominated broadcaster, renaissance man and former NBA star who passed away on Aug. 16, 2017 at the age of 80. Tommy Hawkins enjoyed a 10-year career in the NBA for both the Minneapolis Lakers, the Los Angeles Lakers and the old Cincinnati Royals, playing alongside such Hall of Famers as Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor and Oscar Robertson. When his basketball career ended, he embarked on new challenges, first in radio and television (including co-hosting Mid-Morning Los Angeles with Stephanie Edwards and Meredith MacRae, as well as broadcasting for NBC Sports), then as a baseball executive for 18 years with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

At the time we spoke to Tommy in February 2012, he had just published a coffee table book, Life’s Reflections: Poetry for the People, that reflects his many interests, which include such subjects as sports, jazz, art, poetry, travel, life, love, family, and the turbulent decade known as the 1960s. We talked about his playing career, his passion for poetry, and how Regis Philbin played a key role in one of his first breaks as a broadcaster. We’ll replay our conversation with Tommy Hawkins in our second hour.

Our first hour this week will feature an encore presentation of our special holiday-themed edition of The Sounds of Lost Television. Phil Gries will play rare audio highlights of some of the earliest surviving network TV coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, including clips from broadcasts hosted by Lorne Greene, Betty White, Martin Milner, Kent McCord and June Lockhart, as well as highlights from vintage network Thanksgiving TV specials, including programs hosted by Dean Martin and Bob and Ray.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunes, FeedBurner, SoundCloud
and now on your mobile phone via Stitcher.com
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