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The Revival of Kirk Taylor: Next on TVC

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Actor and singer Kirk Taylor joins us for a special Easter weekend edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Kirk Taylor began his film career in film and television more than thirty years ago with a role in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Cotton Club. From there, he worked with such varied artists as Stanley Kubrick, Spike Lee, Charles Bronson, Robin Williams, Danny Glover and Chaka Khan before embarking on a very successful career as an acting teacher and coach. (Indeed, Kirk’s many students as an acting teacher include such stars as Jesse L. Martin, Karina Lombard, and Chandra Wilson.) A student of both Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler, Kirk seemed content with teaching until opportunity stepped in and he was offered the part of Simon Peter, the apostle who denied Jesus, in Revival!, a new musical film based on the Gospel According to John. That opened the door for Kirk to a “second act” as a performer that continues to this day.

Kirk’s renaissance as an actor is only half the story. In many respects, his entire life story is a miracle in every sense of the word. You’ll understand what we mean by that when Kirk Taylor joins us in our first hour.

Produced by and starring Harry Lennix, Revival! also features Chaka Khan, Michelle Williams, T’Keyah Crystal Keyman, and Dawnn Lewis, plus an original Gospel-inspired score by Grammy nominee Mali Music (who also plays Jesus Christ in the movie). Revival! opens in select cities on Friday, April 19.

This being Easter weekend, our program this week will also include an encore presentation of our August 2016 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 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.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Fri 10pm ET, 7pm PT, Sat/Sun 11pm ET, 8pm PT on RadioSlot (San Francisco, CA)
Sat Noon ET, 9am PT on KDUN AM-1030 (Reedsport, OR)
Sat 4pm CT, 2pm PT and Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM (Sioux City, IA)
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Huntington, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT on CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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Joyce Bulifant, Cloak & Dagger, and the Untold Mary Tyler Moore: Next on TVC

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Actress and author Joyce Bulifant, author Herbie J Pilato, and actress Cecilia Leal will join us this weekend on  TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Most of you know Joyce Bulifant from her many appearances on The CBS Match Game and other popular game shows, not to mention such films and TV shows as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Love Thy Neighbor, Disney’s The Happiest Millionaire, The Bill Cosby Show, Big John, Little John and Airplane! Calendar year 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Airplane!, which the American Film Institute recognized as the “100 Funniest Films of All Time.” We will ask Joyce about that, plus we’ll talk about her inspiring book, My Four Hollywood Husbands, which tells the story of how Joyce managed to overcome dyslexia, feelings of self worth, and a series of marriages characterized by alcoholism, co-dependency and addictive behavior—and still remain as effervescent as ever. Joyce Bulifant will join us in our second hour.

Joyce Bulifant can also be seen in I Hate Kids, a new Amazon original motion picture that was directed by Joyce’s son John Asher. Also now available on DVD, I Hate Kids features the final screen appearance of Joyce’s husband Roger Perry. Our conversation with Joyce this week will also include a tribute to Roger Perry.

This week’s program will include a return appearance by author and TV historian Herbie J Pilato. Herbie’s books include Bewitched Forever, a behind the scenes look at the classic TV series starring Elizabeth Montgomery, and Twitch Upon a Star: The Bewitching Life and Career of Elizabeth Montgomery. Herbie’s latest book explores the life and career of Mary Tyler Moore, the iconic star of The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

On screen, of course, Mary Tyler Moore turned the world on with her smile. Off screen, however, she struggled with various physical, psychological, and professional challenges—not the least of which was her long bout with diabetes. Mary: The Mary Tyler Moore Story not only explores the many ways in which Moore’s life was affected by that debilitating disease, but sheds light into Moore’s relationship with her second husband, Grant Tinker—and particularly how that changed the face of The Dick Van Dyke Show and ultimately determined its future. Herbie J Pilato will join us in our second hour.

For our listeners in Southern California, Herbie J Pilato will be appearing at the Larry Edmonds Bookstore in Holllywood, CA on Thursday, April 19 beginning at 7:30pm. He is also scheduled to appear at the Cerritos Millenium Library in Cerritos, CA on Wednesday, June 12, also starting at 7:30pm.

Also joining us this week will be actress Cecilia Leal. Cecilia is one of the new cast members on Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, which just started its second season Thursday nights on Disney’s Freeform. She can also be seen in the romantic drama Five Feet Apart, which is playing theaters everywhere. Cecilia’s other credits include the USA series The Purge, and the Audience Network series Mr. Mercedes, plus she will be featured in an upcoming sci-fi/thriller that will soon become available on Netflix. Cecilia Leal 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
Fri 10pm ET, 7pm PT, Sat/Sun 11pm ET, 8pm PT on RadioSlot (San Francisco, CA)
Sat Noon ET, 9am PT on KDUN AM-1030 (Reedsport, OR)
Sat 4pm CT, 2pm PT and Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM (Sioux City, IA)
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Huntington, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT on CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
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, Spreaker, Spotify, FeedBurner, SoundCloud, Stitcher, YouTube and other platforms
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Robert Hooks, plus More of the Kovacs Centennial: Next on TVC

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Film, stage and television actor Robert Hooks will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Robert Hooks made his professional acting debut in a national production of A Raisin in the Sun, then made his Broadway debut in Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright and earned a Tony nomination for his performance in Hallelujah, Baby. Hooks’ career in film and television began in 1963 when he was cast as a police detective in the groundbreaking TV series East Side/West Side. In 1967, he became the first African-American actor to star in a network TV drama when he played police detective Jeff Ward in the groundbreaking ABC series N.Y.P.D.—the first TV cop show with the official imprimatur of the New York Police Department, and the first show to portray an African-American police officer as one of its regular characters. In addition, Hooks has founded three significant African-American theatre companies: the Group Theatre Workshop in New York; the DC Black Repertory Company in his hometown of Washington, D.C.; and the internationally recognized Negro Ensemble Company in New York.

Robert Hooks also describes himself as a “cultural architect.” We will ask him what he means by that, plus we’ll talk about the origins and legacy of the Negro Ensemble Company, as well as ask him a few questions about N.Y.P.D. and his other notable film roles, including Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and the classic blaxploitation film Trouble Man. Robert Hooks will join us in our second hour; Chuck Harter, who arranged for Robert’s appearance on our program this week, will be our special co-host.

This week’s show will also include Part 2 of our conversation with Josh Mills, director of the estates of Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams. Josh recently teamed up with the National Comedy Center for a big exhibit coming up in August 2019 that will help celebrate the centennial year of the birth of Ernie Kovacs. We’ll talk about that, plus we’ll ask Josh about some of the other Kovacs-related items and events that are in store for later in 2019. Josh Mills will join us in our first hour. Ernie Kovacs: The Centennial Edition, the newly released DVD configuration featuring the very best of Ernie Kovacs, is available through Shout Factory.

Plus: Steve Randisi will join Phil Gries for Part 2 of our special Sounds of Lost Television tribute to the short-lived but critically acclaimed NBC daytime talk show that Merv Griffin hosted between October 1962 and March 1963. This week’s segment will include highlights from Merv’s conversations with Joan Crawford, Diahann Carroll, Charlton Heston, and Robert Taylor. Steve Randisi is the author of The Merv Griffin Show: The Inside Story, a complete history of The Merv Griffin Show on television.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Fri 10pm ET, 7pm PT, Sat/Sun 11pm ET, 8pm PT on RadioSlot (San Francisco, CA)
Sat Noon ET, 9am PT on KDUN AM-1030 (Reedsport, OR)
Sat 4pm CT, 2pm PT and Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM (Sioux City, IA)
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Huntington, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT on CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
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Richard Pryor Jr., Audrey Walters, plus the “other” Merv Griffin Show: Next on TVC

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Actor, singer, and storyteller Richard Pryor Jr., actress and entrepreneur Audrey Walters, and author Steve Randisi will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org

The eldest son of iconic comedian Richard Pryor and his first wife, Patricia Watts, Richard Pryor Jr. is a man whose self-described “freakish life” paralleled that of his famous father in more ways than you can imagine—including being raised in a whorehouse in Peoria, Illinois to overcoming physical abuse, verbal abuse, bouts with alcohol and drug addiction, struggles with his true sexual identity, and frequent bad decisions. Being the son of a celebrity, Richard also struggled with something that few people can ever really understand: wondering whether people liked him for who he was, or because of who his father was.

Through it all, however, Richard Pryor Jr. not only overcame these obstacles, but thrived. He continues to perform today, while also serving as an inspiration to those who have struggled with addiction or survived abusive relationships. Richard shares his life story in a new book, In a Pryor Life, which we’ll tell you about when he joins us in our second hour.

For our listeners in the Midwest, Richard Pryor Jr. will appear at the Bradley University Student Center Atrium in Peoria, Illinois on Wednesday, April 10 beginning at 4pm and at the Olde Town Tap in Altoona, Iowa on Friday, April 12, also beginning at 4pm. For more information on these events, or to book Richard for a future event, go to InAPryorLife.com.

This week’s show will also include a return appearance by actress and entrepreneur Audrey Walters. Audrey can be currently seen in Walk. Ride. Rodeo, the new Netflix original motion picture that is based on the inspiring story of Amberley Snyder, the teenage champion barrel racer who became paralyzed from the waist down due to a near fatal car accident, only to defy the odds and return to racing less than a year after her accident.

Audrey has a supporting role in Walk. Ride. Rodeo, but in a way, her character is pivotal. We’ll tell you what we mean by that, plus we’ll talk about some of Audrey’s other film and TV projects, plus the latest developments behind Talk to the Camera, the youth workshop that Audrey co-founded, which helps elementary and middle school children develop their social communication skills. Audrey Walters will also join us in our second hour.

Plus: Phil Gries will join us for a special edition of The Sounds of Lost Television that will spotlight the short-lived but critically acclaimed version of The Merv Griffin Show that aired on NBC daytime between October 1962 and March 1963—a show that not only brought a Tonight Show sensibility to two o’clock in the afternoon, but won approval from critics, intellectuals and college students alike. In many respects, the NBC Merv Griffin Show catapulted Merv’s career, paving the way for his iconic run in first-run syndication (first for Westinghouse, then for Metromedia), while also cementing his relationship with NBC, the network for which he originally created the long-running game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.

Joining Phil will be Steve Randisi, author of The Merv Griffin Show: The Inside Story, a complete history of The Merv Griffin Show on television that also provides a capsule history of late night television in general, plus insight into Merv Griffin the person, personality, producer, and media mogul.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Fri 10pm ET, 7pm PT, Sat/Sun 11pm ET, 8pm PT on RadioSlot (San Francisco, CA)
Sat Noon ET, 9am PT on KDUN AM-1030 (Reedsport, OR)
Sat 4pm CT, 2pm PT and Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM (Sioux City, IA)
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Huntington, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT on CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
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The Return of Biffle and Shooster: Next on TVC

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Actors Will Ryan and Nick Santa Maria and writer, producer and director Michael Schlesinger will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Will Ryan and Nick Santa Maria are the stars, and Michael Schlesinger is the writer, producer and director of The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster—a bona fide, authentic and very funny DVD collection of 1930s-style comedies that pay homage to The Three Stooges, Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy and other vintage comedy teams from the Golden Era of Hollywood. The Biffle and Shooster shorts were filmed over the last five years—yet they look and sound as if they were actually unearthed from the 1930s. Will Ryan, Nick Santa Maria and Michael Schlesinger will join us in our first hour.

Recently named “Best DVD of the year” by Bottom Shelf Movies, The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster is a collection of five comedy shorts (all but one of which was filmed in black and white), including “The Biffle Murder Case,” “Imitation of Wife,” “Schmo Boat,” “Bride of Finklestein,” and “It’s a Frame Up,” while guests stars include H.M. Wynant, Andrew Parks, Robert Forster and Robert Picardo, plus one of the final screen appearances of Dick Miller. Nominated for two Rondo Awards (including a nod for Best Package of DVD Extras), the Biffle and Shooster DVD also includes an additional short (“First Things Last”), more than an hour of bloopers and outtakes, a 1962-style “reunion” interview that Will and Nick perform in character as Biffle and Shooster, and more. (“The Biffle Murder Case,” “Imitation of Wife,” “Schmo Boat” and “Bride of Finklestein” are also available for viewing on demand on Amazon, Vudu and other streaming platforms, under the umbrella title The Adventures of Biffle and Shooster.)

For our listeners in Southern California, Will Ryan and Nick Santa Maria will perform live as Biffle and Shooster at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena, CA on Sunday, March 31 beginning at 7pm. The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster DVD will be available for purchase that evening, as will the latest issue of the Biffle and Shooster comic book and the new book, The Biffle and Shooster Portable Guide to Etiquette. For tickets and more information, call (626) 798-6236 or visit the Calendar page at CoffeeGallery.com.

This week’s program will also include a remembrance of actress Beverley Owen (The Munsters). Plus: 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
Fri 10pm ET, 7pm PT, Sat/Sun 11pm ET, 8pm PT on RadioSlot (San Francisco, CA)
Sat Noon ET, 9am PT on KDUN AM-1030 (Reedsport, OR)
Sat 4pm CT, 2pm PT and Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM (Sioux City, IA)
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Huntington, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT on CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
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Marilyn Michaels: Next on TVC

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Marilyn Michaels, America’s premier woman of a thousand faces and voices, will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio,  KSAV.org.

From the time she starred as Fanny Brice in the national company production of Funny Girl, Marilyn Michaels has brought her gift for satire and her powerful singing style to such diverse venues as Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and London, while she has appeared countless times on television throughout her career, including just about every major late night talk show, daytime talk show, cable talk show, variety show and variety special ever made.

Some of you might remember Marilyn Michaels for the popular ad campaign and TV commercials that she did, along with Rich Little, for Diet 7Up—while, if you’re like me, you immediately think her as one of the stars of the Emmy-nominated series The Kopykats (ABC, 1972). Marilyn Michaels will join us in our second hour.

Marilyn Michaels’ new book, How Not to Cook for The Rest of Your Life, is not a cookbook, but it is filled with food for thought on deciding what you want to do in life—as well as what you don’t want to do in life—and lining up your budget and other priorities accordingly. It’s also rich with stories about Marilyn’s encounters with Barbra Streisand, Sammy Davis Jr., Woody Allen, Orson Welles, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds, Joan Crawford, Joan Fontaine, Bette Davis, Howard Stern, Ethel Merman, Julie Andrews, Carol Channing, Jerry Lewis, Donald Trump, and many, many others. Autographed editions of How Not to Cook for The Rest of Your Life are available directly through MarilynMichaels.com.

This week’s show will also include a tribute to Katherine Helmond, the actress known to TV audiences as Jessica Tate on Soap and the matriarch on Who’s the Boss?

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Fri 10pm ET, 7pm PT, Sat/Sun 11pm ET, 8pm PT on RadioSlot (San Francisco, CA)
Sat Noon ET, 9am PT on KDUN AM-1030 (Reedsport, OR)
Sat 4pm CT, 2pm PT and Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM (Sioux City, IA)
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Huntington, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT on CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
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Marion Ross Returns: Next on TVC: Next on TVC

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Actress and author Marion Ross and Loyola Law School professor and former cable TV news analyst Stanley A. Goodman will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Calendar year 2019 marks the 45th anniversary of Happy Days, the beloved sitcom created and produced by Garry Marshall that made Marion Ross a household name as “Mrs. C,” the anchor of the Cunningham family, and the one that held everyone together—including, and especially, The Fonz. Marion’s first love, however, has always been the stage. She not only won critical acclaim for her Broadway and national tour (with Jean Stapleton, Larry Storch and Jonathan Frid) in Arsenic and Old Lace and the national tour of Steel Magnolias, she played the grandmother in Lost in Yonkers in Toronto and, in 2013, The Games Afoot at The New Theatre in Kansas City.

We’ll ask Marion to share a few memories of her years on Happy Days, but we’ll also ask her about playing Sophie Berger on Brooklyn Bridge (a show for which she received two Emmy nominations), as well as some of her other roles in film and television, including Operation: Petticoat, Airport and Perry Mason. Marion Ross will join us in our second hour.

Marion’s memoir, My Days: Happy and Otherwise, is a remarkable story about how a young girl from Albert Lea, Minnesota dreamed at a young age that she would be an actress—and how Marion set about making that dream come true, never losing sight of that goal, despite facing real life challenges as a dysfunctional marriage, dealing with the effects of her first husband’s alcoholism, going through the pain of divorce, overcoming financial struggles and raising two children on her own as a working mom. My Days: Happy and Otherwise also includes a foreword by Ron Howard, as well as great stories about Marion’s work alongside Lauren Bacall, Claudette Colbert, Clark Gable, Tony Curtis and her idol, Noel Coward, plus memories from her Happy Days cast mates—including the very last interviews ever given by Garry Marshall and Erin Moran.

Marion Ross is also scheduled to appear at the annual Beverly Hills Theatre Guild luncheon, which will take place on Sunday, Mar. 17 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. The theme of this year’s luncheon will be “The Hollywood Renaissance,” while the highlight of the program will be a tribute to the films and television series of Garry Marshall. Proceeds from the luncheon will help the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild fund their annual national playwriting competitions. For more information, call (310) 765-1605 or go to BeverlyHillsTheatreGuild.com

Also this week: We will welcome Stanley A. Goldman, Loyola Law School professor and a longtime television and radio legal analyst for such national media outlets as CBS radio, CNBC, and the Fox News Channel. Also the founding director of the Loyola Center for the Study of Law and Genocide, Stain is the son of a Holocaust survivor named Malka Repstein. In 2006, seven years after the death of his mother, Stan traveled to Israel to visit a woman, Genya, who was Malka’s best friend during the Holocaust. During that visit, Genya’s daughter, Dvora, showed Stan a pamphlet that she had obtained from the Israeli Holocaust Museum that documented activities between a German Jew named Norbert Masur and Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS, for the release of about a thousand Jewish women from the concentration camp at Ravensbruck. The story of those negotiations had not been widely known up to that point.

While looking at that pamphlet, Stan and Dvora stumbled onto a photograph of two of the women who were released from the camp. Not only did the two women in that photograph turn out to be Stan’s and Dvora’s mothers, but the photograph spurred led Stan on a path to unravel the mystery of his mother’s release. In the course of solving that mystery, Stan discovered that the negotiations that ended up sparing his mother’s life also played a role in the demise of Adolf Hitler. It is a remarkable story that is all now captured in a new book, Left to the Mercy of a Rude Stream: The Bargain That Broke Adolf Hitler and Saved My Mother. Stanley A. Goldman 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
Fri 10pm ET, 7pm PT, Sat/Sun 11pm ET, 8pm PT on RadioSlot (San Francisco, CA)
Sat Noon ET, 9am PT on KDUN AM-1030 (Reedsport, OR)
Sat 4pm CT, 2pm PT and Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM (Sioux City, IA)
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Huntington, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT on CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
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, Spreaker, Spotify, FeedBurner, SoundCloud, Stitcher, YouTube and other platforms
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Remembering Julie Adams: Next on TVC

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and author Geoffrey Mark will join us, plus we’ll replay our January 2012 conversation with actress Juile Adams, all this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Julie Adams passed away Sunday, Feb. 3 at the age of 92. Known to three generations of horror movie fans as intrepid scientist Kay Lawrence in The Creature from The Black Lagoon, she enjoyed a long and successful career in film, stage and television that spanned more than five decades, from the Golden Age of Hollywood, the Golden Age of Television, and beyond.

You might recall that we were graced with the presence of Julie Adams back in January 2012. She, along with her son Mitchell Danton, not only shared a few memories about the making of The Creature from the Black Lagoon, but her spoke of her experiences working alongside such legends as Jimmy Stewart, Rock Hudson, Andy Griffith, Angela Lansbury, Barbara Stanwyck, Elvis Presley, Dennis Hopper and Raymond Burr. We’ll replay our conversation with Julie Adams in our second hour.

If you have not already done so, please read Julie’s memoir, The Lucky Southern Star (or listen to the audiobook edition). Besides all the great stories about her journey as an actress, Julie’s life story is a reminder that, with hard work and preparation, all of us can make our dreams come true.

Also this week: Emmy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated writer, producer, performer, author, Lucille Ball historian and Ella Fitzgerald biographer Geoffrey Mark will pay tribute to Carol Channing and Kaye Ballard. Geoff not only greatly admired the work of these two dear ladies, he knew them both personally as friends. Geoffrey Mark will join us in our first hour.

Geoffrey Mark’s latest book, Ella: A Biography of the Legendary Ella Fitzgerald, is now available in paperback. The paperback edition includes the two-CD set featuring thirty-nine studio/live tracks of Ella Fitzgerald in her prime, all personally selected by Geoff himself.

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Anson Williams and David Frankham: Next on TVC

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Actor/entrepreneur Anson Williams and actor/voice artist David Frankham will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 6pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Calendar year 2019 marks the 45th anniversary of the premiere of Happy Days, the beloved sitcom created by Garry Marshall that made Anson Williams a household name as Potsie Weber, Richie Cunningham’s best friend. Today, Anson is an accomplished director, not to mention a recognized philanthropist and businessman. Recently honored by Congress, the California State Senate, the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department, Anson has helped first responders across the country raise awareness about drowsy driving—one of the leading causes of automobile fatalities not only in the U.S., but around the world. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, approximately one out of every five fatal car accidents in the U.S. is the result of drowsy driving, while in European nations, drowsy driving accounts for up to 30 percent of all car crashes.

Anson has helped curtail drowsy driving with the creation of Alert Drops, a product that uses the citric acid of a lemon to stimulate the tongue’s sensory neurons, causing an immediate reflex action that will keep you awake in the event you find yourself nodding off while driving. Inspired by the knowledge by Anson’s uncle, Dr. Henry Heimlich, the man behind the Heimlich Maneuver, Alert Drops has been proven to work and save lives. We’ll ask Anson how he came to develop Alert Drops, plus he’ll reflect on the legacy of Happy Days, as well as share a few thoughts on the passing of Penny Marshall. Anson Williams will join us in our first hour.

Anson Williams is also the creator of BOGO List, a new service that offers consumers the very best in fashion, shoes, accessories and many other brand-name products—all at Buy One, Get One (BOGO) deals. Register right now at BOGOList.com and you’ll also receive information about GAB, a host of offers for other brand products, at prices that are as Good as Bogo (GAB).

Anson Williams is also scheduled to appear at the annual Beverly Hills Theatre Guild luncheon on Sunday, Mar. 17 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. The theme of this year’s luncheon will be “The Hollywood Renaissance,” while the highlight of the program will be a tribute to the films and television series of Garry Marshall. Proceeds from the luncheon will help the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild fund their annual national playwriting competitions. For more information, call (310) 765-1605 go to BeverlyHillsTheatreGuild.com.

This week’s program will also include a return appearance by actor and author David Frankham (Which One Was David?). David began his career as a journalist interviewing celebrities for BBC Radio in the U.K. before he came to Hollywood, where chance encounters with Elizabeth Taylor and Alec Guinness led him into live television and, eventually, a long and successful screen career that included such films as Master of the World, Return of the Fly, and 101 Dalmations, as well as such classic TV series and TV specials as The Outer Limits, Maverick, The FBI, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Thriller, The Jack Benny Program, Kovacs on Music, and the original Star Trek. David Frankham will join us in our second hour. Actor Jonathan David Dixon will co-host.

David Frankham provides the voice of The Storyteller in the stop-motion puppet animation adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables that was written, produced and directed by Ben Wickey. For our listeners in the Southwest, The House of the Seven Gables will be screened on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, New Mexico as part of this year’s Santa Fe Film Festival. Visit SantaFeFilmFestival.com/index/film/animation-shorts-program/ for more information.

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Loretta Swit: Next on TVC

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Actress, author and animal rights advocate Loretta Swit and television historian and broadcast communications professor Steve Beverly will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Winner of two Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Major Margaret Houlihan on M*A*S*H, Loretta Swit has also received numerous other honors throughout her career in recognition for her philanthropy and for her tireless efforts as a champion of the animal kingdom. Loretta will be one of the three recipients of this year’s Icon Award at the annual Oscars party held in the Paladium in Hollywood on Sunday, February 24, the night of the Academy Awards. We will ask her about that, plus we’ll talk about her work on behalf of all animals; her support of our veterans; how she keeps herself in shape; and why she will never retire. Loretta Swit will join us in our second hour.

Also an accomplished painter, Loretta Swit is the co-author, along with Mies Hora, of SwitHeart: The Watercolour Artistry & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit, a collection of sixty-five original paintings and drawings—all done by Loretta herself, and all accompanied by anecdotes and stories about Loretta’s life, career and work on behalf of on animals. All proceeds from the sale of SwitHeart will be donated to Loretta’s endless campaign to end animal suffering and cruelty.

This week’s program will also feature Steve Beverly, professor of communications arts at Union University (Jackson, TN), where he coordinates the Broadcast Journalism major and supervises the daily student-produced newscast, Jackson 24/7. Also a television historian, as well as a former news director and on-air correspondent for WBBJ-TV, Steve hosts Steve Beverly’s TV Classics, a weekly three-hour TCM-like festival of classic shows from the 1950s and ‘60s that streams every week from EPlusTV Channel 6 in Jackson. We’ll talk to Steve about his friendships with such game show legends as Bob Barker and Monty Hall; his work at Union University, and how Jackson 24/7 teaches his students “triage” in the broadcast journalism sense of the word; and how the death of Robin Williams inspired Steve to become an advocate for mental health, particularly among TV news professionals. Steve Beverly will join us in our first hour.

A member of the National Association on Mental Illness, Steve Beverly is ready, willing and able to speak to any television news operation in America about depression, as well as recognizing and coping with surviving vulnerabilities to mental illness in one of the most rewarding but highest-stress professions: TV news. Contact Steve directly for more information about the seminars he provides.

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