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Peter Marshall, Perry Como and What You Don’t Learn in Film School: Next on TVC

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Singer/actor Peter Marshall and award-winning independent filmmaker Shane Stanley will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

We will welcome back Peter Marshall this week as we spotlight Perry Como, the beloved entertainer whose career spanned the worlds of big band music, radio, and variety television. In many respects, Como’s popular musical variety show, which ran for fifteen consecutive seasons (first on NBC, then on CBS, then again on NBC) was the gold standard for TV variety programming, while Como’s recording career included more than 100 hit songs, spanning four decades. We’ll talk about why Como was such a perfect fit for TV, plus we’ll pay tribute to Peter’s dear friend Rose Marie, and more, in our second hour.

Peter Marshall is co-host, along with Nick Clooney, of Perry Como Classics: ‘Till the End of Time, a brand new special featuring highlights from long-lost and newly-restored episodes from Perry Como’s TV series and popular TV specials, including Como performing alongside Dean Martin, The McGuire Sisters, Lena Horne, Carol Burnett, Bing Crosby and The Lennon Sisters; fifteen complete performances of such Como hits as “Catch a Falling Star,” “Round and Round,” “Magic Moments,” “Hot Diggity,” “Mama Loves Mambo,” “And I Love You So,” “Home for the Holidays” and “It’s Impossible”; plus warm remembrances from Carol Burnett, Regis Philbin, Jay Leno, Leonard Maltin, Richard Carpenter, Debby Boone and many others. Airing as part of the long-running My Music series of PBS fund-raising specials, Perry Como Classics: ‘Till the End of Time premieres on most PBS stations nationwide during the weekend of Saturday, June 2. Check your local listings for time and channel. (For our listeners in the Garden City, New York area, Perry Como Classics: ‘Till the End of Time will air on WLIW airing the weekend of June 9.)

Also this week: We’ll talk about the Dos and Don’ts of independent filmmaking as we welcome multi-Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Shane Stanley. Shane has worked in virtually every capacity on and off the set since he was a youngster, including such hit shows as Entertainment Tonight and Seinfeld. Along with his father, Lee Stanley, Shane produced The Desperate Passage Series, a seven-part syndicated docu-drama series that not only won thirteen Emmy Awards, but finished first in the Nielsen ratings five out of the seven weeks it aired. Segments in The Desperate Passage Series include Gridiron Gang, which Shane and his dad later developed into the No. 1 box office feature motion picture starring Dwayne Johnson. Shane also has produced films starring Marlon Brando, Mira Sorvino, Thomas Hayden Church, Donald Sutherland, Marisa Tomei, Jane Seymour and Martin Sheen. He co-wrote two of the films and has worked closely with many top Hollywood executives, as well as such iconic filmmakers as Zalman King.

Shane’s new book, What You Don’t Learn in Film School, is a candid look at the film business that offers ambitious young filmmakers important information on how to navigate every aspect of making movies, from financing your film to pre-production, casting, marketing, assembling the right team (including knowing when to promote people, and when not to), how to find the right investor (and keeping that investor engaged throughout the project), finding the right distributor, and everything in between. We’ll touch on some of these topics, plus we’ll talk about the effect that the #MeToo movement continues to have on the film industry today; Shane’s upcoming summer sessions, which are free to the public; the pivotal role that Zalman King played throughout Shane’s career; and more. Shane Stanley joins us in our first hour.

Also this week: We’ll commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and the tenth anniversary of the death of comedian George Carlin.

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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Memorial Day with David Frankham and Ralph Senensky: Next on TVC

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Actor and author David Frankham and television director Ralph Senensky will join us for a Memorial Day weekend encore edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Known for his leading roles in such films as Return of the Fly, Master of the World, and Tales of Terror, not to mention the voice of Sergeant Tibbs in 101 Dalmations, David Frankham also worked steadily in television for more than three decades, including such classic shows as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Maverick, Thriller, 77 Sunset Strip, The F.B.I., The Outer Limits and the original Star Trek. His memoir, Which One Was David?, is filled with great stories about his film and TV career, as well as his friendships with the likes of Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone, Rock Hudson, Dirk Bogarde, Angela Lansbury, Roger Corman, William Wyler, Ida Lupino and Barbara Stanwyck.

David recently completed principal recording for a stop-motion animated puppet version of The House of The Seven Gables, while his audio commentary on Master of the World is part of The Vincent Price Collection III Blu-ray release available from Shout! Factory. We’ll discuss these projects, and more, when David Frankham joins us in the studio during our second hour. Actor Jonathan Dixon will co-host the hour.

Our first hour this week show will include an excerpt of our May 2017 conversation with prolific, eclectic television director Ralph Senensky, whose many credits include The Waltons, The F.B.I., the original Star Trek and the original Twilight Zone. Among other topics, we’ll discuss “aesthetic distance,” a principle that Ralph first learned as a stage director at the Pasadena Playhouse. Plus: An encore presentation of our conversation with Greg Ehrbar about Cop Rock and the career of iconic television writer and producer Steven Bochco.

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
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunes, Spreaker, FeedBurner, SoundCloud, Stitcher, YouTube and other platforms
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Neil Sandilands, Rose Marie’s Daughter, and Patty Duke’s Final Book: Next on TVC

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Actor Neil Sandilands, author William J. Jankowski and Georgiana “Noopy” Rodrigues, daughter of Rose Marie, will join us this weekend on a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

This week’s show will include Part 2 of our conversation with actor Neil Sandilands (The 100, Hap and Leonard, Frank and Ava). Not only will Neil share more insight into playing arch villain Clifford Devoe, The Thinker, on Season Four of The Flash, he’ll talk about a last-minute adjustment he had to make in his portrayal of Devoe just before the cameras rolled on the very first day of production. Neil Sandilands will join us in our second hour. The season finale of The Flash airs Tuesday, May 22 on The CW.

Also joining us this week will be Georgiana “Noopy” Rodrigues, the daughter of the one and only Rose Marie. An accomplished television producer in her own right, Noopy was actively involved behind the scenes of the production of Wait For Your Laugh, the acclaimed documentary about the life and career of Rose Marie that will air Friday, May 18 on the Decades Channel. There is an exciting new development about Wait For Your Laugh, which Noopy will reveal on our program.

The main purpose behind Noopy’s appearance this week, however, is to discuss identity theft, an issue that affects thousands of families across the United States—including the family of Rose Marie. According to law enforcement officials, obituaries are the one of the top sources of information of identity thieves. Perpetrators know that when families lose a loved one, particularly when the death is sudden, they can be so overwhelmed with grief, and attending to the details of the funeral, that they may not pay as close attention to their checking account or credit card usage in the days immediately following the death as they normally would.

That is what happened to Noopy: Ten days after Rose Marie’s death, she discovered that her mother’s identity had been stolen—and though she and her family have recouped their loss, the perpetrator remains at large. By sharing her story, and discussing what she has learned, Noopy hopes to raise awareness of this important issue for the benefit of our listeners. Georgiana Noopy Rodrigues will join us in our second hour.

Also this week: We will share with you an amazing story. Not too many people get a chance to meet their favorite TV star. Even fewer get a chance to become friends with that star—and even fewer than that get a chance to help that star write a book and help that book get published. All of those things happened to William J. Jankowski. In Bill’s case, the star was Patty Duke, and their friendship began in 1997 and lasted until the day she died in March 2016.

At the time of her death, Bill was helping Patty Duke write a book, In the Presence of Greatness: My Sixty-Year Journey as an Actress, that not only shares many stories about her show business career, but gives you a honest glimpse of the Patty Duke—or, we should say, Anna Pearce—that Bill got to know over the last two decades of her life. William Jankowski 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
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunes, Spreaker, FeedBurner, SoundCloud, Stitcher, YouTube and other platforms
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The Thinker, The Dancer, and Buddy Hackett’s Daughter: Next on TVC

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Actors Neil Sandilands and Lili Bordan will join us this weekend, along with Lisa Hackett, daughter of Buddy Hackett, on a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Currently starring as arch villain Clifford Devoe, aka The Thinker, on Season Four of the hit series The Flash, Neil Sandilands first came to the U.S. in 2007, appearing in such shows as House, before returning to his native South Africa to star in a number of popular films, including the award-winning drama Die Ballade van Robbie de Wee. Also known as Titus, Lexa’s contentious right-hand man on The 100, Neil’s other prominent television appearances include Sundance TV’s Hap and Leonard (where he played the cross-bow wielding assassin Paco) and The FX series The Americans. Currently filming the independent film Falcon Lake, Neil also recently played Academy Award-winning director Fred Zinnemann in the upcoming biopic Frank and Ava.

Though American audiences know Neil primarily as an actor, film and television viewers in his native South Africa know him as an award-winning actor, writer, producer, director and cinematographer. Neil, however, thinks of himself more as an “interpreter” than an actor. We’ll ask him what he means by that, and more, when Neil Sandilands joins us in our second hour. The season finale of The Flash airs Tuesday, May 22 on The CW.

Also joining us this week will be actress Lili Bordán. Lili stars as an Iraqi War veteran who is not all that she appears to be in Live or Die in La Honda, a crime thriller from Freestyle Digital Media that was shot entirely on location in the historic town of La Honda in Northern California. Lili also appears, along with Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen, Candice Bergen and Diane Keaton in the romantic comedy Book Club, plus she’ll soon be seen as Irene Lee, the iconic Warner Bros. story editor who played a pivotal film behind the scenes of the production of Casablanca, in Curtiz, an upcoming biographical film about Casablanca director Michael Curtiz, and the events surrounding that film’s production in 1942.

Lili Bordán has played a broad range of characters for film and television, both here and in the U.K., over the past two decades, including the mysterious Becca Kelly in Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, the deceptive and dangerous German security officer Hannah Strauss on ABC’s The River, Virginia Madsen’s fun hippie sister in Walt Disney’s American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success, and the droll host of the quirky cable show Max’s Midnight Movies. What you may not know that she is also a certified Autism Movement Therapist who has taught dance to children on the Autism spectrum through the non-profit organization Guidance Autism. We’ll talk to Lili about dancing, teaching, her current and upcoming roles, and more when she joins us in our first hour.

Live or Die in La Honda is available for streaming on demand through Amazon and other platforms. Book Club opens in movie theaters nationwide on Friday, May 18.

This week’s show will also feature Lisa Hackett, one of the daughters of legendary comedian and actor Buddy Hackett, and the executive in charge of licensing and distribution requests for Hackett Entertainment. Known for mention his numerous appearances on television, including The Tonight Show with both Jack Paar and Johnny Carson and his many appearances on Hollywood Squares, as well as his roles in such classic films as It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Music Man and The Love Bug, Buddy Hackett was also a pioneer in the world of cable television: Not only was he among the first stand-up comics to bring his act to HBO, he revolutionized the way in which live comedy specials were filmed for television. We’ll talk about that, and more, when Lisa Hackett joins us in our first hour.

Buddy Hackett also starred in his own network TV series, Stanley (NBC, 1956-1957), one of the last live sitcoms from the Golden Age of Television. Produced by Max Liebman (Your Show of Shows), Stanley also marked some of the earliest TV appearances of such future stars as Paul Lynde, Dick Gautier, Norman Fell, Elaine Joyce, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and Carol Burnett. All nineteen episodes of Stanley are available as a DVD set, while two of Buddy’s live comedy specials for HBO, Buddy Hackett: Live and Uncensored 1 and Buddy Hackett: Live and Uncensored 2 are available for streaming on demand through Google Play, iTunes and Amazon.com.

A REMINDER: The TV CONFIDENTIAL website is being retooled. The new URL is www.televisionconfidential.com. There, you can keep up with news of upcoming guests, as well as access the last few archived episodes of the program, for free, by going to either the Archives page, http://www.televisionconfidential.com/archives/, or the Listen Now page, http://www.televisionconfidential.com/listen-now/

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
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
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Leonard Maltin and Joseph Lyle Taylor: Next on TVC

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Film critic and film historian Leonard Maltin and character actor Joseph Lyle Taylor will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

One of the most recognized and respected film critics of our time, Leonard Maltin is best known for his annual paperback reference, Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide, a best seller for thirty years, as well as his companion volume, Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide (now in its third edition), which focuses on movies made before 1965, going back to the silent era. Author of numerous other books, including The Best 151 Movies You’ve Never Seen, The Disney Films, Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons, The Great American Broadcast: A Celebration of Radio’s Golden Age, The Great Movie Comedians and The Art of the Cinematographer, Leonard Maltin has also been a fixture on television for more than three decades, including thirty years on Entertainment Tonight, the Maltin on Movies series for the Reelz Channel and a long association with Turner Classic Movies. Recently honored by the Los Angeles City Council, which declared this past Tuesday, April 24 as Leonard Maltin Day in Los Angeles, today he hosts the weekly podcast Maltin on Movies.

We’ll ask Leonard about the origins of his annual Movie Guide, plus we’ll talk about his friend Chuck McCann, why the term “instant classic” is an oxymoron, and how he still gets excited when talking to movie stars, even after all these years. Leonard Maltin will join us in our first hour.

Also joining us this week will be character actor Joseph Lyle Taylor. If you’re a fan of the FX series Justified, you know Joe as the corrupt sheriff Doyle Bennett, plus he’s appeared in such film and TV series as He Got Game, Girl 6, Summer of Same, Law and Order: SVU, 100 Centre Street, Masters of Sex, House, CSI, Dexter, Seven Psychopaths and The Dark Knight Rises. If you follow the stage, you know that Joe starred on Broadway with Edie Falco in the Tony Award-winning play Side Man, while if you have Amazon Prime, you know Joe as Frank Hooper, the psychopathic killer for hire who plays a prominent role in the second season of Sneaky Pete.

Also an accomplished writer and director (including the funny yet poignant short film The Glamour of It All), Joe has several other projects in the works. We’ll ask him about those, plus we’ll talk about his work with Spike Lee and Prince, his approach to playing villains in film and television, and how his experience as a writer often helps him as an actor. Joseph Lyle Taylor will join us in our second hour.

Also this week: We’ll say Happy Birthday to Willie Mays as part of an encore edition of The Sounds of Lost Television. 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
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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David Susskind and the Sitcom Class Wars: Next on TVC

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Stephen Battaglio, business editor for the Los Angeles Times, and cultural historian Ray Starman will join us this weekend on an encore edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Stephen Battaglio, business editor for the Los Angeles Times, will join us this week as we replay our conversation from April 2011 about David Susskind, the television impresario who took risks, broke rules and, in many ways, shaped television programming as we currently know it today. After beginning his career as a publicist and agent, and establishing his own agency, Talent Associates, Susskind went from behind the desk to behind the scenes, establishing himself as a producer of such live television productions as Armstrong Circle Theatre, where he battled network practices of blacklisting, exposed TV audiences to provocative subject matter and introduced such actors as Sir Laurence Olivier to American television. But it was his groundbreaking weekly talk show, Open End, that made Susskind a household name. Open End ran for twenty-five years and featured movers and shakers could speak their minds about a wide range of topics literally without restrictions.

Steve’s excellent biography David Susskind: A Televised Life not only covers every aspect of Susskind’s life and career, but in many ways serves as a capsule history of the first four decades of television. We’ll replay our conversation with Steve Battaglio in our first hour.

With the sudden interest in ABC’s reboot of Roseanne, its political and social consequences and relevance, and the portrayal of class political differences on network television today, our second hour will include a replay of our conversation from November 2016 with author, film and TV noir expert, and cultural historian Ray Starman. Ray’s book Sitcom Class Wars: The 20th Century examines the portrayals of class and status in sixty popular sitcoms from the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, including The Honeymooners, The Goldbergs, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, All in the Family, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Addams Family, The Odd Couple, Seinfeld, The King of Queens, and Roseanne, with a particular focus on the various status anxieties reflected in each show—and how those portrayals changed as the medium of television changed.

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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Joyce Bulifant, Ella Fitzgerald’s Birthday, and The Birth of The Blues Brothers: Next on TVC

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

We’ll welcome back actress and author Joyce Bulifant and author and showbiz historian Geoffrey Mark on this weekend’s edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Most people know Joyce Bulifant from her many appearances on such popular game shows as Password, Crosswits, Tattletales, To Tell the Truth, $25,000 Pyramid, Name That Tune, and, of course, the CBS Match Game, not to mention her roles on such film, TV and stage productions as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Love Thy Neighbor, The Bill Cosby Show, Perry Mason, Alcoa Presents, Big John, Little John, the Tom, Dick and Mary edition of 90 Bristol Court, The Paisley Convertible, Auntie Mame, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Disney’s The Happiest Millionaire and, of course, Airplane! Joyce Bulifant is also known for her effervescent personality and smile. Those were difficult for Joyce to maintain sometimes, in the face of her real-life struggle with dyslexia and feelings of self worth, and a series of tumultuous marriages characterized by alcoholism, co-dependency and addictive behavior.

A story of eternal love that is woven through the fabric of the entertainment world, Joyce’s book, My Four Hollywood Husbands, is a memoir of her life and career, interwoven through the story of her marriages to James McArthur, Edward Mallory, William Asher and Roger Perry. A beacon of hope for anyone who finds themselves caught in the web of addiction, the book also reminds us that, as Joyce herself puts it, “If you’re not afraid to learn and to keep trying, there can be a happy ending.”

My Four Hollywood Husbands has become incredibly timely since Joyce’s last visit to our program, in more ways that anyone could imagine. We’ll tell why when Joyce Bulifant joins us in our second hour.

This week being the birthday week of Ella Fitzgerald, and this year being the centennial year of Ella’s birth, we will say Happy Birthday to the First Lady of Song in our first hour when we welcome back singer, comedian and show business raconteur Geoffrey Mark. Geoffey’s latest book, Ella: A Biography of the Legendary Ella Fitzgerald, is a comprehensive biography and discography of the greatest female singer in history—a true pioneer whose personal life was one of the best-kept secrets in show business.

The Deluxe Edition of Ella: A Biography of the Legendary Ella Fitzgerald includes a two-CD set with more than forty studio/live tracks of Ella in her prime, as well as the hardcover book. All forty tracks in the CD set were personally selected by Geoffrey Mark himself from all four of her major recording labels, Decca, Verve, Capital Records and Pablo. Both the hardcover edition and the Deluxe Edition of Ella are available at Amazon.com and UltimateSymbol.com/Ella. (There is also an Ella Legend Bundle Edition that includes the book, the two bonus CDs, plus a third CD, Ella at Zardi’s. The Ella Legend Bundle is available exclusively at UltimateSymbol.com/EllaLegendBundle.)

For our listeners on the East Coast, Geoffrey will be performing some of the music of Ella Fitzgerald on Wednesday, April 25 at Germano’s in Baltimore, Maryland, and on Sunday, April 29 at the Triad Theater in New York City. Geoffrey Mark will join us in our first hour.

Also this week: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen will bring us Part 2 of our look at the 40th anniversary of the birth of The Blues Brothers as part of This Week in TV History. This week’s segment will focus particularly on the many great musicians that Dan Ackroyd introduced to a new generation by way of The Blues Brothers.

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
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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Judy Norton, plus More of The Monkees: Next on TVC

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Actress, screenwriter and independent filmmaker Judy Norton and author, musician and Monkees historian Chuck Harter 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 Judy Norton as Mary Ellen Walton, the eldest daughter on The Waltons, reruns of which air twice a day, Monday through Friday, on the INSP digital cable channel. What you may not know is that over the years since The Waltons, Judy’s accomplishments have encompassed the worlds of music, theatre, cabaret, stage and film production, and independent filmmaking.

Among her recent credits, Judy Norton wrote, produced and stars in Inclusion Criteria, an independent film about a painter who suddenly finds herself haunted by a tragedy that devastated her family many years before. Also starring Lauri Hendler (Gimme a Break), Inclusion Criteria premiered earlier this month on Amazon Prime and is now available for streaming on demand. We’ll ask Judy how she came to write Inclusion Criteria, plus we’ll get caught up on some on her other recent projects (including the offbeat web series Disorganized Zone), when she joins us in our second hour.

Also this week: Chuck Harter returns for Part 2 of our look at the history of The Monkees and their impact on music and television. Chuck wrote Hey, Hey, We’re The Monkees, the acclaimed documentary that originally aired on The Disney Channel, and for which Chuck interviewed Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork and other key people behind the Monkees phenomenon. Among other things, we’ll talk about the songs written by Boyce and Hart, Neil Diamond and Mike Nesmith (and particularly how Mike’s songs each have a distinct signature of their own); how the Monkees world tour of 1967 changed the dynamics of The Monkees television series (both seasons of which are now available on Blu-ray); how the Monkees feature motion picture Head was ahead of its time; and how the ill-fated NBC special 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee marked the beginning of the end of the group. An accomplished musician himself, Chuck Harter will also perform two Monkees tunes for us when he joins 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)
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Marion Ross, The Monkees and Show No. 400: Next on TVC

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Actress and author Marion Ross and author, musician and Monkees historian Chuck Harter will join us this weekend for the landmark 400th edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

Everyone who has ever watched Happy Days knows that, in many respects, “Mrs. C” (the character played by Marion Ross) was the one who held everything together. Everyone was drawn to her, including—and especially—The Fonz. What you may not know is that, for many years, off camera, Marion Ross always felt invisible—a Hollywood outsider—despite the fact that she had appeared in just about every major TV series in the two decades prior to Happy Days, as well as such films as Operation Petticoat, Teacher’s Pet, The Glenn Miller Story, The Proud and Profane and Airport, and despite the fact that Happy Days itself was the No. 1 show on television.

Marion talks about her struggle with invisibility, and how she overcame that, in My Days: Happy and Otherwise, an inspiring new memoir that includes 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 will join us in our second hour.

For our listeners in Southern California, Marion Ross will be appearing at the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. in Santa Monica, California on Saturday, April 14 beginning at 3pm. My Days: Happy and Otherwise is available wherever books are sold through Kensington Publishing.

Calendar year 1968 marks the 50th anniversary of the final season of The Monkees (NBC, 1966-1968), the groundbreaking series starring Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Michael Nesmith that not only won the Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series of 1966, but which continues to attract viewers worldwide, spanning three generations. Though some still question the authenticity of the group (criticizing it for being “made for television”), time has shown that all four Monkees were indeed talented musicians in their own right, leaving their mark in the world of music as well as television.

Our friend Chuck Harter will join us this week to discuss the legacy of The Monkees, from their origins in 1965 (and how the series nearly never made it on the air) to the height of Monkee-mania in 1967, to the pivotal role that MTV and Rhino Records played in the group’s comeback in 1986, to the death of Davy Jones in 2012 and the ongoing live tours of today. Chuck wrote Hey, Hey, We’re The Monkees, the acclaimed documentary that originally aired on The Disney Channel, and for which Chuck interviewed just about key person behind the Monkees phenomenon (including all four Monkees themselves). An accomplished musician himself, Chuck Harter will also perform a few Monkees tunes when he joins us in our first hour.

This being the 400th edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL—and speaking on behalf of Tony Figueroa, Donna Allen, Phil Gries, Greg Ehrbar and producer Chris Korman—I want to thank you, our listeners, for tuning in each week over the past ten years. We appreciate your support and your feedback, and we look forward to bringing you more TV CONFIDENTIAL in the future.

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)
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An Easter Week Program of Biblical Proportions: Next on TVC

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Film historians Paul Green and Mary Ann Anderson will join us on a special encore edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing 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. Plus: We’ll take a look at the recent DVD release of the epic miniseries Jesus of Nazareth.

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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