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Lou Grant, Tom Kennedy, plus The Unifying Power of Magic: Next on TVC

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Eight-time Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner will join us this weekend, along with actor and magician Rich Manley, game show historian Steve Beverly, and music and TV historian Geoffrey Mark, on the next TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org

We will play Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with Ed Asner, the eight-time Emmy Award-winning actor known around the world as Lou Grant both on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and his own hour-long spinoff series, Lou Grant. The 2020-2021 television season marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Moore show and, by extension, the Lou Grant character. We’ll talk to Ed about that, plus we’ll ask him about playing two other iconic characters: Santa Claus, which he famously did in Elf, and God Almighty, whom Ed has played on at least two occasions (including the critically acclaimed political comedy God Help Us). Ed Asner will join us in our first hour.

Ed Asner will star, along with Michael Shannon and Jordan Coley, in a virtual production of God Help Us that will be streamed live via the Piven Theatre Workshop in Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 31 beginning at 6pm CT 4pm PT. A political comedy in which God moderates a debate between two pundits (one a liberal, the other a conservative), God Help Us is incredibly timely and speaks to many of the issues facing us today. Ed Asner will play God, live from Los Angeles; Michael Shannon will play the liberal, live from Australia; Jordan Coley will play the conservative, live from Chicago. Tickets for the Saturday, Oct. 31 virtual production begin at $22 for individual viewing, $35 for families (2-9 viewers on the same device), and $150 for groups (10 or more viewers on the same device). The running time for God Help Us is 90 minutes with no intermission. Immediately after the performance, Ed Asner, Michael Shannon, and Jordan Coley will participate in a live talk back with viewers; admission for that is $150 and includes your ticket to the performance. For tickets and more information, go to PivenTheatre.org or OntheStage.com/piven-theatre-workshop

Ed Asner’s memoir, Son of a Junkman: My Life from the West Bottoms of Kansas City to the Bright Lights of Hollywood, features a host of great stories about his sixty-year acting career, including the challenges that Ed faced as president of the Screen Actors Guild; the backlash he faced from the El Salvador controversy in 1982, and the effect that had not only on Lou Grant, but his career in general; the influence that Ed’s father continues to have on his life today; plus tributes to each of his fellow cast members on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant. Ed’s book The Grouchy Historian—a collaboration with his longtime friend and fellow Mary Tyler Moore Show collaborator Ed. Weinberger—is a thoughtful and engaging look at the back story of the U.S. Constitution that is also very timely today.

Also this week: We will welcome actor, author, magician, and adventurer Rich Manley. Rich is the host, producer, writer and director of Culture Shock: Bridging Cultures Through Magic, a new series on the Tubi channel that attempts to communicate the energy, humility, and compassion of people coming together through the shared experience of magic. Each edition of Culture Shock not only features dangerous stunts, exploration, tests of will, and illusions, but draws on Rich’s love of travel (he has visited many indigenous cultures around the world) and his diverse background, which includes tutelage in the martial arts under Shaolin Monks; his interest in the films and career of Bruce Lee; and the wisdom of his grandfather, a world traveler who instilled in Rich his innate curiosity, his drive for excellence, and his skills in sleight of hand. Rich Manley will join us in our second hour.

Plus: Game show historian Steve Beverly and music and TV historian Geoffrey Mark will join us as we pay tribute to Tom Kennedy, the legendary game show host who passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Both Steve and Geoff knew Tom Kennedy for more than twenty years and will share some thoughts about his long career in television, why he connected with so many viewers, plus insight into who he was as a person.

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/Eugene/Springfield, OR)
Sat 3pm ET, Noon PT on WTCA 1050 AM and 106.1 FM (Plymouth, IN)
Sat 4pm CT, 2pm PT and Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT on 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 920 WON The Apple  (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 5am ET, 2am PT on WLAD-AM 800 and FM 94.1 (Danbury, CT)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose/Santa Cruz/Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach/Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT on CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT on KLTF (St. Cloud/Little Falls, MN)
Sun 8pm CT, 6pm PT on KPLT AM and FM (Paris, TX)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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Last week’s conversation with Don Collier and Susan McCray on TV CONFIDENTIAL is now available for listening on demand

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Don Collier of The High Chaparral
Original Airdates: May 15-17, 2020
TVC 493.6: Ed welcomes film and TV Western actor Don Collier (The High Chaparral, The Outlaws) and radio host, documentary film maker, and pioneer TV casting director Susan McCray. Susan produced Don Collier: Confessions of an Acting Cowboy, a new DVD based on Don’s popular one-man show, and Kent McCray: Laughter, Love and Television, an excellent documentary about the life and career of the widely respected and much deloved producer and unit production manager personal story arc in television parallels the history of the first forty years of TV itself.

You can order Don Collier: Confessions of an Acting Cowboy directly by emailing discmasters.fulfullment@gmail.com or through his website, DonCollierActingCowboy.com. Kent McCray: Laughter, Love and Television is included in The High Chaparral: The Final Season, the DVD collection available through Shout Factory. However, you can also order the Kent McCray documentary separately through select retailers.

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Don Collier and Susan McCray Remember Kent McCray
Original Airdates: May 15-17, 2020
TVC 493.7: Actor Don Collier (The High Chaparral, The Outlaws) and pioneer TV casting director Susan McCray (Little House on the Prairie) share some more memories about their mutual love for Kent McCray. Plus: Don talks about playing cards with John Wayne and golfing with Dean Martin, while Susan shares the latest developments of her popular radio magazine show, Kaleidoscope—including a new segment featuring Don Collier.

You can order Don Collier: Confessions of an Acting Cowboy directly by emailing discmasters.fulfullment@gmail.com or through his website, DonCollierActingCowboy.com. Kent McCray: Laughter, Love and Television is included in The High Chaparral: The Final Season, the DVD collection available through Shout Factory. However, you can also order the Kent McCray documentary separately through select retailers.

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Last week’s tribute to Rockin’ and Rhythm host David Cummings on TV CONFIDENTIAL is now available online for listening on demand

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

June Foray, Gary Owens, and David Cummings
Original Airdates: Jan 10-12, 2020
TVC 476.5: Ed remembers radio host David Cummings with a replay of a September 2017 conversation in which David shared some memories of his friendship with legendary voice artist June Foray (Rocky and Bullwinkle), including the role that Gary Owens played in bringing David and June together. The longtime host of Rockin’ and Rhythm, a weekly music show that aired on both KFAI-FM Fresh Air Radio in Minneapolis/St. Paul and KSAV.org in the San Francisco Bay Area, David Cummings passed away from cancer on Sunday, Dec. 22.

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David Frankham, plus the News and Documentary Emmy Awards: Next on TVC

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Actor and voice artist David Frankham and NATAS president Adam Sharp will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Actor, author, and voice artist David Frankham (101 Dalmations, Master of the World, Return of the Fly, Tales of Terror, Which One Was David?) returns this week for Part 2 of a conversation that began earlier this year about his career in film, television, and radio. Among other topics, David will share some memories of working with comic legends Jack Benny and Ernie Kovacs, plus we’ll ask him about playing characters who have nervous breakdowns onscreen (which he did famously in King Rat, as well as in the “Is There No Truth in Beauty” episode of 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 version of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables that was written, produced and directed by Ben Wickey. The House of the Seven Gables is available now on DVD through ArkhamBazaar.com as part of the HP Lovecraft Film Festival Best of 2018 collection. David Frankham is also scheduled to appear at the Trekonderoga Weekend in Ticonderoga, New York on August 23-24-25. In addition, he is profiled in the May-August 2019 issue of Filmfax, which you can find wherever magazines are sold.

This week’s show will also include a return appearance by Adam Sharp, president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, aka NATAS, aka the Daytime Emmy Awards. One of the ceremonies under the wings of NATAS is the News and Documentary Emmy Awards, which will be presented Tuesday, Sept. 24 in New York City. We’ll talk to Adam about the state of TV news in general, plus we’ll ask a few questions about his career before the Emmys, which included six years as Head of News, Government and Elections at Twitter. Adam Sharp will join us in our first hour.

The 40th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards will be broadcast Tuesday, Sept. 24 at EmmyOnline.TV and other streaming platforms. The 40th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards honors programming distributed during calendar year 2018. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to longtime NBC News foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell in recognition of her fifty-year career covering domestic and international affairs.

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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In case you missed it, the interview with KSAV’s Susan McCray about her new Sunday morning show, Kaleidoscope, and more is now available online for listening on demand

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Listen to “Susan McCray on How Michael Landon Embodied Family TV” on Spreaker.

Dee Wallace’s Acting Milestone, plus KSAV’s Susan McCray: Next on TVC

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Actress, teacher, and radio host Dee Wallace and radio host and longtime TV casting director Susan McCray will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

The legendary “scream queen” who is also known around the world as the mom on E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, Dee Wallace has enjoyed one of the most enviable careers in movies and television that any actor can ever have, including such horror classics as Cujo, The Howling, The Frighteners, and Critters. Also an accomplished teacher, Dee has taught in many capacities throughout her life, including the public school system, in her own dance and acting studios, and on her weekly radio show, Conscious Creation, which emphasizes the principles of empowerment.

Having recently completed production of After the Dawn, Dee recently reached an important milestone in her acting career: She now has two hundred film and TV credits, making her the only living actress right now who can make that claim. Currently seen in the Amazon kids series Just Add Magic, Dee has four other movies coming out soon—one of which, After Emma, is a collaboration with her daughter, actress/director Gabrielle Stone. We’ll talk about that, and more, when Dee Wallace joins in our second hour.

Dee Wallace can also be seen in Critters Attack, a reimagining of the 1986 horror classic Critters that is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital on demand; Red Christmas (now available on Netflix), a horror movie that Dee also produced, and which will remind you somewhat of Cujo; and Rob Zombie’s 3 from Hell. The unrated version of 3 From Hell will be released in more than 900 theaters across the country on Sept. 16-17-18.

This week’s program will also feature Susan McCray, one of the first female casting directors in network television, and a renaissance woman whose life and career also spans the worlds of music and radio. Susan’s father was Oscar-winning composer Harry Sukman, while Susan began her career as a recording artist whose hit records included “Say a Prayer for Michael.” In the world of television, she was the casting director for such popular shows as Kung Fu, Happy Days, The Odd Couple, Laverne and Shirley, and, beginning with Little House on the Prairie, many of the shows and TV-movies produced by and starring Michael Landon.

We’ll talk to Susan about her many years working alongside Landon, and how he embodied family-oriented programming. We’ll also tell you about her new KSAV radio show, Kaleidoscope, a Sunday morning magazine program that provides listeners with the latest in the worlds of music, Hollywood, makeup, fashion, and more. Susan McCray will join us in our first hour.

Susan McCray is also the producer of Kent McCray: Love, Life and Television, a forthcoming new documentary about the life and career of her late husband, Kent McCray, producer of Bonanza, The High Chapparal, Little House on the Prairie and other TV series, and also a longtime friend and collaborator of Michael Landon. Kent McCray: Love, Life and Television is scheduled for release in December 2019, as part of the Season Four DVD package of The High Chapparal.

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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Darby Hinton, plus The TV Career of Biffle & Shooster: Next on TVC

Monday, July 29th, 2019

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

Known to three generations of television viewers as Israel Boone on the long-running family Western drama Daniel Boone, Darby Hinton has spent his entire life in show business. Both his father and his grandfather were actors, while Darby himself has appeared in countless other film, TV and stage productions—including the recent award-winning movie Wild Faith, a post-Civil War drama about a Union soldier who comes back to his home town in Michigan to start a new life, despite a world around him that is resisting change. Filmed on location in Michigan, Wild Faith has a timeless message of faith and hope that is also incredibly timely. We’ll tell you what we mean by that when Darby Hinton joins us in our second hour.

Darby Hinton is also one of the producers and one of the stars of Bill Tilghman and the Outlaws, a Wild West action adventure that also features Johnny Crawford, Keith Carradine, and a passel of other Western actors. For our listeners in Southern California, Darby will appear at a special benefit screening of Bill Tilghman and the Outlaws that will take place Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Joel McCrea Ranch in Thousand Oaks, California. All proceeds from this event will benefit actor Johnny Crawford in his fight against Alzheimer’s disease. For tickets and more information, visit DarbyHinton.com.

Darby Hinton will be appearing at this year’s WesternLegendsRoundUp.com in Knab, Utah on August 15, 16, and 17; The Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention in Hunt Valley, Maryland on Sept. 12, 13, and 14;the Lone Pine Film Festival in historic Lone Pine, California on October 10, 11, and 12; and the Happy Trails Virginia Style Western convention in Roanoke, Virginia on October 17, 18, and 19. For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit DarbyHinton.com.

Also this week: We will welcome back Will Ryan, Nick Santa Maria, and Michael Schlesinger. Will and Nick are the stars—and Mike, the writer, producer and director—of The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster, the Rondo Award-nominated DVD collection of original, authentically-made 1930s-style comedies starring the greatest comedy team, Benny Biffle and Sammy Shooster, that never actually existed. The Biffle and Shooster shorts were filmed over the last five years, but they look and sound as if they were actually unearthed from the 1930s—plus they’re side-splittingly hilarious.

Will and Nick will appear this week in character as we take a look at Biffle and Shooster’s often overlooked, but nonetheless significant television career of the 1960s. You’ll be amazed at just how many legendary TV moments the boys almost helped create. Will Ryan and Nick Santa Maria will join us as Biffle and Shooster in our first hour.

A collection of five comedy shorts (all but one of which was filmed in black and white), The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster is now available on DVD; four of the shorts (“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. In addition, the new Biffle and Shooster book, The Biffle and Shooster Portable Guide to Etiquette, is available for purchase, as are all four issues of the Biffle and Shooster comic book.

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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Kathy Garver, Jason Stuart, and the Vision of Gene Roddenberry: Next on TVC

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Actress and voice artist Kathy Garver, actor and comedian Jason Stuart, and screenwriter and Gene Roddenberry biographer Marc Cushman will join us this weekend TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Known around the world as Cissy Davis on Family Affair, Kathy Garver is about to start production on Aunt Cissy, a new TV series that not only brings viewers up to date on Cissy’s life after Family Affair, but has elements of such modern shows as Modern Family. Kathy will give us a glimpse of her new show, plus we’ll talk about some of her other upcoming projects (including playing a “mob mother” in the forthcoming movie The Hard Edge), as well as her efforts on behalf of A Minor Consideration, the non-profit support and assistance foundation, founded by Paul Petersen, that helps child stars past, present and future make the often difficult transition from child acting to adult life. Kathy Garver will join us in our first hour.

Kathy Garver will be appearing at the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend (July 18-21), plus she’ll be taking part in a Child Stars Cruise to Ensenada in December 2019. Visit her website for more information on these and other events on her calendar. Kathy’s latest book, Holiday Recipes for a Family Affair, is now available through Bear Manor Media.

One of the first openly gay stand-up comedians, Jason Stuart is also an accomplished character actor with more than 150 film and TV credits, including My Wife and Kids, Kindergarten Cop, Murder She Wrote, Judd Apatow’s Love, and, more recently, the indie films Abducted, Immortal, and The Infiltrator, and Nate Parker’s searing drama Birth of a Nation. Jason has been performing stand-up for more than thirty years, but he did not find his piece of ground as a comedian until he started doing stand-up material about being gay. We’ll talk about, and more (including the proper inflection to have when saying the name of his new book, Shut Up! I’m Talking), when Jason Stuart will join us in our second hour.

For our listeners in Southern California, Jason Stuart will be performing stand-up at Comedy Pop-Up in Lomita, California on Saturday, July 20. He will also sign copies of Shut Up! I’m Talking: Coming Out in Hollywood and Making It to the Middle at Book Soup in Hollywood on Friday, Aug. 2 along with special guest Alexandra Paul (Alexandra Paul wrote the foreword to Shut Up! I’m Talking), and at Comedy Central Stage Sit and Spin at the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Also this week: Part 2 of our conversation with Marc Cushman, author of These Are The Voyages: Star Trek The Original Series, the definitive, three-volume biography of Star Trek: The Original Series that truly goes where no book on film or television has gone before, transporting you back in time to the era in which the original series was made as much as any book possibly can. Among other topics, we’ll talk about what a visionary Gene Roddenberry early in his career, above and beyond Star Trek, as well as the integral role that Lucille Ball played in getting Star Trek on the air. Volume 1 of These Are The Voyages: Star Trek The Original Series was recently updated and expanded to include an additional eighty pages of information. Not only that, it is also available as an audiobook.

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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Gabrielle Stone, plus The Drive and Ambition of Gene Roddenberry: Next on TVC

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Actress, director, and author Gabrielle Stone will join us, along with screenwriter and Gene Roddenberry biographer Marc Cushman, for a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

When she last joined us on TV Confidential, Gabrielle Stone was experiencing a professional high, having made her directorial debut and won several awards and much critical acclaim for her short film It Happened Again Last Night. Behind the scenes, however, Gabrielle was experiencing a lot of personal turmoil and emotional upheaval, including a separation and eventual divorce from her husband after she found out he’d been cheating on her.

Later that summer, Gabrielle met another man, fell madly in love, and was about to embark on a romantic month-long vacation in Italy with her new love when he shockingly told her at the last minute that he did not want her to go with him—that he needed to go by himself. That left Gabrielle with two choices: Stay home and be miserable, or take a chance and travel for a month on her own. Gabrielle not only made her trip, but found herself thrust into a world of discovery that helped her regain control of her life. We’ll ask Gabrielle about her adventure in Europe, plus we’ll talk about her upcoming collaboration with her mom, actress Dee Wallace, and more when she joins us in our second hour.

Gabrielle Stone’s new book, Eat, Pray, #FML, asks the question “What do you do when you find your life has fallen apart and your heart has been ripped out and stepped on twice in two months?” In Gabrielle’s case, the answer was to get out of her comfort zone by going on a wild adventure, doing a lot of soul searching, and ultimately learning how to love and accept herself with the help of two tools: A Thought Onion and something she calls a “self-love” cocktail. Gabrielle’s story will resonate with anyone who has ever experienced an emotional gut punch—whether you’re male or female, and no matter what your age.

This week’s show will also include a return appearance by Marc Cushman, award-winning screenwriter, director, producer, documentary maker and, without question, the definitive chronicler of all things Star Trek and Gene Roddenberry. Last time Marc was on, we discussed his biography on Gene Roddenberry that particularly focused on the career of the Great Bird of the early 1970s. This week we’ll take a deep dive into the early career of Gene Roddenberry and the development of Star Trek itself.

In the early 1980s, Marc obtained permission from Roddenberry and Robert H. Justman, one of the producers of the original Star Trek, to write the definitive history of Star Trek: The Original Series. Along the way they provided Marc with access to the production files, personal papers of Gene Roddenberry, and other documentation that had never been shared with the public. The end result is a three-volume series of books, called These Are The Voyages: Star Trek The Original Series, each of which not only provides a comprehensive biography/history of each season of the original Star Trek, but transports you back in time to the era in which the original series was made as much as any book possibly can. Marc Cushman will join us in our first hour.

Volume 1 of These Are The Voyages: Star Trek The Original Series was recently updated and expanded to include an additional eighty pages of information. Not only that, it is also available as an audiobook.

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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Dolly Read Martin, plus The Sounds of Rare Merv: Next on TVC

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Actress Dolly Read Martin and author Steve Randisi will join us this weekend for a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Movie fans know Dolly Read Martin as one of the stars of the cult classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, while game show fans remember her many appearances on such classic game shows as Tattletales and the CBS Match Game. The widow of comedian Dick Martin (Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In), to whom she was married for more than thirty years, Dolly was also one of the first Playboy Bunnies from London hired by Hugh Hefner to open the London Playboy Club in 1966, while in the United States she also worked in the Playboy Clubs in Chicago and New York.

We’ll talk to Dolly about how the loose, free-flowing vibe behind the scenes of Match Game was an integral part of the appeal of the show; why working as a Bunny at the Playboy Clubs was not always as glamorous at it would seem; the secret greeting that she and Harvey Korman shared with each other for more than thirty years; plus a few other surprises. Dolly Read Martin will join us in our second hour. Chris Korman will co-host.

Steve Randisi will join Phil Gries in our first hour for the third and final part 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 1963 interview with Montgomery Clift—one of the actor’s rare appearances on a daytime talk/variety show—plus a clip with Jack Benny in which the iconic comedian revealed why he chose for his onscreen persona to remain age thirty-nine. 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
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