Archive for November, 2008

Former Child TV Stars: This Week on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Gary Coleman (Diff’rent Strokes), Jackie Coogan (The Kid), Ron Howard (The Andy Griffith Show), Paul Peterson (The Donna Reed Show), Anissa “Buffy” Jones (Family Affair) and other former child stars from film and television will be our topic this week on TV CONFIDENTIAL, Tuesday, Nov. 18 beginning at 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Join Frankie Montiforte and me as we welcome Joal Ryan, correspondent for E! Online and author of Former Child Stars: The Story of America’s Least Wanted. Joal is also editor, founder and publisher of FSC Central.com, the definitive source of news and information on former child stars.

Child stars are the famous faces that we all grew up with… if only from a distance. If you have a particular favorite child star, or are/were a fan of the classic shows in which they starred, we invite you to join our conversation this Tuesday, Nov. 18 beginning at 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on KSAV.org. Phone number is (800) 407-KSAV (5728), email address is talk@tvconfidential.net.

Ed Robertson
Co-Host, TV CONFIDENTIAL
Every other Tuesday at 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT
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www.tvconfidential.net
blog.tvconfidential.net
Also available as a podcast via iTunes

Top 10 Most Unusual Occupations for a TV Character

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Today being Election Day, I thought I’d share another one of the “Top 10” lists related to classic television that I used to do for The Ronn Owens Program and The Tony Trupiano Show. Be sure to check out No. 1… and of course, if you’d like to add to this list, by all means you’re invited to do so. In the meantime, enjoy!Top 10 Most Unusual Occupations for a TV Character
(occupations other than cop, lawyer, private eye or doctor)


10. Letter Turner (Vanna White, Wheel of Fortune)
9. Shoe salesman (Al Bundy, Married . . . with Children)
8. College football coach (Hayden Fox, Coach)
7. Radio talk show host (tie) (Frasier Crane, Frasier; Janey Munroe, Talk to Me; Larry Alder, Hello, Larry)
6. Manager of a public television station (Steven Keaton, Family Ties)
5. Secret agent (Maxwell Smart,
Get Smart)
3. (tie) Propane salesman (Hank Hill, King of the Hill; Nuclear power plant worker (Homer Simpson, The Simpsons)
2. Mortician (Herman Munster, The Munsters)
1. President of the United States (tie) (David Palmer, 24; Mackenzie Allen, Commander in Chief; Josiah Bartlett, The West Wing; Samuel Tresch, Mr. President; George W. Bush, That’s My Bush and
Li’l Bush)

Ed Robertson
Co-Host, TV CONFIDENTIAL
Every other Tuesday at
10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT

Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
www.tvconfidential.net
blog.tvconfidential.net
Also available as a podcast via iTunes

Literary Detectives and Other Top Sleuths: This Week on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Join Frankie Montiforte and me for a special pre-recorded edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Tuesday, Nov. 4 beginning at 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

We’ll begin with our regular features, including reviews of new DVD releases, including Season Two of Adam-12 and the long awaited release of The Donna Reed Show. Then, in an encore segment from 2006, Frankie and I, along with Dave White, will discuss the Top 25 film and TV detectives, as chosen by viewers of The Sleuth Channel. We’ll follow that with another conversation from 2006 in which Frankie, Dave and I talk about “literary detectives”—TV shows like Ellery Queen and Spenser: For Hire that were based on best-selling mystery novels, as well as shows like Rockford Files and Harry O that have literary elements to them. (Neither segment from 2006 is available on archive, so if you missed them before, here’s your chance to listen.) Speaking of Rockford, Gigi Garner, daughter of James Garner, will also stop by for a conversation about her dad, as well as her new book, Girl Talk. It’s a lively mix of old and new, and we’ll certainly hope you’ll join us this Tuesday, Nov. 4 beginning at 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Please note… though this week’s program has already been recorded, that doesn’t mean you can’t participate. If you have thoughts about these topics, or have ideas for future programs, we invite you to email us at talk@tvconfidential.net.

Ed Robertson
Co-Host, TV CONFIDENTIAL
Every other Tuesday at 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT
Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
www.tvconfidential.net
blog.tvconfidential.net
Also available as a podcast via iTunes