Archive for September, 2009

Bill Mumy Podcast

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

KSAV now has a Podcast of The Real Good Radio Hour With Bill Mumy. Subscribe to get the show delivered to you. Subscription link is http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheRealGoodRadioHourWithBillMumy

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Your Favorite TV Themes and More: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Your favorite TV theme songs will be the topic of discussion on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 11pm ET, 8pm PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Our guest this week will be Jon Burlingame, music writer for Daily Variety and Film Score Monthly and author of TV’s Biggest Hits: The Story of Television Themes from Dragnet to Friends. Jon’s book is hands down the most comprehensive resource there is on the subject of TV themes, filled with behind-the-scenes stories of the many great composers responsible for our favorite television music. Get ready to test your TV M.Q. (Television Musical Quotient) when Jon joins us in the studio for our first hour.

Ed Robertson
Co-Host, TV CONFIDENTIAL
Every other Tuesday at 11pm ET, 8pm PT
Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
www.tvconfidential.net
blog.tvconfidential.net
Also available as a podcast via iTunes and FeedBurner

The Real Good Radio Hour

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Bill Mumy begins his new “Real Good” radio show today at 7:00 PM PT & ET.  The show runs every WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY on www.ksav.org.   See Bill’s website for program information.   www.billmumy.com.    It’s going to be REAL GOOD.

Dave White Presents 9/15/09

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Actor, musician, writer, producer Bill Mumy will be the special guest this week on Dave White Presents.  In an interview with Wes Britton which was too good to shorten or divide Bill will be the only guest as he discusses his long and successful career including his work on Lost In Space and Babylon 5.  We’ll play some of Bill’s great new original music as well.  The program also features a brand new episode of The Moral Compass and a new song from The Dave White Singers.  The program previews on KSAV radio www.ksav.org from 7:30-9PM Tuesday September 15 and will be available 24/7 at www.audioentertainment.org/dwp beginning Wednesday September 16.

Writer/producer George Eckstein dies at age 81

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

If George Eckstein were just remembered for co-writing “The Judgment,” the record-setting two-part concluding episode of The Fugitive, that would’ve been enough to leave his mark in television. But Eckstein’s accomplishments beyond “The Judgment” were impressive in their own right. In addition to penning some of the best episodes of the Fugitive series (including “Ill Wind,” featuring Jeanette Nolan and John McIntire), Eckstein wrote for several other popular TV shows in the ’50s and ’60s, including Gunsmoke, Dr. Kildare, The Invaders and The Untouchables. He also went on to become a successful producer for Universal Television in the late 60s and 1970s, with credits including such series and TV-movies as The Name of the Game, Banacek and a taut little thriller called Duel that, besides being a really good movie, put a then-unknown director named Steven Spielberg on the map.

I had the pleasure of speaking to George Eckstein on several occasions throughout the 1990s, first for my book The Fugitive Recaptured, then for a history of The Untouchables that I wrote for Television Chronicles. He was also very generous with his time, not to mention very gracious.

The final episode of The Fugitive, of course, was seen by a whopping 72 percent of the television viewing audience when it originally aired on Aug. 29, 1967. That figure has has been topped just twice in the 42 years since, first by the “Who Done It?” episode of Dallas (aka the episode that finally answered the question “Who Shot J.R.?”) on Nov. 21, 1980, then by “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen,” the series finale of M*A*S*H, which originally aired on Feb. 28, 1983.

Read the obituary on George Eckstein from The Los Angeles Times:

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-george-eckstein13-2009sep13,0,305987.story

Ed Robertson
Co-Host, TV CONFIDENTIAL
Author, THE FUGITIVE RECAPTURED and other books on television
www.edrobertson.com
www.tvconfidential.net

William Schallert, Kay Kyser and More: This Week on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Character actor William Schallert, a familiar face (and voice) for anyone who’s grown up watching television, will be our special guest on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 11pm ET, 8pm PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Though often remembered for his regular roles as Patty Duke’s dad, Dobie Gillis’ teacher or the Admiral on Get Smart, William Schallert has played a wide variety of characters on stage, screen and film and television, in comedies and in dramas, for more than 60 years, including recent appearances in such top shows as True Blood, According to Jim, How I Met Your Mother, Desperate Housewives and the HBO movie Recount. Along the way he has worked with some of the top names in the entertainment industry. We’ll be talking about that and more when Bill joins us in our second hour.

In our first hour, Andrew Lee Fielding will join us as we look back at the career of bandleader Kay Kyser. Andrew’s book, The Lucky Strike Papers, is a history of such early network TV variety programs as Your Hit Parade, The Freddy Martin Show and Kay Kyser’s College of Musical Knowledge; his mother, Sue Bennett, was a featured singer on the Kyser show, as well as other musical variety shows of that era.

Ed Robertson
Co-Host, TV CONFIDENTIAL
Every other Tuesday at 11pm ET, 8pm PT
Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
www.tvconfidential.net
blog.tvconfidential.net
Also available as a podcast via iTunes and FeedBurner

Wine In Real Time

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Von Hurson is pleased to announce that her show Wine In Real Time can now be heard twice bi-weekly.   As always,  Tuesday at 6:00 PM PT with a repeat the following Saturday at 10:00 AM PT.