Archive for October, 2010

Killing Me Softly with His Song: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Grammy and Emmy Award-winning composer Charles Fox will be our special guest on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

One of the most accomplished composers of the late 20th century, Charles Fox is the man who wrote such classics as “I Got a Name,” “Ready to Take a Chance Again” and one of the most performed songs ever, “Killing Me Softly with His Song.” He has also scored more than 100 motion pictures and television series, including Goodbye, Columbus, Barbarella, Foul Play, One on One, The Last American Hero and The Other Side of the Mountain, as well as wrote the theme songs for such iconic TV shows as Love, American Style, Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Wonder Woman and The Love Boat, as well as the original theme to ABC’s Monday Night Football and the signature music for ABC’s Wide World of Sports.

Charles Fox is also the author of Killing Me Softly: My Life in Music, a wonderful book that is not only filled with stories of his collaborations with Garry Marshall, Colin Huggins, Thomas L. Miller and Edward K. Milkis, Jerry Goldsmith, Jim Croce, Barry Manilow, Lena Horne, Fred Astaire and other music and TV legends, but is also a loving tribute to the teacher who mentored him, French composer and conductor Nadia Boulanger. We’ll be talking about Charles’ work with Mlle. Boulanger, as well as his life in music, film and television, when he joins us during our second hour.  

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Story Spieler 10/25/10

Monday, October 25th, 2010

In the town of Green Hills lived a badly handicapped girl who lived with her aunt. She was a gifted story teller. Her stories were collected by my cousin Annie Trumbull Slosson and published in 1908. I’ll narrated half of them today and the remainder next week.   7PM PDT & EDT.

Kevin Pollak, Ron Masak and Stephanie Zimbalist: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Actors Kevin Pollak, Ron Masak and Stephanie Zimbalist will be our special guests on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

One of the funniest comedians in show business today, as well as a skilled dramatic actor, Kevin Pollak is the host of Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show, a weekly live Internet talk show that is often described as “The Charlie Rose Show, but with a sense of humor.” If you haven’t seen Kevin’s show, it is not only very well done, but very entertaining. We’ll talk about this and more when Kevin Pollak joins us in our first hour.

Also joining us this week will be actor Ron Masak, Sheriff Mort Metzger on Murder, She Wrote and the author of I’ve Met All My Heroes From A to Z, a heartfelt tribute to some of the many people Ron has met in his show business career who have had an impact on his life, including Neil Armstrong, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Garth Brooks, Roy Campanella, Joe DiMaggio, Rogers Hornsby, Rock Hudson, Cary Grant, Vince Lombardi, Audie Murphy, Elvis Presley, Alan Shepard, John Wayne and General Norman Schwarzkopf. Ron has also written a one-man show in which he plays the great American humorist Mark Twain. We’ll talk about that and more when he joins in our second hour.

Also joining us in our second hour will be actress Stephanie Zimbalist, Laura Holt on Remington Steele and the star of many other stage, screen and television productions, including Tea at Five, an acclaimed one-woman show in which Stephanie plays Academy Award-winning actress Katharine Hepburn. Tea at Five is playing at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, California through Sunday, Nov. 14.

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Mostly Music with David Cummings

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Hi this is David Cummings host of Mostly Music.

I hope you can join me Thursday October 21st for the next edition of the show. We will be taking a brief departure from all the crazy Rock & Roll music to play some of my favorite songs from the world of Jazz. Some Dave Brubeck, King Pleasure, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross and a few things from a group that is new to me, Clarte’ Noir. An exciting clarinet quartet from the Netherlands. So I hope you can tune in on the 21st or anytime on the archives.

I would love to hear from you, just click on the Comments & Requests in the upper right corner and let us know what you think of the programs here at KSAV.

Thanks for taking the time to listen,

David C.

Directed by Ron Satlof: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Emmy-and-Oscar-nominated director Ron Satlof will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Long active in network television as a producer and director, Ron Satlof produced the long-running NBC detective series McCloud starring Dennis Weaver, for which he received an Emmy nomination, as well as directed episodes of such popular series as Hawaii Five-O, Barnaby Jones, Quincy, M.E., The Amazing Spiderman, Magnum, p.i., The A Team, Hunter, Jake and the Fatman and Diagnosis Murder, as well as the Perry Mason TV movies from the late 1980s. Ron’s latest movie is Misconceptions, a comedy-drama about the changing perceptions of family that also touches on topical social issues. We’ll be talking about this and more when Ron joins us in our second hour.

In our first hour, we’ll continue our look at some of the recent network television premieres, as well as read comments from listeners. If you have thoughts on any of the new fall series, and would like to be part of our conversation, send us an email at talk@tvconfidential.net. We will incorporate your comments into the program on our next show.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Tuesdays 11:05pm, 8:05pm PT
PIV World Radio
Fridays 7pm ET and PT
Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Three times a day, every day
on Shokus Internet Radio
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Remembering Stephen J. Cannell: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Join us as we pay tribute to Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Stephen J. Cannell on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

The creator or co-creator of nearly 40 television series, including The Greatest American Hero, Baa Baa Black Sheep, The A Team, Hunter, Wiseguy, 21 Jump Street and The Rockford Files, Stephen J. Cannell overcame the stigma of dyslexia to become not only one of the best producers in American TV history, but one of the most prolific writers the industry has ever known. Joining us as we remember his life and career will be Emmy-winning writer/producer William Link (Columbo, Mannix, Ellery Queen, Murder, She Wrote), a colleague of Cannell’s at Universal throughout the 1970s; television journalist and historian Mark Dawidziak, who interviewed Cannell countless times throughout the 1980s and ’90s; and author Robert J. Thompson, whose books on television include Adventures on Prime Time: The Television Programs of Stephen J. Cannell.

We’ll also play an excerpt from our conversation with Stepfanie Kramer about working with Stephen J. Cannell on Hunter, plus clips from Ed Robertson’s interviews with Cannell and Roy Huggins about the origins of The Rockford Files. If you’re a fan of Stephen J. Cannell and his vast body of work, we certainly hope you’ll join us.

Beach Boys road manager Jack Lloyd and more on Dave White Presents

Monday, October 11th, 2010

An interview with Beach Boys road manager Jack Lloyd will be included in the upcoming edition of Dave White Presents.  Jack shares many insights from his time with the band and we include some music from the Beach Boys reunion as well.  Author Jim Rosin returns to discuss his latest book on the television series Peyton Place.  And a brand new News From Clancy’s rounds out the show.  The program previews at 7:30PM Eastern and 7:30PM Pacific Tuesday October 12 on KSAV radio www.ksav.org and becomes available 24/7 beginning Wednesday October 13 at www.audioentertainment.org/dwp .

The Voice of Entertainment Tonight: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Nationally known voiceover artists Randy Thomas and Amy Ricalde will be our guests on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

In our second hour, we’ll replay our conversation with Randy Thomas, the voice of Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Hooked on Phonics and the first female announcer to announce The Academy Awards, The Emmy Awards, The Tony Awards and The Miss America Pageant. Randy is also co-author, along with Peter Rofé, of Voice for Hire: Launch and Maintain a Career in Voice-Over. If you have not heard our conversation with Randy before, and are interested in breaking into the voiceover profession, we invite you to join us.

The hour will also feature a brand new interview with nationally known voiceover artist Amy Ricalde. Amy helps companies such as Microsoft increase the value of their brands through the use of the right voice. She’ll talk about her work, as well as some of the famous voices who have inspired her (such as those of William Shatner and James Earl Jones), when she joins us at the top of the second hour.

In our first hour, we’ll continue our look at some of the recent network television premieres, as well as read comments from listeners. If you have thoughts on any of the new fall series, and would like to be part of our conversation, send us an email at talk@tvconfidential.net. We will incorporate your comments into the program on our next show.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Tuesdays 11:05pm, 8:05pm PT
PIV World Radio
Fridays 7pm ET and PT
Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Three times a day, every day
on Shokus Internet Radio
www.tvconfidential.net
blog.tvconfidential.net
Also available as a podcast via iTunes and FeedBurner
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Art Gilmore dead at 98

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

We are sorry to report Art Gilmore died at the age of 98.   He was a guest several years ago on KSAV’s Talking Television with Dave White (precursor to TV Confidential).   He was a very interesting man who had a great career.