Archive for November, 2010

Dynasty Co-creator Richard Shapiro: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Television writer/producer Richard Shapiro 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.

Co-creator, along with his wife, Esther, of the long-running ABC prime time soap opera Dynasty, Richard Shapiro has also written and produced such acclaimed TV movies and miniseries as East of Eden, Intimate Strangers, Minstrel Man, and Sarah T: Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic. Richard’s latest work, Tobacco Brown, is an epic novel about one man’s search for meaning that is not only poignant and thought-provoking, but often hysterically funny. We’ll talk about Tobacco Brown, as well as other aspects of Richard’s writing and television career, when he joins us in our second hour.

In our first hour, we’ll take a look at the careers of Jon Stewart and Richard Pryor as part of a special expanded edition of This Week in TV History. All this, plus the latest news in television, your email comments, and more.

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Dave White Presents

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

The art of songwriting, the craft of ghost writing, and stories of “Scream Queens” are all included in the upcoming edition of Dave White Presents! When it comes to music, composer Charles Fox has done it all. He wrote the themes for HAPPY DAYS, LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY, LOVE BOAT, WONDER WOMAN, and LOVE, AMERICAN STYLE. He has written hits for Roberta Flack and Jim Croce and worked with everyone from Barbara Streisand to Kenny Rogers to Dolly Parton.  Charles shares many of his Hollywood memories from his new autobiography KILLING ME SOFTLY ­ and that’s not all! Ghost writer Kelly James-Enger talks about her book, GOODBYE BYLINE, HELLO BIG BUCKS her how to guide for those  considering ghost writing as a career.   Wrapping things up, author Matt Beckoff discusses his interview collection, CONFESSIONS OF A SCREAM QUEEN with tales of sexy ladies haunted by vampires, monsters, and crazies of all stripes on the silver screen. 

David Bianculli, James Best and The Best of TV CONFIDENTIAL

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Catch replays of our conversations with David Bianculli and James Best on a special “Best of” edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

The first hour will feature an encore presentation of our May 2010 interview with television critic David Bianculli (Fresh Air) on the legacy of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, its impact on prime time television in the late 1960s and how Tom and Dick’s battles with CBS executives over censorship issues led to the abrupt end of the program in April 1969. David is the author of Dangerously Funny, a comprehensive look at the careers of Tom and Dick Smothers and the legacy of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

In our second hour, we’ll replay our May 2010 conversation with actor and author James Best (The Dukes of Hazzard), whose book, Best in Hollywood: The Good, The Bad and the Beautiful, is filled with great stories about his work with such motion picture legends as Burt Reynolds, his experience teaching young actors camera technique in Hollywood and at the University of Mississippi, his early days as a contract player at Universal Studios and, of course, his years playing Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard.

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Mostly Music with David Cummings

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Hi this is David Cummings host of Mostly Music.

I hope you can join me Thursday November 18th for the next edition of the program. This week I will be again honoring Johnny Mercer with an hour of some of his songs. This time however I will be playing versions that you don’t normally hear. Frankie Lyman doing “Goody Goody,” The Belmonts with “Ac-cen-tu-ate the Positive,” the Coasters with both “Satin Doll” and “Autumn Leaves.” But there will be some more traditional arrangements as well. Hope you will be tuning in. Remember to check out the Johnny Mercer 100th Anniversary show archived on this station.

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.

Barnaby Jones: The Novel: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Novelist Darlene Quinn and author Kelly James-Enger will be our guests on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Fridayat 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

An author of character-driven fiction, whose novels Webs of Power and Twisted Webs take readers into the backroom wheelings and dealings in the world of retail department stores, Darlene Quinn also collaborated with actor Buddy Ebsen on two books, including Sizzling Cold Case: The Legend of Lori London, an original mystery novel featuring private detective Barnaby Jones. Darlene will talk about working with Buddy when she joins us in our second hour, which will also feature highlights from previous conversations with actress Lee Meriwether and television writer Paul Robert Coyle about Barnaby Jones.

Our first hour will include an interview with Kelly James-Enger, author of Goodbye Byline, Hello Big Bucks: The Writer’s Guide to Making Money Ghostwriting and Coauthoring Books. According to some estimates, roughly 80 percent of books authored by celebrities, politicians and other high-profile personalities are written with the help of a professional ghostwriter. But it’s not just the big names who hire ghostwriters — the market for book collaborators is not only broad and exciting, but can be very lucrative, even in today’s economy. If you’re a freelance writer, author or journalist who has ever thought about ghostwriting, Kelly’s book is an excellent resource that walks you through the process. All this, plus This Week in TV History with Tony Figueroa, and more.

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Sinatra At The Movies

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

This week on Perfectly Frank we feature music from the movies that was recorded by Frank Sinatra.   Many,  but not all,  of the movies star Mr. Sinatra.

A great program.   7pm Tuesday 11/16/10

Getting To Know You on Tuesday

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Susan McCray is off this week but her guest-host,  Roy Trumbull (Story Spieler) will be filling in with 3 great surprise guests.   You won’t want to miss it!  6:30 PM Tuesday 11/16/10

Susan will return soon.

Mostly Music with David Cummings

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Hi this is David Cummings host of Mostly Music.

I hope you can join me Thursday November 11th for the next edition of the program. Currently American Idol is the hot show for amateur hopefuls to reach for stardom. This week we will take a listen to two radio shows that could be the gateway to stardom for budding singers, dancers, comics and assorted strange talents. Major Bowes Original Amateur Hour and later under the direction of Ted mack and Arthur Godfrey’s Talent scouts. We will hear from a very young Frank Sinatra on Major Bowes’ show and Lenny Bruce fresh out of the Navy back in 1949 on Godfrey’s show. All that and more this week.

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Thanks for taking the time to listen,

Dave White Presents

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Actors, young and old, will be the stars of the upcoming edition of Dave White Presents. Larry Storch, best known as Corporal Agar from F-Troop, will talk about his great career and share some fun stories of his days in movies and television.  Then Tanna Frederick, a young and upcoming talent will discuss herself and her most recent, soon to be released movie, Queen Of The LotDr. Ezekiel Hope returns with a brand new episode of The Moral Compass and Wes Britton chats with Bill Mumy about his new album on Britton’s Beat.

Happy Anniversary, Days of Our Lives: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Days of Our Lives executive producer Ken Corday 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.

Created by Ted and Betty Corday, Days of Our Lives premiered on NBC on Nov. 8, 1965. The first daytime drama to be broadcast in color, as well as the first to be produced on the West Coast, it was also one of the first soap operas to address topical issues, such as the Vietnam War and interracial dating, as part of its storylines. But what has made Days of Our Lives endure for 45 years is that it is a show about family. Set into the mythical yet in many ways typical American town of Salem (as opposed to some exotic faraway location), it draws viewers into the lives of the Horton family in ways that many of us can identify.

Days of Our Lives is not only a show about family, but one of the few family-run operations that exist today in television. Less known, however, are some of the obstacles that the Corday family had to overcome behind the scenes, from personal tragedies to the ever-looming threat of cancellation. These stories and more are part of The Days of Our Lives: The True Story of One Family’s Dream and The Untold History of Days of Our Lives, a very moving book by Ken Corday, Ted and Betty’s youngest son, and the executive producer of Days of Our Lives since 1986. Ken Corday will be joining us in our second hour.

In our hour, we’ll take a look at the current uptick in popularity of NFL football this TV season with Wesley Hyatt, author of Kicking Off the Week: A History of Monday Night Football on ABC Television. All this, plus This Week in TV History.

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PIV World Radio
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