Archive for April, 2011

Dave White Presents

Monday, April 25th, 2011

On April 26, Dave White Presents returns with more Variety with a capital V!

 

First up, film maker Steve Keyser talks about his limited edition 3 DVD set commemorating the life and legacy of the late, legendary guitarist for Quicksilver Messenger Service, John Cipollina.   Recoil is a collector’s item indispensible for fans of the San Francisco sound, and Steve will go behind-the-scenes to tell the story of this impressive rock-umentary with interviews from everyone from Jerry Garcia to Paul Kantner.

 

Then, Dave White chats with Rory Leighton Aronsky on his book, What If They Lived? It’s a fascinating look into what might have happened if stars like Fatty Arbuckle, John Garfield, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, and Heath Ledger had not died. Some interesting speculations . . .

 

Next, we get into the music business from a new angle with Roy Kohn, author of the memoir Songplugger: Or, How Much is That Doggie in the Window? Roy shares his memories of being a “songplugger” back in the days when sheet music was the mainstay of the business, then through payola and radio play, and his working with everyone from Al Jolson, Patti Page, Ray Charles, and Donovan Leitch. We promise you’ll learn about a side of the industry you’ve heard no where else!

 

All this, and the usual unusual “predictably unpredictable” comedy of DWP will debut Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over—

 

www.KSAV.org

 

On Wednesday April 27, the show will be available for download anytime you like at—

 

www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

 

Don’t forget—you can now hear KSAV on your smartphone using the TuneIn app—

 

http://tunein.com/

 

And entertainment news and views are posted daily at the DWP Facebook page—

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-White-Presents/153177177306

Lucy, Dynasty, Barbara Walters and Captain Midnight: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

A blend of old and new is on tap for the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

In our first hour, we’ll pay tribute to pioneer television writer/producer Madelyn Pugh, who passed away last week at the age of 90. One of the first female writers in the TV industry, Madelyn Pugh wrote for comedy legend Lucille Ball for four decades, including the iconic television series I Love Lucy. Talk show host Stu Shostak will join us for this segment; Stu not only knew Madelyn for 30 years, but was the official archivist for Lucy for the last ten years of her life.

Also in our first hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen will take us back to Apr. 22, 1976, when Barbara Walters signed a $5 million contract to join Harry Reasoner as co-anchor of The ABC Evening News. The deal made Walters not only the highest paid TV journalist at the date, but the first female to headline a network news broadcast. We’ll also look back at the 25th anniversary of the “Captain Midnight” broadcast signal intrusion, and other events that originally took place This Week in TV History.

Our second hour will feature an encore presentation of our conversation with writer, producer and novelist Richard Shapiro, co-creator of Dynasty, The Colbys and other television productions. Richard’s novel, Tobacco Brown, is an epic-length story about one man’s search for meaning that is not only poignant and thought-provoking, but often hysterically funny. We’ll talk about what inspired Richard to write Tobacco Brown, as well as his work on such acclaimed miniseries and TV movies as East of Eden, Intimate Strangers, Minstrel Man, and Sarah T: Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic.  
 
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Actress Mary McDonough: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Journey back to Walton’s Mountain with actress, writer, director and activist Mary McDonough on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday, Apr. 22 at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

A fixture on television for four decades, including appearances on such popular shows as Boston Legal, Ally McBeal, Hunter, Will and Grace, ER, Diagnosis Murder and The New Adventures of Old Christine, Mary McDonough’s breakthrough role was Erin Walton, the middle daughter on the long-running family drama The Waltons (CBS, 1972-1981). Created by Earl Hamner, The Waltons was the inspiring story of a family that overcame challenges in the face of the Great Depression. Like the character she played on television, Mary overcame some significant challenges herself during and after her life on The Waltons, including bouts with depression, body image issues and, much later on, living with and surviving lupus.

Mary’s new book, Lessons From the Mountain: What I Learned from Erin Walton, is a behind-the-scenes look at her life on The Waltons, and the impact that such co-stars as Will Geer, Ellen Corby, Michael Learned, Richard Thomas and John Ritter continue to have on her life today. It’s an inspiring story that we’ll discuss when Mary McDonough joins us in our second hour.

Mary McDonough will be making several appearances across the country over the next few weeks, including Saturday, April 23 at D.G. Wills Books in La Jolla, California; Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 at the Gospel Music Hall of Fame & Museum at Dollywood; Monday, May 9 at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Lynchburg, Virginia; Tuesday, May 10 at the Barnes & Noble in Roanoke, Virginia; Wednesday, May 11 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; Saturday, May 14 at the Walton’s Mountain Bed and Breakfast in Schuyler, Virginia; Sunday, May 22 at the Barnes & Noble in Fresno, California; Friday, May 27 at the Country Tonight Theatre at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, where she will opening the Loretta Lynn concert that night; and Saturday, May 28 at the Grand Ole Opry bookstore in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen will join us in our first hour as we take a look at ABC’s decision to cancel One Life to Live and All My Children, and what that means for the future of daytime soap operas. Plus: Phil Gries and The Sounds of Lost Television.

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Dave White Presents

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Big Brother And The Holding Company meet Kukla, Fran and Ollie.  Where else but on Dave White Presents would this kind of variety entertainment be available.  Big Brother drummer Dave Getz talks with music maestro Wes Britton about the band and Dave Getz’s current projects including some new music.  Mark Milano, webmaster for The Kuklapolitans website discusses this old time TV favorite including a recent DVD release of the old shows.  Dr. Ezekiel Hope will appear with a brand new edition of The Moral Compass and of course some of the predictably unpredictable bits of DWP entertainment.  The program previews Tuesday April 12 at 7:30PM Eastern and 7:30PM Pacific time on KSAV radio www.ksav.org and becomes available 24/7 beginning Wednesday April 13 at www.audioentertainment.org/dwp .

Dave White; Host                           Dave White Presents
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David Susskind: A Televised Life: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

The life and career of legendary television executive, producer and talk show host David Susskind will be the focus of the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

One of the most dynamic figures that television has ever known, David Susskind took risks, broke rules and in many, many ways shaped television programming as we currently know it today. After beginning his career as a publicist and agent, and establishing his own agency, Talent Associates, Susskind went from behind the desk to behind the scenes, establishing himself as a producer of such live television productions as Armstrong Circle Theatre, where he battled network practices of blacklisting, exposed TV audiences to provocative subject matter and introduced such actors as Sir Laurence Olivier to American television audiences.

Though acclaimed for producing such iconic TV series as Get Smart, East Side, West Side, He and She, N.Y.P.D. and McMillan and Wife, as well as such feature films as Requiem for a Heavyweight, A Raisin in the Sun and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, it was Susskind’s groundbreaking weekly talk show, Open End, that made him a household name. Open End ran for 25 years and featured movers and shakers could speak their minds about a wide range of topics literally without restrictions.

Joining us this week as we remember David Susskind will be Stephen Battaglio, business editor for TV Guide and the author of David Susskind: A Televised Life, an excellent biography of Susskind that not only covers every aspect of his life and career, but in many ways is also a capsule history of the first four decades of television. Stephen Battaglio will be joining us in our first hour.

Plus: Phil Gries discusses the rarely seen television production of Annie, Get Your Gun as part of The Sounds of Lost Television, while Tony Figueroa remembers Andy Griffith’s Return to Mayberry as part of This Week in TV History.
 
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Join Us This Week for The Best of TV CONFIDENTIAL

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

It’s a blend of old and new on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

This week’s program will feature encore presentations of our interviews with actor, comedian, and talk show host Kevin Pollak (Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show), directors Paul Bogart (Marlowe, Skin Game, Get Smart, All in the Family) and Ron Satlof (McCloud, Quincy, M.E., Misconceptions), and actor and author Ron Masak (Murder, She Wrote, At Home with Mark Twain, I‘ve Met All My Heroes From A to Z). Plus: Tony Figueroa remembers Jackie Gleason in The Life of Riley, as well as an early television appearance of Elvis Presley as part of a brand new edition of This Week in TV History. It’s a full program as always; we certainly hope you’ll join us.
 
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Tuesdays 11:05pm, 8:05pm PT
Passionate World Radio
Fridays 7pm ET and PT
Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Saturdays 8pm PT
Sundays 2pm PT
KWDJ 1360-AM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
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