Archive for May, 2011

Tributes to Sidney Lumet and Johnny Carson: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Television historians Stephen Bowie and Wesley Hyatt will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Publisher of The Classic TV History Blog, an excellent resource on many of the writers, producers and shows from the Golden Age of Television, Stephen Bowie will help us pay tribute to director Sidney Lumet, who passed away on Apr. 9 at the age of 86. Known for helming such acclaimed feature motion pictures as 12 Angry Men, The Verdict, Network, Dog Day Afternoon, The Pawnbroker, Prince of the City, Serpico and Fail-Safe, Lumet also made many significant contributions to television in the 1950s and early 1960s, particularly during the era of live television. Many elements of style for which Lumet would become later known as a director were first developed in some of those early live dramas. We’ll talk about that and more when Stephen joins us in our second hour.

Wesley Hyatt will join us in our first hour with a look at Oprah Winfrey’s impact on daytime television over the past 25 years. Plus: Part 2 of our special tribute to The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, including clips from Johnny’s first anniversary show in October 1963; and a brand new edition of This Week in TV History.

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Peter Mark Richman, Mark Dawidziak and The Sounds of Lost Johnny Carson: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Actor, artist, filmmaker and novelist Peter Mark Richman 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.

Most of us recognize Peter Mark Richman for his more than 500 appearances on television, including regular roles on Dynasty, Three’s Company, Longstreet and Cain’s Hundred, as well as guest appearances on such popular shows as The Fugitive, Mannix, The Invaders, Ironside, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, The Name of the Game, Murder, She Wrote and Star Trek: The Next Generation. What you may not know is that, in addition to being such a versatile television actor, Peter Mark Richman is also an accomplished stage performer, playwright, filmmaker, novelist and painter who has had seventeen one-man exhibitions of his paintings; published two works of fiction, The Rebirth of Ira Masters, a collection of short stories, and Hollander’s Deal, a full-length novel set in the world of the New York stage and old-time Hollywood; and produced, wrote the screenplay for and starred in the film adaptation of his award-winning one-man show, Four Faces.

We’ll talk about Peter Mark’s diverse career, including his work with such legends as Paddy Chayefsky, Martin Ritt, Janis Paige and Quinn Martin, when he joins us in our second hour.

Our first hour will feature a special edition of The Sounds of Lost Television that pays tribute to Johnny Carson, who 19 years ago this week stepped down as host of The Tonight Show. Phil Gries will play some rarely heard highlights from Johnny’s first few years on The Tonight Show, including the first appearance of Johnny as Carnac the Magnificent. Plus: TV critic Mark Dawidziak will join us for a look at the network upfronts and what trends seem to be store for the coming fall television season.

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Dave White Presents

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The Tubes, Stephen King, and Thomas Dolby feature on the next Dave White Presents!

 On Tuesday May 24, Fee Waybill of The Tubes talks about such hits as “White Punks on Dope,” “Talk to Ya Later,” “Don’t Touch Me There” and a brand-new remaster of their classic 1981 album, The Completion Backward Principle. We’ll play you two lively samples.

No, novelist Stephen King isn’t joining us, but author Andy Rausch is, talking about his books, the brand new The Wit And Wisdom Of Stephen King and The Stephen King Movie Quiz. A trivia fest for King fans, for sure!

If you didn’t know, “She Blinded Me With Science” great Thomas Dolby has a new album coming this year, A Map of the Floating City.  He’s been promoting it with EPs only fans can get–for now. We’ll play you a tasty track and let Thomas explain the project.

All this and a new “Poor David’s Almanac” coming Tues. May 24 at 7:30 p.m. EST, then 7:30 Pacific over—

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On Wednesday May 25, the 90 minutes of variety entertainment will be available for download any time you like at—

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 As The Tubes would put it—Talk to Ya Later!

 

Jim Peck, Tanna Frederick and Stephen Battaglio: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Talk show host and game show emcee Jim Peck, independent film actress Tanna Frederick and TV Guide business editor Stephen Battaglio will be our guests on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Known to game show aficionados as the host of such network and nationally syndicated shows as The Big ShowDown, Second Chance, Three’s a Crowd and The Joker’s Wild, Jim Peck is also an accomplished interviewer and talk show host for Good Morning, America, as well as local television shows in the Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. markets. Currently the host of I Remember, a weekly oral history program for Milwaukee Public Television, Jim won an Emmy Award for his in-depth interview with Barbara Walters, and has also sat down with such newsmakers and 20th century icons as Tom Smothers, Sidney Sheldon, Mary Higgins Clark and Madeleine Albright. We’ll talk about some of Jim’s favorite interviews, as well as his work with such game show legends as Jim Lange and Chuck Barris, when he joins us in our second hour.

Also joining us this week will be award-winning independent film actress Tanna Frederick (Hollywood Dreams, Queen of the Lot, Irene in Time, Just 45 Minutes from Broadway). Tanna will be starring in a stage production of A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia beginning Friday, May 20 and continuing through Sunday, July 10. The performances on May 20 and May 21 will benefit the animal rescue charity New Leash on Life. We’ll talk about Tanna’s love for animals, her work with director Henry Jaglom, how she came to play Sylvia, plus a whole lot more when she joins us in our first hour.

Also in our first hour: Stephen Battaglio, business editor for TV Guide and the author of David Susskind: A Televised Life, will join us for a look at the 50th anniversary of former FCC chairman Newton Minow’s famous “vast wasteland” speech on the state of network television. All this, plus the Sounds of Lost Television and a brand new edition of This Week in TV History.
 
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Return Engagements with Dan Frischman and Paul Green: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Actor Dan Frischman and author Paul Green will return as guests on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Known worldwide for his roles in the popular television series Head of the Class and Kenan & Kel, Dan Frischman is also an accomplished singer, songwriter, musician, stand-up comedian, stage magician and all-around entertainment virtuoso. Dan will be putting his many talents on display in a special performance on Sunday, May 15 in Studio City. We’ll talk about Dan’s background as a performer and more when he joins us in our first hour.

Joining us in our second hour will be author, journalist and television historian Paul Green. Paul’s books on film and television include Pete Duel: A Biography, a comprehensive look at the life of the actor best known for playing Hannibal Heyes on Alias Smith and Jones. But Pete Duel did some excellent work on television prior to Alias Smith and Jones — particularly, in the mid 1960s, when he starred in the Screen Gems comedies Gidget and Love on a Rooftop. We’ll talk about Pete’s work on those shows and more when Paul Green joins us in our second hour.

All this, plus a look at entertainment headlines, listener emails and a brand new This Week in TV History. Full program as usual… we certainly hope you’ll join us.
 
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Dave White Presents

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Dr. Who, Super Spies, and Hot New Music coming on the next Dave White Presents!

 

On Tues. May 10, hop in the Tardis and travel in time and space with Don Krouskop, author of the hot-off-the press Dr. Who trivia book—The Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey Trivia Guide. He’ll talk about the Doctor then, now, and what’s coming—lively fun for all fans and those who haven’t yet discovered this 47 year old phenomena.

 

Then, we go behind the scenes of making spy spoofs with stunt co-coordinator, fight choreographer, writer, and film maker Scott Rhodes. He will be discussing his comedy short “Super Seven: Triple Cross,” a parody of all those action films of the 1960s and 1970s. He’ll also chat about what makes for good movie stunts and what’s wrong with what Hollywood is doing these days.

 

Music Maestro Wes Britton then talks with Richard X. Heyman, a songwriter and Power Pop performer with an impressive new, two CD set called “Tiers/ And Other Stories.” Richard talks about his years working with Brian Wilson, Link (“Rumble”) Wray, Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, his band The Doughboys, and how the over two hours of “Tiers” came out on one generous new release. We’ll play two samples to whet your appetite.

 

All this and the “predictably unpredictable” comedy of Dave White Presents debuts this Tues., May 10, at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over—

 

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On Wed. May 11, the 90 minutes of variety entertainment will become available for download access anytime you like at—

 

www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

 

Hear you then!

   

 

Tod, Buz, George Burns and Ann-Margret’s Birthday: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Travel our way as we “take the highway that’s the best” on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Our guests this week include actor, author and television historian James Rosin, whose latest book, Route 66: The Television Series, is a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic series starring Martin Milner, George Maharis and the world’s most famous Corvette. The 2010-2011 television season marks the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Route 66 (CBS, 1960-1964), which struck a nerve among young adults particularly during its original network run. But in many respects, it was also a show that was ahead of its time, featuring stellar writing and production values the likes of which network television will never see again. We’ll talk about what made Route 66 such a great series when Jim Rosin joins us in our second hour.

In our first hour, Phil Gries will help us say Happy Birthday to Ann-Margret by playing highlights from one of her very first television appearances, an NBC special hosted by Andy Williams that originally aired 49 years ago this week. Rob Howe will also join us for this segment; Rob will share some memories of his longtime affiliation with show business legend George Burns, who gave Ann-Margret one of her first big breaks in November 1960.

All this, plus Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen and a look at entertainment headlines. It’s a full program as always… we certainly hope you’ll join us.

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