Archive for July, 2011

Lee Goldberg: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Edgar Award-nominated writer, producer and novelist Lee Goldberg 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

Lee Goldberg
has written for and produced such popular television shows as Diagnosis Murder, Monk, Psych, Hunter, The Cosby Mysteries, Sliders and Spenser: For Hire. He is also the writer, producer and director of Remaindered, the critically acclaimed independent film that continues to generate a lot of buzz in film festivals across the country, as well as the author of more than 40 books, both fiction and nonfiction, including Successful Television Writing, a hands-on approach to writing for the television industry.

Lee’s latest books include Watch Me Die, a fast-paced whodunit with humor about a would-be private eye who finds himself embroiled in a real-life mystery, drawing on knowledge he’s learned from reading Spenser novels and watching Mannix reruns (only to find that real-life detective work can be hazardous to his health); and Mr. Monk on the Couch, the latest edition in the best-selling Monk mystery novels based on the popular USA-TV series starring Tony Shalhoub. Lee Goldberg will be joining us in our second hour.

Our first hour will include an expanded edition of This Week in TV History that focuses on several notable anniversary dates coming up this week, including the 40th anniversary of the premiere of The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour and the 100th birthday of Lucille Ball. It’s a full program as always… we certainly hope you’ll join us.

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Dave White Presents

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

We offer so much in the Aug. 2 broadcast of Dave White Presents that it’s gonna be tough to cover it all in one flier! But here goes—

 

On Tues. Aug 2, a new series from Jerry Bruckheimer will premiere on ABC called TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN. It’s “real people vs. real detectives” in which contestants are given a briefcase full of cash, time to hide it, and then are “arrested” by cops looking for the loot.   If the detectives find the cash, they keep it. If they don’t, the “real people” do.

 

Well, one of the stars is an old friend of DWP—police officer and crime novelist Paul Bishop. In fact, he talked about his books on our very first show back in Aug. 2008.  This time around, we’ll do a two-parter with Paul—part 1 focusing on his acting debut which will air on ABC television immediately after the broadcast of DWP!  Can’t be more up-to-the-minute than that—

 

Then, Wes Britton talks with the legendary music producer Kim Fowley. Yep, the guy who produced “They’re Coming to Take Me Away” for Napoleon XIV and was the mastermind behind The Runaways—a story told in a 2010 biopic with Michael Shannon playing Fowley.

 

This year, Fowley collaborated with ex-Byrds axeman John York to create a new type of “audiobook”—WEST COAST REVELATION. It’s a collection of driving folk/rock tunes by York and Fowley interspersed with conversations between the two about the glory days on the West Coast during the 1960s. We’ll play you two samples from a very hot disc for the summer—

 

In 1951, after working with the likes of Abbott and Costello, actor Billie Gray co-starred in the SF classic, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL.  But he’s best known for playing “Bud” Anderson from 1954-1960 in 193 episodes of FATHER KNOWS BEST with Robert Young and Jane Wyatt. He kept working until it all ended—back in the days when a pot bust could end a career.

 

For DWP, Bill talks about his times on the large and small screen and about his upcoming appearance (Sept. 22-24) at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention where he’ll re-unite with FATHER KNOWS BEST co-star, Lauren Chapin. (Davy Jones, Patty Duke, and Karen Valentine will also be there.)

  

Last but not least, we get into literature with Jack Salem, author of Pausing For a Backward Glance: A work of historical fiction. It’s a complex novel about a B-movie screenwriter in 1950 enthralled with French history before she’s hauled before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Hollywood. Just in time for your summer reading–

 

All this debuts Tues. Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. EST, then rebroadcast 7:30 Pacific time over—

 

www.KSAV.org

 

If you miss the first airings, the 90 minutes will be available for download anytime you like on or after Aug. 3 at—

 

www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

 

Keep up with the news at the Dave White Presents Facebook page:

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

 

For more on TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN:

http://abc.go.com/shows/take-the-money-and-run  

 

For more on WEST COAST REVELATION:

http://www.amazon.com/West-Coast-Revelation-John-Fowley/dp/B0054LGN3I

 

For more on the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention:

http://www.midatlanticnostalgiaconvention.com/

 

For more on PAUSING FOR A BACKWARD GLANCE:

http://www.bookpleasures.com/websitepublisher/articles/3663/1/Pausing-For-a-Backward-Glance-A-work-of-historical-fiction-Paperback-Reviewed-By-Dr-Wesley-Britton-of-Bookpleasurescom/Page1.html

 

 

For more on Jack Salem:

http://www.bookpleasures.com/websitepublisher/articles/3663/1/Pausing-For-a-Backward-Glance-A-work-of-historical-fiction-Paperback-Reviewed-By-Dr-Wesley-Britton-of-Bookpleasurescom/Page1.html

Tribute to Peter Falk: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

The life and career of Emmy Award-winning actor Peter Falk will be the subject of the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Known to two generations of TV audiences throughout the world as rumpled L.A. police detective Lieutenant Columbo — a character he played in one form or another over the course of 35 years, from his original appearance on NBC in Prescription: Murder (1968) through his final appearance on ABC in Columbo Likes The Nightlife (2003) — Peter Falk passed away on June 23 at the age of 83.

Our guests this week as we remember Peter Falk will be William Link, co-creator and co-executive producer of Columbo, and Mark Dawidziak, author of The Columbo Phile, the definitive book on the Columbo television series. Bill and Mark will talk about their friendship with Peter Falk; his idiosyncratic personality; his dedication as an actor both on-camera and behind the scenes; his collaborations with Neil Simon, Frank Capra and John Cassavetes; and, of course, his fondness for and devotion to the Columbo character.

William Link will be joining us in our second hour. Mark Dawidziak will be with us in our first hour. We hope you’ll join us for both hours as we remember Peter Falk.

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What will you hear if you tune in to “On the Mark Radio” Saturday at 2 pm?

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Mark is in Arizona this week, attending the graduation from Army Intelligence School of his son Kevin. There wills be no live broadcast.

Instead, we will take this opportunity to rebroadcast two very special hours.

The first is from this January, and its Mark’s interview with Kevin just before he left for Boot Camp.

The second hour, poor sound quality not withstanding, is a remote broadcast, done from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo, when Kevin graduated from Boot Camp.

Listen to both hours, see if you notice any change in Marks attitude towards the Army, or in Kevin’ s demeanor.

Saturday on KSAV.org.

Kathryn Leigh Scott: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Actress, author and publisher Kathryn Leigh Scott 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.

Known internationally for her starring role in the long-running, groundbreaking and iconic ABC daytime drama Dark Shadows, Kathryn Leigh Scott is also founder of Pomegranate Press, one of the leading independent book publishers in the industry, and one of the first companies to specialize in books on classic television and the entertainment industry. An accomplished author, Kathryn has written several books, including The Bunny Years, a behind-the-scenes history of The Playboy Clubs in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Tokyo and other cities and their impact on American culture.

Kathryn’s latest book, Dark Passages, is a paranormal romance novel that pays homage to Dark Shadows while also capturing the romance and innocence of the JFK Camelot era of the early 1960s. We’ll talk about Dark Passages, as well as some of Kathryn’s other roles on stage, film and television, when she joins us in our second hour.

Kathryn Leigh Scott has several appearances coming up over the next few weeks, including Comic-Con in San Diego, CA on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23; the Diesel Bookstore at the Brentwood Country Mart in Santa Monica, CA on Sunday, August 7; the Barnes & Noble at 86th and Lexington in New York City on Wednesday, August 17; the Dark Shadows 45th Anniversary Cast Reunion and Fan Convention in New York City on August 19, 20 and 21; Book Soup in West Hollywood, CA on Tuesday, September 13; the West Hollywood Book Fair in West Hollywood, CA on Sunday, October 2; and the New York Comic-Con on October 14 and 15.

Our first hour will include a round-table discussion of the careers of writer/producers Sam Denoff (That Girl, The Dick Van Dyke Show) and Sherwood Schwartz (Gilligan’s Island, The Brady Bunch). Television historian and author Wesley Hyatt (Television’s Top 100, Emmy Award Winning Primetime Television Shows) will join us for that, along with Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen. Plus: a look at this year’s Emmy nominations.

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Dave White Presents

Monday, July 18th, 2011

This week will include another blockbuster edition of Dave White Presents.  Besides part 2 of his interview with Patrick Jankiewicz on The Hulk, Wes Britton also interviews Rex Fowler of the musical duo Aztec 2 Step and the band Nu-Utopians, including music from both.  Dave takes you out to the ball game when he interviews Larry Canale about his book Mickey Mantle: Memories and Memorabilia. The program previews Tuesday, July 19 at 7:30PM Eastern and 7:30PM Pacific on KSAV radio, www.ksav.org . and becomes available 24/7 beginning Wednesday July 20 at www.audioentertainment.org/dwp .  Visit our Facebook page and become a friend at:

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Dee Wallace: This Week on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Film and television actress Dee Wallace 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.

A beloved actress, acting coach, radio host and author, Dee Wallace has appeared in more than 130 movies, including Cujo, The Howling, The Frighteners, 10 and, of course, E.T.: The Extraterrestrial. She has also starred in four television series, including Together We Stand, The New Lassie and Sons and Daughters, as well as made guest appearances in such popular shows as The Streets of San Francisco, Lou Grant, Hart to Hart, Saving Grace, Without a Trace and Ghost Whisperer.

Dee’s latest book, Bright Light: Spiritual Lessons from a Life in Acting, is the story of her own journey in show business and also through life itself, filled with many poignant and humorous stories about some of the lessons she learned along the way from the likes of Peter Jackson, Joe Dante, Wes Craven, Blake Edwards, Dudley Moore, acting coach Charles Conrad, and Dee’s late husband, actor Christopher Stone. We’ll talk about these stories and more when Dee Wallace joins us in our second hour.

All this, plus the Sounds of Lost Television, the latest in the world of daytime television, and more. Full program as always… we certainly hope you’ll join us.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Mondays 9pm ET, 6pm PT
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Tuesdays 11:05pm, 8:05pm PT
Passionate World Radio
Fridays 7pm ET and PT
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Dynasty Creators Richard and Esther Shapiro: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Television writer/producers Richard and Esther Shapiro will be our special guests on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday, July 8 at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Co-creators, co-writers and co-executive producers of the long-running ABC-TV series Dynasty, Richard and Esther Shapiro have also written and produced The Colbys, Emerald Point, NAS and many acclaimed made-for-TV movies and miniseries, including Minstrel Man, Friendly Fire, East of Eden, Intimate Strangers and Sarah T: Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic. For a time Esther Shapiro was vice president in charge of miniseries for ABC, where she oversaw the production of such top-rated minis as Masada, Pearl, Ike, The Winds of War and Inside the Third Reich, while Richard Shapiro is the author of Tobacco Brown, an epic novel about one man’s search for meaning that is poignant, thought-provoking and often hysterically funny.

Richard and Esther join us in the studio during our first hour. We’ll talk about the origins of Dynasty, their collaboration with Aaron Spelling, the casting of such stars as John Forsythe, Joan Collins, Diahann Carroll and Rock Hudson, some of the great cliffhangers in Dynasty history, and much, much more.

Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen will join us in our second hour as we continue our look at notable network shows that were recently canceled, including America’s Most Wanted. We’ll follow that with an encore presentation of our conversation with Keith Eliot Greenberg, producer of America’s Most Wanted and author of such books as December 8, 1980: The Day John Lennon Died, a minute by minute, documentary-like look at the events that shaped what turned out to be the final day of John Lennon’s life.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Mondays 9pm ET, 6pm PT
Shokus Internet Radio
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.)
www.tvconfidential.net
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Dave White Presents

Friday, July 1st, 2011

The next Dave White Presents covers it all—music, film, and television—

 From the world of music, Wes Britton interviews David Bromberg, a gent who’s played it all and played with nearly everyone! David’s got a new album out, Use Me, which features some of his friends like John Hiatt, Dr. John, Levon Helm, Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Vince Gill and Tim O’Brien. We’ll play you two new songs and share stories from a master storyteller!

 From the world of movies, author Gene Arceri discusses his book, Ghosts Of Gone With The Wind. It’s the first book based on the notes and files of assistant director Eric Stacy, the man who suggested the burning of Atlanta.   Expect insights into the 1939 blockbuster you’ve never heard before!

 From television, we have Patrick A. Jankiewicz, author of You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Angry: A Hulk Companion. Get inside a classic hit of the ‘70s, hear some fun stories about what happened on the set, and what was never broadcast. In fact, Patrick has so many tales to share, this will be part one of a two-parter on DWP.

 

It all debuts Tues. July 5 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over—

 www.KSAV.org

On Wed. July 6, the 90 minutes will be available for download anytime you like at—

 www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

 Now, ain’t that variety entertainment?