Archive for August, 2011

Dave White Presents

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The upcoming edition of Dave White Presents serves up a fun combination of musician, actress and author.  Musician Jerry Bergan of the band We Five discusses the band, past and present with music maestro Wes Britton.  Actress Linda Lawson talks about her career including her co-staring role with Dennis Hopper in the cult classic Night Tide as well as her extensive guest appearances in a variety of television programs such as Adventures In Paradise and Peter Gunn and her friendship with Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward and Henry Fonda.  Author Raymond Benson returns with details of his most recent publication The Black Stiletto.  In other news, DWP is planning on a special live program on Tuesday September 6 from 7:30-9PM Pacific time on KSAV radio.  The topic will be the ABC television show Take The Money and Run with one or both of the program’s stars as the guest(s).  We will be taking your phone calls and e-mails just as in the old Talking Television days.  Visit the website or our Facebook page for details as the date gets closer.  The next program will preview on KSAV radio www.ksav.org at 7:30PM Eastern and Pacific time Tuesday August 29 and be available 24/7 beginning Wednesday August 31 at www.audioentertainment.org/dwp .  As always, the show is available as a podcast and on itunes.

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Jack Bauer, Ozzie and Harriet, and Paul Newman: This Week on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Spend part of your Labor Day weekend by joining us for the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen will join us in our first hour as we pay tribute to Ozzie and Harriet, the life of Frank Capra and other notable events that originally occurred This Week in TV History. We’ll also replay our conversation with Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning writer/producer Howard Gordon about his work on such shows as 24, The X Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Spenser: For Hire, as well as his novel, Gideon’s War, which none other than Kiefer Sutherland describes as a “rip-roaring thriller.”

Our second hour will include an encore presentation of our conversation with author Marian Edelman Borden. Marian’s books include Paul Newman: A Biography, a comprehensive look at Newman’s long and distinguished motion picture career, his early work in television, his passion for auto racing, his business acumen, his work with various charities, his political activism, and his 50-year marriage to actress and fellow Oscar winner Joanne Woodward.

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Dave White Presents

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

The Aug. 30 edition of “Dave White Presents” offers a fictional sexy masked vigilante, a real Hollywood temptress, and classic folk/rock!

 back in 1965, We Five had a Top 10 hit with “You Were On My Mind.” Then and now, the main motor of We Five is Jerry Bergan, and he has a brand-new solo album out on Global Recording Artists. REFLECTIONS, SONGS, AND STORIES is a disc that should grab lovers of the Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul, and Mary and of course We Five. One track, “Young Man Go Your Own Way,” was intended for release along with “You Were On My Mind,” but it took 40 years for it to be recorded. We’ll play it for you on DWP!

 

Then, former 007 continuation novelist Raymond Benson returns to DWP, but this time around, he has a new character to talk about—THE BLACK STILETTO. She’s a mysterious costumed figure who battled crime in New York City back in the 1950s but disappeared without a trace. Who was she, where is she now, and what did she do to become such a legend? What happens when a gangster she put away 50 years ago is released and comes looking for revenge?

 Speaking of sexy ladies, voluptuous singer/actress Linda Lawson had a distinguished career working with the likes of Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Henry Fonda, Audie Murphy, and Dennis Hopper in films like the cult classic, NIGHT TIDE (1961). She appeared in TV series like PERRY MASON, SEA HUNT, MAVERICK, THE VIRGINIAN, ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS and ER. She has many stories to share about the folks she knew very well indeed, and you’ll hear them on the next DWP!

The Life and Career of Richard Donner: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

You’ll believe a man can fly as we profile Richard Donner, the director of such films as Superman, The Omen and the Lethal Weapon series, on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

The phenomenal success of Superman, coupled with that of The Omen, established Richard Donner as one of the most influential directors in American film history. And yet, Superman was incredibly difficult to make ― while it didn’t require Donner to leap tall buildings in a single bound, he did have to overcome an incredible array of obstacles behind the scenes in order to bring Superman to the big screen.

We’ll talk about this, and more, in our second hour when we welcome James Christie, author of You’re the Director, You Figure It Out: The Life and Films of Richard Donner, a comprehensive biography that also provides an extensive look at Donner’s career in film and television. Among other things, we’ll take a look at how Donner’s experience on such shows as The Twilight Zone, Get Smart, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Wild, Wild West helped shape many of the sensibilities that would later characterize his work as a major motion picture director.

Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen will join us in our first hour as we pay tribute to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry as part of an expanded edition of This Week in TV History.

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Riding the Alligator with Oscar nominee Pen Densham: This Week on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Academy Award-nominated writer, producer and director Pen Densham and singer, writer and producer Deborah Pearl will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Pen Densham’s credits as a screenwriter, producer and director include such feature films as Backdraft (directed by Ron Howard), Blown Away, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Moll Flanders. In addition, he adapted The Magnificent Seven for CBS Television, as well as produced the successful remakes of The Outer Limits for Showtime, and The Twilight Zone for UPN.

Pen Densham is also the author of Riding The Alligator: Strategies for a Career in Screenplay Writing (And Not Getting Eaten), a how-to guide to screenwriting that advises writers to filter their product by channeling their passion. A wonderful storyteller, Pen brings a hands-on and very heartfelt approach to the craft of screenwriting, which he’ll share with us when he joins in our second hour.

Our first hour will include Part 2 of our conversation with television writer, producer, singer and lyricist Deborah Pearl (Head of the Class, Designing Women, Waiting for Yvette, Chick Singers, Souvenir of You: New Lyrics to Benny Carter Classics). Deborah will share more stories about her work with the likes of Andrew Gold, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Katey Sagal, Betty Garrett, Ted Danson, Johnny Carson and Barbra Streisand.

Deborah Pearl will also be performing at Culver’s Club for Jazz at the DoubleTree Westside Hotel, 6161 West Centinela Avenue in Culver City on Friday, August 26. There will be two shows that night: one at 7:30pm, the other at 9:30pm. Tickets are $10, plus a $15 minimum for food and drink. For reservations, call (310) 649-1776, ext. 4137.

All this, plus a brand new edition of This Week in Television History honoring Rose Marie. It’s a full program as always… we certainly hope you’ll join us.

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On The Mark Radio

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Tune in to Mark Silverman and “On the Mark” Radio this Saturday and you will hear a two hour discussion on whether or not religion has been corrupted and deviated from it’s intended purpose and roots.

Here’s a hint: Mark thinks it has.

That’s On the Mark” Radio, Saturday at 11am and 2pm Eastern time and 2 and 5pm Pacific time on KSAV Share-A-Vision Radio.

Dave White Presents

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

When we began contacting old friends to join us for the 3rd Anniversary Special for “Dave White Presents,” we had no idea just how special the show would become!

 Back in Aug. 2008, our very first guest was 007 guitarist Vic Flick. Yep, the guy who played the original James Bond theme and performed on hit records for everyone from Peter and Gordon to Petula Clark to the soundtrack of A HARD DAY’S NIGHT. A few months later, DWP’s most popular guest to date talked with Wes Britton about his starring role in ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE—James Bond himself, George Lazenby.

On Aug. 16, 2011, Vic Flick and George Lazenby will appear together for the first time anywhere on our anniversary show. It’s quite a ride! In fact, the conversation quickly becomes the “Vic Flick interviews George Lazenby” feature with these two gents swapping memories, anecdotes, stories and jokes. No Bond fan should miss this one!

 Another guest on our debut broadcast in 2008 was crime novelist Paul Bishop.        He returned to DWP on our last show to plug his new co-starring role on the hit ABC series, TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN. But we also wanted him for this historic reunion, so he’s coming back again and will talk with Dave White about his latest thrillers. (TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN airs Tuesdays at 9:00 EST, right after DWP!)

 Still another DWP alum, Bill Mumy, will be joining us for the third time! Our first conversation covered it all—his role as Will Robinson on LOST IN SPACE, his work on BABYLON 5 and STAR TREK, his comedy music with Barnes and Barnes, and his then brand-new CD, CARNIVAL SKY.   He later stopped by for one edition of “Britton’s Beat” to showcase his blues album, GLORIOUS IN DEFEAT. Well, he has new music to talk about once again, and it’s “real good stuff.” Find out why–

 And, what would a DWP outing be without comedy music? Dave White brings back Tom Blackwell, a parody songwriter and co-founder of the FUMP (Funny Music Project). Tom has now recorded 500 parody tunes and currently is the mastermind of “Devo Spice.” Called “the red-headed stepson of Weird Al Yankovic and Eminem,” Tom has been a popular contributor to Dr. Demento.

We had such a good time gathering past guests that we couldn’t fit them all into one show—so expect more hot news later this summer! For now, put us in your calendar for Tues. Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. EST, then 7:30 Pacific over—

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 If you miss the premiere KSAV broadcast, fear not! On Wed. Aug. 17, the 90 minute blockbuster will be posted for download anytime you like at—

 www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

In fact, you can access our “Past Programs” files if you’d like to hear the first conversations we had with Vic, George, Paul, and Tom along with all the many other entertainers and insiders who’ve appeared on “Dave White Presents” these past 3 years.

We hope you’ll enjoy this very special program and will continue to listen to the features we’ve planned for you as DWP prepares to launch our 4th year. Hear you then!

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Life with Lucy, Wonder Woman and More: This Week on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Actor, author, producer and television historian Herbie J Pilato will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Author of Bewitched Forever, The Kung Fu Book of Caine, The Bionic Book: The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman Reconstructed and other books on classic TV series, Herbie J Pilato also blogs about television for MediaBizBloggers.com. Herbie’s recent posts include thoughtful essays on Lucille Ball’s final weekly television series, Life with Lucy, which premiered 25 years ago this fall, and the demise of the much ballyhooed Wonder Woman pilot produced by David E. Kelley. We’ll discuss these topics, and more, when Herbie J joins us in our first hour.

Also scheduled this week: a brand new edition of This Week in TV History, plus an encore presentation of our interview with Ray Starman, author of TV Noir: The Twentieth Century, a thought-provoking book that discusses the portrayal of film noir in such classic shows as Dragnet, The Fugitive, The Untouchables, M Squad, The Lineup, The Prisoner, Miami Vice and other popular television series over the past 60 years. Though often considered the domain of crime and detective dramas, film noir lends itself to other TV genres, including war dramas such as Twelve O’Clock High, as well as explorations of paranoia and the paranormal, as seen in The Invaders and The X Files. We’ll talk about these shows, as well as the various kinds of film noir depicted in television, in our second hour.

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Tuesdays 11:05pm, 8:05pm PT
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Fridays 7pm ET and PT
Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Saturdays 8pm PT
Sundays 2pm PT
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