Archive for December, 2011

2011: The Year in Review plus New Year’s Eve with Guy Lombardo: Next on TVC

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Author, journalist and commentator Paul Green will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Paul Green, Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen will join us in our first hour as we look at some of the stories that helped shape the year in television, including the firing of Charlie Sheen from Two and a Half Men, the TV swan songs of Oprah Winfrey and Regis Philbin, the continuing struggles of the OWN channel, and the passings of James Arness, Harry Morgan and other TV icons.

Phil Gries will join us in our second hour for a special edition of The Sounds of Lost Television that will pay tribute to bandleader Guy Lombardo, who came to be synonymous with New Year’s Eve celebrations for nearly five decades, first on radio, then on television. We’ll play some of “some of the sweetest music this side of Heaven,” as well as hear highlights from some early television coverage of the famous midnight ball drop from New York’s Times Square.

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Holiday TV Favorites and The Top 10 TV Sitcoms: Next on TVC

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Writer/producers Greg Ehrbar and Herbie J Pilato and holiday TV expert Joanna Wilson will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

With the holiday season upon us, we’ll take a look at some of our favorite holiday-themed episodes, specials and made for TV movies along with Greg Ehrbar and Joanna Wilson. Greg is not only the co-author of Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records, he also worked with Regis Philbin for many years on the annual Disney Parks Christmas Parade TV specials, while Joanna Wilson is the author of The Christmas TV Companion: A Guide to Cult Classics, Strange Specials and Outrageous Oddities, and Tis the Season TV: The Encyclopedia of Christmas-Themed Episodes, Specials and Made for TV Movies. We’ll talk about A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and other timeless classics, as well as some favorite Christmas episodes from classic TV series. All this and more when Greg and Joanna join us in our second hour.

In our first hour, we’ll take a look at The Top 10 Sitcoms of All Time according to Herbie J Pilato, founder of The Classic TV Preservation Society and author of Bewitched Forever, The Bionic Book: The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman Reconstructed and other books on classic TV series. Plus: a brand new edition of This Week in TV History.

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Dave White Presents

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Another year in the rear view mirror.  This week will be yet another year end edition of Dave White Presents.  The program will include part 2 of Wes Britton’s interview with Firesign Theater founder David Ossman along with an interview with singer/comedian Kinky Friedman.  A brand new Christmas edition of The Moral Compass plus a new Poor David’s Almanac with a Christmas theme as well.  All of this interspersed with many comedy Christmas songs.  The program previews Tuesday, December 20, at 7:30PM Eastern and 7:30PM Pacific on KSAV radio www.ksav.org .  The program becomes available 24/7 beginning Wednesday December 21 at www.audioentertainment.org/dwp .  Happy New Year folks.

Dave White; Host                           Dave White Presents
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Record Your Favorite Shows

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

You have a DVR for your TV;   now record your favorite KSAV radio shows the same way.   All the same features (pause, rewind etc) and you can listen at your convenience.   Check the HOME PAGE for your favorite shows and click the red RECORD THIS SHOW button.   You can also find the shows on DAR.fm.  Radio just got better.

Dave White Presents

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Christmas Comedy with The Firesign Theatre, Kinky Friedman, and Dave White Coming on—where else?— the Next “Dave White Presents”!

 On Tues. December 20, David Ossman returns to DWP in part two of his engaging conversation with Wes Britton. They’ll talk about the Firesign Theatre in print, a new Firesign book, and what the Firesign’s are up to these days. Bring along your own Bear Whiz Beer for the festivities!

 Then the uncrowned Governor of Texas, the one and only Kinky Friedman, stops by to talk about, ah, er, well he has an interesting book he’ll discuss with Wes Britton. We’ll play a brand-new song, get into music, politics, smoking—and we guarantee you’ll be knocked over to learn the true story behind “The Yellow Rose of Texas”!

 And then Dave White promises a banquet of Christmas comedy songs along with other holiday surprises you can hear only on this special edition of DWP! Join us at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific on Tues. Dec. 20 over—

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If you miss the debut KSAV broadcasts, fear not! On Wed. Dec. 21 the 90 minutes will become available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes and through TEVO, or on the player at:

www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

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Speaking of, if you missed The Dec. 8 Dave White Presents with Nils Lofgren and part one of the  David ossman interview, it’s still available at:
http://tinyurl.com/7wuk4ro

 

For more on Kinky Friedman:

http://www.kinkyfriedman.com/index.html

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The Life and Career of Glenn Ford: Next on TVC

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Actor and author Peter Ford 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.

One of Hollywood’s most versatile leading men for more than six decades, Glenn Ford was an incredibly gifted actor whose naturalistic style enabled him to conquer virtually every film genre, from romantic comedies to hard-boiled film noir to epic Western stories. But though he always seemed at ease in front of the camera, Glenn Ford off-camera was a complex, driven man who could be intensely distant to those closest to him, while his serial philandering ― including affairs with the likes of Rita Hayworth and Marilyn Monroe ― led to a string of failed marriages, personal heartache, and long periods in which he estranged himself from his only son, Peter Ford.

That dichotomy is at the heart of Glenn Ford: A Life, an absorbingly written book by Peter Ford that provides a moving, nuanced portrait of the star of Blackboard Jungle, Gilda, 3:10 to Yuma, Ransom, Teahouse of the August Moon, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father and other classic films, as well as Cade’s County, Brotherhood of the Bell and other television productions. Told with the keen insight and unflinching candor that only Ford’s son could provide, the book also interviews with dozens of Glenn Ford’s co-stars, including Ernest Borgnine, Sidney Poitier, Evelyn Keyes, Debbie Reynolds, Shirley Jones, James Whitmore, Carl Reiner, and Angela Lansbury, as well as such directors as Vincent Sherman, Delbert Mann and Richard Donner. We’ll learn what it was like to grow up as the son of Glenn Ford, as well as discuss some of his father’s most famous screen roles, when Peter Ford joins us in our second hour.

Peter Ford will be appearing at the Hollywood Heritage Museum in the Lasky-DeMille Barn, 2100 N. Highland Avenue in Hollywood, CA (right across from the Hollywood Bowl) on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 beginning at 7:30pm. Tickets are $5 for members, $10 for non-members, and can be purchased online at BrownPaperTickets.com. For more information, call 323-874-2276 or visit www.hollywoodheritage.org.

Peter Ford is also the subject of A Little Prince, a forthcoming documentary by Alexander Roman about Peter’s life as the only son of Glenn Ford and Eleanor Powell. To view the trailer, visit www.alittleprince.net.

Also on tap this week: Holiday gift ideas for film and TV aficionados; the third and final installment of our tribute to TV talk show pioneer Joe Franklin; and This Week in TV History.

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Sid Veda and Phil Cooke: Next on TVC

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Actor/comedian Sid Veda and author, filmmaker and media guru Phil Cooke will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Known nationally to TV audiences as Chad, the Brillohaired, thickly mustachioed half of Ranjit and Chad, the “hosts” of Tech Talk on the popular series of commercials for mobile phone service provider MetroPCS, Sid Veda has performed with or opened for such comics as Jack Black, Chris Rock, Russell Peters and The Upright Citizens Brigade. We’ll ask Sid about some of his influences as a comedian, as well as his work on the NBC comedy series Outsourced, when he joins us in our first hour.

Also joining us this week will be author, speaker, filmmaker and media consultant Phil Cooke, a man who helps clients create platforms that influence culture and get their voices heard. The key message of Phil’s latest book, JOLT: Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing, is that life today is not so much about knowing the future, but actually getting ready for it. Among other things, that means letting go of ideas that are no longer effective, no matter how hard that can be. We’ll ask Phil about that, and particularly how that idea applies in the world of television, when he joins us in our second hour.

Plus: Phil Gries with Part 2 of our tribute to TV talk show pioneer Joe Franklin; and Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with a brand new This Week in TV History.

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Dave White Presents

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Comedy with The Firesign Theatre, New Rock from Nils Lofgren, and Part 2 of John McAdams on the JFK Assassination on the Next Dave White Presents!

 Don’t crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers! We’re all Bozos on this bus. Everything you know is wrong! Firesign Theatre fans know these phrases well as they were titles of very popular comedy albums of the ‘60s and ‘70s. As founding member David Ossman shares with Wes Britton on the Dec. 6 edition of DWP, the Firesign Theatre is alive and well and still kicking! Their latest project is the Shakespeare parody, ANYTHINGE YOU WANT TO, which is both an audio and literary endeavor. David has so much to share about the Firesigns then and now that this will be a two-part conversation, making our December shows very special indeed!

 

December 6 is also a big date for another DWP guest, guitarist, singer, and songwriter Nils Lofgren. Not only does Nils talk about his work with Neil Young, Ringo Starr, and his 25 years with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, he shares the inside story of his brand-new album, OLD SCHOOL, which will be released just hours before his appearance on DWP! We’ll play you two samples that demonstrate being “Old School” is still the best education in rock!

 Proving once again that DWP puts the V in Variety, Dave White also offers part two of his very insightful conversation with Kennedy assassination expert, John McAdams. As with part one aired on our last broadcast, expect perspectives that might surprise you, even after all these years.

 All this, and the usual unusual “predictably unpredictable” humor of Dave White Presents debuts Tues. Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over—

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On Wed. Dec. 7, the 90 minutes will become available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes and through TEVO, or on the player at:

 www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

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For details about the Firesign Theatre, check out their homepage:

http://firesigntheatre.com/index.php

 

Wes Britton’s review of Nils Lofgren’s OLD SCHOOL is posted at:

http://www.bookpleasures.com/websitepublisher/articles/4241/1/Old-School-Reviewed-By-Dr-Wesley-Britton-of-Bookpleasurescom/Page1.html

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