Archive for March, 2012

Tributes to Robert Hegyes and The Munsters: Next on TVC

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Join us along with our guests Bill Funt and Stephen Cox on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Musician and DVD producer Bill Funt will join us in our first hour as we pay tribute to Robert Hegyes, the actor known to many of us for playing Juan Epstein on the long-running ABC series Welcome Back, Kotter. Robert Hegyes passed away on Jan. 26, 2012 at the age of 60, and Bill became close friends with Bob over the last few years of his life. We’ll ask Bill to share some memories with us, plus we’ll look back at Welcome Back, Kotter in general and its impact on Bob’s life and career.

Then in our second hour, we’ll stop by 1313 Mockingbird Lane along with television historian and author Stephen Cox. Steve has written more than twenty books on film and television, including The Munsters: A Trip Down Mockingbird Lane. We’ll not only talk about the original Munsters series starring Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis and Yvonne de Carlo, but we’ll also ask Steve for his thoughts on 1313 Mockingbird Lane, the reimagining of The Munsters that is currently in development by NBC. Steve also has some great stories about his friendship with Al Lewis, as well as his experiences working alongside Buddy Ebsen and Paul Henning.

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Dave White Presents

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The Ladies Rule When Melissa Manchester, Suzi Quatro, and author Tricia Goyer Guest on the Next “Dave White Presents”!

 “You Should Hear About How She Talks About You.” “Don’t Cry Out Loud.” “Through the Eyes of Love.” Since 1973, the elegant singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester has had more than her share of hits, Grammy nominations and wins, and has co-written songs with the likes of Carole Bayer Sager and Kenny Loggins. Fourteen of her most loved songs are collected on the new PLAYLIST: THE VERY BEST OF MELISSA MANCHESTER, and she’ll talk about this release with Wes Britton on the Tues. March 27 edition of DWP. She discusses her friendships with Barry Manilow, Bette Midler, learning about writing songs from Paul Simon, and being the only performer to ever sing two Academy Award nominated songs on the same night at the Oscar ceremonies. And she’ll share the stories behind two of her classics that we’ll play for you.

 The 1970s also saw the debut of another popular singer/songwriter, but Suzi Quatro came from the other side of the tracks. Before The Runaways, before The Go-Gos, Suzi was a rock pioneer. She belted out “The Wild One” playing her signature bass, clad in her signature leather, and became a major influence on every lady rocker to follow. Along the way, she starred as Leather Tuskadaro on HAPPY DAYS and—gasp—broke Alice Cooper’s nose!

 On the next DWP, Suzi will share these stories and go behind the scenes of her new 15th solo album, IN THE SPOTLIGHT. We’ll play two nuggets for you including “Singing with Angels” featuring Elvis’s original guitarist James Burton and The King’s own backing vocalists, The Jordanaires.

 Then, Dave White talks with award winning Tricia Goyer, author of the just published historical novel, BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON. Her 26th book is the story of a shipboard romance, a family reunion, hope and redemption—on the Titanic.

 All this comes your way on Tuesday March 27 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over—

www.KSAV.org

 If you’d like to pre-record the show, Digital Audio Recording (DAR) makes that easy–

http://www.dar.fm/faq.php

 But if you miss the premiere broadcast, fear not! On Wed. March 28, the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes and through TEVO, or on the player at–

www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

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

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

 Wes Britton’s review of Melissa Manchester’ PLAYLIST: THE VERY BEST OF MELISSA MANCHESTER is posted at:

http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-melissa-manchester-playlist-the/

Wes Britton’s review of Suzi Quatro’s IN THE SPOTLIGHT is posted at:

http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-suzi-quatro-in-the/

 

Find out more about Tricia Goyer’s BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON at:

http://www.amazon.com/Light-Silvery-Moon-Tricia-Goyer/dp/1616265515

 

Co-host, Dave White Presents
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Judy Garland and The Tattooed Rabbi: Next on TVC

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Novelist and television writer Marvin J. Wolf and entertainer and tribute artist Peter Mac will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Marvin J. Wolf began his career as a combat photographer for the U.S. Army during Vietnam before establishing himself as a freelance journalist, screenwriter and, now, novelist. He has authored or co-authored more than 15 books, including Fallen Angels, Perfect Crimes, Where White Men Fear to Tread (the autobiography of Russell Means), and Beating the Odds, the memoirs of ABC founding president Leonard Goldenson, and which is also one of the best TV history books ever written. Marv has also written for television, including an adaptation of his book Perfect Crimes on which he collaborated with Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Roy Huggins.

Marv has embarked on a brand new chapter in his writing career with the publication of The Tattooed Rabbi, the first in a series of mystery novels featuring crime-solving Rabbi Ben Maimon, a master of the Torah, the Talmud and Tae Kwon Do who is also a discerning student of human nature. We’ll talk about the inspiration for Rabbi Ben, as well as learn about Marv’s encounters with John Wayne, Peter Jennings, David Janssen, George Takei and Barbara Walters when he joins us near the end of our first hour.

Also joining us this week will be nationally renowned female tribute artist Peter Mac. Peter has captured the essence of Judy Garland in not only his critically acclaimed stage show, Judy and Me, but also in a series of live cabaret shows that are currently playing every Friday and Saturday night at the historic French Quarter Restaurant in West Hollywood. Joe Franklin once said that “Peter Mac is making entertainment history as Judy Garland… his brilliance is obvious and he has an ingredient that adds up to a great star quality.”

We’ll ask Peter what made Garland one of the world’s greatest entertainers, as well as why her music has always played a very pivotal (and very personal) role in his life, when he joins us in our first hour.

All this, plus a brand new edition of This Week in TV History. It’ll be a full program as always, and we certainly hope you’ll join us.
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Walter Grauman and William Link: Next on TVC

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Director Walter Grauman, writer/producer William Link, television writer Paul Robert Coyle and author Greg Ehrbar will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Walter Grauman began his career during the early days of television, producing and directing live shows before establishing himself as one of the most prolific directors of scripted drama in TV history. Best known for his longtime association with Quinn Martin, Walter directed the pilot episodes of The Fugitive, The Streets of San Francisco, Barnaby Jones and other QM series, as well as more than 20 episodes of Martin’s first series as a producer, The Untouchables. But Walter also enjoyed a distinguished record outside of QM Productions, both as a producer (including the series Felony Squad and Blue Light), as well as the director of such popular shows as Burke’s Law, Naked City, Route 66, Peter Gunn, Trapper John, M.D. and Murder, She Wrote. Walter will share some stories about his life in television when he joins us during our first hour.

Also joining us during our first hour will be longtime television writer Paul Robert Coyle, whose credits include episodes of The Streets of San Francisco, Barnaby Jones, Crazy Like a Fox, Simon and Simon, Jake and the Fatman, Stephen King’s The Dead Zone and other TV series. Paul has also written for such trade publications as Emmy magazine, where he interviewed Walter Grauman on more than one occasion, plus his first writing assignment on Barnaby Jones was the episode “The Fatal Dive,” which Walter Grauman directed.

Walter Grauman will be honored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive on Friday, March 23 with a special screening of “Fear in a Desert City,” the pilot episode of The Fugitive (which Walter directed), and “Noise of Death,” the segment of The Untouchables that marked the beginning of Walter’s professional affiliation and personal friendship with Quinn Martin. The event will be held at the Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, beginning at 7:30pm, and will include a live conversation with Walter Grauman after the screening. For tickets and more information, go to www.cinema.ucla.edu.

This week’s show will also include Part 2 of our conversation with Emmy Award-winning writer/producer William Link about the legacy of Columbo and its iconic star, Peter Falk. The 2011-2012 television season marks the 40th anniversary of the premiere of Columbo, and we’ll talk about the NBC series, the ABC series, as well as the pilot, Prescription: Murder, when Bill joins us during our second hour.

Plus: Greg Ehrbar, co-author of Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records, will help us pay tribute to Academy Award-winning songwriter Robert Sherman. It’ll be a full program as always, and we certainly hope you’ll join us.

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Dave White Presents

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Fans of Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company have some special treats coming this month!

 On Tues. March 13, Sony Legacy will release Big Brother and the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin’s LIVE AT THE CAROUSEL BALLROOM. Recorded June 23, 1968 just two months before Janis left the band, the show was captured on tape by the legendary Owsley “Bear” Stanley using the most advanced technology of the time. Now digitally re-mastered from the original tapes, listeners can hear Big Brother and the Holding Company at the peak of their powers in a very memorable concert.

 Also on March 13, Big Brother guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Sam Andrew comes to “Dave White Presents” to discuss the concert and how the new release came to be. In an extensive 40 minute conversation with Wes Britton, Sam talks about what made the Carousel Ballroom such an interesting venue, just who this “Bear” was, and what it was like to be Janis Joplin’s musical partner. Why did Sam leave Big Brother to join Janis in her short-lived Kosmic Blues Band? What was Big Brother like after Janis left us and how did it come about that Sam joined Moby Grape in the 1990s? What else is coming for Big Brother fans? Of course, we’ll play you two samples from the Carousel gig. You’ve probably never heard “Call On Me” or “Piece Of My Heart” quite this way before—unless you were there on that June night in San Francisco.

 Would you like to pre-record DWP to listen to all our features at your convenience? Find out how when Dave White chats with Michael Robertson, CEO of Digital Audio Recording. His audio version of TEVO is a free service where you can arrange to record any online show you like—say, hmm, DWP? If you’d like to try it for the next show, simply stop by:

http://www.dar.fm/faq.php

 So join us as we take you back to the ‘60s San Francisco sound on Tues. March 13 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over–

www.KSAV.org

 If you miss the premiere broadcast, fear not! On Wed. March 14, DWP will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes and through TEVO, or on the player at–

www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

 If you haven’t checked out the new, improved website—stop by and let us know what you think!

  Coming attractions include Suzi Quatro, Melissa Manchester, and a very special tribute to Davy Jones—including brand new music not yet released to the public.

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

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

 Read Wes Britton’s review of LIVE AT THE CAROUSEL BALLROOM at:

http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-big-brother-and-the2/

                       

Mayim Bialik and The Big Bang Theory: Next on TVC

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Mayim Bialik, Michelle Danner and Bill Funt will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Many of us know Mayim Bialik for playing Amy Farrah Fowler, Sheldon’s “friend who is a girl” on The Big Bang Theory, as well as her starring role in the 1990s NBC sitcom Blossom. What you may not know about Mayim is that she took about ten years away from show business to get married, start a family and earn her Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. Like every parent, Mayim made choices — and among the choices she made was to raise her children according to a different, and somewhat controversial, method known as attachment parenting.

Mayim writes about her experience in a new book, Beyond the Sling, in which she not only provides a practical, and very personal, approach to attachment parenting, but supports her findings with solid medical and psychological research. We’ll talk about Beyond the Sling, but we’ll also ask Mayim about her experience on The Big Bang Theory, Blossom, Curb Your Enthusiasm and some of her other acting roles when she joins us in our second hour.

Mayim Bialik has several appearances lined up over the next few weeks, including Tuesday, March 6 at the Barnes and Noble / Tribeca, 97 Warren Street at Greenwich Street, in New York City, beginning at 6pm; Tuesday, Mar. 13, at the Barnes and Noble at 1201 Third Street, in Santa Monica, beginning at 7pm; Thursday, Mar. 15 at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, beginning at 7pm; and Sunday, Mar. 18 at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. in Los Angeles, beginning at 2pm.

Also joining us this week will be actress/director Michelle Danner, founder and artistic director at the Edgemar Center of the Arts in Santa Monica, and one of the most successful acting coaches in the film and TV industry. We’ll talk about Michelle’s approach to acting, as well as her work with such as stars as Rob Estes, Jason Alexander, Christian Slater and Zooey Deschanel, when she also joins us in our second hour.

Michelle Danner will be starring in a modern-day stage adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts at the Second Stage Theater at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main Street in Santa Monica, from Mar. 17 through May 12. For tickets and more information, call (310) 392-7327 or go to www.edgemarcenter.org.

Also this week, we’ll pay tribute to Davy Jones and the legacy of The Monkees when musician and DVD producer Bill Funt joins us in our first hour. Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with a brand new edition of This Week in TV History.

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