Archive for July, 2012

Stonn and Chekhov, Together Again: Next on TVC

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Actor, screenwriter and author Lawrence Montaigne will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

If you follow the world of Star Trek, you will probably remember Lawrence Montaigne for his roles as Decius in “Balance of Terror” and Stonn in “Amok Time,” two of the most famous episodes of The Original Series. But Lawrence has also appeared in twenty-five motion pictures, including The Great Escape with Steve McQueen and James Garner, as well as episodes of such classic TV series as The Fugitive, The Rogues, Burke’s Law, Batman, The Invaders, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Streets of San Francisco and Dallas. Lawrence has also lived many lives outside of acting, including real-life adventures as a cowboy in Israel, as a photojournalist in Rome, and as a gold smuggler in such far off places as Bangkok and Hong Kong. Lawrence has led an epic life, so it’s only fitting that the title of his autobiography happens to be A Vulcan Odyssey. We will talk about Lawrence’s life in and out of the entertainment industry, his novel The Guardian List, and how he came to re-create the role of Stonn after four decades in Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, when he joins us in our first hour.

Our second hour will include an encore presentation of our January 2011 conversation with actor, writer and director Walter Koenig, Pavel Chekhov from the original Star Trek and the first six Star Trek movies. Walter will be receiving a star next month on the venerable Hollywood Walk of Fame, making him the last of the seven cast members of the original Star Trek to be so honored. He will also be appearing, along with Lawrence Montaigne, William Shatner, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, and a host of other Star Trek actors, at the official Star Trek convention, August 9-12 at the Rio Suites Hotel, 3700 W. Flamingo Road in Las Vegas. For more information, go to www.creationent.com.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Thu 9pm, 6pm PT on Talktainment Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on The Coyote KKYT 93.7 FM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Mon 8pm ET, 5pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT on Passionate World Radio
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Dave White Presents

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Edgar Winter, David Freiberg, Linda Imperial, and Maverick headline the next DAVE WHITE PRESENTS!

 In 1970, Texas rocker Edgar Winter’s debut album, ENTRANCE, took the music world by storm. Then, after two successful albums with White Trash, The Edgar Winter Group topped the charts with monster hits like “Frankenstein” and Free Ride.” Edgar has been rocking the planet ever since. In 2012, for example, Edgar will be touring the U.S. in the Rock and Blues Fest along with his brother Johnny, Rick Derringer, Mountain’s Leslie West, and Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown.

 On Tuesday, July 31, Edgar Winter joins Wes Britton on online radio’s DAVE WHITE PRESENTS to talk about a lifetime of music from his formative years in Beaumont, Texas to the creation of his most famous bands to what will be happening in the Rock and Blues fest. Expect the unexpected—including a very rare treat from songwriter Dan Hartman’s first band, The Legends,   that led to Edgar hiring the composer of “Free Ride.”

We go behind the scenes with Edgar in the studio and tell you how songs like “Frankenstein” came to be . . .

 Back in the ‘60s, David Freiberg was a founding member of Quicksilver Messenger Service before signing up with Jefferson Airplane and then Jefferson Starship. These days, he’s also heavily involved in his wife’s new group, The Linda Imperial Band. That’s also the name of Linda’s hot new album which also features guitarist Peter Harris (The Jerry Garcia Band) and keyboardist David Kaffinetti, better known as Viv Savage from Spinal Tap. The rhythm section includes Drummer Doug Freedman (Iron Butterfly) and Steve Valverde on bass.

For our next blockbuster broadcast, DAVE WHITE PRESENTS is delighted to offer a co-interview with both David and Linda. We’ll also play you two tracks that, we promise, will take you back to the ‘60s San Francisco sound. Think Quicksilver with a ballsy, bluesy lady singer . . .

Of course, DWP always puts the capital V in Variety, and the next show is no exception! This time around, Dave White reunites with an old colleague, TV CONFIDENTIAL host Ed Robertson. Ed has just published MAVERICK: LEGEND OF THE WEST so you know who we’ll be discussing—James Garner, Jack Kelley, Roger Moore . . .

 So come on board the next DAVE WHITE PRESENTS, Tuesday, July 31 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. Aug. 1, the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at–

www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

Confirmed guests for August and September include:

–Producer Ken Scott talks working with The Beatles, Bowie, Elton John, Lou Reed, The Tubes, Supertramp, Duran Duran . . .

–Comic TV writer Ken Levine (M*A*s*H, Cheers, Frazier) talks his new funny memoir about the ‘60s, THE ME GENERATION . . .

 –Multi-instrumentalist songwriter (“Owner of a Lonely Heart”) Trevor Rabin talks Yes and his new album, JACARANDA . . .

–Actor and comic songwriter Harry Shearer will talk The Simpsons, Spinal Tap, and some new music we’ll debut on DWP!

 In the pipeline: How about Carl Palmer of Asia and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer?

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

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

Wagons, Ho! Next on TVC

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Actor, screenwriter and author James Rosin will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

Jim Rosin returns with a look back at the long-running Western series Wagon Train (NBC, 1957-1962; ABC, 1962-1965) starring Ward Bond, Robert Horton, John McIntire, Denny Miller and Robert Fuller. At a time when network TV schedules were filled to the brim with Westerns, Wagon Train left its mark on television in ways that are still felt today, providing viewers with interesting characters every week while serving as one of the inspirations for the original Star Trek. Wagon Train also boasted such top guest stars as Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck and Ernest Borgnine, as well as contributions from Academy Award-winning director John Ford and film icon John Wayne. We’ll talk about that, and a whole lot more, when Jim Rosin joins us in our second hour.

Jim Rosin will be appearing along with Shirley Jones, Sherry Jackson, Ron Ely, Robert Colbert, Jay North, James Darren and other authors and celebrities at the Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention, August 9-10-11 in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

Dan Farren will join Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen in our first hour for a brand new edition of This Week in TV History. Plus: a tribute to William Asher, Elizabeth Montgomery and the long-running comedy series Bewitched.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Thu 9pm, 6pm PT on Talktainment Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on The Coyote KKYT 93.7 FM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Mon 8pm ET, 5pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT on Passionate World Radio
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Presidential Election Coverage, plus a Tribute to Ernest Borgnine: Next on TVC

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Comedian and producer Dan Farren and talk show host Mark Silverman will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

Dan Farren and Mark Silverman will join Tony, Donna and me as we take a look at how television covered the 2012 presidential campaign so far. We’ll recap the developments surrounding the Republican debates, as well as the controversy over Game Change and the various perspectives from late night comedians. But we’ll also talk about the political conventions that are coming up this fall, and why they are still worth watching. Dan Farren is a stand-up comic, a comedy scholar, and one of the producers of Story Salon, while Mark Silverman is the host of On the Mark Radio, a weekly talk show on politics and issues of the day that is heard every week on KSAV.org.

Also this week: We’ll have a brief tribute to actor Ernest Borgnine that will look at not only McHale’s Navy, but some of his accomplishments as a motion picture actor. Plus: A brand new edition of This Week in TV History.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Thu 9pm, 6pm PT on Talktainment Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on The Coyote KKYT 93.7 FM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Mon 8pm ET, 5pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT on Passionate World Radio
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The Andy Griffith Show, The Closer and More: Next on TVC

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Actor Tony Denison, TV Guide business editor Stephen Battaglio and animator Gene Hamm will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

TV Guide business editor Stephen Battaglio, author of From Yesterday to Today: Six Decades of America’s Favorite Morning Show, will lead off the first hour as we look back at the legacy of The Andy Griffith Show and the departure of Ann Curry from The Today Show. We’ll then continue our tribute to Andy and the world of Mayberry along with Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen as part of an expanded edition of This Week in TV History.

Our second hour this week will include a replay of our conversation with actor Tony Denison, Detective Andy Flynn on The Closer, which resumes its final season this week on TNT. We’ll ask Tony what lies ahead for Brenda Johnson, as well as take a look at Major Crimes (the Closer spin-off series that Tony will star in later this summer), and maybe ask a question or two about Crime Story. We’ll then close out the hour with an encore presentation of our conversation with Gene Hamm about his collaboration with Julie Newmar on Created Equal, a forthcoming documentary about the art and artists of Alchemia, a program in Northern California that provides classes and venues for mentally or physically challenged adults. Click here to view the trailer for Created Equal, as well as to find out how you can help support this project.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Thu 9pm, 6pm PT on Talktainment Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on The Coyote KKYT 93.7 FM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Mon 8pm ET, 5pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT on Passionate World Radio
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Jonathan Winters and The Mickey Mouse Club: Next on TVC

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Filmmakers Jim Pasternak and Richard Marshall and author Jennifer Armstrong will join us on a special edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

We will revisit the days of the original Mickey Mouse Club this week as we replay our conversation with author Jennifer Armstrong. Jennifer’s book, Why? Because We Still Like You: An Oral History of The Mickey Mouse Club, not only features interviews with such iconic Mouseketeers as Cubby O’Brien, Lonnie Burr, Doreen Tracey, Darlene Gillespie, and Annette Funicello, but also shows why The Mickey Mouse Club remains one of the most iconic television programs ever made, more than fifty years later.

One of the other former Mouseketeers that Jennifer interviewed for her book was actor Don Grady, who went on to become a teenage heartthrob in the 1960s and early 1970s as one of the stars of My Three Sons. Don Grady passed away on June 27. An accomplished singer and composer, he began his career in music and television on The Mickey Mouse Club, which we’ll talk about in our second hour.

Our first hour will feature an encore presentation of our conversation with filmmakers Jim Pasternak and Richard Marshall, the director and producer, respectively, of Certifiably Jonathan, a unique film that gives viewers a window into the brilliant comedic mind of Jonathan Winters. Known for his numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Jack Paar and Johnny Carson, The Steve Allen Show, The Dean Martin Show, Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, Mork & Mindy, and such classic film as It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming, Winters also had a huge influence on such comedians as Bill Cosby, George Carlin, Richard Lewis and, most notably, Robin Williams. We’ll talk about what was like to collaborate with Jonathan Winters, his improvisational skills, and his ongoing impact on comedians today.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Thu 9pm, 6pm PT on Talktainment Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on The Coyote KKYT 93.7 FM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Mon 8pm ET, 5pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT on Passionate World Radio
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunes, FeedBurner
and now on your mobile phone via Stitcher SmartRadio
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