Archive for June, 2014

Dave White Presents

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Rockabilly with Super-Spy Elvis Presley, the Son of Jerry Lee Lewis, and the X-Men too on the July 1 *Dave White Presents*!

 

It doesn’t take long for anyone who hears or sees Rockin’ Jason D. Williams to think of Jerry Lee Lewis. The reason why is DNA. While it took some time for father and son to meet, the similarities were too obvious to deny. In fact, it’s Jason’s hands you’re hearing and seeing during the piano-pounding sections of the 1989 Dennis Quaid Jerry Lee Lewis biopic, *Great Balls of Fire*.

 

But if you think Williams is just his father’s clone, you best believe Williams has his own songs to sing and his own stories to tell.   On the July 1 edition of *DWP*, Jason talks about his Dad, his own career, but mostly about his new *Hillbillies and Holy Rollers*. One song we’ll play for you from that seriously hot album is “This is Rock and Roll,” a number that really sums it up.   In fact, you can’t get much more rockabilly than recording your album in the original, legendary Sun Records studios where Jerry Lee and all those greats pioneered rock and roll all those years ago.

 

We think you’ll especially enjoy this interview because Williams is a gent full of personality and humor. For example, he sings That Old Time Religion” was good enough for the Who and the Stones, so it’s good enough for you. Hmm. Now, that’s an unusual  twist to a Gospel standard–

 

Speaking of rockabilly humor,  Dave White sits down to talk with Andy Rausch about his brand-new satirical novel, *Elvis Presley: CIA Assassin.* What if The King met with Richard Nixon in 1970 and became a secret government operative? Did he fake his death in 1977? Was Presley involved with the Watergate scandal? The Iran hostage crisis? Communicate with aliens? Inquiring minds want to know! After all, what else is an aging rock and roller going to do when he tires of Vegas . . .

 

Shifting gears, we’ll also get into *The X-Men: Days of Future Passed*, one of this summer’s biggest blockbusters! You’ll meet Patrick Meaney, director of a new documentary, *Chris Claremont’s X-Men*. If you didn’t know, it was Claremont who took a sagging Marvel title about mutants and misfits in 1975 and turned it into the phenomena we know today. How did he do it, especially bucking a system and an editor that didn’t always like striking plot turns and character changes? Meany talked with all the “Marvel Bullpen” players who were there and discusses the original “Days of Future Passed,” a Chris Claremont creation. It’s a story not just about one comic, but how the Marvel Universe itself mutated over the years.          

 

What more could you ask? Straight-up rockabilly with Rockin’ Jason D. Williams, offbeat humor with secret agent Elvis Presley, and mutants galore on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over–

www.KSAV.org

 

You can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)–

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

 

On Wed.  July 2, 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

 

Now’s an ideal time to Friend us at the Dave White Presents Facebook page as we have tons of great guests in the online radio pipeline:

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

 

 

American Top 40 and The Mystery of Flight 3: Next on TVC

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Authors Wesley Hyatt and Robert Matzen will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

The host of American Top 40 for nearly four decades, Casey Kasem was a fixture on radio who also left his mark on television, most notably as the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo, Where are You? and as the voice of Robin the Boy Wonder on The Adventures of Batman in 1968, and throughout the 1970s on Super Friends.

We’ll pay tribute to Casey Kasem along with Wesley Hyatt, pop culture critic and the author of such books as The Encyclopedia of Daytime Television, Television’s Top 100 and The Billboard Book of No. 1 Adult Contemporary Hits. Wes also worked in the music industry, particularly with Harry Casey, the man behind KC and the Sunshine Band, plus he crossed paths briefly with Casey Kasem on one occasion. Wesley Hyatt will join us in our first hour.

Also joining us this week will be Robert Matzen, author of such books as Errol Flynn Slept Here and Errol & Olivia: Ego and Obsession in Golden Era Hollywood. Robert’s latest book, Fireball: Carole Lombard and The Mystery of Flight 3, is a fresh look at the life of Carole Lombard, the legendary Queen of Screwball Comedies who died tragically in a plane crash near Las Vegas on January 16, 1942. Robert’s book not only explores the life of Lombard, but the lives of the 21 other passengers aboard that light and the lives of those they behind, including Carole Lombard’s husband at the time, film icon Clark Gable.

Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with a brand new This Week in TV History.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
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Wed 9pm ET, 6pm PT on WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
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Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
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The Fugitive’s Unsung Hero, plus Inside the Whimsy Works: Next on TVC

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

We’ll remember actress Ruby Dee, television writer Stanford Whitmore and Walt Disney Company executive Jimmy Johnson on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday night at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org

This week’s program will include a tribute to Stanford Whitmore, the novelist and longtime television writer who wrote for such diverse shows as Johnny Staccato, Night Gallery, McCloud and, most notably, The Fugitive, as well as numerous made-for-TV movies. In many respects, Stanford Whitmore was the unsung hero of The Fugitive, in that while Roy Huggins created the series and Quinn Martin produced it, it was Whitmore took Roy’s concept and really fleshed it out. Stan not only wrote the pilot episode of The Fugitive, “Fear in a Desert City,” he established the character of the One-Armed Man as well as wrote the episode “The Girl from Little Egypt,” the show that depicted the back story of Dr. Richard Kimble.

Stanford Whitmore passed away on Thursday, May 8. I spoke to him many times in the course of writing my book The Fugitive Recaptured, and he was very proud of the pivotal role he played behind the scenes in the development of that series. We’ll play audio highlights from one of my conversations with Stan as part of our second hour.

And speaking of unsung heroes, Greg Ehrbar will join us as we remember Jimmy Johnson, a man who not only devoted his entire career to the Disney organization, but innovated many changes in merchandising, publishing and direct marketing that helped stabilize the Walt Disney Company during its formative years, while also overseeing the creation of Walt Disney Records, an offshoot of Disney that continues to play a critical role in the company’s financial success. Johnson died in 1975, but before his death he completed a manuscript called Inside the Whimsy Works, a memoir of his life with Walt Disney Productions that has just now been published, with the help of Greg Ehrbar. We’ll talk about the life and career of Jimmy Johnson when Greg joins us in our first hour.

Also this week: Author James Rosin remembers his friend Ruby Dee, while Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember film critic Roger Ebert (born during This Week in TV History). It’s a full program as always, and we certainly hope you’ll join us.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 9pm ET, 6pm PT on WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
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Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT Boost Radio Network
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM 1710 (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
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June Lockhart and Bill Daily: Next on TVC

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Television icons June Lockhart and Bill Daily will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday night at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

One of television’s most durable actresses, June Lockhart is best known for playing Ruth Martin on Lassie, Dr. Janet Craig on Petticoat Junction, Maria Ramirez on General Hospital and, of course, Maureen Robinson on Lost in Space. While all of those roles are famous, they represent just a few chapters in a long career in stage, film and TV that has seen June earn a Tony Award, an Emmy nomination, two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and many other honors, including the Exceptional Public Achievement Medal from NASA, which she received late last year for outstanding talent for inspiring the public about space exploration.

June Lockhart is also celebrating her 80th year as a professional actress. She’ll be sharing a few memories with us when she joins us in our first hour. (And speaking of daytime television, June will be one of the presenters for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Friday, June 20. The Daytime Emmy Awards will be streamed online on Sunday, June 22. For more information, go to www.emmyonline.tv.)

Joining us in our second hour will be actor/comedian Bill Daily. Known to TV viewers as Roger Healey on I Dream of Jeannie and Howard Borden on The Bob Newhart Show, Bill began his career in television in Chicago directing such shows as Kukla, Fran and Ollie and Garroway at Large, and later worked with the likes of Steve Allen and Mike Douglas. We’ll talk to Bill about The Bob Newhart Show and other aspects of his career when he joins us in our second hour.

All six seasons of The Bob Newhart Show are now available as a DVD box set edition that includes audio commentaries, a gag reel, a forty-page essay by Emmy Award-winning writer Vince Waldron, and such extra features as “Group Therapy,” in which Bob Newhart sits down with Bill Daily, Peter Bonerz and Jack Riley to reminisce about The Bob Newhart Show. The Bob Newhart Show: Complete Series Box Set Edition is available now on DVD through Shout Factory.

Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen look back at June 17, 1994, the night of the famous low-speed white Bronco police chase that captivated television audiences, and how TV news coverage of the O.J. Simpson murder case continues to impact us today.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 9pm ET, 6pm PT on WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
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Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT Boost Radio Network
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM 1710 (Half Moon Bay, CA)
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Theodore Bikel: Next on TVC

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Actor, singer and author Theodore Bikel and television producer David Michaels 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 you know Theodore Bikel from his appearances in such films and television series as The Twilight Zone, Wagon Train, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Columbo, All in the Family, The Defiant Ones, The African Queen, and The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming. But Theo is also an accomplished singer, author, poet, stage actor and raconteur whose career in show business spans seventy-five years. Among his many accomplishments, he created the role of Captain von Trapp in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music, plus he has played Tevye on Fiddler on the Roof more than 2000 times on Broadway and elsewhere. Theodore Bikel will join us in our second hour.

Theo turned ninety on May 2 of this year, and he will be celebrating his life and career by performing on Monday, June 16 at a concert in his honor at the Saban Theater, 8440 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. The evening will be hosted by Ed Asner and will also include performances by Guthrie, Peter Yarrow, Tom Paxton and many other friends and colleagues. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com, plus there will be a VIP reception after the concert where you can meet Theo and his musical guests. For tickets to the VIP reception, email concert4theo@gmail.com.

Theodore Bikel also recently updated his acclaimed autobiography, Theo, with a brand new postscript that includes reflections on turning ninety. The book is available through the University of Wisconsin Press.

Also joining us this week will be David Michaels, senior executive director of the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and an Emmy Award-winning producer and director in his own right. David began his career in daytime television as a production assistant to the late Bob Stewart and went on to work on such shows as The $25,000 Pyramid, The $100,000 Pyramid, Pictionary, Vicki! and Leeza. The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be streamed live on Sunday, June 22 at emmyonline.tv.

Plus: A brand new DVD report and This Week in TV History.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 9pm ET, 6pm PT on WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Weekends, various times, on IndianaTalks.com
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT Boost Radio Network
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM 1710 (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
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