Archive for January, 2015

Hugh Downs: Next on TVC

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Broadcast legend Hugh Downs will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

In a career that spans seven decades, Hugh Downs has left his mark on three of the most iconic shows in television history — The Tonight Show and The Today Show, and ABC’s 20/20 — as well as hosted Over Easy and Live from Lincoln Center for PBS, the syndicated talk show Not for Women Only (with Barbara Walters), and the long-running NBC game show Concentration. Certified by The Guinness Books of World Records for logging more hours on network commercial television than anyone else, Hugh has also hosted numerous other television broadcasts from both poles and just about every continent.

In a encore presentation of a 90-minute conversation that originally aired in September 2013, we’ll not only ask Hugh about his long and distinguished career, but discuss a few of his other interests that are not widely known. Plus: Phil Gries will play audio highlights from some of Hugh’s early work in television, including his time as co-host of The Jack Paar Tonight Show. All this and more, beginning in our first hour.

Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with a new edition of This Week in TV History, and Greg Ehrbar with a brand new DVD report.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Pittsburgh Talks
Sun 10am ET, 7am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 10am ET, 7am 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
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LA’s Next Great Stage Star, plus Behind the Scenes of Dynasty: Next on TVC

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Singer/actress Barbara Van Orden and writer/producers Richard and Esther Shapiro will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

Barbara Van Orden began her nightclub career in the Catskill Mountains, opening for the likes of Milton Berle, Don Rickles and Red Buttons, before performing alongside Buddy Hackett, Soupy Sales and Morey Amsterdam in at the Playboy Club in Chicago, as well as opening for Frank Sinatra in the legendary Persian Room in New York City. Today, among other things, Barbara is actively involved with the annual LA’s Next Great Stage Star Competition, the only musical theatre competition of its kind on the West Coast, and one that shines the spotlight on 20 undiscovered performers between the ages of 18 and 32. Barbara Van Orden will join us in our first hour.

LA’s Next Great Stage Star Competition continues Sunday 1/25 and Sunday 2/1 at Sterling’s Upstairs at The Federal, 5303 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood, CA beginning at 11am. To date, eight winners or runners-up of the Stage Star competitionhave gone on to make their off-Broadway and/or Broadway debuts, including 2010 winner Janet Krupin (who made her Broadway debut in the hit musical Bring it On) and 2012 1st runner-up Carrie St. Louis (who appeared in Rock of Ages in both Las Vegas and Broadway). The Grand Finale takes place Sunday 2/8, also at Sterling’s Upstairs at the Federal, beginning at 11am. For tickets and more information call (818) 623-7300 ext. 2 or go to www.thefederalbar.com.

Also on this week’s program: There’s a big reunion of the cast of Dynasty going on this weekend in Hollywood. With that in mind, we will mark the occasion by replaying our July 2011 conversation with the co-creators, co-writers, and co-executive producers of Dynasty, Richard and Esther Shapiro, during our second hour.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Pittsburgh Talks
Sun 10am ET, 7am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 10am ET, 7am 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
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Darby Hinton, plus 2014: The Year in Television: Next on TVC

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Actor Darby Hinton will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Darby Hinton
spent six years of his life playing Israel Boone on Daniel Boone, which not only celebrates its 50th anniversary on television during the 2014-2015 season, but remains a staple of both MeTV and the INSP channel. What you may not know is that Darby has spent his entire life in show business. Both his father and his grandfather were actors, while Darby himself has appeared in countless other film, TV and stage productions, including Texas Rising, an historical drama that will premiere later this year on The History Channel. Darby Hinton will join us in our second hour.

Also this week: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen will join us in our first hour as we look back at some of the notable stories that shaped the world of television during calendar year 2014, from the changing landscape of late night to the deaths of such TV icons as Joan Rivers and Robin Williams.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Pittsburgh Talks
Sun 10am ET, 7am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 10am ET, 7am 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
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Hugh O’Brian: Next on TVC

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Actor, author and philanthropist Hugh O’Brian will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

Known around the world as the star of The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (which recently joined the weekday lineup on COZI TV), Hugh O’Brian is also a noted philanthropist and civic leader who has always believed in the importance of using one’s celebrity to motivate others for a worthy cause. Hugh has done that in many ways throughout his career, most notably through the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership program (HOBY), which has inspired young people to dedicate their lives to leadership, service and innovation for more than five decades. We’ll ask Hugh how he came to start HOBY, as well as talk about his life and career in show business, when he joins us near the end of our first hour.

Hugh’s new book, Hugh O’Brian… or What’s Left of Him, is available at Amazon.com, BookPublishersNetwork.com, www.HughOBrian.me and wherever books are sold online. For more information on the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership program, visit www.HOBY.org.

Also this week: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen will join us for 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
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Pittsburgh Talks
Sun 10am ET, 7am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 10am ET, 7am 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
Also available as a podcast via iTunes, FeedBurner
and now on your mobile phone via Stitcher.com
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