Archive for August, 2015

Nellie Oleson, Smash Flops and Bowling for a Good Cause: Next on TVC

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Actress Alison Arngrim, Oscar and Grammy-winning composer Richard Sherman, and Magic Castle founder Milt Larsen will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Our second hour will include a return appearance from Alison Arngrim, the actress known around the world as Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie. Alison will be among the many celebrities and former child stars who will be bowling for a good cause at the First Annual Guiding Star Gala benefiting A Minor Consideration, the excellent organization founded by Paul Peterson that provides guidance and support to young performers, past, present and future. The event takes place Sunday, Aug. 30 at Lucky Strike Live, 6801 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, CA, and is open to the public. For more information, call (323) 467-7776 or go to http://www.bowlluckystrike.com/locations/california/hollywood

Alison will also be conducting another Nasty Nellie Oleson Tour of Hollywood on Sept. 6. If you’ve read Alison’s memoir, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch, or seen her one-woman show, you know that she grew up in Hollywood (and lived to tell about it). This is an opportunity to see Hollywood from a real insider’s perspective. Plus, it’s the only tour of Hollywood that stops for milkshakes! For more information, go to http://www.zerve.com/DDTours/

Also joining us this week will be Richard Sherman and Milt Larsen. Most of you know that Richard (along with his late brother, Robert Sherman), wrote more songs than any other songwriting team in motion picture history, including words and music for Mary Poppins and dozens of other movies for Walt Disney Pictures, while Milt Larson is known around the world as the founder of the Magic Castle, the private club for magicians that’s also been featured in dozens of movies and TV shows. What you may not know is that Richard and Milt have also been writing comedy songs together for the past six decades—including Smash Flops and Bad Barber Shop Ballads, both of which are collections of songs that just missed being smash hits due to unfortunate timing.

Originally released in the 1960s, many of the songs in Smash Flops and Bad Barber Shop Ballads are still remarkably timely today, while the remastered edition of Smash Flops also includes two new Sherman and Larsen songs, “The Palin for President Polka” (sung by Palin fans who won’t give up) and “The Fracking Song” (sung by hard-hatted Friends of Fracking). Richard Sherman and Milt Larsen will join us in our first hour.

Plus: Phil Gries with Part 2 of our three-part tribute to the early broadcast career of Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully.

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Unsold TV Pilots, plus a Tribute to Frank Gifford: Next on TVC

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Television writer/producer, publisher and author Lee Goldberg and television historian and author Wesley Hyatt will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

Lee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar Award and Shamus Award nominee whose numerous TV credits include writing and producing such shows as Diagnosis Murder, Monk, Psych, Hunter, Nero Wolfe, Sliders and Spenser: For Hire. Lee has also written more than forty books, including The Walk, King City, Watch Me Die, a series of original novels based on Diagnosis Murder and Monk, and the internationally best-selling Fox & O’Hare series that he co-authors with Janet Evanovich (the latest of which, The Scam, will be released on Sept. 15). In addition, Lee is also co-founder of Brash Books, which recently re-released Poor, Poor Ophelia, the 1970 novel by Carolyn Weston that served as the basis for The Streets of San Francisco.

Lee has recently updated and re-released two books: Television Fast Forward, a look at every TV series revival, sequel or remake that was made from the 1950s through the 1990s, and Unsold Television Pilots: 1955-1989, a TV reference book that became a national media sensation, in part because of Johnny Carson. We’ll talk about some of the best shows you never saw on television when Lee Goldberg will join us in our second hour.

Wesley Hyatt will join us in our first hour as we look at the broadcast career of Frank Gifford, the Hall of Fame halfback for the New York Giants who was a mainstay on ABC’s Monday Night Football for more than twenty-five years. Wes’ books on music, film and television include Kicking Off the Week: A History of ABC’s Monday Night Football, 1970-2005 and Television’s Top 100: The Most Watched American Broadcasts, 1960-2010.

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Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
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Richard Anderson, plus a Tribute to Vin Scully: Next on TVC

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Actor Richard Anderson pays a return visit on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

Richard Anderson returns this week for Part 2 of our conversation about his career in film and television. Richard is getting ready for a Big Bionic Cast Reunion next month at the MidAtlantic Nostalgia Convention (Sept. 17 thru Sept. 19 at the Hunt Valley Wyndham in Hunt Valley, MD), so we’ll certainly talk about The Six Million Dollar Manand The Bionic Woman. But we’ll also talk about some of his other film and TV credits, including Seconds with Rock Hudson, Forbidden Planet with Walter Pidgeon, and playing Lieutenant Steve Drumm on the final season of Perry Mason.

Richard Anderson will join us in our second hour. Co-hosting the hour will be writer and film historian Alan Doshna. Al was the collaborator on Richard Anderson: At Last… A Memoir, the story of Richard’s life and career in film and television, from his early days as a contract player with MGM to the Bionic series and beyond.

Also this week: Phil Gries will join us for Part 1 of a special tribute to Hall of Fame sportscaster Vin Scully, the legendary voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers who is also known to national TV audiences for covering NFL Football, PGA Golf and the NBC Baseball Game of the Week. Scully is celebrating his 66th year as a broadcaster this year. With that in mind, Phil has put together an audio retrospective of Scully’s career, with a particular focus on the years 1955 through 1965, as part of the Sounds of Lost Television.

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Former Mouseketeer Sherry Alberoni: Next on TVC

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Actress Sherry Alberoni and author Douglas Brode will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Sherry Alberoni was a Mouseketeer during the second season of The Mickey Mouse Club, one of the most iconic television programs ever made, and the original Must See TV for millions of Baby Boomers when the series first aired in 1955. We’ll talk about the legacy of the Mousekeeters, but we’ll also discuss some of Sherry’s other work in film and television, which includes appearances in such films and TV series as The Monkees, Family Affair and The Three Worlds of Gulliver, plus the voices of Alexandra on Josie and the Pussycats and Wendy the Wonder Twin on SuperFriends. Sherry Alberoni will join us in our second hour.

Sherry Alberoni will be appearing at the D-23 expo, Aug. 14-Aug. 16 at the Anaheim Convention Center, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the premiere of The Mickey Mouse Club. For more information, go to D23.com/d23-expo/ She’ll also be at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4. For more information on that event, go to WaltDisney.org/special-programs.

Our first hour will include a return appearance from author Douglas Brode. Doug’s latest book, Sex, Drugs, & Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Evolution of an American Youth Culture, takes a close look at the cultural, political, and social revolution that took place in the United States (and, eventually, the world at large) between 1955 and 1970. We’ll talk about the efforts of the music, film and television industries to capitalize on this new and thriving youth market, as well the attempts to romanticize that erain the 1970s through such films and TV series as American Graffiti and Happy Days.

Sex, Drugs, & Rock ‘n’ Roll is available in bookstores everywhere. You can also order it directly by calling (800) 770-5264.

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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
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
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