Archive for September, 2015

Fifty Years of James T. West and Maxwell Smart: Next on TVC

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

We’ll celebrate the golden anniversaries of The Wild, Wild West and Get Smart on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

The first hour of this week’s program begins with a brand new edition of This Week in TV History that will include a look at The Wild, Wild West, the iconic TV Western starring Robert Conrad and Ross Martin that premiered on CBS in September 1965. We’ll then continue with a replay of our conversation from October 2013 with Susan Kesler (author of The Wild, Wild West: The Series) and longtime movie and TV stuntman Bob Herron, Ross Martin’s double on The Wild, Wild West. Bob Herron was honored earlier this month by the Stuntmen’s Association of Motion Pictures.

Our second hour will include at a look at the legacy of Get Smart, the iconic NBC spy parody starring Don Adams and Barbara Feldon that also premiered in September 1965. We’ll follow that with an encore presentation of our March 2014 conversation with Stacey Adams, the daughter of Don Adams. Stacey has enjoyed a successful career in television in her own right, both as an actress and as a network TV executive.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Fri and Mon 3pm ET, Noon PT and Sat 6pm ET, 3pm PT on GLN Radio Network
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
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
Follow us online at www.tvconfidential.net
Follow us now on Twitter: Twitter.com/tvconfidential
Like our Fan Page at www.facebook.com/tvconfidential

Dean Hargrove, James Sutorius and Laura Pursell: Next on TVC

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Writer, producer and director Dean Hargrove, actor James Sutorius and singer/actress Laura Pursell will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

If you follow the world of TV mysteries, you know that Dean Hargrove as the Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director of such classic shows as Columbo, The Name of the Game, Matlock, Diagnosis Murder, The Father Dowling Mysteries and Jake and the Fatman, not to mention the highly successful series of Perry Mason movies that ran on NBC. Dean is also the director and executive producer of Tap World, a critically acclaimed documentary that provides a window into the world of tap dancing — and what tap means to the artists who undertake that discipline. We’ll talk about the film, and more, when Dean Hargrove joins us in our second hour.

Tap World will be screened at the Urban World Film Festival in New York (Sept. 23-27) and at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA on Sunday, Oct. 18. The film will also become available for video on demand on Netflix later this year.

Also joining us this week will be singer/actress Laura Pursell. As an actress Laura has worked in film and television with the likes of Dick Van Patten, Talia Share and Weird Al Yankovic. As a singer she first came into prominence in 2001, when she sang for Betty and President Gerald Ford in Palm Springs, CA. Since that time, Laura has performed in St. Petersburg, Russia, Dublin, Ireland and many venues up and down the West Coast.

Laura’s latest album, The Very Last Dance Hall Left in L.A., is a collaboration with her father, legendary Nashville pianist Bill Pursell. We’ll ask Laura about working with her dad when she joins us in our first hour.

Plus: Part 2 of our conversation with stage and television actor James Sutorius (The Andros Targets, The Bob Crane Show). It’s a full program as always… 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
Fri and Mon 3pm ET, Noon PT and Sat 6pm ET, 3pm PT on GLN Radio Network
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
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
Follow us online at www.tvconfidential.net
Follow us now on Twitter: Twitter.com/tvconfidential
Like our Fan Page at www.facebook.com/tvconfidential

James Sutorius: Next on TVC

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Actor James Sutorius will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

An accomplished stage actor, James Sutorius has not only starred on Broadway, but performed in just about every major theatre group and repertory company across the country, including California’s Old Globe, the La Jolla Playhouse, the Pasadena Playhouse, the Cleveland Playhouse, the Seattle Repertory and Lincoln Center. He is also no stranger to television, having appeared in just about every major TV series over the past four decades, including Matlock, Columbo, Murder, She Wrote, Family Ties, The X Files, Southland, Perry Mason and CSI, plus you’ve heard his voice on many commercials over the years, including the iconic tag for Ragu Spaghetti Sauce, “That’s Italian!”

Some of you may recall that James also once starred in his own series, The Andros Targets — a show that, in many ways, was ahead of its time. We’ll talk about that, and more, when James Sutorius joins us in our second hour.

Also this week: We’ll continue our look at some of the iconic shows that originally premiered in September 1965 as part 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 and Mon 3pm ET, Noon PT and Sat 6pm ET, 3pm PT on GLN Radio Network
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
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
Follow us online at www.tvconfidential.net
Follow us now on Twitter: Twitter.com/tvconfidential
Like our Fan Page at www.facebook.com/tvconfidential

Back to the Future, plus Throwback Thursdays: Next on TVC

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Authors Herbie J Pilato and Caseen Gaines will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Herbie J Pilato has written several books on television, including The Bionic Book Reconstructed, everything you wanted to know about The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, and Glamour, Gidgets and The Girl Next Door, which celebrates the accomplishments of more than four dozen TV actresses who shattered expectations, one way or another. In addition, he is the leading authority on the legacy of Bewitched and the author of two books on the life of its star, Elizabeth Montgomery, including Twitch Upon a Star and The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery: A Guide to Her Magical Performances. Herbie J Pilato will join us during our first hour.

Herbie J Pilato is also the host of Throwback Thursdays, a live panel discussion featuring icons from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s that takes place every Thursday night at the Barnes and Noble in Burbank, CA. Throwback Thursdays is a joint presentation of Barnes and Noble and The Classic TV Preservation Society, a nonprofit organization that, among other things, seeks to close the gap between popular culture and education.

And speaking of the 1980s, we’ll go back in time in our second hour as we welcome Caseen Gaines, the award-winning author of Inside Pee Wee’s Playhouse: The Untold, Unauthorized and Unpredictable Story of a Pop Culture Phenomenonand A Christmas Story: Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic.

Caseen’s latest book, We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy, tells you everything you wanted to know about the classic motion picture franchise that is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary in 2015. Caseen’s book not only includes material from more than 500 hours of original interviews with more than fifty cast and crew members (including Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Huey Lewis), but includes balanced accounts of some of the more controversial moments in the history of Back to the Future, including why Michael J. Fox replaced the movie’s star, Eric Stolz, and why Crispin Glover did not return after the first movie.

Also this week: Phil Gries will join us for Part 3 of our look at the early broadcast career of Vin Scully, the legendary voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Vin Scully announced last week that 2016 will likely be his final year behind the microphone.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Fri and Mon 3pm ET, Noon PT and Sat 6pm ET, 3pm PT on GLN Radio Network
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
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
Follow us online at www.tvconfidential.net
Follow us now on Twitter: Twitter.com/tvconfidential
Like our Fan Page at www.facebook.com/tvconfidential

Remembering Russell Johnson and The Streets of San Francisco: Next on TVC

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Kimberly Johnson, Bill Funt and James Rosin 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 replay of our March 2014 tribute to Russell Johnson, the actor known to three generations as Professor Roy Hinkley on Gilligan’s Island. Russell’s daughter Kimberly Johnson will share some memories of her dad, plus she’ll talk about his favorite episodes, her favorite episodes, and her dad’s take on the whole Gilligan’s Island pop culture phenomenon.

Also joining us in our second hour will be our friend Bill Funt. The son of Candid Camera originator Allen Funt, Bill first came to know Kimberly and other Gilligan’s Island personnel (including series creator Sherwood Schwartz) as part of an effort to bring the three GilliganTV-movies from the late 1970s to DVD.

Our first hour will include an encore presentation of our November 2012 conversation with author James Rosin, whose books on music, film and television include The Streets of San Francisco: A Quinn Martin TV Series, everything you wanted to know about the long-running ABC police drama starring Karl Malden and Michael Douglas. Quinn Martin himself believed that The Streets of San Francisco was the best show that he ever produced.

James Rosin will be appearing at this year’s MidAtlantic Nostalgia Convention, Sept. 17-19 at the Hunt Valley Wyndham in Hunt Valley, MD.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Fri and Mon 3pm ET, Noon PT and Sat 6pm ET, 3pm PT on GLN Radio Network
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
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
Follow us online at www.tvconfidential.net
Follow us now on Twitter: Twitter.com/tvconfidential
Like our Fan Page at www.facebook.com/tvconfidential