Archive for November, 2015

The Sounds of Lost Thanksgiving: Next on TVC

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

We’ll play audio highlights of early TV coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on a special holiday edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Phil Gries will join us for an encore presentation of our special holiday-themed edition of The Sounds of Lost Television that will feature rare audio highlights of some of the earliest surviving network TV coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, including clips from broadcasts hosted by Lorne Greene, Betty White, Martin Milner, Kent McCord and June Lockhart. That’ll be in the first hour. The second hour will include highlights from early network Thanksgiving TV specials, including programs hosted by Dean Martin and Bob and Ray, and a rarely heard holiday special from Rankin-Bass.

Also this week: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen will continue our look at milestone TV premieres this fall as part of This Week in TV History.

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Submitted for Your Approval: A Panel Discussion on Rod Serling: Next on TVC

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Author Anne Serling, writer/producer Joseph Dougherty and TV historian Dan Farren will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Joseph Dougherty will return this week for a roundtable discussion on the legacy of Rod Serling, his impact on three generations of television writers, and episodes of Twilight Zone and Night Gallery that continue to stay with us. Joe is the Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, director of such shows as thirtysomething, Saving Grace, and Pretty Little Liars. He is also one of the biggest Twilight Zone fans that we know.

Joining Joe on the panel will be Anne Serling, Rod’s daughter, and an accomplished writer in her own right. Anne’s book, As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling, is a poignant memoir of growing up with Rod Serling that also humanizes the man whom many of us think of as an icon.

Dan Farren will also be with us for the hour; Dan is one of the producers of Story Salon, plus he reviews movies for SchmoesKnow.com.

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Kate Linder, plus TV Stars Who Sing: Next on TVC

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Actress Kate Linder and authors Mary Ann Anderson and Bob Leszczak 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 Young and the Restless, you know Kate Linder as Esther Valentine, the faithful housekeeper and confidante that she has played on the top-rated CBS daytime drama since 1982. What you may not know is that Kate has also been a leading double life of sorts over the past thirty-three years. We’ll talk about, plus we’ll ask about Esther’s storyline as well as Kate’s upcoming charity tea events. Kate Linder will join us in our second hour.

Co-hosting that hour will be our friend (and Kate’s friend) Mary Ann Anderson. Mary’s books on film and television include Mr. Adams and Eve: Illustrated (now available in hardcover) and Ida Lupino: Beyond the Camera, the story of Ida’s life and career.

And speaking of double lives, this week’s show will also include a return appearance from music and TV historian Bob Leszczak. Bob’s latest book, From Small Screen to Vinyl: A Guide to Television Stars Who Made Records, 1950-2000 is an encyclopedic look at hundreds of stars who performed double duty as TV performers and recording artists ― from legitimate crossover artists such as Rick Nelson and Annette Funicello, to the type of records that you have to hear to believe. The book includes exclusive interviews with Carol Burnett, Joyce Bulifant, Tom Kennedy, Bill Anderson, Rosey Grier, Paul Petersen, Stanley Livingston, Bill Mumy, Andrea Marcovicci and many, many others, plus Bob gives you a look at the drama that went on backstage as some of these stars tried to tackle different media. Bob Leszczak will join us in our first hour.

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Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
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James McEachin and The Purple Heart: Next on TVC

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

We’ll commemorate Veterans Day with encore presentations of our conversations with actor James McEachin and author Dwayne Epstein on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

With Veterans Day soon upon us, the second hour of this week’s show will include a replay of our November 2014 conversation with actor James McEachin. Known for his many film and television roles, including Lt. Brock on The Perry Mason Mysteries and the starring role in the NBC private-eye series Tenafly, James is also an accomplished novelist (The Heroin Factor, Farewell to the Mockingbirds, Tell Me a Tale), playwright (Beyond the Call, Above the Duty), and a decorated U.S. Army veteran with seven medals of valor.

James’ latest project, The Purple Heart, is based on the true story of the discovery of a lost Purple Heart medal that belonged to Lt. Henry Schenk, James’ patrol leader in the Korean War — and the role James played in helping restore that medal to Schenk’s family. The film also discusses the history of the Purple Heart itself, plus issues such as survivors guilt, the right and wrongs of war, and post-traumatic stress disorder. We’ll ask James about The Purple Heart, as well as his work with the likes of Sidney Poitier, John Wayne and Raymond Burr, when he joins us in our second hour.

The Purple Heart is in pre-production. To keep track of the latest developments, or to learn how you or someone you know can become involved in helping to fund the film, go to ThePurple HeartMovie.us.

Speaking of actors who have also served our country, this week’s show will also include a replay of our July 2014 conversation about the life and career of Lee Marvin, the Academy Award-winning film actor who became a household name partly as a result of television (and particularly the nourish 1950s crime drama M Squad), but who remained very much an enigma until the day he died.

Dwayne Epstein is the author of Lee Marvin: Point Blank, an excellent biography that not only covers Marvin’s career in film and television, but explores his family history, his tempestuous formative years, his combat experiences in World War II, and his struggles with alcoholism, dyslexia and posttraumatic stress disorder to reveal a sensitive soul behind behind the tough guy persona. Dwayne Epstein will join us in our first hour.

Also this week: We’ll pay tribute to Al Molinaro, the iconic character actor known as Murray the Cop on The Odd Couple and Big Al on Happy Days. It’s a full program as always… we certainly hope you’ll join us.

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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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