Archive for February, 2016

Hollywood Through the Back Door: Next on TVC

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Actor, author, playwright, and film and television pioneer Michael St. John makes a return visit on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

Michael St. John was the first African-American man hired as a director for NBC television in Burbank in the 1960s, where he worked on such shows as Laugh-In and The Andy Williams Show, while he also directed news programs for Burbank affiliate KNBC featuring Tom Brokaw and Bryant Gumbel. As an actor, Michael has appeared in such films as Carmen Jones, the first major Hollywood motion picture featuring an all African-American cast, plus he has covered entertainment news for various media venues, including The Canyon News, EZ Way magazine and San Francisco radio station KDIA. His book, Hollywood Through the Back Door, is the story of Michael’s journey to Hollywood in the 1950s (at a time when racism was still rampant in the film industry), and the help and guidance he received from such legends as Bette Davis, Mary Pickford, Marian Anderson, Katharine Hepburn, Gary Owens, Marilyn Horne and Ethel Waters.

Michael will join us during our second hour for a roundtable discussion that will include his thoughts on the ongoing controversy regarding diversity in Hollywood. We’ll also discuss the latest developments on Hollywood Through the Back Door, which is currently being adapted for both the stage and as a miniseries for HBO.

Our first hour will include new editions of This Week in TV History and Greg Ehrbar’s DVD report. It’s a full program as always… we certainly hope you’ll join us.

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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)
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Bob and Ray, Pete Malloy and Jeremiah Smith: Next on TVC

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Actor Roy Thinnes, author James Rosin and Emmy Award-winning television writer David Pollock will join us on a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

The second hour of this week’s show will include Part 2 of our two-part conversation with Roy Thinnes (The Invaders, General Hospital, The X Files). We’ll ask Roy about how he came to play Jeremiah Smith on the original X Files, his thoughts on the new FOX miniseries, his interest in painting and his unique approach to portraiture.

Emmy Award-winning television writer David Pollock (All in the Family, M*A*S*H, Cheers) will make a return visit in our first hour as we remember Bob Elliott, the legendary comedian who passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 2. One of the great pioneers in the world of satire, Bob Elliott, along with his longtime partner, Ray Goulding, influenced three generations of comedians and comedy writers, while providing thousands of hours of entertainment for network and local radio, the Golden Age of Television, late night television and, eventually, Broadway. David Pollock is the author of Bob and Ray: Keener Than Most Persons, a comprehensive dual biography of Bob and Ray that he wrote with the cooperation of Bob Elliott and the widow of Ray Goulding.

Also this week: Actor and author James Rosin will pay tribute to the late Martin Milner. Jim not only acted with Milner in two episodes of Adam-12, but wrote an excellent history of Route 66: The Television Series.

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
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Roy Thinnes: Next on TVC

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Actor and artist Roy Thinnes and Emmy Award-winning producer Joseph Dougherty will join us on a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Known to three generations of television viewers as David Vincent, the mild-mannered architect who tries to convince an unbelieving world that aliens from another planet are trying to take over the Earth, on the classic Quinn Martin series The Invaders, Roy Thinnes’ other television credits include General Hospital (as the original Dr. Phil Brewer), Ben Quick on the TV adaptation of The Long, Hot Summer, innovative psychiatrist Dr. Jim Whitman on The Psychiatrist, the dual roles of Roger Collins and Reverend Trask in the 1991 revival of Dark Shadows, and alien healer Jeremiah Smith in three iconic episodes of The X Files.

The X Files, of course, recently returned to FOX as a six-part miniseries, while there is a direct line between The X Files and The Invaders. We will ask Roy about both, but we’ll also talk about some of his early mentors (which include Quinn Martin, Frank Lovejoy and Emily McLaughlin), his interest in art and some of his other work in film and television. Roy Thinnes will join us by phone in our second hour.

Our first hour will feature Part 2 of our conversation with Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Joseph Dougherty (thirtysomething, Saving Grace, Pretty Little Liars) and television scholar Dan Farren (Story Salon) about the original Dragnet, how it came to shape police procedurals as we know them today, and the career of Jack Webb in general. Plus: 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 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
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Journey Back to Old Hollywood: Next on TVC

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Actress Margaret O’Brien and authors Mary Ann Anderson and Sylvia Resnick will join us on an encore presentation of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

The first hour of this week’s show will include an encore presentation of our November 2014 conversation with Margaret O’Brien, the great child star from the Golden Age of Hollywood who went on to become one of the most popular, versatile and endearing actresses over the past seven decades, largely because of her work on stage and television. Margaret will share a few memories of her long career, including her work with such stars as Robert Young and Mickey Rooney.

The second hour will include a replay of our February 2014 conversation with Mary Ann Anderson about the life and career of Ida Lupino. Mary was the conservator for Ida’s estate during the last eleven years of the actress’ life, and became a close friend as a result. Mary’s books include Ida Lupino: Beyond the Camera, the story of Ida’s life and career (told almost entirely in Ida’s own words) and The Making of The Hitch-Hiker Illustrated, a behind-the-scenes look at the classic 1953 thriller directed by Ida Lupino that was the first American example of film noir that was directed by a woman. The hour will also include excerpts from one of the last recorded interviews given by Lupino in which she discusses her work in film and television.

Keeping with the theme of old Hollywood, this week’s show will also include an encore of our conversation with author and longtime entertainment journalist Sylvia Resnick. Sylvia began her career writing for such publications as Photoplay, Modern Screen and TV Radio Mirror before becoming a staff editor for Rona Barrett’s Hollywood.

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
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