Archive for February, 2017

Lucy in London and Elvis: The 1968 Comeback Special: Next on TVC

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Emmy Award-winning and ACE Award-winning producer and director Steve Binder will join us on a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

A fixture in the world of variety television for more than five decades, Steve Binder’s many credits as a director and producer include the musical series Hullabaloo, the iconic concert film The T.A.M.I. Show (considered by many to be the Holy Grail of Rock films), and such iconic variety specials as Lucy in London, Petula (which featured a groundbreaking yet controversial moment between Petula Clark and Harry Belafonte), the historic Diana Ross: Live in Central Park telecast and the 1968 Elvis Comeback Special.

Steve Binder is also the co-author of Fade Up 26: The Movers and Shakers of Variety Television, an excellent oral history that tells the story of variety television through the voices of twenty-six men and women who were and are responsible for bringing these shows into our homes for the past sixty-five years. Steve will tell us the backstory of the Elvis Comeback Special, and more, when he joins us in our second hour.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
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 (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
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 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
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 (San Francisco, CA)
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Homer Simpson, Oscar Levant and the Legacy of MTM: Next on TVC

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Actor and playwright Dan Castellaneta and authors Vince Waldron and Jennifer Armstrong will join us as we remember Mary Tyler Moore on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

We’ll spend most of our program this week remembering Mary Tyler Moore, the iconic actress and producer who passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the age of 80. Whether you think of her as Laurie Petrie, Mary Richards, or one of the guiding forces behind MTM Enterprises, Mary Tyler Moore helped three generations of women see alternatives for themselves beyond traditional roles on television and in the real world.

Jennifer Armstrong will join us by phone in our first hour, while Vince Waldron will join us in the studio during our second hour. Jennifer’s books include Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted and All the Brilliant Minds Who Made The Mary Tyler Moore Show a Television Classic, while Vince’s books include The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book: The Definitive History of Television’s Most Enduring Comedy.

This week’s show will also include the first of a two-part interview with Emmy Award-winning actor, writer and voice artist Dan Castellaneta, the voice of Homer Simpson. Not only is Dan a big fan of The Dick Van Dyke Show, he wrote the foreword for the deluxe expanded archive edition of The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book. We will ask Dan about some of his favorite Laura Petrie episodes, and more, when he joins us in our second hour.

Dan Castellaneta is also the writer and star of For Piano and Harpo, a brand new play about Oscar Levant, the renowned pianist, composer, humorist and bon vivant who was known as much for his biting wit as for his musical compositions. For Piano and Harpo is playing at the Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Drive in Burbank, CA through Sunday, March 5. For tickets and more information, call 818-955-8101 or go to FalconTheatre.com.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
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 (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
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 (San Francisco, CA)
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
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