Archive for March, 2017

Budd Moss and Kat Kramer: Next on TVC

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Budd Moss and Kat Kramer: Next on TVC

Actress/comedienne Kat Kramer and legendary film and television agent Budd Moss 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’re familiar with Child of the ’70s—the popular web series that pays homage to classic sitcoms of the 1970s—you know Kat Kramer as Frances Rye, the soap opera star who is a much better diva than she is an actress. Kat also plays two other characters on Child of the ’70s, both of which she will incorporate into her other venues. We’ll ask Kat about that, plus we’ll talk about some of her comedic influences, when she joins us in our first hour.

Kat Kramer is also the daughter of actress Karen Kramer and legendary film producer/director Stanley Kramer, while 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, the iconic film directed by Stanley Kramer that is still timely today. For more information on upcoming events that will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, visit StanleyKramer100.com. Season Five of Child of the ’70s will premiere later this year, while episodes from the first four seasons are available at OutTV.com, FunnyorDie.com, GayDirect.com, TheOfficialChildofthe70s.com and YouTube.

Our second hour will include a return appearance by Budd Burton Moss, the legendary Hollywood agent and talent manager whose career spans the Golden Age of Hollywood and Golden Age of Television right on through the digital age. One of the great raconteurs in the entertainment industry, Budd shares many of his stories in a two-volume memoir, All I Got Was 10 Percent: What It’s Like to Be a (Famous) Hollywood Agent (Vol. I) and Hollywood: Sometimes the Reality is Better Than the Dream (Vol. II). All Got Was 10 Percent is a sprawling narrative that covers Budd’s early career in Hollywood (including his efforts as an actor and bullfighter, his lifelong friendship with Sidney Poitier, the circumstances that led him to become an agent under the legendary Martin Baum, and the triangle between he, Carolyn Jones and Aaron Spelling), while Hollywood: Sometimes the Reality is Better Than the Dream chronicles Budd’s later career, including his efforts on behalf of Rita Hayworth, Tom Bosley, John James, Hunter Tylo and former MPAA president Jack Valenti, and the role he played in casting some of the most iconic shows in TV history.

For our listeners in Southern California, that Budd Moss will be appearing at the Just Fabulous bookstore in Palm Springs on Saturday, April 8. You can also meet Budd at Los Angeles City College on Wednesday, April 12.

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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What Really Happened to Dorothy Kilgallen? Next on TVC

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Investigative reporter, former criminal defense attorney and cable news legal analyst Mark Shaw will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Most of you probably remember Dorothy Kilgallen because of her weekly appearances on What’s My Line?, the popular CBS Sunday night prime time game show that made her household name during the 1950s and early 1960s. Some of you may also think of Kilgallen because of the mysterious nature of her death in the early morning hours of Nov. 8, 1965: a case that was officially ruled accidental, but which remains unsolved to this day.

Kilgallen, however, was a pioneer in many respects, leaving her mark in print and radio, as well as television, long before Oprah Winfrey. She was also a Pulitzer Prize-nominated, nationally syndicated columnist for the New York Journal-American, and a crack investigative reporter whose penchant for finding truth and justice—and, particularly, her series of articles that investigated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy—won her admiration from news reporters and editors alike.

But Dorothy Kilgallen also made a lot of enemies. In fact, a new book—The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What’s My Line? TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen—makes a compelling argument that Kilgallen was actually murdered by one of her enemies because she was getting too close to the truth about the Kennedy assassination. Not only that, but new evidence uncovered as a result of The Reporter Who Knew Too Much recently led the New York District Attorney’s office to reopen the Kilgallen case.

Investigative reporter and former criminal defense attorney Mark Shaw is the author of The Reporter Who Knew Too Much. Author of twenty-five books, and onetime legal analyst for CNN, ESPN and USA Today, he will talk about the life, death and legacy of Dorothy Kilgallen—and why reopening her case matters—when he joins us in our second hour.

The first hour of this week’s show will include Part 2 of our tribute to comedian “Professor” Irwin Corey as part of The Sounds of Lost Television.

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)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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Taylor Hicks, plus a Salute to The World’s Foremost Authority: Next on TVC

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Platinum recording artist and Season Five American Idol winner Taylor Hicks will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Taylor Hicks’ resume since winning American Idol is extensive. His debut album post-Idol, Taylor Hicks, went platinum, while his career over the past decade includes an eighteen-month stint on Broadway as Teen Angel in the national tour of Grease, a longterm residency at Paris Las Vegas (the first American Idol winner to do so), a best-selling book, and appearances on such shows as Law and Order: SVU.

Taylor Hicks is the host of the INSP series State Plate, which celebrates the unique food traditions of different states across the country. He is also about to release a new album and a new single later this year. We’ll ask Taylor about that, plus we’ll talk about some of his music influences, and more, when he joins us during our second hour.

Taylor Hicks is also in the middle of a national tour that will take him to such cities as Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA, Milwaukee, WI, Jackpot, NV and Chicago, IL over the next several weeks. For more information on the tour and the upcoming album, go to TaylorHicks.com.

Phil Gries will join us in our first hour as we salute the “World’s Foremost Authority,” “Professor” Irwin Corey, the wild-haired, zany comedian whose career as an entertainer spanned more than eight decades. Best known to television audiences for his many appearances on variety shows and late night talk shows during the 1960s and ’70s, Corey passed away last month at the age of 102.

Phil Gries is not only a longtime fan of Irwin Corey, he worked with Corey for a couple days on a film shoot in 1986. We’ll talk about that, plus we’ll play rarely heard audio from some of Corey’s most notable TV appearances as part of the Sounds of Lost Television.

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)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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Eric Braeden, plus The Allure of Harry Houdini: Next on TVC

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Emmy Award-winning actor Eric Braeden and costume designer Arlene Larsen 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 watch daytime television, you know Eric Braeden as Victor Newman, the complex self-made billionaire that he has played continuously on The Young and the Restless since he first joined the series in 1980. If you don’t watch daytime television, you probably know Eric as Captain Diedrich on the classic TV series The Rat Patrol, for his notable roles in such films as Colossus: The Forbin Project, 100 Rifles and Escape from the Planet of the Apes, or for the many villains that he played on various popular TV shows in the 1970s, including memorable appearances on Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-O, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and just about every crime drama produced by Quinn Martin.

What you may not know about Eric Braeden that his life story is a classic immigration story that embodies the American Dream. Born and raised in Germany at the height of World War II, Eric arrived in America in 1959 unaware of the atrocities of the Holocaust. That changed dramatically one day in 1961, when he watched the film Mein Kampf—an experience that not only awakened him politically, but left him determined to redress the wrongs of his homeland and to fighting prejudice not only against Germans, but all ethnicities.

Eric speaks about this candidly, and very movingly, in his memoir, I’ll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me to America’s No. 1 Daytime Drama. Eric Braeden will join us in our second hour.

Also joining us this week will be Arlene Larsen, award-winning costume designer and the wife of Milt Larsen, founder of the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. Arlene will talk about a Larsen family heirloom—a rare and historic emerald and ruby encrusted crown that Czar Nicholas of Russia originally gave to legendary illusionist Harry Houdini in 1903—that will soon become the property of the highest bidder at the upcoming Houdini Auction, which will take place at the auction house of Potter & Potter in Chicago on Saturday, April 8. Proceeds from the winning bid will help fund the creation of the Magic Castle Cabaret, a smaller version of The Magic Castle that will be located in Santa Barbara. We’ll ask Arlene how the Larsen family came to own the Houdini Brooch, as well as the Larsen family’s personal connection with Harry and Bess Houdini, the legacy of Houdini himself, and the various film and TV actors who have played Houdini over the years. Arlene Larsen will join us in our first hour.

If you can’t make the Houdini Auction in person on April 8, you still can bid on the Houdini Brooch (or any other item) either online, by telephone, or as an absentee bidder. For more information on how to do that, go to PotterAuctions.com/auctions/buying. For more information on The Magic Castle, go to MagicCastle.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 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)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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