Archive for September, 2017

Two Eds, a Deb and a Stonn: Next on TVC

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

We’ll replay our conversations with actor Ed Asner, filmmaker Deborah Pearl and actor Lawrence Montaigne during this weekend’s edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Our first hour will include an encore presentation of our October 2016 conversation with actor Ed Asner and filmmaker Deborah Pearl. Deborah is the writer and director of Getting Ed Laid, a coming of “old age” story starring Ed Asner and Jean Smart. We’ll go behind the scenes of the making of Getting Ed Laid, plus we’ll ask Ed about The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant and more.

For our listeners in Southern California, Getting Ed Laid will be screened on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7:30pm as part of the Marina Del Rey Film Festival 2017. The screening will take place at AMC Classic Marina Marketplace 6, 4335 Glencoe Avenue in Marina Del Rey, California; tickets are $15. Both Ed Asner and Deborah Pearl are scheduled to appear at the screening. Click here for tickets and more information. (NOTE: If all goes well, Ed Asner will join us again later in October to discuss his new book, The Grouchy Historian.)

Our second hour will include a replay of our August 2012 conversation with actor and author Lawrence Montaigne (Star Trek, The Great Escape, A Vulcan Odyssey, The Guardian List). Best known for his appearances in “Amok Time” and “Balance of Terror,” two famous episodes of the original Star Trek, Lawrence Montaigne passed away in March 2017 at the age of 86.

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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Tributes to Jerry Lewis and The Carol Burnett Show: Next on TVC

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Author Wesley Hyatt, comedy scholar Chris Korman, filmmaker Steve Kosareff and Jerry Lewis expert Jeff Brodrikc will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Author Wesley Hyatt will join us in our second hour as we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the premiere of The Carol Burnett Show, the long-running CBS variety series that also featured Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, Tim Conway and Harvey Korman. Wes’ book The Carol Burnett Show Companion: So Glad We Had This Time takes you behind the scenes of the Burnett show, including interviews with all of the key writers on the show, plus memories from many notable guest stars. Yet, despite winning multiple Emmy Awards during its eleven-year run, in some respects The Carol Burnett Show’s place in TV history is often overlooked. We’ll talk about that, and more, in our second hour.

Also joining Wes in our second hour will be Chris Korman. The son of actor/comedian Harvey Korman, Chris is also among the many people who provided insight and commentary for The Carol Burnett Show Companion.

Jeff Brodrick will join us during our first hour as we pay tribute to actor, comedian, filmmaker and humanitarian Jerry Lewis. An acknowledged authority on Lewis, Jeff has worked as a consultant on a number of projects related to Jerry’s film and TV career, including the very first website devoted to Jerry Lewis, JerryLewisUnauthorized.com.

This week’s show will also include a return appearance by Steve Kosareff, the writer, producer and director of TV Man: The Search for the Last Independent Dealer, an excellent documentary that explores the era of the locally owned, independent television set dealer—a vital part of the first three decades of TV retailing that has all but disappeared in the era of big box stores. Though TV Man was completed a few years before, the film has been in music licensing hell for the past two years. Steve hopes to change that by hiring a composer to write and record a new, original score for the film, so that TV Man can be at long last be viewed by the public.

Toward that end, Steve has started a Kickstarter campaign to help cover the cost of hiring of a composer to sight music cues, compose and record the score with additional musicians, and an editor to place the music cues and render the film for online streaming and digital downloads. For more information, go to Kickstarter.com and type in TV Man. The Kickstarter campaign for TV Man: The Search for the Last Independent Dealer will continue through Thursday, Oct. 5.

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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Peter Onorati: Next on TVC

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Actor Peter Onorati and entertainment journalist Hillary Atkin will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

One of the most visible actors on network and cable television over the past three decades, Peter Onorati has appeared in such popular films and TV series as Goodfellas, Rocketman, The Last Ride, Postcards from the Edge, Kate and Allie, Murder One, Sons of Anarchy, How to Get Away with Murder, Castle, Rizzoli & Isles, Desperate Housewives, 24, Everybody Hates Chris, Boston Legal, NYPD Blue, CSI, NCIS, Monk, Crossing Jordan, and Sex and the City, plus leading roles in such shows as Civil Wars, Murder in the First, and the cult classic Cop Rock.

Peter Onorati is one of the stars, along with Shemar Moore, of the reimagining of S.W.A.T. that will premiere on Thursday, Nov. 2 on CBS. He also has a recurring role as Jack’s father, Stanley, on This Is Us, which starts its second season on NBC on Tuesday, Sept. 26. We’ll ask Peter about both shows, plus we’ll talk about how his career in acting “accidentally” came about, when he joins us in our second hour.

Speaking of the fall TV season, Hillary Atkin will join us in our first hour for a sneak peek at some of the new shows that will premiere over the next few weeks on broadcast, cable and digital television. An award-winning entertainment journalist, Hillary publishes The Atkin Report,™ which covers pop culture, travel, dining, fashion, and arts and entertainment, while her articles on the entertainment industry have appeared in USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, People, Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, Weekly Variety, Premiere, Television Week and other leading publications.

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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Remembering June Foray and Richard Anderson: Next on TVC

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Animation guru Jerry Beck and radio host David Cummings will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio,  KSAV.org.

The first hour of this week’s program will be dedicated to Emmy Award-winning actress June Foray, the prolific voice artist who passed away on Tuesday, July 26 at the age of 99. The voice of Rocket J. Squirrel, Natasha Fatale, Nell Fenwick, Cindy Lou Who, Witch Hazel, Talky Tina, and countless other classic film and TV characters, Foray was also a tireless activist, philanthropist and animation advocate who remained a viable force in the industry well into her nineties.

Animation historian Jerry Beck will join us to talk about Foray’s legacy, in front of and behind the camera, while radio host David Cummings will share some memories of his friendship with the actress, which lasted more than ten years. We’ll also discuss Foray’s many contributions to the record industry, her occasional on-camera appearances on such shows as The Johnny Carson Show, and more.

For our listeners in Southern California, the Motion Picture Academy will celebrate the life and career of June Foray at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The event is free and is open to the public, but will likely be Standing Room Only. For more information, email friendsofjuneforay@gmail.com.

Our second hour this week will be devoted to Richard Anderson, the actor known around the world as Oscar Goldman on The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. Richard Anderson passed away on Thursday, Aug. 31 at the age of 91.

We were fortunate enough to interview Richard Anderson on several occasions over the past twenty-five years, the most recent of which was recorded for broadcast on TV Confidential in August 2015. It was a well-rounded conversation in which we discussed not only his career-changing role of Oscar Goldman (and how he played him differently on each Bionic series), but his early career as a contract player with MGM, as well as his work in such films as Seconds and Paths of Glory.

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
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunes, FeedBurner, SoundCloud
and now on your mobile phone via Stitcher.com
Follow us online at www.tvconfidential.net
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