Archive for December, 2017

The Sounds of Lost Christmas: Next on TVC

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

We’ll go back in time this weekend as part of a special holiday edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Phil Gries will join us in our first hour for a special holiday edition of the Sounds of Lost Television featuring audio highlights of select network TV celebrations of the Yuletide season from the 1960s, including programs featuring Florence Henderson, Judy Garland, Jonathan Winters, Danny Thomas, Victor Borge, Jim Nabors, Andy Griffith, Glen Campbell, Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Walter Cronkite, Bing Crosby, Mary Martin and Charles Kuralt.

Our second hour will include an encore presentation of our annual roundtable discussion featuring Joanna Wilson on favorite Christmas episodes and holiday TV specials. Joanna is the author of The Christmas TV Companion and Tis the Season TV: The Encyclopedia of Christmas-Themed Episodes, Specials and Made for TV Movies.

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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Peter Marshall and The Golden Girls: Next on TVC

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Singer/actor Peter Marshall and entertainment writer Jim Colucci will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Best known as the original host of The Hollywood Squares, Peter Marshall’s career in entertainment spans the worlds of big band music, Broadway musicals, comedy, movies, live performances, and radio. Early in his career Peter partnered with comedian Tommy Noonan, appearing in major nightclubs, films and theatres across the country, as well as numerous times on The Ed Sullivan Show, while his stage credits include the London production of Bye Bye Birdie and the Broadway production of Skyscraper with Julie Harris and Charles Nelson Reilly. Today he is heard every day on the Music of Your Life radio network, where he plays the music of the Big Band era and draws on his vast knowledge of The Great American Songbook and the artists of that era.

Peter Marshall is also the narrator of Wait for Your Laugh, the acclaimed new feature-length motion picture documentary about the life and career of Rose Marie that continues to play in movie theaters in various cities across the country. We’ll ask Peter about the movie and his longtime friendship with Rose Marie, plus he’ll share a few stories about some of his favorite Christmas songs. Peter Marshall will join us in our second hour.

Wait for Your Laugh is currently showing through Dec. 21 at the Hollywood Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with additional bookings scheduled for Chicago, Philadelphia, Denver, Toronto and other cities once they are confirmed. For more information on Wait for Your Laugh, including showtimes and additional bookings, or go to WaitForYourLaugh.com.

Also joining us this week will be entertainment writer Jim Colucci. Jim’s work has appeared in such publications as TV Guide, Inside TV, The Advocate and CBS’ Watch! Magazine, where he currently serves as a deputy editor. His books on television include Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai, an all-inclusive look at the beloved series starring Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty that, in many respects, paved the way for such “female buddy” shows as Sex and the City. Calendar year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the final episode of The Golden Girls, while the series was the subject of a celebration of “friendship, laughter, and cheesecake” held earlier this year at Disney’s D23 Expo 2017. Jim Colucci will join us in our first 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)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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Remembering Mr. Novak: Next on TVC

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Author Chuck Harter will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

We’ll take you back to Jefferson High School this week as we welcome author, producer and musician Chuck Harter. Chuck’s latest book, Mr. Novak: An Acclaimed Television Series, tells you everything you wanted to know about the NBC series starring James Franciscus and Dean Jagger that won acclaim for its realistic portrayal of high school life and the work of high school teachers. The first network TV series to explore such topical issues as sex education, alcoholism, racial prejudice, computers in the classroom, and venereal disease, Mr. Novak also featured a host of popular guest stars, many of whom made their dramatic acting debuts on the series, including Sherry Jackson, Beau Bridges, Tony Dow, Frankie Avalon and Walter Koenig.

Yet, despite winning praise and awards from TV critics and educational groups alike, Mr. Novak has been rarely shown to the public since it left NBC in 1965. We’ll talk about the reasons why, and more, when Chuck Harter joins us in our second hour.

The first hour of this week’s show will include Part 5 of our Sounds of Lost Television tribute to actor, comedian and impressionist Will Jordan. Plus: We’ll pay tribute to Jim Nabors as part of our DVD report.

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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