Archive for February, 2019

Marilyn Michaels: Next on TVC

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Marilyn Michaels, America’s premier woman of a thousand faces and voices, will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio,  KSAV.org.

From the time she starred as Fanny Brice in the national company production of Funny Girl, Marilyn Michaels has brought her gift for satire and her powerful singing style to such diverse venues as Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and London, while she has appeared countless times on television throughout her career, including just about every major late night talk show, daytime talk show, cable talk show, variety show and variety special ever made.

Some of you might remember Marilyn Michaels for the popular ad campaign and TV commercials that she did, along with Rich Little, for Diet 7Up—while, if you’re like me, you immediately think her as one of the stars of the Emmy-nominated series The Kopykats (ABC, 1972). Marilyn Michaels will join us in our second hour.

Marilyn Michaels’ new book, How Not to Cook for The Rest of Your Life, is not a cookbook, but it is filled with food for thought on deciding what you want to do in life—as well as what you don’t want to do in life—and lining up your budget and other priorities accordingly. It’s also rich with stories about Marilyn’s encounters with Barbra Streisand, Sammy Davis Jr., Woody Allen, Orson Welles, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds, Joan Crawford, Joan Fontaine, Bette Davis, Howard Stern, Ethel Merman, Julie Andrews, Carol Channing, Jerry Lewis, Donald Trump, and many, many others. Autographed editions of How Not to Cook for The Rest of Your Life are available directly through MarilynMichaels.com.

This week’s show will also include a tribute to Katherine Helmond, the actress known to TV audiences as Jessica Tate on Soap and the matriarch on Who’s the Boss?

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Fri 10pm ET, 7pm PT, Sat/Sun 11pm ET, 8pm PT on RadioSlot (San Francisco, CA)
Sat Noon ET, 9am PT on KDUN AM-1030 (Reedsport, OR)
Sat 4pm CT, 2pm PT and Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM (Sioux City, IA)
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Huntington, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT on CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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Marion Ross Returns: Next on TVC: Next on TVC

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Actress and author Marion Ross and Loyola Law School professor and former cable TV news analyst Stanley A. Goodman will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Calendar year 2019 marks the 45th anniversary of Happy Days, the beloved sitcom created and produced by Garry Marshall that made Marion Ross a household name as “Mrs. C,” the anchor of the Cunningham family, and the one that held everyone together—including, and especially, The Fonz. Marion’s first love, however, has always been the stage. She not only won critical acclaim for her Broadway and national tour (with Jean Stapleton, Larry Storch and Jonathan Frid) in Arsenic and Old Lace and the national tour of Steel Magnolias, she played the grandmother in Lost in Yonkers in Toronto and, in 2013, The Games Afoot at The New Theatre in Kansas City.

We’ll ask Marion to share a few memories of her years on Happy Days, but we’ll also ask her about playing Sophie Berger on Brooklyn Bridge (a show for which she received two Emmy nominations), as well as some of her other roles in film and television, including Operation: Petticoat, Airport and Perry Mason. Marion Ross will join us in our second hour.

Marion’s memoir, My Days: Happy and Otherwise, is a remarkable story about how a young girl from Albert Lea, Minnesota dreamed at a young age that she would be an actress—and how Marion set about making that dream come true, never losing sight of that goal, despite facing real life challenges as a dysfunctional marriage, dealing with the effects of her first husband’s alcoholism, going through the pain of divorce, overcoming financial struggles and raising two children on her own as a working mom. My Days: Happy and Otherwise also includes a foreword by Ron Howard, as well as great stories about Marion’s work alongside Lauren Bacall, Claudette Colbert, Clark Gable, Tony Curtis and her idol, Noel Coward, plus memories from her Happy Days cast mates—including the very last interviews ever given by Garry Marshall and Erin Moran.

Marion Ross is also scheduled to appear at the annual Beverly Hills Theatre Guild luncheon, which will take place on Sunday, Mar. 17 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. The theme of this year’s luncheon will be “The Hollywood Renaissance,” while the highlight of the program will be a tribute to the films and television series of Garry Marshall. Proceeds from the luncheon will help the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild fund their annual national playwriting competitions. For more information, call (310) 765-1605 or go to BeverlyHillsTheatreGuild.com

Also this week: We will welcome Stanley A. Goldman, Loyola Law School professor and a longtime television and radio legal analyst for such national media outlets as CBS radio, CNBC, and the Fox News Channel. Also the founding director of the Loyola Center for the Study of Law and Genocide, Stain is the son of a Holocaust survivor named Malka Repstein. In 2006, seven years after the death of his mother, Stan traveled to Israel to visit a woman, Genya, who was Malka’s best friend during the Holocaust. During that visit, Genya’s daughter, Dvora, showed Stan a pamphlet that she had obtained from the Israeli Holocaust Museum that documented activities between a German Jew named Norbert Masur and Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS, for the release of about a thousand Jewish women from the concentration camp at Ravensbruck. The story of those negotiations had not been widely known up to that point.

While looking at that pamphlet, Stan and Dvora stumbled onto a photograph of two of the women who were released from the camp. Not only did the two women in that photograph turn out to be Stan’s and Dvora’s mothers, but the photograph spurred led Stan on a path to unravel the mystery of his mother’s release. In the course of solving that mystery, Stan discovered that the negotiations that ended up sparing his mother’s life also played a role in the demise of Adolf Hitler. It is a remarkable story that is all now captured in a new book, Left to the Mercy of a Rude Stream: The Bargain That Broke Adolf Hitler and Saved My Mother. Stanley A. Goldman 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
Fri 10pm ET, 7pm PT, Sat/Sun 11pm ET, 8pm PT on RadioSlot (San Francisco, CA)
Sat Noon ET, 9am PT on KDUN AM-1030 (Reedsport, OR)
Sat 4pm CT, 2pm PT and Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM (Sioux City, IA)
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Huntington, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT on CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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Remembering Julie Adams: Next on TVC

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and author Geoffrey Mark will join us, plus we’ll replay our January 2012 conversation with actress Juile Adams, all this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Julie Adams passed away Sunday, Feb. 3 at the age of 92. Known to three generations of horror movie fans as intrepid scientist Kay Lawrence in The Creature from The Black Lagoon, she enjoyed a long and successful career in film, stage and television that spanned more than five decades, from the Golden Age of Hollywood, the Golden Age of Television, and beyond.

You might recall that we were graced with the presence of Julie Adams back in January 2012. She, along with her son Mitchell Danton, not only shared a few memories about the making of The Creature from the Black Lagoon, but her spoke of her experiences working alongside such legends as Jimmy Stewart, Rock Hudson, Andy Griffith, Angela Lansbury, Barbara Stanwyck, Elvis Presley, Dennis Hopper and Raymond Burr. We’ll replay our conversation with Julie Adams in our second hour.

If you have not already done so, please read Julie’s memoir, The Lucky Southern Star (or listen to the audiobook edition). Besides all the great stories about her journey as an actress, Julie’s life story is a reminder that, with hard work and preparation, all of us can make our dreams come true.

Also this week: Emmy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated writer, producer, performer, author, Lucille Ball historian and Ella Fitzgerald biographer Geoffrey Mark will pay tribute to Carol Channing and Kaye Ballard. Geoff not only greatly admired the work of these two dear ladies, he knew them both personally as friends. Geoffrey Mark will join us in our first hour.

Geoffrey Mark’s latest book, Ella: A Biography of the Legendary Ella Fitzgerald, is now available in paperback. The paperback edition includes the two-CD set featuring thirty-nine studio/live tracks of Ella Fitzgerald in her prime, all personally selected by Geoff himself.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Fri 10pm ET, 7pm PT, Sat/Sun 11pm ET, 8pm PT on RadioSlot (San Francisco, CA)
Sat Noon ET, 9am PT on KDUN AM-1030 (Reedsport, OR)
Sat 4pm CT, 2pm PT and Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM (Sioux City, IA)
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Huntington, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT on CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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Anson Williams and David Frankham: Next on TVC

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Actor/entrepreneur Anson Williams and actor/voice artist David Frankham will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 6pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Calendar year 2019 marks the 45th anniversary of the premiere of Happy Days, the beloved sitcom created by Garry Marshall that made Anson Williams a household name as Potsie Weber, Richie Cunningham’s best friend. Today, Anson is an accomplished director, not to mention a recognized philanthropist and businessman. Recently honored by Congress, the California State Senate, the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department, Anson has helped first responders across the country raise awareness about drowsy driving—one of the leading causes of automobile fatalities not only in the U.S., but around the world. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, approximately one out of every five fatal car accidents in the U.S. is the result of drowsy driving, while in European nations, drowsy driving accounts for up to 30 percent of all car crashes.

Anson has helped curtail drowsy driving with the creation of Alert Drops, a product that uses the citric acid of a lemon to stimulate the tongue’s sensory neurons, causing an immediate reflex action that will keep you awake in the event you find yourself nodding off while driving. Inspired by the knowledge by Anson’s uncle, Dr. Henry Heimlich, the man behind the Heimlich Maneuver, Alert Drops has been proven to work and save lives. We’ll ask Anson how he came to develop Alert Drops, plus he’ll reflect on the legacy of Happy Days, as well as share a few thoughts on the passing of Penny Marshall. Anson Williams will join us in our first hour.

Anson Williams is also the creator of BOGO List, a new service that offers consumers the very best in fashion, shoes, accessories and many other brand-name products—all at Buy One, Get One (BOGO) deals. Register right now at BOGOList.com and you’ll also receive information about GAB, a host of offers for other brand products, at prices that are as Good as Bogo (GAB).

Anson Williams is also scheduled to appear at the annual Beverly Hills Theatre Guild luncheon on Sunday, Mar. 17 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. The theme of this year’s luncheon will be “The Hollywood Renaissance,” while the highlight of the program will be a tribute to the films and television series of Garry Marshall. Proceeds from the luncheon will help the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild fund their annual national playwriting competitions. For more information, call (310) 765-1605 go to BeverlyHillsTheatreGuild.com.

This week’s program will also include a return appearance by actor and author David Frankham (Which One Was David?). David began his career as a journalist interviewing celebrities for BBC Radio in the U.K. before he came to Hollywood, where chance encounters with Elizabeth Taylor and Alec Guinness led him into live television and, eventually, a long and successful screen career that included such films as Master of the World, Return of the Fly, and 101 Dalmations, as well as such classic TV series and TV specials as The Outer Limits, Maverick, The FBI, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Thriller, The Jack Benny Program, Kovacs on Music, and the original Star Trek. David Frankham will join us in our second hour. Actor Jonathan David Dixon will co-host.

David Frankham provides the voice of The Storyteller in the stop-motion puppet animation adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables that was written, produced and directed by Ben Wickey. For our listeners in the Southwest, The House of the Seven Gables will be screened on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, New Mexico as part of this year’s Santa Fe Film Festival. Visit SantaFeFilmFestival.com/index/film/animation-shorts-program/ for more information.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Fri 10pm ET, 7pm PT, Sat/Sun 11pm ET, 8pm PT on RadioSlot (San Francisco, CA)
Sat Noon ET, 9am PT on KDUN AM-1030 (Reedsport, OR)
Sat 4pm CT, 2pm PT and Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM (Sioux City, IA)
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Huntington, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT on CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
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