Jerry Houser, Descriptive Narration and The Music Scene: Next on TVC

We’ll play Part 2 of our conversation with actor, producer, voice artist and teacher Jerry Houser, television writer Paul Robert Coyle, plus we will welcome voice actor Roy Samuelson, all on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

This week’s show will include Part 2 of our conversation with award-winning actor, producer, voice artist and teacher Jerry Houser (Oscy from Summer of ’42 and Class of ’44, Dave “Killer” Carlson from Slap Slot, Wally Logan on The Brady Brides, A Very Brady Christmas and The Bradys). Jerry will share a few stories of working alongside David Janssen, Milton Berle, Don Adams, Alan Alda, and Ron Howard in various films and TV shows. Plus we’ll talk some more about the workshops that he offers for those who are considering beginning a career in voiceover. (Jerry, along with Robb Holt, offers workshops both here in Los Angeles as well as private sessions via Skype.) Jerry Houser will join us in our second hour.

Also joining us in our second hour will be longtime television writer Paul Robert Coyle. Paul began his career writing for The Streets of San Francisco and Barnaby Jones, plus he’s written for Crazy Like a Fox, Simon and Simon, Jake and the Fatman, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Stephen King’s The Dead Zone and other network and cable series. A longtime friend of Jerry Houser’s, Paul arranged for Jerry’s visit on our program.

Did you know that October is Blindness Awareness Month? We will observe that occasion in our first hour as we welcome Roy Samuelson. Roy voices commercials for such top brands as Target, McDonald’s, Ford, Quaker, and State Farm. What sets him apart from other voice artists, however, is a burgeoning field of voiceover known as Descriptive Narration, which provides narrated descriptions of key elements of a film or TV series for those who are blind or visually impaired. We’ll ask Roy how he got involved in Descriptive Narration, as well as how it has expanded to other consumers of visual content, including commuters.

Plus: Chuck Harter will join us for the third and final part of our series on pop music TV shows of the mid to late 1960s: an era of network, syndicated and locally produced shows that broke the mold in television not only because they featured popular music acts, but because they were specifically programmed for young people. In our previous segments, Chuck talked about major network pop music shows such as Shindig, Hullabaloo and Where the Action Is, as well as syndicated shows such as Shebang, The Lloyd Thaxton Show and Hollywood a Go Go. This week’s segment will include a look back at The Music Scene, the short-lived music comedy series from the fall of 1969 that is mostly remembered today for its odd length (45 minutes). The Music Scene featured not only such top Billboard artists as The Beatles, James Brown, Neil Diamond, Three Dog Night, Tom Jones, Janis Joplin, Sly and The Family Stone every week, but a regular improvisational comedy group that included a pre-Laugh-In Lily Tomlin. Chuck Harter will join us in our first hour..

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