Marty Krofft, plus The Story of The Moody Blues: Next on TVC

Television producer Marty Krofft and music and TV historian Marc Cushman will join us this weekend for a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Most, if not all, of the most colorful and fondly remembered children’s television series of the 1970s and 1980s sprang from the imaginations of Sid and Marty Krofft. Their groundbreaking, live-action fantasy shows—including Land of the Lost, Lidsville, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, and H.R. Pufnstuf—were mainstays of the Saturday morning airwaves, not to mention a testament to the artistry and charm of the Krofft brothers themselves and the magical spell they cast on generations of TV viewers. Then, of course, there were the catchy theme songs for each Krofft-produced series, which not only put us in the right mood to watch the show every week, but summarized the premise in a way that would make Sherwood Schwartz proud.

The Krofft brothers were honored by the Daytime Television Academy earlier this year with the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Emmy—but their career is, by no means, over. In the past three years they have created three series, including the twice-Emmy nominated Nickelodeon series Mutt and Stuff, and a reimagining of Sigmund and the Sea Monsters that airs on Amazon. They also have several other projects in the works, including a new, original science series starring Mayim Bialik. Marty Krofft will join us in our second hour.

Also this week: We will sojourn back to the Days of Future Passed as we talk about The Moody Blues, the British band that has not only left their mark on music over the past five decades, but which many of you may have first discovered through television—either by way of MTV or, going further back, the very same pop music TV shows that Chuck Harter talked about recently on our program. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier in 2018, The Moody Blues have sold more than 80 million records, scoring Top 20 hits in four different decades, beginning with their first No. 1 single, “Go Now,” from 1965. Their true breakthrough, however, came in November 1967 with the release of the classic Days of Future Passed, the first LP to combine the rock album format with orchestral music, spawning another No. 1 single, “Nights in White Satin,” while also giving birth to the genre of “symphonic rock.”

Joining us in our first hour will be award-winning screenwriter, director, and music and television historian Marc Cushman (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, Diagnosis Murder, Desperately Seeking Paul McCartney, An Evening with the Golddiggers, These Are The Voyages). Marc’s latest book, Long Distance Voyagers: The Story of The Moody Blues, Volume 1: 1965-1979 is an in-depth biography and discography that covers the first fifteen years of the group’s history (roughly coinciding with the Mike Pinder era). Long Distance Voyagers includes original interviews with founding members Ray Thomas and Mike Pinder, plus thousands of vintage interviews, reviews, record chart statistics, hundreds and hundreds of photos, and more. If you love The Moody Blues, or enjoy music history, it is a book that will put you on the very threshold of a dream. Chuck Harter will co-host this segment.

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