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

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.

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