Remembering Mr. Novak: Next on TVC

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

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.

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