Posts Tagged ‘lucky strike papers’

William Schallert, Kay Kyser and More: This Week on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Character actor William Schallert, a familiar face (and voice) for anyone who’s grown up watching television, will be our special guest on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 11pm ET, 8pm PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Though often remembered for his regular roles as Patty Duke’s dad, Dobie Gillis’ teacher or the Admiral on Get Smart, William Schallert has played a wide variety of characters on stage, screen and film and television, in comedies and in dramas, for more than 60 years, including recent appearances in such top shows as True Blood, According to Jim, How I Met Your Mother, Desperate Housewives and the HBO movie Recount. Along the way he has worked with some of the top names in the entertainment industry. We’ll be talking about that and more when Bill joins us in our second hour.

In our first hour, Andrew Lee Fielding will join us as we look back at the career of bandleader Kay Kyser. Andrew’s book, The Lucky Strike Papers, is a history of such early network TV variety programs as Your Hit Parade, The Freddy Martin Show and Kay Kyser’s College of Musical Knowledge; his mother, Sue Bennett, was a featured singer on the Kyser show, as well as other musical variety shows of that era.

Ed Robertson
Co-Host, TV CONFIDENTIAL
Every other Tuesday at 11pm ET, 8pm PT
Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
www.tvconfidential.net
blog.tvconfidential.net
Also available as a podcast via iTunes and FeedBurner

TV Confidential: SPECIAL REMINDER re: Dec. 30 program

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

In case you missed it, the Dec. 16 edition of TV Confidential is now available online on our archives page at TVConfidential.net. Our guest that night was Andrew Lee Fielding, author of The Lucky Strike Papers: Journeys Through My Mother’s Television Past. Andrew’s mother, singer Sue Bennett, was a featured performer on Your Hit Parade, Kay Kyser’s College of Musical Knowledge and other early network musical variety shows. His book explores the pioneer days of live TV via the shows on which his mother sang.

Our next program will be Tuesday, Dec. 30, beginning at 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org. David Krell will join us as we look back at the Best and Worst of Television in 2008. Because of the holidays, however, this program will be recorded in advance on Monday, Dec. 22. Therefore, if you wish to participate in that program—if you have a favorite moment from television this year, favorite show you’ve recently discovered, favorite guest or program you’ve heard on TV Confidential, etc.—please email your comments to talk@tvconfidential.net no later than 3pm ET, noon PT on Monday, Dec. 22 so that we can include them in our conversation.

In the meantime, thanks to everyone for listening, and Happy Holidays!

Ed Robertson
Co-Host, TV CONFIDENTIAL
Every other Tuesday at 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT
Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
www.tvconfidential.net
blog.tvconfidential.net
Also available as a podcast via iTunes and FeedBurner