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TV CONFIDENTIAL (www.televisionconfidential.com) talks to the stars, writers, directors and other creative people behind the scenes of some of America's most popular shows. An engaging blend of talk and entertainment, TV Confidential often compares today’s programs with those of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.

TV CONFIDENTIAL (www.televisionconfidential.com) talks to the stars, writers, directors and other creative people behind the scenes of some of America's most popular shows. An engaging blend of talk and entertainment, TV Confidential often compares today’s programs with those of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.
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TV CONFIDENTIAL (www.televisionconfidential.com) talks to the stars, writers, directors and other creative people behind the scenes of some of America's most popular shows. An engaging blend of talk and entertainment, TV Confidential often compares today’s programs with those of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.

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Episodes

How Gene Roddenberry’s Drive and Ambition Both Helped and Hurt Him

7/15/2019
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TVC 456.1: Marc Cushman, author of These Are The Voyages: Star Trek The Original Series, helps Ed take a deep dive into the development of the first season of Star Trek and the early career of Gene Roddenberry, including how Perry Mason creator Erle Stanley Gardner mentored The Great Bird when he began his career in television. Other topics include the acrimonious relationship between Harlan Ellison and Roddenberry over the development of “City on the Edge of Forever.” Volume 1 of These Are...

Duration:00:43:53

Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles: Now on DVD

7/15/2019
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TVC 456.2: Greg Ehrbar and Ed discusses the recent DVD release of Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles (CBS, 1966), the Hanna-Barbera animated series about a Beatles-like rock group that morphed into crime-fighting superheroes whenever trouble arose. Topics include the short-lived Hanna-Barbera record label of the late 1960s, which often featured the work of The Ron Hicklin Singers, and how the Frankenstein Jr. segment enjoyed a second life in 1976 when NBC paired it with Space Ghost....

Duration:00:15:48

Eat, Pray, #FML author Gabrielle Stone on how a “self-love cocktail” can heal a broken heart

7/15/2019
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TVC 456.3: Ed welcomes award-winning actress and director Gabrielle Stone (It Happened Again Last Night, After Emma). Gabrielle’s new book, Eat, Pray, #FML, asks the question “What do you do when you find your life has fallen apart and your heart has been ripped out and stepped on twice in two months?” In Gabrielle’s case, the answer included getting out of her comfort zone, doing a lot of soul searching, and ultimately learning how to love and accept herself with the help of two tools: A...

Duration:00:22:47

The real legacy of My Sister Sam actress Rebecca Schaeffer

7/15/2019
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TVC 456.4: Tony, Donna, and Ed go back to July 18, 1989 as part of This Week in TV History, and how the tragic death of My Sister Sam actress Rebecca Schaeffer at the hands of a deranged fan ultimately led to changes in stalking laws. Plus: How TMZ emerged as a news source as a results of its coverage of the death of Michael Jackson in June 2009.

Duration:00:23:24

Devlin: Hanna-Barbera’s Foray into Saturday Morning Drama

7/15/2019
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TVC 456.2: Greg and Ed discusses the recent DVD release of Devlin (ABC, 1974), the Hanna-Barbera animated series about a traveling motorcycle daredevil not unlike Evel Knievel. Featuring the voices of Micky Dolenz and Michael Bell, Devlin was a rare example of a Saturday morning network cartoon series that told dramatic stories. Now available on DVD through Warner Bros. Archive.

Duration:00:15:04

The Sounds of Lost Merv with Jack Benny and Montgomery Clift

7/1/2019
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TVC 455.1: Steve Randisi, author of The Merv Griffin Show: The Inside Story, joins Phil Gries for Part 3 of our Sounds of Lost Television tribute to the critically acclaimed NBC daytime talk show that Merv Griffin hosted between October 1962 and March 1963. Highlights include a clip from Merv’s interviews with Montgomery Clift—one of the actor’s few appearances on a daytime talk/variety show—and Jack Benny. The latter segment reveals why the iconic comedian chose for his onscreen persona to...

Duration:00:36:23

Why Merv Ended His Long-Running Daytime Show

7/1/2019
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TVC 455.2: As long as we’re in a Merv Griffin frame of mind, Ed plays a clip from longtime radio personality Sam Yates’ interview with Merv from the 1990s in which the talk show icon reveals why he left television in 1986 after twenty-four years.

Duration:00:06:33

C’mon Get Happy: The Partridge Family on DVD

7/1/2019
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TVC 455.3: Greg Ehrbar joins Ed for a look at the various configurations of The Partridge Family on DVD and streaming on demand.

Duration:00:16:12

Behind the Music of The Partridge Family

7/1/2019
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TVC 455.4: Greg Ehrbar discusses the important roles that the Ron Hickland singers and songwriter and record producer Wes Farrell played in the success of the Partridge Family albums that were released in conjunction with the Partridge Family TV series.

Duration:00:24:49

Dolly Read Martin on Match Game and more

7/1/2019
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TVC 455.5: Actress and former Playboy Bunny and Playboy Playmate Dolly Read Martin (Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Match Game, Tattletales) talks about how the loose, free-flowing vibe behind the scenes of Match Game was an integral part of the appeal of the show; why working as a Bunny at the Playboy Clubs was not always as glamorous at it would seem; and the secret greeting that she shared with her friend Harvey Korman for more than thirty years. Chris Korman co-hosts this segment.

Duration:00:37:16

The Multigenerational Appeal of Doris Day

6/24/2019
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TVC 454.1: Emmy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated writer, producer, performer, author, music and TV historian, and showbiz raconteur Geoffrey Mark joins Ed for a remembrance of singer, actress, and animal rights activist Doris Day.

Duration:00:32:12

Celebrate Hope and the Humanity of Barack Obama

6/24/2019
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Celebrate Hope and the Humanity of Barack Obama TVC 454.2: Award-winning actress, director, filmmaker and former White House press corps member Anna Wilding shares some of the back stories behind Celebrate Hope, a collection of photographs that Anna took during her stint as a White House press photographer during the last two years of the Obama Administration. Celebrate Hope not only offers the public a rare opportunity to experience the “People’s House” through up-close-and-personal images...

Duration:00:30:10

How TV’s Longest Sustained Laugh Almost Never Happened

6/24/2019
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TVC 454.3: Ed welcomes Rick Hawkins, Emmy Award-winning staff writer for The Carol Burnett Show and the co-writer of “Went with the Wind,” the famous Burnett show parody of Gone With the Wind that generated the longest sustained laugh in television history. Topics include the sketch almost never made it on the air, as well as how Carol Burnett’s performance as Scarlett during the famous “curtain rod dress” sequence had as much to do with the audience reaction to that moment as the outlandish...

Duration:00:44:10

How to Adapt Classic TV Favorites to Russian TV Audiences

6/24/2019
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TVC 454.4: Rick Hawkins, Emmy Award-winning writer/producer of The Carol Burnett Show, Punky Brewster, Major Dad, and Sister, Sister, talks to Ed about the three years that Rick spent in Russia in the early 2000s, during which time he adapted such popular American shows as Married with Children, Everybody Loves Raymond, and I Dream of Jeannie to Russian audiences on behalf of Sony International.

Duration:00:14:30

The Genius of Tim Conway

6/10/2019
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TVC 453.1: Emmy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated writer, producer, and showbiz raconteur Geoffrey Mark joins Ed for a remembrance of Tim Conway, the beloved star of McHale’s Navy and The Carol Burnett Show who passed away on Tuesday, May 14. Geoff not only knew Conway personally, but has insight into Conway’s unique improvisational genius.

Duration:00:23:29

How Dick Van Dyke Show star Rose Marie discovered Tim Conway

6/10/2019
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TVC 453.2: From September 2012: Ed plays a clip from Rose Marie’s appearance on TV Confidential in which she recalls discovering Tim Conway in Cleveland around 1961, bringing him to Hollywood, and managing his career for about five years in the early 1960s. Also in this segment: Vicki Lawrence (The Carol Burnett Show) with the back story of the famous “elephant story” blooper on the Burnett show, plus author Wesley Hyatt (The Carol Burnett Show Companion) with more insight into Conway’s...

Duration:00:19:36

Jonathan Goldsmith: The Man Behind Dos Equis’ Most Interesting Man in the World

6/10/2019
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TVC 453.3: From June 2017: An encore presentation of our conversation with actor and author Jonathan Goldsmith (Stay Interesting: I Don't Always Tell Stories About My Life, But When I Do They're True and Amazing), the actor best known for playing The Most Interesting Man in the World in a wildly popular ad campaign for Dos Equis beer for more than ten years. The Most Interesting Man in the World not only catapulted Jonathan from obscurity, but came to him at a time and place in his life when...

Duration:00:16:10

Donelle Dadigan, Hollywood’s Most Influential Woman

6/10/2019
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TVC 453.4: Donelle Dadigan, founder and president of The Hollywood Museum, joins Ed for a look at some of the exhibits that will be on display this summer, including Remembering Lucy, the Six Million Dollar Man/Bionic Woman exhibit, the fabulous tribute to the six actresses who have played The Catwoman, and Real to Reel, an entertaining and informative look at the milestones and influence that LGBTQ characters and plot lines have had in Hollywood over the past century.

Duration:00:24:15

Julie Newmar and Lee Meriwether on playing The Catwoman on Batman

6/10/2019
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TVC 453.5: From our tribute to Adam West in June 2017: Ed, Tony, and Donna play highlights from our conversations with actresses Julie Newmar, who played The Catwoman during the first two seasons on Batman (ABC, 1966-1968), and Lee Meriwether, who played The Catwoman in the 1966 Batman movie.

Duration:00:21:12

How Eartha Kitt Broke Ground on TV When She Played The Catwoman

6/10/2019
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TVC 453.6: Ed plays highlights from the remarks that Kitt Shapiro, Eartha Kitt’s daughter, made at the unveiling of the Catwoman exhibit at The Hollywood Museum about the quiet way in which her mother broke ground when she played The Catwoman during the third season of Batman. Also in this segment: Ed, Tony, and Donna remember comedian George Carlin.

Duration:00:15:41