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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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Tribute to Ric Ocasek

11/18/2019
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TVC 473.1: Tony Figueroa remembers Ric Ocasek, the front man of The Cars, with a particular focus on the iconic video “You Might Think,” the first music video to use computer graphics. Ric Ocasek passed away on Sept. 15, 2019.

Duration:00:22:24

How “You Might Think” Impacted Music Videos, Movies, and TV

11/18/2019
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TVC 473.2: Tony and Ed talk about how the award-winning video “You Might Think” by The Cars—the first music video to use computer graphics—went on to influence the production of movies and TV shows, as well as such other music video pioneers as Michael Nesmith.

Duration:00:11:54

Sanford & Son on DVD

11/18/2019
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TVC 473.3: Greg Ehrbar discusses the complete series DVD release of Sanford and Son (NBC, 1972-1977) available through Sony Home Entertainment. Topics include how the first two seasons of Sanford were remarkably faithful adaptations of Steptoe and Son (the British series on which Sanford was based), while also remaining a star vehicle for Redd Foxx.

Duration:00:25:27

Donna Mills of Knots Landing and Carol of the Bells

11/18/2019
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TVC 472.4: Part 1 of a two-part conversation with Emmy Award-winning actress Donna Mills (Knots Landing, General Hospital). Topics include Donna’s journey as a winemaker, having recently launched—along with her partner, Larry Gilman—Mandeville Vineyards, the first, and only, producer of estate-grown and bottled Malbec in Los Angeles, including an award-winning 2016 Reserve Malbec/Cabernet Blend. Donna also discusses her recent return to TV comedy in Mood Swings, a new series from the...

Duration:00:23:11

Part 2 with David Starzyk of Veronica Mars

11/18/2019
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TVC 472.5: Ed plays Part 2 of our conversation with David Starzyk, the actor who plays Richard Casablancas on Veronica Mars. Topics this segment include David’s appearances in the famous episode of Hot in Cleveland that marked the final screen appearance of Mary Tyler Moore. Season Four of Veronica Mars is available for streaming on demand on Hulu.

Duration:00:19:58

David Starzyk on Hot in Cleveland, Betty White, and the Columbo mansion

11/18/2019
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TVC 472.6: David Starzyk of Veronica Mars and TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland talks to Ed about working with Betty White, his recent appearance on Showtime’s The Affair, and filming a project on location inside the mansion in Pasadena that Peter Falk and John Cassavetes made famous in the “Ètude in Black” episode of Columbo.

Duration:00:18:36

The Comic Genius of Robin Williams

11/11/2019
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TVC 471.1: From January 2019: Ed welcomes David Steinberg, Robin Williams’ manager for more than forty years, and the executive producer of Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, the critically acclaimed HBO documentary from 2018 that is just one part of Robin Williams: Comic Genius, an astonishing collection of vintage Robin Williams material.

Duration:00:32:28

Happy Birthday, Whoopi Goldberg

11/11/2019
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TVC 471.2: Tony, Donna, and Ed commemorate the birthday of actress, comedian, and The View moderator Whoopi Goldberg with a look at her career in film and television.

Duration:00:11:41

50 Years of Sesame Street

11/11/2019
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TVC 471.3: Tony, Donna, and Ed look back at the history of Sesame Street, its impact on children’s television and our culture, and such seminal moments as how the series addressed the death of Will Lee, the actor who played Mr. Hooper. Sesame Street premiered on Nov. 9, 1969.

Duration:00:16:05

Ken Osmond of Leave It to Beaver

11/11/2019
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TVC 471.4: From October 2014: Ed welcomes Ken Osmond, the actor known around the world as Eddie Haskell on Leave It to Beaver. Ken’s book, Eddie: The Life and Times of America’s Preeminent Bad Boy, discusses his life and career before, during and after Leave It to Beaver, including his early career as a child actor working with the likes of Jennifer Jones, Ozzie Nelson, and Spencer Tracy; his struggles with PTSD after being shot in the duty while he was a peace officer with the L.A.P.D.; and...

Duration:00:27:05

Kathy Coleman of Land of the Lost

11/11/2019
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TVC 471.5: From July 2015: Ed welcomes Kathy Coleman. Kathy faced grave peril every week when she played Holly Marshall on Land of the Lost—but that was nothing compared to her life outside of television, which she discusses in her book, LOST GIRL: The Truth and Nothing But the Truth, So Help Me Kathleen.

Duration:00:33:38

Roman Mitichyan of The Morning Show

11/4/2019
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TVC 470.1: Ed welcomes actor and Roman Mitichyan (Trauma Center, 10 Minutes Gone, Vice, John Wick). A former UFC mixed martial arts fighter known as “The Emperor,” Roman can now be seen opposite Jennifer Aniston in The Morning Show, the highly anticipated new series that is now available on Apple TV.

Duration:00:28:12

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

11/4/2019
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TVC 470.2: Tony, Donna, and Ed discuss the original broadcast of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (CBS, 1966).

Duration:00:14:40

How Halloween Has Changed Since the Great Pumpkin

11/4/2019
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TVC 470.3: Tony, Donna, and Ed discuss how celebrating Halloween has changed in our culture since the original broadcast of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and how Roseanne helped usher in the current tradition of prime time sitcoms having a Halloween episode every year as part of its network order.

Duration:00:15:07

The TV Career of The Marx Brothers

11/4/2019
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TVC 470.4: An encore presentation of our October 2014 conversation with Bill Marx, son of Harpo Marx, and the executive producer of The Marx Brothers TV Collection, a configuration featuring some of the Brothers’ many appearances on television, collectively and individually, throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

Duration:00:24:38

The One and Only Ruta Lee, Part 2

11/4/2019
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TVC 470.5: Part 2 of our conversation with Ruta Lee, the legendary singer, actress, and philanthropist (The Thalians) who has left her mark on movies, TV, and stage for more than six decades. Topics include working with David Janssen on The Fugitive and the nickname Dean Martin gave Ruta when they worked on Sergeants Three. Ruta’s memoirs, Consider Your Ass Kissed, are targeted for release in 2020.

Duration:00:20:02

The Show Won’t Go On, Part 2

11/4/2019
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TVC 470.6: Part 2 of Tony and Ed’s conversation with comedy historian Jeff Abraham, co-author (along with Burt Kearns) of The Show Won’t Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage, is the first book to explore the phenomenon of performers who died onstage in the middle of their act. Topics this segment include the unusual request that Penn Jillette made when he was interviewed for the book.

Duration:00:18:13

Randy West on Johnny Olsen

10/28/2019
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TVC 469.1: From the floor of the Hollywood Museum: Ed interviews Randy West, longtime announcer of The Price is Right and the author of Johnny Olsen: A Voice in Time, prior to the Sept. 25 ceremony honoring Dawn Wells and the legacy of Gilligan’s Island. The Gilligan’s Island lobby exhibit features the original gingham dress and blue “short shorts” that Dawn Wells wore as Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island, plus other memorabilia

Duration:00:08:16

Geoffrey Mark on Peter Fonda and Rip Taylor

10/28/2019
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TVC 469.2: Via remote from the Hollywood Museum: Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Geoffrey Mark helps Ed pay tribute to Dawn Wells and the legacy of Gilligan’s Island and shares a few memories of his friend Peter Fonda. The Gilligan’s Island lobby exhibit is now on display at the Hollywood Museum. Also in this segment: In light of the Oct. 6 passing of comedian Rip Taylor, Ed plays a clip from August 2018 in which Geoff shared the story of how Taylor helped Geoff find his own...

Duration:00:13:43

Behind the Laughter of Paul Lynde

10/28/2019
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TVC 469.3: Ed welcomes Cathy Fitzgibbon-Rudolph, author of Paul Lynde: A Biography: His Life, His Loves & His Laughter, an intimate portrait of actor/comedian Paul Lynde that walks you through the many highlights of Lynde’s career on stage, film and television, while also exploring the many tragedies that befell him and fears that gripped him throughout his life. Cathy knew Lynde for the last five years of his life, so she writes with authority. But she also includes memories from many of...

Duration:00:36:19