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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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Show No. 442, Segment 1: Remembering Katherine Helmond

3/18/2019
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Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember and March 14, 1948—the birthday of Billy Crystal—as part of This Week in TV History. Plus: A remembrance of actress Katherine Helmond (Soap, Who’s the Boss) that includes a clip from our April 2014 conversation with A.S. Berman, author of Soap: The Unauthorized Inside Story of the Sitcom That Broke ALL the Rules.

Duration:00:22:38

Show No. 442, Segment 1, Part 2: The Dallas Episode That Triggered Who Shot J.R.?

3/18/2019
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: Tony, Donna and Ed remember “A House Divided,” the famous episode of Dallas that launched the “Who Shot J.R.?” phenomenon of 1980. “A House Divided” originally aired March 21, 1980.

Duration:00:20:20

Show No. 442, Segment 2: The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo

3/18/2019
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Greg Ehrbar reviews the DVD release of The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (ABC, 1985-1986), the thirteen-episode animated miniseries that featured the voice of Vincent Price.

Duration:00:14:46

Show No. 442, Segment 2, Part 2: Scooby-Doo and the Curse of the 13th Ghost

3/18/2019
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Greg Ehrbar reviews the DVD releases of Scooby Doo and the Curse of the 13th Ghost (the long-awaited sequel to The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo) and Scooby-Doo and the Gourmet Ghost.

Duration:00:21:52

Show No. 442, Segment 3 with guest Marilyn Michaels

3/18/2019
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Ed welcomes singer, actress, comedienne and impressionist Marilyn Michaels. Marilyn’s new book, How Not to Cook for The Rest of Your Life, is not a cookbook, but it is filled with food for thought on deciding what you want to do in life—as well as what you don’t want to do in life—and lining up your budget and other priorities accordingly. It’s also rich with stories about Marilyn’s encounters with Barbra Streisand, Sammy Davis Jr., Woody Allen, Orson Welles, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds,...

Duration:00:24:15

Show No. 442, Segment 3, Part 2: How to Speak Like Ingrid Bergman

3/18/2019
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Marilyn Michaels, America’s premier woman of a thousand faces and voices, talks about the difference between an impressionist and an impersonator; how she taught Oscar winner Louise Fletcher how to speak like Ingrid Bergman for the movie The Cheap Detective; and why it’s never a good idea to order halibut to go. Autographed editions of Marilyn’s book, How Not to Cook for The Rest of Your Life, are available directly through MarilynMichaels.com.

Duration:00:17:18

Show No. 441, Segment 1: Morgan Woodward on Punk Anderson and The Man with No Eyes

3/11/2019
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An encore presentation of our September 2012 conversation with Morgan Woodward, the durable character actor whose more than 250 film and television roles include Boss Godfrey, aka The Man with No Eyes, in Cool Hand Luke; Captain Ron Tracey in “The Omega Glory,” a famous episode of the original Star Trek; and as Punk Anderson on the original Dallas. Topics this segment include how Morgan approached playing the Man with No Eyes, a role that required him to convey character without any...

Duration:00:21:22

Show No. 441, Segment 1, Part 2: How Aaron Spelling and Fess Parker Help Boost Morgan Woodward's Career

3/11/2019
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From September 2012: Morgan Woodward on how his acting career sprang out of his interest in opera; his early background with the Margo Jones Theatre in Dallas and, later, Walt Disney Pictures; the pivotal assists that both Fess Parker and a young Aaron Spelling gave Morgan very early in his career; Morgan’s long association with Westerns; and his experience of working with John Cassavetes on The Killing of a Chinese Bookie. Morgan Woodward passed away on Friday, Feb. 22 at the age of...

Duration:00:24:23

Show No. 441, Segment 2: Saturday Mornings with the Jackson 5ive

3/11/2019
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Greg Ehrbar on the DVD release of The Jackson 5ive, the ABC Saturday morning cartoon produced by Rankin/Bass and Motown Productions that featured the music of The Jackson Five.

Duration:00:13:24

Show No. 441, Segment 3: Budd Burton Moss and Howard Storm on Garry Marshall, Carl Reiner and Norman Lear

3/11/2019
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Legendary Hollywood agent and talent manager Budd Burton Moss and longtime television director Howard Storm join Ed as we continue to commemorate the forty-fifth anniversary of the premiere of Happy Days with this week with a special tribute to producer Garry Marshall. Budd and Howard will be among the honorees as this year’s annual Beverly Hills Theatre Guild luncheon, which will take place on Sunday, Mar. 17 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. The theme of this year’s luncheon will...

Duration:00:20:52

Show No. 441, Segment 3, Part 2: Howard Storm on the Genius of Robin Williams

3/11/2019
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Longtime television director Howard Storm, whose many credits include nearly sixty episodes of Mork & Mindy, talks to Ed and Budd Moss about the genius of Robin Williams; what made Jerry Paris stand out, as an actor and as a director; how Howard learned his craft as a director by working closely with Woody Allen on two of Allen’s earliest movies; and why the word “no” has no place in any creative environment.

Duration:00:21:35

Show No. 441, Segment 4: Disney Legend Jodi Benson on The Little Mermaid and More

3/11/2019
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Greg Ehrbar talks to Tony Award-nominated singer/actress Jodi Benson (The Little Mermaid , Crazy for You, Ralph Breaks the Internet) about the legacy of The Little Mermaid, what it means for her to be named an official Disney Legend, and how she defines courage. The Little Mermaid has been reissued on Bluray and is now available in a new 30th Anniversary Walt Disney Signature Collection Edition.

Duration:00:11:48

Show No. 441, Segment 5: The Genius of Garry Marshall

3/11/2019
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Budd Burton Moss and Howard Storm with a few final thoughts on the legacy of Garry Marshall. Budd and Howard will be among the honorees as this year’s annual Beverly Hills Theatre Guild luncheon, which will take place on Sunday, Mar. 17 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. The theme of this year’s luncheon will be “The Hollywood Renaissance,” while the highlight of the program will be a tribute to the films and television series of Garry Marshall. Proceeds from the luncheon will help...

Duration:00:06:31

Show No. 440, Segment 1: Ben Murphy, Pete Duel, Barbie's Debut and the Premiere of Family

3/4/2019
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Ed, Tony and Donna remember the birthday of actor Ben Murphy (Alias Smith and Jones) as part of This Week in History and also discuss the impact that the tragic death of Pete Duel had on Murphy’s career as well as the series itself. Other topics include the anniversary of the first appearance of the Barbie doll in 1959, and the premiere of the ABC drama Family in 1976.

Duration:00:21:41

Show No. 440, Segment 2: Tribute to The Monkees with guest Chuck Harter

3/4/2019
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Ed, Tony and Donna commemorate the passing of Peter Tork with a replay of our April 2018 look at the legacy of The Monkees and their impact on music and television. Joining us is music historian and documentary writer Chuck Harter. Chuck wrote Hey, Hey, We’re The Monkees, the acclaimed Disney Channel documentary for which he interviewed Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith and other key people behind the Monkees phenomenon

Duration:00:25:36

Show No. 440, Segment 2: Tribute to The Monkees with guest Chuck Harter, Part 2

3/4/2019
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Music historian and documentary writer Chuck Harter (Hey, Hey, We’re The Monkees) discusses the phenomenal success of The Monkees television series, the controversy over the use of sessions musicians on the band’s first two albums (and how that led the Monkees to take control over their own music, beginning with the album Headquarters), and how Peter Tork was completely unlike the character he played on the TV series.

Duration:00:15:40

Show No. 440, Segment 2: Tribute to The Monkees with guest Chuck Harter, Part 3

3/4/2019
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Documentary writer Chuck Harter (Hey, Hey, We’re The Monkees) talks to Tony, Donna and Ed about how the Monkees world tour of 1967 changed the dynamics of The Monkees television series during the show’s second season while also revolutionizing sound systems for live concerts.

Duration:00:23:48

Show No. 440, Segment 2: Tribute to The Monkees with guest Chuck Harter, Part 4

3/4/2019
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Ed, Tony, Donna and guest Chuck Harter (Hey, Hey, We’re The Monkees) discuss the success of the various Monkees reunion tours after their 1986 comeback and how the death of Davy Jones in 2012 changed the dynamics of the group.

Duration:00:19:12

Show No. 440, Segment 2: Tribute to The Monkees with guest Chuck Harter, Part 5

3/4/2019
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Ed, Tony, Donna and Chuck Harter discuss the Monkees feature motion picture Head and how the ill-fated NBC special 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee marked the beginning of the end of the group.

Duration:00:17:02

Show No. 440, Segment 3: Coda to Peter Tork

3/4/2019
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As a coda to our commemoration of the passing Peter Tork, Ed reads an email from a listener that pays homage to Tork’s skills as a classically trained musician and also plays a clip from “Solfegietto,” the piece by Bach that Tork often performed throughout his career.

Duration:00:04:36