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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.

Location:

South Pasadena, CA

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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.

Language:

English

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6266398698


Episodes

Marilyn Monroe, Dorothy Kilgallen, and JFK

11/24/2021
TVC 560.1: Ed welcomes back Mark Shaw, investigative reporter, former criminal defense attorney and cable TV legal analyst, and the author of more than twenty-five books, including The Reporter Who Knew Too Much, a biography of Dorothy Kilgallen, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated newspaper columnist and panelist on What’s My Line? whose mysterious death in November 1965 remains unsolved to this day. Mark’s latest book, Collateral Damage: The Mysterious Deaths of Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy...

Duration:00:21:58

50 Marilyn Monroe/Dorothy Kilgallen Similarities

11/24/2021
TVC 560.2: Mark Shaw, author of Collateral Damage: The Mysterious Deaths of Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy Kilgallen and The Ties That Bind Them to Robert Kennedy and the JFK Assassination, discusses a few of the fifty remarkable similarities between the lives and deaths of Pulitzer Prize-nominated newspaper columnist Dorothy Kilgallen and film legend Marilyn Monroe. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests...

Duration:00:25:01

Peter Scolari, Tom Hanks, and Bosom Buddies

11/23/2021
TVC 560.3: From November 2011: Tony, Donna, and Ed discuss the anniversary of the premiere of Bosom Buddies (ABC, 1980-1982), as well as the onscreen chemistry and off-camera friendship between series stars Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari. Peter Scolari passed away on Oct. 22, 2021 at age sixty-six. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and...

Duration:00:15:15

Betty White: The First Lady of Television

11/22/2021
TVC 560.4: Television critic, columnist, and entertainment journalist Ray Richmond joins Ed for an early 100th birthday salute to entertainment legend Betty White. Ray’s latest book, Betty White: 100 Remarkable Moments in an Extraordinary Life, provides a visual salute to the eighty-year performing career of the First Lady of Television, including her lifelong passion for animals; the various glass ceilings that White broke as a performer and as a producer during the first decade of...

Duration:00:19:53

The Courtship of Betty White

11/22/2021
TVC 560.5: Ray Richmond, author of Betty White: 100 Remarkable Moments in an Extraordinary Life, talks to Ed about Allen Ludden’s year-long effort to woo Betty White; why they proved to be the perfect mates for each other; and the many ways in which their marriage bucked the odds. Betty White: 100 Remarkable Moments in an Extraordinary Life becomes available wherever books are sold beginning Tuesday, Dec. 7. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast...

Duration:00:17:57

The Versatility of Betty White

11/22/2021
TVC 560.6: Ray Richmond, author of Betty White: 100 Remarkable Moments in an Extraordinary Life, talks to Ed about the numerous ways in which Betty White has left her mark on television. A visual salute to White’s eighty-year performing, Betty White: 100 Remarkable Moments in an Extraordinary Life not only includes tributes from such friends and colleagues as Gavin MacLeod, Ed Asner, Carol Burnett, Candice Bergen, and Ed. Weinberger, but features many rare photographs. Betty White: 100...

Duration:00:05:45

Ron Bacon and The Generosity of Liberace

11/19/2021
TVC 559.1: A return appearance by Emmy Award winner Ron Bacon, a true pioneer of television who wore many hats throughout his thirty-five year career in TV production, including stage manager, associate director, writer, producer, and director on more than 12,500 network TV broadcasts, covering just about every type of programming available, including variety shows, variety specials, sporting events, and many Academy Awards broadcasts. In this segment, Ron talks to Ed about the enormous...

Duration:00:19:58

Ron Bacon, Dick Clark, and All in the Family

11/18/2021
TVC 559.2: Emmy Award winner Ron Bacon talks to Ed about his many years of working with Dick Clark, including Clark’s knack for recognizing talent and his willingness to listen to others; how Ron was approached to play Meathead in Those Were the Days, the second pilot for All in the Family; and his work on other scripted series, including the short-lived ABC-TV version of Operation: Petticoat. Ron’s short film, The Kite Song, is available for free at RonBacon.net. Want to advertise/sponsor...

Duration:00:17:06

Ebin Antony of Spoken

11/17/2021
TVC 559.3: Ed welcomes Ebin Antony, an actor and voice artist who recently made his Hollywood film debut in the horror thriller Spoken. Spoken is now available for viewing on demand through Amazon Prime. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link...

Duration:00:16:25

Ray Klausen and the Generosity of Bea Arthur

11/16/2021
TVC 559.4: Ed welcomes Emmy Award-winning art director and set decorator Ray Klausen. Ray’s memoirs, Behind the Scenes: From Hollywood to Broadway, not only is a history of theatre and variety television in its heyday, but pays homage to the many teachers who made a difference in Ray’s life—both the teachers in his formative years in high school and college, and the many mentors who guided Ray as he learned his craft as a professional. Topics this segment include Ray’s early years in...

Duration:00:22:13

Ray Klausen and the Golden Era of Television

11/16/2021
TVC 559.5: Emmy Award-winning art director and set decorator Ray Klausen shares a few stories about his career as the set designer of more than 400 productions for television, Broadway, and Las Vegas showrooms, including working with such stars as Carol Burnett, Lynda Carter, and Bernadette Peters, and producers Allan Carr and Dick Clark. Ray’s memoirs, Behind the Scenes: From Hollywood to Broadway, is a history of theatre and variety television in its heyday that also pays tribute to the...

Duration:00:17:38

The Voice Characters of Harry Shearer

11/15/2021
TVC 559.6: Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with multi-award-winning actor, comedian, screenwriter, director, voice artist, and radio host Harry Shearer (The Simpsons, This is Spinal Tap, Le Show). Topics include Harry’s career as a voice artist, including when he first discovered his gift for mimicry, why he considers the voices he creates to be characters (versus impressions), and how long it takes Harry to hone down a particular voice before he feels ready to perform it. We...

Duration:00:21:10

Nehemiah Persoff and The Actors Studio

11/11/2021
TVC 558.1: Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with James Rosin, author of the novellas Butterfly and Belle Garden Beat and the publisher of The Many Faces of Nehemiah, the memoirs of his cousin Nehemiah Persoff, one of the greatest and most versatile character actors of the twentieth century. Topics this segment include Persoff’s long association with the Actors Studio in New York, and the important lesson he learned early in his career about the difference between acting for the...

Duration:00:20:57

The Partridge Family and Their Music

11/10/2021
TVC 558.2: Greg Ehrbar discusses When We’re Singin’: The Partridge Family and Their Music, a new book by Johnny Ray Miller that provides a comprehensive history of Partridge Family music and the Partridge Family television series. Topics this segment include what the producers of The Partridge Family learned from The Monkees when incorporating the music into the series. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship...

Duration:00:20:44

Why Partridge Family Albums Have 11 Tracks

11/10/2021
TVC 558.3: Greg and Ed discuss When We’re Singin’: The Partridge Family and Their Music, a new book by Johnny Ray Miller that provides a comprehensive history of Partridge Family music and the Partridge Family television series, including the back story of some of the group’s most popular and iconic songs. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to...

Duration:00:14:08

Harry Shearer, Le Show, and Spinal Tap

11/9/2021
TVC 558.4: Actor, comedian, musician, voice artist, and radio personality Harry Shearer talks to Ed and guest co-host Chuck Harter about the upcoming 38th anniversary of Le Show, Harry’s weekly radio series, and the back story of This is Spinal Tap, including the pivotal role that Norman Lear played in helping the movie get made. A weekly, hour-long satirical look at the worlds of media, politics, sports, and showbiz, Le Show is heard every week on NPR stations and Continental Public Radio...

Duration:00:23:31

Tony Winters of National Champions

11/8/2021
TVC 558.5: Ed welcomes stage, film, and television actor Tony Winters (Queen Sugar, Two Degrees: The Series, Yellowjackets). Tony has a key role as an NCAA executive in the feature motion picture National Champions, which opens in theaters on Wednesday, Nov. 24. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our...

Duration:00:24:28

Tony Winters of Two Degrees: The Series

11/8/2021
TVC 558.6: Stage, film, and television actor Tony Winters talks to Ed about making his directorial debut in a recent episode of Two Degrees: The Series; playing the hard-as-nails Assistant Coach in the bestselling videogames NBA 2K 15 and NBA 2K 16; and the day he met his idol, Sidney Poitier, on the set of the movie Sneakers. Tony can be seen in the pilot episode of the new Showtime series Yellowjackets, which premieres on Sunday, Nov. 14. He also has a key role as an NCAA executive in the...

Duration:00:17:03

The Many Faces of Nehemiah Persoff

11/4/2021
TVC 557.2: James Rosin, publisher of The Many Faces of Nehemiah, continues his discussion with Ed about the stage, screen and television career of his cousin, actor Nehemiah Persoff. Jim is scheduled to appear at the Williamsburg Nostalgia Fest, Nov. 11 through Nov. 13 in Williamsburg, VA. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will...

Duration:00:21:39

Nehemiah Persoff and "Less is More"

11/4/2021
TVC 557.2: James Rosin, publisher of The Many Faces of Nehemiah, continues his discussion with Ed about the stage, screen and television career of his cousin, actor Nehemiah Persoff. Jim is scheduled to appear at the Williamsburg Nostalgia Fest, Nov. 11 through Nov. 13 in Williamsburg, VA. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will...

Duration:00:17:55