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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

Contact:

6266398698


Episodes

Barry Livingston (My Three Sons) on Learning to Drive a Stick Shift on The Streets of San Francisco

8/3/2020
From August 2012: Actor and author Barry Livingston (My Three Sons, The Importance of Being Ernie) talks to Ed about working with Charlie Sheen and Robert Downey Jr., as well as learning how to drive a stick shift on the fly while filming an episode of The Streets of San Francisco. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:21

Barry Livingston's Tribute to Lucille Ball

8/3/2020
From April 2019: Barry Livingston (My Three Sons, The Importance of Being Ernie) shares a few memories of his encounters with Lucille Ball on the Desilu backlot in between production of My Three Sons, including the time when Lucy saved Barry from the wrath of her then-husband, Desilu executive Gary Morton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:53

Inside Bob Hope's Writing Room

8/2/2020
From July 2013: Bob Mills, longtime writer for comedian Bob Hope, takes listeners inside the writers room of a typical Bob Hope special (including how many jokes it took to put together a typical Hope monologue), and how closely Hope worked with the director and editor in post-production of the monologue. Bob's book, The Laugh Makers, not only provides great insight into Bob Hope (the comic and the person), but takes you behind the series of the final decade of the network TV variety show,...

Duration:00:14:03

Behind the Scenes of The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts

8/1/2020
From July 2013: Comedy writer Bob Mills talks to Ed about how his experience writing for The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts taught him the art of putting words in the mouths of famous people. Bob’s book, The Laugh Makers, provides great insight into Bob Hope while also paying homage to the last decades of network variety shows. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:00

Bob Hope and The Laugh Makers

7/31/2020
From July 2013: Comedy writer Bob Mills joins Ed for Part 2 of our conversation about Bob Hope. Bob’s book, The Laugh Makers, not only provides great insight into Bob Hope, but takes you behind the scenes of the last decades of the network variety show while also paying tribute to the “Gag Men” and “Gag Women” who made it happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:29

80 Years of Bugs Bunny

7/30/2020
From August 2015: Tony, Donna, and Ed look back at the film career of Bugs Bunny. The iconic Warner Bros. character made his first official screen appearance on July 27, 1940 in the Tex Avery cartoon A Wild Hare. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:06

Carl Reiner: He Was Good at Everything

7/29/2020
TVC 502.1: Tony and Donna join Ed as TV Confidential dedicates its two-hour program this week to the life and career of Carl Reiner, the Grammy Award-winning and multiple Emmy Award-winning actor, writer, producer, director, author, philanthropist and humanitarian who passed away on Monday, June 29 at age 98. Topics include Reiner’s humanity, his service in the Pacific as a member of the Army Entertainment section during World War II, and the many ways in which The Dick Van Dyke Show set the...

Duration:00:22:24

When Carl Met Mel

7/29/2020
TVC 502.2: Tony, Donna, and Ed discuss Carl Reiner’s lifelong friendship with Mel Brooks, which began when they wrote for and performed with Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows (NBC, 1950-1954) and continued for the next seventy years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:45

Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, and “The 2,000 Year Old Man”

7/28/2020
TVC 503.3: Comedy historian and longtime entertainment publicist Jeff Abraham talks to Ed about how “The 2,000 Year Old Man,” the classic comedy routine by Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, morphed from a dinner party act that Reiner and Brooks used to perform before friends into a series of international smash record albums. Jeff worked with Carl Reiner on many occasions over the past seventeen years, including, most recently, with the National Comedy Center. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:13:18

Carl Reiner’s Love of Game Shows

7/28/2020
TVC 503.4: Singer/actress Ilene Graff (Mr. Belvedere) joins Ed as TV Confidential continues its program-length tribute to Carl Reiner. Irene’s father, singer Jerry Graff, served with Reiner in the same Special Services unit of the U.S. Army in World War II—a unit that also happened to include Howard Morris (Your Show of Shows), Allen Ludden (Password), and Maurice Evans (Bewitched)—plus she shares some personal memories, including one that touches on Reiner’s love of TV game shows. Learn...

Duration:00:15:04

Carl Reiner: An Actor’s Director

7/28/2020
TVC 503.5: Film and television actor Basil Hoffman talks to Ed about why Carl Reiner was an “actor’s director.” Hoffman was directed by Reiner twice in his career, including the feature motion picture All of Me (1984). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:03:48

Carl Reiner: An Angel in Real Life

7/28/2020
TVC 503.6: Emmy Award-winning actress Loretta Swit (M*A*S*H, SwitHeart) talks to Ed about acting with and being directed by Carl Reiner in the “Good Neighbor Maxine” episode of his short-lived but fondly remembered comedy anthology series Good Heavens (ABC, 1976). Topics include how, in many respects, the premise of Good Heavens embodied who Reiner was as a person. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:40

Carl Reiner, Moosie Drier, and Oh, God!

7/27/2020
TVC 503.7: Director, voice actor, and former child star Moosie Drier joins Ed as TV Confidential continues its program-length tribute to Carl Reiner. Moosie was directed by Reiner directed in Oh, God! (1976), and he shares a few memories of working with Reiner, John Denver, George Burns, Teri Garr, and Rachel Longaker on the set of the film. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:50

The Film Career of Carl Reiner

7/27/2020
TVC 503.8: Tony, Donna, and Ed talk about some of Carl Reiner’s other work as a motion picture director and screenwriter, including Enter Laughing, Where’s Poppa, The Thrill of It All, and The Jerk, as well as his onscreen appearances in the Ocean’s Eleven movies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:43

Roslyn Kind on Estelle and Carl Reiner

7/27/2020
TVC 503.9: Singer/actress Roslyn Kind (Light of Love, Save the Country) shares some memories of her longtime friendship with Estelle Reiner, the actress and cabaret singer also known as Mrs. Carl Reiner (and who had a memorable cameo appearance in When Harry Met Sally, directed by Rob Reiner). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:32

Coda to Carl Reiner

7/27/2020
TVC 503.10: Tony, Donna, and Ed with some final thoughts on the life and legacy of Carl Reiner, including his activism and how Reiner used Twitter to provide his fans with a window into his mind on a variety of topics. Carl Reiner passed away on Monday, June 29 at age 98. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:46

Carl Reiner: Extra Portion

7/27/2020
TVC 503.11: Tony, Donna, and Ed discuss Carl Reiner’s decision to end production of The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS, 1961-1966) after five seasons, as well as some of Reiner’s other efforts in television, including The New Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS, 1971-1974). This segment was not included in the terrestrial broadcast of this week’s program because of time constraints. Carl Reiner passed on Monday, June 29 at age 98. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:07

How Carl Reiner Cast Mary Tyler Moore on The Dick Van Dyke Show

7/26/2020
From September 2016: Award-winning writer Vince Waldron, author of The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book, joins Tony, Donna, and Ed for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Dick Van Dyke Show, the most acclaimed comedy series of TV's golden age. Vince’s book tells you everything you wanted to know about the iconic sitcom, as seen through the eyes of the cast and crew, including Carl Reiner, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews, and, of course, Dick Van Dyke...

Duration:00:22:18

Roger Maris' Bittersweet Record

7/25/2020
From October 2011: A special edition of the Sounds of Lost Television that looks back at how TV covered New York Yankees slugger Roger Maris' then-record 61st home run, which he hit on Oct. 1, 1961, the final day of the 1961 Major League Baseball season. This segment includes audio highlights of an interview with Maris that aired on the Oct. 8, 1968 edition of the CBS Evening News, shortly before Maris ended his playing career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:50

How TV Covered Roger Maris' 61st Home Run of 1961

7/24/2020
From October 2011: Phil Gries joins Ed for a special edition of the Sounds of Lost Television that commemorates how TV covered New York Yankees slugger Roger Maris' then-record 61st home run, which he hit on Oct. 1, 1961, the final day of the 1961 Major League Baseball season. This segment includes audio highlights of Yankees announcer Red Barber interviewing manager Ralph Houk after the game, which Maris and the Yankees won, 1-0, over the Boston Red Sox. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:13:54