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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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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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Episodes

Joseph Dougherty on The Influence of Rod Serling

9/26/2022
TVC 591.1: We’ll bring you Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, and director Joseph Dougherty (thirtysomething, Judging Amy, Pretty Little Liars). Topics this segment include Joe’s award-winning stage play Chester Bailey, and how the works of Rod Serling, Herb Gardner, Kurt Vonnegut, and Ray Bradbury both influenced and inspired Joe to become a writer. Joe’s new book, A Screenwriter’s Companion: Instruction, Opinion, Encouragement offers...

Duration:00:21:07

Joseph Dougherty on The Power of Imagination

9/26/2022
TVC 591.2: Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, and director Joseph Dougherty talks to Ed about why novelist Stephen King is the Charles Dickens of our generation; why imagination is another essential tool that every writer should have; and why the process of writing and editing is often like peeling an onion. Joe’s new book, A Screenwriter’s Companion: Instruction, Opinion, Encouragement is available now through Amazon.com as well as your local bookseller; a select number of autographed...

Duration:00:19:05

Joseph Dougherty on The Art of Adaptation

9/26/2022
TVC 591.3: Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, and director Joseph Dougherty talks to Ed about some of the challenges posed when adapting a novel into a screenplay. Joe’s new book, A Screenwriter’s Companion: Instruction, Opinion, Encouragement is available now through Amazon.com as well as your local bookseller; a select number of autographed editions are available through Fayetteville Mafia Press. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to...

Duration:00:14:11

A Screenwriter's Companion

9/21/2022
TVC 590.1: Ed welcomes back Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, and director Joseph Dougherty (thirtysomething, Saving Grace, Pretty Little Liars, Chester Bailey). Joe’s new book, A Screenwriter’s Companion: Instruction, Opinion, Encouragement offers insights and advice, both practical and nonpractical, to writers and would-be writers about the writing process, how to survive in “the business,” and reflections on the influences that led Joe to a successful career. A Screenwriter’s Companion...

Duration:00:21:02

50 Years of M*A*S*H

9/20/2022
TVC 590.2: From September 2012: Tony, Donna, and Ed go back to Sept. 17, 1972, the night that M*A*S*H premiered on CBS television, as part of This Week in TV History. 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 below to get started:...

Duration:00:21:44

The 2 Sides of M*A*S*H

9/20/2022
TVC 590.3: From September 2012: Tony, Donna, and Ed discuss the famous, movie-length series finale of M*A*S*H, which originally aired in February 1983 (and remains the highest-rated TV episode ever), as well as when the series morphed from being a comedy with occasional moments of drama to a drama with humor. 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:00:15:16

Eric Roberts of Dog Boy

9/19/2022
TVC 590.4: Ed welcomes back Oscar nominee and three-time Golden Globe Award-nominated actor Eric Roberts (Runaway Train, King of the Gypsies, Star 80, Less Than Perfect, The Righteous Gemstones). Eric co-stars with Lana Wood and a very talented newcomer named Jeff Yazzie in Dog Boy, a comedy drama about the unlikely friendship between a self-absorbed Hollywood actress whose best days are behind her and a young Navajo slacker who skateboards through life—literally—despite being pursued by the...

Duration:00:22:18

Why Writers Must Always Ask Questions

9/19/2022
TVC 590.2: Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, and director Joseph Dougherty (thirtysomething, Saving Grace, Pretty Little Liars, Chester Bailey) talks to Ed about the importance of curiosity and specificity when writing (regardless of which form of writing one practices) and why the difference between writing and directing often comes down to verbs. Joe’s new book, A Screenwriter’s Companion: Instruction, Opinion, Encouragement offers insights and advice, both practical and nonpractical,...

Duration:00:19:20

Learning How Actors Breathe

9/19/2022
TVC 590.6: Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, and director Joseph Dougherty (thirtysomething, Saving Grace, Pretty Little Liars, Chester Bailey) talks to Ed about why writing for actors often means learning how those actors breathe and writing to their lung capacity. Joe’s new book, A Screenwriter’s Companion: Instruction, Opinion, Encouragement is available now through Amazon.com as well as your local bookseller; a select number of autographed editions are available through Fayetteville...

Duration:00:13:28

How The Newlywed Game Got on the Air

9/13/2022
TVC 589.3: Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with Randy West, author of TV Inside Out: Flukes, Flakes, Feuds, and Felonies, is an empathetic look into the mystery (and occasional misery) of television stardom, and how some TV performers, such as Dom DeLuise, managed to overcome the trappings of stardom and maintain a happy, functional, and satisfying life. Topics this segment include the story of how Dom DeLuise helped get The Newlywed Game on the air. TV Inside Out is available...

Duration:00:13:57

TV's First All-Vegan Cooking Competition Show

9/12/2022
TVC 589.4: Ed welcomes renowned vegan chef Josie Clemens, co-creator of, and head judge on, Peeled, the very first all-vegan cooking competition show, and the first cooking competition show to feature an all-vegan cast. The first episode of Peeled will stream live on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 9pm ET 6pm PT at PeeledShow.com. The entire first season of Peeled will then become available for viewing on demand Sunday, Sept. 25 on Unchained TV. (You can find the Unchained TV channel on Roku, Apple...

Duration:00:22:18

Caroline Aaron of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

9/12/2022
TVC 589.5: Ed welcomes Caroline Aaron, the actress known around the world as Shirley Maisel, Midge’s eccentric mother-in-law, on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The first four seasons of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are available for viewing on demand on Amazon Prime Video, while the fifth and final season of Mrs. Maisel is scheduled for release later in 2022. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the...

Duration:00:18:35

Caroline Aaron of Theater Camp and Chanshi

9/12/2022
TVC 589.6: Caroline Aaron tells Ed why her experience on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is “the gift that keeps on giving,” plus she talks about Chanshi, a new comedy series that she filmed in Israel earlier this year with Henry Winkler. The first four seasons of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are available for viewing on demand on Amazon Prime Video, while the fifth and final season of Mrs. Maisel is scheduled for release later in 2022. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has...

Duration:00:18:43

TV Inside Out with Randy West

9/6/2022
TVC 588.1: Part 1 of a two-part conversation with voice artist, announcer, and biographer Randy West. Randy has spent more than thirty years in television, working behind the scenes as an announcer on talk shows, award shows, and game shows hosted by such icons as Dick Clark, Wink Martindale, Chuck Woolery, Bob Eubanks, Howie Mandel, Ryan Seacrest, and Bob Barker, while he was mentored in the business by legendary announcer Johnny “C’mon down!” Olson. Randy’s latest new book, TV Inside Out,...

Duration:00:20:13

Randy West and Johnny Olson

9/6/2022
TVC 588.2: Randy West, author of TV Inside Out and Johnny Olson: A Voice in Time, shares the story of how he first crossed paths with legendary announcer Johnny “C’mon down!” Olson as a kid growing up in New York, and how that experience eventually led Olson to take Randy under his wing many years later, when both were in Los Angeles. Both TV Inside Out and Johnny Olson: A Voice in Time are available through Bear Manor Media. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered...

Duration:00:18:59

Remembering Nichelle Nichols

9/6/2022
TVC 588.3: Ed, Tony, and Donna pay tribute to Nichelle Nichols, the actress known around the world as Lieutenant Uhura, communications officer of the Starship Enterprise on the original Star Trek, Star Trek: The Animated Series, and the first six Star Trek movies. Nichelle Nichols passed away this past Saturday, July 30 at the age of eighty-nine. Topics include the impact that Nichols had on the lives of three generations of African-American girls and African-American women, and the...

Duration:00:16:02

Nichelle Nichols: Beyond Star Trek

9/6/2022
TVC 588.4: An encore presentation of our August 2017 conversation with Nichelle Nichols, the actress known around the world as Lieutenant Uhura, communications officer of the Starship Enterprise on the original Star Trek, Star Trek: The Animated Series, and the first six Star Trek movies. Nichelle Nichols passed away this past Saturday, July 30 at the age of eighty-nine. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship...

Duration:00:22:32

Here’s Lucie Arnaz

9/5/2022
TVC 588.5: Ed welcomes singer, actress, producer, philanthropist, and Broadway star Lucie Arnaz (Here’s Lucy, They’re Playing Our Song, The Lucie Arnaz Show). Lucie recently joined forces with Doors of Change—the nonprofit organization that uses arts and music to keep homeless youth off the streets and, in many cases, help them find safe forever homes—to create awareness of the plight of homeless youth in the United States. There are more than 4 million homeless youth in the U.S. today, many...

Duration:00:19:18

Let’s Talk to Lucie Arnaz and Jeffrey Sitcov

9/5/2022
TVC 588.6: Singer/actress Lucie Arnaz talks to Ed about how both Lucy and Desi, the Emmy-nominated documentary produced by Ron Howard and directed by Amy Poehler, and Let’s Talk to Lucy, the daily talk show that Lucille Ball hosted for CBS radio in 1964-1965 (and which Lucie recently re-released as a podcast), present the personal side of her famous mom. Lucie Arnaz recently joined forces with Doors of Change, the nonprofit organization, founded by Jeffrey Sitcov, that uses arts and music to...

Duration:00:13:39

The Early Sounds of Vin Scully

8/29/2022
TVC 587.1: From 2015: Phil Gries joins Ed for a special edition of the Sounds of Lost Television featuring rarely heard audio highlights from the early years of the broadcast career of Vin Scully, the legendary voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers who was also known to national TV audiences for covering NFL Football, PGA Golf, and the NBC Baseball Game of the Week. Vin Scully passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at the age of ninety-four. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has...

Duration:00:22:44