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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

The Joy of Daphne Maxwell Reid

11/24/2020
TVC 517.5: Ed welcomes actress, photographer, clothes designer, and author Daphne Maxwell Reid (The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Sister, Sister, Jacqueline and Jilly, WKRP in Cincinnati, Frank’s Place). Daphne can be seen in the cast reunion of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air that is now streaming on HBO Max. She also stars in The Business of Christmas, a new holiday movie that will premiere on BET+ on Tuesday, Dec. 1 (with additional airings throughout December). Want to advertise/sponsor our show?...

Duration:00:19:09

Annie Get Your Gun: The Lost Production

11/23/2020
TVC 517.6: From April 2011: Phil Gries plays a clip from the Mar. 19, 1967 telecast of Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun on NBC starring Ethel Merman. As no known video of this production exists, this truly is an example of The Sounds of Lost Television. 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....

Duration:00:22:13

Sheree J. Wilson, Dallas, and Walker: Texas Ranger

11/22/2020
From September 2013: Actress and producer Sheree J. Wilson shares a few memories about her years starring on Dallas and Walker: Texas Ranger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:15

How a Perfect Storm Made "Who Shot J.R.?" Possible

11/21/2020
From March 2012: Tony, Donna and Ed remember “A House Divided,” the famous episode of Dallas that launched the “Who Shot J.R.?” phenomenon of 1980, and how a perfect storm of events that summer fueled worldwide interest in the outcome of the cliffhanger. “A House Divided” originally aired March 21, 1980; "Who Done It," the episode that revealed J.R.'s assailant, originally aired Nov. 21, 1980. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle...

Duration:00:18:50

Wink Martindale and the Birth of The Elvis Phenomenon

11/20/2020
From December 2018: Game show legend Wink Martindale talks to Ed about his long association with Elvis Presley, which began in July 1954 and continued until the day The King died. Wink was at radio station WHBQ in Memphis, TN on the night when an Elvis Presley record ("That's Alright, Mama") was played on the radio for the very first time, launching a phenomenon that has never stopped. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle...

Duration:00:05:56

Hugh Downs: TV’s First Great Utility Player

11/19/2020
TVC 516.1: Tony, Donna, and Ed commemorate the passing of broadcast legend Hugh Downs earlier this year as part of a special edition of This Week in History. Topics this segment include what a versatile performer Downs was: He anchored news programs (Today, 20/20), hosted game shows (Concentration), co-hosted The Tonight Show with Jack Paar (and filled in for Paar as host on many occasions), and even performed in comedy sketches with Jack Benny and Sid Caesar. Want to advertise/sponsor our...

Duration:00:22:08

The Integrity of Hugh Downs

11/19/2020
TVC 516.2: Tony, Donna, and Ed continue their tribute to Hugh Downs in this special edition of This Week in History. Topics this segment include Downs’ impact on TV journalism: He established a level of trust with viewers and interview subjects alike, regardless of the subject matter. 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...

Duration:00:15:38

Ted and Betty Corday: True TV Pioneers

11/18/2020
TVC 516.3: From November 2010: Ed and Tony welcome Ken Corday, executive producer of Days of Our Lives. Ken’s book, The Days of Our Lives: The True Story of One Family’s Dream and The Untold History of Days of Our Lives, not only chronicles the history of Days of Our Lives on television, but pays tribute to his parents, Ted and Betty Corday, the creators and original executive producers of the series. Days of Our Lives marked its fifty-fifth anniversary on television earlier this week. Want...

Duration:00:16:52

Tom Dreesen: Still Standing

11/17/2020
TVC 516.4: Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome back entertainment legend and comedy pioneer Tom Dreesen. Tom’s memoir, Still Standing: My Journey from Streets and Saloons to the Stage, and Sinatra, not only includes great stories of Tom’s years working with Tim Reid, Sammy Davis Jr., and Frank Sinatra, but, in many respects, is a story that embodies the American Dream. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for...

Duration:00:22:46

Life Lessons from Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.

11/17/2020
TVC 516.5: Actor, comedian and motivational speaker Tom Dreesen talks to Ed, Tony, and Donna about the generosity that both Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. extended to him throughout his career. Tom’s memoir, Still Standing: My Journey from Streets and Saloons to the Stage, and Sinatra, is available in paperback and as an eBook through Post Hill Press and Amazon.com. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship...

Duration:00:19:50

The Storylines of Days of Our Lives

11/16/2020
TVC 516.6: From November 2010: Ken Corday, executive producer of Days of Our Lives, talks to Ed and Tony about some of the notable storylines of the first twenty years of Days of Our Lives, as well as the show’s occasional struggles with network Standards and Practices over certain subject matters (and, in more recent years, product placement). Ken’s book, The Days of Our Lives: The True Story of One Family’s Dream and The Untold History of Days of Our Lives, not only chronicles the history...

Duration:00:21:34

Lee Purcell, James Garner and The Incredible Hulk

11/15/2020
From April 2019: Actress Lee Purcell (Carol of the Bells, Adam at 6 A.M., Big Wednesday) shares some memories of working with James Garner on The Rockford Files and with Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno in The Incredible Hulk Returns. 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...

Duration:00:09:00

The Dream Sequences of Gilligan's Island

11/14/2020
From March 2014: Kimberly Johnson, daughter of Russell Johnson, tells Ed, Tony, Donna, and guest co-host Bill Funt why her dad and the other cast members on Gilligan's Island particularly enjoyed filming the episodes that included dream sequences. 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...

Duration:00:10:02

The Most Handsome Man on Gilligan's Island

11/13/2020
From March 2014: Ed, Tony, Donna and guest co-host Bill Funt welcome Kimberly Johnson, the daughter of Russell Johnson, the actor known to three generations of television viewers know Russell Johnson as “The Professor” on Gilligan’s Island. In this segment we ask Kimberley when she first realized the impact that the popularity of Gilligan's Island had on viewers and on her family. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle...

Duration:00:11:19

A Ring for Christmas with Liliana Tandon

11/12/2020
TVC 515.1: Ed welcomes actress, writer and producer Liliana Tandon. Liliana wrote and stars in A Ring for Christmas, a new romantic comedy that also features Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos, GoodFellas) and Michael Gross (Family Ties). A Ring for Christmas will air several times throughout November and December on UPtv and on the Philo app. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of...

Duration:00:26:02

Joe McDoakes on DVD

11/12/2020
TVC 515.2: Greg and Ed discuss the DVD release of The Joe McDoakes Collection starring George O’Hanlon (and produced and directed by Richard L. Bare), and how fans of The Jetsons can hear the intonations of George Jetson in O’Hanlon’s voice as he plays McDoakes. Available from Warner Archive. 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:00:10:36

The Jetsons on Blu-ray

11/11/2020
TVC 515.3: Greg and Ed discuss the Blu-ray release of The Jetsons that includes the original twenty-four episodes from 1962 featuring the voices of George O’Hanlon and Jean Vander-Pyl. 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...

Duration:00:10:23

The Jetsons on DVD

11/11/2020
TVC 515.4: Greg and Ed discuss the DVD releases of such Jetsons titles as Rockin’ with Judy Jetson, Jetsons: The Movie, and The Jetsons & WWE Robo-Wrestlemania. 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:00:14:49

Why Happy Days Still Has Legs 45 Years Later

11/10/2020
TVC 515.5: Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome back actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Anson Williams (Happy Days, Harvest Time, Alert Drops).Topics include the Oct. 25 reunion of Happy Days cast members that raised funds for Wisconsin Democrats; Anson’s efforts to emergency medical technicians in various U.S. hotspots so they can remain alert naturally during the COVID-19 pandemic; and why Happy Days continues to have a positive impact on viewers more than forty-five years later. Want to...

Duration:00:21:01

Wash Your Hands with Anson Williams

11/10/2020
TVC 515.6: Actor and entrepreneur Anson Williams talks to Ed, Tony, and Donna about the new version of “Pump Your Blood,” the song he made famous on Happy Days, in an effort to teach children the importance of washing their hands to stop the spread of COVID-19; plus he shares a few memories of meeting Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton while practicing at Dodger Stadium with the Happy Days softball team. This segment also includes a clip from our May 2014 conversation with Marion Ross....

Duration:00:20:22