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TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television

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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

Why Chico Marx was a great straight man for Groucho and Harpo

2/21/2020
From October 2014: Bill Marx, son of Harpo Marx, talks to Ed about how all four Marx Brothers were good athletes as well as gifted comedians; how the Brothers "trained" every week for twenty years, honing their act in vaudeville and on Broadway before they made movies; and why Chico was such a great straight man for both Harpo and Groucho. An accomplished musician in his own right, Bill Marx is also executive producer of The Marx Brothers TV Collection, a DVD configuration featuring some of...

Duration:00:14:52

How Kirk Douglas Helped End the Blacklist

2/17/2020
TVC 480.1: TV Confidential marks the passing of screen legend Kirk Douglas with an encore presentation of our December 2016 centennial tribute to the Academy Award-winning actor featuring audio highlights from some of Douglas’ appearances on television throughout the 1960s and ’70s. This segment includes a clip of Douglas on The Tonight Show in April 1962 in which he discusses the film Lonely Are the Brave, plus an excerpt from TV Confidential’s interview with William Schallert from July...

Duration:00:24:01

Kirk Douglas on the life of an actor

2/17/2020
TVC 480.2: Phil Gries of Archival Television Audio plays highlights of a May 1963 radio interview with Kirk Douglas in which the actor discusses, among other topics, his often hectic daily schedule as an actor while in New York City. Kirk Douglas passed away on Feb. 5, 2020 at age 103. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:13

Tell Us More About Kirk Douglas

2/17/2020
TVC 480.3: Phil Gries of Archival Television Audio plays a clip from the Oct. 28, 1963 of Tell Us More, a precursor to Biography that aired on WNBC-TV in New York in the early 1960s. In this segment, actress and Tell Us More correspondent Muriel Davidson shares a few anecdotes about her friendship with Kirk Douglas during the late 1940s, around the time of the actor’s first marriage. Kirk Douglas passed away on Feb. 5, 2020 at age 103. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:14:57

Tribute to Robert Conrad

2/17/2020
TVC 480.4: TV Confidential pays tribute to TV icon Robert Conrad by playing highlights from our October 2013 conversation with Bob Herron, one of the five core stuntmen who worked with Conrad every week on The Wild, Wild West, and Susan Kesler, author of The Wild, Wild West: The Series. Robert Conrad passed away on Feb. 8, 2020 at age 84. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:01

Michelle Danner: Actress, director, and acting coach to the stars

2/17/2020
TVC 480.5: Ed welcomes back Michelle Danner, the legendary Hollywood acting coach whose students include such A-list actors as Jason Alexander, Chris Rock, Marcia Cross, Seth MacFarlane, Christian Slater, Selma Hayek, Gerald Butler, Norman Reedus, Zooey Deschanel, Gabrielle Union, and Penelope Cruz. Also an accomplished actress and director, Michelle recently completed principal filming of The Runner, an action thriller that marks her sixth effort as a director; The Runner stars Cameron...

Duration:00:20:24

The Night of the Chandelier Mishap

2/17/2020
TVC 480.6: From October 2013: Actor/stuntman Bob Herron (The Wild, Wild West) and author Susan Kesler (The Wild, Wild West: The Series) talk about the fight sequences that Robert Conrad choreographed each week on The Wild, Wild West, and how Conrad did his own stunts every week until early 1968, when CBS required him to have a double after the actor suffered a serious injury that shut down production of the series. Robert Conrad passed away on Feb. 8, 2020 at age 84. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:15:16

Coda to Robert Conrad

2/17/2020
TVC 480.7: A few final thoughts on the passing of Robert Conrad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:03:04

Kirk Douglas Sings!

2/13/2020
This special minisode edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL includes a bonus segment from our December 2016 tribute to Kirk Douglas. Phil Gries plays audio highlights of Douglas' February 1970 appearance on The Johnny Cash Show (ABC, 1969-1971) and the actor's musical duet with singer Tom Jones from the Special London Bridge Special (NBC, 1972). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:46

The Wonder Years: A Prime Time Network Show with a Cable TV Sensibility

2/10/2020
Tony, Donna, and Ed remember The Wonder Years (ABC, 1988-1993), the coming of age dramedy that premiered on Jan. 31, 1988. Topics included how the series was an early example of a prime time network series with a cable TV sensibility. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:16

How The Midnight Special Changed the Late Night TV Landscape

2/10/2020
Tony, Donna, and Ed remember the premiere of The Midnight Special (NBC, 1972-1981) and how the series paved the way for "late late" night TV programming as we know it today, both on a network level as well as on cable TV and local stations. Also in this segment: The premiere of Project UFO, the last network TV series produced by Jack Webb. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:33

Lou Antonio, James Garner, and the "Hoover Dam" episode of The Rockford Files

2/10/2020
From February 2018: Ed welcomes actor, director and screenwriter Lou Antonio (Cool Hand Luke, Splendor in the Grass, Star Trek, The Snoop Sisters, Dog and Cat, Makin’ It, Something for Joey). Topics this segment include "Roundabout," one of five episodes of The Rockford Files that Lou directed, and a show that includes an offbeat foot chase filmed on location at the Hoover Dam in Las Vegas. Lou’s memoir, Cool Hand Lou: My Fifty Years in Hollywood and on Broadway, not only provides a window...

Duration:00:17:25

Wild, Wild West stuntman Bob Herron on working with Robert Conrad and Ross Martin

2/8/2020
In light of the passing of Robert Conrad earlier today, we are posting an bonus minisode featuring an excerpt from our October 2013 conversation with actor and stuntman Bob Herron, Ross Martin's stunt double on The Wild, Wild West, and author Sue Kesler (The Wild, Wild West Book). In this clip, Bob talks about his early background in movie and TV Westerns at Warner Bros. (including a brief time working as Robert Conrad's stunt double on Hawaiian Eye) and how it was Conrad who recommended...

Duration:00:05:45

Lew Wasserman and the Evolution of the Made-for-TV Movie

2/8/2020
From March 2013: Kathleen Sharp, author of Mr. and Mrs. Hollywood: Edie and Lew Wasserman and Their Entertainment Empire, discusses the instrumental role that Universal Television, under Lew Wasserman's leadership, played in developing original full-length two-hour movies made expressly for television—and how the studio would've cornered the market by developing the 90-minute "Movie of the Week" format were if not for a strategic mistake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:08:04

Quentin Tarantino biographer Ian Nathan on why Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the director's most personal film

2/3/2020
TVC 479.1: Ed welcomes Ian Nathan, one of the best known film journalists in the UK, and the author of Quentin Tarantino: The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work, an engaging new book that explores the entirety of Tarantino’s career—from his early writing on such screenplays as True Romance and Natural Born Killers to his break-out directorial debut, Reservoir Dogs, the career-defining Pulp Fiction, and such later efforts as Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and...

Duration:00:22:34

Why Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is really an homage to TV actors

2/3/2020
TVC 479.2: Ian Nathan, author of Quentin Tarantino: The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work, talks to Ed about the lengths that Tarantino took to recreate footage of the episode of The FBI that appears in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; how the film, in many respects, pays homage to the many working actors who appeared in the TV shows that Tarantino devoured as a youth; the role that Tarantino played in reviving the film careers of John Travolta, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster; and why Once Upon a...

Duration:00:20:04

The Ladies of Knots Landing

2/3/2020
TVC 479.3: TV Confidential brings you special remote coverage of the recent unveiling ceremony for the new lobby exhibit at the Hollywood Museum honoring the 40th anniversary of Knots Landing. The event included remarks by each of the three leading ladies of Knots Landing—Michele Lee, Joan Van Ark, and Donna Mills—plus Museum president Donelle Dadigan. Now open to the public through Wednesday, Apr. 1, the Knots Landing exhibit includes costumes worn by Lee, Van Ark, and Mills on the beloved...

Duration:00:15:25

Ida Lupino, in her own words

2/3/2020
TVC 479.4: An encore presentation of our February 2015 conversation with Ida Lupino biographer Mary Anderson that includes audio highlights from a 1991 interview between Lupino and author A.M. Sperber that was among the last formal interviews that Lupino gave before her death in 1995. Mary’s books include Ida Lupino: Beyond the Camera and The Making of The Hitch-Hiker: Illustrated. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:51

Ida Lupino biographer Mary Anderson on Raoul Walsh, Humphrey Bogart, William Tallman, and the making of The Hitch-Hiker

2/3/2020
TVC 479.5: Ida Lupino biographer Mary Anderson plays more highlights from a 1991 interview between Lupino and author A.M. Sperber. Topics this segment include The Hitch-Hiker, the iconic film noir thriller directed by Lupino that starred Edmund O’Brien and William Tallman, and Lupino’s experiences working with Humphrey Bogart and director Raoul Walsh on High Sierra. Mary’s books include Ida Lupino: Beyond the Camera and The Making of The Hitch-Hiker: Illustrated. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:20:10

Why Ida Lupino's appearance on Charlie's Angels was especially poignant

2/3/2020
TVC 479.6: Ida Lupino biographer Mary Anderson discusses “I Will Be Remembered,” the 1977 episode of Charlie’s Angels that marked Lupino’s final onscreen acting appearance. Mary’s books include Ida Lupino: Beyond the Camera and The Making of The Hitch-Hiker: Illustrated. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:51