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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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6266398698


Episodes

The Sacrifices and Contributions of Our Vietnam Veterans

6/2/2020
TVC 495.1: Ed welcomes back author, screenwriter, novelist and raconteur Marvin J. Wolf. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Marv served more than thirteen years active duty, including a combat tour in Vietnam, before returning to the States in 1974 to embark on a very successful career as a freelance writer and photojournalist that has continued for more than four decades. Marv’s latest book, They Were Soldiers: The Sacrifices and Contributions of Our Vietnam Veterans, is a collaboration with...

Duration:00:22:47

Why Oliver Stone was Typical of Most Vietnam Veterans

6/2/2020
TVC 495.2: Part 2 of our conversation with Marvin J. Wolf, co-author of They Were Soldiers: The Sacrifices and Contributions of Our Vietnam Veterans, a collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Joseph L. Galloway (We Were Soldiers) that profiles fifty men and women from various walks of life who served in Vietnam in one capacity or another. Among the veterans profiled in They Were Soldiers are former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, and...

Duration:00:11:33

They Were Soldiers

6/2/2020
TVC 495.3: Part 3 of our conversation with Marvin J. Wolf, co-author of They Were Soldiers: The Sacrifices and Contributions of Our Vietnam Veterans, a collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Joseph L. Galloway (We Were Soldiers) that profiles fifty men and women who served in Vietnam in one capacity or another. Among the veterans profiled in They Were Soldiers is elder care activist Russell Balisok, whose story Marv shared in this segment. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:10:32

40 Years of CNN

6/2/2020
TVC 495.4: From May 2011: Tony, Donna, and Ed discuss the launch of CNN on June 1, 1980 as part of This Week in TV History and the many ways in which the cable news network helped spur the rise of the Internet as we know it today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:53

Ken Osmond of Leave It to Beaver

6/2/2020
TVC 495.5: An encore presentation of our October 2014 conversation with Ken Osmond, the actor known around the world as Eddie Haskell on Leave It to Beaver. Ken Osmond passed away on Monday, May 18 at age 76. Our chat with Ken was a well-rounded conversation that covered not only his show business life before and after Leave It to Beaver (including his early career as a child actor working with the likes of Jennifer Jones, Ozzie Nelson, and Spencer Tracy), but his service with the U.S. Army...

Duration:00:27:05

Deconstructing the Mad Men Series Finale

6/2/2020
TVC 495.6: From June 2015: Tony, Donna, and Ed discuss the final episode of Mad Men, which originally aired on May 17, 2015 as part of This Week in TV History, as well as the show’s final season in general and the ways in which Mad Men influenced the landscape of television during its run on AMC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:20:41

The Nurses Who Served in Vietnam

6/2/2020
TVC 495.7: Part 4 of our conversation with Marvin J. Wolf, co-author of They Were Soldiers: The Sacrifices and Contributions of Our Vietnam Veterans, a collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Joseph L. Galloway (We Were Soldiers) that profiles fifty men and women who served in Vietnam in one capacity or another. Among the veterans profiled in They Were Soldiers are Diane Carlson Evans, founder of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial; Eileen Moore, a Vietnam nurse who is now a California...

Duration:00:15:47

The Twilight Years of Bob Hope on Television

6/1/2020
From June 2013: Bob Mills, longtime writer for comedian Bob Hope and author of The Laugh Makers, joins Ed in the studio for a conversation that was recorded on May 29, 2013, the day that would have marked Bob Hope's 110th birthday. In this segment Bob talks about the final years of Bob's television career. 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, while also...

Duration:00:07:03

Writing for Bob Hope

5/31/2020
From June 2013: Bob Mills, longtime writer for comedian Bob Hope and author of The Laugh Makers, joins Ed in the studio for a conversation that was recorded on May 29, 2013, the day that would have marked Bob Hope's 110th birthday. In this segment Bob gives Ed and the listeners insight into how Hope's writers put together a typical monologue for his various TV specials. The Laugh Makers not only provides great insight into Bob Hope (the comic and the person), but takes you behind the series...

Duration:00:12:36

Bob Hope, Topical Monologist

5/30/2020
From June 2013: Bob Mills, longtime writer for comedian Bob Hope and author of The Laugh Makers, joins Ed in the studio for a conversation that was recorded on May 29, 2013, the day that would have marked Bob Hope's 110th birthday. Topics this segment include how Bob wrote for Hope's stage act as well as for his TV specials, and how Hope managed to joke about political figures without ever identifying himself as left or right. The Laugh Makers not only provides great insight into Bob Hope...

Duration:00:11:06

Happy Birthday, Bob Hope

5/29/2020
From June 2013: Bob Mills, former staff writer for The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts and longtime writer for comedian Bob Hope, joins Ed in the studio for a conversation that originally aired on June 26, 2013---but which was actually recorded on May 29, 2013, the day that would have marked Bob Hope's 110th birthday. Topics this segment include why Hope particularly thrived during the era of variety television. Bob Mills' book, The Laugh Makers, not only provides great insight into Bob Hope...

Duration:00:11:34

Steven Taibbi and The Importance of Being Grateful

5/26/2020
TVC 495.1: A return appearance by author Steven Taibbi (Grateful Guilt: Living in the Shadow of My Heart). Born with a cyanotic heart and three birth defects, Steven has spent much of his life in and out of hospitals receiving treatment for these and other medical conditions, including two open heart surgeries and two heart transplants. Since his last visit to our program, Steven had a chance to meet the family of the man whose heart he received in his second heart transplant procedure....

Duration:00:13:07

Steven Taibbi on Living with Complex Trauma

5/26/2020
TVC 495.2: Part 2 of our conversation with Steven Taibbi, author of Grateful Guilt: Living in the Shadow of My Heart. Born with a cyanotic heart and three birth defects, Steven has spent much of his life in and out of hospitals receiving treatment for these and other medical conditions, including two open heart surgeries and two heart transplants. In this segment Steven talks about the difference between complex trauma and PTSD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:59

Steven Taibbi on the Personal Power of Dr. Ruth

5/26/2020
TVC 495.3: Steven Taibbi, author of Grateful Guilt: Living in the Shadow of My Heart, talks to Ed about his experience working in television, which includes producing daytime talk shows hosted Joan Lunden and Dr. Ruth Westheimer and the personal power exhibited by both Dr. Ruth and former President Richard Nixon. Other topics in this segment include coping strategies for living with serious illness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:05

Superman: The First Cartoon Series Produced by Filmation

5/26/2020
TVC 495.4: Greg and Ed discuss the DVD release of The New Adventures of Superman (CBS, 1966-1967), the first animated series produced by Filmation Associates. Topics include the voice work of Bud Collier, the contemporary theme music by John Gart, and the long relationship between Ted Knight and Filmation before The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:44

Monster Squad and Drac Pack on DVD

5/26/2020
TVC 495.5: Greg and Ed discuss the DVD releases of Monster Squad (NBC, 1976-1977) and Drak Pack (CBS, 1980), two Saturday morning series about that reimagined Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein’s Monster as intrepid crime fighters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:33

Eric Roberts and The Rocket

5/26/2020
TVC 495.6: Ed welcomes Oscar nominee and three-time Golden Globe Award nominee Eric Roberts (King of the Gypsies, Star 80, Runaway Train, Less Than Perfect, Heroes). One of the most prolific, highly sought-after actors in the industry today, with more than 500 film and TV credits under his belt—including a staggering 150 movie or television roles between 2013 and 2015 alone—Eric talks about how much he loves to work and how he’s holding up during this time of industry shutdown. This segment...

Duration:00:20:23

Eric Roberts on How Cats Can Keep You Mellow

5/26/2020
TVC 495.7: Legendary actor Eric Roberts (King of the Gypsies, Star 80, Runaway Train, Less Than Perfect, Heroes) talks to Ed about the perception of fame, his lifelong love of animals, and why the actors and crew members on daytime soap operas are the hardest-working people in the film and TV industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:23

Jay Leno's first night as host of The Tonight Show

5/25/2020
From May 2012: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember May 25, 1992, the night of Jay Leno's first appearance as host of The Tonight Show and the controversy that went on behind the scenes as to whether Leno or David Letterman would succeed Johnny Carson as host. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:24

The Night Cassius Clay Upstaged Johnny Carson

5/24/2020
From May 2011: Phil Gries joins Ed in the studio for more highlights from the first ten years of Johnny Carson's reign as host of The Tonight Show, including a surprise appearance by Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, on Sept. 16, 1965 (one night after Carson made a flip remark in his monologue about the then-upcoming fight between Clay and Floyd Patterson). Most of the tapes from the first decade of the Carson Tonight Show broadcasts were erased by NBC, so this is a rare opportunity...

Duration:00:17:56