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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

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

The Sounds of Lost Johnny

5/23/2020
From May 2011: Phil Gries joins Ed in the studio for a special edition of The Sounds of Lost Television featuring rarely heard audio highlights from Johnny Carson’s first ten years as host of The Tonight Show, including a clip from the first anniversary program of Oct. 1, 1963. Most of the tapes from the first decade of the Tonight Show broadcasts were erased by NBC, so this is a rare opportunity to hear the King of Late Night in his early days. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:16:27

Johnny Carson's final night as host of The Tonight Show

5/22/2020
From May 2012: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember May 22, 1992, the night of Johnny Carson's final appearance as host of The Tonight Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:20

Remembering Here's Hollywood

5/19/2020
TVC 493.8: From April 2011: Phil Gries remembers Here’s Hollywood, an NBC daytime talk show from the early 1960s, as part of The Sounds of Lost Television. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:34

The Most Impressive Collection of TV Sets You Will Ever See

5/18/2020
TVC 493.1: Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with three-time Emmy nominated writer/producer Phil Savenick, curator of TheHistoryofTV.com, a virtual museum devoted to television that not only celebrates the life and career of Philo T. Farnsworth, the man who invented television when he was age fourteen, but includes such authentic artifacts as Farnsworth’s original chalk drawing for the first television camera and the most impressive collection of vintage TV sets you will ever...

Duration:00:11:05

The TV Set That Freaked Out a Generation of Moms

5/18/2020
TVC 493.2: Via remote from TheHistoryofTV.com: Phil Savenick provides Ed with a guided tour of his collection of vintage television sets, which includes the very first TV set sold by RCA, an early French model (with wings), and a rarely seen Pilot radio canopy TV—the set whose screen was so small, mothers across America warned their children not to sit too close to it “or else you’ll burn your eyes out.” This segment was recorded in January 2020, before the national lockdown. Learn more...

Duration:00:12:21

Phil Savenick's Brushes with Fame

5/18/2020
TVC 493.3: Via remote from TheHistoryofTV.com: Phil Savenick shares the back stories of some of the mementos from the Golden Age of Television that are on display at his virtual museum, including the first remote control clicker, an autographed cigar butt from Milton Berle, a silver dollar from Jack Benny, and an authentic replica of the hat that Mary Tyler Moore tossed in the air at the end of the opening sequence of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. This segment was recorded in January 2020,...

Duration:00:10:50

The Death of Phil Hartman

5/18/2020
TVC 493.4: From May 2011: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember the tragic murder of actor/comedian Phil Hartman (Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, NewsRadio) in May 1998 as part of This Week in TV History. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:57

400th Episode of The Simpsons

5/18/2020
TVC 493.5: From May 2011: Tony, Donna, and Ed revisit May 20, 2007, the night on which The Simpsons aired its 400th episode. Topics include how The Simpsons was originally considered controversial when it premiered in 1989, only to be seen as mainstream with age, as well as how the show’s number of episodes ranks with other long-running series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:23

Don Collier of The High Chaparral

5/18/2020
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Duration:00:22:49

Don Collier and Susan McCray Remember Kent McCray

5/18/2020
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Duration:00:19:17

Remembering Anne Meara

5/15/2020
In light of the passing earlier this week of comedian Jerry Stiller, we thought we'd post this clip from a conversation that Greg Ehrbar and Ed had in June 2015 about the career of Anne Meara, including her years performing stand-up alongside her husband as the landmark comedy team Stiller and Meara, as well as her solo effects on television, including The Corner Bar and the short-lived legal drama Kate McShane. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:40