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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

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6266398698


Episodes

Why Regis Philbin Was a Great Connector

8/10/2020
TVC 503.5: Television historian Steve Beverly joins Ed for an in-depth look at Regis Philbin’s game show career with ABC, including The Neighbors, Almost Anything Goes, and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, include how Philbin’s ability to connect with contestants instantly helped make Millionaire into a huge hit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:57

Regis Philbin and The Joey Bishop Show

8/10/2020
TVC 503.6: From June 2016: Phil Gries and Ed discuss Regis Philbin’s turbulent stint as the announcer and on-air sidekick on Joey Bishop’s late night talk show (ABC, 1967-1969), including archived audio footage from Nov. 26, 1969—the night that Bishop stepped down as host on the air, about ten minutes into the program, after ABC had informed him earlier in the day that it had canceled the show. This segment includes audio footage of Philbin speaking extemporaneously that night about how...

Duration:00:20:19

Why Regis was Letterman's Go-To Guest

8/10/2020
TVC 503.7: Tony, Donna, and Ed with some final thoughts on the legacy of Regis Philbin, including his many appearances on David Letterman’s late night talk show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:56

Elvis Presley, Billy Goldenberg, and If I Can Dream

8/8/2020
From March 2017: Emmy Award-winning producer/director Steve Binder tells Ed the backstory of "If I Can Dream," the iconic final number of Elvis: The 1968 Comeback Special, including an incredible act of selflessness by Billy Goldenberg, the show's musical director. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:40

Lucy in London with Steve Binder

8/7/2020
From March 2017: Emmy Award-winning producer/director Steve Binder (The T.A.M.I. Show, Diana Ross: Live in Central Park, Elvis: The 1968 Comeback Special) tells Ed the backstory of Lucy in London (CBS, 1966), an one-hour musical special, filmed on location in London, that allowed Lucille Ball an opportunity to return to her roots as a musical performer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:41

Jack Paar's Imprint on The Tonight Show

8/6/2020
From August 2012: Dan Farren joins Tony, Donna, and Ed for a look back at Jack Paar's five-year tenure as host of The Tonight Show, which began on July 29, 1957, and why his legacy should not be limited to the "water closet joke" controversy of February 1960. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:07

The Streets of San Francisco: A Quinn Martin TV Series

8/5/2020
From November 2011: Ed welcomes James Rosin, author of The Streets of San Francisco: A Quinn Martin TV Series, everything you wanted to know about the long-running ABC police drama starring Karl Malden and Michael Douglas. Quinn Martin himself believed that The Streets of San Francisco was the best show that he ever produced. Topics this segment include the chemistry and harmony between series stars Karl Malden and Michael Douglas; the extent to which series producer John Wilder worked every...

Duration:00:18:01

The Generosity of Karl Malden

8/5/2020
From November 2011: James Rosin, author of The Streets of San Francisco: A Quinn Martin TV Series, talks to Ed about how Karl Malden immersed himself in every aspect of production; how Malden took a theatre actor’s approach to playing Mike Stone; and the difference in Malden’s on-screen rapport with Michael Douglas and Richard Hatch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:31

Behind the Scenes of The Streets of San Francisco

8/5/2020
From November 2011: James Rosin, author of The Streets of San Francisco: A Quinn Martin TV Series, tells Ed the back story of “Mask of Death,” the controversial episode starring John Davidson; how The Streets of San Francisco differed from Poor, Poor Ophelia, the novel on which the series was based; and why the city of San Francisco was the “third star” of the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:20:45

Barry Livingston on the Legacy of My Three Sons

8/4/2020
From August 2012: Ed welcomes actor and author Barry Livingston (My Three Sons, The Importance of Being Ernie). Topics this segment include what it was like for Barry to work with his brother, Stanley Livingston, every day on the set on My Three Sons, plus he shares a few memories of series star Don Grady. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:28

Barry Livingston and The Importance of Being Ernie Douglas

8/4/2020
From August 2012: Actor and author Barry Livingston (My Three Sons, The Importance of Being Ernie) discusses some of his film and stage roles before and after My Three Sons, including working with Paul Newman, Martin Landau, John Cassavetes, and (indirectly) Peter Falk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:20:49

Barry Livingston (My Three Sons) on Learning to Drive a Stick Shift on The Streets of San Francisco

8/3/2020
From August 2012: Actor and author Barry Livingston (My Three Sons, The Importance of Being Ernie) talks to Ed about working with Charlie Sheen and Robert Downey Jr., as well as learning how to drive a stick shift on the fly while filming an episode of The Streets of San Francisco. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:21

Barry Livingston's Tribute to Lucille Ball

8/3/2020
From April 2019: Barry Livingston (My Three Sons, The Importance of Being Ernie) shares a few memories of his encounters with Lucille Ball on the Desilu backlot in between production of My Three Sons, including the time when Lucy saved Barry from the wrath of her then-husband, Desilu executive Gary Morton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:53

Inside Bob Hope's Writing Room

8/2/2020
From July 2013: Bob Mills, longtime writer for comedian Bob Hope, takes listeners inside the writers room of a typical Bob Hope special (including how many jokes it took to put together a typical Hope monologue), and how closely Hope worked with the director and editor in post-production of the monologue. Bob's book, 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,...

Duration:00:14:03

Behind the Scenes of The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts

8/1/2020
From July 2013: Comedy writer Bob Mills talks to Ed about how his experience writing for The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts taught him the art of putting words in the mouths of famous people. Bob’s book, The Laugh Makers, provides great insight into Bob Hope while also paying homage to the last decades of network variety shows. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:00

Bob Hope and The Laugh Makers

7/31/2020
From July 2013: Comedy writer Bob Mills joins Ed for Part 2 of our conversation about Bob Hope. Bob’s book, The Laugh Makers, not only provides great insight into Bob Hope, but takes you behind the scenes of the last decades of the network variety show while also paying tribute to the “Gag Men” and “Gag Women” who made it happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:29

80 Years of Bugs Bunny

7/30/2020
From August 2015: Tony, Donna, and Ed look back at the film career of Bugs Bunny. The iconic Warner Bros. character made his first official screen appearance on July 27, 1940 in the Tex Avery cartoon A Wild Hare. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:06

Carl Reiner: He Was Good at Everything

7/29/2020
TVC 502.1: Tony and Donna join Ed as TV Confidential dedicates its two-hour program this week to the life and career of Carl Reiner, the Grammy Award-winning and multiple Emmy Award-winning actor, writer, producer, director, author, philanthropist and humanitarian who passed away on Monday, June 29 at age 98. Topics include Reiner’s humanity, his service in the Pacific as a member of the Army Entertainment section during World War II, and the many ways in which The Dick Van Dyke Show set the...

Duration:00:22:24

When Carl Met Mel

7/29/2020
TVC 502.2: Tony, Donna, and Ed discuss Carl Reiner’s lifelong friendship with Mel Brooks, which began when they wrote for and performed with Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows (NBC, 1950-1954) and continued for the next seventy years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:45

Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, and “The 2,000 Year Old Man”

7/28/2020
TVC 503.3: Comedy historian and longtime entertainment publicist Jeff Abraham talks to Ed about how “The 2,000 Year Old Man,” the classic comedy routine by Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, morphed from a dinner party act that Reiner and Brooks used to perform before friends into a series of international smash record albums. Jeff worked with Carl Reiner on many occasions over the past seventeen years, including, most recently, with the National Comedy Center. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:13:18