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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

Rich Little... Virtually Speaking

9/28/2020
TVC 509.5: Ed welcomes back actor, comedian, and impressionist Rich Little. Rich is getting ready for his very first virtual concert performance, Rich Little... Virtually Speaking, which will be streamed live from a socially distant location on Thursday, Oct. 15 beginning at 8:30pm ET 5:30pm PT. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by visiting StageIt.com or TheRichLittle.com. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle...

Duration:00:21:08

Rich Little: People He's Known and Been

9/28/2020
TVC 509.6: Rich Little, America’s master mimic, talks to Ed about his work on such Screen Gems favorites as Love on a Rooftop and The Flying Nun; his friendships with David Janssen and Barry Morse of The Fugitive; and the unusual offer that David Niven made after Rich dubbed Niven’s voice in Curse of the Pink Panther and Trail of the Pink Panther. Rich Little... Virtually Speaking will be streamed live from a socially distant location on Thursday, Oct. 15 beginning at 8:30pm ET 5:30pm PT....

Duration:00:22:56

50 Years of The Odd Couple on TV

9/27/2020
From July 2013: Tony, Donna, and Ed have an impromptu discussion about rediscovering The Odd Couple (ABC, 1970-1975) on MeTV and how the show is still consistently laugh-out-loud funny after more than four decades. 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...

Duration:00:15:45

Monty Hall, The Odd Couple and Let's Make a Deal

9/27/2020
From June 2013: Monty Hall gives Ed the backstory of the famous episode of The Odd Couple in which Felix and Oscar play Let’s Make a Deal (and a great deal of the "game" portion was ad-libbed), as well as Monty's encore appearance the following season in which he displayed his musical prowess. 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:00:11:14

Tribute to Dave Madden

9/26/2020
From January 2014: Tony, Donna and Ed remember actor, comedian and voice artist Dave Madden (Reuben Kinkaid on The Partridge Family). 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:00:18:37

Why Shirley Jones Became Shirley Partridge

9/25/2020
From August 2013: Oscar winner and TV icon Shirley Jones tells Ed that playing Shirley Partridge on The Partridge Family appealed to her because it allowed her to play a single working mom while also allowing her to stay at home and raise her real-life sons. Other topics include how Dabney Coleman made Shirley feel at home when she joined the cast of Slap Maxwell; how Shirley landed the role of Lulu Baines in Elmer Gantry as a result of a live TV appearance; and her favorite episode of The...

Duration:00:11:48

Confessions of A Rogue TV Comedy Writer

9/24/2020
TVC 508.1: Part 1 of a two-part conversation with Emmy nominated writer, producer, and author Ted Bergman. Ted spent four decades writing and producing such TV comedy and variety shows as The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (where he was the youngest staff writer at the time, and the show for which he received his Emmy nomination), All in the Family, The Hollywood Squares, The Jonathan Winters Show, What’s Happening, Gimme a Break, The Munsters, and Sanford and Son. Ted’s memoir, Confessions...

Duration:00:23:08

Why TV Comedy Writers are Born, Not Made

9/24/2020
TVC 508.2: Emmy nominated writer/producer Ted Bergman talks to Ed about his experience as a staff writer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (CBS, 1967-1969), and how that series was unusual because it was one of the few network shows in production at the time that welcomed younger writers. Ted’s memoir, Confessions of a Rogue TV Comedy Writer: Forty Years of Fame, Fear and Combat Inside the Writers Room, not only includes behind the scenes stories of working with the likes of Garry...

Duration:00:21:06

Truth or Consequences Comes to Television

9/23/2020
TVC 508.3: From 2015: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember the premiere of Truth or Consequences on CBS-TV on Sept. 7, 1950, ten years after the series originated on NBC radio in March 1940. 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:00:22:10

The Humanity of James Garner

9/22/2020
TVC 508.4: Ed welcomes back Gigi Garner, daughter of beloved film and TV actor James Garner, and founder of the James Garner Animal Rescue Fund (JGARF), the nonprofit organization that is dedicated to raising funds to help rescue organizations, shelters, individuals, fosters, and veterans with emergencies, evacuations, medical care, adoptions, training, pet supplies, shelter, rehabilitation, boarding, transportation, food, and other pressing needs. Gigi started JGARF in June 2019 as a way...

Duration:00:25:30

James Garner and Racing

9/22/2020
TVC 508.5: Gigi Garner, daughter of James Garner and founder of the James Garner Animal Rescue Fund (JGARF), talks to Ed about the classic film Grand Prix, her dad’s passion for auto racing, and her brief stint as a private investigator. A nonprofit organization that raises money for animal rescue organizations, JGARF is one way for Garner fans to honor Jim’s memory and extend his legacy. Gigi Garner also runs the Official James Garner Facebook Page, where she shares personal photos of her...

Duration:00:16:25

The Return of Mr. TV Classics

9/21/2020
TVC 508.6: Part 3 of a conversation that began last month with Union University journalism professor and television historian Steve Beverly. When he isn’t teaching, Steve hosts Steve Beverly’s TV Classics, a weekly three-hour TCM-like festival of classic shows from the 1950s and ‘60s that originates from EPlusTV Channel 6 in Jackson, TN, and which streams several times a week at EPlusTV6.com. Steve Beverly is also a member of the National Association on Mental Illness. As such, he is ready,...

Duration:00:09:33

Saturday Night TV Shows That Make You Feel Good

9/21/2020
TVC 508.7: TV host Steve Beverly gives Ed an idea of what’s on tap for over the next few weeks on Steve Beverly’s TV Classics, his weekly three-hour TCM-like festival of classic shows from the 1950s and ‘60s that originates from EPlusTV Channel 6 in Jackson, TN, and which streams several times a week at EPlusTV6.com. Steve Beverly is also a member of the National Association on Mental Illness. As such, he is ready, willing and able to speak to any television news operation in America about...

Duration:00:20:43

The Backstory of Chuckles Bites the Dust

9/20/2020
From June 2013: Jennifer Armstrong, author of Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted, talks to Ed, Tony and Donna about the famous "Chuckles Bites the Dust" episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and why Mary Tyler Moore initially had reservations about making it. 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:00:10:30

The Energy of Larry Hagman

9/19/2020
From December 2012: Bill Daily shares some more memories of working with Larry Hagman, including the "Haven't I Seen Me Somewhere Before?" episode of I Dream of Jeannie (where Tony and Roger switch bodies) and visiting Hagman on the set of Primary Colors. 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:00:14:19

Bill Daily on Larry Hagman

9/18/2020
From December 2012: Actor Bill Daily shares a few memories of working with Larry Hagman on I Dream of Jeannie. 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: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn...

Duration:00:10:10

A Chat with Barry Morse

9/17/2020
From November 2012: An excerpt from an interview that actor Barry Morse (The Fugitive, Space: 1999, Remember with Advantages) gave to Dave White and Ed Robertson that originally aired on Talking Television with Dave White in May 2007, about nine months before Barry's death in February 2008. In this clip, Barry talks about his early television career, which began with many of the very BBC telecasts of the late 1930s; his work on American anthology shows in the 1950s; and his approach to...

Duration:00:17:21

Tribute to James Drury

9/16/2020
TVC 507.1: Film and TV biographer Paul Green pays tribute to James Drury, the actor known around the world as the star of The Virginian. James Drury passed away on April 6, 2020 at the age of 85. Paul’s books A History of Television’s The Virginian: 1962-1971, Pete Duel: A Biography, Jeffrey Hunter: The Film, Television, Radio and Stage Performances, and Roy Huggins: Creator of Maverick, The Fugitive, The Rockford Files and 77 Sunset Strip. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential...

Duration:00:23:05

How TV News Covered 9/11

9/15/2020
TVC 507.2: From September 2011: Tony, Donna, and Ed look back at how network and cable TV news covered the terrorist attacks of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. 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:00:23:06

9/11's Impact on Late Night Television

9/15/2020
TVC 507.3: From September 2011: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember how the events of 9/11 put a hold on the world of late night comedy. 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:00:18:29