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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.

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English

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Episodes

Dan Harary, author of Flirting with Fame

11/28/2022
TVC 598.1: Ed welcomes Dan Harary, the longtime Hollywood publicist once described as the “Forrest Gump of show business,” given his uncanny knack for bumping into famous people from all walks of life, one way or another, throughout his life and career. Dan’s new book, Flirting with Fame: A Hollywood Publicist Recalls 50 Years of Celebrity Close Encounters, is available now wherever books are sold online. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to...

Duration:00:19:56

Dan Harary, Dee Wallace, and The New Gidget

11/28/2022
TVC 598.2: Dan Harary, longtime Hollywood publicist and author of Flirting with Fame, talks to Ed about his friendships with actresses Dee Wallace, which began when Dan handled P.R. for Dee’s series The New Lassie, and Caryn Richman (The New Gidget, A Very Brady Christmas). Flirting with Fame is available now wherever books are sold online. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition...

Duration:00:06:15

Robert Crane on Robert Clary

11/28/2022
TVC 598.3: From June 2015: Robert Crane, eldest son of Bob Crane, shares a few memories of Hogan's Heroes stars Robert Clary, Ivan Dixon, Werner Klemperer, and John Banner. Robert Clary passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at age ninety-six. Bob’s memoir, Crane: Sex, Celebrity, and My Father’s Unsolved Murder, doubles as a biography of his dad and, as such, includes many behind-the-scenes stories of Hogan’s Heroes. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with...

Duration:00:11:35

Randy West on the Career of Gene Wood

11/21/2022
TVC 597.1: Randy West joins Ed for a look back at the career of Gene Wood, the longtime television announcer for Goodson-Todman shows who was also one of the few announcers to host his own game show. Randy’s latest book, TV Inside Out: Flukes, Flakes, Feuds and Felonies provides a backstage pass to both the outrageous behavior that many stars exhibit in their pursuit of success, and the inspiring stories of television performers who beat the odds and enjoy their success while still living by...

Duration:00:24:13

A Tribute to Jules Bass

11/21/2022
TVC 597.2: Greg Ehrbar with a remembrance of Jules Bass, the award-winning lyricist and composer who, along with Arthur Rankin, produced some of the most beloved TV holiday specials ever, including such classics as Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town and Rudolph: The Red-Nosed Reindeer. Jules Bass passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at age eighty-seven. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast...

Duration:00:19:14

Rankin/Bass' Imprint on Saturday Morning TV

11/21/2022
TVC 597.3: Greg Ehrbar and Ed discuss the imprint that Rankin/Bass left on Saturday morning television between the mid 1960s through the late 1980s, including such shows as King Kong, Kid Power, The Jackson 5ive, The Osmonds, and ThunderCats. Jules Bass passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at age eighty-seven. 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...

Duration:00:13:33

Christopher Fryer, Bruce Dern, and Beyond Where the Buses Run

11/21/2022
TVC 597.4: Ed welcomes Christopher Fryer, co-author, along with Robert Crane, of several books on movies and television, including Jack Nicholson: The Early Years—the first authorized biography of the Academy Award-winning actor—Bruce Dern: A Memoir, and Crane: Sex, Celebrity, and My Father’s Unsolved Murder, the memoirs of Robert Crane, eldest son of Bob Crane, that also doubles as a biography of the beloved star of Hogan’s Heroes. Chris is also one of the contributors to Beyond Where the...

Duration:00:22:55

Jack Nicholson: The Early Years

11/21/2022
TVC 597.5: Christopher Fryer, co-author, along with Robert Crane, Jack Nicholson: The Early Years, talks to Ed about the unlikely series of events that led he and Bob to interview Jack Nicholson in 1973, a few years before Nicholson became a superstar. Chris is also one of the contributors to Beyond Where the Buses Run, a collection of short stories that centers around the unexpected directions that life often takes us in. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered...

Duration:00:22:06

Randy West on Bob Barker, Bob Eubanks, and Wheel of Fortune: Live!

11/21/2022
TVC 597.6: Longtime voice artist and television announcer Randy West talks to Ed what made Bob Barker and Bob Eubanks such great game show hosts. Plus: A behind-the-scenes look at the live versions of The Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune, both of which Randy has hosted in various venues. Randy’s latest book, TV Inside Out: Flukes, Flakes, Feuds and Felonies provides a backstage pass to both the outrageous behavior that many stars exhibit in their pursuit of success, and the inspiring...

Duration:00:17:23

Lee Goldberg, author of Movieland

11/16/2022
TVC 596.1: A return visit by Lee Goldberg, the New York Times bestselling novelist whose many credits as a television writer and producer include such shows as Diagnosis Murder, Monk, Psych, Hunter, Nero Wolfe, Sliders, and Spenser: For Hire. Lee is also the author / creator of the Eve Ronin novels, a page-turning series of murder mysteries, set in the otherwise sleepy community of Calabasas, California, that centers around the exploits of detective Eve Ronin, the youngest robbery homicide...

Duration:00:24:27

James McEachin and The Purple Heart

11/16/2022
TVC 596.4: An encore presentation of a conversation with actor and author James McEachin (The Perry Mason Mysteries, Tenafly, The Heroin Factor, Farewell to the Mockingbirds, Tell Me a Tale) that originally aired during Veterans Day weekend in 2014. At the time we spoke to James, he was developing The Purple Heart, a screen project based on the true story of the discovery of a lost Purple Heart medal that belonged to Lt. Henry Schenk, James’ patrol leader in the Korean War—and the role James...

Duration:00:21:18

Lee Goldberg, Part 2

11/16/2022
TVC 596.2: Lee Goldberg, New York Times bestselling novelist and Edgar Award-nominated television writer and producer, talks to Ed about his recent trip to England in September, which happened to coincide with the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II; why character is always the starting point whenever he embarks on a new novel; and his love of television shows from the 1970s. All four Eve Ronin novels by Lee Goldberg (including the latest, Movieland) are available wherever books are sold. Want to...

Duration:00:23:38

James McEachin, Part 2

11/16/2022
TVC 596.5: From November 2014: Ed welcomes actor and author James McEachin (The Perry Mason Mysteries, Tenafly, The Heroin Factor, Farewell to the Mockingbirds, Tell Me a Tale, The Purple Heart). 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...

Duration:00:18:20

Abbott and Costello: Season 1 on Blu-ray

11/15/2022
TVC 596.3: Nick Santa Maria joins Greg Ehrbar for a look at the recently restored Blu-ray release of The Abbott and Costello Show: Season One, the season that, among other things, featured Joe Besser as Stinky, the man-child who often got the best of Costello. Topics this segment include how the rhythm of The Abbott and Costello Show, in many respects, inspired Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David many years later when they developed Seinfeld. Nick Santa Maria is the co-author of The Annotated...

Duration:00:19:04

James McEachin, Sidney Poitier, and Raymond Burr

11/14/2022
TVC 596.6: From November 2014: Actor and author James McEachin (The Perry Mason Mysteries, Tenafly, The Heroin Factor, Farewell to the Mockingbirds, Tell Me a Tale, The Purple Heart) shares a few memories of working with Sidney Poitier, John Wayne, Raymond Burr, and producer Dean Hargrove. 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...

Duration:00:13:07

Kayla Adams of Hex

11/8/2022
TVC 595.1: Ed welcomes actress, writer, and stunt artist Kayla Adams, the star of Hex, a horror-thriller about a sky diving team that attempts to execute a dangerous formation jump known as “The Hex.” When one of the team members mysteriously disappears in mid air while practicing the stunt, Kayla’s character must navigate a lot of weird and scary stuff, including the possibility that The Hex may be cursed. Hex is now available on DVD and for streaming on demand on all major platforms. Want...

Duration:00:26:27

Jack and the Beanstalk with Abbott and Costello, now on Blu-ray

11/7/2022
TVC 595.2: Actor, author, and comedian Nick Santa Maria (The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster) joins Greg Ehrbar for the first of two DVD and streaming reports that focuses on recent Blu-ray titles featuring Abbott and Costello, including the digitally remastered limited edition 70th anniversary re-release of Jack and the Beanstalk (1952). Nick is the co-author of The Annotated Abbott and Costello: A Complete Viewer’s Guide to the Comedy Team and Their 38 Films, a new book that becomes...

Duration:00:27:21

Joyce Bulifant on Ron Masak

11/7/2022
TVC 595.3: Joyce Bulifant joins Ed to help us pay tribute to Ron Masak, the actor best known to TV audiences for playing Sheriff Mort Metzger on Murder, She Wrote (CBS, 1984-1996). Ron Masak passed away last Thursday, Oct. 20 at the age of eighty-six. Joyce co-starred with Ron on Love Thy Neighbor (ABC, 1973), plus they worked together on many charitable functions in the years after that show. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle...

Duration:00:13:56

Ron Masak, Mark Twain, and the "Do It" School of Acting

11/7/2022
TVC 595.4: From October 2010: Actor Ron Masak (Murder, She Wrote, Ice Station Zebra, Harper Valley PTA, Second Effort) talks to Ed about the one-man show about Mark Twain that he wrote and starred in; his passion for baseball, including how Ron was offered a contract to play for the Chicago White Sox after being scouted by Major League Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby; and working with Patrick McGoohan in both Ice Station Zebra and Columbo. At the time we spoke to Ron, he had just released his...

Duration:00:22:35

Ron Masak, Vince Lombardi, and The "Second Effort"

11/7/2022
TVC 596.5: From October 2010: Actor and author Ron Masak talks to Ed about working with NFL Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi in Second Effort, the acclaimed motivational film about salesmanship that is reportedly the most-watched non-theatrical film in history, and some of the lessons that Ron learned from Coach Lombardi that continued to guide his life. Ron’s memoir, I've Met All My Heroes from A to Z, pays tribute to some of the many people from all walks of life that Ron met in his...

Duration:00:21:00