TV Confidential

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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.

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 Sunset Boulevard Still Resonates Today

1/28/2023
A preview of our upcoming conversation with Academy Award-nominated actress Nancy Olson (Sunset Boulevard) in which Nancy shares some memories of working with William Holden and shares a few thoughts on why Sunset Boulevard is still as relevant today as it was when it was originally released in 1950 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:06:59

Behind the Scenes of Columbo: "By Dawn's Early Light"

1/24/2023
TVC 602.2: Peter Berk, son of longtime television writer Howard Berk and the co-author of the sci-fi action thriller Time Lock, talks to Ed about his dad’s experience working with Peter Falk on Columbo; the extent to which Patrick McGoohan contributed to the teleplay of “By Dawn’s Early Light,” the episode of Columbo, written by Howard Berk, for which McGoohan won the first of his two Emmy Awards; and Peter’s experience collaborating with Dick Van Patten on the nonfiction book Launching Your...

Duration:00:17:39

Peter Berk, co-author of Time Lock

1/24/2023
TVC 602.1: Ed welcomes Peter Berk, longtime Hollywood publicist and the son of the late Howard Berk. Howard Berk wrote for many top network TV shows of the 1970s and ’80s, including Mission: Impossible, McMillan & Wife, The Fall Guy, The New Mike Hammer, The Rockford Files, and the original Columbo. Peter recently adapted a screenplay that he and his dad wrote together into Time Lock, a sci-fi action novel that depicts a futuristic world with a highly controversial genetic acceleration...

Duration:00:21:35

Spa-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-ce Ghost on Blu-ray

1/24/2023
TVC 602.3: Greg Ehrbar discusses the broadcast history and Blu-ray release of Space Ghost (CBS, 1966 and NBC, 1976), the Hanna-Barbera animated series starring the voice of Gary Owens that was not only very popular when it originally aired in 1966, but is one of the few Saturday morning cartoons that had two different network TV runs. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our...

Duration:00:14:36

Thundarr: The Barbarian on Blu-ray

1/24/2023
TVC 602.4: Greg Ehrbar discusses the Blu-ray release of Thundarr: The Barbarian (ABC, 1980-1981), the Hanna-Barbera animated series that Greg describes as “Planet of the Apes, but without the apes.” 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...

Duration:00:11:02

Paul Dooley: Movie Dad

1/23/2023
TVC 602.5: Ed welcomes actor, author, and humorist Paul Dooley (Breaking Away, Sixteen Candles, A Wedding). While Paul was carving a niche for himself as a dad onscreen, he was living through a real-life nightmare involving his ex-wife and his first two children. Paul discusses that, and more, in his new memoir, Movie Dad: Finding Myself and My Family, On Screen and Off. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship...

Duration:00:20:59

Paul Dooley on The Electric Company

1/23/2023
TVC 602.6: Actor, author, and humorist Paul Dooley (Breaking Away, Sixteen Candles, Movie Dad) talks to Ed how he came to write and co-create The Electric Company after being recommended by Carl Reiner; working with some of his longtime idols, including Buster Keaton and Art Carney; his lifelong love of jokes and puns; and some of his favorite moments in comedy. Paul’s memoir, Movie Dad: Finding Myself and My Family, On Screen and Off, is available wherever books are sold through Applause...

Duration:00:22:14

Lee Purcell of the Hollywood Radio Players

1/23/2023
TVC 602.6: Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with Lee Purcell (Big Wednesday, Valley Girl, Mr. Majestyk, Stir Crazy, Carol of the Bells). Lee is one of the driving forces behind the Hollywood Radio Players, a troupe of actors who perform re-enactments of classic radio plays, via Zoom, to help raise money for the Motion Picture and Television Fund. The two most recent productions of The Hollywood Radio Players are the Christmas episode of the Father Know Best radio show, which...

Duration:00:18:55

Lee Purcell and "Radio You Can See"

1/16/2023
TVC 601.4: A return appearance by Emmy-nominated actress and producer Lee Purcell (Big Wednesday, Valley Girl, Long Road Home, Carol of the Bells). Lee is also one of the driving forces behind the Hollywood Radio Players, a troupe of actors who perform re-enactments of classic radio plays, via Zoom, to help raise funds for the Motion Picture and Television Fund. The most recent production of The Hollywood Radio Players is “The Magic Christmas Tree,” a holiday-themed episode of the Our Miss...

Duration:00:19:37

Lee E. Cox of The Wire and Snap

1/16/2023
TVC 601.5: Ed welcomes Lee E. Cox, the actor that most of you know best for his recurring role as rookie police officer Aaron Castor on the Emmy Award-winning HBO series The Wire. Lee can be seen this month in Snap, a new anthology series that will remind you of both The Twilight Zone and the British sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror. Snap is available right now for streaming on demand on ALLBLK, the popular streaming channel from AMC Networks that showcases black entertainment. “Black...

Duration:00:16:50

Bret Maverick, Jim Rockford, and Jimmy McGill

1/15/2023
TVC 601.1: Greg Ehrbar joins Ed with suggestions on how to spend the various gift cards that you may have received over the holidays, including such books as Inside the Whimsy Works and The Cartoon Music Book. Also in this segment: Ed talks about how the situational ethics of Jimmy McGill, the character that Bob Odenkirk played in both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, can be traced to both Bret Maverick and Jim Rockford. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered...

Duration:00:19:49

How Barbara Walters Broke Ground for Women in TV News

1/15/2023
TVC 601.2: TV Confidential pays tribute to Barbara Walters, the pioneering news woman who, long before hosting The View, broke ground for women in television, first as host of The Today Show then as the anchor of The ABC Evening News and host of 20/20. This segment includes a clip from our January 2012 conversation with Steve Battaglio, author of Six Decades of America’s Favorite Morning Show, on how Walters went from being a writer on The Today Show to a permanent on-air fixture, and our...

Duration:00:21:49

How to Spend Your Holiday Gift Cards

1/15/2023
TVC 601.6: Greg Ehrbar with more ideas on how to spend the various gift cards that you may have received last month, including such books as Drawn to Greatness: Disney’s Animation Renaissance, Cartoon Voices of the Golden Age, The Merv Griffin Show: The Inside Story, TV Inside Out: Flukes, Flakes, Feuds, and Felonies, and Annette Funicello: Tributes from Fans and Friends. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship...

Duration:00:19:51

Paul Dooley on making the most of the circumstances brought on by the pandemic

12/28/2022
TV Confidential is taking some time off for the holidays; we'll be back with brand new programs beginning January 13. In the meantime, please enjoy this special preview of our upcoming interview with actor Paul Dooley (Breaking Away, Sixteen Candles, co-creator of The Electric Company) about his new memoir, Movie Dad, and how he came to write the book as a result of the pandemic. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle...

Duration:00:06:57

Lee Purcell on Carol of the Bells and the Hollywood Radio Players

12/22/2022
TV Confidential is taking some time off for the holidays; we'll be back with brand new programs beginning January 13. In the meantime, please enjoy this special preview of our upcoming new interview with actress, producer, and director Lee Purcell (Big Wednesday, Valley Girl, Carol of the Bells). Lee is also one of the driving forces behind the Hollywood Radio Players, a troupe of actors who perform re-enactments of classic radio plays, via Zoom, to help raise funds for the Motion Picture...

Duration:00:09:32

Lee E. Cox (The Wire, Snap) on his homemade mac and cheese

12/22/2022
TV Confidential is taking some time off for the holidays; we'll be back with brand new programs beginning January 13. In the meantime, please enjoy this special preview of our upcoming interview with actor Lee E. Cox (The Wire, Head of State). Lee will soon be seen in Snap, a new anthology series that will remind you of both The Twilight Zone and the British anthology series Black Mirror. Snap premieres December 22 on ALLBLK, the popular streaming channel from AMC Networks that showcases...

Duration:00:05:38

Remembering Bob McGrath

12/19/2022
TVC 600.1: Greg Ehrbar and Ed pay tribute to Bob McGrath, the beloved singer/actor on Sesame Street who first came into prominence as a cast member of Sing Along with Mitch and who also left his mark on Walt Disney Records. Bob McGrath passed away on Sunday, Dec. 4 at age ninety. 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...

Duration:00:17:52

Norma Maldonado on the Auditioning Process

12/19/2022
TVC 600.2: Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with actress Norma Maldonado (Jane the Virgin, Sweet Navidad). Norma gives listeners a brief window into the auditioning process in movies and television, plus she’ll share a few memories of working opposite Jonathan Banks in one of the final episodes of Breaking Bad. Sweet Navidad is available now for viewing on demand on Peacock. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle...

Duration:00:18:33

Ron Howard, Anson Williams, Rebuilding Paradise

12/19/2022
TVC 600.3: TV Confidential brings you coverage of a special screening of Ron Howard’s Emmy-nominated documentary Rebuilding Paradise that took place in Ojai, California this past Sunday, Oct. 16, an event that Howard himself arranged on behalf of his longtime friend Anson Williams. Williams recently ran for mayor of his hometown of Ojai; one of the most pressing issues of Anson's mayoral campaign was and is the need for fire awareness and prevention. A question-and-answer session between...

Duration:00:11:26

Louise Sorel, Jonathan Winters, and Days of Our Lives

12/19/2022
TVC 600.4: Ed welcomes back Louise Sorel, the actress known around the world as Vivian Alamain on Days of Our Lives and Augusta Lockridge on Santa Barbara. If all goes well, Louise will return to Days in early 2023 as part of a special storyline that will honor the late John Aniston. Ed asks Louise about that, plus she shares a few memories of working with Jonathan Winters, Telly Savalas, William Shatner, and David Janssen. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered...

Duration:00:21:50