By Ed Robertson
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TV Confidential is a two-hour radio talk show about all aspects of television that directs itself to the Baby Boomer, Generation X and senior markets. Each edition features lively interviews with special guests on topics related to popular network TV shows and the state of the medium in general. Listeners can participate by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Our audience encompasses listeners from all parts of the world, including many who work in the film, radio and television industries. The common bond is their unbridled passion for the past, present and future of television programming. Regular features of TV Confidential include an interactive look back at “This Week in Television History,” The Sounds of Lost Television and commentary on items related to television. But the hallmark of the show is the in-depth interviews with the many well-known actors, writers, producers, directors, journalists, authors and other entertainment industry professionals who appear as guests. We strive to take listeners behind the scenes of a wide range of television programs past and present. We often compare contemporary programs with those of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. This allows a very broad audience to not only relate to our show, but participate with their imagination and memories. Previous guests include such film and TV icons as Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man), Barbara Feldon (Get Smart), Charles Grodin (Midnight Run), Lee Meriwether (Barnaby Jones), Julie Newmar (Batman), Sandra Bernhard (Roseanne, The L Word), Rose Marie (The Dick Van Dyke Show), Tony Denison (Crime Story, The Closer), John O’Hurley (Seinfeld, Dancing with the Stars), Michael Learned (The Waltons), Shirley Jones (Partridge Family), Barbara Hale (Perry Mason), Mayim Bialik (Big Bang Theory), Monty Hall (Let’s Make a Deal), George Maharis (Route 66), Rose Marie (The Dick Van Dyke Show), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Andromeda), Pat Harrington (One Day at a Time), Walter Koenig (Star Trek), Stacy Keach (Mike Hammer), William Schallert (Get Smart, Dobie Gillis, The Patty Duke Show), James Best (The Dukes of Hazzard), Richard Anderson (The Bionic Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man), Sally Kellerman (M*A*S*H), Larry Manetti (Magnum, p.i.), Dee Wallace (E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, Cujo), Hank Garrett (Three Days of the Condor, Car 54: Where Are You?), Mary McDonough (The Waltons), Kathryn Leigh Scott (Dark Shadows) and Susan Olsen (The Brady Bunch), as well as NPR television critic David Bianculli, HBO programming executive Andrew Goldman, Emmy-winning writer/producer Joseph Dougherty (Saving Grace, thirtysomething, Pretty Little Liars), former CBS programming executive Mike Dann and broadcast pioneer Loreen Arbus.
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 305 with guests Joseph Dougherty and Dan Farren||First hour: Part 2 of our look at 2015: The Year in Television, with a particular focus on notable passings in the world of entertainment. Second hour: Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director Joseph Dougherty (thirtysomething, Saving Grace, Pret||2/1/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 304 with guest Anson Williams||Actor, author, director and entrepreneur Anson Williams (Happy Days, Singing to a Bulldog) joins Ed, Tony and Donna for a conversation about his success in business, his approach to creating consumer products, and his experience on Happy Days. (The inter||1/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 303 with guests Dee Wallace and Stu Shostak||First hour: A replay of our January 2012 conversation with Emmy Award-winning actor/comedian Pat Harrington, which discussed not only how Pat came to play Schneider on One Day at a Time, but many of his early experiences in television, including his work||1/18/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 302 with guest James Bigwood||First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen discuss the legacy of the Batman television series, which premiered fifty years ago This Week in TV History. The segment includes highlights from our October 2013 conversation with Joel Eisner, author of The Offi||1/11/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 301 with guest Lorraine Santoli||First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember the birth of baby Joey Stivic on All in the Family, which originally aired during This Week in TV History. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar discusses the recent DVD releases of The Original Christmas Class||12/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 300 with Bo Svenson||First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember the 50th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas and the 35th anniversary of Magnum, p.i. Also in this hour: Ed commemorates Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday by playing highlights from our conversations||12/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 299 with guest Paul Green||First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember the births of Richard Pryor, Keith Thibodeaux (“Little Ricky”) and Bette Midler, and the sale of RCA to General Electric, as part of This Week in TV History. Second hour: Author Paul Green helps Ed r||12/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 298 with guests Anne Serling, Joseph Dougherty and Dan Farren||Anne Serling, daughter of Rod Serling, joins Joseph Dougherty, Dan Farren, Tony Figueroa and Ed for a special roundtable discussion on the legacy of Rod Serling, his impact on three generations of television writers, and episodes of Twilight Zone and Nig||11/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 297 with guests Kate Linder, Mary Ann Anderson and Bob Leszczak||First hour: Music and TV historian Bob Leszczak discusses his latest book, From Small Screen to Vinyl: A Guide to Television Stars Who Made Records, 1950-2000, an encyclopedic look at hundreds of stars who performed double duty as TV performers and recor||11/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 296 with guests Charlotte Rae and Deborah Norville||First hour: Ed welcomes Deborah Norville, Emmy Award-winning host of Inside Edition, and the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Possible, an inspiring collection of stories written by people who achieved success, overcame disabilities and loss||11/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Made for fans of classic and current television!
This show is always very entertaining and informative. If you like television history, you'll like this show.