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 email@example.com. 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.
||TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 281 with guests Robert Crane and Anne Serling||First hour: Ed welcomes Anne Serling, author of AS I KNEW HIM: My Dad, Rod Serling, an intimate look at the life of the innovative television writer/producer. Anne discusses how devastated she was at the sudden death of her father, and how she was able t||6/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 280 with guest Robert Crane||First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember comedian George Carlin, who passed away in 2008 during This Week in TV History. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar reviews the recent DVD release of Flintstones WWE. Second hour: Ed, Tony and Donna welcome R||6/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 279 with guests Richard Anderson and Alan Doshna||First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen join Ed for a look at the 52-year broadcast history of Sababo Gigante. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar reviews the recent DVD release of Thunderbirds. Plus: A remembrance of Jayne Meadows, Anne Meara and Betsy Pal||6/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 278 with guest Don Most||First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen join Ed for a look at the series finale of Mad Men, the final broadcast of The Late Show with David Letterman, and the controversy surrounding 19 Kids and Counting. Second hour: Ed, Tony and Donna welcome back s||6/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 277 with guests Mick Martin and Marvin J. Wolf||First hour: Ed welcomes author, journalist and musician Mick Martin, host of Mick Martin’s Blues Party, collaborator on such books as Video Movie Guide and Them Ornery Mitchum Boys, and a man who has interviewed hundreds of actors and musicians, includ||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 276 with guests Joan Benedict Steiger, Cheryl and Ismail Tsieprati and Mike Pingel||First hour: Actress Joan Benedict Steiger talks to Ed about her upcoming book, Brooklyn Baby, in which she writes about overcoming the deaths of the three great loves in her life (actors John Myhers, Jeremy Slate and Rod Steiger). Also in this hour: Ed w||5/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 275 with guest Mary Ann Anderson||First hour: An encore presentation of Phil Gries’ look at Jackie Gleason, the short-lived prime time talk show that the Great One hosted on CBS in 1961. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar reviews the recent DVD releases of Super Six, The Herculoids and oth||5/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 274 with guest Marvin J. Wolf||Author, journalist and screenwriter Marvin J. Wolf is our guest this week. Marv’s books include Beating the Odds (the memoirs of ABC founding president Leonard Goldenson), while his credits as a screenwriter include the made-for-TV movie Ladies Night.||4/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 273 with guest James Wilder||First hour: Highlights from our June 2010 conversation with actor James Best (The Dukes of Hazzard). Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember Starsky and Hutch (the pilot of which originally aired in April 1975), while Greg Ehrbar discus||4/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 272 with guests Morgan Woodward and Sylvia Resnick||First hour: Longtime entertainment journalist Sylvia Resnick discusses her new book, The Evolution of the Hollywood Heartthrob, a fascinating look at Old Hollywood and New Hollywood that also profiles some of the greatest male heartthrobs in film and TV||4/14/2015||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.