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. 288 with guests Lee Goldberg and Wesley Hyatt||First hour: Wesley Hyatt joins Ed for a remembrance of the broadcast career of Frank Gifford, the Hall of Fame halfback for the New York Giants who was a mainstay on ABC’s Monday Night Football for more than twenty-five years. Wes’ books on music, fi||8/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 287 with guests Richard Anderson and Alan Doshna||First hour: Phil Gries joins Ed for Part 1 of a special tribute to Hall of Fame sportscaster Vin Scully, the legendary voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers who is celebrating his 66th year as a broadcaster this year. Highlights include rarely heard clips fro||8/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 286 with guests Sherry Alberoni and Douglas Brode||First hour: Ed welcomes Douglas Brode, author of Sex, Drugs, & Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Evolution of an American Youth Culture, a close look at the cultural, political, and social revolution that took place in the United States between 1955 and||8/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 285: Remembering Theodore Bikel||First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember Til Death Do Us Part, the 1965 British series that Norman Lear adapted for American television as All in the Family, and the evolution of AIDS awareness following the announcement in 1985 that Rock Hudso||8/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 284 with guests Kathy Coleman and Jymn Magon||First hour: Ed and Greg Ehrbar welcome Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Jymn Magon, the creator, story editor and writer of such shows as Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears, DuckTales, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Goof Troop, and The Ne||7/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 283 with guests Dale Launer and Lori Rassas||First hour: Ed, Tony and Donna welcome Lori Rassas, employment attorney, teacher, onetime staff counsel for AFTRA, and author of The Perpetual Paycheck: 5 Secrets to Getting a Job, Keeping a Job, and Earning Income for Life in the Loyalty-Free Workplace.||7/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 282 with guests Lindsay Wagner, Robert Colbert and Donelle Dadigan||First hour: Ed welcomes Emmy Award-winning actress Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman, The Paper Chase, Warehouse 13). Lindsay will be appearing at the historic Tudor House Theater in Lake Arrowhead, CA on Saturday, Aug. 8 and Sunday, Aug. 9 in a special s||7/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||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|
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.