Games, Gab & Gossip
By Lou Dennig - Emmy nominated Producer, Studio Executive and TV Station Consultant
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Games, Gab & Gossip: TV Before Social Media Sucked The Life Out Of Broadcasting. Meet the Creators, Celebrities, Hosts and Executives behind your favorite Syndicated TV Shows like Judge Judy, Montel and Entertainment Tonight. Host Lou Dennig, a Producer and long-time TV Executive interviews friends and colleagues who made the shows you love. Join the conversation and stay close!
||CleanGG&G - Ep 007 - Mark Itkin - v1||Listen to Lou’s conversation with Super Agent Mark Itkin. Mark was Co-Worldwide head of programming for William Morris Endeavor where he packaged some of the biggest hits in syndication including PEOPLE’S COURT, AMERICAN GLADIATORS, talk shows with||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGG&G - Ep 006 - Linda Ellman & Barry Berk||Check out Lou’s conversation with two seasoned news producers, Linda Ellman and Barry Berk. They worked together at NBC Nightly News and Entertainment Tonight. Linda went on to Hard Copy, Speaking of Woman’s Health, The Rob Nelson talk show and...||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGG&G - Ep 005 - Susan Winston||Listen to Lou’s conversation with Executive Producer Susan Winston. In her mid-20’s, Susan was put in charge of Good Morning America where, as a young Executive Producer, she turned that show into a ratings powerhouse and a cash machine just when A||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGG&G - Ep 004 - Bill Carroll||Bill Carroll, Broadcasting Guru, TV Show Hit-maker and trusted Local Station expert is interviewed by Lou Dennig. Want to know what makes a show a hit? Bill Carroll knows the answer and he shares his insight on this episode.||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGG&G - Ep 003 - Peter Brennan||--||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGG&G - Ep 002 - Larry Lyttle||Meet the man who put Judge Judy, Moesha & The Parkers on TV. Larry Lyttle was the President of Big Ticket Television and through his company launched some of the biggest hits in the history of TV Syndication - Judge Joe Brown - Night Stand with Dick...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGG&G - Ep 001 - Rolonda Watts||Rolonda Watts the Talk Show Host, Novelist, Actor and Comedian is Interviewed by Lou Dennig.||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGG&G - Ep 000 - Introduction||Games, Gab & Gossip explores the exciting world of TV Syndication with your host Lou Dennig.||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I love this podcast. I worked in syndication sales from 2005-2010 and then I worked with Lou from 2010-2013. This podcast is everything. I recommend it for anyone interested in syndication TV (including new internet content). This provides a strong foundation for how TV was sold and produced, and is terrific for anyone interested in TV Sales, syndication production, or an interest in TV history. If this was around while I managed interns in TV Sales, I would’ve made them listen. I’ve shared this with friends and old interns who still work in syndication Sales!
Great podcast. You will learn a lot about the television business
I’ve known Lou for years and he is one of the smartest people in the television business. Having a chance to learn from the best was invaluable and now he’s passing on his knowledge to everyone with this podcast. Lou has a ton of charisma and he’s fun to listen to. I can’t wait to hear more interviews in the coming months! I definitely recommend this to anyone whether they are just starting out in the business or they just want to hear a refreshing take on it. I am excited to get a behind the scenes look on how some of these huge industry people got to where they are today and stuff you can’t find on television. Congrats Lou!