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.
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 390 with guest Ken Berry||First hour: Tony Figueroa, Donna Allen and This Week in TV History remember Dabney Coleman’s birthday and the impact that Pete Duel’s suicide had on the production of Alias Smith and Jones. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar with a look at the complet||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 389: Vintage Christmas TV Programs from the 1960s||First hour: Phil Gries joins Ed for a special holiday edition of the Sounds of Lost Television featuring rarely heard from select network TV celebrations of the Yuletide season from the 1960s. Highlights include clips from The Dean Martin Show, The Ju||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 388 with guests Peter Marshall and Jim Colucci||First hour: Ed and Greg Ehrbar welcome entertainment writer Jim Colucci, deputy editor of CBS’ Watch! Magazine and author of Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai, an all-inclusive look at the beloved series starring Beatrice A||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 387 with guest Chuck Harter||First hour: Phil Gries with Part 5 of our Sounds of Lost Television tribute to actor, comedian and impressionist Will Jordan. Greg Ehrbar pays tribute to Jim Nabors as part of our look at the complete series DVD release of The Andy Griffith Show. Seco||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 386 with guest Kathryn Leigh Scott||First hour: Phil Gries with Part 4 of our tribute to Will Jordan as part of The Sounds of Lost Television. Topics include Jordan’s appearances on the three prime time network specials that paved the way for the short-lived ABC series The Kopykats. A||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 385 with guests Beverly Gray, Wesley Hyatt and Chris Korman||First hour: Part 2 of our conversation with Wesley Hyatt, author of The Carol Burnett Show Companion: So Glad We Had This Time, and Chris Korman, son of Harvey Korman, as we commemorate the golden anniversary of the premiere of The Carol Burnett Show.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 384 with guests Anson Williams and Josh Mills||First hour: An encore presentation of our conversation from June 2017 with actor and entrepreneur Anson Williams. Anson recently developed a product called Alert Drops to combat the increasing problem of drowsy driving, which has supplanted drunk driv||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 383 with guests Joyce Bulifant, Roger Perry and A.S. Berman||First hour: A return appearance by A.S. Berman, author of Soap: The Unauthorized Inside Story of the Sitcom That Broke All the Rules, plus Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with a special tribute to Robert Guilluame. Second hour: Ed and Greg Ehrbar welco||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 382 with guest Ed Asner||First hour: Phil Gries joins Ed for Part 2 of our tribute to legendary comedian, actor and impressionist Will Jordan, including audio highlights from some of Jordan’s notable appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 381 with guests Aki Aleong and Tom Lisanti||First hour: Phil Gries joins Ed for Part 1 of a multi-week tribute to actor, comedian, and impressionist Will Jordan. Best known for his uncanny impression of Ed Sullivan, Jordan didn’t just master the voices of the people he mimicked, he contorted||10/23/2017||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.