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. 330 with guests David Misch, Bob Leszczak and Donelle Dadigan||First hour: Ed welcomes television writer/producer and author David Misch (Police Squad!, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman, Duckman, Mork and Mindy, FUNNY: The Book). David’s new book, A Beginner’s Guide to Corruption, is a satiri||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 329 with guests Toni Tennille and Dawn Lyn||First hour: Actress and motivational speaker Dawn Lyn (Dodie Douglas on My Three Sons) shares some memories of working with such legends as Gregory Peck, David Janssen, Lynda Carter and Robert Young. Dawn will be joining Paul Petersen, Alison Arngrim, Sc||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 328 with guests Paul Petersen, Alison Arngrim and Vince Waldron||First hour: Ed, Tony and Donna welcome Paul Petersen, Jeff Stone on The Donna Reed Show, and the founder of A Minor Consideration, a non-profit support and assistance foundation that is dedicated to helping child stars past, present and future make the o||8/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 327 with guests Peter Marshall, Bruce Jenkins and Carl Glass||First hour: Ed welcomes Bruce Jenkins, award-winning columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, and the author of Shop Around: Growing Up with Motown in a Sinatra Household, a musical memoir that not only provides the back story of the iconic song “S||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 326 with guest Jennifer Armstrong||First hour: Ed, Tony and Donna pay tribute to Ann Morgan Guilbert (The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Nanny), while Greg Ehrbar discusses the recent Blu-ray release of The Dick Van Dyke Show and DVD releases of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda. Second hour:||7/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 325 with guest Cindy Mitchum Azbill||First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with some thoughts on the recent passing of music icon David Bowie. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar on the various DVD releases of M*A*S*H. Plus: An excerpt from our May 2012 conversation with character actor and||7/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 324 with guest Chris Korman||First hour: Tony, Donna and Ed discuss the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali as part of a special edition of This Week in TV History. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar on the recently released DVD box set of Frasier: The Complete Series. Second hour: Part 2 o||7/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 323 with guests Harry Castleman and Walter J. Podrazik||First hour: Greg Ehrbar shares a few thoughts on the life and career of longtime actress and voice artist Janet Waldo. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember George Carlin as part of This Week in TV History. Second hour: Ed welcomes Ha||6/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 322 with guest Charlotte Stewart||First hour: Phil Gries joins Ed for the final segment in our six-part series on the life and career of comedian Joey Bishop. Topics include Bishop’s final appearance as host of his ABC late night talk show (Nov. 26, 1969), his fallout with Regis Philbi||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 321 with guest Jimmy Weldon||First hour: Part 5 of our tribute to Joey Bishop features audio highlights from Bishop’s ABC late night talk show, including a rarely heard interview with Mutual radio journalist Andrew West in which West recounts his first-person coverage of the assas||6/13/2016||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.