TV Confidential

TV Confidential

TV CONFIDENTIAL (www.televisionconfidential.com) talks to the stars, writers, directors and other creative people behind the scenes of some of America's most popular shows. An engaging blend of talk and entertainment, TV Confidential often compares today’s programs with those of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.

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June 24, 2021 22 min
TVC 543.1: A return appearance by Alexis Hunter, author of Joi Lansing: A Body to Die For, a memoir of Alexis’ life with singer/actress Joi Lansing, which began in 1969 and continued until Joi’s death from breast cancer in August 1972. Alexis’ book is a love story that also serves as a cautionary tale about the dangers of silicon enhancements. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to h...
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TVC 543.2: From June 2011: Film and television historian Douglas Brode (Shooting Stars of the Small Screen) joins Ed for a tribute to James Arness and the legacy of Gunsmoke (CBS, 1975-1975). Topics this segment include why Gunsmoke expanded to an hour in 1961 after six seasons as a half-hour show, and why Arness was essential to the success and longevity of the series. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partne...
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TVC 543.2a: From August 2020: Amy Stoch (Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Dallas) shares a few memories of working with James Arness on the Gunsmoke reunion movies. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertis...
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TVC 543.3: Greg and Ed discuss Little Fugitive, the remarkable film by Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin that many believe inspired the French New Wave movement of the 1950s. Little Fugitive: The Collected Films of Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin is available on Blu-ray through Kino Lorber. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition o...
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TVC 543.4: Greg and Ed discuss Lovers and Lollilops, Weddings and Babies, and I Need a Ride to California, all of which are included in Little Fugitive: The Collected Films of Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin, available on Blu-ray through Kino Lorber.  Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to wo...
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TVC 543.5: Ed welcomes actress, comedienne, and voice artist Laraine Newman, one of the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Laraine’s new audio memoir, May You Live in Interesting Times, not only takes you backstage of the first five years of Saturday Night Live, but gives you a glimpse of the people behind the personalities of SNL, including the writers, musicians, producers, guest stars and, of...
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June 21, 2021 13 min
TVC 543.6: Laraine Newman talks to Ed about working with such voice actors as Rob Paulsen, Tom Kenny, and Mary Elizabeth McGwinn, plus she shares a poignant story about a chance encounter with screen legend Fred Astaire. Laraine’s audio memoir, May You Live in Interesting Times, is available now through Audible.com/larainenewman. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertis...
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June 21, 2021 7 min
TVC 543.6a: Laraine Newman talks to Ed about providing the voice of Peaches, the space monkey, in Ridley Jones, the new animated series by Chris Nee (Doc McStuffins). Ridley Jones premieres Tuesday, July 13 on the Netflix Jr. YouTube channel. Laraine’s audio memoir, May You Live in Interesting Times, is available now through Audible.com/larainenewman. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseC...
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June 18, 2021 9 min
From June 2014: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember of the birthday of Roger Ebert on June 19, 1942. Ebert, along with Gene Siskel, made it cool to be a critic. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or ...
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From June 2014: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember of the birthday of Roger Ebert on June 19, 1942. Topics this segment include how Siskel and Ebert brought attention to many independent films that the public otherwise would not have known about, as well as how many movies were a lot better than their trailers.  Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests...
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From June 2014: Tony, Donna, and Ed discuss how television covered the O.J. Simpson murder case in 1994-1995, and particularly how it impacted day-to-day life in Los Angeles as various events unfolded. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our sho...
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From June 2014: Tony, Donna, and Ed discuss how both local and network television news covered O.J. Simpson's flight from the law on June 17, 1994 and the ensuing events leading up to Simpson's murder trial. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advert...
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From June 2014: Tony, Donna, and Ed discuss how comedians and late night TV hosts covered the events of the O.J. Simpson case in 1994-1995. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link ...
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From June 2011: Tony, Donna, and Ed discuss how the print media covered the news of the death of actor George Reeves on June 16, 1959, Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below...
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June 16, 2021 7 min
From June 2011: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember the death of actor George Reeves on June 16, 1959, how it impacted Baby Boomers growing up at the time and how the rumors surrounding his demise may have led to the concept of conspiracy theories.  Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work wi...
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TVC 543.1: Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with actress, author, songwriter, composer, filmmaker, and reverend Alison Mills Newman (The Tree Widow). After performing on stage as a teenager with the American Theater of Being, one of the first L.A.-based showcases for African-American actors, Alison made her network television debut in 1965 on an episode of Mr. Novak. That opened the door to other TV opportunities, incl...
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June 16, 2021 20 min
TVC 543.2: Alison Mills Newman discusses her journey as a musical artist, including the eight-minute short Spirit Song (which features some of her original songs), performing with legendary jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman, and the spiritual awakening that changed her life. Chuck Harter co-hosts. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for th...
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June 16, 2021 17 min
TVC 543.3: Actress, author, songwriter, composer, filmmaker, and reverend Alison Mills Newman discusses the circumstances that led to her record deal with Herb Alpert and A&M Records, plus the latest developments with The Tree Widow, a series of faith-based films that Alison wrote, produced and directed about a charismatic woman who helps young women make better choices in their lives. Chuck Harter, who arranged Alison’s appear...
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TVC 543.4: Ed welcomes Joseph Wallenstein, award-winning writer, producer, and director for film and television, and the director of physical production at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Joe’s latest book, Flynn and Miranda: Your Right to Remain Silent, is a historical novel that not only tells the back story of the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling Miranda v. Arizona from June 1966, but puts a hum...
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TVC 543.5: Joseph Wallenstein, author of Flynn and Miranda: Your Right to Remain Silent, discusses how the Miranda case addresses both Fifth Amendment and Sixth Amendment issues. He also shares a few stories about his career in television, including working with Julie Harris and producer Michael Filerman on Knots Landing, and with Oscar winner Jessica Tandy on the award-winning TV-movie The Story Lady. Flynn and Miranda: Your Right...
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