Actor James Best and television critic Mark Dawidziak will be our special guests on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, premiering Monday, May 17 at 9pm ET, 6pm PT on Shokus Internet Radio, with rebroadcasts Friday, May 21 at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.
Best known for playing Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane on the long-running CBS series The Dukes of Hazzard, James Best has also appeared in more than 70 motion pictures, including Winchester '73, The Left-Handed Gun, Shenandoah, Gator, Sounder, Firecreek, Three on a Couch, The End and Hooper, as well as such classic television series as The Fugitive, The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Gunsmoke and The Andy Griffith Show. His new book, Best in Hollywood: The Good, The Bad and the Beautiful, is a candid yet entertaining look at his show business career, including his experiences with such legends as James Stewart, Paul Newman, Burt Reynolds, Samuel Fuller, Audie Murphy, Andy Griffith and Jerry Lewis. James Best is scheduled to join us in our first hour. Then in our second hour we'll welcome Mark Dawidziak, TV critic for the Cleveland Plain-Dealer and author of such books as The Columbo Phile and The Night Stalker Companion. Mark's latest book, The Bedside, Bathtub and Armchair Companion to Dracula, is a fun look at the Dracula phenomenon from every conceivable angle, from the original publication of Bram Stoker's novel in 1897, to the many film adaptations of Dracula (including the 1931 classic starring Bela Lugosi, as well as the Hammer films starring Christopher Lee, the 1974 television Dracula starring Jack Palance, and the classic horror comedy Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein), to the continuing impact of the Dracula character on our culture today, including such popular series as The Night Stalker, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries. If you're a fan of vampire fiction, it's safe to say you can count on this being one hour you can really sink your teeth into.If you want to be part of our conversation, if you're a fan of James Best, The Dukes of Hazzard, the Dracula legend or any other aspects of our guests' careers, then join us for our live broadcast on Monday, May 17 beginning at 9pm ET, 6pm PT on ShokusRadio.com. Phone number is (888) SHOKUS-5, (888) 746-5875. You can also email questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.