Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Smothers Brothers Uncensored: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Television critic and NPR commentator David Bianculli is scheduled to join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, which premieres Monday, May 31 at 9pm ET, 6pm PT on Shokus Internet Radio, with rebroadcasts Friday, June 4 at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio,, as well as throughout the week on Nationally known for his reviews and commentaries on the popular radio program Fresh Air, David Bianculli is the author of Dangerously Funny, a comprehensive look at the careers of Tom and Dick Smothers and the legacy of their groundbreaking television variety series, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (CBS, 1967-1969). Combining cutting-edge comedy with groundbreaking music and scathing social commentary, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was the Saturday Night Live of its time, pushing boundaries and needling authority long before The Colbert Report, The Daily Show and Real Time with Bill Maher. An instant hit, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was one of the most influential and top-rated shows on prime time American television, until it was unceremoniously pulled in April 1969 for being too controversial. The complete story of the show's rise and fall will be told in detail when David Bianculli joins in our second hour.

Also scheduled to join us that night will be animator Gene Hamm, a friend and colleague of Art Clokey, the creator of the popular children's series Gumby and Davey and Goliath. Art Clokey passed away in January 2010; Gene Hamm will help us pay tribute to Mr. Clokey's career when he joins us in our first hour. If you want to be part of our conversation, if you're a fan of The Smothers Brothers or grew up watching Gumby and Davey and Goliath, we invite you to join us for our live broadcast on Monday, May 31 beginning at 9pm ET, 6pm PT on Phone number is (888) SHOKUS-5, (888) 746-5875. You can also email questions in advance to
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