Sunday, July 25, 2010

Saddle up for two hours of conversation about your favorite TV Westerns on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, premiering Monday, July 26 at 9pm ET, 6pm PT on Shokus Internet Radio, with rebroadcasts Friday, July 30 at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio,, as well as throughout the week on Our guests will include Douglas Brode, author of more than 30 books on film, television and popular culture, including Shooting Stars of the Small Screen, a comprehensive look at more than 450 actors who starred in television Westerns over the past 60 years, and The Yellow Rose of Texas, a graphic novel that tells the story of Emily Morgan, the African-American who, legend has it, inspired the famous folk song of the same name. Shooting Stars of the Small Screen includes an overview of the history of television Westerns, from Davy Crockett and Gunsmoke to Lonesome Dove and Deadwood, as well as a thoughtful introduction from the late Fess Parker. Doug Brode will be joining us in our second hour.Also on this program, David Krell will take a look at one of the very first television Westerns, The Lone Ranger, from its early days on radio to the infamous lawsuit from 1979 in which Wrather Corporation, the owner of the Lone Ranger character, pulled the mask off Clayton Moore, the actor known to generations for playing The Masked Man. David thinks this lawsuit is "the greatest show business story never told." We'll ask him what he means by that when he joins us in our first hour.

TV CONFIDENTIAL with Ed Robertson and Frankie Montiforte
Every night at 9pm ET, 6pm PT Shokus Internet Radio Fridays 7pm ET and PT Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.orgwww.tvconfidential.netblog.tvconfidential.netAlso available as a podcast via iTunes and FeedBurner
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