Sunday, August 29, 2010

TV Confidential Archives Aug. 23, 2010

First hour: Ed and Frankie welcome character actor and author Denny Miller (Wagon Train, The Party, Mona McCluskey, Buck and the Preacher). Denny's books include Didn’t You Used to Be What’s His Name?, a whimsical look at his career in film and television, and Toxic Waist, a book about health and fitness, one of Denny's lifelong passions. Topics range from Denny's work with the Southern Nevada Conservancy to his recent appearance at the Western Legends Festival, as well as working with such legends as David Janssen, Sidney Poitier, Peter Sellers and John Wooden.

Second hour: Emmy-winning writer/producer William Link joins Ed and Frankie to discuss Columbo, Mannix, Ellery Queen, Murder, She Wrote, Tenafly, My Sweet Charlie, That Certain Summer, The Execution of Private Slovik and other aspects of his television career. Bill's latest book is The Columbo Collection, a collection of 12 original short stories featuring the famous rumpled detective that he co-created with his longtime collaborator, the late Richard Levinson. Bill will be appearing at the West Hollywood Book Fair in Los Angeles on Sept. 26, Bouchercon by the Bay in San Francisco on Oct. 14-17, and the Ninth Annual Men of Mystery Luncheon in Irvine, Calif. on Oct. 30.

Bonus Segment: In this special edition of This Week in TV History, Tony Figueroa remembers the original Survivor finale won by Richard Hatch, the birth of Regis Philbin, the anniversaries of the passings of Gracie Allen and Frank Capra, and the final episode of Gilligan’s Island.
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