Saturday, August 21, 2010

TV Confidential Archives: Aug. 9, 2010

First hour: Ed and Frankie discuss Men of a Certain Age, The Closer, Rizzoli and Iles, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, the upcoming Showtime series The Big C, the recent HBO documentary on Ted Williams and the lack of characters such as Tommy Lasorda in baseball today. Then Tony Figueroa remembers the premiere of Candid Camera, the births of Steve Martin and Jerry Falwell and the deaths of Elvis Presley and Groucho Marx.

Second hour: Emmy Award-winning producer and director Bob Wynn joins us this hour. Bob's book, I Used to Be Somebody, is a engaging look at his 40-year career in television, which saw him produce and direct more than 200 shows and specials for NBC, ABC, CBS and PBS in venues all over the world, including The Judy Garland Show, NBC Follies with Sammy Davis Jr., Alice Through the Looking Glass, Bob Hope on The Road to China, the first American television program filmed in China, and The Tennessee Ernie Ford Nashville to Moscow Express, the first American show filmed in the Soviet Union, and the long-running NBC series Real People. Also in this hour: David Krell with some thoughts on the long running ABC series Barney Miller.
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