The career of Gertrude Berg and the classic Quinn Martin series The Invaders will be among the topics of discussion on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, premiering Monday, Sept. 13 at 9pm ET, 6pm PT on Shokus Internet Radio, with rebroadcasts Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 11:05pm ET, 8:05pm on PIV World Radio, Friday, Sept. 17 at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org, plus three times a day on ShokusRadio.com through Sunday, Sept. 19.
An entertainment genius and entrepreneur long before Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray and Oprah Winfrey, Gertrude Berg was the driving force behind The Goldbergs, the first successful domestic sitcom in American TV history, which originally aired from 1949 to 1955 following a 20-year run on radio. Though the history of The Goldbergs has been overshadowed by tragedy. Berg's co-star Philip Loeb took his life in 1955 after being blacklisted a few years before during the "Red Scare" of the early 1950s that perception is beginning to change, thanks to the DVD release of Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg, an excellent documentary by Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Aviva Kempner that brings to light what a dynamic force Gertrude Berg was. Aviva Kempner will be joining us in our first hour.
The Invaders, the short-lived series starring Roy Thinnes that continues to captivate audiences throughout the world. Our guests will include television historian and author James Rosin, whose latest book is The Invaders: A Quinn Martin TV Series, a behind-the-scenes look at a show that, in many respects, was a cross between The Fugitive and Invasion of The Body Snatchers. The hour will also include an encore presentation of our June 2008 interview with writer, producer and independent filmmaker Larry Cohen, the creator of The Invaders.
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