Tuesday, December 28, 2010

TV Confidential Archives Dec. 20, 2010

First hour: A look at Larry King's final broadcast on CNN; the 80 Greatest Moments in Television, according to the Hollywood Reporter; the Top Ten TV Episodes of 2010, according to Movieline; tributes to Blake Edwards and Alan Armer; and more holiday DVD recommendations. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa remembers the premieres of How The Grinch Stole Christmas, the birth of director James Burrows, the death of Dean Martin and other events that happened This Week in TV History.

Second hour: Ed welcomes actor, author, producer and television historian Herbie J Pilato, founder of The Classic TV Preservation Society and author of The Bionic Book: The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman Reconstructed and other books on classic TV series, and a consultant on The Six Million Dollar Man Complete Series DVD Set recently released by Time-Life. Topics include the origins of the Bionic shows, their impact on television in the 1970s and their continued appeal today. Plus: Herbie's Top Ten TV Christmas Specials, Top Ten TV Animated Specials and Top Ten Christmas Songs.

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