Tuesday, December 07, 2010
TV Confidential Archives Nov. 29, 2010
First hour: Tony Figueroa takes a look at the careers of Jon Stewart and Richard Pryor as part of a special expanded edition of This Week in Television History. Also in this hour: the Top Ten Thanksgiving-Themed Television Episodes, according to GoldDerby.com, plus listener feedback on Nielsen's recent findings that Americans are currently watching nearly five hours of television a day.
Second hour: Ed welcomes writer, producer and novelist Richard Shapiro, co-creator of Dynasty, The Colbys and other TV series, and the writer/producer of such acclaimed miniseries and TV movies as East of Eden, Intimate Strangers, Minstrel Man, and Sarah T: Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic. Richard's new novel, Tobacco Brown, is an epic-length story about one man's search for meaning that is not only poignant and thought-provoking, but often hysterically funny.