Sunday, January 23, 2011

Politics, Star Cars and TV Noir: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Author Ray Starman, talk show host Mark Silverman and Pioneers of Television consultant Jim Suva will be our guests on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, premiering Monday, Jan. 24 at 9pm ET, 6pm PT on Shokus Internet Radio, with additional airings Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT on Passionate World Radio, Friday, Jan. 28 at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio,, and Saturday, Jan. 29 at 8pm PT and Sunday, Jan. 30 on KWDJ 1360-AM (Ridgecrest, CA).

Ray Starman is the author of TV Noir: The Twentieth Century, a new book that discusses the portrayal of film noir in such classic shows as Dragnet, The Fugitive, The Untouchables, M Squad, The Lineup, The Prisoner, Miami Vice and other popular television series over the past 60 years. Though often considered a genre that strictly applies to crime and detective dramas, film noir lends itself to other television genres, including war dramas such as Twelve O'Clock High, as well as explorations of paranoia and the paranormal, as seen in The Invaders and The X Files. We'll talk about these shows, as well as the various kinds of film noir depicted in television, when Ray joins us in our second hour.

Joining us in our first hour will be Mark Silverman, host of a radio talk show on news and politics that is broadcast every week on our affiliate station We'll talk a bit about political talk shows on cable television, including Mark's thoughts on the new Piers Morgan show on CNN, as well as Keith Olbermann's sudden departure from MSNBC.

Also in our first hour we'll welcome Jim Suva, a "star car" researcher who not only is a consultant to the upcoming "Crime Drama" segment of Pioneers of Television that premieres Feb. 1 on PBS, but also provided an authentic replica of Jim Rockford's famous Pontiac Firebird that will be featured on the program. We'll talk about Jim's involvement with Pioneers of Television, as well as his interest in film and TV cars in general.

All this, plus a new edition of This Week in TV History. Full program as always... we certainly hope you'll join us.

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