Tuesday, January 18, 2011

TV Confidential Archives Jan. 10, 2011

First hour: Marian Edelman Borden, author of Paul Newman: A Biography, joins Ed for a look at the life and times of Academy Award-winning actor/director Paul Newman. Marian's book discusses not only Newman's distinguished film career, but his early work in television, his passion for auto racing, his business acumen, his work with various charities, his political activism, and his 50-year marriage to actress and fellow Oscar winner Joanne Woodward.

Second hour: Ed welcomes Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning writer Howard Gordon (24, The X Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel). Howard's first novel, Gideon’s War, is a page-turning political thriller similar to 24 in that it features non-stop action, reversals, cliffhangers and a protagonist who has only "24" hours to prevent a global disaster. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen join Ed for a look at how television news is portrayed in films such as Morning Glory and Broadcast News and the extent to which these movies inspire young people to enter the world of broadcast journalism.

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