Sunday, March 27, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor, The Naked City and The Sounds of Lost Television: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

It’s a full program as always on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, premiering Monday, Mar. 28 at 9pm ET, 6pm PT on Shokus Internet Radio, with additional airings Tuesday, Mar. 29 at 11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT on Passionate World Radio, Friday, Apr. 1 at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio,, and Saturday, Apr. 2 at 8pm PT and Sunday, Apr. 3 at 2pm PT on KWDJ 1360-AM (Ridgecrest, CA). Our guests this week include television historian Stephen Bowie, publisher of The Classic TV History Blog, an excellent resource that pays homage to some of the great shows from the first 25 years of television. Stephen recently published a three-part series on The Naked City that discusses some of the many great character actors that came into prominence as a result of their appearances on The Naked City, including Bruce Dern, Joe Santos, Ken Kercheval, Sharon Farrell (pictured, along with Paul Burke) and Richard Castellano. Stephen’s writings also include an in-depth look at the short-lived but controversial series East Side, West Side starring George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson and Cicely Tyson. We’ll talk about these shows and more when Stephen joins us in our second hour. Also joining us this week will be Phil Gries, founder and owner of Archival Television Audio, the only extensive television audio archive in existence on the Internet, featuring thousands of rare audio soundtracks that, in many cases, represent the only broadcast record of historic moments captured on television in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, including Don Pardo announcing the death of John F. Kennedy on NBC-TV on Nov. 22, 1963, and Red Barber’s call of Roger Maris’ then-Major League record setting 61st home run, which he hit on the final day of the 1961 season. We’ll play those clips and talk to Phil about how he came to amass this impressive collection when he joins us in our first hour. Also in our first hour: film critic and entertainment writer Jane Boursaw with some thoughts on the legacy of Elizabeth Taylor. TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television Tuesdays 11:05pm, 8:05pm PT Passionate World Radio Fridays 7pm ET and PT Share-a-Vision Radio, Saturdays 8pm PT Sundays 2pm PT KWDJ 1360-AM (Ridgecrest, Calif.) Three times a day, every day on Shokus Internet Radio Also available as a podcast via iTunes and FeedBurner Find us now on Facebook
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