Tuesday, March 08, 2011

TV Confidential Archives Feb. 28, 2011

Show No. 78
Feb. 28, 2011

First hour: Media consultant and radio talk show host Tony Trupiano joins Ed for a discussion of Detroit 187, the critically acclaimed ABC police drama that is one of many film and TV productions currently being filmed on location in Detroit, Michigan, as well as the controversial the tax credit program that was designed as an incentive to bring film companies to Michigan, but which has become the subject of political debate. Plus: pop culture critic Robert J. Thompson on Charlie Sheen’s meltdown and what that bodes for the future of Two and a Half Men.

Second hour: Ed welcomes film and television historian Charles Tranberg, author of I Love The Illusion, a comprehensive biography of Emmy Award-winning actress Agnes Moorehead that covers her extensive credits in film, television, theater and radio, her collaborations with such legends as Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten and Charles Laughton, her work as a teacher and acting tutor, as well as her role as Endora on the long-running ABC comedy series Bewitched.

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