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TV Confidential Archives Apr. 18, 2011

Show No. 84
Apr. 18, 2011

First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen join Ed to discuss the future of daytime soap operas in light of ABC’s decision to cancel One Life to Live and All My Children, as well as OWN's plans to repurpose episodes of The Oprah Winfrey Show beginning in September 2011. Also in this hour: Phil Gries remembers Here's Hollywood, an NBC daytime talk show from the early 1960s; a look at the upcoming plans to bring Father Knows Best to the silver screen; and emails from listeners.

Second hour: Ed welcomes actress, writer, director and activist Mary McDonough (The Waltons, The New Adventures of Old Christine). Mary’s book, Lessons From the Mountain: What I Learned from Erin Walton, is a behind-the-scenes look at the long-running CBS family drama and the impact that such co-stars as Will Geer, Ellen Corby, Richard Thomas and John Ritter continue to have on her life today. Mary's upcoming appearances include May 6-7 at the Gospel Music Hall of Fame & Museum at Dollywood; May 9 at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Lynchburg, VA; May 10 at the Barnes & Noble in Roanoke, VA; May 11 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; May 14 at the Walton’s Mountain Bed and Breakfast in Schuyler, VA; May 22 at the Barnes & Noble in Fresno, CA; May 27 at the Country Tonight Theatre at Dollywood; and May 28 at the Grand Ole Opry bookstore in Nashville.

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