Sunday, May 15, 2011

Jim Peck, Tanna Frederick and Stephen Battaglio: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Talk show host and game show emcee Jim Peck, independent film actress Tanna Frederick and TV Guide business editor Stephen Battaglio will be our guests on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, premiering Monday, May 16 at 9pm ET, 6pm PT on Shokus Internet Radio, with additional airings Tuesday, May 17 at 11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT on Passionate World Radio, Friday, May 20 at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio,, and Saturday, May 21 at 8pm PT on KWDJ 1360-AM (Ridgecrest, CA).

Known to game show aficionados as the host of such network and nationally syndicated shows as The Big ShowDown, Second Chance, Three’s a Crowd and The Joker’s Wild, Jim Peck is also an accomplished interviewer and talk show host for Good Morning, America, as well as local television shows in the Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. markets. Currently the host of I Remember, a weekly oral history program for Milwaukee Public Television, Jim won an Emmy Award for his in-depth interview with Barbara Walters, and has also sat down with such newsmakers and 20th century icons as Tom Smothers, Sidney Sheldon, Mary Higgins Clark and Madeleine Albright. We’ll talk about some of Jim’s favorite interviews, as well as his work with such game show legends as Jim Lange and Chuck Barris, when he joins us in our second hour.

Also joining us this week will be award-winning independent film actress Tanna Frederick (Hollywood Dreams, Queen of the Lot, Irene in Time, Just 45 Minutes from Broadway).

Tanna will be starring in a stage production of A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia beginning Friday, May 20 and continuing through Sunday, July 10. The performances on May 20 and May 21 will benefit the animal rescue charity New Leash on Life. We’ll talk about Tanna’s love for animals, her work with director Henry Jaglom, how she came to play Sylvia, plus a whole lot more when she joins us in our first hour.

Also in our first hour: Stephen Battaglio, business editor for TV Guide and the author of David Susskind: A Televised Life, will join us for a look at the 50th anniversary of former FCC chairman Newton Minow’s famous “vast wasteland” speech on the state of network television. All this, plus the Sounds of Lost Television and a brand new edition of This Week in TV History.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Mondays 9pm ET, 6pm PT
Shokus Internet Radio
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.)

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