Sunday, May 22, 2011

Peter Mark Richman, Mark Dawidziak and The Sounds of Lost Johnny Carson: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Actor, artist, filmmaker and novelist Peter Mark Richman will be our special guest on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, premiering Monday, May 23 at 9pm ET, 6pm PT on Shokus Internet Radio, with additional airings Tuesday, May 24 at 11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT on Passionate World Radio, Friday, May 27 at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio,, and Saturday, May 28 at 8pm PT on KWDJ 1360-AM (Ridgecrest, CA).

Most of us recognize Peter Mark Richman for his more than 500 appearances on television, including regular roles on Dynasty, Three’s Company, Longstreet and Cain’s Hundred, as well as guest appearances on such popular shows as The Fugitive, Mannix, The Invaders, Ironside, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, The Name of the Game, Murder, She Wrote and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

What you may not know is that, in addition to being such a versatile television actor, Peter Mark Richman is also an accomplished stage performer, playwright, filmmaker, novelist and painter who has had seventeen one-man exhibitions of his paintings; published two works of fiction, The Rebirth of Ira Masters, a collection of short stories, and Hollander’s Deal, a full-length novel set in the world of the New York stage and old-time Hollywood; and produced, wrote the screenplay for and starred in the film adaptation of his award-winning one-man show, Four Faces. We’ll talk about Peter Mark’s diverse career, including his work with such legends as Paddy Chayefsky, Martin Ritt, Janis Paige and Quinn Martin, when he joins us in our second hour.

Our first hour will feature a special edition of The Sounds of Lost Television that pays tribute to Johnny Carson, who 19 years ago this week stepped down as host of The Tonight Show. Phil Gries will play some rarely heard highlights from Johnny’s first few years on The Tonight Show, including the first appearance of Johnny as Carnac the Magnificent.

Plus: TV critic Mark Dawidziak will join us for a look at the network upfronts and what trends seem to be store for the coming fall television season.

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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