Monday, May 30, 2011

Tributes to Sidney Lumet and Johnny Carson: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Television historians Stephen Bowie and Wesley Hyatt will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, premiering Monday, May 30 at 9pm ET, 6pm PT on Shokus Internet Radio, with additional airings Tuesday, May 31 at 11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT on Passionate World Radio, Friday, June 3 at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio,, and Saturday, June 4 at 8pm PT and Sunday, June 5 at 2pm PT on KWDJ 1360-AM (Ridgecrest, CA).

Publisher of The Classic TV History Blog, an excellent resource on many of the writers, producers and shows from the Golden Age of Television,
Stephen Bowie will help us pay tribute to director Sidney Lumet, who passed away on Apr. 9 at the age of 86. Known for helming such acclaimed feature motion pictures as 12 Angry Men, The Verdict, Network, Dog Day Afternoon, The Pawnbroker, Prince of the City, Serpico and Fail-Safe, Lumet also made many significant contributions to television in the 1950s and early 1960s, particularly during the era of live television. Many elements of style for which Lumet would become later known as a director were first developed in some of those early live dramas. We’ll talk about that and more when Stephen joins us in our second hour.

Wesley Hyatt will join us in our first hour with a look at Oprah Winfrey’s impact on daytime television over the past 25 years. Plus: Part 2 of our special tribute to The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, including clips from Johnny’s first anniversary show in October 1963; and a brand new edition of This Week in TV History.

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Sundays 2pm PT
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