Tuesday, July 19, 2011

TV Confidential Archives July 11, 2011

Show No. 96
July 11, 2011

First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen join Ed to discuss the plans to continue broadcasting All My Children and One Life to Live online after the long-running daytime dramas complete their run on ABC. Also this hour: Phil Gries plays highlights from Playboy's Penthouse, an early 1960s talk show featuring Playboy magazine founder and publisher Hugh Hefner. Plus: a replay of our Sept. 13, 2010 conversation with Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Aviva Kempner (Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg) on the life and career of television pioneer Gertrude Berg (The Goldbergs).

Second hour: Ed welcomes actress, author and radio host Dee Wallace (E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, Cujo, The Howling, The Frighteners, 10, Together We Stand, The New Lassie, Sons and Daughters). Dee’s latest book, Bright Light: Spiritual Lessons from a Life in Acting, tells the story of her journey in show business and also through life itself, and features many poignant and humorous stories about lessons she learned from the likes of Peter Jackson, Joe Dante, Wes Craven, Blake Edwards, Dudley Moore, acting coach Charles Conrad, and her late husband, actor Christopher Stone.

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