Tuesday, July 12, 2011

TV Confidential Archives July 4, 2011

Show No. 95
July 4, 2011

First hour: Ed welcomes Richard and Esther Shapiro, co-creators and co-executive producers of Dynasty, The Colbys, Emerald Point, NAS and many acclaimed made-for-TV movies and miniseries, including Minstrel Man, Friendly Fire, East of Eden, Intimate Strangers and Sarah T: Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic. Topics include the origins of Dynasty, Richard and Esther's collaboration with Aaron Spelling, favorite cliffhangers and the worldwide impact of the show, which continues to this day.

Second hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen join Ed for Part 2 of our look at The Event, America's Most Wanted and other notable network shows that were recently canceled. Also in this hour: An encore presentation of our Dec. 13, 2010 conversation with Keith Elliot Greenberg, producer of America's Most Wanted and author of such books as December 8, 1980: The Day John Lennon Died, a minute-by-minute, almost documentary-like look at the events that shaped the final day of John Lennon’s life.

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