Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Life and Career of Richard Donner: Next on TV CONFIDENTIAL

You’ll believe a man can fly as we profile Richard Donner, the director of such films as Superman, The Omen and the Lethal Weapon series, on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, premiering Monday, August 22 at 9pm ET, 6pm PT on Shokus Internet Radio, with additional airings throughout the week at the following times and venues:

Tuesday 8/23
11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT

Share-a-Vision Radio
Friday 8/26
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT

KWDJ 1360-AM
Ridgecrest, Calif.
Saturday 8/27
8pm PT
Tuesday 8/23 – Sunday 8/28
11am ET, 8am PT
9pm ET, 6pm PT
2am ET, 11pm PT

The phenomenal success of Superman, coupled with that of The Omen, established Richard Donner as one of the most influential directors in American film history. And yet, Superman was incredibly difficult to make ― while it didn’t require Donner to leap tall buildings in a single bound, he did have to overcome an incredible array of obstacles behind the scenes in order to bring Superman to the big screen.

We’ll talk about this, and more, in our second hour when we welcome James Christie, author of You’re the Director, You Figure It Out: The Life and Films of Richard Donner, a comprehensive biography that also provides an extensive look at Donner’s career in film and television. Among other things, we’ll take a look at how Donner’s experience on such shows as The Twilight Zone, Get Smart, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Wild, Wild West helped shape many of the sensibilities that would later characterize his work as a major motion picture director.

Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen will join us in our first hour as we pay tribute to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry as part of an expanded 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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