Tuesday, August 23, 2011

TV Confidential Archives Aug. 15, 2011

Show No. 101
Aug. 15, 2011

First hour: Television writer, producer, singer and lyricist Deborah Pearl (Head of the Class, Designing Women, Waiting for Yvette, Chick Singers, Souvenir of You: New Lyrics to Benny Carter Classics) joins Ed for a conversation about writing for music and television, the creative process, and Deborah's work with such legends as Andrew Gold, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Katey Sagal, Betty Garrett, Ted Danson, Johnny Carson and Barbra Streisand. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember Rose Marie's birthday, the final broadcast of Charlie's Angels and other events that occurred This Week in TV History. Plus: a look at entertainment headlines.

Second hour: Ed welcomes Academy Award-nominated writer, producer and director Pen Densham (Backdraft, Blown Away, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Moll Flanders, The Outer Limits). Pen's book, Riding The Alligator: Strategies for a Career in Screenplay Writing (And Not Getting Eaten), is a how-to guide to screenwriting that advises writers to filter their product by channeling their passion.

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