Sunday, August 28, 2011

TV Confidential Archives Aug. 22, 2011

Show No. 102
Aug. 22, 2011

First hour: Tony Figueroa, Donna Allen and Ed celebrate the legacy of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, who was born 90 years ago This Week in Television History. Also in this hour: DVD picks, plus Ed discusses the findings of a recent study in Australia that suggests watching too much television can reduce one's lifespan.

Second hour: Ed welcomes James Christie, author of You’re the Director, You Figure It Out: The Life and Films of Richard Donner, a comprehensive biography that also examines Donner’s career in film and television. Topics include Donner's work on Superman, The Omen and the Lethal Weapon series, plus a look at how his early experiences on such TV series as The Twilight Zone, Get Smart, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Wild, Wild West helped shape many of his sensibilities as a motion picture director.

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