Tuesday, August 16, 2011

TV Confidential Archives Aug. 8, 2011

Show No. 100
Aug. 8, 2011

First hour: Ed welcomes Herbie J Pilato, founder of The Classic TV Preservation Society and author of Bewitched Forever, The Bionic Book: The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman Reconstructed and other books on classic TV series. Topics include Herbie’s thoughts on Lucille Ball’s final weekly television series, Life with Lucy, which premiered 25 years ago this fall, and the demise of the much ballyhooed Wonder Woman pilot produced by David E. Kelley.

Second hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember the birth of Alex Haley and the cultural impact of the ABC-TV miniseries Roots. Also in this hour: An encore presentation of our Jan. 24, 2011 conversation with Ray Starman, author of TV Noir: The Twentieth Century, which discusses the portrayal of film noir in such classic shows as Dragnet, The Fugitive, The Untouchables, M Squad, The Lineup and other popular television series over the past 60 years.

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