Wednesday, September 21, 2011

TV Confidential Archives: Sept. 16, 2011

Show No. 104
Sept. 16, 2011
First hour: Television critic Jane Boursaw joins Ed for a preview of the fall TV season, including a look at such notable new series as Pan Am, The Playboy Club, Terra Nova, New Girl, The X Factor, Person of Interest, Up All Night, Revenge and Ringer. Also in this hour: Pop culture historian Martin Grams with a sneak peak at the Sixth Annual MidAtlantic Nostalgia Convention, which takes place Sept. 22-23-24 at the Marriott Hotel in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

Second hour: Ed welcomes Jennifer Armstrong, senior writer for Entertainment Weekly and the author of Why? Because We Still Like You, an oral history of The Mickey Mouse Club featuring behind-the-scenes recollections from Annette Funicello, Cubby O’Brien, Lonnie Burr, Doreen Tracey, Darlene Gillespie, Don Grady and other members of the original Mousketeers. Also in this hour: Phil Gries with Part 1 of a special look back at Jackie Gleason, the short-lived prime talk show hosted by the Great One on the heels of the collossal failure of his game show, You're in the Picture.
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