Tuesday, November 29, 2011

TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Nov. 25, 2011

Show No. 114
Nov. 25, 2011

First hour: Ed welcomes author and holiday TV programming expert Joanna Wilson (Tis the Season TV: The Encyclopedia of Christmas-Themed Episodes, Specials and Made for TV Movies). Joanna will moderate the special panel discussion at The Waltons 40th Anniversary Cast Reunion that will take place Friday, Dec. 2 at the Loews Jersey Theater in New Jersey. Also in this hour: Phil Gries with Part 1 of our special tribute to talk show pioneer Joe Franklin, while Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember the premiere of Bosom Buddies with Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari.

Second hour: Grammy and Emmy Award-winning composer Charles Fox returns with more stories about his collaborations with such music and film legends as Paul Williams, Seals and Crofts and John Houseman, as well as the origins for the themes of such popular TV shows as Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and The Love Boat. Charles’ memoir, Killing Me Softly: My Life in Music, also pays tribute to the teacher who started it all for him, Nadia Boulanger.

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