Wednesday, November 02, 2011

TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Oct. 26, 2011

Show No. 110
Oct. 26, 2011
First hour: Music journalist and music historian Jon Burlingame (TV’s Biggest Hits: The Story of Television Themes from Dragnet to Friends) joins Ed for a remembrance of Emmy Award-winning composer and arranger Pete Rugolo, whose many contributions to television include the theme music for such shows as Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Thriller, Run for Your Life and The Fugitive. Also in this hour: Phil Gries with Part 2 of our look at the early TV career of Woody Allen, including rare audio of his appearances with Johnny Carson, Steve Allen and Merv Griffin. Allen’s life and career will be the subject of Seriously Funny: The Comic Art of Woody Allen, a two-part documentary that will air Nov. 20-21 on PBS.
Second hour: Ed welcomes Emmy Award-winning actress Michael Learned (The Waltons, Nurse, One Slight Hitch). Michael is currently starring, along with Granville van Dusen, in Southern Comforts, a "delightful and sneakily sexy" romantic comedy that is playing at The Falcon Theatre in Burbank (818-955-8101; www.falcontheatre.com) through Sunday, Nov. 13. Also in this hour: Beverley Staunton, primary lead vocalist on Dancing with the Stars, takes Ed behind the scenes of the popular ABC series. Beverley’s new CD, Everything Changes, is an upbeat collection of songs that showcases her musical style as a country/pop artist.
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