Wednesday, December 28, 2011

TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Dec. 21, 2011

Show No. 118
Dec. 21, 2011

First hour: Herbie J Pilato, founder of The Classic TV Preservation Society, producer of The 100 Greatest TV Characters, and author of Bewitched Forever, The Bionic Book: The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman Reconstructed and other books on television, presents his Top 10 List of The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen mark the birthday of Steven Spielberg by remembering some of his contributions to television, including Amazing Stories, the TV movie Duel, the "Eyes" segment of the Night Gallery pilot, and the premiere episode of Columbo.

Second hour: Ed, Tony and Donna discuss some of their favorite holiday TV specials and Christmas-themed episodes along with Greg Ehrbar (Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records) and Joanna Wilson (The Christmas TV Companion: A Guide to Cult Classics, Strange Specials and Outrageous Oddities, Tis the Season TV: The Encyclopedia of Christmas-Themed Episodes, Specials and Made for TV Movies).

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