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TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Feb. 22, 2012

Show No. 127
Feb. 22, 2012

First hour: Award-winning stage and film actress Tanna Frederick (Hollywood Dreams, Queen of the Lot, A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia) talks to Ed about making her directorial debut in the stage production of Claire Chafee’s Why We Have a Body, now playing at the Edgemar Center for the Arts through Sunday, Apr. 29. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember the network television premiere of Schindler's List, which aired on NBC without commercial interruption This Week in TV History.

Second hour: Ed welcomes award-winning television director Michael Preece, whose credits include such top shows as Streets of San Francisco, Barnaby Jones, The Young Riders, Walker: Texas Ranger, Seventh Heaven and approximately 70 episodes of Dallas. Michael had a hand in virtually every major storyline of Dallas, including “Who Shot J.R.,” Miss Ellie's acceptance of Jock's death, and “Blast from the Past,” the famous cliffhanger that set the stage for Patrick Duffy's return to the show. Other topics include Michael's experience with such stars as Karl Malden, Marlon Brando, Michael Douglas, John Wayne, Steve McQueen, Larry Hagman, Barbara Bel Geddes and Tim Conway.

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