Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The Sounds of Lost Johnny Carson: Next on TVC

Join us for a special edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing May 9-15 at the following times and venues:

WROM Radio
Detroit, MI
esday 5/9
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Sunday 5/13
8pm ET, 5pm PT
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Talktainment Radio

Columbus, OH
Thursday 5/10
9pm ET, 6pm PT
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Share-a-Vision Radio

San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 5/11
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
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The Coyote KWTY-FM

Ridgecrest, Calif.
Sunday 5/13
9pm PT
Monday 5/14
Midnight ET
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The Radio Slot Network

San Francisco, Calif.
Monday 5/14
8pm ET, 5pm PT
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Passionate World Radio

Ann Arbor, MI
Tuesday 5/15
11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT
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Phil Gries will join us in our first hour as we replay our special tribute to Johnny Carson as part of the Sounds of Lost Television. Phil will be playing highlights from Johnny’s first ten years as host of The Tonight Show, including audio from Johnny’s debut broadcast of Oct. 1, 1962, as well as the first appearance of Carnac the Magnificent. Most of the tapes from the first decade of the Tonight Show broadcasts were erased by NBC, so this is a rare opportunity to hear the King of Late Night in his early days.

Johnny Carson will be the subject of a two-hour edition of American Masters, Johnny Carson: King of Late Night, that will premiere on Monday, May 14 on PBS. Some of the audio that you’ll hear on that program is courtesy of Phil Gries.

Then, in our second hour, we’ll replay our conversation with Paul Green, Dan Farren and Tony Figueroa about American adaptations of British TV series: those that succeeded, such as The Office, All in the Family and Three’s Company, and those that failed, including the American versions of Fawlty Towers, Couplings and Absolutely Fabulous. We’ll compare and contrast the British approach to episodic television, versus the American approach.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wednesdays and Sundays 8pm ET, 5pm PT
WROM Radio
Thursdays 9pm, 6pm PT
Talktainment Radio
Fridays 7pm ET and PT
Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Sundays 9pm PT, Mondays Midnight ET
The Coyote KWTY-FM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Mondays 8pm ET, 5pm PT
The Radio Slot Network
Tuesdays 11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT
Passionate World Radio
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