Thursday, May 31, 2012

TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: May 23, 2012

Show No. 139
May 23, 2012

First hour: Ed welcomes author and pop culture historian Mike Pingel. Mike's latest book, Channel Surfing: Wonder Woman, is a behind-the-scenes look at the classic TV series, including a detailed episode guide, information about the designs of Wonder Woman's various costumes, plus interviews with Lynda Carter and other series personnel. Also in this hour: a look at the 20th anniversary of the reaction to Dan Quayle's criticism of Murphy Brown, plus an encore presentation of the Sounds of Lost Television's salute to Ann-Margret.

Second hour: Ed welcomes actress, comedienne and "pop culture anthropologist" Sandra Bernhard (The L Word, Roseanne, Watch What Happens Live). Sandra's new one-woman show, Sandrology, will be at REDCAT, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater in Los Angeles, from May 30 through June 10. For tickets and more information, call (213) 237-2800 or go to Sandra will also bring Sandrology to other cities across the country, including Seattle on June 21-22-23. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember the 20th anniversary of Johnny Carson's final night as host of The Tonight Show, as well as the controversy that went on behind the scenes as to whether Jay Leno or David Letterman would succeed Johnny as host of The Tonight Show.

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