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TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: June 20, 2012

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Show No. 142
June 20, 2012

First hour: Rich Podolsky, author of Don Kirshner: The Man with the Golden Ear, joins Ed for a conversation about the history of Aldon Music, the song publishing company co-founded by Don Kirshner and Al Nevins that not only was responsible for some of the biggest hits in music history (including “On Broadway,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “The Locomotion,” “Up on a Roof,” “One Fine Day,” “Go Away Little Girl,” “You Lost That Lovin Feeling,” “Splish Splash” and “Dream Lover”), but developed some of the greatest and most prolific songwriters and performers the music industry has ever known, including Bobby Darin, Neil Diamond, Connie Francis, Tony Orlando, Gerry Goffin, Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield, Barry Mann, Jack Keller and Carole King. Other topics include Kirshner's contributions to television, including The Monkees, The Archies and Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert. Rich Podolksy will be appearing at Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood on Sunday, July 22 beginning at 4pm.

Second hour: Ed welcomes award-winning television writer and producer David Misch (Mork and Mindy, Police Squad!, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman, Duckman). David's new book, FUNNY: The Book: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Comedy, explores the art of comedy from the worlds of movies, television and stand-up, including the impact of such iconic comedians as Buster Keaton, Groucho Marx, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Robin Williams and Woody Allen, while also answering the eternal question “Why are fart jokes funny?” David Misch will be appearing at Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood on Thursday, July 26 beginning at 7pm.

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