Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Jonathan Winters and The Mickey Mouse Club: Next on TVC

Jonathan Winters and The Mickey Mouse Club: Next on TVC

Filmmakers Jim Pasternak and Richard Marshall and author Jennifer Armstrong will join us on a special edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing July 4-10 at
the following times and venues:

WROM Radio
Detroit, MI
esday 7/4
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Sunday 7/8
8pm ET, 5pm PT
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Talktainment Radio
Columbus, OH
Thursday 7/5
9pm ET, 6pm PT
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Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 7/6
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
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The Coyote KKYT 93.7 FM
Ridgecrest, Calif.
Sunday 7/8
9pm PT
Monday 7/2
Midnight ET
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The Radio Slot Network
San Francisco, Calif.
Monday 7/9
8pm ET, 5pm PT
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Passionate World Radio
Ann Arbor, MI
Tuesday 7/10
11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT
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We will revisit the days of the original Mickey Mouse Club this week as we replay our conversation with author Jennifer Armstrong. Jennifer’s book, Why? Because We Still Like You: An Oral History of The Mickey Mouse Club, not only features interviews with such iconic Mouseketeers as Cubby O’Brien, Lonnie Burr, Doreen Tracey, Darlene Gillespie, and Annette Funicello, but also shows why The Mickey Mouse Club remains one of the most iconic television programs ever made, more than fifty years later.

One of the other former Mouseketeers that Jennifer interviewed for her book was actor Don Grady, who went on to become a teenage heartthrob in the 1960s and early 1970s as one of the stars of My Three Sons. Don Grady passed away on June 27. An accomplished singer and composer, he began his career in music and television on The Mickey Mouse Club, which we’ll talk about in our second hour.

Our first hour will include an encore presentation with
filmmakers Jim Pasternak and Richard Marshall, the director and producer, respectively, of Certifiably Jonathan, a unique film that gives viewers a window into the brilliant comedic mind of Jonathan Winters. Known for his numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Jack Paar and Johnny Carson, The Steve Allen Show, The Dean Martin Show, Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, Mork & Mindy, and such classic film as It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming, Winters also had a huge influence on such comedians as Bill Cosby, George Carlin, Richard Lewis and, most notably, Robin Williams. We’ll talk about what was like to collaborate with Jonathan Winters, his improvisational skills, and his ongoing impact on comedians today.

CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Thu 9pm, 6pm PT on Talktainment Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio,

Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on
The Coyote KKYT 93.7 FM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Mon 8pm ET, 5pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT on
Passionate World Radio
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