Wednesday, September 05, 2012

TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2012

Show No. 151
Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2012
First hour: Ed welcomes Stephen J. Weiss, a highly decorated World War II veteran who spent more than three decades in the television industry (including ten years at CBS, where he worked alongside such broadcast legends as Edward R. Murrow and Jack Benny) before becoming of one of the first psychologists to work with combat soldiers who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder. Steve writes about his wartime experiences, his TV career, and his own experience with PTSD in Second Chance: In Combat with the US 'Texas' Infantry, the OSS, and the French Resistance during the Liberation of France, 1943-1946. He will be appearing in Los Angeles between Sept. 7-14; at the Union Club in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 19; and in Washington, D.C. between Oct. 22-28.
Second hour: Ed welcomes Michelle Patterson, producer and organizer of the California Womens Conference, one of the most respected tributes to the power of women for nearly 30 years. This year’s conference will take place Sept. 23-24 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, and will feature such speakers as Gloria Allred, Patricia Arquette, Marcia Cross, Mary McDonough, Michael Learned, Julie Newmar, Tippi Hedren, Rose Marie, Mark Victor Hanson, Shannon Tweed, Carol Channing and David Misch. Also in this hour: Sam Yates with a tribute to Phyllis Diller, and Greg Ehrbar with the return of the DVD report.
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