Wednesday, December 26, 2012

TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Dec. 19-25, 2012

Show No. 165
Dec. 19-25, 2012
First hour: Ed welcomes award-winning journalist Lesley-Ann Jones, author of Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury. Lesley-Ann's book is an unvarnished, revealing profile of the legendary songwriter and lead vocalist of Queen that also discusses the role that television played in catapulting the band to superstardom. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar with a look at new holiday DVDs, including Christmas with Danny Kaye, The Garry Moore Show Presents A Carol Burnett Christmas, and the Blu-ray release of Disney's Babes in Toyland.

Second hour: More holiday DVD recommendations, followed by an encore presentation of our conversation with Tony, Donna, Greg, and Joanna Wilson (The Christmas TV Companion: A Guide to Cult Classics, Strange Specials and Outrageous Oddities, Tis the Season TV: The Encyclopedia of Christmas-Themed Episodes, Specials and Made for TV Movies) about favorite holiday TV specials and Christmas-themed episodes.
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