Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Rod Serling's Night Gallery, plus The Best of the Cool Ghoul: Next on TVC

Radio host, DVD producer and television historian Jim Benson will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Jan. 23-29 at the following times and venues:
WROM RadioDetroit, MI
esday 1/23
8pm ET, 5pm PT
2am ET, 11pm PT
Sunday 1/27
8pm ET, 5pm PT
2am ET, 11pm PT
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Indiana Talks
Marion, IN
esday 1/23
5pm ET, 2pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
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Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 1/25
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
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Talktainment Radio
Columbus, OH
Thursday 1/24
2am ET, 11pm PT
Friday 1/25
3am ET, Midnight PT
Noon ET, 9am PT
9pm ET, 6pm PT
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The Coyote KKYT 93.7 FM
Ridgecrest, CA
Sunday 1/27
9pm PT
Monday 1/28
Midnight ET
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The Radio Slot Network
San Francisco, CA
Monday 1/28
8pm ET, 5pm PT
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Passionate World Radio
Ann Arbor, MI
Tuesday 1/28
10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT
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highly diverse anthology series, Night Gallery (NBC, 1970-1973) featured tales in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction vein — all of which were introduced by a dark and disturbing collection of canvases that, in many respects, were characters in and of themselves.

Created and hosted by Rod Serling, Night Gallery featured some
of the best writing that Serling ever did in his long, illustrious television career. And yet numerous problems behind the scenes — including an ongoing battle between NBC, producer Jack Laird and Rod Serling himself over the direction of the show — ultimately left Night Gallery
with a spotty reputation from which it is just now recovering.

Joining us during our second hour will be
Jim Benson, host of TV Time Machine and the co-author of Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour, a comprehensive look at the history of the series that also serves as an abject reminder of how network television sometimes works.

Jim was also a consultant on two of the three Night Gallery DVD packages released by Universal Home Entertainment
including Season Three of Night Gallery, the story of which is almost as compelling as the history of Night Gallery itself.

And while we’re on the subject of the macabre, Phil Gries will also join us in our first hour for a special edition of The Sounds of Lost Television honoring John Zacherly, the popular New York TV personality known as The Cool Ghoul. At a time when horror movies were a staple of local late-night television, Zacherly set himself apart from other hosts with an array of zany antics that were usually far more entertaining than the movies he introduced.

Phil will not only feature highlights of Zacherly’s appearances on WWOR and WABC, but play part of an interview that Zacherly gave Phil in 1997 in which he discusses his TV career.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about televisionWed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 10pm ET, 7pm PT on
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Fri 9pm ET, 6pm PT on Talktainment 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 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on
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