Thursday, February 21, 2013

TV Confidential Archives: Week of Feb. 13-19, 2013

Show No. 173 with guests Linda Lawson, Michael Starr and Jan Creamer
Original Airdate: Week of Feb. 13-19, 2013
First hour: Michael Starr, television columnist for the New York Post and the author of such film and TV biographies as Hiding in Plain Sight: The Secret Life of Raymond Burr, discusses House of Cards, the second season of Dallas, and NBC’s plans to update Ironside as a vehicle for Blair Underwood. Also in this hour: Ed welcomes animal rights advocate Jan Creamer, co-founder of Animal Defenders International (ADI), an organization dedicated to protecting abused and neglected animals around the world. Plus: Greg Ehrbar on the release of The Joey Bishop Show on DVD. 

Second hour: Ed welcomes singer/actress Linda Lawson. Linda’s husband, the late John Foreman, co-produced Sometimes a Great Notion along with Paul Newman, while Newman also directed the motion picture. Linda shares some memories of working with Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Richard Jaeckel and Oscar-winning costumer Edith Head. Also in this hour: An encore presentation of Phil Gries’ look back at “Meet Mr. Lincoln,” a short film about the life of Abraham Lincoln that originally aired on the NBC documentary series Project XX.
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