Thursday, March 28, 2013

TV Confidential Archives: Week of Mar. 20-26, 2013


Original Airdate: Week of Mar. 20-26, 2013
First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen join Ed in welcoming Josh Mills, the curator of the estates of Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams, and the owner of Ediad Productions, the company originally founded by Edie Adams to manage the licensing of the work of Kovacs and to ensure that Ernie is given his due as a comedian and innovator. Josh is also one of the executive producers of the excellent Ernie Kovacs box set DVD collection recently released by Shout! Factory. Topics include favorite Kovacs moments; the relationship between Ernie and Edie, on and off camera; the lengths that Edie took to preserve Ernie’s legacy, including purchasing back the videotapes of Ernie’s shows from ABC; and how Edie herself was a pioneer in archiving TV history.  

Second hour: Actor, playwright and artist Raymond J. Barry (Justified, Born on the Fourth of July, Dead Man Walking, The Ref, Year of the Assassin, Mother’s Son and Other Plays) talks to Ed about playing Arlo on Justified, as well as how his work as a writer helps him focus in his craft as an actor, painter and sculptor.
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