Saturday, May 25, 2013
TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Show No. 185 with guests Anne Serling and Jennifer Armstrong
Show No. 185 with guests Anne Serling and Jennifer Armstrong
Original Airdate: Week of May 15-21, 2013
First hour: Ed welcomes Anne Serling, author of As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling, an intimate portrait of the Emmy Award-winning television pioneer that is also a moving testament to the love between fathers and daughters. Also in this hour: Phil Gries with Part 3 of the Sounds of Lost Television tribute to New York Mets announcer Ralph Kiner, featuring highlights from two historic moments from the inaugural year of baseball at Shea Stadium: the 23-inning game between the Giants and the Mets (May 31, 1964), and Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jim Bunning’s perfect game (June 21, 1964). Plus: Jane Boursaw on NBC naming Jimmy Fallon as the new host of The Tonight Show beginning in early 2014.
Second hour: Ed welcomes pop culture commentator and entertainment journalist Jennifer Armstrong. Jennifer’s latest book, Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted, is the story of the people who gave us The Mary Tyler Moore Show, one of the most beloved and admired television series of all time, and a show whose influence can still be seen today in such shows as 30 Rock, Grey’s Anatomy, Parks and Recreation, 2 Broke Girls, and HBO’s Girls.