Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Virginian, Plus Early Female TV Characters: Next on TVC

Authors Paul Green and Cary O’Dell will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Oct. 16-22 at the following times and venues:

WROM Radio
Detroit, MI
Wednesday 10/16
8pm ET, 5pm PT
2am ET, 11pm PT
Sunday 10/20
8pm ET, 5pm PT
2am ET, 11pm PT
Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net

WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
Vero Beach, FL
Wednesday 10/20
9pm ET, 6pm PT
Click the On Air button at WYYR.com

Indiana Talks
Marion, IN
Wednesday 10/16
11pm ET, 8pm PT
with replays at various times throughout the week
Click on the player at IndianaTalks.com
or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in Indiana Talks

Talktainment Radio
Columbus, OH
Thursday 10/17
2am ET, 11pm PT
Friday 10/18
3am ET, Midnight PT
Noon ET, 9am PT
Click on the Listen Live button at TalktainmentRadio.com

Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 10/18
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Listen Live button at KSAV.org
or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in KSAV

KHMB Radio 1710 AM
Half Moon Bay, CA
Sunday 10/20
9pm PT
Monday 10/21
Midnight ET
Click on the Listen Live button at KHMBRadio.com
or use the Live365 app on your smartphone and type in KHMB

The Radio Slot Network
San Francisco, CA
Monday 10/21
9pm ET, 6pm PT
with replays at various times throughout the week
Click on the Talk Slot button at RadioSlot.com

Passionate World Radio
Ann Arbor, MI
Tuesday 10/22
9:30pm ET, 6:30pm PT
with replays at various times throughout the week at PWRTalkonDemand.com
Click on the Listen Now button at PWRTalk.com
Paul Green will join us in our second hour as we remember The Virginian, the long-running Western series starring James Drury, Doug McClure and Lee J. Cobb, and a show that still has a very strong following today, particularly among female viewers.

The third-longest running Western on television (nine seasons, second only toGunsmoke and Bonanza), The Virginian was also the first 90-minute Western series produced for network television. Paul’s book A History of Television’s The Virginian: 1962-1971 not only features interviews with many of the actors and behind-the-scenes personnel of The Virginian, but shows how the series helped paved the way for the made-for-TV movie, while also playing an important role in the career of Roy Huggins.


Cary O’Dell will join us in our first hour as we look at how women were portrayed on television during the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. It is generally assumed by many scholars and historians that female characters during the early years of television were subservient women who were rarely seen as anything other than housewives or moms. If you actually watched the majority of shows from that era, however, you would not only find that assumption to be wrong, but realize that most women on television back then were as every bit as empowered and capable as the women we see today.

Cary’s book June Cleaver Was a Feminist!: Reconsidering the Female Characters f... not only debunks those myths, but explores the many reasons why they continue to perpetuate.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 9pm ET, 6pm PT on WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
Wed 11pm ET, 8pm PT on IndianaTalks.com
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Fri Noon ET, 9am PT on Talktainment Radio
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on KHMB Radio 1710 AM (Half Moon Bay, Calif.)
Mon 9pm ET, 6pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 9:30pm ET, 6:30pm PT on Passionate World Radio
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