Thursday, October 24, 2013

TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Show No. 204 with guests Paul Green and Cary O'Dell

Show No. 204 with guests Paul Green and Cary O'Dell

Original Airdate: Week of Oct. 16-22, 2013

First hour: Author Cary O’Dell and Ed discuss the portrayal of women on television during the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. Cary’s book June Cleaver Was a Feminist!: Reconsidering the Female Characters from Early Television shows that, contrary to the myths perpetuated by many scholars and historians, most women on television back then were as every bit as empowered and capable as the women we see on TV today. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar discusses the DVD releases of Adventure Time and Regular Show.  

Second hour: Ed welcomes Paul Green, author of A History of Television’s The Virginian: 1962-1971, the long-running Western series starring James Drury, Doug McClure and Lee J. Cobb that still has a strong following today, particularly among female viewers. Paul’s book 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 writer/producer Roy Huggins.
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