Thursday, October 31, 2013

TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Show No. 205 with guest Mark Cohen

TV CONFIDENTIALShow No. 205 with guest Mark Cohen
Original Airdate: Week of Oct. 23-29, 2013

First hour: Tony and Donna with an expanded edition of This Week in TV History that includes discussions of the upcoming miniseries on the life of Johnny Carson, the network history of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and the impact of Miami Vice on television.  
Second hour: Ed welcomes Mark Cohen, author of Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman, a comprehensive biography of the groundbreaking comedian and song parodist that not only provides the back story of such songs as “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah,” but discusses Sherman’s fractured upbringing, his often fractious relationship with network television, and how his impact on popular culture extends beyond his work as a satirist.
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