I represent the first generation who, when we were born, the television was now a permanent fixture in our homes. When I was born people had breakfast with Barbara Walters, dinner with Walter Cronkite, and slept with Johnny Carson.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
David Frankham and Andrew Kaplan: Next on TVC
Actor and author David Frankham and international bestselling novelist Andrew Kaplan will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Nov. 20-26 at the following times and venues:
WROM Radio Detroit, MI Wednesday 11/20 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Sunday 11/24 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Click on the Listen Live button atWROMRadio.net
Indiana Talks Marion, IN Wednesday 11/20 11pm ET, 8pm PT with replays at various times throughout the week Click on the player atIndianaTalks.com or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in Indiana Talks
After beginning his career as a journalist interviewing celebrities for BBC Radio,David Frankhamwas encouraged by singer Rosemary Clooney to pursue his lifelong, yet then unfulfilled, dream of becoming an actor. Without knowing anyone else in America, and without any training whatsoever or professional acting credits, David left the U.K. for Hollywood, where chance encounters with Elizabeth Taylor and Alec Guinness led him into live television and, eventually, a long and successful acting career. In fact, from the early 1950s and continuing well into the late 1980s, David was one of the busiest actors in the motion picture industry, appearing in such films asMaster of the World,Return of the Fly, and101 Dalmations, as well asThe Outer Limits,Maverick, The F.B.I., Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Thriller, The Jack Benny Program, the originalStar Trekand other classic series.
David’s career as a film and TV actor that also coincided with the Golden Age of Television and the last days of the studio system. His memoir,Which One Was David?, is replete with great stories about this period, not to mention his work and friendships with such legends as Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone, Rock Hudson, Dirk Bogarde, Roger Corman, William Wyler, Ida Lupino, and Barbara Stanwyck. David Frankham will join us in our second hour.
Also joining this week will be novelistAndrew Kaplan, creator of the internationally bestsellingScorpionseries (the latest of which isScorpion: Deception) and the author ofHomeland: Carrie’s Run, an original prequel novel based on the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winningShowtimeseries starring Claire Danes. The standard bearer among spy novelists today, Andrew was attracted toCarrie’s Runbecause it gave him an opportunity to do something he’d never done before: tell a story from the point of view of a female character. But the project posed other challenges, which we’ll talk about when Andrew Kaplan joins us in our first hour.
Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with a brand new edition of This Week in TV History. Full program as always… we certainly hope you’ll join us.