I represent the first generation whom, 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 27, 2013
KFO and The Big O: Next on TVC
Author John Kruth and DVD producer Mark Milano will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Nov. 27-Dec. 3 at the following times and venues:
WROM Radio Detroit, MI Wednesday 11/27 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Sunday 12/1 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net
Indiana Talks Marion, IN Wednesday 11/27 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
Friday, Dec. 6 will mark the 25th anniversary of the death of Roy Orbison, the Rock and Rock Hall of Famer whose singular voice and inimitable style inspired the likes of Bruce Springsteen, k.d. lang, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, John Lennon, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, and countless other musicians.
Known for such iconic songs as “Blue Bayou,” “Running Scared,” “In Dreams” and, of course, “Pretty Woman,” Roy Orbison sang about love, pain and heartache like few others — no doubt, because he understood it like few others, having experienced more pain and misery than most of us will see in a lifetime, including the tragic deaths of his first wife and first two children.
Mark recently released a third volume of Kukla, Fran and Ollie on DVD that includes guest appearances by guitarist Jose Greco, singer Dennis Day, and NBC news commentator H.V. Kaltenborn, plus black-and-white clips of two KFO episodes that were the first color television shows ever broadcast. Mark Milano will join us in our first hour.
Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with an expanded edition of This Week in TV History.