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, December 25, 2013
Perry Como, Guy Lombardo and The Neighbors: Next on TVC
Actors Lenny Venito and Simon Templeman will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Dec. 25-31 at the following times and venues:
WROM Radio Detroit, MI Wednesday 12/25 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Sunday 12/29 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net
Indiana Talks Marion, IN Wednesday 12/25 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
We’ll celebrate the holidays with an expanded edition of This Week in TV History that will look back at the career of singer Perry Como, a man who for many of us is as synonymous with Christmas as Andy Williams and Bing Crosby. Then, Phil Gries will get you ready for 2014 in our second hour with a special edition of The Sounds of Lost Television that remembers bandleader Guy Lombardo, the man whose New Year’s Eve celebrations were a tradition on radio and television for nearly five decades.
Also this week: Greg Ehrbar catches up with actors Lenny Venito and Simon Templeman, two of the stars of The Neighbors, the “science fiction sitcom” on ABC that, in many respects, is a throwback to the family-friendly comedy series that many of us remember. The Neighbors returns with a new episode on Friday, January 10. Lenny and Simon will give us an idea of what lies ahead when they join us in our first hour.