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Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Remembering Bob Crane: Next on TVC
Award-winning special effects makeup artist Karen Crane, daughter of actor Bob Crane, will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Dec. 4-10 at the following times and venues:
WROM Radio Detroit, MI Wednesday 12/4 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Sunday 12/8 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net
Indiana Talks Marion, IN Wednesday 12/4 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
Passionate World Radio Ann Arbor, MI Tuesday 12/10 8:30pm ET, 5:30pm PT with replays at various times throughout the week at PWRTalk.com Click on the Listen Now button at PWRTalk.com Best known as the star of Hogan’s Heroes, the long-running CBS comedy series from the mid-1960s that currently airs on Me-TV, Bob Crane was also an accomplished drummer, not to mention a popular radio personality (both in New York and Los Angeles) whose influence on radio broadcasting can still be felt today. All of his accomplishments, however, have been overshadowed by the gruesome nature of his murder on June 29, 1978; the unsolved status of the case; and Crane’s addiction to sex, which by all accounts the actor was trying to overcome at the time of his death.
Less talked about when it comes to Bob Crane is that he was a generous actor, a loving father, and a good friend to those who knew him. Those aspects of Bob Crane will be the focus of this week’s program. Our special guest will be Karen Crane, award-winning special effects makeup artist, and Bob’s youngest daughter from his first marriage. Karen will share some memories of what it was like to have Col. Hogan as her dad. She’ll also talk about how her life was shattered at the news of his death ― and how her work as a makeup artist has, in many ways, helped her cope with her loss.