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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Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The Wild, Wild West Revisited: Next on TVC
Authors Sue Kesler and Jude Bradley and actor/stuntman Bob Herron will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Jan. 1-7 atthe following times and venues:
WROM RadioDetroit, MI Wednesday 1/1 8pm ET,5pmPT 2am ET,11pmPT Sunday 1/5 8pm ET,5pmPT 2am ET,11pmPT Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net
Indiana Talks Marion, INWednesday 1/1 11pm ET,8pmPT 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’llusher in 2014 by presenting Part 2 of our conversation aboutThe Wild, Wild West,one of the most unusual Western series ever made on television, and an unique blend of action, adventure, humor and memorable characters (such as Dr. Miguelito Loveless) that is as much fun to watch today as it was when it originally ran on CBS back in the mid 1960s.
Our guests this week will include Sue Kesler and Jude Bradley. Sue is the author, and Jude the editor, of The Wild, Wild West: The Series, everything you wanted to know about the classic TV series starring Robert Conrad and Ross Martin, from the early struggles between CBS and series creator Michael Garrison, to the intricate disguises and splendidly choreographed action sequences that gave the show its mark. A devout enthusiast of 1960s television, Sue has also worked in television as a film editor for more than 30 years, including such top shows as The X Files, The Gilmore Girls, American Dreams, Crossing Jordan, Heroes and Falling Skies, whileJude has extensive experience as a writer, editor and producer for such publications as LA Weekly, as well as companies like Time/Life and HBO, plus she was recently seen on Extreme Cougar Wives on TLC. Also returning to the program this week will be Bob Herron, one of the regular stuntmen on The Wild, Wild West, as well as Ross Martin’s double for almost the entire run of the show. Bob’s career as a stuntman and actor spans more than six decades, and hundreds of films and TV shows, including Star Trek, The Rockford Files, The Wild Bunch, Paint Your Wagon, Rio Bravo, Hawaiian Eye, Oklahoma Crude and Gunsmoke. Sue, Jude and Bob will join us for a special 90-minute conversation that begins in our first hour.