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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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
America's Family and America's Audition Coach: Next on TVC
Television director Ralph Senensky and actress and author Lar Park Lincoln will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Feb. 26-Mar. 4 at the following times and stations:
WROM Radio Detroit, MI Wednesday 2/26 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Sunday 3/2 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net
After graduating from the Pasadena Playhouse School of Theatre, Ralph Senensky began his career directing regional theatre and summer stock productions before moving into television, first as a production supervisor on Playhouse 90, then as an assistant producer (and, later, director) of episodes on Dr. Kildare. Ralph’s experience on Dr. Kildare led to a directing assignment on The Twilight Zone, which in turn paved the way for a long, prolific career as a television director that included work on such popular series as Route 66, Naked City, The Fugitive, The Wild Wild West, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, The Partridge Family, The F.B.I, The Paper Chase, Dynasty, the original Star Trek, and The Waltons.
Ralph not only helmed twelve episodes of The Waltons ― which is the second-most number of shows he directed for any one TV series ― but many of the segments he did forThe Waltons rank among the very best episodes in the history of the show. We will talk to Ralph about The Waltons, as well as his experience working alongside Ralph Waite, Will Geer, Richard Thomas and other cast members, but we’ll also ask him about some of his other notable TV credits. Ralph Senensky will join us near the end of the first hour.
Ralph is also an active blogger who has shared many great stories and behind-the-scenes information about his experiences in network television. Read them at Senensky.com and Ralph-Senensky.Blogspot.com.
Also joining this week will be actress, author and "America's Audition Coach," Lar Park Lincoln. After three decades working in movies and television, including appearances in such films and TV series asHunter, Oprah, Fatal Charm, 60 Minutes, Children of the Night, Friday the 13th: Park VII, Beverly Hills 90210, Entertainment Tonight and a three-year stint on Knots Landing, Lar has turned her attention to helping parents, young hopeful and even veteran actors pursue their goals in the entertainment industry with truth and integrity, while avoiding the pitfalls. Lar Park Lincoln will join us in our first hour.
Lar’s book, Get Started, Not Scammed, is a How To guide to navigating the entertainment industry that is filled with great stories and hands-on information, based on her three decades of experience. For more information about Lar’s book and her coaching workshops, visit www.larparklincoln.com.