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, March 04, 2014
Della Street, Gentleman Jim and The Great Ladies of Broadway: Next on TVC
Actress Barbara Hale, TV Guide business editor Stephen Battaglio and author Eddie Shapiro will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Mar. 5-11 at the following times and stations:
WROM Radio Detroit, MI Wednesday 3/5 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Sunday 3/9 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net
Known to three generations of television viewers as Della Street on Perry Mason, both the original series (CBS, 1957-1966) and the popular TV-movies (NBC, 1985-1994),Barbara Hale also enjoyed a long and successful motion picture career that saw her work with such legends as James Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Robert Young, James Arness, Rock Hudson, James Cagney and Broderick Crawford. Barbara will share some memories of her film and TV career, as well as her friendship with Raymond Burr, which spanned more than fifty years. Barbara Hale will join us in our second hour.
Joining us in our first hour will be author, editor and theater journalist Eddie Shapiro. Eddie’s latest book, Nothing Like a Dame, is a collection of exclusive interviews with twenty of the greatest leading women of Broadway, many of whom we also know because of their work on television, including Elaine Stritch, Carol Channing, Angela Lansbury, Bebe Neuwrith, Kristin Chenowith, Betty Buckley, Leslie Uggams and Audra McDonald.
Eddie Shapiro will be appearing at the Barnes and Noble in the Grove at the Farmers Market in Los Angeles on March 26, beginning at 7pm. He’ll also be at the Assistance League of Los Angeles on March 29, and at the Barnes and Noble in Naples, FL on April 9, also at 7pm.