Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Late Show, The Big Show and Fred de Cordova: Next on TVC

Author and television producer Mark Bennett and former Tonight Show publicist Charlie Barrett will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Apr. 23-28 at the following times and stations:

WROM Radio
Detroit, MI
Wednesday 4/23
8pm ET, 5pm PT
2am ET, 11pm PT
Sunday 4/27
8pm ET, 5pm PT
2am ET, 11pm PT
Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net

WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
Vero Beach, FL
Wednesday 4/27
9pm ET, 6pm PT
Click the On Air button at WYYR.com

Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 4/25
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Listen Live button at KSAV.org
or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in KSAV

Indiana Talks
Marion, IN
Weekends, various times
Click on the player at IndianaTalks.com
or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in Indiana Talks

KSCO-AM 1080
San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA
KOMY-AM 1340
La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA
Sunday 4/27
11am ET, 8am PT
Also streaming at KSCO.com

Boost Radio Network
Paramus, NJ
Sunday 4/27
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Click on the On the Air button at BoostRadioNetwork.com

KHMB-AM 1710
Half Moon Bay, CA
Sunday 4/27
9pm PT
Monday 4/28
Midnight ET
Click on the Listen Live button at KHMBRadio.com
or use the Live365 app on your smartphone and type in KHMB

The Radio Slot Network
San Francisco, CA
Monday 4/28
10pm ET, 7pm PT
with replays Tuesday thru Friday at 10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Talk Slot button at RadioSlot.com
The longtime producer and director of such classic television series as The Jack Benny Program, Burns and Allen, The George Gobel Show, My Three Sons, The Bob Cummings Show and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Fred de Cordova was also a bona fide Hollywood legend known for his charisma, sharp wit, and close connections with Anybody Who Was Somebody in show business and high society. In the early 1990s, de Cordova was more or less winding down his career when he happened to meet Mark Bennett, a young actor and producer who at the time had recently relocated to Los Angeles from his native Colorado. In an unlikely twist, Fred not only became Mark’s friend and mentor, but would lead Mark on a journey that would change both their lives.

That story is at the heart of The Big Show, a new novella by Mark Bennett that is also a memoir of Mark’s years working with Fred de Cordova. Though set in the world of set business, The Big Show is, at its heart, a story about mentorship that readers will enjoy no matter what their profession. The book includes a very heartfelt foreword by comedian Bob Newhart. Mark Bennett will join us in our second hour.

To get us in the mood for our conversation about Fred deCordova, this week’s program with also include a replay of our July 2013 visit with Charlie Barrett. Charlie runs The Barrett Company, one of the top PR and marketing communications firm in the entertainment industry since 1992. Prior to starting his own company, Charlie was one of the top publicists at NBC throughout the 1980s, when he was charge of media relations for such shows as The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

And, in keeping with the overall theme for this week’s program, Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen will join us in our first hour as we take a look at what Comedy Central might do next year to fill its 11:30pm time slot, in light of the recent announcement that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as host of The Late Show in 2015.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 9pm ET, 6pm PT on WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Weekends, various times, on IndianaTalks.com
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT Boost Radio Network
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM 1710 (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
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