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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Monday, May 26, 2014
Roy Orbison: Rhapsody in Black: Next on TVC
Author John Kruth and DVD producer Mark Milano will join us on a special encore presentation of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing May 28-June 2 at the following times and stations:
WROM Radio Detroit, MI Wednesday 5/28 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Sunday 6/1 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net
2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Mystery Girl, the final album by legendary singer/songwriter Roy Orbison, released just a few weeks after his tragic death on Dec. 6, 1988. Known for such iconic songs as “Blue Bayou,” “Running Scared,” “In Dreams” and, of course, “Pretty Woman,” Roy Orbison sang about love, pain and heartache like few others — no doubt, because he understood it like few others, having experienced more pain and misery than most of us will see in a lifetime, including the tragic deaths of his first wife and first two children — while his singular voice and inimitable style inspired the likes of Bruce Springsteen, k.d. lang, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, John Lennon, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, and countless other musicians.
Also joining us this week will be Mark Milano, curator ofKukla.tv, the official website of Kukla, Fran and Ollie, and the producer of Kukla, Fran and Ollie: The First Episodes. Mark recently released a third volume ofKukla, Fran and Ollie on DVD that includes guest appearances by guitarist Jose Greco, singer Dennis Day, and NBC news commentator H.V. Kaltenborn, plus black-and-white clips of two KFO episodes that were the first color television shows ever broadcast. Mark Milano will join us in our first hour..
Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with an expanded edition of This Week in TV History