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Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Theodore Bikel: Next on TVC
Actor, singer and author Theodore Bikel and television producer David Michaels will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing June 4-9 at the following times and stations:
WROM Radio Detroit, MI Wednesday 6/4 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Sunday 6/8 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net
Many of you know Theodore Bikel from his appearances in such films and television series as The Twilight Zone, Wagon Train, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Columbo, All in the Family, The Defiant Ones, The African Queen, and The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming. But Theo is also an accomplished singer, author, poet, stage actor and raconteur whose career in show business spans seventy-five years. Among his many accomplishments, he created the role of Captain von Trapp in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music, plus he has played Tevye on Fiddler on the Roof more than 2000 times on Broadway and elsewhere. Theodore Bikel will join us in our second hour.
Theo turned ninety on May 2 of this year, and he will be celebrating his life and career by performing on Monday, June 16 at a concert in his honor at theSaban Theater, 8440 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. The evening will be hosted by Ed Asner and will also include performances by Guthrie, Peter Yarrow, Tom Paxton and many other friends and colleagues. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com, plus there will be a VIP reception after the concert where you can meet Theo and his musical guests. For tickets to the VIP reception, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theodore Bikel also recently updated his acclaimed autobiography,Theo, with a brand new postscript that includes reflections on turning ninety. The book is available through the University of Wisconsin Press.
Also joining us this week will be David Michaels, senior executive director of the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and an Emmy Award-winning producer and director in his own right. David began his career in daytime television as a production assistant to the late Bob Stewart and went on to work on such shows as The $25,000 Pyramid, The $100,000 Pyramid, Pictionary, Vicki! and Leeza. The 41stAnnual Daytime Emmy Awards will be streamed live on Sunday, June 22 at emmyonline.tv.
Plus: A brand new DVD report and This Week in TV History.