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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Saturday, June 14, 2014
TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Show No. 235 with guests Theodore Bikel and David Michaels
First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember the final episode of Your Show of Shows and the debut episode of Hee Haw, both of which originally aired during This Week in TV History. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar discusses Seasons 6 and 7 of AMC’s Mad Men. Second hour: Ed welcomes singer, author, poet, raconteur and film, stage and television actor Theodore Bikel. Theo will be celebrating his 75th anniversary in show business by performing on Monday, June 16 at a concert in his honor at the Saban Theater 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, email 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 in this hour: Ed welcomes David Michaels, senior executive director of the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which will be streamed live on Sunday, June 22 at emmyonline.tv.