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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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Show No. 238 with guests Wesley Hyatt and Robert Matzen
First hour: Ed pays tribute to Casey Kasem along with Wesley Hyatt, pop culture critic and the author of such books asThe Encyclopedia of Daytime Television, Television’s Top 100 and The Billboard Book of No. 1 Adult Contemporary Hits. Second hour: Ed welcomes Robert Matzen, author of Fireball: Carole Lombard and The Mystery of Flight 3, a fresh look at the life of Carole Lombard, the legendary Queen of Screwball Comedies who died tragically in a plane crash near Las Vegas on January 16, 1942. Robert’s book not only explores the life of Lombard, but the lives of the 21 other passengers aboard that light and the lives of those they behind, including Carole Lombard’s husband at the time, film icon Clark Gable. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with a remembrance of Bob Crane, plus a discussion of the role TMZ played in the news coverage of the death of Michael Jackson.