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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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Dawn Wells and Erin Murphy: Next on TVC
Actress and author Dawn Wells and actress and TV host Erin Murphy will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Oct. 1-6 at the following times and stations:
WROM Radio Detroit, MI Wednesday 10/1 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Sunday 10/5 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net
Most of us know Dawn Wells as Mary Ann Summers on Gilligan’s Island, the classic TV series created by Sherwood Schwartz that celebrates its 50th anniversary on television this fall. But Dawn’s career beyond television includes appearances in more than sixty stage productions (ranging from Noel Coward to Neil Simon), as well as such motion pictures as Winterhawk, plus she is an accomplished, author, teacher, producer, motivational speaker and the chairwoman of the Terry Lee Wells Foundation.
Dawn’s new book, What Would Mary Ann Do? A Guide to Life, takes the question “Ginger or Mary Ann” a step further by showing readers how Mary Ann would respond to the various changes in today’s culture that face women of all ages, while also showing that Good Girls Do Finish First. The book also includes memories of Dawn’s life and career before and after Gilligan’s Island, while also paying tribute to each of her six fellow cast members. Dawn Wells will join us in our second hour.
Dawn Wells will be appearing at the Barnes and Noble in Reno, NV on Wednesday, Oct. 8, as well as the Chiller Theater Expo Oct. 24 thru Oct. 26 in Parsippany, NJ, the “Charity Island” event sponsored by Charity Never Fail-eth in Mesa, AZ on Saturday, Nov. 15, and the Santa Monica Public Library in Santa Monica, CA on Saturday, Nov. 22. For more information on these and other events, go to Dawn-Wells.com or Facebook.com/TheRealMaryAnn.
Also joining us this week joining us later in this hour will be Erin Murphy, the actress known many of us as Tabitha Stephens on Bewitched. After a busy career as a child star, Erin went on to work as a casting director, makeup artist, fashion stylist, acting teacher, motivational speaker, stunt double (for Oscar nominee Virginia Madsen) and entrepreneur before eventually finding her true niche is a celebrity host.
Erin has a new Web series coming up (The Tragical History Tour), plus she is the co-owner of Slim Chillers, a company that sells martini-flavored popsicles with only 100 calories. We’ll ask her about those projects (and, of course, a question or two about her years onBewitched) when Erin Murphy joins us in our first hour.
Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with an expanded edition of This Week in TV History that includes a look at the 50th anniversary of The Addams Family and The Munsters… two shows that are often lumped together, despite the fact that each was very different.