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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Friday, September 26, 2014
TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Show No. 247 with guest Connie Stevens
Original Airdate: Week of Sept. 10-15, 2014 First hour: Phil Gries joins Ed for Part 1 of a four-part look at the television career of pioneering late night talk show hostLes Crane. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen say Happy Birthday to Bob Newhart as part of This Week in TV History. Second hour: Ed welcomes singer, actress, entrepreneur, and film director Connie Stevens (Hawaiian Eye, Palm Springs Weekend, Grease 2, A Healing, Saving Grace B. Jones). Connie will be appearing at this year’s MidAtlantic Nostalgia Convention, Sept. 18-Sept. 20 at the Hunt Valley Wyndham in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Also in this hour: Highlights from Phil Gries’ 1998 interview with NBC-TV announcer Don Pardo, which originally aired as part of our Nov. 13, 2013 program.