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, November 05, 2014
Emmy winner Ken Levine, plus Oscar, Oscar, Oscar: Next on TVC
Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Ken Levine and author Bob Leszczak will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Nov. 5-10 at the following times and stations:
WROM Radio Detroit, MI Wednesday 11/5 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Sunday 11/2 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net
Ken Levine spent thirty years in network television writing, producing and directing such shows as M*A*S*H, Cheers (for which he won an Emmy as a producer in 1983), Frasier, Wings, The Simpsons, Becker, Dharma and Greg, and Everybody Loves Raymond, plus he co-created three shows of his own, including Almost Perfect. Now a successful playwright, Ken’s first play, a romantic comedy called A or B?, recently opened to rave reviews at theFalcon Theatre in Burbank, CA. We’ll ask Ken how he came to write A or B?, as well as talk about some of the differences between writing for television and writing for the stage, when he joins us in our second hour.
A or B? is now playing at The Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Drive in Burbank, CA through Sunday, Nov. 16. For tickets and more information, call (818) 955-8101 or go to www.FalconTheatre.com.
Also joining us this week will be author and film and music historian Bob Leszczak. Bob’s latest book, The Odd Couple on Stage on Screen, tells you everything you wanted to know about The Odd Couple, from the Broadway play written by Neil Simon, to the classic TV series starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman, and the various other renderings of Felix and Oscar over the years. The basic premise of The Odd Couple has been revisited many times in film and television (including, most recently, The Big Bang Theory, Two Broke Girls and Two and a Half Men) while The Odd Couple itself will be returning to television on CBS in early 2015. We’ll ask Bob about that, and more, when he joins us in our first hour.
Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with a brand new This Week in TV History.