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, November 11, 2014
James McEachin: Next on TVC
Actor, author, playwright and U.S. Army veteran James McEachin 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 11/12 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Sunday 11/16 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net
James’ latest project, The Purple Heart, is based on the true story of the discovery of a lost Purple Heart medal that belonged to Lt. Henry Schenk, James’ patrol leader in the Korean War — and the role James played in helping restore that medal to Schenk’s family. The film also discusses the history of the Purple Heart itself, plus issues such as survivors guilt, the right and wrongs of war, and post-traumatic stress disorder. We’ll ask James about The Purple Heart, as well as his work with the likes of Sidney Poitier, John Wayne and Raymond Burr, when he joins us in our second hour.
The Purple Heart is in pre-production. To keep track of the latest developments, or to learn how you or someone you know can become involved in helping to fund the film, go to ThePurple HeartMovie.us.
Also this week: Phil Gries will join us for the final installment of our four-part tribute to late night TV talk show pioneer Les Crane, the first man to compete directly against Johnny Carson on a national level (which he did on ABC from 1964-1965). Crane’s interview style and penchant for discussing taboo topics with controversial guests also paved the way for Phil Donahue, Jenny Jones and Oprah Winfrey.