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 04, 2014
TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Show No. 253 with guests Kathy Garver, Doug Hill and Jeff Weingrad
First hour: Ed welcomes actress, author and voice artist Kathy Garver (Family Affair). Kathy’s new movie, Mom, Murder and Me, is making the film festival circuit after its recent world premiere. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember how television news covered the Loma Prieta earthquake that struck Northern California on October 17, 1989. Topics include the damage done to the Bay Bridge and Cypress Freeway and the postponement of Game 3 of the World Series that year between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland A’s. Second hour: Ed welcomes Doug Hill and Jeff Weingrad, co-authors of Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live, a behind-the-scenes look at the first ten years of the groundbreaking NBC late night series that began its 40th season on television this fall. Recently re-released as an eBook, Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live was hailed by the Associated Press as “the best book ever written about television.”