Thursday, November 27, 2014

TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Show No. 255 with guest James McEachin and Show No. 256 with guests Tom Wopat and Don Most

Show No. 255 with guest James McEachin
Original Airdate: Week of Nov. 12-17, 2014
First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen say Happy Birthday to Ed Asner, the iconic actor who was born during This Week in TV History. Also in this hour: Phil Gries with Part 4 of our tribute to late night TV talk show pioneer Les Crane, the first man to compete directly against The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on a national level. Plus: Greg Ehrbar on A or B?
, the new play by Ken Levine at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, CA.
Second hour: Ed welcomes actor, author, screenwriter and U.S. Army veteran James McEachin (TenaflyThe Perry Mason MysteriesFarewell to the Mockingbirds,Tell Me a Tale). 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. To keep track of the latest developments of The Purple Heart, go to ThePurple

Show No. 256 with guests Tom Wopat and Don Most
Original Airdate: Week of Nov. 19-24, 2014
First hour: Ed welcomes singer, actor and musical performer Tom Wopat (The Dukes of HazzardCybillAnnie Get Your Gun, Sondheim on Sondheim). Tom, along with his longtime friend and fellow Dukes co-star John Schneider, has just released a new CD, Home for Christmas, that puts a new spin on several holiday classics while also celebrating their 35-year friendship. Tom and John will perform songs from their album Dec. 2 at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in New York City, and Dec. 9 at the John Schneider Studios in Holden, Louisiana. Also in this hour: Phil Gries with Part 1 of a holiday-themed edition of The Sounds of Lost Television, featuring audio highlights of some of the earliest surviving telecasts of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 
Second hour: Singer/actor Don Most talks to Ed, Tony and Donna about his roots in musical theater, his passion for Bobby Darin, and the 40th anniversary of Happy Days. Don will perform his live musical show, Donny Most Sings and Swings, on Dec. 27 at "54 Below" in New York City, and Dec. 30 at Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles, CA.
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