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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Thursday, December 11, 2014
Theodore Bikel: Next on TVC
Actor, singer and poet Theodore Bikel and pianist Paul Cardall will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Dec. 10-15 at the following times and stations:
WROM Radio Detroit, MI Wednesday 12/10 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Sunday 12/14 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net
Known for his appearances in such films and television series as The Twilight Zone, Wagon Train, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Columbo, All in the Family, The Defiant Onesand The African Queen,Theodore Bikel is also an accomplished stage actor, folk singer and poet who celebrated his 75thanniversary in show business earlier this year.
Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholem Aleichem had its world premiere earlier this year in San Francisco, CA. Narrated by Alan Alda, and featuring on-camera interviews by the likes of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Gilbert Gottfried, Fyvush Finkel and Aleichem’s granddaughter Bel Kaufman (author of Up Down the Staircase), the film will be shown at several U.S. film festivals throughout 2015. For more information on upcoming screenings, visit http://www.jewishfilm.org.
. Also joining us this week will be award-winning pianist and composer Paul Cardall. Paul’s music has been featured in many popular TV series, plus he recently scored the music for Earl Hamner: Storyteller, a forthcoming documentary about the life and career of the man behind The Waltons. Paul’s own life story has the kind of arc you would normally see in a made for TV movie (except, in Paul’s case, it’s true). Born with only half a heart, Paul underwent heart transplant surgery in September 2009 and went on to record a No. 1 Billboard album, earn a Steinway sponsorship… and scale a major U.S. mountain.
Paul recently released a new CD, Saving Tiny Hearts, the proceeds for which will help support the research of congenital heart defects. Paul Cardall will join us in our first hour.