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, January 27, 2015
Hugh Downs: Next on TVC
Broadcast legend Hugh Downs will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Jan. 28-Feb. 2 at the following times and stations:
WROM Radio Detroit, MI Wednesday 1/28 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Sunday 2/1 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net
In a career that spans seven decades, Hugh Downs has left his mark on three of the most iconic shows in television history — The Tonight Show and The Today Show, and ABC’s 20/20 — as well as hosted Over Easy and Live from Lincoln Center for PBS, the syndicated talk show Not for Women Only (with Barbara Walters), and the long-running NBC game show Concentration. Certified by The Guinness Books of World Records for logging more hours on network commercial television than anyone else, Hugh has also hosted numerous other television broadcasts from both poles and just about every continent.
In a encore presentation of a 90-minute conversation that originally aired in September 2013, we’ll not only ask Hugh about his long and distinguished career, but discuss a few of his other interests that are not widely known. Plus: Phil Gries will play audio highlights from some of Hugh’s early work in television, including his time as co-host of The Jack Paar Tonight Show. All this and more, beginning in our first hour.
Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with a new edition of This Week in TV History, and Greg Ehrbar with a brand new DVD report.