Sunday, January 25, 2015

TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Show No. 262 & 263

Show No. 262 with guest Hugh O'Brian
Original Airdate: Week of Jan. 7-12, 2015
Actor, author and philanthropist Hugh O’Brian (The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp) talks to Ed about the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership program (HOBY), which has inspired young people to dedicate their lives to leadership, service and innovation for more than five decades. He also shares a few stories about his life and career in show business, including his friendships with John Wayne, Spencer Tracy, James Stewart, Muhammad Ali and Lucille Ball. Hugh’s new book, Hugh O’Brian… or What’s Left of Him, is available at,, and wherever books are sold online. (Our conversation with Hugh begins about forty-five minutes into our first hour and runs about an hour in length.) Also this week: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember the birthday of Alan Hale, the premieres of AM America and Hullaballoo, and the circumstances that led to the premature end of The Rockford Files, all of which originally transpired during This Week in TV History.

Show No. 263 with guest Darby Hinton
Original Airdate: Week of Jan. 14-19, 2015
First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen join Ed for a look back at some of the notable stories that shaped the world of television during calendar year 2014. 

Second hour: Ed welcomes actor, producer and director Darby Hinton (Israel Boone on Daniel Boone). Darby will be appearing in Texas Rising, a new miniseries that will premiere later in 2015 on The History Channel.
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