Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Conversation with Walter Grauman: Next on TVC

We will remember the late Walter Grauman on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Apr. 1-6 at the following times and venues:

WROM Radio
Detroit, MI
Wednesday 4/1
8pm ET, 5pm PT
2am ET, 11pm PT
Sunday 4/5
8pm ET, 5pm PT
2am ET, 11pm PT
Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net 

Share-a-Vision Radio 
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 4/3
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Listen Live button at KSAV.org
Use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in KSAV
or hear us on the KSAV channel on CX Radio Brazil

Indiana Talks
Marion, IN
Saturday 4/4
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Sunday 4/5 
6pm ET, 3pm PT 
Click on the player at IndianaTalks.com
or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in Indiana Talks

Pittsburgh Talks
Pittsburgh, PA
Saturday 4/4
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Sunday 4/5 
6pm ET, 3pm PT 
Click on the player at PittTalks.com
or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in Pittsburgh Talks

KSCO-AM 1080
San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA
KOMY-AM 1340
La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA
Sunday 4/5
10am ET, 7am PT
Also streaming at KSCO.com 

Boost Radio Network
Paramus, NJ
Sunday 4/5
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Click on the On the Air button at BoostRadioNetwork.com

Half Moon Bay, CA
Sunday 4/5
9pm PT
Monday 4/6
Midnight ET
Click on the Listen Live button at KHMBRadio.com
or use the Live365 app on your smartphone and type in KHMB

San Francisco, CA
Monday 4/6
10pm ET, 7pm PT
with replays Tuesday thru Friday at 10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Talk Slot button at RadioSlot.com

Ann Arbor, MI
Various times throughout the week 
on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork.com

This week’s program will remember Walter Grauman, the prolific film and television director who passed away on Friday, March 20. If you’re a fan of Quinn Martin, you know that Walter directed multiple episodes of almost every show that came out of QM Productions, including the pilot episodes of The Fugitive, Barnaby Jones and The Streets of San Francisco. But he also had a long and distinguished record independent of Quinn Martin, both as a producer (including the ABC dramas Felony Squad and Blue Light), as well as directing such notable miniseries and made for TV movies as To Race the Wind, Bare Essence, Crowhaven Farm, and Top of the Hill, plus multiple episodes of such popular shows as The Untouchables, Burke’s Law, Naked City, Route 66, Peter Gunn, Trapper John, M.D. and Murder, She Wrote

You might recall that Walter Grauman appeared on TV CONFIDENTIAL back in March 2012, on the occasion of Walter’s 90th birthday. Paul Robert Coyle co-hosted. We covered many topics in the course of that 75-minute conversation, including how Walter more or less taught himself the craft of directing at a time when the television industry was just starting. We will replay that interview in its entirety during this week’s program.   

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio 
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks 
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Pittsburgh Talks
Sun 10am ET, 7am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 10am ET, 7am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT Boost Radio Network 
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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Monday, March 30, 2015

This Week in Television History: March 2015 PART V

Listen to me on TV CONFIDENTIAL:

As always, the further we go back in Hollywood history, the more that fact and legend become intertwined. It's hard to say where the truth really lies.

April 3, 1944
Tony Orlando is born Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis. 
Born to a Greek father and a Puerto Rican mother, he spent his earliest years in Manhattan, New York’s then-notorious Hell’s Kitchen. In his teenage years, the family moved to Union City and later, Hasbrouck Heights in New Jersey.
Best known as the lead singer of the group Tony Orlando and Dawn in the early 1970s.
Discovered by producer Don Kirshner, Orlando had songs on the charts in 1961 when he was 16, “Halfway to Paradise” and “Bless You”. Orlando then became a producer himself, and at an early age was promoted to a vice-president position at CBS Records, where he was in charge of the April-Blackwood Music division. He sang under the name “Dawn” in the 1970s, and when the songs became hits, he went on tour and the group became “Tony Orlando and Dawn”. They had several songs which were major hits including “Candida“, “Knock Three Times“, and “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree“.

To quote the Bicentennial Minute, "And that's the way it was".

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Tony Figueroa