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Thursday, March 19, 2015
TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Show No. 266, 267, 268 and 269.
Show No. 268 with guest James Sheldon Original Airdate: Week of Feb. 25-Mar. 2, 2015 First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen say Happy Birthday to Howard Hesseman, who was born during This Week in TV History, as well as remember the impact of the U.S. Hockey Team’s epic win in the 1980 Winter Olympics. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar discusses the recent DVD release of the 1965 musical adaptation of Cinderella.Second hour: Ed welcomes James Sheldon, author of Before I Forget: Directing Television, 1948-1988, a memoir of his career as a director in network television, which includes anecdotes and behind-the-scenes information of Jim’s work on such shows as Naked City, The Twilight Zone, Route 66, Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, The Fugitive, My Three Sons, Family Affair, Batman, Ironside, Ellery Queen, Cagney and Lacey, Dallas, M*A*S*H, Sanford and Son, Room 222 and The Waltons.
Show No. 267 with guest Michael St. John Original Airdate: Week of Feb. 18-23, 2015 First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen say Happy Birthday to actor George Kennedy while also remembering the pilot for The Andy Griffith Show, which originally aired during This Week in TV History as an episode of Make Room for Daddy.Second hour: Michael St. John, the first African-American man hired as a director for NBC television, remembers his friend and colleague Gary Owens (with whom he worked on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In), plus provides Ed, Tony and Donna with an update on the pre-production of his play, I Feel Sin Comin’ On, which is based on early events in his life that are depicted in Michael's book, Hollywood Through the Back Door.