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, April 28, 2015
Ida Lupino and The Great One: Next on TVC
Author Mary Ann Anderson will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Apr. 29-May 4 at the following times and venues:
WROM Radio Detroit, MI Wednesday 4/29 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Sunday 5/4 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net
We’ll talk about Ida’s work in television, plus we’ll hear more of the 1991 interview with author A.M. Sperber (one of the last interviews that Ida Lupino gave). Mary Ann Anderson will join us in our second hour.
This week’s show will also include an encore presentation of Phil Gries’ look at Jackie Gleason, the short-lived prime time talk show that the Great One hosted on CBS in 1961. Though the series came about by accident (following the disastrous one-night run of Gleason’s game show, You’re in the Picture), Jackie Gleason showed that Gleason was as adept a conversationalist as he was a comedian.
All this, plus This Week in TV History and a new DVD report. It’s a full program as always, and we certainly hope you’ll join us.