Monday, April 06, 2015

TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Show No. 270 and 271

Show No. 270 with guests June Lockhart and H.M. Wynant
Original Airdate: Week of Mar. 18-23, 2015
First hour: Ed welcomes actress June Lockhart (Lost in Space, Lassie, Petticoat Junction, General Hospital). June will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce at the Hollywood Chamber’s 94thAnnual Installation and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, March 26. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen say Happy Birthday to Judd Hirsch, who was born during This Week in TV History. Second hour: Ed welcomes H.M. Wynant, the longtime character actor known for his appearances in such films and TV series as The Twilight ZoneBatmanThe Rockford Files, Run Silent, Run Deep, It Happened at the World’s FairPerry Mason and, most recently, Footprints. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar discusses the recently released DVD box set of The Merv Griffin Show.

Show No. 271 with guests George Maharis and James Rosin
Original Airdate: Week of Mar. 25-30, 2015
First hour: Ed welcomes James Rosin, author of Route 66: The Television Series, which Jim recently updated with new information about the classic TV series starring Martin Milner and George Maharis. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember “A House Divided,” the episode of Dallas that launched the “Who Shot J.R.?” phenomenon in March 1980. Second hour: A replay of our April 2012 conversation with George Maharis in which George discusses, among other things, how he approached playing Buz Murdock, as well as the real reason why he left Route 66 in the middle of the third season.
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