Thursday, May 14, 2015

TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Show No. 274 and 275


Show No. 274 with guest Marvin J. Wolf
Original Airdate: Week of Apr. 22-27, 2015
Author, journalist and screenwriter Marvin J. Wolf is our guest this week. Marv’s books include Beating the Odds (the memoirs of ABC founding president Leonard Goldenson), while his credits as a screenwriter include the made-for-TV movieLadies Night. Marv’s latest book, Abandoned in Hell: The Fight for Vietnam’s Firebase Kate, is cinematic story that recounts a bloody five-day battle in the central highlands of Vietnam that was led by a young captain named William Albracht. The conversation with Marv begins about fifteen minutes into the program and continues into our second hour. Also this week: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember My Name is Barbra, the landmark special that originally aired this week in 1965, while Greg Ehrbar reviews the recent DVD releases of Paddington Bear.

Show No. 275 with guest Mary Ann Anderson
Original Airdate: Week of Apr. 29-May 4, 2015
First hour: 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. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar reviews the recent DVD releases of Super Six, The Herculoids and other classic cartoon series. 
Second hour: Part 2 of our conversation with author Mary Ann Anderson (Ida Lupino: Beyond the Camera) about the pioneering actress and director. The segment includes additional highlights from the 1991 interview with author A.M. Sperber, one of the last interviews that Ida Lupino gave.
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