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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Friday, June 05, 2015
TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Show No. 277 with guests Mick Martin and Marvin J. Wolf
First hour: Ed welcomes author, journalist and musician Mick Martin, host of Mick Martin’s Blues Party, collaborator on such books as Video Movie Guide and Them Ornery Mitchum Boys, and a man who has interviewed hundreds of actors and musicians, including Clint Walker, Jack Kelly and Christopher Lee. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar with a look at the recent DVD release of Good Neighbors.
Second hour: Part 2 of our conversation with author, journalist, screenwriter and decorated U.S. Army veteran Marvin J. Wolf (Beating the Odds, Fallen Angels, Abandoned in Hell: The Fight for Vietnam’s Firebase Kate). While in the Army, Marv worked behind the scenes with John Wayne on the making of the movie The Green Berets. Also in this hour: A replay of Phil Gries’ tribute to Project XX, the award-winning NBC documentary series that paved the way for the work of such filmmakers as Ken Burns, plus an excerpt from Sam Yates' 1990 radio interview with bandleader Paul Shaffer.