Saturday, August 15, 2015

TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Show No. 283, 284, 285 and 286

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Show No. 283 with Dale Launer and Lori Rassas
Original Airdate: Week of July 15-20, 2015
First hour: Ed, Tony and Donna welcome Lori Rassas, employment attorney, teacher, onetime staff counsel for AFTRA, and author of The Perpetual Paycheck: 5 Secrets to Getting a Job, Keeping a Job, and Earning Income for Life in the Loyalty-Free Workplace. Also in this hour: Remembering Hugh Grant’s appearance on The Tonight Show in 1995, and how that impacted the network late night talk show wars. 

Second hour: Ed welcomes screenwriter, producer and director Dale Launer (Ruthless People, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, My Cousin Vinny, Tom’s Nu Heaven).

Show No. 284 with Kathy Coleman and Jymn Magon
Original Airdate: Week of July 22-27, 2015
First hour: Ed and Greg Ehrbar welcome Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Jymn Magon, the creator, story editor and writer of such shows as Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears, DuckTales, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Goof Troop, and The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and a giant in the animation and recording industries. Jymn will be appearing at D-23 Expo 2015, Aug. 14 thru Aug. 16 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember the 30th anniversary of the Live Aid concert and its impact on the history of MTV. Plus: Highlights from our December 2012 conversation with music journalist and Freddie Mercury biographer Lesley-Ann Jones. 

Second hour: Ed welcomes actress Kathy Coleman, author of LOST GIRL: The Truth and Nothing But the Truth, So Help Me Kathleen, the story of her life before, during and after Land of the Lost. Kathy will be appearing at Galacticon 4 in Seattle, Washington from July 31 thru Aug. 2, and at this year’s official Star Trek convention, Aug. 6 thru Aug. 9.

Show No. 285: Remembering Theodore Bikel
Original Airdate: Week of July 29-Aug. 3, 2015
First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember Til Death Do Us Part, the 1965 British series that Norman Lear adapted for American television as All in the Family, and the evolution of AIDS awareness following the announcement in 1985 that Rock Hudson had the condition. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar on the recent DVD release of the Francis, the Talking Mule movie series. 

Second hour: A replay of our two conversations from 2014 with actor, singer, songwriter, and stage actor Theodore Bikel.

Show No. 286 with guests Sherry Alberoni and Douglas Brode
Original Airdate: Week of Aug. 5-10, 2015
First hour: Ed welcomes Douglas Brode, author of Sex, Drugs, & Rock 'n' Roll: The Evolution of an American Youth Culture, a close look at the cultural, political, and social revolution that took place in the United States between 1955 and 1970. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with a look at the 75th anniversary of Bugs Bunny. 

Second hour: Ed and Greg Ehrbar welcome actress, voice artist and former Mouseketeer Sherry Alberoni (The Mickey Mouse Club, Josie and the Pussycats, SuperFriends). Sherry will be appearing at the D-23 expo, Aug. 14-Aug. 16 at the Anaheim Convention Center, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the premiere of The Mickey Mouse Club. She’ll also be at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4.
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