Saturday, August 29, 2015

TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Show No. 287 and 288

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Show No. 287 with guests Richard Anderson and Alan Doshna
Original Airdate: Week of Aug. 12-17, 2015
First hour: Phil Gries joins Ed for Part 1 of a special tribute to Hall of Fame sportscaster Vin Scully, the legendary voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers who is celebrating his 66th year as a broadcaster this year. Highlights include rarely heard clips from Scully’s early career with the Brooklyn Dodgers. 

Second hour: Richard Anderson joins Ed for Part 2 of our conversation about his career in film and television, including his work on The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Seconds, Forbidden Planet and the final season of Perry Mason. Alan Doshna, the collaborator on Richard Anderson: At Last… A Memoir, co-hosts the hour. Richard Anderson will be appearing with Lindsay Wagner and Lee Majors as part of the Bionic Cast Reunion at this year’s MidAtlantic Nostalgia Convention, Sept. 17 thru Sept. 19 at the Hunt Valley Wyndham in Hunt Valley, MD.

Show No. 288 with guests Lee Goldberg and Wesley Hyatt
Original Airdate: Week of Aug. 19-24, 2015
First hourWesley Hyatt joins Ed for a remembrance of at the broadcast career of Frank Gifford, the Hall of Fame halfback for the New York Giants who was a mainstay on ABC’s Monday Night Football for more than twenty-five years. Wes’ books on music, film and television include Kicking Off the Week: A History of ABC’s Monday Night Football, 1970-2005 and Television’s Top 100: The Most Watched American Broadcasts, 1960-2010. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar on the DVD releases of Season Four of Once Upon a Time and the original Disney Channel movie Descendants

Second hour: Ed welcomes Edgar Award and Shamus Award nominated TV writer/producer Lee Goldberg (Diagnosis Murder, Monk, Psych, Spenser: For Hire). Lee has written more than forty books, including the internationally best-selling Fox & O’Hare series that he co-authors with Janet Evanovich (the latest of which, The Scam, will be released on Sept. 15), plus he is co-founder of Brash Books, which recently re-released Poor, Poor Ophelia, the 1970 novel by Carolyn Weston that served as the basis for The Streets of San Francisco. Lee has recently updated and re-released two other books: Television Fast Forward, a look at every TV series revival, sequel or remake that was made from the 1950s through the 1990s, and Unsold Television Pilots: 1955-1989, a TV reference book that became a national media sensation, in part because of Johnny Carson.
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