Tuesday, November 03, 2015

TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Show No. 295 and 296

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Show No. 295 with guest Fredd Wayne
Original Airdate: Week of Oct. 14-19, 2015
First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember the 60th anniversary of the premiere of Captain Kangaroo and its impact on children’s television. Second hour: Ed welcomes Fredd Wayne, the longtime stage, film and television actor whose many credits include such shows as The Twilight Zone, Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip, The Rockford Files, The Untouchables, Quincy, Perry Mason, Ironside, Frasier, Hogan’s Heroes and My Three Sons. Known for his appearance as Benjamin Franklin in a famous two-part episode of Bewitched, Fredd has also played Franklin on thousands of other occasions over the past fifty years, including his own one-man play, Benjamin Franklin: Citizen. (NOTE. The conversation with Fredd actually begins near the end of the first hour, and continues throughout the second hour, for a total length of 75 minutes.)

Show No. 296 with guests Charlotte Rae and Deborah Norville
Original Airdate: Week of Oct. 28-Nov. 2, 2015
First hour: Ed welcomes Deborah Norville, Emmy Award-winning host of Inside Edition, and the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Possible, an inspiring collection of stories written by people who achieved success, overcame disabilities and loss, or otherwise transformed their lives through positive thinking and force of will. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember the 60th anniversary of the premiere of The Phil Silvers Show and the 55th anniversary of the premiere of My Three Sons. Second hour: Ed welcomes actress Charlotte Rae (The Facts of Life, Diff’rent Strokes, Car 54, Where Are You?, Sesame Street). Charlotte’s new book, The Facts of My Life, not only includes great stories about her work and friendships with such legends as Meryl Streep, Jean Stapleton, Larry Hagman, Eartha Kitt, Paul Lynde and Charles Nelson Reilly, but discusses how she faced and overcame alcoholism, a bout with cancer, and the uncertainty of raising a son with autism at a time when very few medical experts knew much about it. Charlotte Rae will be signing copies of The Facts of My Life at Sardi’s Restaurant in New York City on Tuesday, Nov. 3, and at the Barnes and Noble at the Grove in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Also in this hour: We remember comedian Marty Ingels by playing highlights of our previous conversations with actress Shirley Jones and I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster DVD producer Jim Benson.
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