Friday, February 19, 2016

TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Show No. 305 and 306

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Show No. 305 with guests Joseph Dougherty and Dan Farren
Original Airdate: Week of Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2016
First hour: Part 2 of our look at 2015: The Year in Television, with a particular focus on notable passings in the world of entertainment. 

Second hour: Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director Joseph Dougherty (thirtysomething, Saving Grace, Pretty Little Liars) joins Ed, Tony and writer, producer and TV scholar Dan Farren (Story Salon) for a roundtable discussion about the original 1950s television version of Dragnet and the legacy of series creator Jack Webb

Show No. 306 with guests Roy Thinnes, Joseph Dougherty and Dan Farren
Original Airdate: Week of Feb. 10-15, 2016
First hour: Part 2 of our conversation with Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Joseph Dougherty (thirtysomething, Saving Grace, Pretty Little Liars) and television scholar Dan Farren (Story Salon) about the original Dragnet and the career of Jack Webb in general. This segment includes a look at some of the other shows produced by Webb, including Adam-12 and Emergency! Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen discuss the television career of Sandy Duncan, who was born during This Week in TV History. 

Second hour: Part 1 of a two-part conversation with actor and artist Roy Thinnes (The Invaders, General Hospital, The X Files). In this hour Roy discusses some of his early mentors (which include Quinn Martin, Frank Lovejoy and Emily McLaughlin), his work on such shows as The Psychiatrist and The Long, Hot Summer, the relationship between The Invaders and the works of George Adamski, and how his interest in radio and journalism eventually led him to acting. 
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