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TV CONFIDENTIAL (www.televisionconfidential.com) talks to the stars, writers, directors and other creative people behind the scenes of some of America's most popular shows. An engaging blend of talk and entertainment, TV Confidential often compares today’s programs with those of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.

TV CONFIDENTIAL (www.televisionconfidential.com) talks to the stars, writers, directors and other creative people behind the scenes of some of America's most popular shows. An engaging blend of talk and entertainment, TV Confidential often compares today’s programs with those of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.
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TV CONFIDENTIAL (www.televisionconfidential.com) talks to the stars, writers, directors and other creative people behind the scenes of some of America's most popular shows. An engaging blend of talk and entertainment, TV Confidential often compares today’s programs with those of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.

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Revival: The Experience’s Kirk Taylor on his own “resurrection” as an actor

4/22/2019
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TVC 447.1: Kirk Taylor, the actor who plays Simon Peter in Revival: The Experience, talks to Ed about how the film gave him a “second life” as a performer—and how Kirk’s own life story is truly a miracle in every sense of the word. A new musical film based on the Gospel According to John, Revival! also features Harry Lennix, Chaka Khan, Michelle Williams, T’Keyah Crystal Keyman, Dawnn Lewis, and Grammy nominee Mali Music.

Duration:00:26:24

Revival’s Kirk Taylor on the humanity of Jesus and Simon Peter

4/22/2019
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TVC 447.2: In Part 2 of our special Easter Weekend conversation with actor Kirk Taylor (Revival: The Experience), Kirk talks about the movie’s original score by Mali Music (who also plays Jesus in Revival!), and how the story of Simon Peter particularly brings out the human side of Jesus. A new musical film based on the Gospel According to John, Revival! The Experience is now playing in select U.S. cities.

Duration:00:33:57

The Backlash Jeffrey Hunter Faced When He Played Jesus

4/22/2019
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TVC 447.3: From August 2016: Ed welcomes Paul Green, author of Jeffrey Hunter: The Film, Television, Radio and Stage Performances, and Mary Ann Anderson (Ida Lupino: Beyond the Camera), whose mother, actress Emily McLaughlin, married Hunter just three months before he died. Known for his starring roles as Martin Pawley in The Searchers and Christopher Pike in the original pilot episode of Star Trek, Hunter also played Jesus Christ in the 1961 film production of King of Kings directed by...

Duration:00:19:23

The Mysterious Death of Star Trek’s Original Captain

4/22/2019
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TVC 447.4: From August 2016: Paul Green, author of Jeffrey Hunter: The Film, Television, Radio and Stage Performances, and Mary Ann Anderson (Ida Lupino: Beyond the Camera), address some of the many unanswered questions surrounding the actor’s sudden death in May 1969. Mary’s mother, actress Emily McLaughlin, married Hunter three months before he died. Also in this segment: Why Hunter, who played Captain Christopher Pike in the original 1964 pilot for Star Trek, did not reprise the role when...

Duration:00:41:57

Meet Cecilia Leal of Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger and Five Feet Apart

4/15/2019
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TVC 446.1: Ed welcomes actress Cecilia Leal. Cecilia plays Mikayla on Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, which just started its second season Thursday nights on Freeform. She can also be seen in the romantic drama Five Feet Apart, now playing theaters everywhere.

Duration:00:22:19

Why Mary Tyler Moore Ended The Dick Van Dyke Show

4/15/2019
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TVC 446.2: Greg Ehrbar interviews author and TV historian Herbie J Pilato about his new book, Mary: The Mary Tyler Moore Story, an objective, cradle-to-grave biography about the iconic TV actress that not only explores the many physical, psychological, and professional challenges she faced throughout her career—including alcoholism, depression, and a long bout with diabetes—but sheds light into Moore’s relationship with her second husband, Grant Tinker, and particularly how that changed the...

Duration:00:38:04

Match Game star Joyce Bulifant on Why She Nearly Turned Down Airplane!

4/15/2019
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TVC 446.3: Actress and author Joyce Bulifant (Match Game, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Love Thy Neighbor, Disney’s The Happiest Millionaire, Airplane!) talks to Ed and Greg Ehrbar about being directed by her son John Asher in the Amazon movie I Hate Kids and the independent film Taken; the Disney TV series that nearly came about while she was filming The Happiest Millionaire; the trouble she had making eye contact with Raymond Burr when they worked together on Perry Mason; and how she nearly...

Duration:00:47:23

The Untold Mary Tyler Moore Story

4/15/2019
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TVC 446.4: Part 2 of Greg Ehrbar’s conversation with Herbie J Pilato about his latest book, Mary: The Mary Tyler Moore Story, the first objective cradle-to-grave biography about the iconic television actress. Topics this segment include why Moore never recorded an album (despite her musical abilities), as well as some of her later projects, including the reunion movie Mary and Rhoda with Valerie Harper. For our listeners in Southern California, Herbie J Pilato will appear at the Larry...

Duration:00:22:45

The Sweetest Sounds of Lost Merv

4/8/2019
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TVC 445.1: Steve Randisi joins Phil Gries for Part 2 of our special Sounds of Lost Television tribute to the critically acclaimed NBC daytime talk show that Merv Griffin hosted between October 1962 and March 1963, featuring highlights from Merv’s conversations with Diahann Carroll (then appearing in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s No Strings), Charlton Heston, Joan Crawford, and Robert Taylor. Steve Randisi is the author of The Merv Griffin Show: The Inside Story, a complete history of The Merv...

Duration:00:23:44

What The Movie Big Owes to Ernie Kovacs

4/8/2019
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TVC 445.2: Josh Mills, director of the estates of Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams, joins Ed, Tony and Donna for Part 2 of our celebration of the centennial year of the birth of Ernie Kovacs. Josh recently teamed up with the National Comedy Center for a big Kovacs exhibit coming up in August 2019. Topics this segment include the 1959 special Kovacs on Music and the likely role it played in inspiring the iconic “piano keyboard” scene in the Tom Hanks movie Big. Ernie Kovacs: The Centennial...

Duration:00:40:23

Robert Hooks on What It Means to be a Cultural Architect

4/8/2019
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TVC 445.3: Ed and guest co-host Chuck Harter welcome Robert Hooks, the Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated actor, producer and entrepreneur who founded three significant African-American theatre companies: the Group Theatre Workshop in New York; the DC Black Repertory Company in his hometown of Washington, D.C.; and the internationally recognized Negro Ensemble Company in New York.

Duration:00:22:10

Robert Hooks on the Nitty-Gritty Appeal of the Original N.Y.P.D.

4/8/2019
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TVC 445.4: Robert Hooks shares a few memories with Ed and guest co-host Chuck Harter about Jack Warden and Frank Converse, his co-stars on the groundbreaking police drama N.Y.P.D. (ABC, 1967-1969), the TV cop show with the official imprimatur of the New York Police Department, and the first network weekly drama with an African-American actor in a leading role.

Duration:00:26:33

Larry Cohen on the Origins of The Invaders

4/8/2019
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TVC 445.5: TV Confidential remembers Larry Cohen with a few highlights from Cohen’s appearance on Talking Television in 2006 in which the maverick filmmaker discusses the origins of The Invaders (ABC, 1967-1968), his original concept for the series before he sold the project to ABC, and how Cohen’s frustrations with network television ultimately led him to embark on a career as an independent writer, producer and director. Audio courtesy Dave White and Share-a-Vision Radio.

Duration:00:08:42

The Sounds of Lost Merv

4/1/2019
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TVC 444.1: Steve Randisi, author of The Merv Griffin Show: The Inside Story, joins Phil Gries for a special edition of The Sounds of Lost Television that spotlights the short-lived, critically acclaimed, but often forgotten version of The Merv Griffin Show that aired on NBC daytime between October 1962 and March 1963—a show that, in many respects catapulted Merv’s career, paving the way for his iconic run in first-run syndication, while also cementing his relationship with NBC. The Merv...

Duration:00:26:33

The Best of Merv on DVD

4/1/2019
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TVC 444.2: Greg Ehrbar reviews The Merv Griffin Show: 1962-1986, a 12-disc retrospective from MPI Media Group in conjunction with Reelin’ in the Years that features 44 episodes of Merv in conversation with some of the important names in entertainment, politics, music, sports, art, fashion and literature. Extra features in this DVD set seven hours of bonus video, plus liner notes by Steve Randisi, author of The Merv Griffin Show: The Inside Story.

Duration:00:35:00

The “Freakish” Life of Richard Pryor Jr.

4/1/2019
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TVC 444.3: Ed welcomes Richard Pryor Jr., eldest son of iconic comedian Richard Pryor, and the author of In a Pryor Life, a moving new memoir that shows how Richard’s self-described “freakish life” paralleled that of his famous father in more ways than you can imagine. For our listeners in the Midwest, Richard Pryor Jr. will appear at the Bradley University Student Center Atrium in Peoria, Illinois on Wednesday, April 10 beginning at 4pm and at the Olde Town Tap in Altoona, Iowa on Friday,...

Duration:00:23:16

Walk Ride Rodeo’s Audrey Walters on the real-life Amberley Snyder

4/1/2019
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TVC 444.4: Ed welcomes back actress and entrepreneur Audrey Walters. Audrey has a major supporting role in Walk. Ride. Rodeo, the new Netflix movie that is based on the inspiring story of teenage champion barrel racer Amberley Snyder. Audrey also discusses how it was both cool (and cold!) to film the Western movie Big Kill on location at historic Bonanza Creek Ranch in New Mexico, plus the latest developments behind her youth workshop Talk to the Camera. Big Kill is now available on DVD.

Duration:00:36:13

The Last Days of Little House and How the Iran Hostage Crisis Led to Nightline

3/25/2019
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TVC 443.1: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember the series finale of Little House on the Prairie, the premiere of Nightline, and the premiere of Dateline NBC as part of This Week in TV History.

Duration:00:24:49

Biffle and Shooster stars Will Ryan and Nick Santa Maria with the 411 on America’s Most Famous Fake Comedy Team

3/25/2019
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TVC 443.2: Ed and Greg Ehrbar welcome actors Will Ryan and Nick Santa Maria and writer, producer and director Michael Schlesinger (The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster). Recently named “Best DVD of the year” by Bottom Shelf Movies, The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster is a collection of five 1930s-style comedy shorts that pay homage to The Three Stooges, Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy and other vintage comedy teams from the Golden Era of Hollywood.

Duration:00:21:43

How Biffle and Shooster Pay Homage to It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

3/25/2019
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TVC 443.3: Michael Schlesinger, writer, producer and director of The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster DVD release, tells listeners the back story of the 1962-style “reunion” interview that Will and Nick perform in character as Biffle and Shooster as part of the extra features for the DVD. Nominated for two Rondo Awards (including a nod for Best Package of DVD Extras), the Biffle and Shooster DVD also includes an additional short (“First Things Last”), more than an hour of bloopers and...

Duration:00:16:05