Monthly Archives: January 2019

Michael Learned, Titus Welliver, plus More TV Finales: Next on TVC

Actors Michael Learned and Titus Welliver and authors Douglas Howard and David Bianculli will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Jan. 25-27 at the following times and venues: Share-a-Vision Radio San Francisco Bay Area Friday 1/25 7pm ET, … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Loyola Law School professor Stanley A. Goldman, longtime journalist and TV news commentator and the founding director of the Loyola Center for the Study of Law and Genocide, on the remarkable and true story of his mother, Malka Repstein, a Holocaust survivor whose life was spared in 1945, along with one thousand other Jewish women, by Nazi interior minister Heimrich Himmler—and how the saving of those lives ultimately led to the demise of Adolf Hitler. Stan’s book, LEFT TO THE MERCY OF A RUDE STREAM, is available now in hardcover and for the Kindle through Potomac Books, and as an audiobook through Tantor Audio. If you only have time to read one book about the history of the Holocaust, make it this one

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Hour 2 of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 434 with guest Constance Towers is now available online for listening on demand

Show No. 434, Hour 2 with guest Constance Towers Original Airdates: Jan. 18-20, 2019 Listen to “Show No. 434: Hour 2: Constance Towers on Samuel Fuller, General Hospital, Perry Mason and more” on Spreaker. Ed welcomes singer/actress Constance Towers (General … Continue reading

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Hour 1 of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 434, featuring Josh Mills, David Bianculli and Douglas Howard, is now available online for listening on demand

Show No. 434, Hour 1 with guests Josh Mills, David Bianculli and Douglas Howard Original Airdates: Jan. 18-20, 2019 Listen to “Show No. 434, Hour 1: Ernie Kovacs Centennial plus Famous TV Series Finales” on Spreaker. Josh Mills, director of … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Michael Learned on how she approaches every performance as Daisy Werthan as a clean slate, no matter how many times she has played the character. Michael co-stars with Lance Nichols in the Laguna Playhouse production of Driving Miss Daisy, which runs thru Sunday, January 27 in Laguna Beach, California. Michael also stars, along with John Wesley, in the short film Second Acts. She is also one of the three recipients of this year’s Icon Award at the annual Oscars Party, held at the Paladium in Hollywood on Sunday 2/24, the night of the Academy Awards

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Constance Towers, Television Finales, and A Century of Kovacs: Next on TVC

Singer/actress Constance Towers, Ernie Kovacs estate director Josh Mills, and authors Douglas Howard and David Bianculli will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Jan. 18-20 at the following times and venues: Share-a-Vision Radio San Francisco Bay Area Friday … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Anson Williams on the 45th anniversary of Happy Days and his latest entrepreneurial venture

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Marion Ross on working with Cary Grant in Operation: Petticoat, Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale on Perry Mason, Jean Stapleton and Larry Storch in Arsenic and Old Lace, and Joel Grey on Brooklyn Bridge; dancing the tango with The Fonz on Happy Days; and how the simple act of fixing a broken tile on her kitchen floor changed the course of her life. Marion’s book, MY DAYS: HAPPY AND OTHERWISE, is the inspiring story of how a young girl from Albert Lea, Minnesota dreamed that she would become an actress and overcame many life challenges to make that dream come true

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Actress, artist and animal rights champion Loretta Swit on what drives her advocacy for our furry and feathered friends. Loretta’s book, SwitHeart: The Watercolour Artistry & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit, is a collection of sixty-five full-color paintings and drawings of rescue animals and wildlife, all done by Loretta herself. All proceeds from the sales of SwitHeart will be donated to Loretta’s endless campaign to end animal suffering and cruelty. Loretta is also one of the three recipients of this year’s Icon Award at the annual Oscars Party, held at the Paladium in Hollywood on Sunday 2/24, the night of the Academy Awards

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via It’s Alive Media: The Ernie Kovacs Centennial, a year-long celebration of the life’s work of Television’s Original Genius, kicks off this month with Kovacsland Forever, a two-night live event at the UCLA Film and Television Archive on Friday 1/18 and Saturday 1/19. Then, on Wednesday 1/23 (Ernie’s actual 100th birthday), Turner Classic Movies will air a special mini Kovacs marathon beginning at 8pm ET 5pm PT that will include three iconic Kovacs TV episodes and four of his best-known movies. The two events in January are the first of several Kovacs celebrations that are scheduled to take place in the U.S., Canada and Europe over the course of 2019. Details on these additional Kovacs venues will be announced shortly

LOS ANGELES, CA. (Monday, Jan. 14, 2019) – Ediad Productions announced today that the celebration of legendary comedian Ernie Kovacs’ centennial year kicks into high gear this month with two high-profile events around the birthday of Television’s Original Genius. On … Continue reading

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