Monthly Archives: April 2020

The Hollywood Museum, Emmy Branding, and An Encore for The Big O: Next on TVC

Donelle Dadigan, founder and president of The Hollywood Museum, and Adam Sharp, president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL for a program that will also include an encore presentation … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 490.6 with guest John Barbour is now available for listening on demand

John Barbour Channels Mark Russell and Tom Lehrer Original Airdates: Apr. 24-26, 2020 TVC 490.6: Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with John Barbour, the five-time Emmy Award-winning talk show host, comedian, critic at large, and documentary … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 490.1: This Week in TV History is now available for listening on demand

1st Satellite TV Broadcast Original Airdates: Apr. 24-26, 2020 From April 2012: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember the first coast-to-coast telecast by satellite communications, which took place on Apr. 24, 1962. This technological advance changed the face of television. Captain … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Rattlesnake Brigade,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK, airs on Apr. 27, 1982

THE RATTLESNAKE BRIGADE Original Airdate: April 27, 1982 Synopsis. A band of desperados tricks Bret and Tom into protecting a gold shipment.   The third of three attempts to resurrect Maverick in the late ’70s and early ’80s, Bret Maverick (NBC, 1981-1982) saw James … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: James Garner files a cross-complaint against Warner Bros. on Apr. 26, 1960, reiterating his claim that the studio had breached his contract by suspending payment of his salary. The ensuing legal battle set in motion a chain of events that not only changed the course of Garner’s career, but led to the demise of MAVERICK

    LEARN MORE about the lawsuit between James Garner and Warner Bros. in the revised third edition of Maverick: Legend of the West, featuring more than 100 pages of new information about the show that made James Garner a star. … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: John Dehner, John Hoyt, and Chad Everett star in the conclusion of “The Devil’s Necklace,” airing Apr. 23, 1961

THE DEVIL’S NECKLACE, Part 2 Original Airdate: April 23, 1961 Synopsis. As Maverick lies unconscious, an enraged Bob Tallhorse leads the Apaches in a massive attack on Fort Distress. The only two-part episode of the original Maverick series, “The Devil’s … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Actress and producer Kat Kramer on the uplifting independent film TURNOVER; her upcoming new series; plus a few Stanley Kramer movies that are worth watching for the first time and/or revisiting during this time of sheltering in place. TURNOVER is now available for streaming on demand on Amazon Prime

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “One of Our Trains is Missing,” the final episode of the original MAVERICK series, airs on Apr. 22, 1962

ONE OF OUR TRAINS IS MISSING Original Airdate: April 22, 1962 Synopsis. In Whipsaw, Kansas, Bart finds trouble in the form of Modesty Blaine and a neurotic safecracker named Justin Radcliff. The last episode of the original Maverick series, “One … Continue reading

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