Monthly Archives: April 2021

Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Award-winning advertising writer MICHAEL SHEVACK on the back story of the world-renowned ad campaign “Gillette, the best a man can get”; how he went from med school to advertising before finding his true path as a writer and teacher of spirituality; and why The Wizard of Oz is much, much more than a really good movie. Michael’s books include SOUL LESSONS FROM THE WIZARD OF OZ: How to Follow Your Yellow Brick Road, twenty lessons that can help us discover the vibrant, Technicolor, spiritually open “Oz state” that resides in all of us, and THE SIX FIX: Spiritual Healthcare for a Stronger America, a guide to life-centered values and principles that can help every American grow spiritually and every American enterprise grow and prosper. Both THE SIX FIX and SOUL LESSONS FROM THE WIZARD OF OZ are available wherever books are sold

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Bob Hope, George Jefferson, and Comfort TV: Next on TVC

Television writer and producer Jay Moriarty, comedy writer Martha Bolton, and author and TV historian David Hofstede will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Apr. 30-May 2 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM … 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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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 536.4 with guest Jay Moriarty is available for listening on demand

Behind The Scenes of The Jeffersons Original Airdates: Apr. 23-25, 2021 TVC 536.4: Ed welcomes award-winning television writer/producer Jay Moriarty. Jay spent about thirty years writing and producing sitcoms for network television, including eight years for Norman Lear and Tandem … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 536.6: Jetsons: The Movie on Blu-ray is available for listening on demand

Jetsons: The Movie on Blu-ray Original Airdates: Apr. 23-25, 2021 TVC 536.6: Greg and Ed discuss the Blu-ray release of Jetsons: The Movie, and why it’s still an important film in the Hanna-Barbera canon, despite the widely panned decision to … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 536.3: Howard Storm, Budd Moss, and The Genius of Norman Lear is available for listening on demand

Howard Storm, Budd Moss, and The Genius of Norman Lear Original Airdates: Apr. 23-25, 2021 TVC 536.3: From March 2019: Legendary Hollywood agent and talent manager Budd Burton Moss (Hollywood: Sometimes Reality is Better Than the Dream) and longtime television … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 536.1: The Bob Crane TV Trivia Quiz with guest Robert Crane is available for listening on demand

The Bob Crane TV Trivia Quiz Original Airdates: Apr. 23-25, 2021 TVC 536.1: From October 2018: An encore presentation of our special ten-question Bob Crane TV Trivia Quiz featuring guest emcee Robert Crane—the eldest son of Bob Crane, and an … 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 ROCKFORD FILES history: Rockford leads a field trip to a funeral in “Friends and Foul Play,” the fifth of the eight reunion movies that James Garner produced for CBS, airing Apr. 25, 1996

FRIENDS AND FOUL PLAY Original Air Date: April 25, 1996 Synopsis. Rockford tries to help his friend Babs Honeywell, a waitress at the Sand Castle, prove that her son was killed by mobster Happy Cartello. When Babs herself is murdered, … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Award-winning writer, producer and director JOSEPH WALLENSTEIN (Knots Landing, Seventh Heaven) on the backstory of the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling on U.S. vs. Miranda in June 1966, and how two men from the opposite side of the human social spectrum, defense attorney John Flynn and career criminal Ernesto Miranda, came together to create a moment in legal history that changed their lives and the lives of all Americans. Joe’s latest book, FLYNN AND MIRANDA: Your Right to Remain Silent, is a page-turning historical novel that puts a human face on the people involved, while laying out the various legal issues in a hands-on, reader friendly way. June 13, 2021 marks the 55th anniversary of the Miranda decision. FLYNN AND MIRANDA is available through Amazon.com

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