Monthly Archives: September 2021

Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Author PHIL ROSENZWEIG on how Reginald Rose’s 12 ANGRY MEN not only evolved from a one-hour play for television into becoming a motion picture classic, but played an integral role in movie studios turning to television works as legitimate sources for major motion pictures. Phil’s latest book, REGINALD ROSE AND THE JOURNEY OF 12 ANGRY MEN, is available wherever books are sold through Fordham University Press and Amazon.com

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Ernie Kovacs, Knuckles & Nash, and The Radio Career of Bob Crane: Next on TVC

Please join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL for encore presentations of our conversations with Emmy Award-winning talk show host and producer John Barbour (Real People, Ernie Kovacs: Television’s Original Genius) and authors Carol Ford and Linda Groundwater (Bob Crane: … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Mike Connors and Karen Steele star in “Point Blank,” airing Sept. 29, 1957

POINT BLANK Original Airdate: September 29, 1957 Synopsis. Maverick settles temporarily in the small railroad town of Bent Forks, where he soon falls in love with Molly Gleason, a woman with a somewhat disreputable past (played by Karen Steele). Bret … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Peggy McCay stars in “The Sheriff of Duck ‘n’ Shoot,” airing Sept. 27, 1959

THE SHERIFF OF DUCK ‘N’ SHOOT Original Airdate: September 27, 1959 Synopsis. The conniving judge of Duck ‘n’ Shoot (population 1,018) wants Bret as the town sheriff after apparently witnessing Maverick knock out a rowdy cowboy with only one punch. … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Susan Strasberg and Dick Gautier star in “The Countess,” airing Sept. 27, 1974

THE COUNTESS Original Air Date: September 27, 1974 Synopsis. Socialite Deborah Ryder (played by Susan Strasberg) hires Rockford to stop Carl Brego (Dick Gautier), an extortionist who knows that Deborah was once linked to a numbers racket in Chicago. As … Continue reading

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TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 524: Special Tribute to Ed Asner is now available for listening on demand as a free podcast. The complete program runs about three hours and includes an hour of additional content that we were not able to include in the weekend broadcast due to time limitations. Please enjoy!

Ed Asner: An Actor We’ll Always Treasure Original Airdates: Sept. 24-26, 2021 TVC 524.1: A program-length celebration of the life and career of Ed Asner, the eight-time Emmy Award-winning actor who passed away this past Sunday, Aug. 29 at age … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Part 1 of the two-part episode “Gearjammers!” airs on Sept. 26, 1975

GEARJAMMERS! (Part 1) Original Air Date: September 26, 1975 Synopsis. Rocky’s life becomes endangered after he inadvertently witnesses an illegal business transaction between his trucker friend Johnny LoSalvo and LoSalvo’s ruthless boss Hammel, who has plotted to hijack six of … Continue reading

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via TIME LIFE: Experience the greatness of Richard Pryor with THE ULTIMATE RICHARD PRYOR COLLECTION: UNCENSORED, a remarkable, never before released DVD collection featuring twenty-six hours of the very best of Pryor, capturing the full scope of his career. Available exclusively at TimeLife.com/RichardPryor

“The Picasso of our profession” ~  Jerry Seinfeld “Complete genius” ~ Jamie Foxx “Transcendent” ~ Jon Stewart “There’ll never be anybody as important as Richard Pryor.” ~ Howie Mandel Fairfax, VA (Sept. 25, 2021)—Richard Pryor was born to tell it like it is. From Peoria, … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Robert Colbert, Edgar Buchanan, and a host of other Warner Bros. Western actors star in “Hadley’s Hunters,” airing Sept. 25, 1960

HADLEY’S HUNTERS Original Airdate: September 25, 1960 Synopsis. Bart rides into Hadley, a town named after its sheriff, a shrewd politician (played by Edgar Buchanan) who has carefully crafted a reputation for apprehending notorious criminals. Hadley’s legend, however, is a … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Sharon Gless, Michael Bell, and John McMartin star in “The Fourth Man,” airing Sept. 24, 1976

THE FOURTH MAN Original Air Date: September 24, 1976 Synopsis. Rockford’s neighbor Lori Jenevein (played by Sharon Gless) becomes the target of a hitman named Timpson Farrell (John McMartin). Lori, an airline flight attendant, recognizes Farrell as a regular passenger … Continue reading

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