Monthly Archives: October 2021

This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Stefanie Powers and Sherry Jackson star in “The Real Easy Red Dog,” airing Oct. 31, 1975

THE REAL EASY RED DOG Original Air Date: October 31, 1975   Synopsis. A woman who identifies herself as Jennifer Sandstrom hires Rockford to delve into the apparent suicide of her sister Alice. Jim doesn’t realize that his client is … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Kathleen Crowley and Arch Johnson star in “A Bullet for the Teacher,” airing Oct. 30, 1960

A BULLET FOR THE TEACHER Original Airdate: October 30, 1960 Synopsis. Beau wins half-ownership of the Golden Wheel Casino in St. Joseph, Missouri. But the business venture is short-lived when his partner Rand Storm, a notorious ladies’ man, is shot … Continue reading

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Louise Sorel, 12 Angry Men, and The Many Faces of Nehemiah: Next on TVC

We will welcome back actress and essayist Louise Sorel, actor, author, and publisher James Rosin, and author Phil Rosenzweig on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Oct. 29-31 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM … Continue reading

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Coming next weekend to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Emmy Award-winning actor, author, comedian, director, screenwriter, political satirist, radio host and voice artist extraordinaire HARRY SHEARER on the origins of Spinal Tap; his influences as a comedian; “rehearsing his ear” when developing voice characters; and about how long it takes to rehearse a voice before Harry is ready to perform it. Harry Shearer is also the host of LE SHOW, a potpourri of biting satire, probing interviews, comedy sketches, and eclectic music that is heard every week on many NPR stations and Continental Public Radio stations throughout the U.S. and around the world. LE SHOW is also available for listening on demand via iTunes, Spotify, and wherever else you find podcasts, as well as HarryShearer.com

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Edd Byrnes, Michael Dante, and Peter Brown star in “Stage West,” airing Oct. 27, 1957

STAGE WEST Original Airdate: October 27, 1957 Synopsis. Bret and the widow Linda Harris are held hostage by rancher Mart Fallon and his two sons. Fallon murdered Linda’s husband, a miner who has found gold near Indian territory. Unfortunately for … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: “Kill The Messenger,” Joe Santos’ favorite episode, airs on Oct. 27, 1978

KILL THE MESSENGER Original Air Date: October 27, 1978   Synopsis. As a nervous Becker prepares to take the examination for lieutenant, he’s assigned a departmental hot potato: the homicide of parole officer Eileen Towne, wife of Deputy Chief of … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Gerald Mohr and Paul Picerni star in “Escape to Tampico,” airing Oct. 26, 1958

ESCAPE TO TAMPICO Original Airdate: October 26, 1958 Synopsis. In New Orleans, aristocrat Raoul Gireaux offers Bret $6,000 to bring back Steve Corbett, who has fled to Tampico, Mexico after murdering Gireaux’s youngest son. After finding work in the cantina … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Part 2 of “Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Will Never Die” airs on Oct. 26, 1979

ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL WILL NEVER DIE (conclusion) Original Air Date: October 26, 1979 Synopsis. Pop music superstar Tim Ritchie, already facing a palimony lawsuit by his former live-in girlfriend Diane Bjornstrom, hires Rockford to locate his record producer and … Continue reading

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via BHBPR: The recently reopened HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM brings ninety years of monsters, mummies, mayhem and more to its celebrated Dungeon of Doom with a new exhibit featuring costumes, props and the original jail set of the 1991 horror thriller The Silence of The Lambs. As part of its reopening, the Museum upgraded its ventilation and filtration system with hospital-quality and school-quality filters that will neutralize allergens and pollens in the air and eliminate 99.9 percent of the mold, germs, and viruses that can cause COVID-19. Masks, however, are still required at this time

In 1931, Bela Lugosi and Carl Laemmle brought Bram Stoker’s “DRACULA” to the silver screen. Shortly after, on Nov 21, 1931, Boris Karloff gave us the man who made and define the monster, with Mary Shelley’s “FRANKENSTEIN.”  It was 60 … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 556.4 with guest Veronica Redd is now available for listening on demand

How Veronica Redd Joined Y&R Original Airdates: Oct. 22-24, 2021 TVC 556.4: Part 2 of a conversation that began on our last program with actress, teacher and monologist Veronica Redd. Fans of The Young and the Restless know Veronica as … Continue reading

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