Category Archives: Television Star

This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Maverick at Law” airs on Feb. 26, 1961

MAVERICK AT LAW Original Airdate: February 26, 1961 Synopsis. Two outlaws enlist a mousy bank teller in their plans to rob the Bank of Ten Sleep, but the job is bungled when bank owner Cyrus Babcock catches the robbers in … Continue reading

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Joan Van Ark: Next on TVC

Actress and voice artist Joan Van Ark (Knots Landing) will join us, plus we’ll play Part 2 of our conversation with author and screenwriter Steve Stoliar (Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho’s House). All this weekend on a brand new … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 481.4 with guest Stacy Keach is now available online for listening on demand

Stacy Keach Meets Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Original Airdates: Feb. 21-23, 2020 TVC 481.4: Ed welcomes back stage and TV actor Stacy Keach (Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, Titus, Man with a Plan). Topics include how Stacy’s love of radio dramas helped … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 481.1. with guest Steve Stoliar is now available online for listening on demand

The Twilight Years of Groucho Marx Original Airdates: Feb. 21-23, 2020 TVC 481.1: Part 1 of a two-part conversation with author, screenwriter, and voice artist Steve Stoliar. Steve’s book Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho’s House is a memoir of … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 481.2: Abbott and Costello Meet Blu-ray is now available online for listening on demand

Abbott and Costello Meet Blu-ray Original Airdates: Feb. 21-23, 2020 TVC 481.2: Greg and Ed discuss the Shout! Factory Blu-ray release of Abbott and Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection, as well as the Warner Archive releases of Abbott and … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 481.5: The Brilliance of Gracie Allen is now available online for listening on demand

The Brilliance of Gracie Allen Original Airdates: Feb. 21-23, 2020 TVC 481.5: A special edition of This Week in TV History in which Tony, Donna, and Ed discuss the comic genius of Gracie Allen and the influence that The George … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 481.6: Abraham Lincoln and Project XX is now available online for listening on demand

Abraham Lincoln and Project XX Original Airdates: Feb. 21-23, 2020 TVC 481.6: Ed and Phil close out this week’s program with an encore presentation of The Sounds of Lost Television that includes a clip from Meet Mr. Lincoln, a short … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “A Night at the Red Ox,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK, aired on Feb. 23, 1982

A NIGHT AT THE RED OX Original Airdate: February 23, 1982 Synopsis. Bret, Tom, and M.L. are held hostage by a woman who believes Tom murdered her husband twenty years before.   The third of three attempts to resurrect Maverick in the … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Julie Adams guest stars in “The Brasada Spur,” airing on Feb. 22, 1959

THE BRASADA SPUR Original Airdate: February 22, 1959 Synopsis. In King City, Bart wines and dines Belle Morgan, the powerful town boss, in order to get a seat in an exclusive poker game with millionaire railroad men. But when Belle … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Carol Ford and Linda Groundwater, co-authors (along with Dee Young) of BOB CRANE: The Definitive Biography, a deep dive into the life and career of the beloved radio icon and Hogan’s Heroes star that attempts to balance the scales of perception by providing a complete picture of who Crane was… and just as important, who he wasn’t. The book includes interviews with more than 200 people who knew Crane personally and better than most, including family members, friends, school mates, acting colleagues, radio industry colleagues, and the addiction counselor that Crane sought out and worked with in the weeks and months before his tragic murder. Available in hardcover, softcover, and as an eBook wherever books are sold online, and as an audiobook through Audible

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