TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 565: Special Tribute to Betty White is now available for listening on demand as a free podcast. The complete program runs more than three hours, including an hour of additional content that we were not able to include in the weekend broadcast due to time limitations. Please enjoy!

clockwise (L to R) Betty White, Jennifer Armstrong, Jim Colucci, Steve Beverly, Ray Richmond, Geoffrey Mark

Betty White: A Television Presence
Original Airdates: Jan. 21-23, 2022
TVC 565.1: TV Confidential celebrates the life and career of Betty White with a special program-length tribute to the legendary actress who was not only The First Lady of Television, but one of the very first television stars, period, having appeared on one of the very first experimental television broadcasts in 1939, then also hosting one of the first TV talk shows, Hollywood on Television, in 1949. Betty White passed away on Friday, Dec. 21, at age ninety-nine, just a few days shy of what would have been her 100th birthday.

The Many TV Characters of Betty White
Original Airdates: Jan. 21-23, 2022
TVC 565.2: Ed, Tony, and Donna discuss Betty White’s versatility as an actress, including the iconic characters she played on The Golden Girls, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Hot in Cleveland. Betty White passed away on Friday, Dec. 31, at age ninety-nine.

Betty White: The First Lady of Game Shows
Original Airdates: Jan. 21-23, 2022
TVC 565.3: Game show historian Steve Beverly talks to Ed about Betty White’s long association with TV game shows, particularly the many classic games produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman (including, most notably, Password and the CBS Match Game), as well as her longtime friendship with game show icons Jack Narz and Tom Kennedy. Steve interviewed Betty about a dozen times throughout his career as a TV journalist.

BURBANK – APR 26: Betty White receives Lifetime Achievement Award at the 42nd Daytime Emmy Awards Gala at Warner Bros. Studio on April 26, 2015 in Burbank, California

Betty White’s Game Show Emmy
Original Airdates: Jan. 21-23, 2022
TVC 565.4: Game show historian Steve Beverly talks to Ed about the Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host that Betty White won in 1983 for hosting the short-lived NBC game show Just Men; why she and Allen Ludden were the consummate couple; and Betty’s heartfelt tribute to Allen at the 2009 Game Show Congress in Hollywood. Steve Beverly interviewed Betty White about a dozen times throughout his career as a TV journalist.


Betty White: Hip for All Ages

Original Airdates: Jan. 21-23, 2022
TVC 565.5: A special Betty White-centric DVD report with Greg Ehrbar that covers Betty White’s widespread appeal across among all kinds of TV audiences, including her years hosting coverage of the Thanksgiving Day Parade and Tournament of Roses Parade; her voiceover career; and her guest appearance on the classic “Password” episode of The Odd Couple. Betty White passed away on Friday, Dec. 31, at age ninety-nine.

Betty White: Extra Portion
Original Airdates: Jan. 21-23, 2022
TVC 565.5a: From October 2020: Emmy nominated costume designer Diana Eden talks to Ed about the two times that she worked with Betty White. Diana’s memoir, Diana’s memoir, Stars in Their Underwear: My Unpredictable Journey from Broadway Dancer to Costume Designer for Some of Hollywood’s Biggest Stars, is available in softcover and as an eBook.

Betty White: Savvy About TV
Original Airdates: Jan. 21-23, 2022
TVC 565.6: Emmy Award-winning producer and showbiz raconteur Geoffrey Mark talks to Ed about Betty White’s professionalism and her innate understanding about how television worked. Geoff interviewed Betty for his documentary on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Betty White passed away on Friday, Dec. 31, at age ninety-nine.

The Betty White Effect
Original Airdates: Jan. 21-23, 2022
TVC 565.7: Ed welcomes Ray Richmond, author of Betty White: 100 Remarkable Moments in an Extraordinary Life, the last biography about White that was published before her death. Betty White passed away on Friday, Dec. 31, at age ninety-nine.

Betty White, David Starzyk, and Hot in Cleveland
Original Airdates: Jan. 21-23, 2022
TVC 565.7a: From November 2019: Actor David Starzyk talks to Ed about what a joy it was to work with Betty White on TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland. Betty White passed away on Friday, Dec. 31, at age ninety-nine.

Betty White: Made for Every Medium
Original Airdates: Jan. 21-23, 2022
TVC 565.8: Jennifer Armstrong, author of Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted and All The Brilliant Minds That Made The Mary Tyler Moore Show a Television Classic and When Women Invented Television, talks to Ed about what a firebrand Betty White was, particularly in the early stages of her career in television. Betty White passed away on Friday, Dec. 31, at age ninety-nine.

Betty White and The Golden Girls
Original Airdates
: Jan. 21-23, 2022
TVC 565.9: Jim Colucci, author of Golden Girls Forever, talks to Ed about the trans-generational appeal of The Golden Girls; Betty White’s remarkable timing as a performer; and why Rose Nylund was the hardest of the four Golden Girls to play. Betty White passed away on Friday, Dec. 31, at age ninety-nine.

Betty White’s Ultimate Legacy
Original Airdates: Jan. 21-23, 2022
TVC 565.10: Ed, Tony, and Donna share some final thoughts on the life and legacy of Betty White, as well as information on how you can still participate in The Betty White Challenge. to raise funds for animal rights organizations. Betty White passed away on Friday, Dec. 31, at age ninety-nine.

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