Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 460: Happy Birthday, Carroll O’Connor is now available online for listening on demand

Happy Birthday, Carroll O’Connor
Original Airdates: Aug. 16-18, 2019
TVC 460.6: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen join Ed via Skype as This Week in TV History commemorates the 95th birthday of actor Carroll O’Connor (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night).

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Next week on TV CONFIDENTIAL: Lynette Rice, editor at large for Entertainment Weekly, with a fresh look at how the unsolved murder of Hogan’s Heroes star Bob Crane continues to affect the actor’s family and the community of Scottsdale, Arizona

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David Frankham, plus the News and Documentary Emmy Awards: Next on TVC

Actor, author, and voice artist David Frankham and NATAS president Adam Sharp will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Aug. 16-18 at the following times and venues:

Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 8/16
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Listen Live button at KSAV.org
or listen to us on the KSAV TuneIn channel

RadioSlot.com
San Francisco, CA
Friday 8/16
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Saturday 8/17
11pm ET, 8pm PT
Sunday 8/18
11pm ET, 8pm PT
with replays Monday thru Friday 11am ET, 8am PT
Click on the Talk Slot button at RadioSlot.com

KDUN AM-1030
Reedsport, OR
Saturday 8/17
Noon ET, 9am PT
Streaming at kdunradio.wixsite.com/kdun

WTCA 1050 AM and 106.1 FM
Plymouth, IN
Saturday 8/17
3pm ET, Noon PT
Streaming at am1050.com
or listen to us on the WTCA TuneIn channel

KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM
Sioux City, IA
Saturday 8/17
4pm CT, 2pm PT
Sunday 8/18
6pm CT, 4pm PT
Streaming at KSCJ.com
or listen to us on the KSCJ TuneIn channel

Indiana Talks
Huntington, IN
Saturday 8/17
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Sunday 8/18
10am ET, 7am PT
Click on the player at IndianaTalks.com
or listen to us on the Indiana Talks TuneIn channel

WON 920 The Apple
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday 8/17
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Streaming at Live365.com

KSCO AM-1080 and FM-104.1
San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA
Sunday 8/18
9am ET, 6am PT
Also streaming at KSCO.com
or listen to us on the KSCO TuneIn channel

KOMY AM-1340
La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA
Sunday 8/18
9am ET, 6am PT
Hear us online on the KOMY TuneIn channel

CROC Radio
Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
Sunday 8/18
1pm ET, 10am PT
Streaming at CROCRadio.com
or listen to us on the CROC Radio TuneIn channel

KPLT 1490 AM and 96.3 FM
Paris, TX
Sunday 8/18
8pm CT, 6pm PT
Streaming at EastTexasRadio.com/stations/kplt/
or listen to us on the KPLT TuneIn channel

KOTA AM 1380 and FM 110.7
Rapid City, SD
Sunday 8/18
9pm MT, 8pm PT
Also streaming at KOTARadio.com
Hear us online on the KOTA TuneIn channel

KHMB AM-1710
KHMV-LP 100.9 FM

Half Moon Bay, CA
Sunday 8/18
9pm PT (Mid ET Mon 8/19)
Click on the Listen Live button at KHMBRadio.com
or listen to us on the KHMB/KHMV TuneIn channel

PassionateWorldTalkRadio.com
A member of the Truli Media Group
Ann Arbor, MI ~ Boston, MA ~ Chicago, IL ~ Melrose, FL ~ Los Angeles, CA
Various times throughout the week on PassionateWorldTalkRadio.com
and the PWR channel on TuneIn

Actor, author, and voice artist David Frankham (101 Dalmations, Master of the World, Return of the Fly, Tales of Terror, Which One Was David?) returns this week for Part 2 of a conversation that began earlier this year about his career in film, television, and radio. Among other topics, David will share some memories of working with comic legends Jack Benny and Ernie Kovacs, plus we’ll ask him about playing characters who have nervous breakdowns onscreen (which he did famously in King Rat, as well as in the “Is There No Truth in Beauty” episode of the original Star Trek). David Frankham will join us in our second hour. Actor Jonathan David Dixon will co-host.

David Frankham provides the voice of The Storyteller in the stop-motion puppet animation version of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables that was written, produced and directed by Ben Wickey. The House of the Seven Gables is available now on DVD through ArkhamBazaar.com as part of the HP Lovecraft Film Festival Best of 2018 collection. David Frankham is also scheduled to appear at the Trekonderoga Weekend in Ticonderoga, New York on August 23-24-25. In addition, he is profiled in the May-August 2019 issue of Filmfax, which you can find wherever magazines are sold.

NATAS president Adam Sharp

This week’s show will also include a return appearance by Adam Sharp, president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, aka NATAS, aka the Daytime Emmy Awards. One of the ceremonies under the wings of NATAS is the News and Documentary Emmy Awards, which will be presented Tuesday, Sept. 24 in New York City. We’ll talk to Adam about the state of TV news in general, plus we’ll ask a few questions about his career before the Emmys, which included six years as Head of News, Government and Elections at Twitter. Adam Sharp will join us in our first hour.

The 40th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards will be broadcast Tuesday, Sept. 24 at EmmyOnline.TV and other streaming platforms. The 40th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards honors programming distributed during calendar year 2018. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to longtime NBC News foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell in recognition of her fifty-year career covering domestic and international affairs.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Fri 10pm ET, 7pm PT, Sat/Sun 11pm ET, 8pm PT on RadioSlot (San Francisco, CA)
Sat Noon ET, 9am PT on KDUN AM-1030 (Reedsport, OR)
Sat 3pm ET, Noon PT on WTCA 1050 AM and 106.1 FM (Plymouth, IN)
Sat 4pm CT, 2pm PT and Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT on KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM (Sioux City, IA)
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Huntington, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT on CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 8pm CT, 6pm PT on KPLT AM and FM (Paris, TX)
Sun 9pm MT, 8pm PT on KOTA AM 1380 and FM 110.7 (Rapid City, SD)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 459 with guest Dee Wallace is now available online for listening on demand

Legendary Scream Queen Dee Wallace on Being a “Mama Bear,” On and Off Screen
Original Airdates: Aug. 9-11, 2019
TVC 459.3: Ed welcomes back actress, author, teacher, radio host, and legendary “scream queen” Dee Wallace (E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, Cujo, The Howling, The Frighteners, Critters). Topics include playing the mom in Red Christmas, a character that posed a lot of challenges for Dee as an actress; Eat, Pray, #FML, the new book by Dee’s daughter, Gabrielle Stone; and the phenomenon of “channeling,” a subject that sometimes comes up on Dee’s radio show, Conscious Creation. Dee Wallace can also be seen in Critters Attack, Rob Zombie’s 3 from Hell, and the Amazon kids series Just Add Magic.

Listen to “Dee Wallace on Being a “Mama Bear,” On and Off Screen” on Spreaker.

Dee Wallace on Mastering “the Perry Mason Cadence” in After Emma
Original Airdates: Aug. 9-11, 2019
TVC 459.4: Screen legend Dee Wallace talks to Ed about being directed by her daughter, Gabrielle Stone, in the upcoming short film After Emma. Dee Wallace can also seen in Critters Attack, a reimagining of the 1986 horror classic Critters that is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital on demand; Red Christmas (now available on Netflix), a horror movie that Dee also produced, and which will remind you somewhat of Cujo; and Rob Zombie’s 3 from Hell. The unrated version of 3 From Hell will be released in more than 900 theaters across the country on Sept. 16-17-18, 2019.

Listen to “Dee Wallace on Mastering “the Perry Mason Cadence” in After Emma” on Spreaker.

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 459 with guest Susan McCray is now available online for listening on demand

Susan McCray on How Michael Landon Embodied Family TV
Original Airdates: Aug. 9-11, 2019
TVC 459.2: Ed welcomes Susan McCray, one of the first female casting directors in network television, and a longtime collaborator of iconic actor and producer Michael Landon (Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie). Susan is also the anchor of Kaleidoscope, a Sunday morning radio show, heard on Share-a-Vision Radio: KSAV.org, that provides listeners with the latest in the worlds of music, Hollywood, makeup, fashion, and more. Susan’s new documentary, Kent McCray: Love, Life and Television, is scheduled for release in December 2019, as part of the Season Four DVD package of The High Chapparal.

Listen to “Susan McCray on How Michael Landon Embodied Family TV” on Spreaker.

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 459: The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is now available online for listening on demand

The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Original Airdates: Aug. 9-11, 2019
TVC 459.6: Greg and Ed continue their look at “Hanna-Barbera: The Prime Time Edition” with a look at the DVD release of The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (NBC, 1968-1969), a blend of live action and animation that was also the most expensive weekly television series of its time.

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 459: Gene Kelly’s Jack and the Beanstalk is now available online for listening on demand

Gene Kelly’s Jack and the Beanstalk
Original Airdates: Aug. 9-11, 2014
TVC 459.5: Greg Ehrbar talks to Ed about the DVD release of Jack and the Beanstalk (NBC, 1967), the Emmy Award-winning musical collaboration between Gene Kelly and Hanna-Barbera that blended live action with animation. The special also included the voices of Ted Cassidy and Janet Waldo, plus an original score by Sammy Cahn and James VanHeusen.

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 459: How TV Covered Nixon’s Resignation is now available online for listening on demand

How TV Covered Nixon’s Resignation
Original Airdates: Aug. 9-11, 2019
TVC 459.1: Tony Figueroa, Donna Allen, and Ed remember how network TV news covered the resignation of President Richard Nixon on Aug. 8, 1974, his departure from the White House, and the swearing-in of President Gerald Ford the following day.

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Adam Sharp, president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (aka The Daytime Emmys), on why television news remains as viable as ever. The 40th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented Tuesday 9/24 in New York City

NATAS president Adam Sharp

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Dee Wallace’s Acting Milestone, plus a Pioneering Casting Director: Next on TVC

Actress, teacher, and radio host Dee Wallace and radio host and longtime TV casting director Susan McCray will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Aug. 9-11 at the following times and venues:

Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 8/9
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Listen Live button at KSAV.org
or listen to us on the KSAV TuneIn channel

RadioSlot.com
San Francisco, CA
Friday 8/9
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Saturday 8/10
11pm ET, 8pm PT
Sunday 8/11
11pm ET, 8pm PT
with replays Monday thru Friday 11am ET, 8am PT
Click on the Talk Slot button at RadioSlot.com

KDUN AM-1030
Reedsport, OR
Saturday 8/10
Noon ET, 9am PT
Streaming at kdunradio.wixsite.com/kdun

WTCA 1050 AM and 106.1 FM
Plymouth, IN
Saturday 8/10
3pm ET, Noon PT
Streaming at am1050.com
or listen to us on the WTCA TuneIn channel

KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM
Sioux City, IA
Saturday 8/10
4pm CT, 2pm PT
Sunday 8/11
6pm CT, 4pm PT
Streaming at KSCJ.com
or listen to us on the KSCJ TuneIn channel

Indiana Talks
Huntington, IN
Saturday 8/10
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Sunday 8/11
10am ET, 7am PT
Click on the player at IndianaTalks.com
or listen to us on the Indiana Talks TuneIn channel

WON 920 The Apple
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday 8/10
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Streaming at Live365.com

KSCO AM-1080 and FM-104.1
San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA
Sunday 8/11
9am ET, 6am PT
Also streaming at KSCO.com
or listen to us on the KSCO TuneIn channel

KOMY AM-1340
La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA
Sunday 8/11
9am ET, 6am PT
Hear us online on the KOMY TuneIn channel

CROC Radio
Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
Sunday 8/11
1pm ET, 10am PT
Streaming at CROCRadio.com
or listen to us on the CROC Radio TuneIn channel

KPLT 1490 AM and 96.3 FM
Paris, TX
Sunday 8/11
8pm CT, 6pm PT
Streaming at EastTexasRadio.com/stations/kplt/
or listen to us on the KPLT TuneIn channel

KOTA AM 1380 and FM 110.7
Rapid City, SD
Sunday 8/11
9pm MT, 8pm PT
Also streaming at KOTARadio.com
Hear us online on the KOTA TuneIn channel

KHMB AM-1710
KHMV-LP 100.9 FM

Half Moon Bay, CA
Sunday 8/11
9pm PT (Mid ET Mon 8/5)
Click on the Listen Live button at KHMBRadio.com
or listen to us on the KHMB/KHMV TuneIn channel

PassionateWorldTalkRadio.com
A member of the Truli Media Group
Ann Arbor, MI ~ Boston, MA ~ Chicago, IL ~ Melrose, FL ~ Los Angeles, CA
Various times throughout the week on PassionateWorldTalkRadio.com
and the PWR channel on TuneIn

The legendary “scream queen” who is also known around the world as the mom on E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, Dee Wallace has enjoyed one of the most enviable careers in movies and television that any actor can ever have, including such horror classics as Cujo, The Howling, The Frighteners, and Critters. Also an accomplished teacher, Dee has taught in many capacities throughout her life, including the public school system, in her own dance and acting studios, and on her weekly radio show, Conscious Creation, which emphasizes the principles of empowerment.


Having recently completed production of After the Dawn, Dee recently reached an important milestone in her acting career: She now has two hundred film and TV credits, making her the only living actress right now who can make that claim. Currently seen in the Amazon kids series Just Add Magic, Dee has four other movies coming out soon—one of which, After Emma, is a collaboration with her daughter, actress/director Gabrielle Stone. We’ll talk about that, and more, when Dee Wallace joins in our second hour.

Dee Wallace can also be seen in Critters Attack, a reimagining of the 1986 horror classic Critters that is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital on demand; Red Christmas (now available on Netflix), a horror movie that Dee also produced, and which will remind you somewhat of Cujo; and Rob Zombie’s 3 from Hell. The unrated version of 3 From Hell will be released in more than 900 theaters across the country on Sept. 16-17-18.

This week’s program will also feature Susan McCray, one of the first female casting directors in network television, and a renaissance woman whose life and career also spans the worlds of music and radio. Susan’s father was Oscar-winning composer Harry Sukman, while Susan began her career as a recording artist whose hit records included “Say a Prayer for Michael.” In the world of television, she was the casting director for such popular shows as Kung Fu, Happy Days, The Odd Couple, Laverne and Shirley, and, beginning with Little House on the Prairie, many of the shows and TV-movies produced by and starring Michael Landon.

We’ll talk to Susan about her many years working alongside Landon, and how he embodied family-oriented programming. We’ll also tell you about her new radio show, Kaleidoscope, a Sunday morning magazine program that provides listeners with the latest in the worlds of music, Hollywood, makeup, fashion, and more. Susan McCray will join us in our first hour.

Susan McCray is also the producer of Kent McCray: Love, Life and Television, a forthcoming new documentary about the life and career of her late husband, Kent McCray, producer of Bonanza, The High Chapparal, Little House on the Prairie and other TV series, and also a longtime friend and collaborator of Michael Landon. Kent McCray: Love, Life and Television is scheduled for release in December 2019, as part of the Season Four DVD package of The High Chapparal.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Fri 10pm ET, 7pm PT, Sat/Sun 11pm ET, 8pm PT on RadioSlot (San Francisco, CA)
Sat Noon ET, 9am PT on KDUN AM-1030 (Reedsport, OR)
Sat 3pm ET, Noon PT on WTCA 1050 AM and 106.1 FM (Plymouth, IN)
Sat 4pm CT, 2pm PT and Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT on KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM (Sioux City, IA)
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Huntington, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT on CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 8pm CT, 6pm PT on KPLT AM and FM (Paris, TX)
Sun 9pm MT, 8pm PT on KOTA AM 1380 and FM 110.7 (Rapid City, SD)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork

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