Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 470.5 with guest Ruta Lee is now available online for listening on demand

The One and Only Ruta Lee, Part 2
Original Airdates: Nov. 1-3, 2019
TVC 470.5: Part 2 of our conversation with Ruta Lee, the legendary singer, actress, and philanthropist (The Thalians) who has left her mark on movies, TV, and stage for more than six decades. Topics include working with David Janssen on The Fugitive and the nickname Dean Martin gave Ruta when they worked on Sergeants Three. Ruta’s memoirs, Consider Your Ass Kissed, are targeted for release in 2020.

Listen to “The One and Only Ruta Lee, Part 2” on Spreaker.

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 470.1 with guest Roman Mitichyan is now available online for listening on demand

Roman Mitichyan of The Morning Show
Original Airdates: Nov. 1-3, 2019
TVC 470.1: Ed welcomes actor Roman Mitichyan (Trauma Center, 10 Minutes Gone, Vice, John Wick). A former UFC mixed martial arts fighter known as “The Emperor,” Roman can now be seen opposite Jennifer Aniston in The Morning Show, the highly anticipated new series that is now available on Apple TV.

Listen to “Roman Mitichyan of The Morning Show” on Spreaker.

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 470.2: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is now available online for listening on demand

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Original Airdates: Nov. 1-3, 2019
TVC 470.2: Tony, Donna, and Ed discuss the original broadcast of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (CBS, 1966).

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How Halloween Has Changed Since the Great Pumpkin
Original Airdates: Nov. 1-3, 2019
TVC 470.3: Tony, Donna, and Ed discuss how celebrating Halloween has changed in our culture since the original broadcast of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and how Roseanne helped usher in the current tradition of prime time sitcoms having a Halloween episode every year as part of its network order.

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 470.4: The TV Career of The Marx Brothers is now available online for listening on demand

The TV Career of The Marx Brothers
Original Airdates: Nov. 1-3, 2019
TVC 470.4: An encore presentation of our October 2014 conversation with Bill Marx, son of Harpo Marx, and the executive producer of The Marx Brothers TV Collection, a configuration featuring some of the Brothers’ many appearances on television, collectively and individually, throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

Listen to “The TV Career of The Marx Brothers” on Spreaker.

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 470.6 with guest Jeff Abraham is now available online for listening on demand

The Show Won’t Go On, Part 2
Original Airdates: Nov. 1-3, 2019
TVC 470.6: Part 2 of Tony and Ed’s conversation with comedy historian Jeff Abraham, co-author (along with Burt Kearns) of The Show Won’t Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage, the first book to explore the phenomenon of performers who died onstage in the middle of their act. Topics this segment include the unusual request that Penn Jillette made when he was interviewed for the book.

Listen to “The Show Won’t Go On, Part 2” on Spreaker.

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Ruta Lee, The Emperor, and The Marx Brothers on TV: Next on TVC

Singer/actress Ruta Lee and actor Roman Mitichyan will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Nov. 1-3 at the following times and venues:

Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 11/1
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 11/1
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Saturday 11/2
11pm ET, 8pm PT
Sunday 11/3
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 11/2
Noon ET, 9am PT
Streaming at kdunradio.wixsite.com/kdun

WTCA 1050 AM and 106.1 FM
Plymouth, IN
Saturday 11/2
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 11/2
4pm CT, 2pm PT
Sunday 11/3
6pm CT, 4pm PT
Streaming at KSCJ.com
or listen to us on the KSCJ TuneIn channel

Indiana Talks
Huntington, IN
Saturday 11/2
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Sunday 11/3
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 11/2
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Streaming at Live365.com

KSCO AM-1080 and FM-104.1
San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA
Sunday 11/3
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 11/3
9am ET, 6am PT
Hear us online on the KOMY TuneIn channel

CROC Radio
Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
Sunday 11/3
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 11/3
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 11/3
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 11/3
9pm PT (Mid ET Mon 11/4)
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

This week’s program will include Part 2 of our conversation with Ruta Lee, the legendary singer, actress, and philanthropist who has left her mark on stage, TV, and the movies for more than six decades, including such films as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Witness for the Prosecution, and Sergeants Three, and a host of television credits, including The Twilight Zone, The Fugitive, The Lucy Show, The Andy Griffith Show, five episodes of Perry Mason, and the popular NBC game show High Rollers, which Ruta co-hosted with Alex Trebek—making her the first female co-host of a network TV game show. Ruta also embodies Hollywood off camera, having dedicated much of her life as chairman or president of The Thalians, the charitable organization that she co-founded with her dear friend Debbie Reynolds that is committed to good mental health, from pediatric to geriatric.

Ruta is also currently working on her memoirs, Consider Your Ass Kissed—which, if all goes well, will be released in 2020. We will ask her about that, and more, when Ruta Lee joins us in our second hour.

Also this week: We will welcome actor and stuntman Roman Mitichyan. If you follow UFC and mixed martial arts, you know Roman as “The Emperor,” his handle when he performed on the MMA circuit, where he racked up a won-loss record of 15-3 before an injury ended his career. But that opened the door to a new career as an actor, stuntman, and (soon) director. Roman has more than 100 film and TV credits over the past decade, including 10 Minutes Gone with Bruce Willis and Michael Chiklis (now available on streaming on demand), the upcoming movie Trauma Center (also with Willis), two of the three John Wick movies (with Keanu Reeves), Vice and The Promise (both with Christian Bale), the web series Kidding (with Jim Carrey), plus episodes of Homeland, Dexter, Numb3rs, The Shield, Without a Trace, 24, CSI: Miami, Sons of Anarchy, The Division, Criminal Minds, Chuck, Vegas, CSI: NY, Revolution, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Scandal, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Scorpion, Castle, Person of Interest, Fear the Walking Dead, The Blacklist: Redemption, NCIS, Seal Team, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, NCIS: Los Angeles, 9-1-1, and Medical Police.

Roman Mitichyan will soon be seen opposite Jennifer Aniston in The Morning Show, the highly anticipated new series from Apple TV that premieres on Friday, Nov. 1. Roman Mitichyan will join us in our first hour.

This week’s show will also include Part 2 of our conversation with comedy historian Jeff Abraham. Jeff’s book, The Show Won’t Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage (which he co-authored with Burt Kearns), is the first book to explore the phenomenon of performers who died onstage in the middle of their act. Despite its morbid-sounding premise, The Show Won’t Go On is an absorbing read that gives readers a sense of who each performer was as a person, so that, by the time you learn the details of their inevitable demise, you can’t help but feel a sense of genuine loss.

With Halloween upon us this week, among the performers we’ll discuss will be Joe Burrus, the magician who made an ill-fated attempt to out-do Houdini on Halloween Night 1990. We’ll also ask Jeff about an unusual request that Penn Jillette made when he was interviewed for The Show Won’t Go On. Jeff Abraham will join us in our second hour.

And speaking of comedy history, we will celebrate the legacy of The Marx Brothers this week with a replay of our October 2014 conversation with Bill Marx, son of Harpo Marx, and the executive producer of The Marx Brothers TV Collection.

Television was the last frontier conquered by the Marx Brothers, individually and, occasionally, collectively. While we all know about Groucho’s success as the host of You Bet Your Life, not to mention Harpo’s famous duet with Lucille Ball on I Love Lucy, the Brothers made a host of other television appearances throughout the 1950s and 1960s—many of which have not been seen in years, including Groucho’s appearances on The Jack Benny Show and The Dick Cavett Show; Harpo’s starring role in “A Silent Panic,” an episode of The DuPont Show considered by many to be his finest performance ever; “The Hold Out,” the episode of GE Theater (featuring a young Dennis Hopper) that marked Groucho’s only dramatic appearance on television; “The Musicale,” the episode of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington that turned out to be Harpo’s final TV appearance; and Chico’s short-lived series, The College Bowl, a weekly musical revue featuring a young Andy Williams. All of these items, and more, are part of The Marx Brothers TV Collection. Bill Marx will join us in our second hour.

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. 469.4 with guest James Moses Black is now available online for listening on demand

James Moses Black of Black and Blue and This is Us
Original Airdates: Oct. 25-27, 2019
TVC 469.4: Actor and screenwriter James Moses Black (Reverend Hawley on This is Us, rogue cop Deacon Brown in the new Screen Gems crime thriller Black and Blue) talks to Ed about why This is Us continues to resonate with viewers; his approach to playing morally complex characters; and how his experience as an actor helps him as a writer.

Black and Blue is now playing in theaters everywhere.

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 469.3 with guest Cathy Fitzgibbon-Rudolph is now available online for listening on demand

Behind the Laughter of Paul Lynde
Original Airdates: Oct. 25-27, 2019
TVC 469.3: Ed welcomes Cathy Fitzgibbon-Rudolph, author of Paul Lynde: A Biography: His Life, His Loves & His Laughter, an intimate portrait of actor/comedian Paul Lynde that walks you through the many highlights of Lynde’s career on stage, film and television, while also exploring the many tragedies that befell him and fears that gripped him throughout his life. Cathy knew Lynde for the last five years of his life, so she writes with authority. But she also includes memories from many of Lynde’s family members, friends, and peers, including Peter Marshall, Chita Rivera, Woody Woodbury, the late Kaye Ballard and Florence Henderson, Hollywood Squares writer/producer Les Roberts and many others.

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 469.1 with guest Randy West is now available online for listening on demand

Randy West on Johnny Olson
Original Airdates: Oct. 25-27, 2019
TVC 469.1: From the floor of the Hollywood Museum: Ed interviews Randy West, longtime announcer of The Price is Right and the author of Johnny Olson: A Voice in Time, prior to the Sept. 25 ceremony honoring Dawn Wells and the legacy of Gilligan’s Island. The Gilligan’s Island lobby exhibit features the original gingham dress and blue “short shorts” that Dawn Wells wore as Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island, plus other memorabilia.

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 469.2 with guest Geoffrey Mark is now available online for listening on demand

Geoffrey Mark on Peter Fonda and Rip Taylor
Original Airdates: Oct. 25-27, 2019
TVC 469.2: Via remote from the Hollywood Museum: Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Geoffrey Mark helps Ed pay tribute to Dawn Wells and the legacy of Gilligan’s Island and shares a few memories of his friend Peter Fonda. The Gilligan’s Island lobby exhibit is now on display at the Hollywood Museum. Also in this segment: In light of the Oct. 6 passing of comedian Rip Taylor, Ed plays a clip from August 2018 in which Geoff shared the story of how Taylor helped Geoff find his own signature as an entertainer.

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