George Stevens Jr., plus The Giant GIANT Tribute in Marfa, Texas: Next on TVC

We’ll play Part 2 of our conversation with George Stevens Jr., founder of the American Film Institute, plus we’ll welcome commercial mural artist John Cerney. All this, and more, on our special Memorial Day weekend edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing May 27-29 at the following times and venues:

WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1
Bardstown, KY
Friday 5/27
9am ET 6am PT
Listen Live at WBRTCountry.com

Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 5/27
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 5/27
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Saturday 5/28
11pm ET, 8pm PT
Sunday 5/29
11pm ET, 8pm PT
with replays Monday thru Friday 11am ET, 8am PT
Click on the Talk Slot button at RadioSlot.com

Third Eye Radio
Bainbridge, GA
Saturday 5/28
6am ET, 3am PT
Wednesday 6/1
7pm ET, 4pm PT
Streaming at ThirdEyeRadioNetwork.com

WTCA 1050 AM and FM 106.1
South Bend/Plymouth, IN
Saturday 5/28
6am ET, 3am PT
Streaming at am1050.com
or listen to us on the WTCA TuneIn channel

WKXO AM 1500 and FM 103.5
Lexington-Fayette/Richmond/Berea, KY
Saturday 5/28
8am ET, 5am PT
Streaming at Facebook.com/1035wkxo

KZFX HD-3 93.7 FM
Ridgecrest/California City, CA
Saturday 5/28
Noon ET, 9am PT
Streaming at KZFXRadio.wixsite.com/kzfx

KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM
Sioux City, IA
Saturday 5/28
4pm CT, 2pm PT
Sunday 5/29
6pm CT, 4pm PT
Streaming at KSCJ.com
or listen to us on the KSCJ TuneIn channel

KZLS 1640 AM The Eagle
Oklahoma City/Enid, OK
Saturday 5/28
6pm CT, 4pm PT
Streaming at 1640TheEagle.com
or listen to us on the KZLS TuneIn channel

Indiana Talks
Huntington, IN
Saturday 5/28
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Sunday 5/29
10am ET, 7am PT
Click on the player at IndianaTalks.com
or listen to us on the Indiana Talks TuneIn channel

KFMO AM 1240
Park Hills/Farmington/St. Louis, MO
Saturday 5/28
9pm CT, 7pm PT
Click on the player at KFMO.com
or listen to us on the KFMO TuneIn channel

WON 920 The Apple
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday 5/28
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Streaming at WONNewYork.net

Bull 99.1 FM and KIKO AM 1340
Apache Junction/Mesa/Phoenix, AZ
Saturday 5/28
8pm MT and PT
Sunday 5/29
6pm MT and PT
Streaming at TheRadioRanchAZ.com

WLAD AM 800 and FM 94.1
Danbury, CT
Sunday 5/29
5am ET, 2am PT
Also streaming at WLAD.com
or listen to us on the WLAD TuneIn channel

WSTP Radio
Fort Wayne, IN
Sunday 5/29
6am ET, 3am PT
Streaming at WSTPRadio.com

KSCO AM-1080 and FM-104.1
San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA
Sunday 5/29
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 5/29
9am ET, 6am PT
Hear us online on the KOMY TuneIn channel

Stay Tuned America
Dodge Center, MN
Sunday 5/29
5pm CT, 3pm PT
Hear us online at StayTunedAmerica.net

CROC Radio
Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
Sunday 5/29
7pm ET, 4pm PT
Streaming at CROCRadio.com
or listen to us on the CROC Radio TuneIn channel

KLTF 960 AM
St. Cloud/Little Falls, MN
Sunday 5/29
8pm MT, 6pm PT
Streaming at FallsRadio.com
or listen to us on the KLTF TuneIn channel

KPLT 1490 AM and 96.3 FM
Paris, TX
Sunday 5/29
8pm CT, 6pm PT
Streaming at EastTexasRadio.com/stations/kplt/
or listen to us on the KPLT TuneIn channel

WDIG AM 1450
Dothan, AL
Sunday 5/29
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Streaming at WDIGRadio.com
or listen to us on the WDIG TuneIn channel

Rattler 97.3 FM and KBSZ AM 1260
Apache Junction/Mesa/Phoenix, AZ
Sunday 5/29
8pm MT and PT
Streaming at TheRadioRanchAZ.com

KHMB AM-1710
KHMV-LP 100.9 FM

Half Moon Bay, CA
Sunday 5/29
9pm PT (Mid ET Mon 5/30)
Click on the Listen Live button at KHMBRadio.com
or listen to us on the KHMB/KHMV TuneIn channel

PassionateWorldTalkRadio.com
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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 feature Part 2 of a conversation that began with last week with George Stevens Jr., founder of the American Film Institute and the Kennedy Center Honors, and the son of Academy Award-winning filmmaker George Stevens (A Place in the Sun, Shane, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Giant). George was well on his way to establishing his own career as a director when a unique opportunity to work with legendary broadcaster Edward R. Murrow brought him to Washington, D.C. at the outset of the John F. Kennedy administration. That journey not only changed the course of George’s life, but changed the course of film history in the United States through George’s efforts with AFI—which George founded in 1967 and which led to the restoration of thousands of endangered motion pictures, while also training a new generation of filmmakers, including David Lynch and Terrence Malick.

We’ll ask George about the events that led to the creation of AFI, including the back story of the Life Achievement Award, the annual event that has honored such celebrated actors and filmmakers as John Ford, James Cagney, Orson Welles, and Martin Scorsese. We’ll also talk about some of the many distinguished TV-movies and TV miniseries that George wrote, produced, and directed during the third act of his career, including Separate But Equal starring Sidney Poitier as Supreme Court Justice and civil rights activist Thurgood Marshall. We’ll play Part 2 of our conversation with George Stevens Jr. in our first hour. George’s memoir, My Place in the Sun: Life in the Golden Age of Hollywood and Washington, is available now wherever books are sold.

Speaking of Giant, this week’s show will also bring you a conversation with John Cerney, a commercial artist whose thirty-year career includes collaborations with ad agencies, businesses, television writers and producers, and such legends as Wayne Gretsky and the late John Candy. An artist whose work is best described as “giant cut-out art, ordinarily viewed from the comfort of one’s automobile,” John specializes in creating 16-foot-high, billboard-size cut-out art murals that dot the landscape of some twenty-eight states across the U.S. (and, particularly, the highways of California and the Midwest). John’s pieces include a portrait of James Dean that welcomes visitors to the SPCA in Monterey County, California; a mural of George Harrison in Benton, Illinois; a mural of Amelia Earhart in her hometown of Atchison, Kansas; flying saucers in Roswell, New Mexico; and, arguably his most famous mural, “Giant Marfa,” the multimedia tribute to George Stevens’ epic motion picture Giant that appears on Highway 90 in Marfa, Texas.

We’ll ask John what first sparked his interest in creating outsized murals, as well as learn some of the logistics that go into putting these pieces together. We’ll also find out how out former Monkee Michael Nesmith became involved in Giant Marfa, including helping John turn the mural into a multimedia experience. With Memorial Day weekend upon us, and more and more of us planning trips again, John’s murals may provide some fun ideas for you and your family as you embark on your summer travels. John Cerney will join us in our first hour.

The Giant Marfa mural includes a giant 1951 Ford Deluxe (the car that Rock Hudson drove in Giant), plus music by Michael Nesmith and the First National Band. To learn more about John’s work, visit JohnCerneyMurals.com.

This weekend being Memorial Day weekend, our show this week will also include an encore presentation of our May 2020 conversation with author, screenwriter, novelist, raconteur, and U.S. Army veteran Marvin J. Wolf. Marv served more than thirteen years active duty with the Army (including a combat tour in Vietnam) before returning to the States in 1974 to embark on a very successful career as a freelance writer and photojournalist that has continued for more than four decades.

Marv’s books include They Were Soldiers: The Sacrifices and Contributions of Our Vietnam Veterans, a collaboration with Joseph L. Galloway, the New York Times bestselling author of the We Were Soldiers series and, like Marv, an accomplished journalist and decorated Vietnam veteran. They Were Soldiers not only profiles fifty men and women from various walks of life who served in Vietnam in one capacity or another, but shows that the Vietnam generation is every bit as worthy of respect and admiration as the generations of soldiers that preceded them—particularly in light of the animosity that many Vietnam veterans faced when they came home to the United States.

Among the veterans profiled in They Were Soldiers are former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, and Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone. In many respects, Oliver Stone’s personal story typifies that of many Vietnam veterans. We’ll talk about that, and more, when we replay our conversation with Marvin J. Wolf in our second hour.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 9am ET, 6am PT on WBRT AM 1320/FM 97.1 (Bardstown, KY)
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 5am ET, 2am PT and Wed 7pm ET, 4pm PT on Third Eye Radio Network (Bainbridge, GA)
Sat 6am ET, 3am PT on WTCA 1050 AM and 106.1 FM (South Bend/Plymouth, IN)
Sat 8am ET, 5am PT on WKXO 1500 AM and 103.5 FM (Lexington-Fayette/Richmond/Berea, KY)
Sat Noon ET, 9am PT on KZFX FM (Ridgecrest/California City, CA)
Sat 4pm CT, 2pm PT and Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT on KSCJ 1360 AM and 94.9 FM (Sioux City, IA)
Sat 6pm CT, 4pm PT on KZLS-AM 1640 (Enid/Oklahoma City, OK)
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Huntington, IN)
Sat 9pm CT, 7pm pm PT on KFMO-AM 1240 (Park Hills/Farmington/St. Louis, MO)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on 920 WON The Apple  (Brooklyn, NY)
Sat 8pm MT and PT and Sun 6pm MT and PT on Bull 99.1 FM and KIKO AM 1340 (Apache Junction/Mesa/Phoenix, AZ)
Sun 5am ET, 2am PT on WLAD-AM 800 and FM 94.1 (Danbury, CT)
Sun 6am ET, 3am PT on WSTP Radio (Fort Wayne, IN)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose/Santa Cruz/Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach/Watsonville, CA)
Sun 5pm CT, 3pm PT on Stay Tuned America (Dodge Center, MN)
Sun 7pm ET, 4pm PT on CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 8pm CT, 6pm PT on KLTF-AM 960 (St. Cloud/Little Falls, MN)
Sun 8pm CT, 6pm PT on KPLT AM and FM (Paris, TX)
Sun 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WDIG AM (Dothan, AL)
Sun 8pm MT and PT on Rattler 97.3 FM and KBSZ AM 1260 (Apache Junction/Mesa/Phoenix, AZ)
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 Passionate World Talk Radio

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