We’ll play Part 2 of our conversation with Veronica Redd (The Young and The Restless), plus we’ll welcome authors Phil Rosenzweig (Reginald Rose and the Journey of 12 Angry Men) and Geoffrey Mark (The New Lucy Book, Geoffrey Mark Plays Ella) and singer, actress, and comedienne Kat Kramer on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Oct. 22-24 at the following times and venues:
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This week’s show will include Part 2 of a conversation that began on our last program with actress, teacher and monologist Veronica Redd. Fans of The Young and the Restless know Veronica as the second of two actresses to play Mamie Johnson, while fans of The Jeffersons, however, know her for her lead role in “Once a Friend,” the groundbreaking episode that not only marked one of the first portrayals of a transgender person on network television, but was certainly the first time that subject had ever been explored on a network TV sitcom.
We’ll ask Veronica how she came to join the cast of The Young and the Restless, plus we’ll talk about the important role that casting directors played in her life and career when she first came to Hollywood after a lengthy stage career in New York. We’ll play Part 2 of our conversation with Veronica Redd in our second hour.
Our first hour will include a conversation with Phil Rosenzweig, professor of organizational behavior at both Harvard Business School and IMD business school, and the author of Reginald Rose and The Journey of 12 Angry Men—the first biography of Reginald Rose, one of the first great voices in television, and the screenwriter and producer of 12 Angry Men (1957), the iconic motion picture starring Henry Fonda that not only continues to touch audiences all over the world, but has been used by many schools as a teaching device because of its depiction of group dynamics and human relations, its use of rhetoric, and its portrayal of ordinary citizens reaching a just verdict.
Recognized today as a film classic, 12 Angry Men began as a one-hour drama for CBS television, written by Rose for the acclaimed anthology series Westinghouse Studio One, and performed live in September 1954. The audience reaction to 12 Angry Men not only led to the eventual 1957 screen adaptation, but cemented television as a legitimate source for major motion pictures. Yet the film version of 12 Angry Men originally struggled at the box office, disappearing from theaters shortly after its original U.S. release, before finding its audience through the international film festival circuit. We’ll ask Phil about these developments, plus we’ll talk about how the origin of 12 Angry Men is inextricably linked to the early days of television, the effect of the Blacklist in movie and TV production in the early 1950s, and Rose’s desire to use mass media as a platform to address social issues.
Also this week: We will welcome back award-winning singer, actress, producer, and comedienne Kat Kramer (Turnover, Child of the ’70s). After returning to stand-up comedy earlier this year, Kat will perform a special Halloween-themed comedy show at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Friday, Oct. 29—an event that, in many respects, will bring her career full circle. Kat Kramer joins us in our second hour. See the events page at TheHollywoodRoosevelt.com for tickets and more information about her Oct. 29 show.
Finally, Geoffrey Mark will join us in our first hour to help us celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the premiere of I Love Lucy. Geoff’s forthcoming book The New Lucy Book is a comprehensive look at the career of Lucille Ball on television, radio, stage, and film.
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