Author/journalist Kathleen Sharp and actor/director Chris Robinson will join us this weekend on an encore edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Jan. 3-5 at the following times and venues:
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Our second hour will include an encore presentation of our conversation with Kathleen Sharp about the life and legacy of Lew and Edie Wasserman, the legendary Hollywood power couple who ruled over the entertainment industry for more than six decades — first by building MCA, the world’s largest talent agency, then buying a broken-down film studio along with some real estate and transforming it all into the multi-billion-dollar global conglomerate known as Universal Studios. Under Lew Wasserman’s rule, Universal created such staples as the made for TV movie, the “wheel” format of revolving weekly series, and the blockbuster feature motion picture, while Edie Wasserman extended their influence into governors’ mansions, Senate chambers, the White House, international boardrooms and the world of old Las Vegas.
But while Lew Wasserman ran Universal Studios, he and Edie were far from universally liked — in fact, on more than one occasion their rivals and enemies joined forces to bring the Wassermans down. It’s all part of a fascinating look into the inner workings of twentieth-century show business that Kathleen captures in her book Mr. and Mrs. Hollywood: Edie and Lew Wasserman and Their Entertainment Empire, which we’ll talk about during our second hour.
This week’s program will also include an encore presentation of our March 2013 conversation with Chris Robinson, the actor/director also known as Dr. Rick Webber on General Hospital, Jack Hamilton on The Bold and the Beautiful, and Sgt. Sandy Komansky on Twelve O’Clock High. Chris’ other film and TV credits includes such as other Quinn Martin series as The Fugitive, The New Breed, Dan August, The F.B.I., Cannon, The Streets of San Francisco, Barnaby Jones, and Caribe, plus such feature films as The Birdman of Alcatraz, The Young Savages (both with Burt Lancaster), The Hawaiians (with Charlton Heston), and Sweet, Sweet Rachel, the pilot for The Sixth Sense.
Chris Robinson has also starred in many film and TV Westerns, including episodes of Gunsmoke, The Virginian, Wagon Train, and Zane Grey Theater, and The Forsaken, an independent film that offers a new take on the classic genre that is also very insightful. Chris Robinson joins us during our first 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)
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