We will welcome Emmy Award winner Ron Bacon and producer/director Suzanne de Laurentiis, plus we’ll play Part 2 of our conversation with Howard Storm and Steve Stoliar. All this, and more, on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing July 16-18 at the following times and venues:
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One of the true pioneers of network television, Ron Bacon spent thirty-five years in network TV production—mostly with ABC, where he wore many hats (including stage manager, associate director, writer, producer, and director) on more than 12,500 broadcasts, covering just about every type of programming available, including such variety shows as The Lawrence Welk Show, The Frank Sinatra Show, The Hollywood Palace, The Jonathan Winters Show, and Shindig), live events, such as the Academy Awards and Emmy Awards broadcasts; the now-iconic specials that Ernie Kovacs did for ABC just before his death in 1962; sporting events, such as the 1984 Summer Olympics (for which Ron won an Emmy); many of the game shows produced by Chuck Barris, Monty Hall, and Goodson-Todman; and, occasionally, such scripted shows as Barney Miller and “Those Were the Days,” the second pilot for All in the Family.
The story of how Ron broke into television is a classic example of how persistence and networking, coupled with the right opportunity, can help you land the right job. We’ll talk about that, plus Ron will share a few memories of the various shows that he worked on (and the stars that he worked with), when Ron Bacon joins us in our second hour.
Also this week: We will welcome Suzanne de Laurentiis, the accomplished producer, director, writer, and philanthropist whose many credits behind the camera include Rocky V, Mannequin 2, D-Railed, Black Gold, 10th and Wolf, and A Month of Sundays.
While Suzanne has shepherded the development of all kinds of movies throughout her career, she has always been drawn to horror films—especially classic horror movies starring Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, and Lon Chaney. Suzanne now brings that passion to horror movies to Suzanne’s Saturday Night Scares, a fun, new homage to drive-in-type horror movies from the early 1970s that you can now enjoy on demand on Apple TV and Amazon Prime. Shot on location in an historic haunted mansion originally built in 1929, Suzanne’s Saturday Night Scares, in many respects, will remind you of the various late night Creature Features-type shows that we all enjoyed on local television back in the day. We’ll talk about that, and more, when Suzanne de Laurentiis joins us in our first hour.
The first episode of Suzanne’s Saturday Night Scares features Sisters of Death (the 1976 movie starring Claudia Jennings that is considered the blueprint of sorority horror movies), plus an original interview with Morgan Fairchild; the second episode features the 1973 thriller Messiah of Evil, plus a new interview with Lara Parker.
Our first hour will also include Part 2 of the conversation that began last week with Howard Storm and Steve Stoliar, the co-authors of The Imperfect Storm: From Henry Street to Hollywood, the story of Howard fifty-year career as a stand-up comedian, actor, improv performer (with The Committee), and film and TV director (including nearly sixty episodes of Mork & Mindy, plus many shows produced by MTM Productions and Garry Marshall). This week, we’ll ask Howard about his experience with The Committee, plus he’ll talk about some of the many comedians who influenced him as a performer.
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