TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 446 with guest Herbie J Pilato
Original Airdates: Apr. 12-14, 2019
Why Mary Tyler Moore Ended The Dick Van Dyke Show
Greg Ehrbar interviews author and TV historian Herbie J Pilato about his new book, Mary: The Mary Tyler Moore Story, an objective, cradle-to-grave biography about the iconic TV actress that not only explores the many physical, psychological, and professional challenges she faced throughout her career—including alcoholism, depression, and a long bout with diabetes—but sheds light into Moore’s relationship with her second husband, Grant Tinker, and particularly how that changed the face of The Dick Van Dyke Show and ultimately determined its future.
The Untold Mary Tyler Moore Story
Part 2 of Greg Ehrbar’s conversation with Herbie J Pilato about his latest book, Mary: The Mary Tyler Moore Story, the first objective cradle-to-grave biography about the iconic television actress. Topics this segment include why Moore never recorded an album (despite her musical abilities), as well as some of her later projects, including the reunion movie Mary and Rhoda with Valerie Harper. For our listeners in Southern California, Herbie J Pilato will appear at the Larry Edmonds Bookstore in Holllywood, CA on Thursday, April 19 beginning at 7:30pm. He is also scheduled to appear at the Cerritos Millenium Library in Cerritos, CA on Wednesday, June 12, also starting at 7:30pm.