Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 489.5 with guest John Barbour is now available for listening on demand

John Barbour, Superman, and Real People
Original Airdates: Apr. 17-19, 2020
TVC 489.5: Five time Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, director, comedian and talk show host John Barbour talks to Ed about his affinity for Superman and the role that played in ultimately getting Real People (NBC, 1979-1984) on NBC after John had originally developed the concept for ABC. John’s memoir, Your Mother’s Not a Virgin: The Bumpy Life and Times of the Canadian Dropout Who Changed the Face of American TV, is available in softcover and as an eBook wherever books are sold online.

Why Real People Represents Reality TV at Its Best
Original Airdates: Apr. 17-19, 2020
TVC 489.6: John Barbour, creator, producer, principal writer and one of the original hosts of Real People (NBC, 1979-1984), talks to Ed about why Real People is the best form of reality television because it celebrates the “entertainment of reality.” John’s memoir, Your Mother’s Not a Virgin: The Bumpy Life and Times of the Canadian Dropout Who Changed the Face of American TV, is available wherever books are sold online, while select videos of John reading chapters from Your Mother’s Not a Virgin are available for free viewing on his YouTube channel and at JohnBarboursWorld.com.

John Barbour and Redd Foxx from The John Barbour Show (Metromedia, 1970) photo screen grab courtesy John Barbour’s World channel on YouTube

 

How Redd Foxx Mentored John Barbour
Original Airdates: Apr. 17, 2020
TVC 489.7: Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, director, comedian and talk show host John Barbour talks to Ed about the many ways in which Redd Foxx helped him during the years when John performed as a nightclub comedian, and how John returned the favor by being the first person to put Redd on television (a few years before Sanford and Son). John’s memoir, Your Mother’s Not a Virgin: The Bumpy Life and Times of the Canadian Dropout Who Changed the Face of American TV, is available wherever books are sold online. John Barbour’s film The American Media and the Second Assassination of John F. Kennedy is available at Amazon.com for $1.99 to watch and $4.99 to own, while his documentaries The Garrison Tapes and Ernie Kovacs: TV’s Original Genius are both available for free on his YouTube channel and at JohnBarboursWorld.com.

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