Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 498.4 with guest John Barbour is now available for listening on demand

John Barbour on Why Bobby Darin was a Vesuvius of Music
Original Airdates: June 19-21, 2020
TVC 498.5: Part 3 of a conversation that began earlier this spring with John Barbour, the five-time Emmy Award-winning talk show host, comedian, critic at large, and documentary film maker who is also the creator, producer, principal writer, and one of the original co-hosts of Real People (NBC, 1979-1984). In this segment, John shares a few more stories about his show business career (including his years as Bobby Darin’s opening act in Las Vegas), plus we learn the connection between the title of John’s memoir, Your Mother’s Not a Virgin, and his relationship with Kevin Garrison, the former D.A. of New Orleans known for his investigations into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

John Barbour’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’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. 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.

The Staying Power of Real People
Original Airdates: June 19-21, 2020
TVC 498.6: John Barbour, creator, producer, principal writer, and one of the original co-hosts of Real People (NBC, 1979-1984), talks to Ed about the impact that Real People continues to have on our culture, including the role it played in establishing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the platform of future America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh.

John Barbour’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’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. 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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