The Jeopardy! Host Debacle, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, and Two TV Pioneers: Next on TVC

We’ll play Part 2 of our conversation with television writer Susan Silver (Hot Pants in Hollywood, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped), plus we’ll welcome Emmy Award-nominated stunt woman and actress Janeshia Adams-Ginyard, activist Steve Pieters, and game show historian Steve Beverly. All this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Sept. 10-12 at the following times and venues:

WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1
Bardstown, KY
Friday 9/10
9am ET 6am PT
Listen Live at WBRTCountry.com

Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 9/10
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Listen Live button at KSAV.org
or listen to us on the KSAV TuneIn channel

RadioSlot.com
San Francisco, CA
Friday 9/10
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Saturday 9/11
11pm ET, 8pm PT
Sunday 9/12
11pm ET, 8pm PT
with replays Monday thru Friday 11am ET, 8am PT
Click on the Talk Slot button at RadioSlot.com

WTCA 1050 AM and FM 106.1
South Bend/Plymouth, IN
Saturday 9/11
6am ET, 3am PT
Streaming at am1050.com
or listen to us on the WTCA TuneIn channel

WKXO AM 1500 and FM 103.5
Lexington-Fayette/Richmond/Berea, KY
Saturday 9/11
8am ET, 5am PT
Streaming at Facebook.com/1035wkxo

KZFX HD-3 93.7 FM
Ridgecrest/California City, CA
Saturday 9/11
Noon ET, 9am PT
Streaming at KZFXRadio.wixsite.com/kzfx

KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM
Sioux City, IA
Saturday 9/11
4pm CT, 2pm PT
Sunday 9/12
6pm CT, 4pm PT
Streaming at KSCJ.com
or listen to us on the KSCJ TuneIn channel

KZLS 1640 AM The Eagle
Oklahoma City/Enid, OK
Saturday 9/11
6pm CT, 4pm PT
Streaming at 1640TheEagle.com
or listen to us on the KZLS TuneIn channel

Indiana Talks
Huntington, IN
Saturday 9/11
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Sunday 9/12
10am ET, 7am PT
Click on the player at IndianaTalks.com
or listen to us on the Indiana Talks TuneIn channel

KFMO AM 1240
Park Hills/Farmington/St. Louis, MO
Saturday 9/11
9pm CT, 7pm PT
Click on the player at KFMO.com
or listen to us on the KFMO TuneIn channel

WON 920 The Apple
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday 9/11
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Streaming at WONNewYork.net

Bull 99.1 FM and KIKO AM 1340
Apache Junction/Mesa/Phoenix, AZ
Saturday 9/11
Sat 8pm MT and PT
Sunday 9/12
6pm MT and PT
Streaming at TheRadioRanchAZ.com

WLAD AM 800 and FM 94.1
Danbury, CT
Sunday 9/12
5am ET, 2am PT
Also streaming at WLAD.com
or listen to us on the WLAD TuneIn channel

KSCO AM-1080 and FM-104.1
San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA
Sunday 9/12
9am ET, 6am PT
Also streaming at KSCO.com
or listen to us on the KSCO TuneIn channel

KOMY AM-1340
La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA
Sunday 9/12
9am ET, 6am PT
Hear us online on the KOMY TuneIn channel

CROC Radio
Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
Sunday 9/12
7pm ET, 4pm PT
Streaming at CROCRadio.com
or listen to us on the CROC Radio TuneIn channel

KLTF 960 AM
St. Cloud/Little Falls, MN
Sunday 9/12
8pm CT, 6pm PT
Streaming at FallsRadio.com
or listen to us on the KLTF TuneIn channel

KPLT 1490 AM and 96.3 FM
Paris, TX
Sunday 9/12
8pm CT, 6pm PT
Streaming at EastTexasRadio.com/stations/kplt/
or listen to us on the KPLT TuneIn channel

WLEA AM 1480 and FM 106.9
Hornell/Elmira-Corning, NY
Sunday 9/12
9pm ET, 6pm PT
Streaming at WLEA.net
or listen to us on the KPLT TuneIn channel

WDIG AM 1450
Dothan, AL
Sunday 9/12
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Streaming at WDIGRadio.com
or listen to us on the WDIG TuneIn channel

Rattler 97.3 FM and KBSZ AM 1260
Apache Junction/Mesa/Phoenix, AZ
Sunday 9/12
8pm MT and PT
Streaming at TheRadioRanchAZ.com

KHMB AM-1710
KHMV-LP 100.9 FM

Half Moon Bay, CA
Sunday 9/12
9pm PT (Mid ET Mon 9/12)
Click on the Listen Live button at KHMBRadio.com
or listen to us on the KHMB/KHMV TuneIn channel

PassionateWorldTalkRadio.com
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Ann Arbor, MI ~ Boston, MA ~ Chicago, IL ~ Melrose, FL ~ Los Angeles, CA
Various times throughout the week on PassionateWorldTalkRadio.com
and the PWR channel on TuneIn

This week’s show will include Part 2 of a conversation that began on our last program with Susan Silver, one of the original writers for The Mary Tyler Moore Show and one of the very first female writers to break the glass ceiling in the world of TV comedy. Susan’s other television credits include such top-rated Movies of the Week as The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped, the romantic comedy starring Karen Valentine, Richard Long, and Louise Sorel that, while very much a product of the early 1970s, still holds up today because of the strong characters that Susan created. Indeed, in many respects, Susan based Valentine’s character in Gift-Wrapped (a young woman from the Midwest with strong values) on her own experiences when she first came to L.A. in the mid 1960s. We’ll talk about, and more, when Susan Silver joins us in our first hour.

Susan’s memoir, Hot Pants in Hollywood: Sex, Secrets and Sitcoms, is available as a print edition through Amazon.com and as an audiobook through Audible.com. Susan’s radio commentary, Susan Says with Susan Silver, is heard on RobinHoodRadio.com and on Apple Podcasts.

Also joining us this week will be another television pioneer: actress and stunt woman Janeshia Adams-Ginyard. If you know your movies from the Marvel Comics Universe, you know Janeshia as Nomble, one of the Dora Milaje, in Black Panther. You’ve also seen her in the Disney+ series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, as well as such other movies and TV shows as True Blood, The Mindy Project, American Horror Story, 9-1-1, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and Lovecraft Country.

Janeshia was recently nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Stunt Performance for her work in Lovecraft Country. This is the first year that the Television Academy has created the category of Outstanding Stunt Performance—and while other stunt women have received nominations as part of a team, Janeshia is the only stunt woman to receive an Emmy nod as an individual. Not only that, because there aren’t a lot of stunt women in film and TV today (compared to the number of stunt men), and even fewer African-American stunt women, that makes Janeshia’s nomination a watershed moment in two significant ways. Janeshia Adams-Ginyard will join us in our second hour.

The Emmy Awards airs Sunday, Sept. 19 on CBS.

Our second hour will also include a conversation with the Reverend Steve Pieters. If you don’t know Steve’s story, it’s pretty remarkable. Forty years ago, Steve was diagnosed with two kinds of cancer and full blown AIDS and was given eight months to live. While his cancers went into remission in 1985, Steve nearly died again that year while being treated with suramin, the first antiviral drug trial. With no treatments available when he was initially diagnosed, Steve devised his own plan to beat AIDS by combining prayer, meditation, exercise, nutrition, laughter (including healthy dosages of I Love Lucy reruns), music, and a little bit of fairy dust. He has remained cancer free ever since.

In the world of popular culture, Steve Pieters is best known for a television interview that he gave evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker in 1985, while he was recovering from the effects of suramin, that not only discussed and dispelled many of the myths surrounding HIV/AIDS, but marked the first time that a televangelist gave an affirming interview with a gay man living with AIDS. That twenty-five-minute conversation forever changed Steve’s life and Bakker’s as well.

Steve’s interview with Tammy Faye Bakker is part of the backdrop of The Eyes of Tammy Faye, a new movie starring Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield that will be released on Friday, Sept. 24.

Also this week: Game show historian Steve Beverly will join us for an update on the search for a new permanent host of Jeopardy!

Steve Beverly (R) with Alex Trebek

When Steve visited our program in early August, Sony Pictures Television had just named Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards as the official successor to Alex Trebek—a controversial choice that called into question the integrity of having a long series of guest hosts, many of whom were supposedly in the running for the permanent host position. Since Steve’s last visit, an investigative report from TheRinger.com revealed that Richards had made a series of demeaning remarks on the air about women and people of other races and ethnicities during a podcast that Richards had hosted between 2013-2014. That caused Sony to remove Richards as host of Jeopardy, although he stayed on as executive producer. Last week, however, Sony announced that it had fired Richards altogether and that he would no longer oversee Jeopardy! or Wheel of Fortune. Steve will help us sort through these developments, as well as discuss what Sony must do to right the ship and restore the public’s confidence in the Jeopardy! franchise. Steve Beverly joins us in our first hour.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 9am ET, 6am PT on WBRT AM 1320/FM 97.1 (Bardstown, KY)
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 9am ET, 6am PT on WKXO 1500 AM and 103.5 FM (Lexington-Fayette/Richmond/Berea, KY)
Sat Noon ET, 9am PT on KZFX FM (Ridgecrest/California City, CA)
Sat 3pm ET, Noon PT on WTCA 1050 AM and 106.1 FM (South Bend/Plymouth, IN)
Sat 4pm CT, 2pm PT and Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT on KSCJ 1360 AM and 94.9 FM (Sioux City, IA)
Sat 6pm CT, 4pm PT on KZLS-AM 1640 (Enid/Oklahoma City, OK)
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Huntington, IN)
Sat 9pm CT, 7pm pm PT on KFMO-AM 1240 (Park Hills/Farmington/St. Louis, MO)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on 920 WON The Apple  (Brooklyn, NY)
Sat 8pm MT and PT and Sun 6pm MT and PT on Bull 99.1 FM and KIKO AM 1340 (Apache Junction/Mesa/Phoenix, AZ)
Sun 5am ET, 2am PT on WLAD-AM 800 and FM 94.1 (Danbury, CT)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose/Santa Cruz/Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach/Watsonville, CA)
Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT on KLTF-AM 960 (St. Cloud/Little Falls, MN)
Sun 7pm ET, 4pm PT on CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 8pm CT, 6pm PT on KPLT AM and FM (Paris, TX)
Sun 9pm ET, 6pm PT on WLEA AM and FM (Hornell/Elmira-Corning, NY)
Sun 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WDIG AM (Dothan, AL)
Sun 8pm MT and PT on Rattler 97.3 FM and KBSZ AM 1260 (Apache Junction/Mesa/Phoenix, AZ)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at Passionate World Talk Radio

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