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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 553: The Jeopardy! Host Debacle: Update with guest Steve Beverly is now available for listening on demand

The Jeopardy! Host Debacle: Update Original Airdates: Sept. 11-13, 2021 TVC 553.1: Game show historian Steve Beverly helps Ed sort through the latest developments in the ongoing search for a new permanent host of Jeopardy! When Steve visited us in … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 552.1 with guest Steve Beverly is available for listening on demand as a free podcast

The Art of the Big Call in Sports Original Airdates: Aug. 27-29, 2021 TVC 552.1: Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with Steve Beverly, recently retired professor of broadcast journalism at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Besides … Continue reading

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Beau Bridges, Susan Silver, plus The Art of a Big Call in Sports: Next on TVC

Emmy Award winner Beau Bridges will join us, along with his daughter, Emily Bridges, plus we’ll welcome Susan Silver, one of the original writers of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, while Steve Beverly will share a few stories about his … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 551.1: The Jeopardy! Host Debacle with guest Steve Beverly is available for listening on demand

The Jeopardy! Host Debacle Original Airdates: Aug. 20-22, 2020 TVC 551.1: Steve Beverly, game show historian and professor emeritus of broadcast journalism at Union University (Jackson, TN), joins Ed to discuss the various issues surrounding Sony Pictures Television’s controversial selection of … Continue reading

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Brush Up Your Shakespeare with Ellen Geer: Next on TVC

Actress and director Ellen Geer will join us this week, plus we’ll welcome back Emmy Award winter Ron Bacon and game show historian Steve Beverly, on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Aug. 20-22 at the following times and … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Rockford leads a field trip to a funeral in “Friends and Foul Play,” the fifth of the eight reunion movies that James Garner produced for CBS, airing Apr. 25, 1996

FRIENDS AND FOUL PLAY Original Air Date: April 25, 1996 Synopsis. Rockford tries to help his friend Babs Honeywell, a waitress at the Sand Castle, prove that her son was killed by mobster Happy Cartello. When Babs herself is murdered, … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Rita Moreno and Hal Linden star in “If It Bleeds… It Leads,” the eighth and final Rockford reunion movie, airing Apr. 20, 1999

IF IT BLEEDS… IT LEADS Original Air Date: April 20, 1999 Synopsis. Rita Capkovic (played by Rita Moreno) turns to Rockford one last time when her husband Ernie Lansdale (Hal Linden), a respected school teacher, is wrongfully suspected of being … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Roger E. Mosley guest stars in “Dirty Money, Black Light,” airing Apr. 1, 1977

DIRTY MONEY, WHITE LIGHT Original Air Date: April 1, 1977 Synopsis. Beth hires Jim to find a woman who allegedly could clear her client, pro football player Davey Woodhull, of first-degree murder charges. Meanwhile, just as Woodhull’s trial begins, Beth … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Lindsay Wagner, Bill Mumy, Nita Talbot, and William Smith star in “The Rockford Files,” the 90-minute pilot for the classic TV series, airing Mar. 27, 1974

JAMES GARNER in THE ROCKFORD FILES An NBC World Premiere Movie Original Air Date: March 27, 1974 Synopsis. Rockford reluctantly agrees to investigate the death of Harvey Butler, an elderly derelict whose body was found beneath the Santa Monica pier … Continue reading

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