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TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 562.2 with guest David Koenig is available for listening on demand as a free podcast

Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, and Columbo Original Airdates: Dec. 17-19, 2021 TVC 562.2: Part 2 of our conversation with David Koenig, author of Shooting Columbo: The Lives and Deaths of TV’s Rumpled Detective, a “behind the raincoat” look at the … Continue reading

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Colleen Foy, Rekindling Christmas, plus “Just More One Thing” About Columbo: Next on TVC

Actress Colleen Foy, author David Koenig, and television producers James and Rebekah Ganiere will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Dec. 17-19 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 Bardstown, KY Friday 12/17 … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 561.1 with guest David Koenig is available for listening on demand

The Lives and Deaths of Columbo on TV Original Airdates: Dec. 10-12, 2021 TVC 561.1: Ed welcomes back David Koenig, author of Mouse Tales: A Behind the Ears Look at Disneyland, Danny Kaye: King of Jesters, and other pop culture … Continue reading

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Dee Wallace, plus The Back Story of Lieutenant Columbo: Next on TVC

Actress, author, teacher, and radio host Dee Wallace and author David Koenig will join us this weekend for a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Dec. 10-12 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Author DAVID KOENIG on the series of happy accidents that led Richard Levinson and William Link to create the Columbo character in 1960 (and, later, develop the NBC COLUMBO television series in 1968 and 1971); Peter Falk’s endless battles with network and studio executives (and how that did not always endear him to the guest stars who appeared on the show); how Martin Scorsese, Brian DePalma, and Paul Williams all came close to doing an episode of the NBC series; and how Patrick McGoohan became one of the guiding forces for the ABC incarnation of the series. David’s latest book, SHOOTING COLUMBO: The Lives and Deaths of TV’s Rumpled Detective, not only provides a blow by blow account of the creation and development of COLUMBO, but includes a treasure trove of behind the scenes production information from a host of sources. SHOOTING COLUMBO is available now from Bonaventure Press

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 529.1 with guest Gary Gerani is available for listening on demand

Dark Intruder: One of the Most Influential Unsold Pilots Universal Ever Made Original Airdates: Mar. 5-7, 2021 TVC 529.1: A return visit by sci-fi screenwriter and sci-fi and fantasy film historian Gary Gerani. Gary provides commentary for the Blu-ray release … Continue reading

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Walter Koenig, plus The Dark Intruder: Next on TVC

We will welcome back actor, author, screenwriter, and director Walter Koenig and screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and film and TV historian Gary Gerani to the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Mar. 5-7 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Sci-fi screenwriter and film and TV historian GARY GERANI with the back story of DARK INTRUDER, an unsold pilot starring Leslie Nielsen and Peter Mark Richman that not only enjoyed a successful run in movie theaters in 1965, but paved the way for such future TV series as Night Gallery, The Sixth Sense, and Kolchak: The Night Stalker. DARK INTRUDER is now available on Blu-ray through Kino Lorber and includes commentary from Gary Gerani plus an interview with Mike Westmore, son of legendary Universal makeup artist Bud Westmore

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 522: Tribute to William Link is available for listening on demand

William Link on the Origins of Columbo Original Airdate: Jan. 8-10, 2021 TVC 522.3: From July 2011: Ed welcomes Emmy Award-winning writer/producer William Link (Columbo, Mannix, Ellery Queen, Murder She Wrote, The Columbo Collection). This particular conversation originally aired as … Continue reading

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Carolyn Hennesy, Paul Robert Coyle, plus a Tribute to William Link: Next on TVC

Actress and author Carolyn Hennesy and screenwriter and producer Paul Robert Coyle will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Jan. 8-10 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 Bardstown, KY Friday 1/8 9am … Continue reading

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