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via National Comedy Center: The NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER will commemorate the centennial birthday of CARL REINER this summer by launching a new exhibit honoring the life and career of the Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, director, and comic genius. CARL REINER: KEEP LAUGHING will open on Friday 7/1. The National Commedy will also celebrate Reiner’s life with a special event, in conjunction with the renowned Chautauqua Institution, that will take place on Wednesday 7/27. Carl Reiner would have turned 100 on Sunday 3/20

Jamestown, NY — March 18, 2021 — As the world remembers the late comedy legend Carl Reiner on his 100th birthday this Sunday, March 20, the National Comedy Center — the United States’ official cultural institution dedicated to the art form of … Continue reading

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via National Comedy Center: Rob Reiner, Annie Reiner, and Lucas Reiner will donate the archives of comedy legend CARL REINER to the NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER, including rare creative papers, scripts and artifacts that span Reiner’s seven-decade career as a writer, director, producer, author and performer. The National Comedy Center will also name its Archival and Preservation Department in memory of Carl Reiner

Jamestown, NY – March 19, 2021 – The National Comedy Center, the United States’ official cultural institution dedicated to the art form of comedy, announced today that it will become the home of comedy legend Carl Reiner’s archives. The Reiner … Continue reading

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via National Comedy Center: The NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER partners with the Elkhorn Valley Museum to launch a new Johnny Carson Gallery in Carson’s hometown of Elkhorn, NE (set to open in 2021), and with the Carson Entertainment Group to launch a new Johnny Carson exhibit, 30 Years of Late Night Television, set to open in 2022

Jamestown, NY – October 23, 2020– As the country remembers comedy and late-night legend Johnny Carson on his 95th birthday today, the National Comedy Center—the nation’s official cultural institution dedicated to comedy—and the Elkhorn Valley Museum in Johnny Carson’s hometown … Continue reading

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via Indiewire: PHIL GRIES of TV CONFIDENTIAL and Archival Television Audio appears in and contributed vital archival audio to THE SIT-IN: HARRY BELAFONTE HOSTS THE TONIGHT SHOW, the new NBC Peacock documentary, executive produced by Joy Reid and directed by Yoruba Richen, that is now available for streaming on demand. Phil contributed audio of Belafonte interviewing The Smothers Brothers, Lena Horne and Bill Cosby during the week when the singer and longtime civil rights activist guest hosted The Tonight Show in February 1968. THE SIT-IN: HARRY BELAFONTE HOSTS THE TONIGHT SHOW will also have a special airing on MSNBC on Saturday 9/12 at 10pm ET and PT

In 1968, America was embroiled in protests over civil rights and the Vietnam War. In that tumultuous time, “The Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson turned over hosting duties for an entire week to actor and activist Harry Belafonte. His cast of … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 457 with guest Jason Stuart is now available online for listening on demand

Jason Stuart on the Proper Inflection to Have When Saying Shut Up! I’m Talking Original Airdates: July 19-21, 2019 TVC 457.4: Ed welcomes film and TV actor Jason Stuart (My Wife and Kids, Gia, Kindergarten Cop, Birth of a Nation), … Continue reading

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Kathy Garver, Jason Stuart, and the Vision of Gene Roddenberry: Next on TVC

Actress and voice artist Kathy Garver, actor and comedian Jason Stuart, and screenwriter and Gene Roddenberry biographer Marc Cushman will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing July 19-21 at the following times and venues: Share-a-Vision Radio San Francisco … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Jason Stuart, prolific film and TV character actor (MY WIFE & KIDS, GIA, HANK, BIRTH OF A NATION) and one of the first openly gay stand-up comedians, on the tenacity and work ethic he inherited from his immigrant parents; his thought process when he creates a new stand-up routine; appearing on THE DATING GAME at the height of its fame (and why Jim Lange was the perfect host for that show); and the impact that watching THAT CERTAIN SUMMER had on Jason when it originally aired in 1972. SHUT UP, I’M TALKING: Coming Out in Hollywood and Making It to the Middle, a very funny and often poignant look at Jason’s life and career, is now available in softcover and as an eBook through CCB Publishing

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 427 with guests Ed Asner and Leslie Bertram Crane is now available online for listening on demand

Show No. 427 with guests Ed Asner and Leslie Bertram Crane Original Airdates: Nov. 16-19, 2018 First hour: Part 2 of our conversation with Leslie Bertram Crane about her career in television production and post-production, including working as a “switcher” … Continue reading

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Ed Asner: Next on TVC

We will welcome back eight-time Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner, plus we’ll play Part 2 of our conversation with Leslie Bertram Crane about her career in television production and post-production. All that and more this weekend on a brand new … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 423 with guests Robert Wagner and Leslie Bertram Crane is now available online for listening on demand

Show No. 423 with guests Robert Wagner and Leslie Bertram Crane Original Airdates: Oct. 19-22, 2018 First hour: Ed welcomes Leslie Bertram Crane. Leslie worked behind the scenes in network television and syndicated television for about twenty years, both in … Continue reading

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