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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 511.2 with guest Ron Bacon is available for listening on demand as a free podcast

Ron Bacon and The Kite Song Original Airdates: Aug. 20-22, 2020 TVC 551.2: A return appearance by Emmy Award winner Ron Bacon, a true pioneer of network TV production who wore many hats throughout his thirty-five-year career, which spanned more … 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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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 547.1 with guest Ron Bacon is available for listening on demand

The Lawrence Welk Show Family Original Airdates: July 23-25, 2021 TVC 547.1: Part 2 of the conversation that began last week with Emmy Award winner Ron Bacon. One of the true pioneers of network television, Ron spent thirty-five years in … 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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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 527.1 with guest Mitchell Hadley is available for listening on demand

How Television Evolved During the Era of Classic TV Original Airdates: Feb. 19-21, 2021 TVC 527.1: Ed welcomes novelist, essayist, and TV historian Mitchell Hadley. Mitchell’s latest book, The Electronic Mirror: What Classic TV Tells US About Who We Were … Continue reading

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Donzaleigh Abernathy and The Electronic Mirror: Next on TVC

Actress, author, vocalist, and speaker Donzaleigh Abernathy and novelist, essayist, and TV historian Mitchell Hadley will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Feb. 19-21 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 Bardstown, KY … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Novelist, essayist and TV historian MITCHELL HADLEY on what Classic TV is, what it says about ourselves, and why the best way to understand the culture of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s is to watch TV shows that were actually made in those respective decades. Mitchell’s book THE ELECTRONIC MIRROR: What Classic TV Tells Us About Who We Were and Who We Are (and Everything in Between) is available in paperback and as an eBook wherever books are sold online

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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 National Comedy Center: National Comedy Center will honor advisory board member Carl Reiner at this year’s Virtual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, which takes place Friday 8/14 thru Sunday 8/30. Virtual festival will also feature conversations with Jimmy Fallon, Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Tiffany Haddish, Jay Leno, Howie Mandel, Margaret Cho, and more. All programs will be streamed, for free, at ComedyCenter.org/Festival, as well via Facebook Live

Jamestown,  NY—August 12, 2020—The National Comedy Center, the nation’s official cultural institution dedicated to comedy—recently named the “Best New Museum” in the country by USA Today—will present its acclaimed Lucille Ball Comedy Festival virtually this year, featuring conversations with a diverse … Continue reading

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via National Comedy Center: The National Comedy Center will pay tribute to Desi Arnaz, Richard Pryor, Jerry Stiller, and John Cleese during Father’s Day weekend with live streaming events featuring Lucie Arnaz, Rain Pryor, Amy Stiller and Ben Stiller, and Camilla Cleese, respectively, that will air Friday 6/19 thru Sunday 6/21 at various times at ComedyCenter.org/FathersDay, with simulcasts via Facebook Live on the National Comedy Center Facebook page. All four streaming events are free and will support the Center’s educational and preservation initiatives during the museum’s temporary closure

Jamestown,  NY – June 18, 2020 — The National Comedy Center, the nation’s official cultural institution and non-profit museum dedicated to comedy, announced today that it will present a tribute to fathers of comedy this Father’s Day weekend, June 19-21, … Continue reading

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