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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 499.1 with guests Carol Ford and Linda Groundwater is now available for listening on demand

How Bob Crane Left His Mark in Radio Original Airdates: June 26-28, 2020 TVC 499.1: Ed plays Part 2 of a three-part conversation with Carol Ford and Linda Groundwater, two of the co-authors (along with Dee Young) of Bob Crane: … Continue reading

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Ernie Kovacs, Knuckles & Nash, and The Radio Career of Bob Crane: Next on TVC

We’ll play Part 4 of our conversation with Emmy Award-winning talk show host and producer John Barbour (Real People, Ernie Kovacs: Television’s Original Genius), plus we’ll welcome back authors Carol Ford and Linda Groundwater (Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography). All … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 483.2 with guests Carol Ford and Linda Groundwater is available for listening on demand

Bob Crane: Who He Was… and Who He Wasn’t Original Airdates: Mar. 6-8, 2020 TVC 483.2: Part 1 of a three-part interview with Carol Ford and Linda Groundwater, two of the co-authors (along with Dee Young) of Bob Crane: The … Continue reading

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Ed Asner: Next on TVC

Actor, author, and activist Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, Son of a Junkman, Briarpatch, The Grouchy Historian) and authors Carol Ford and Linda Groundwater (Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography) will join us this weekend on a … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Carol Ford and Linda Groundwater, co-authors (along with Dee Young) of BOB CRANE: The Definitive Biography, a deep dive into the life and career of the beloved radio icon and Hogan’s Heroes star that attempts to balance the scales of perception by providing a complete picture of who Crane was… and just as important, who he wasn’t. The book includes interviews with more than 200 people who knew Crane personally and better than most, including family members, friends, school mates, acting colleagues, radio industry colleagues, and the addiction counselor that Crane sought out and worked with in the weeks and months before his tragic murder. Available in hardcover, softcover, and as an eBook wherever books are sold online, and as an audiobook through Audible

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via TimeLife: The sixth and final season of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In becomes available on DVD for the first time at retail on Tuesday 9/4. Six-disc includes all twenty-six episodes, complete and remastered, with guest stars including Steve Allen, Jack Benny, Carol Burnett, James Caan, Johnny Carson, Howard Cosell, Sammy Davis Jr., Dom DeLuise, Angie Dickinson, Phyllis Diller, Jack Klugman, Michael Landon, Rich Little, Don Rickles, Vin Scully, Mark Spitz and Sally Struthers 

By the time Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In signed off the air on March 12, 1973 after six seasons and 140 episodes, the show had become a cultural touchstone. Winner of the 1969 Golden Globe® for Best Television Show and the most … Continue reading

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via Time-Life: Sock It to Me! Season Five of Laugh-In becomes available at retail for the very first time beginning Tuesday 7/10. Six-DVD set includes the show’s landmark 100th episode, plus new cast members Richard Dawson along with such guest stars as Gene Hackman and Raquel Welch

Political correctness met its match with Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, NBC-TV’s groundbreaking variety series that became a cultural touchstone and part of the fabric of ’60s-’70s era America. Every Monday night at 8pm from 1968-1973, straight man Dan Rowan and … Continue reading

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Coming Tuesday 5/8 from Time-Life: Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Fourth Season on DVD

The ’60s gave us “in-crowds,” “be-ins” and “love-ins,” and starting in 1968, the happening place for free-form comedy was Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, broadcast from beautiful downtown Burbank. Straight man Dan Rowan and wisecracking co-host Dick Martin led a gaggle of … Continue reading

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via Time-Life: Watch Lily Tomlin Launch Her Career in LAUGH-IN: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON, Coming to Retail DVD beginning Tuesday 3/20

On September 15, 1969, the boffo third season of the pop culture touchstone, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, premiered to eager viewers. In two short years, through a rapid-fire assault of one-liners, skits, bits and non sequiturs, a gaggle of goofballs … Continue reading

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