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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE premiered on this date in 1975. Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL segments on SNL, including our tribute to George Carlin and our February 2014 interview with Alan Zweibel, are available for listening on demand

Saturday Night Live premiered on this date in 1975. George Carlin was the host that night. TV Confidential marks the… Posted by TV Confidential: A radio talk show about television on Sunday, October 11, 2020 TV Confidential continues its remembrance of … Continue reading

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Shout! Factory TV launches THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW linear streaming channel, now available via Pluto TV

Los Angeles – September 1, 2020 – One of the most acclaimed and influential TV series of all time heads to linear streaming with Shout! Factory TV’s launch of “The Carol Burnett Show” channel today on Pluto TV, the leading … 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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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 499.5 with guest John Barbour is now available for listening on demand

John Barbour and the Power of the Real People T-shirt Original Airdates: June 26-28, 2020 TVC 499.5: Part 4 of Ed’s four-part conversation with five-time Emmy Award-winning talk show host, comedian, critic at large, and documentary film maker John Barbour, … 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. 498.4 with guest John Barbour is now available for listening on demand

John Barbour on Why Bobby Darin was a Vesuvius of Music Original Airdates: June 19-21, 2020 TVC 498.5: Part 3 of a conversation that began earlier this spring with John Barbour, the five-time Emmy Award-winning talk show host, comedian, critic … 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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Schoolhouse Rock, Spike the Wonder Dog, plus The Impact of Real People: Next on TVC

We’ll play Part 3 of our conversation with John Barbour, creator and producer of Real People, plus we’ll welcome television talk show host and producer Bill Boggs on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing June 19-21 at the following … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 490.6 with guest John Barbour is now available for listening on demand

John Barbour Channels Mark Russell and Tom Lehrer Original Airdates: Apr. 24-26, 2020 TVC 490.6: Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with John Barbour, the five-time Emmy Award-winning talk show host, comedian, critic at large, and documentary … Continue reading

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