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Bob Hope, George Jefferson, and Comfort TV: Next on TVC

Television writer and producer Jay Moriarty, comedy writer Martha Bolton, and author and TV historian David Hofstede will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Apr. 30-May 2 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: MARTHA BOLTON, the first and only full-time female writer that BOB HOPE ever hired, on the special connection that Hope always had with our military troops, especially the fighting men and women who served our country during World War II. Martha is the co-author, along with Hope’s daughter, LINDA HOPE, of DEAR BOB: Bob Hope’s Wartime Correspondence with the GIs of World War II, an astonishing collection of the some of the many letters, postcards, photographs, and packages that were sent back and forth between Bob Hope, the troops, and their loved ones. Thursday 5/6 marks the 80th anniversary of Hope’s first show for U.S. troops. DEAR BOB is available right now through University Press of Mississippi and Amazon.com

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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. 502: Tribute to Carl Reiner is available for listening on demand

Carl Reiner: He Was Good at Everything Original Airdates: July 24-26, 2020 TVC 502.1: Tony and Donna join Ed as TV Confidential dedicates its entire two-hour program this week to the life and career of Carl Reiner, the Grammy Award-winning … Continue reading

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Our colleague Greg Ehrbar reviews Sitcom Writers Talk Shop: Behind the Scenes with Carl Reiner, Norman Lear and Other Geniuses of TV Comedy, a new book by Paula Finn that sheds light into the craft of writing itself

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Television Academy Unveils Its New Online Portal for The Interviews: An Oral History of Television, with never-before-seen interviews

(North Hollywood, Calif. — May 16, 2018) — The Television Academy Foundation has launched its new website for The Interviews: An Oral History of Television (TelevisionAcademy.com/Interviews), featuring never-before-seen interviews with many of television’s most beloved stars, show creators and behind-the-scenes … Continue reading

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David Susskind and the Sitcom Class Wars: Next on TVC

Stephen Battaglio, business editor for the Los Angeles Times, and cultural historian Ray Starman will join us this weekend on an encore edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing April 27-30 at the following times and venues: Share-a-Vision Radio San Francisco Bay … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 399 with guest Wesley Hyatt is now available online for listening on demand

Show No. 399 with guest Wesley Hyatt Original Airdate: Mar. 23-26, 2018 First hour: Greg Ehrbar reviews the complete series DVD release of Coach, along with Shout! Factory’s DVD release of Take a Good Look, the offbeat comedy game show hosted by … Continue reading

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Bob Hope on TV: Thanks for the Video Memories: Next on TVC

Music and television historian Wesley Hyatt will join us on this weekend’s edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing March 23-26 at the following times and venues: Share-a-Vision Radio San Francisco Bay Area Friday 3/23 7pm ET, 4pm PT 10pm ET, 7pm … Continue reading

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