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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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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 516.1: Hugh Downs: TV’s First Great Utility Player is available for listening on demand

Hugh Downs: TV’s First Great Utility Player Original Airdates: Nov. 13-15, 2020 TVC 516.1: Tony, Donna, and Ed commemorate the passing of broadcast legend Hugh Downs earlier this year as part of a special edition of This Week in History. … 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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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 501.3: Happy Birthday, Merv is now available for listening on demand

Happy Birthday, Merv Original Airdates: July 17-19, 2020 TVC 501.3: From July 2015: Tony, Donna, and Ed commemorate the birthday of Merv Griffin with a look at his long-running daytime talk show (NBC/Westinghouse/CBS/Metromedia, 1962-1986) and his contributions to the world … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 500.1: Tribute to Hugh Downs is now available for listening on demand

Hugh Downs on the Unpredictability of Jack Paar Original Airdates: July 10-12, 2020 TVC 500.1: From September 2013: Broadcast legend Hugh Downs talks to Ed and Phil Gries about his years as announcer/sidekick on The Jack Paar Tonight Show (NBC, … Continue reading

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Show No. 500 with Peri Gilpin and Radames Pera: Next on TVC

Actress Peri Gilpin (Frasier, Old Guy), actor and entrepreneur Radames Pera (Kung Fu, Little House on the Prairie), and producers Ursula Burton, Jennifer Burton, Maria Burton, Gabrielle Burton, and Charity Burton of Five Sisters Productions will all join us for … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 455 with guest Steve Randisi is now available online for listening on demand

The Sounds of Lost Merv with Jack Benny and Montgomery Clift Original Airdates: June 28-30, 2019 TVC 455.1: Steve Randisi, author of The Merv Griffin Show: The Inside Story, joins Phil Gries for Part 3 of our Sounds of Lost … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 445, Segment 1: The Sweetest Sounds of Lost Merv is now available online for listening on demand

Show No. 445, Segment 1: The Sweetest Sounds of Lost Merv Original Airdate: Apr. 5-7, 2019 Steve Randisi joins Phil Gries for Part 2 of our special Sounds of Lost Television tribute to the critically acclaimed NBC daytime talk show … Continue reading

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Robert Hooks, plus More of the Kovacs Centennial: Next on TVC

Film, stage and television actor Robert Hooks will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Mar. 29-31 at the following times and venues: Share-a-Vision Radio San Francisco Bay Area Friday 4/5 7pm ET, 4pm PT 10pm ET, 7pm PT … Continue reading

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