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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Five-time Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, director, comedian and talk show host John Barbour on his affinity for Superman; how he helped Pat Morita find his piece of ground as a comedian early in his career; why REAL PEOPLE represents the best form of reality TV; and why he always booked Harlan Ellison as his first guest whenever he hosted a talk show. John’s memoir, YOUR MOTHER’S NOT A VIRGIN: The Bumpy Life and Times of the Canadian Dropout Who Changed the Face of American TV, is available in paperback and as an eBook through TrineDay.com and Amazon.com. John’s documentary THE AMERICAN MEDIA AND THE SECOND ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY is also available on Amazon, while his documentaries THE GARRISON TAPES and ERNIE KOVACS: TV’s ORIGINAL GENIUS are both available for free screening at YouTube.com/JohnBarboursWorld

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via National Comedy Center: National Comedy Center Celebrates Comic Legend Ernie Kovacs with Special Screenings on Thursday 1/23, Friday 1/24 and Saturday 1/25 to commemorate the 101st birthday of Television’s Original Genius. Besides this special three-day event, the Comedy Center showcases rare Kovacs artifacts daily as part of its ongoing “Ernie Kovacs Centennial Exhibit”

Jamestown, New York – January 23, 2020 – The National Comedy Center celebrateslegendary comedy innovator Ernie Kovacs’ 101st birthday today through Saturday, January 25th with special screenings of rare video clips and highlights from his television career, along with a … 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 2 with guest Josh Mills is now available online for listening on demand

Show No. 445, Segment 2 with guest Josh Mills Original Airdate: Apr. 5-7, 2019 Josh Mills, director of the estates of Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams, joins Ed, Tony and Donna for Part 2 of our celebration of the centennial … 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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Podcast of TVC 444.2: The Best of Merv on DVD is now available online for listening on demand

Show No. 444, Segment 2: The Best of Merv on DVD Original Airdates: Mar. 29-31, 2019 Greg Ehrbar reviews The Merv Griffin Show: 1962-1986, a 12-disc retrospective from MPI Media Group in conjunction with Reelin’ in the Years that features … Continue reading

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Podcast of TVC 444.1: The Sounds of Lost Merv is available online for listening on demand

Show No. 441, Segment 1 with guest Steve Randisi Original Airdates: Mar. 29-31, 2019 Steve Randisi, author of The Merv Griffin Show: The Inside Story, joins Phil Gries for a special edition of The Sounds of Lost Television that spotlights … Continue reading

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Richard Pryor Jr., Audrey Walters, plus the “other” Merv Griffin Show: Next on TVC

Actor, singer, comedian and storyteller Richard Pryor Jr., actress and entrepreneur Audrey Walters, and author Steve Randisi 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 … Continue reading

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via It’s Alive Media and National Comedy Center: The National Comedy Center to Celebrate the Life and Career of Comic Legend Ernie Kovacs with The Ernie Kovacs Centennial Exhibit, a new display of never-before-seen creative papers, rare audiovisual content, and original, screen-used artifacts from Kovacs’ influential television shows and specials from the 1950s and early 1960s. The Ernie Kovacs Centennial Exhibit will debut in August 2019, during the National Comedy Center’s annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

Jamestown, New York – January 23, 2019 – The National Comedy Center will celebrate the centennial year of legendary comedy innovator Ernie Kovacs with the acquisition and display of never-before-seen material and rare artifacts courtesy of the comedian’s estate. The acquisition … Continue reading

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