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TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 562.2 with guest David Koenig is available for listening on demand as a free podcast

Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, and Columbo Original Airdates: Dec. 17-19, 2021 TVC 562.2: Part 2 of our conversation with David Koenig, author of Shooting Columbo: The Lives and Deaths of TV’s Rumpled Detective, a “behind the raincoat” look at the … Continue reading

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Colleen Foy, Rekindling Christmas, plus “Just More One Thing” About Columbo: Next on TVC

Actress Colleen Foy, author David Koenig, and television producers James and Rebekah Ganiere will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Dec. 17-19 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 Bardstown, KY Friday 12/17 … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 561.1 with guest David Koenig is available for listening on demand

The Lives and Deaths of Columbo on TV Original Airdates: Dec. 10-12, 2021 TVC 561.1: Ed welcomes back David Koenig, author of Mouse Tales: A Behind the Ears Look at Disneyland, Danny Kaye: King of Jesters, and other pop culture … Continue reading

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Dee Wallace, plus The Back Story of Lieutenant Columbo: Next on TVC

Actress, author, teacher, and radio host Dee Wallace and author David Koenig will join us this weekend for a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Dec. 10-12 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Author DAVID KOENIG on the series of happy accidents that led Richard Levinson and William Link to create the Columbo character in 1960 (and, later, develop the NBC COLUMBO television series in 1968 and 1971); Peter Falk’s endless battles with network and studio executives (and how that did not always endear him to the guest stars who appeared on the show); how Martin Scorsese, Brian DePalma, and Paul Williams all came close to doing an episode of the NBC series; and how Patrick McGoohan became one of the guiding forces for the ABC incarnation of the series. David’s latest book, SHOOTING COLUMBO: The Lives and Deaths of TV’s Rumpled Detective, not only provides a blow by blow account of the creation and development of COLUMBO, but includes a treasure trove of behind the scenes production information from a host of sources. SHOOTING COLUMBO is available now from Bonaventure Press

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TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 526.2: Tribute to Cy Chermak is available for listening on demand

Cy Chermak and the Evolution of CHiPs Original Airdates: Feb. 12-14, 2021 TVC 526.2: From September 2018: Television producer Cy Chermak, author of The Show Runner: An Insider’s Guide to Successful TV Production, uses his experience on CHiPs to illustrate … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 522: Tribute to William Link is available for listening on demand

William Link on the Origins of Columbo Original Airdate: Jan. 8-10, 2021 TVC 522.3: From July 2011: Ed welcomes Emmy Award-winning writer/producer William Link (Columbo, Mannix, Ellery Queen, Murder She Wrote, The Columbo Collection). This particular conversation originally aired as … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 419 with guests Cy Chermak, Will Ryan and Michael Schlesinger is now available online for listening on demand

Show No. 419 with guests Cy Chermak, Will Ryan and Michael Schlesinger Original Airdates: Sept. 14-17, 2018 First hour: Greg Ehrbar joins Ed for Part 2 of our conversation with Will Ryan and Michael Schlesinger. Will is the star, along … Continue reading

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Biffle and Shooster Meet The Show Runner: Next on TVC

Award-winning television producer Cy Chermak, voice actor Will Ryan and writer, producer and director Michael Schlesinger will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Sept. 14-17 at the following times and venues: Share-a-Vision Radio San Francisco Bay Area Friday … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Award-winning television producer Cy Chermak with an insider’s look at what it takes to be a successful producer today. Cy’s book, The Show Runner, is available through Jacobs Brown Media Group

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