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via National Comedy Center: The NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER will commemorate the centennial birthday of CARL REINER this summer by launching a new exhibit honoring the life and career of the Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, director, and comic genius. CARL REINER: KEEP LAUGHING will open on Friday 7/1. The National Commedy will also celebrate Reiner’s life with a special event, in conjunction with the renowned Chautauqua Institution, that will take place on Wednesday 7/27. Carl Reiner would have turned 100 on Sunday 3/20

Jamestown, NY — March 18, 2021 — As the world remembers the late comedy legend Carl Reiner on his 100th birthday this Sunday, March 20, the National Comedy Center — the United States’ official cultural institution dedicated to the art form of … Continue reading

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TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 570.3 with guest Ketty Lester is available for listening as a free podcast

Ketty Lester, Moses Gunn, and Blacula Original Airdates: Feb. 25-27, 2022 TVC 570.3: Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with Ketty Lester, the Grammy Award-nominated singer/actress known around the world for her international No. 1 hit record … Continue reading

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Ketty Lester and Penny Fuller: Next on TVC

Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated actress Penny Fuller will join us, plus we’ll play Part 2 of our conversation with Grammy Award-nominated singer/actress Ketty Lester. All this weekend on a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Feb. 25-27 at … Continue reading

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TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 569 with guest Ketty Lester is available for listening on demand as a free podcast. This is the first of a two-part interview. Part 2 will air on next week’s show

Ketty Lester: Love Letters Original Airdates: Feb. 18-20, 2022 TVC 569.1: Ed welcomes Ketty Lester, the Grammy nominated singer/actress known around the world for her international No. 1 record, “Love Letters (Straight from Your Heart),” and as schoolteacher Hester Sue … Continue reading

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Ketty Lester: Next on TVC

Grammy nominated singer/actress Ketty Lester will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Feb. 18-20 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 Bardstown, KY Friday 2/18 9am ET 6am PT Listen Live at WBRTCountry.com … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Grammy nominated singer/actress KETTY LESTER on the backstory of her international No. 1 hit record, Love Letters (Straight from the Heart); the many angels who have graced her life, including Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, and Michael Landon; and how her faith, and the values she learned from her parents, grounded her and guided her throughout her life and career. Ketty’s memoir, KETTY LESTER: A MEMOIR: From Arkansas to Grammy-nominated Love Letters to Little House on the Prairie, is the story of how a young girl from Hope, Arkansas, the youngest of fifteen children, not only opened many doors for many African-American women, both as a recording artist and as an actress, but overcame many obstacles throughout her life, including a recurring battle with epilepsy. KETTY LESTER: A MEMOIR is available at Amazon.com and wherever books are sold online. For our listeners in L.A., you can meet Ketty Lester on Sunday 2/20 at the Hollywood Heritage Museum, 2100 N. Highland Avenue in Hollywood, CA beginning at 2pm. Ketty will share stories of her life and career in a conversation with Alison Arngrim, while copies of her book and CDs of her music will both be available

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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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via National Comedy Center: The NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER partners with the Elkhorn Valley Museum to launch a new Johnny Carson Gallery in Carson’s hometown of Elkhorn, NE (set to open in 2021), and with the Carson Entertainment Group to launch a new Johnny Carson exhibit, 30 Years of Late Night Television, set to open in 2022

Jamestown, NY – October 23, 2020– As the country remembers comedy and late-night legend Johnny Carson on his 95th birthday today, the National Comedy Center—the nation’s official cultural institution dedicated to comedy—and the Elkhorn Valley Museum in Johnny Carson’s hometown … Continue reading

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via Indiewire: PHIL GRIES of TV CONFIDENTIAL and Archival Television Audio appears in and contributed vital archival audio to THE SIT-IN: HARRY BELAFONTE HOSTS THE TONIGHT SHOW, the new NBC Peacock documentary, executive produced by Joy Reid and directed by Yoruba Richen, that is now available for streaming on demand. Phil contributed audio of Belafonte interviewing The Smothers Brothers, Lena Horne and Bill Cosby during the week when the singer and longtime civil rights activist guest hosted The Tonight Show in February 1968. THE SIT-IN: HARRY BELAFONTE HOSTS THE TONIGHT SHOW will also have a special airing on MSNBC on Saturday 9/12 at 10pm ET and PT

In 1968, America was embroiled in protests over civil rights and the Vietnam War. In that tumultuous time, “The Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson turned over hosting duties for an entire week to actor and activist Harry Belafonte. His cast of … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 406 with guests Peter Marshall and Shane Stanley is now available online for listening on demand

Show No. 406 with guests Peter Marshall and Shane Stanley Original Airdate: June 1-4, 2018 First hour: Multi-Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Shane Stanley shares a few Dos and Don’ts of independent filmmaking while also discussing the pivotal role that producer/director Zalman … Continue reading

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