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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: DAVID VAN DEUSEN, longtime editor and publisher of The Walnut Times (a popular newsletter devoted to The Dick Van Dyke Show), and the writer and producer of THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW: CELEBRATING THE 60th ANNIVERSARY, a fully authorized, feature length documentary that provides an oral history of The Dick Van Dyke Show, as told by both the original cast, crew, production staff, guest stars, and writers of the Van Dyke show, plus many members of the second generation Dick Van Dyke Show family. The Dick Van Dyke Show: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary is available for viewing on demand on the David Van Deusen YouTube channel. The documentary is free to watch, but, if you can, please consider making a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital #DVDS60th

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“The Draft Dodger,” The Defenders, plus Christian Ganiere of Stranger Things: Next on TVC

Writer/producer Jay Moriarty (The Jeffersons), author Phil Rosenzweig (Reginald Rose and the Journey of 12 Angry Men), and actor Christian Ganiere (Stranger Things) will join us this weekend on a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing July 8-10 at … Continue reading

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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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Marla Gibbs, Ernest Harden Jr., and Kevin Spirtas: Next on TVC

Actress Marla Gibbs (The Jeffersons, 227), actors Ernest Harden Jr. (The Jeffersons, White Men Can’t Jump) and Kevin Spirtas (After Forever, Days of Our Lives), and authors Kelly Conway (My Dad’s Funnier Than Your Dad: Growing Up with Tim Conway … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 537.5 with guest Jay Moriarty is available for listening on demand

The Cast of The Jeffersons Original Airdates: Apr. 30-May 2, 2021 TVC 537.5: Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with award-winning television writer/producer Jay Moriarty. Jay’s memoir, Honky in the House: Writing & Producing The Jeffersons, not … Continue reading

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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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Robert Hooks, Joyce Bulifant, and Guy Lombardo: Next on TVC

We’ll replay our conversations with actors Robert Hooks and Joyce Bulifant as part of a special New Year’s weekend edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Jan. 1-3 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 Bardstown, KY … 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. 450 with guest Robert Hooks is now available online for listening on demand

Trouble Man’s Robert Hooks on the Marvin Gaye soundtrack and Mr. T’s stylish threads Original Airdates: May 10-12, 2019 TVC 450.6: Robert Hooks, founder of the Negro Ensemble Company, joins Ed and guest co-host Chuck Harter for Part 2 of … Continue reading

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