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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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Robert Hooks, plus Inside The Questor Tapes: Next on TVC

We’ll play Part 2 of our conversations with actor and entrepreneur Robert Hooks and author and screenwriter Marc Cushman this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing May 10-12 at the following times and venues: Share-a-Vision Radio San Francisco Bay Area Friday … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 445, Segments 3 and 4 with guest Robert Hooks is now available online for listening on demand

Show No. 445 with guest Robert Hooks Original Airdate: Apr. 5-7, 2019 TVC 445.3: Ed and guest co-host Chuck Harter welcome Robert Hooks, the Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated actor, producer and entrepreneur who founded three significant African-American theatre companies: … 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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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Actor Robert Hooks on his lifelong love of the stage and what led him to start the Group Theatre Workshop in New York, the DC Black Repertory Company in his hometown of Washington, D.C., and the Negro Ensemble Company in New York; why he agreed to play Fleet Admiral Morrow in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock; working on Trouble Man and the groundbreaking ABC-TV police drama N.Y.P.D.; and what he means when he describes himself as a “cultural architect”

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Television Academy Unveils Its New Online Portal for The Interviews: An Oral History of Television, with never-before-seen interviews

(North Hollywood, Calif. — May 16, 2018) — The Television Academy Foundation has launched its new website for The Interviews: An Oral History of Television (TelevisionAcademy.com/Interviews), featuring never-before-seen interviews with many of television’s most beloved stars, show creators and behind-the-scenes … Continue reading

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