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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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The Sounds of Lost Christmas: Next on TVC

We’ll go back in time this weekend as part of a special holiday edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Dec. 25-27 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 Bardstown, KY Friday 12/25 9am ET 6am PT … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 518 with guest Daphne Maxwell Reid is available for listening on demand

Daphne Maxwell Reid and The Business of Christmas Original Airdates: Nov. 27-29, 2020 TVC 518.1: Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with actress, photographer, clothes designer, educator, activist, and author Daphne Maxwell Reid (The Fresh Prince of … Continue reading

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Daphne Maxwell Reid, plus The Sounds of Lost Thanksgiving: Next on TVC

We’ll play Part 2 of our conversation with Daphne Maxwell Raid this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Nov. 27-29 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 Bardstown, KY Friday 11/27 9am ET 6am PT Listen … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 516.1: Hugh Downs: TV’s First Great Utility Player is available for listening on demand

Hugh Downs: TV’s First Great Utility Player Original Airdates: Nov. 13-15, 2020 TVC 516.1: Tony, Donna, and Ed commemorate the passing of broadcast legend Hugh Downs earlier this year as part of a special edition of This Week in History. … 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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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 510.3: The Build-Up to The Beatles is available for listening on demand

How Network TV News First Covered the Beatles Original Airdates: Oct. 2-4, 2020 TVC 510.3: From February 2014: Phil Gries joins Ed in the studio for a special edition of The Sounds of Lost Television featuring audio highlights of how … 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. 500.1: Tribute to Hugh Downs is now available for listening on demand

Hugh Downs on the Unpredictability of Jack Paar Original Airdates: July 10-12, 2020 TVC 500.1: From September 2013: Broadcast legend Hugh Downs talks to Ed and Phil Gries about his years as announcer/sidekick on The Jack Paar Tonight Show (NBC, … Continue reading

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