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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 553.3 with guest Susan Silver is now available for listening on demand

Susan Silver and The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped Original Airdates: Sept. 11-13, 2021 TVC 553.3: Part 2 of a conversation that began on our last program with Susan Silver, one of the original writers for The Mary Tyler Moore Show … Continue reading

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The Jeopardy! Host Debacle, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, and Two TV Pioneers: Next on TVC

We’ll play Part 2 of our conversation with television writer Susan Silver (Hot Pants in Hollywood, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped), plus we’ll welcome Emmy Award-nominated stunt woman and actress Janeshia Adams-Ginyard, activist Steve Pieters, … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 552.3 with guest Susan Silver is available for listening on demand

Susan Silver: The Original Mary Richards Original Airdates: Aug. 27-29, 2021 TVC 552.3: Ed welcomes Susan Silver, one of the original writers for The Mary Tyler Moore Show and one of the very first female writers to break the glass … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: SUSAN SILVER, one of the original writers of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, on the integral role that Garry Marshall played in helping her break the glass ceiling of network TV comedy; why some comedians and comedy writers enjoy watching true crime shows on TV; how producer George Eckstein helped her make the transition from writing sitcoms to writing such full-length Movies of the Week as The Couple Takes a Wife and The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped; and how we all must channel our Inner Chutzpah from time to time to overcome challenges in life. Susan’s memoir, HOT PANTS IN HOLLYWOOD, is now available as an audiobook through Audible.com, while the print edition is also available through Amazon.com. Susan’s radio commentaries, SUSAN SAYS with Susan Silver, are available for listening on demand at RobinHoodRadio.com and Apple Podcasts

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Adele Mara stars as “The Spanish Dancer,” airing Dec. 14, 1958

THE SPANISH DANCER Original Airdate: December 14, 1958 Synopsis. While peddling goods in the New Mexico mining camp of Riverhead, Bart and Gentleman Jack Darby fall for Elena Grande (played by Adele Mara), an exotic dancer who hopes one day … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Richard Long, Fay Spain, and H.M. Wynant star in “The Goose-Drownder,” one of the few straightforward dramatic episodes of Maverick, airing Dec. 13, 1959

THE GOOSE-DROWNDER Original Airdate: December 13, 1959 Synopsis. Stranded in the ghost town of Silverado, Nevada, Bart and Gentleman Jack Darby (Richard Long) spend the night with the town’s lone resident, Boone Gillis (played by Will Wright). They are later … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: John Dehner stars in “Shady Deal at Sunny Acres,” James Garner’s favorite episode and arguably the most famous Maverick of all, airing Nov. 23, 1958

SHADY DEAL AT SUNNY ACRES Original Airdate: November 23, 1958 Synopsis. Bret wins $15,000 playing poker in Sunny Acres, Colorado. He deposits the money with the town’s banker, John Bates, but when he tries to withdraw some of his money the … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “Alias Bart Maverick,” Richard Long’s first appearance as Gentleman Jack Darby, airs on Oct. 5, 1958

ALIAS BART MAVERICK Original Airdate: October 5, 1958 Synopsis. Outside Crescent City, Bart encounters Gentleman Jack Darby (played by Richard Long), a fugitive wanted for embezzlement by the Missouri Surety Company. Although innocent of that charge (a dishonest bank clerk … Continue reading

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