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via DeborahKalbBooks.Blogspot.com: Our friend ROBERT CRANE on the backstory of “Wingding,” a short story that is partly inspired by the murder of his father, Bob Crane, in June 1978. Robert Crane, Joe Atkins, and Christopher Fryer are the many contributors to BEYOND WHERE THE BUSES RUN, a collection of short stories edited by Theresa Griffin Kennedy, while “Wingding” is among the stories included in the book. BEYOND WHERE THE BUSES RUN is available at Amazon.com

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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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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 549.6: Happy Birthday, Lucille Ball is available for listening on demand as a podcast

Happy Birthday, Lucille Ball Original Airdates: Aug. 6-8, 2021 TVC 549.6: With this weekend marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lucille Ball, we played some highlights of our coverage of an event held at the Hollywood Museum in … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 536.1: The Bob Crane TV Trivia Quiz with guest Robert Crane is available for listening on demand

The Bob Crane TV Trivia Quiz Original Airdates: Apr. 23-25, 2021 TVC 536.1: From October 2018: An encore presentation of our special ten-question Bob Crane TV Trivia Quiz featuring guest emcee Robert Crane—the eldest son of Bob Crane, and an … 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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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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Shout! Factory TV launches THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW linear streaming channel, now available via Pluto TV

Los Angeles – September 1, 2020 – One of the most acclaimed and influential TV series of all time heads to linear streaming with Shout! Factory TV’s launch of “The Carol Burnett Show” channel today on Pluto TV, the leading … Continue reading

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via National Comedy Center: National Comedy Center will honor advisory board member Carl Reiner at this year’s Virtual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, which takes place Friday 8/14 thru Sunday 8/30. Virtual festival will also feature conversations with Jimmy Fallon, Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Tiffany Haddish, Jay Leno, Howie Mandel, Margaret Cho, and more. All programs will be streamed, for free, at ComedyCenter.org/Festival, as well via Facebook Live

Jamestown,  NY—August 12, 2020—The National Comedy Center, the nation’s official cultural institution dedicated to comedy—recently named the “Best New Museum” in the country by USA Today—will present its acclaimed Lucille Ball Comedy Festival virtually this year, featuring conversations with a diverse … Continue reading

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via National Comedy Center: The National Comedy Center will pay tribute to Desi Arnaz, Richard Pryor, Jerry Stiller, and John Cleese during Father’s Day weekend with live streaming events featuring Lucie Arnaz, Rain Pryor, Amy Stiller and Ben Stiller, and Camilla Cleese, respectively, that will air Friday 6/19 thru Sunday 6/21 at various times at ComedyCenter.org/FathersDay, with simulcasts via Facebook Live on the National Comedy Center Facebook page. All four streaming events are free and will support the Center’s educational and preservation initiatives during the museum’s temporary closure

Jamestown,  NY – June 18, 2020 — The National Comedy Center, the nation’s official cultural institution and non-profit museum dedicated to comedy, announced today that it will present a tribute to fathers of comedy this Father’s Day weekend, June 19-21, … Continue reading

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