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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Legendary entertainer, comedy pioneer and motivational speaker TOM DREESEN on the generosity that Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Benny and Carl Reiner all showed him early and throughout his career. Tom’s memoir, STILL STANDING: My Journey from Streets and Saloons to The Stage and Sinatra, is available wherever books are sold

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 501.3: Happy Birthday, Merv is now available for listening on demand

Happy Birthday, Merv Original Airdates: July 17-19, 2020 TVC 501.3: From July 2015: Tony, Donna, and Ed commemorate the birthday of Merv Griffin with a look at his long-running daytime talk show (NBC/Westinghouse/CBS/Metromedia, 1962-1986) and his contributions to the world … Continue reading

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Show No. 500 with Peri Gilpin and Radames Pera: Next on TVC

Actress Peri Gilpin (Frasier, Old Guy), actor and entrepreneur Radames Pera (Kung Fu, Little House on the Prairie), and producers Ursula Burton, Jennifer Burton, Maria Burton, Gabrielle Burton, and Charity Burton of Five Sisters Productions will all join us for … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 499.5 with guest John Barbour is now available for listening on demand

John Barbour and the Power of the Real People T-shirt Original Airdates: June 26-28, 2020 TVC 499.5: Part 4 of Ed’s four-part conversation with five-time Emmy Award-winning talk show host, comedian, critic at large, and documentary film maker John Barbour, … Continue reading

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Ernie Kovacs, Knuckles & Nash, and The Radio Career of Bob Crane: Next on TVC

We’ll play Part 4 of our conversation with Emmy Award-winning talk show host and producer John Barbour (Real People, Ernie Kovacs: Television’s Original Genius), plus we’ll welcome back authors Carol Ford and Linda Groundwater (Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography). All … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 498.4 with guest John Barbour is now available for listening on demand

John Barbour on Why Bobby Darin was a Vesuvius of Music Original Airdates: June 19-21, 2020 TVC 498.5: Part 3 of a conversation that began earlier this spring with John Barbour, the five-time Emmy Award-winning talk show host, comedian, critic … Continue reading

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Schoolhouse Rock, Spike the Wonder Dog, plus The Impact of Real People: Next on TVC

We’ll play Part 3 of our conversation with John Barbour, creator and producer of Real People, plus we’ll welcome television talk show host and producer Bill Boggs on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing June 19-21 at the following … Continue reading

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Now available from PostHill Press and Simon & Schuster: STILL STANDING: My Journey from Streets and Saloons to The Stage and Sinatra, the story of how of comedian TOM DREESEN turned the hard times of growing up on the South Side of Chicago into funny monologues that have delighted television and stage audiences for more than fifty years

(LOS ANGELES) – Tom Dreesen is one of the world’s most groundbreaking, well-respected, and beloved entertainers of stage and screen. A living legend in the world of comedy, Dreesen has made over 500 national television appearances as a stand-up comedian … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 490.6 with guest John Barbour is now available for listening on demand

John Barbour Channels Mark Russell and Tom Lehrer Original Airdates: Apr. 24-26, 2020 TVC 490.6: Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with John Barbour, the five-time Emmy Award-winning talk show host, comedian, critic at large, and documentary … Continue reading

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