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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Five-time Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, director, comedian and talk show host John Barbour on his affinity for Superman; how he helped Pat Morita find his piece of ground as a comedian early in his career; why REAL PEOPLE represents the best form of reality TV; and why he always booked Harlan Ellison as his first guest whenever he hosted a talk show. John’s memoir, YOUR MOTHER’S NOT A VIRGIN: The Bumpy Life and Times of the Canadian Dropout Who Changed the Face of American TV, is available in paperback and as an eBook through TrineDay.com and Amazon.com. John’s documentary THE AMERICAN MEDIA AND THE SECOND ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY is also available on Amazon, while his documentaries THE GARRISON TAPES and ERNIE KOVACS: TV’s ORIGINAL GENIUS are both available for free screening at YouTube.com/JohnBarboursWorld

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 480.1: Tribute to Kirk Douglas is now available online for listening on demand

How Kirk Douglas Helped End the Blacklist Original Airdates: Feb. 14-16, 2020 TVC 480.1: TV Confidential marks the passing of screen legend Kirk Douglas with an encore presentation of our December 2016 centennial tribute to the Academy Award-winning actor featuring … Continue reading

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via National Comedy Center: National Comedy Center Celebrates Comic Legend Ernie Kovacs with Special Screenings on Thursday 1/23, Friday 1/24 and Saturday 1/25 to commemorate the 101st birthday of Television’s Original Genius. Besides this special three-day event, the Comedy Center showcases rare Kovacs artifacts daily as part of its ongoing “Ernie Kovacs Centennial Exhibit”

Jamestown, New York – January 23, 2020 – The National Comedy Center celebrateslegendary comedy innovator Ernie Kovacs’ 101st birthday today through Saturday, January 25th with special screenings of rare video clips and highlights from his television career, along with a … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 455 with guest Steve Randisi is now available online for listening on demand

The Sounds of Lost Merv with Jack Benny and Montgomery Clift Original Airdates: June 28-30, 2019 TVC 455.1: Steve Randisi, author of The Merv Griffin Show: The Inside Story, joins Phil Gries for Part 3 of our Sounds of Lost … Continue reading

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via It’s Alive Media: Omnivore Recordings to reissue The Ernie Kovacs Album, the Grammy-nominated album from 1977, this summer with six bonus tracks

On Friday, July 5, Omnivore Recordings will reissue the 1977 Grammy-nominated The Ernie Kovacs Album as The Ernie Kovacs Album: Centennial Edition with six bonus tracks! Available on CD and digitally for the first time. To learn more about on this upcoming  reissue, visit … Continue reading

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via It’s Alive Media: Attention, Kovacs Fans on the East Coast: May 2019 will bring three more events to celebrate Ernie’s centennial birthday, including a program honoring Ernie and Edie at the Library of Congress on Friday 5/10 and Saturday 5/11, and an Ernie Kovacs tribute at the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission on Wednesday 5/22

Announced today, Tuesday 4/16 (Edie Adams’ birthday) — May 2019 will be a big month for the Ernie Kovacs centennial (and for Edie Adams fans, too) as the estates for Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams have confirmed the following three … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 445, Segment 2 with guest Josh Mills is now available online for listening on demand

Show No. 445, Segment 2 with guest Josh Mills Original Airdate: Apr. 5-7, 2019 Josh Mills, director of the estates of Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams, joins Ed, Tony and Donna for Part 2 of our celebration of the centennial … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 445, Segment 1: The Sweetest Sounds of Lost Merv is now available online for listening on demand

Show No. 445, Segment 1: The Sweetest Sounds of Lost Merv Original Airdate: Apr. 5-7, 2019 Steve Randisi joins Phil Gries for Part 2 of our special Sounds of Lost Television tribute to the critically acclaimed NBC daytime talk show … 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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Podcast of TVC 444.2: The Best of Merv on DVD is now available online for listening on demand

Show No. 444, Segment 2: The Best of Merv on DVD Original Airdates: Mar. 29-31, 2019 Greg Ehrbar reviews The Merv Griffin Show: 1962-1986, a 12-disc retrospective from MPI Media Group in conjunction with Reelin’ in the Years that features … Continue reading

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