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Literary Detectives and America’s Top Sleuths: This week on TV Confidential

In case you missed it, last week’s edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL is now available on the archives page at Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org, as well as our own website, www.tvconfidential.net. The program features an encore segments from October 2006 in which we discuss the Top 25 film and TV detectives, as chosen by viewers of The Sleuth Channel, plus a conversation from May 2006 about “literary detectives”—TV shows like Ellery Queen and Spenser: For Hire that were based on best-selling mystery novels, as well as shows like Rockford Files and Harry O that have literary elements to them..

Speaking of Rockford, Gigi Garner, daughter of James Garner, will joins us to discuss her new book, Girl Talk. Plus we have some of our regular features, including reviews two new DVD releases: Season Two of Adam-12 and the long awaited release of The Donna Reed Show. It’s a lively mix of old and new, and we’ll certainly hope you’ll join us

Ed Robertson
Co-Host, TV CONFIDENTIAL
Every other Tuesday at 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT
Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
www.tvconfidential.net
blog.tvconfidential.net

Also available as a podcast via iTunes

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Interview with Paul Green, author of PETE DUEL: A BIOGRAPHY, now available on Share-a-Vision Radio

Most of us think of Pete Duel as Hannibal Heyes, the amiable outlaw that he played so well on the short-lived but long-remembered television Western series, Alias Smith and Jones (ABC, 1971-1973). That, of course, was the image we saw on screen. Off screen, Pete Duel was a complex man who led an unpredictable and often tumultuous life—a fact best characterized by his highly publicized suicide on Dec. 31, 1971, at the height of his television celebrity.The story of Pete Duel is one of the great

Hollywood tragedies… but it’s also a reminder that the true value of a person rests not in the manner of their death, but in the way they lived their life and continue to touch the lives of the people of who knew them. That’s really the focus of Pete Duel: A Biography, a fascinating new book by Paul Green that Frankie and I talked about last week on TV Confidential.In case you missed it, our interview with Paul is now available on our archives page at www.tvconfidential.net. The program also features film and television actress Kim Darby, who not only co-starred with Pete Duel in the film Generation but was among the actor’s closest friends.  

Ed Robertson
Co-Host, TV CONFIDENTIAL
Every other Tuesday at 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT
Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
www.tvconfidential.net
blog.tvconfidential.net
Also available as a podcast via iTunes

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Remembering William Conrad and Isaac Hayes on TV CONFIDENTIAL

In you case you missed it, last week’s edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL is now available on the archives page of our website, www.tvconfidential.net. Paul Robert Coyle joined Frankie and me in our look back at the career of William Conrad, from his radio work on Gunsmoke, to his behind-the-scenes work as head of Warner Bros. Television, from his versatility as Narrator on Rocky & Bullwinkle and The Fugitive, to his starring roles in Cannon and Jake and The Fatman. We also paid tribute to Isaac Hayes and his work with James Garner on The Rockford Files.

Ed Robertson
Pop Culture Critic and Television Historian
Co-Host, TV CONFIDENTIAL
Every other Tuesday at 10:3opm ET, 7:30pm PT
Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
www.edrobertson.com
www.tvconfidential.net
blog.tvconfidential.net
Also available as a podcast via iTunes

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Tribute to Barry Morse: archive now available online

In case you missed it, our tribute to Barry Morse is now available at TalkingTelevision.org. This is the program that was originally scheduled for April 27, but which had to be postponed at the last minute due to transmission difficulties. Joining Dave White and me are Barry’s son, actor/director Hayward Morse, who co-starred with his father in such productions as Bernard and Bosie; Anthony Wynn and Robert Wood, who collaborated with Barry on many projects, including his memoir, Remember with Advantages, and the 2007 radio production Rogues and Vagabonds; and longtime DGA member Bob Rubin, who worked with Barry on The Fugitive, The Invaders and other shows for QM Productions.

Ed Robertson
Pop Culture Critic and Television Historian
Co-Host, Talking Television with Dave White
www.edrobertson.com
www.doctorrerun.com
www.talkingtelevision.org

 

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Tribute to Barry Morse: TODAY on Share-a-Vision Radio

Talking Television with Dave White celebrates the life and career of Barry Morse on a special live edition airing today, Sunday, April 27, beginning at 2pm ET, 11am PT on the Share-a-Vision Radio Select Channel. I will co-host the program, along with Dave White; our guests will include stage and TV actress Jacqueline Scott, Barry’s co-star on The Fugitive; veteran DGA member Bob Rubin, who worked with Barry on The Fugitive, The Invaders and other shows for QM Productions; Anthony Wynn and Robert Wood, who collaborated with Barry on many projects, including his memoir, Remember with Advantages, and the 2007 radio production Rogues and Vagabonds; and Barry’s son, actor/director Hayward Morse, who co-starred with his father in such productions as Bernard and Bosie, the acclaimed play based on the unlikely friendship between playwright George Bernard Shaw and poet Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas.


Though best known to American audiences for his roles on The Fugitive and Space: 1999, Barry was an incredibly versatile performer whose vast body of work covered everything from Shakespeare and Shaw to Gore Vidal and A.R. Gurney, to his own critically acclaimed one-man show, Merely Players. If you’ve enjoyed his work in stage, film and television, we invite you to join our conversation by logging on to the special KSAV Select Channel stream, located at http://stream.ksav.org5555/live, beginning at
2pm ET, 11am PT. Listeners in the United States can phone in by calling (800) 407-KSAV (5728). Listeners from any part of the world can email us at talk@ksav.org.

 

Ed Robertson
Pop Culture Critic and Television Historian
Author,
The Fugitive Recaptured and other books on television
Co-Host, Talking Television with Dave White
Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
www.edrobertson.com
www.doctorrerun.com
www.talkingtelevision.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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