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TV CONFIDENTIAL (www.televisionconfidential.com) talks to the stars, writers, directors and other creative people behind the scenes of some of America's most popular shows. An engaging blend of talk and entertainment, TV Confidential often compares today’s programs with those of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.

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TVC 532.6: Academy Award winner George Chakiris talks to Ed about some of his early screen appearances as a dancer in such films as Gentleman Prefer Blondes, White Christmas, and There’s No Business Like Show Business; assisting Robert Alton with the choreography of Judy Garland’s first stage show in Las Vegas; and how George came to develop his interest in designing jewelry. George’s memoir, My West Side Story, is available in hardcover and as an eBook and includes a wonderful back cover quote from George’s co-star, dear friend, and fellow Oscar winner from West Side Story, Rita Moreno. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TVC 520.2: Actor, comedian, and voice artist Hank Garrett talks to Ed, Tony, and Donna about how an intervention from Sammy Davis Jr. when Hank was thirteen years old saved him from a life on the streets and opened the doors for what would become a sixty-five-year career as an entertainer. Hank’s memoir, From Harlem Hoodlum to Hollywood Heavyweight, is available through Briton Publishing, Amazon.com, and other online retailers. Proceeds from sales of Hank’s book will support Wounded Warriors and Disabled Veterans of America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TVC 516.6: From November 2010: Ken Corday, executive producer of Days of Our Lives, talks to Ed and Tony about some of the notable storylines of the first twenty years of Days of Our Lives, as well as the show’s occasional struggles with network Standards and Practices over certain subject matters (and, in more recent years, product placement). Ken’s book, The Days of Our Lives: The True Story of One Family’s Dream and The Untold History of Days of Our Lives, not only chronicles the history of Days of Our Lives on television, but pays tribute to his parents, Ted and Betty Corday, the creators and original executive producers of the series. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TVC 513.2: Game show historian Steve Beverly talks to Ed about Tom Kennedy’s versatility as a game show host; how he and his real-life brother, Jack Narz, came to be related to fellow game show legend Bill Cullen; why many, including Kennedy himself, considered Cullen to be the best in the business; some insight on Kennedy’s experience hosting The Price is Right; and why You Don’t Say, Split Second and Name That Tune were all “Tom Kennedy shows.” Steve knew Tom Kennedy for more than twenty years. Tom Kennedy passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at age 93. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TVC 555.1: Greg Ehrbar joins Ed for a remembrance of film and television actor Tommy Kirk. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TVC 555.2: Greg Ehrbar talks to Ed about Tommy Kirk’s many contributions to Walt Disney Pictures, which include The Shaggy Dog, The Monkey’s Uncle, Swiss Family Robinson, The Horsemasters, and Old Yeller. Tommy Kirk passed away Sept. 28, 2021 at age 79. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TVC 555.3: Ed welcomes actress, director, producer, and voice artist Judi Beecher. Judi is also one of the stars, and one of the executive producers, of Tango Shalom, the award-winning comedy about a Hassidic rabbi (played by Jos Laniado) who gets a message from God that he must enter a TV dance competition to resolve his financial problems. Tango Shalom is now playing in select theaters, plus it will become available for streaming on demand on Friday, Oct. 29. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Judi Beecher, Part 2

Judi Beecher, Part 2

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mentors, which include such acting masters such as Uta Hagen, Bill Hickey, Bobby Lewis, and Broadway legend Elaine Stritch. Also starring Joseph Bologna (in his final screen role), Renee Taylor, Lainie Kazan, and Karina Smirnoff (from Dancing with the Stars), Tango Shalom is now playing in select theaters, plus it will become available for streaming on demand on Friday, Oct. 29. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TVC 555.6: Alexis Hunter, author of Joi Lansing: A Body to Die For, discusses the dangers of silicon enhancements, especially today. For our listeners on the East Coast, Alexis will sign copies of Joi Lansing: A Body to Die For at the historic Stonewall Inn in New York City, the birthplace of the contemporary LGBTQ movement, on Monday Oct. 18 from 6pm to 8pm. Alexis will also read a passage from the book that night, while Vincent DeSalvo, and Joseph Dougherty—the producer and screenwriter, respectively, of the forthcoming miniseries adaptation of Joi Lansing: A Body to Die For—will join her for a Q & A session afterward. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TVC 555.7: Ed welcomes actress and monologist Veronica Redd (The Young and the Restless). Fans of The Jeffersons know Veronica best for her lead role in “Once a Friend,” the groundbreaking episode of The Jeffersons in which George learns that his old Navy buddy, Eddie Stokes, has undergone a sex change operation and is now living life as a woman, Edie. Written by Jay Moriarty and Mike Milligan, and originally broadcast in October 1977, “Once a Friend” not only marked one of the first portrayals of a transgender person on network television, but was certainly the first time that subject had ever been explored on a network TV sitcom. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TVC 555.8: Actress and monologist Veronica Redd (The Young and the Restless) tells Ed a poignant story about when she first realized just how much her performance as Edie Stokes “Once a Friend,” the groundbreaking episode of The Jeffersons, meant to real-life transgender people. She also talks about working with Ed Asner on the set of Lou Grant. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TVC 524.1: A program-length celebration of the life and career of Ed Asner, the eight-time Emmy Award-winning actor who passed away this past Sunday, Aug. 29 at age 91. Known to three generations around the world for his portrayals of Carl Frederickson in Pixar’s UP!; Santa Claus in several films (including, most notably, Elf); his stellar performances in the classic miniseries Roots and Rich Man, Poor Man; and, of course, his signature role as newsman Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and, later, his own show, Lou Grant, Ed Asner was a multifaceted, well-informed human being known for his tireless activism (particularly when he was president of the Screen Actors Guild), his desire to make a difference in the world (and to always do the right thing, even at great personal cost), his generosity of spirit, and his marvelous sense of humor. Our tribute will include remembrances from many friends and colleagues of Ed Asner, plus highlights from two of our favorite moments with Ed on TV Confidential. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TVC 524.2: Tony, Donna, and Ed discuss their favorite “Lou Grant” moments from Ed Asner, both on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant; his work as president of the Screen Actors Guild; his activism (including his controversial stance on the U.S. involvement in El Salvador in 1982); and some of his many other roles, including Two Jews Talking, the stage production with Jamie Farr that he was rehearsing two days before his death. This segment also includes quotes from Jamie Farr and Ruta Lee, courtesy of B. Harlan Boll Public Relations. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TVC 524.2a: From May 2013: Jennifer Armstrong, author of Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted and All the Brilliant Minds Who Made The Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic, talks to Ed about the difficulty that Ed Asner initially had with delivering the now iconic line “I hate spunk” during the original taping of the pilot for The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Ed Asner passed away this past Sunday, Aug. 29 at age 91. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TVC 524.3: Greg Ehrbar joins Ed for a special Ed Asner-centric edition of our DVD and streaming report, with particular emphasis on Ed’s extensive work as a voice artist on many animated films and TV specials (including the many times other than Elf in which he played Santa Claus), as well as his performances as a reader on audiobooks. This segment also includes quotes from Bob Bergen and Leonard Maltin, courtesy of B. Harlan Boll Public Relations. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TVC 524.4: Greg and Ed discuss Ed Asner’s performance in The Gathering (ABC, 1977), the made-for-TV holiday classic that was also among Hanna-Barbera’s first ventures into live-action movies. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TVC 524.5: Emmy Award winner Geoffrey Mark joins Ed to share a few memories about Ed Asner. Geoff not only interviewed Ed for a documentary he produced about The Mary Tyler Moore Show, but was among the many recipients of Ed’s generosity of spirit. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TVC 524.6: Chuck Harter joins Ed to share a few memories about Ed Asner. Chuck interviewed Ed in person for his book Mr. Novak: An Acclaimed Television Series. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TVC 524.7: Nine-time Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, and humorist Ed. Weinberger (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Taxi) talks to Ed about his three collaborations with Ed Asner over the past ten years, including Two Jews Talking, a new stage comedy that Asner was rehearsing with Jamie Farr two days before he died. Ed Asner passed away this past Sunday, Aug. 29 at age 91. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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