TV ConfidentialÂ is a two-hour radio talk show about all aspects of television that directs itself to the Baby Boomer, Generation X and senior markets. Each edition features lively interviews with special guests on topics related to popular network TV shows and the state of the medium in general. Listeners can participate by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our audience encompasses listeners from all parts of the world, including many who work in the film, radio and television industries. The common bond is their unbridled passion for the past, present and future of television programming.
Regular features ofÂ TV ConfidentialÂ include an interactive look back at â€œThis Week in Television History,â€ The Sounds of Lost Television and commentary on items related to television. But the hallmark of the show is the in-depth interviews with the many well-known actors, writers, producers, directors, journalists, authors and other entertainment industry professionals who appear as guests. We strive to take listeners behind the scenes of a wide range of television programs past and present. We often compare contemporary programs with those of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. This allows a very broad audience to not only relate to our show, but participate with their imagination and memories.
Previous guests include such film and TV icons as Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man), Jack Klugman (The Odd Couple, Quincy), Lee Meriwether (Barnaby Jones), Julie Newmar (Batman), Sandra Bernhard (Roseanne, The L Word), Dennis Farina (Crime Story, Get Shorty), Tony Denison (Crime Story, The Closer), Stacy Keach (Titus, Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer), John O’Hurley (Seinfeld, Dancing with the Stars), Michael Learned (The Waltons), Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (The F.B.I., 77 Sunset Strip), William Schallert (Get Smart, Dobie Gillis, The Patty Duke Show), James Best (The Dukes of Hazzard), Richard Anderson (The Bionic Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man), Sally Kellerman (M*A*S*H), Larry Manetti (Magnum, p.i.), Kathryn Joosten (Desperate Housewives, The West Wing), Dee Wallace (E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, Cujo), Hank Garrett (Three Days of the Condor, Car 54: Where Are You?), Mary McDonough (The Waltons), Kathryn Leigh Scott (Dark Shadows) and Susan Olsen (The Brady Bunch), as well as NPR television critic David Bianculli, HBO programming executive Andrew Goldman, Emmy-winning writer/producer Joseph Dougherty (Saving Grace, thirtysomething), former CBS programming executive Mike Dann and broadcast pioneer Loreen Arbus.
Ed Robertson, Host
Ed Robertson is an award-winning, nationally known author, journalist and media analyst. His books on television includeÂ The Fugitive Recaptured,Â The Ethics of Star Trek,Â Maverick: Legend of the WestÂ Â andThirty Years of The Rockford Files.Â Ed’s articles on televisionÂ appear inThe New York Times, The Wave Magazine,Â Media Life MagazineÂ and otherÂ media venues, including Columbia House, where he helped develop many titles for the popular subscription-based Columbia House Video Library. Ed is a regular guest onÂ The Ronn Owens ProgramÂ (KGO-AM, San Francisco),Â The Jarrod Thomas ShowÂ (KNOX-AM, Grand Forks, ND) andÂ The Gary Snyder ShowÂ (WBAT-AM, Marion, IN), and has appeared on such programs asÂ Biography, Showbiz TodayÂ andÂ Entertainment Tonight. Ed has also consulted on documentaries produced by NBC, The Biography Channel, E! Entertainment Television and Warner Bros. Home Video, while his comments on television appear in articles for MSNBC.com, USA Today, Forbes.com, E! Online,Â The Los Angeles TimesÂ and other publications.
Catch their show at the following times (PST):
MONDAYS @ 5PM TO 7PM “LIVE AIRDATE”
SATURDAYS @ 8AM TO 10AM “CURRENT REPLAY”
SUNDAYS @ 2PM TO 4PM “CURRENT REPLAY”
THURSDAYS @ 10PM TO 12MID “ARCHIVE REPLAY”
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