With Ed Robertrson
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.
Ed Robertson is an award-winning, nationally known author, journalist and media analyst. His books on television include 45 Years of The Rockford Files, Maverick: Legend of the West, The Fugitive Recaptured, The Ethics of Star Trek, and The Case of the Alliterative Attorney: A Guide to the Perry Mason TV Series and Made-for-TV Movies. Ed’s articles on television have appeared in such platforms as The New York Times, The Wave Magazine, Media Life Magazine, and Columbia House, where he helped develop many titles for the popular subscription-based Columbia House Video Library. Ed has appeared on such programs as Biography, Showbiz Today and Entertainment Tonight. He has also consulted on documentaries produced by NBC, The Biography Channel, E! Entertainment Television and Warner Bros. Home Video, while his comments on television have appeared in articles for MSNBC.com, USA Today, Forbes.com, E! Online, The Los Angeles Times and other publications.
Ed Robertson (Host) is an award-winning, nationally known author, journalist and media analyst.
Tony Figueroa is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor and storyteller with extensive experience co-hosting and co-producing radio shows in Los Angeles.
Donna Allen always knew that she wanted to act. Her professional credits include principal roles on the popular daytime dramas Days of Our Lives and General Hospital, as well as appearances on such prime time series as The Robert Guillaume Show.
Phil Gries is the founder and owner of Archival Television Audio, a peerless archive accredited by the Guinness World Book of Records as the largest resource on the Internet, and in the world, of audio for “lost” television programs.
Greg Ehrbar is a two-time Grammy-nominated and multiple Addy-winning freelance writer/producer for television, advertising and publishing for Disney, Warner, Universal and others in projects involving some of the industry’s biggest names.
TV Confidential is a two-hour radio talk show about all aspects of television that directs itself primarily to the Baby Boomer, Generation X and senior markets. Each edition of the program airs Friday through Sunday at various times on our AM/FM affiliates and covers a combined population total of approximately 930,000 potential primary-demo-age listeners in our terrestrial radio markets. Each edition features lively, long-form interviews with special guests on topics related to popular network TV shows and the state of the medium in general. 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 of TV Confidential include an interactive look at “This Week in TV History,” The Sounds of Lost Television, and a report on shows available on DVD/streaming on demand. The hallmark of TV Confidential, however, is its in-depth interviews with TV celebrities and other entertainment industry professionals. Previous guests include Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Ed Asner (Lou Grant, The Mary Tyler Moore Show), Jaclyn Smith (Charlie's Angels), Eric Braeden (The Young and the Restless), Shirley Jones (The Partridge Family), Mayim Bialik (Big Bang Theory), Walter Koenig (Star Trek) and Julie Newmar (Batman).
Previous guests include such film and TV icons as Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man), Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant), Shirley Jones (The Partridge Family, Elmer Gantry), Jaclyn Smith (Charlie’s Angels), Eric Braeden (The Young and the Restless), Barbara Feldon (Get Smart), Charles Grodin (Midnight Run), Lee Meriwether (Barnaby Jones), Julie Newmar (Batman), Ken Berry (F Troop, Mama’s Family), Sandra Bernhard (Roseanne, The L Word), Rose Marie (The Dick Van Dyke Show), 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), Sally Kellerman (M*A*S*H), 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, Pretty Little Liars), former CBS programming executive Mike Dann and broadcast pioneer Loreen Arbus.
2 hours weekly
4 min network/9 min local inventory per hour
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