HSB 11/2/14

HSB 31: Tales from Autumn Knoll

Join us as we celebrate the magic of Autumn. Enjoy this collection of stories and songs that we present HSB31-AutumnKnollCoveras an offering to the Fall season. 

TVC 10/31/14

David Susskind, A Televised Life: Next on TVC

October 28th, 2014

Stephen Battaglio, business editor for TV Guide, will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7PM ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

David Susskind took risks, broke rules and, in many ways, shaped television programming as we currently know it today. After beginning his career as a publicist and agent, and establishing his own agency, Talent Associates, Susskind went from behind the desk to behind the scenes, establishing himself as a producer of such live television productions as Armstrong Circle Theatre, where he battled network practices of blacklisting, exposed TV audiences to provocative subject matter and introduced such actors as Sir Laurence Olivier to American television. But it was his groundbreaking weekly talk show, Open End, that made Susskind a household name. Open End ran for 25 years and featured movers and shakers could speak their minds about a wide range of topics literally without restrictions.

Joining us this week as we remember David Susskind will be Stephen Battaglio, business editor for TV Guide and the author of David Susskind: A Televised Life, an excellent biography of Susskind that not only covers every aspect of the life and career of the legendary producer, talk show host and impresario, but in many ways is also a capsule history of the first four decades of television.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 9pm ET, 6pm PT on WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Pittsburgh Talks
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT Boost Radio Network
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM 1710 (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel atPWRNetwork
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Swing Museum 11/1

The Man with the Golden Horn … the unforgettable Harry James?

TVC 10/24

Kathy Garver, plus Behind the Scenes at Saturday Night Live: Next on TVC

Actress Kathy Garver and authors Doug Hill and Jeffrey Weingrad will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT onShare-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

Known to Baby Boomers as “Cissy Davis” from Family AffairKathy Garveris also an award-winning, highly sought-after voice artist whose voice has been heard in such films as RansomBackdraftJingle All the Wayand the Academy Award-winning Apollo 13. She has also narrated such audiobooks as Rocking Horse: A Personal Biography of Betty Hutton, and has won two Audie awards (including one in 2004, for her direction of author Amy Tan reading The Opposite of Fate).

Kathy Garver has a new movie out, Mom, Murder and Me, which is making the film festival circuit after its world premiere in Orinda, California. We’ll talk about that, as well as some of Kathy’s other upcoming projects when she joins us in our first hour.

Also this week: We’ll go “Live… from New York” as we welcome Doug Hill and Jeff Weingrad, co-authors of Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live, a behind the scenes look at the first ten years of the groundbreaking NBC late night series that began its 40th season on television this fall. Recently re-released as an eBookSaturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live was hailed by the Associated Press as “the best book ever written about television.” We’ll find out why when Doug and Jeff join us in our second hour.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 9pm ET, 6pm PT on WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Pittsburgh Talks
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT Boost Radio Network
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM 1710 (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunesFeedBurner
and now on your mobile phone via Stitcher.com
Follow us online at www.tvconfidential.net
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HSB 10/26

HSB 27: Curse of the CrescentCity

Strange tales of a lady vampire called the Red Princess have been floating around New HSB27_Curse of Crescent CityOrleans and our favorite spook hunters Leslie Addison and Eugene Pumphrey have arrived to crack the case. Will they be able to get past voodoo, zombies and other ghoulish surprises to drive the spike home? Or will this evil temptress bite back? Find out this weekend. 

HSB 10/19

HSB 17: The Terror of London
Join our favourite Ghoul hunters Leslie Addison and Eugene Pumphrey as they dive into the fable and HSB17-TerrorLondonfolklore of the mysterious Spring Heeled Jack. Original Music, comedy and second in our “Devil Dog” trilogy, get into the spirit and listen this weekend!

Swing Museum 10/25

Another exciting edition of … The Glenn Miller Hour!

DWP 10/21

 

Kim Wilson Remembers Muddy Waters, Harry Potter and the Art of Spying, and Mickey Rooney with Peter Lorre on the next *Dave White Presents*!

 

While his exact birthdate is uncertain, this year marks the 100th anniversary celebrations for one McKinley Morganfield, better known as bluesman Muddy Waters. You probably know him best for songs like “Hoochie Coochie Man,” “Got My Mojo Working,” “Mannish Boy,” and many other classics covered by the likes of The Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Rodgers etc. etc.

 

To honor Muddy’s centennial, Severn Records joined together two blues powerhouses. First, they got Muddy’s son and past DWP guest Mud Morganfield to sing his father’s songs. Playing harp with Mud is the frontman for the legendary Fabulous Thunderbirds, Kim Wilson. Together, Mud, Kim and a hot lineup of Chicago players recorded *For Pops (A Tribute to Muddy Waters*, and on Oct. 21, Kim Wilson will share the inside story of *For Pops* on *DWP*!

 

In a personable conversation with Wes Britton, Kim talks about how he met Muddy at a Thunderbirds concert, how Muddy became a mentor and friend, and the influence of Muddy—and his harp player Little Walter Jacobs—on Wilson’s own career.     Kim describes how he was hooked up with Mud Morganfield, how the tracks and musicians were chosen for *For Pops*, and how the album was recorded to emulate what Muddy and his compatriots did back in post-war Chicago. Yep, we’ll play two of Kim’s favorites from the album for you and add a few words about Kim’s plans for the T-birds in 2015—

 

When we read the Harry Potter books and enjoyed the films, most of us thought about wizards and wands and the powers of magical spells. But did you imagine you were also enjoying spy adventures with characters delving into the murky worlds of espionage? Did you think “Severus Snape was perhaps the best spy ever portrayed in literature”?

 

That’s the thesis of spy novelist Lynn Boughey and 36-year CIA veteran and Executive Director of the International Spy Museum, Peter Earnest. Their new *Harry Potter and the Art of Spying* is a detailed demonstration of how J.K. Rowling’s books, especially *Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix*, employed spycraft of every kind in nearly every chapter.

 

On *DWP*, Peter Earnest joins Wes Britton to dive into the connections between Rowling’s fiction with parallels in espionage fact that will surprise even the most devoted HP fan.   But that’s not all–while we’re at it, we’ll also let you know what’s going on these days at the International Spy Museum, especially a seriously cool James Bond exhibit!

 

 

Back in 1950, Mickey Rooney was looking for a project to transition from his Andy Hardy character into more mature roles. So, along with fellow actor Peter Lorre, Rooney co-financed the noir classic, *Quicksand*.

 

*Quicksand* features decent guy Don Brady(Rooney) who thinks he can “borrow” $20.00 from his boss’s till to take the wrong girl out on a date. But things go quickly wrong. Petty theft moves to burglary which puts Brady at the mercy of opportunistic penny-arcade owner Nick Dramoshaq (Lorre) which leads to grand

Theft, assault, kidnapping, and Brady fleeing to Mexico.

 

 

Once again, Dave White joins “Silver Screen Savant” Chicago Bill Hanson to review the newly released, digitally restored edition of *Quicksand*. Yes, it’s a film noir story of historical importance, but is it worth your appreciation now in 2014?

 

Find out on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over–

www.KSAV.org

 

You can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)–

http://www.dar.fm/faq.php

 

On Wed.  Oct. 22, the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at–

www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

 

Be sure to join us at the Dave White Presents Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-White-Presents/153177177306

 

Wes Britton’s review of Mud Morganfield and Kim Wilson’s *For Pops (A Tribute to Muddy Waters)* is at:

http://blogcritics.org/music-review-mud-morganfield-and-kim-wilson-for-pops-a-tribute-to-muddy-waters/

 

Wes Britton’s review of *Harry Potter and the Art of Spying* is posted at:

http://goo.gl/V3fvej

 

Wes Britton’s review of the restored *Quicksand* is at:

http://blogcritics.org/dvd-review-quicksand-digitally-restored/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suspense 10/28

In our next episode of SUSPENSE…a two-timing, larcenous 1940’s swing band leader steals a forbidden Far East melody and uses it as the basis for a hit song- only to find out too late just why it is forbidden… ‘The Drums Of Tcho Ktlan, written especially for SUSPENSE by John C. Alsedek & Dana Perry-Hayes, stars Daamen Krall, Rocky Cerda, Adrienne Wilkinson, Elizabeth Gracen, Dana Perry-Hayes, and John C. Alsedek. So tune in on Tuesday, October 28th at 7:30pm EST, and again at 7:30pm PST, for this tale well-calculated to keep you in…SUSPENSE!

TVC 10/17

Glamour, Gidgets and The Marx Brothers: Next on TVC

Musician and DVD producer Bill Marx and actor and author Herbie J Pilato will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

Television was the last frontier conquered by the Marx Brothers, individually and, occasionally, collectively. We all know about the success that Groucho had as the host of You Bet Your Life, not to mentionHarpo’s famous appearance with Lucille Ball on I Love Lucy. But there is a host of other television appearances that the Marx Brothers made throughout the 1950s and 1960s that haven’t been seen in years, including Groucho’s appearances on The Jack Benny Show and The Dick Cavett Show; Harpo’s starring role in “A Silent Panic,” an episode of The DuPont Show considered by many to be his finest performance ever; “The Hold Out,” the episode of GE Theater (featuring a young Dennis Hopper) that marked Groucho’s only dramatic appearance on television; “The Musicale,” the episode of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington that turned out to be Harpo’s final TV appearance; and Chico’s short-lived series, The College Bowl, a weekly musical revue featuring a young Andy Williams.

These titles and more are part of The Marx Brothers TV Collection, an excellent DVD box set that also includes such extra features as rare color home movies (with music and narration by Harpo’s son Bill Marx), outtakes from You Bet Your Life and the rarely seen British version ofYou Bet Your Life. An accomplished musician, arranger and composer in his own right, Bill Marx is also the executive producer of The Marx Brothers TV Collection. He will talk about the legacy of The Marx Brothers when he joins us in our second hour.

Speaking of The Golden Age of Television, we will also remember some of the iconic actresses of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s as we welcome backHerbie J Pilato. Herbie’s latest book, Glamour, Gidgets and The Girl Next Door, celebrates the accomplishments of more than four dozen TV actresses who shattered expectations, one way or another, while paving the way for successive generations. Herbie’s book features interviews with such living legends as Barbara Hale, Nichelle Nichols, Kathy Garver, Donna Douglas, Elinor Donahue, Mary McDonough and Adrienne Barbeau. Herbie J Pilato will join us in our first hour.

For our listeners in Southern California, Herbie J Pilato will be appearing at the Barnes and Noble at 731 N. San Fernando Blvd. in Burbank, CA on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7pm.

 

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 9pm ET, 6pm PT on WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 7pm ET, 4pm PT on IndianaTalks.com
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT Boost Radio Network
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM 1710 (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunesFeedBurner
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