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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.

TV Confidential ed robertson

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 72 Ratings

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.

    Ron Bacon and The Chicken Man

    Ron Bacon and The Chicken Man

    TVC 564.1: Part 1 of our final conversation with Ron Bacon, the Emmy Award-winning associate director who was also one of the true pioneers of network television. Ron Bacon passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21 at age ninety-one. Besides wearing many hats throughout his thirty-five years in network TV production, Ron was an accomplished musician and songwriter whose accomplishments after television include The Chicken Man, a full-length musical stage comedy that he wrote and produced for the Sedona Arts Center in Sedona, Arizona in September 2000. The origins for The Chicken Man, however, date back to the early 1960s, when Ron encountered a local character in New Orleans known as “the Chicken Man” while waiting out a hurricane in the French Quarter. 
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    • 21 min
    Ron Bacon and the Joy of Creativity

    Ron Bacon and the Joy of Creativity

    TVC 564.2: Emmy Award winner Ron Bacon talks to Ed about the back story of The Chicken Man, the musical stage comedy that he wrote and produced in September 2000; his remarkable encounter with legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong; and the joy that comes from the creative process. Ron Bacon passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21 at age ninety-one. Part 2 of this conversation will air on our Jan. 28-30 program. You can enjoy The Chicken Man for free at RonBacon.net.
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    • 19 min
    Spike Jones, Ernie Kovacs and The Tonight Show

    Spike Jones, Ernie Kovacs and The Tonight Show

    TVC 564.3: Part 2 of our conversation with Jordan Young about the television career of bandleader Spike Jones, including the near-collaboration between Jones and Ernie Kovacs in the early 1950s, when Kovacs hosted The Tonight Show. Jordan’s many books on entertainment history include Spike Jones, Off the Record: The Man Who Murdered Music, a comprehensive history and discography of Spike Jones that has been completely updated and reissued with a host of new material, including more than 260 never before published photographs, scripts, arrangements, memorabilia and more.
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    • 15 min
    Emmys' Biggest Change Since 1974

    Emmys' Biggest Change Since 1974

    TVC 564.4: Adam Sharp, president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (aka the Daytime Emmys), discusses the recent collaboration between the Daytime Emmy Awards and the Prime Time Emmys regarding two major changes that will go into effect in 2022, including the creation of the Children’s and Family Emmy Awards as a standalone franchise, and the realignment of the Daytime Emmys and Prime Time Emmys so that both competitions will be organized entirely by content genre. The latter announcement not only marks a major shift away from the long-established traditional method (which is based on what time of day or which day/night of the week that Emmy-nominated programs air), but is the most significant change to the Emmy Awards platform in nearly fifty years.
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    • 23 min
    Adam Sharp on Betty White and John Madden

    Adam Sharp on Betty White and John Madden

    TVC 564.5: Adam Sharp, president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (aka the Daytime Emmys), shares a few thoughts on the recent passing of Betty White and John Madden.
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    • 19 min
    Geoffrey Mark, Host of Geoffrey Mark Plays Ella

    Geoffrey Mark, Host of Geoffrey Mark Plays Ella

    TVC 564.6: From the floor of the Hollywood Museum’s recent Celebrity Authors Forum: Ed welcomes Geoffrey Mark, host of Geoffrey Mark Plays Ella, a new radio show that celebrates the music of the First Lady of Song, and the author of the forthcoming The New Lucy Book, a comprehensive look at the career of Lucille Ball on television, radio, stage, and film.
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    • 12 min

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