TV Confidential

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 & Film
1
Why Sunset Boulevard Still Resonates Today
A preview of our upcoming conversation with Academy Award-nominated actress Nancy Olson (Sunset Boulevard)
4 min
2
Peter Berk, co-author of Time Lock
Ed welcomes Peter Berk, longtime Hollywood publicist and co-author of Time Lock
19 min
3
Behind the Scenes of Columbo: "By Dawn's Early ...
Ed welcomes Peter Berk, longtime Hollywood publicist and co-author of Time Lock
15 min
4
Spa-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-ce Ghost on Blu-ray
Greg Ehrbar discusses the Blu-ray release of Space Ghost & Dino Boy
12 min
5
Thundarr: The Barbarian on Blu-ray
Greg Ehrbar discusses the Blu-ray release of Thundarr: The Barbarian
8 min
6
Paul Dooley: Movie Dad
Ed welcomes actor, author, and humorist Paul Dooley (Movie Dad)
18 min
7
Paul Dooley on The Electric Company
Ed welcomes actor, author, and humorist Paul Dooley (Movie Dad)
19 min
8
Lee Purcell of the Hollywood Radio Players
Part 2 of the conversation that began last week with actress/producer Lee Purcell
16 min
9
Bret Maverick, Jim Rockford, and Jimmy McGill
Greg Ehrbar joins Ed with suggestions on how to spend your holiday gift cards
19 min
10
How Barbara Walters Broke Ground for Women in T...
TV Confidential pays tribute to pioneering TV newscaster Barbara Walters
21 min
11
Lee Purcell and "Radio You Can See"
Ed welcomes back actress and producer Lee Purcell
19 min
12
Lee E. Cox of The Wire and Snap
Ed welcomes actor and musician Lee E. Cox (The Wire, Snap)
16 min
13
How to Spend Your Holiday Gift Cards
Greg Ehrbar joins Ed with suggestions on how to spend your holiday gift cards
19 min
14
Paul Dooley on making the most of the circumsta...
A preview of our upcoming interview of actor, comedian, author Paul Dooley (Breaking Away, Sixteen Candles, Movie Dad)
5 min
15
Lee Purcell on Carol of the Bells and the Holly...
A special preview of our upcoming new interview with actress Lee Purcell that will air in January 2023
7 min
16
Lee E. Cox (The Wire, Snap) on his homemade mac...
A preview of our upcoming interview of Lee E. Cox, one of the stars of Snap, the new anthology series that premieres Thursday 12/22 on ALLBLK
3 min
17
Remembering Bob McGrath
Greg Ehrbar pays tribute to singer/actor Bob McGrath
18 min
18
Norma Maldonado on the Auditioning Process
Ed welcomes actress Norma Maldonado (Jane the Virgin, Sweet Navidad)
18 min
19
Ron Howard, Anson Williams, Rebuilding Paradise
Special coverage of a screening of Rebuilding Paradise that took place in Ojai, CA on Sunday, Oct. 16
11 min
20
Louise Sorel, Jonathan Winters, and Days of Our...
Ed welcomes actress Louise Sorel (Days of Our Lives, Santa Barbara, The Don Rickles Show)
21 min
21
Louise Sorel Remembers Don Rickles
Ed welcomes actress Louise Sorel (Days of Our Lives, Santa Barbara, The Don Rickles Show)
12 min
22
TV Meets Literature: The 12 Best Secrets of Chr...
Greg Ehrbar reviews The Best 12 Secrets of Christmas by Herbie J Pilato
7 min
23
Will Geer: A Man of the People
From the Hollywood Museum: Ed welcomes actress Ellen Geer
12 min
24
The Authenticity of Ralph Waite
From the Hollywood Museum: The cast of The Waltons remembers Ralph Waite
5 min
25
Randy West on Robert Stack and Desi Arnaz
Ed welcomes television announcer, voice artist, and author Randy West
19 min
26
Randy West on Jim Peck and The Big ShowDown
Ed welcomes television announcer, voice artist, and author Randy West
11 min
27
50 Years of The Waltons
From the Hollywood Museum: Audio highlights of a special roundtable discussion featuring cast members of The Waltons
7 min
28
50 Years of The Waltons, Part 2
From the Hollywood Museum: Audio highlights of a special roundtable discussion featuring cast members of The Waltons
12 min
29
Michelle Danner and "The Golden Box"
Ed welcomes back actress and filmmaker Michelle Danner (Bad Impulse, The Runner, Miranda's Victim)
21 min
30
Norma Maldonado of Sweet Navidad
Ed welcomes actress Norma Maldonado (Jane the Virgin, Sweet Navidad)
17 min
31
Dinner with The Waltons
From the Hollywood Museum: Audio highlights of a special roundtable discussion featuring cast members of The Waltons
14 min
32
Dan Harary, author of Flirting with Fame
Ed welcomes Dan Harary, longtime Hollywood publicist and author of Flirting with Fame
19 min
33
Dan Harary, Dee Wallace, and The New Gidget
Ed welcomes Dan Harary, longtime Hollywood publicist and author of Flirting with Fame
5 min
34
Robert Crane on Robert Clary
From June 2015: Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome Robert Crane, eldest son of Bob Crane, and the co-author of Crane: Sex, Celebrity, and My Father's Unsolved Murder
10 min
35
Randy West on the Career of Gene Wood
Ed welcomes television announcer, voice artist, and author Randy West
22 min
36
A Tribute to Jules Bass
Greg Ehrbar joins Ed for a remembrance of Jules Bass
17 min
37
Rankin/Bass' Imprint on Saturday Morning TV
Greg Ehrbar joins Ed for a remembrance of Jules Bass
11 min
38
Christopher Fryer, Bruce Dern, and Beyond Where...
Ed welcomes author, journalist, and film historian Christopher Fryer
20 min
39
Jack Nicholson: The Early Years
Ed welcomes author, journalist, and film historian Christopher Fryer
19 min
40
Randy West on Bob Barker, Bob Eubanks, and Whee...
Ed welcomes television announcer, voice artist, and author Randy West
14 min
41
Lee Goldberg, author of Movieland
Ed welcomes Lee Goldberg, author of the Eve Ronin mystery novel series
21 min
42
Lee Goldberg, Part 2
Ed welcomes Lee Goldberg, author of the Eve Ronin mystery novel series
21 min
43
Abbott and Costello: Season 1 on Blu-ray
Nick Santa Maria joins Ed and Greg for a discussion of The Abbott and Costello Show, Season 1
17 min
44
James McEachin and The Purple Heart
From November 2014: Ed welcomes actor, author, and screenwriter James McEachin
19 min
45
James McEachin, Part 2
From November 2014: Ed welcomes actor, author, and screenwriter James McEachin
16 min
46
James McEachin, Sidney Poitier, and Raymond Burr
From November 2014: Ed welcomes actor, author, and screenwriter James McEachin
11 min
47
Kayla Adams of Hex
Ed welcomes Kayla Adams, star of the new action thriller Hex
23 min
48
Jack and the Beanstalk with Abbott and Costello...
Greg and special guest Nick Santa Maria discuss the limited edition Blu-ray release of Jack and the Beanstalk starring Abbott and Costello
24 min
49
Joyce Bulifant on Ron Masak
Joyce Bulifant joins Ed to share a few memories of her friend Ron Masak
11 min
50
Ron Masak, Mark Twain, and the "Do It" School o...
From October 2010: Ed welcomes actor and author Ron Masak (Murder She Wrote, I've Met All My Heroes from A to Z)
20 min
51
Ron Masak, Vince Lombardi, and The "Second Effort"
From October 2010: Ed welcomes actor and author Ron Masak (Murder She Wrote, I've Met All My Heroes from A to Z)
18 min
52
Joyce Bulifant, Ron Masak, and Helen Hayes
Joyce Bulifant shares a few memories of Ron Masak and Helen Hayes
14 min
53
The "Secret Sauce" of The Dick Van Dyke Show
Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome David Van Deusen, writer and producer of The Dick Van Dyke Show: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary
19 min
54
Carl Reiner and The Dick Van Dyke Show
Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome David Van Deusen, writer and producer of The Dick Van Dyke Show: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary
17 min
55
The “Perfect Episode” of The Dick Van Dyke Show
Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome David Van Deusen, writer and producer of The Dick Van Dyke Show: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary
11 min
56
60+ Years of The Dick Van Dyke Show
Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome David Van Deusen, writer and producer of The Dick Van Dyke Show: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary
19 min
57
The One and Only Rose Marie
From September 2012: Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome Rose Marie
19 min
58
Rose Marie, Tim Conway, and The Hollywood Squares
From September 2012: Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome Rose Marie
16 min
59
Martin Harris of Amsterdam
Ed welcomes Martin Harris, one of the cast members of Amsterdam
24 min
60
Judy Tenuta, Desperation Boulevard, and Kicking...
From February 2022: Ed welcomes back Grammy nominated comedienne and actress Judy Tenuta
17 min
61
Judy Tenuta on George Carlin
From February 2022: Ed welcomes back Grammy nominated comedienne and actress Judy Tenuta
11 min
62
Michael Learned of Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer ...
Ed welcomes back four-time Emmy Award-winning actress Michael Learned
18 min
63
Michael Learned and 50 Years of The Waltons
Ed welcomes four-time Emmy Award-winning actress Michael Learned
9 min
64
Judy Tenuta: Full Frontal Tenudity
From June 2012: Ed welcomes two-time Grammy-nominated comedienne and actress Judy Tenuta
10 min
65
Martin Landau: From Rollin Hand to Bela Lugosi ...
From 2017: A special edition of This Week in TV History honoring Martin Landau
15 min
66
The Unexpected Danny Green
Ed welcomes Paul Friedman, longtime CBS Television marketing executive and the author of The Unexpected Danny Green
20 min
67
Tony Dow: America's Big Brother
Tony Figueroa joins Ed for a special tribute to actor, director, and sculptor Tony Dow
16 min
68
Chuck Harter, Tony Dow, and Mr. Novak
Chuck Harter shares some memories of his friend Tony Dow
15 min
69
Toni Tennille and The Joy of Playing Dolly
Ed welcomes back Grammy Award-winning singer, actress, and songwriter Toni Tennille
20 min
70
Space Stars: Hanna Barbera's Answer to SuperFri...
Greg and Ed discuss the home entertainment releases of Space Stars, Yogi's Space Race, and Galaxy Goof-Ups
17 min
71
Why Survivor and The Amazing Race Continue to T...
Ed welcomes Paul Friedman, longtime CBS Television marketing executive and the author of The Unexpected Danny Green
13 min
72
Joseph Dougherty on The Influence of Rod Serling
Ed welcomes back Joseph Dougherty, Emmy Award-winning writer, director, and producer, and the author of A Screenwriter's Companion
19 min
73
Joseph Dougherty on The Power of Imagination
Ed welcomes back Joseph Dougherty, Emmy Award-winning writer, director, and producer, and the author of A Screenwriter's Companion
17 min
74
Joseph Dougherty on The Art of Adaptation
Ed welcomes back Joseph Dougherty, Emmy Award-winning writer, director, and producer, and the author of A Screenwriter's Companion
12 min
75
A Screenwriter's Companion
Ed welcomes back Joseph Dougherty, Emmy Award-winning writer, director, and producer, and the author of A Screenwriter's Companion
20 min
76
50 Years of M*A*S*H
From September 2012: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember the premiere of M*A*S*H (CBS, 1972-1983)
21 min
77
The 2 Sides of M*A*S*H
From September 2012: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember the premiere of M*A*S*H (CBS, 1972-1983)
14 min
78
Eric Roberts of Dog Boy
Oscar nominee and three-time Golden Globe-nominated actor Eric Roberts talks to Ed about his latest film, Dog Boy
21 min
79
Why Writers Must Always Ask Questions
Ed welcomes back Joseph Dougherty, Emmy Award-winning writer, director, and producer, and the author of A Screenwriter's Companion
17 min
80
Learning How Actors Breathe
Ed welcomes back Joseph Dougherty, Emmy Award-winning writer, director, and producer, and the author of A Screenwriter's Companion
12 min
81
How The Newlywed Game Got on the Air
Ed welcomes television announcer, voice artist, and author Randy West
12 min
82
TV's First All-Vegan Cooking Competition Show
Ed welcomes Josie Clemens, co-creator of, and head judge on, Peeled, television's first all-vegan cooking competition series
21 min
83
Caroline Aaron of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Ed welcomes actress Caroline Aaron (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
17 min
84
Caroline Aaron of Theater Camp and Chanshi
Ed welcomes actress Caroline Aaron (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
16 min
85
TV Inside Out with Randy West
Ed welcomes television announcer, voice artist, and author Randy West
19 min
86
Randy West and Johnny Olson
Ed welcomes television announcer, voice artist, and author Randy West
18 min
87
Remembering Nichelle Nichols
Ed, Tony, and Donna discuss the passing of Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols
15 min
88
Nichelle Nichols: Beyond Star Trek
From August 2017: Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome singer, actress and activist Nichelle Nichols
21 min
89
Here’s Lucie Arnaz
Ed welcomes singer/actress Lucie Arnaz and Jeffrey Sitcov, founder of Doors of Change
18 min
90
Let’s Talk to Lucie Arnaz and Jeffrey Sitcov
Ed welcomes singer/actress Lucie Arnaz and Jeffrey Sitcov, founder of Doors of Change
13 min
91
The Early Sounds of Vin Scully
From 2015: A special edition of The Sounds of Lost Television highlighting the early broadcast career of Vin Scully
20 min
92
Vin Scully: A Voice Like a Beethoven Symphony
From 2015: A special edition of The Sounds of Lost Television highlighting the early broadcast career of Vin Scully
18 min
93
Vin Scully, Carl Furillo, and The Brooklyn Dodgers
From 2015: A special edition of The Sounds of Lost Television highlighting the early broadcast career of Vin Scully
13 min
94
Vin Scully’s Farewell Brooklyn Dodgers Broadcast
From 2015: A special edition of The Sounds of Lost Television highlighting the early broadcast career of Vin Scully
21 min
95
Vin Scully, Sandy Koufax, and Jerry Lewis
From 2015: A special edition of The Sounds of Lost Television highlighting the early broadcast career of Vin Scully
23 min
96
Vin Scully: The Johnny Carson of Sports Broadca...
A special edition of This Week in TV History that reflects on Vin Scully's indelible connection to the city of Los Angeles
20 min
97
Elvis and the Movies
Musician, producer, and historian Chuck Harter joins Ed for the second of two programs that celebrate Elvis Presley
19 min
98
Songs That Elvis Covered
Musician, producer, and historian Chuck Harter joins Ed for the second of two programs that celebrate Elvis Presley
18 min
99
The Two Elvis Presleys
Musician, producer, and historian Chuck Harter joins Ed for the second of two programs that celebrate Elvis Presley
11 min
100
Why Elvis Will Always Endure
Musician, producer, and historian Chuck Harter joins Ed for the second of two programs that celebrate Elvis Presley
15 min