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
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
2
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
3
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
4
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
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
How The Newlywed Game Got on the Air
Ed welcomes television announcer, voice artist, and author Randy West
12 min
11
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
12
Caroline Aaron of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Ed welcomes actress Caroline Aaron (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
17 min
13
Caroline Aaron of Theater Camp and Chanshi
Ed welcomes actress Caroline Aaron (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
16 min
14
TV Inside Out with Randy West
Ed welcomes television announcer, voice artist, and author Randy West
19 min
15
Randy West and Johnny Olson
Ed welcomes television announcer, voice artist, and author Randy West
18 min
16
Remembering Nichelle Nichols
Ed, Tony, and Donna discuss the passing of Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols
15 min
17
Nichelle Nichols: Beyond Star Trek
From August 2017: Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome singer, actress and activist Nichelle Nichols
21 min
18
Here’s Lucie Arnaz
Ed welcomes singer/actress Lucie Arnaz and Jeffrey Sitcov, founder of Doors of Change
18 min
19
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
20
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
21
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
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
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
26
Elvis and the Movies
Musician, producer, and historian Chuck Harter joins Ed for the second of two programs that celebrate Elvis Presley
19 min
27
Songs That Elvis Covered
Musician, producer, and historian Chuck Harter joins Ed for the second of two programs that celebrate Elvis Presley
18 min
28
The Two Elvis Presleys
Musician, producer, and historian Chuck Harter joins Ed for the second of two programs that celebrate Elvis Presley
11 min
29
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
30
1st Elvis Record Played on the Radio
From December 2018: Ed welcomes TV and radio icon Wink Martindale (Heavenly Child, That Was Elvis to Me)
5 min
31
Behind the Scenes of Elvis: The '68 Comeback Sp...
From March 2017: Ed welcomes Steve Binder, producer/director of Elvis: The 1968 Comeback Special
18 min
32
Elvis and "If I Can Dream"
From March 2017: Ed welcomes Steve Binder, producer/director of Elvis: The 1968 Comeback Special
20 min
33
Its Alive: The Frenzy Behind the Scenes of Fran...
Ed welcomes back Julian David Stone, author of the historical novel It's Alive!
19 min
34
How Junior Laemmle Changed the Face of Movies
Ed welcomes back Julian David Stone, author of the historical novel It's Alive!
16 min
35
Dusty's Trail: Gilligan's Island Meets Wagon Train
Greg and Ed discuss the recent DVD release of Dusty's Trail
12 min
36
The Outer Limits on Blu-ray
Greg and Ed discuss the recent Blu-ray release of The Outer Limits
24 min
37
Rich Little: Live in Vegas Again
Ed welcomes back actor, comedian, and impressionist Rich Little
17 min
38
Rich Little, Don Rickles, and Elvis
Ed welcomes back actor, comedian, and impressionist Rich Little
12 min
39
How Lucy Helped Launch Larry Storch's Career
From September 2014: Ed welcomes actor and comedian Larry Storch
24 min
40
Jay Moriarty, author of Honky in the House and ...
Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome back Jay Moriarty, writer/producer of The Jeffersons
21 min
41
David Pollock on Jean Stapleton and Norman Lear
From June 2013: Emmy Award-winning writer David Pollock shares memories of working with Jean Stapleton
11 min
42
All in the Family: The Show That Changed Televi...
Ed welcomes Jim Colucci, co-author, along with Norman Lear, of All in the Family: The Show That Changed Televisioni
24 min
43
Norman Lear and the Equity of All in the Family
Ed welcomes Jim Colucci, co-author, along with Norman Lear, of All in the Family: The Show That Changed Televisioni
20 min
44
The Innate Goodness of Edith Bunker
Ed welcomes Jim Colucci, co-author, along with Norman Lear, of All in the Family: The Show That Changed Televisioni
18 min
45
60 Years of The Defenders
Ed welcomes Phil Rosenzweig, author of Reginald Rose and the Journey of 12 Angry Men
20 min
46
Perry Mason and The Defenders
Ed welcomes Phil Rosenzweig, author of Reginald Rose and the Journey of 12 Angry Men
8 min
47
Christian Ganiere of Stranger Things
Ed welcomes Christian Ganiere of Netflix's Stranger Things
14 min
48
All in the Family and "The Draft Dodger"
Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome television writer/producer Jay Moriarty
12 min
49
How Norman Lear Deftly Balanced Comedy with Drama
Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome television writer/producer Jay Moriarty
20 min
50
The Jeffersons and "The First Store"
Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome television writer/producer Jay Moriarty
17 min
51
Norman Lear, Maude, and All in the Family
Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome television writer/producer Jay Moriarty
17 min
52
The 3 Great Periods of Elvis’ Career
Musician, producer, and historian Chuck Harter joins Ed for the first of two programs that celebrate Elvis Presley
22 min
53
Elvis, Nixon, and Frank Sinatra
Musician, producer, and historian Chuck Harter joins Ed for the first of two programs that celebrate Elvis Presley
19 min
54
Elvis: What Could Have Been
Musician, producer, and historian Chuck Harter joins Ed for the first of two programs that celebrate Elvis Presley
13 min
55
Naomi Matsuda, Ginger Che, and the Rise of the ...
Ed welcomes Emmy nominated actress Naomi Matsuda and fashion designer Ginger Che
20 min
56
Naomi Matsuda, Ginger Che, and Goddess Sisterhood
Ed welcomes Emmy nominated actress Naomi Matsuda and fashion designer Ginger Che
18 min
57
Da'Jour Jones of Players
Ed welcomes actor Da'Jour Jones (Players, Signs of Love)
17 min
58
Columbo and the City of Los Angeles
A special roundtable discussion on Columbo featuring Emmy winner Joseph Dougherty and author David Koenig (Shooting Columbo)
19 min
59
Oliver Nelson, Billy Goldenberg, and the Music ...
A special roundtable discussion on Columbo featuring Emmy winner Joseph Dougherty and author David Koenig (Shooting Columbo)
19 min
60
Why Columbo is More Popular Than Ever
A special roundtable discussion on Columbo featuring Emmy winner Joseph Dougherty and author David Koenig (Shooting Columbo)
14 min
61
America’s First Great Motion Picture Studio
Ed welcomes Andrew Erish, author of Vitagraph: America’s First Great Motion Picture Studio
19 min
62
Vitagraph Studios, "Pop" Rock, and Thomas Edison
Ed welcomes film historian Andrew Erish, author of Vitagraph: America's First Great Motion Picture Studio
17 min
63
Vitagraph Studios, Sonny Jim, and Moe Howard
Ed welcomes film historian Andrew Erish, author of Vitagraph: America's First Great Motion Picture Studio
11 min
64
The Texture of Columbo
A special roundtable discussion on Columbo featuring Emmy winner Joseph Dougherty and author David Koenig (Shooting Columbo)
21 min
65
Jackson Gillis and the Mount Rushmore of Columb...
A special roundtable discussion on Columbo featuring Emmy winner Joseph Dougherty and author David Koenig (Shooting Columbo)
19 min
66
Columbo: The Inverted Barney Miller
A special roundtable discussion on Columbo featuring Emmy winner Joseph Dougherty and author David Koenig (Shooting Columbo)
18 min
67
John Cerney, Michael Nesmith, and Giant Marfa
Ed welcomes commercial artist John Cerney
20 min
68
The Billboard-size Murals of John Cerney
Ed welcomes commercial artist John Cerney
9 min
69
Broadside, Bewitched, and Dick Sargent
Greg and Ed remember Broadside, the short-lived spin-off of McHale's Navy
9 min
70
George Stevens Jr., Sidney Poitier, and Tommy L...
Ed welcomes George Stevens Jr., founder of the American Film Institute and the author of My Place in the Sun
15 min
71
The Living Cartoons of Sid & Marty Krofft
From November 2018: Iconic television producer Marty Krofft talks to Ed about how both The Banana Splits and the musical puppet show Les Poupées de Paris helped launch Sid & Marty Krofft Productions; the Krofft brothers’ many collaborations...
20 min
72
Stuart Pankin of Deep in the Forest
Ed welcomes actor and voice artist Stuart Pankin
17 min
73
Stuart Pankin, the voice of Earl Sinclair on Di...
Ed welcomes actor and voice artist Stuart Pankin
12 min
74
George Stevens Jr. and The Test of Time
Ed welcomes George Stevens Jr., founder of the American Film Institute and the author of My Place in the Sun
20 min
75
George Stevens Jr., Edward R. Murrow, and Jack ...
Ed welcomes George Stevens Jr., founder of the American Film Institute and the author of My Place in the Sun
17 min
76
Marty Krofft, Lidsville, and Sigmund and the Se...
From November 2018: Ed welcomes iconic producer Marty Krofft
15 min
77
Mothers Day with Marion Ross
From June 2014: Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome Marion Ross (Happy Days, Brooklyn Bridge, My Days: Happy and Otherwise)
21 min
78
Marion Ross and The Happy Days Softball Team
From May 2014: Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome Marion Ross (Happy Days, Brooklyn Bridge, My Days: Happy and Otherwise)
9 min
79
McHale's Navy: A Broad Farce
Greg and Ed discuss the recent DVD release of McHale's Navy (ABC, 1962-1966)
9 min
80
McHale's Navy on DVD
Greg and Ed discuss the recent DVD release of McHale's Navy (ABC, 1962-1966)
12 min
81
Mother's Day with June Lockhart
From March 2015: Ed welcomes June Lockhart of Lassie, Lost in Space, and Petticoat Junction
19 min
82
Michael Learned of Second Acts and Monster
Ed welcomes four-time Emmy Award-winning actress Michael Learned
17 min
83
How Michael Learned Became Olivia Walton
Ed welcomes four-time Emmy Award-winning actress Michael Learned
13 min
84
Joe Coyle and Beyond Where the Buses Run
Ed welcomes actor, author, and screenwriter Joe Coyle
19 min
85
The Brothers Grimm on Blu-ray
Greg Ehrbar discusses the Blu-ray release of The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
17 min
86
Captain Midnight Hijacks HBO's Signal
Tony, Donna, and Ed remember the Captain Midnight incident of April 1986
8 min
87
1st TV Satellite Transmission
From April 2012: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember the first coast-to-coast telecast by satellite communications
7 min
88
Stefanie Powers and The William Holden Wildlife...
Part 2 of our conversation with actress, author, and philanthropist Stefanie Powers
19 min
89
Stefanie Powers and William Holden's Favorite M...
Part 2 of our conversation with actress, author, and philanthropist Stefanie Powers
18 min
90
Joe Coyle on George Clooney and Ben Affleck
Ed welcomes actor, author, and screenwriter Joe Coyle
16 min
91
Budd Moss, Sidney Poitier, Melvin Belli, and Th...
Ed welcomes legendary Hollywood agent and talent manager Budd Burton Moss
20 min
92
Budd Moss, Elizabeth Montgomery, Joe Theismann,...
Ed welcomes legendary Hollywood agent and talent manager Budd Burton Moss
20 min
93
Jim Meskimen, The Voice of Colonel Sanders
Ed welcomes actor, voice artist, impressionist, and improv comic Jim Meskimen
11 min
94
Jim Meskimen of Gaslit, Hunters, and The Big Do...
Ed welcomes actor, voice artist, impressionist, and improv comic Jim Meskimen
19 min
95
Stefanie Powers on the Life of William Holden
Ed welcomes actress and author Stefanie Powers (Hart to Hart, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., One from the Hart)
17 min
96
Stefanie Powers on the Burton Moss Hollywood Go...
Ed welcomes actress and author Stefanie Powers (Hart to Hart, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., One from the Hart)
10 min
97
The Responsibility of Nehemiah Persoff
From October 2021: Ed welcomes James Rosin, the publisher of The Many Faces of Nehemiah
7 min
98
Budd Moss, William Holden, and the Golden Age o...
Ed welcomes legendary Hollywood agent and talent manager Budd Burton Moss
23 min
99
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Jeffrey Sitcov, and Doors...
Ed welcomes Ms. Universe 2021 Nikki Johnson-Huston and philanthropist Jeffrey Sitcov
18 min
100
How Perry Mason Inspired Ms. Universe Nikki Joh...
Ed welcomes Ms. Universe 2021 Nikki Johnson-Huston and philanthropist Jeffrey Sitcov
11 min