TV Confidential with Ed Robertson

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television brings you lively conversations every week with 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
1051
Tribute to George Carlin
From June 2013: Tony, Donna and Ed mark the five-year anniversary of the death of George Carlin
8 min
1052
Alan Zweibel and the Early Days of SNL
TVC continues its remembrance of the premiere of Saturday Night Live in October 1975 by sharing this clip from our February 2014 conversation with Alan Zweibel, one of the original writers of SNL
12 min
1053
SNL's Battles with Network Censorship
From October 2014: A minisode edition of our conversation with Doug Hill and Jeff Weingrad, co-authors of Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live
10 min
1054
George Maharis on Route 66
TV Confidential commemorates the 60th anniversary of the premiere of Route 66 by sharing this clip from our April 2012 conversation with George Maharis
8 min
1055
Tribute to Martin Milner
TV Confidential commemorates the 60th anniversary of the premiere of Route 66 by sharing this clip of our tribute to Martin Milner
11 min
1056
Stars in Their Underwear
Ed welcomes three-time Emmy nominated costume designer Diana Eden, author of Stars in Their Underwear
20 min
1057
On the Road with Diana Ross
Emmy nominated costume designer Diana Eden talks to Ed about working with Diana Ross, Larry Hagman, Cloris Leachman and Debra Messing
22 min
1058
How Network TV News First Covered the Beatles
From February 2014: How network TV news covered the early rise of the Beatles phenomenon in November 1963
16 min
1059
Cousin Brucie’s Homecoming
National Radio Hall of Famer Bruce Morrow tells Ed the story of how he became "Cousin Brucie"
22 min
1060
How The Beatles Became Sociologically Significant
Legendary radio personality Bruce "Cousin Brucie" tells Ed about the story about the night he taught Bob Hope how to become a disc jockey
18 min
1061
The Build-Up to The Beatles
From February 2014: Phil Gries plays audio highlights of early network news coverage of The Beatles before their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show
17 min
1062
Ken Berry on Andy Griffith
From January 2019: A minisode edition of our conversation with Ken Berry
6 min
1063
Andy Griffith and the Ideal of Mayberry
TV Confidential celebrates the sixtieth anniversary of the premiere of The Andy Griffith Show with this clip from our June 2013 tribute to Andy Griffith
13 min
1064
Johnny's First Appearance as Carnac
From 2011: Phil Gries plays more rarely heard audio highlights from the ten years of Johnny Carson's reign as host of The Tonight Show
9 min
1065
Johnny's First Monologue
From May 2011: Rarely heard highlights from Johnny Carson’s first few years as host of The Tonight Show
10 min
1066
Writing for Redd Foxx
Part 2 of our conversation with Ted Bergman, author of Confessions of a Rogue TV Comedy Writer
21 min
1067
Happy Birthday, Norman Lear
A roundtable discussion about the shows of iconic producer Norman Lear
18 min
1068
Late Night Comedy in a COVID-19 Universe
A look at how COVID-19 has affected the landscape of late night TV comedy shows
13 min
1069
Tara Arkle, Radio Honey and The Formula for Love
Ed welcomes novelist Tara Newley Arkle (Radio Honey)
22 min
1070
Rich Little... Virtually Speaking
Rich Little talks to Ed about preparing for his first virtual concert performance, Rich Little... Virtually Speaking
18 min
1071
Rich Little: People He's Known and Been
Rich Little talks to Ed about his friendships with David Janssen and Barry Morse of The Fugitive
20 min
1072
50 Years of The Odd Couple on TV
TV Confidential celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the premiere of The Odd Couple in 1970
13 min
1073
Monty Hall, The Odd Couple and Let's Make a Deal
We continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Odd Couple on television with this clip from June 2013 in which Monty Hall talks about the episode in which Felix and Oscar play Let's Make a Deal
8 min
1074
Tribute to Dave Madden
We continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Partridge Family with this clip from our January 2014 tribute to Dave Madden
15 min
1075
Why Shirley Jones Became Shirley Partridge
We celebrate the 50th anniversary of the premiere of The Partridge Family with this clip from our August 2013 conversation with Shirley Jones
24 min