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
1151
Carl Reiner: Extra Portion
An additional segment of our tribute to Carl Reiner that was not included in the terrestrial broadcast due to time constraints
14 min
1152
How Carl Reiner Cast Mary Tyler Moore on The Di...
From September 2016: Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome Vince Waldron, author of The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book
22 min
1153
Roger Maris' Bittersweet Record
From October 2011: With Major League Baseball in full swing this weekend, we bring you this special minisode edition that looks back at how TV covered Roger Maris' record-breaking 61st home run on the final day of the 1961 season
7 min
1154
How TV Covered Roger Maris' 61st Home Run of 1961
From October 2011: With Major League Baseball back in action, we bring you this special minisode edition in which Phil Gries recalls how TV covered Roger Maris' record-breaking 61st home run
13 min
1155
Roger Maris Outhomers the Babe
From October 2011: With Major League Baseball back in action this weekend, we bring you this special minisode edition in which Phil Gries recalls how TV covered Roger Maris' record-breaking 61st home run on the final day of the 1961 season
13 min
1156
Suzy Friendly’s Career in TV Production
Suzy Friendly talks to Ed about working in TV production at a time when the industry was still predominately male-driven
20 min
1157
Suzy Friendly, Part 2
Part 2 of our conversation with Suzy Friendly about her career in TV production
20 min
1158
Happy Birthday, Merv
From July 2015: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember the birthday of Merv Griffin
19 min
1159
Basil Hoffman and the Power of the Monologue
Ed welcomes film and TV actor, author, and noted acting teacher Basil Hoffman (Acting and How to Be Good at It, Cold Reading and How to Be Good at It)
22 min
1160
Basil Hoffman on working with Robert Redford, S...
Actor and acting teacher Basil Hoffman about the difference between "actor first" directors and "camera first" directors
21 min
1161
Basil Hoffman on working with Peter O’Toole, Pe...
Basil Hoffman tells Ed why Peter O'Toole, Peter Falk and James Garner were three of the most accommodating actors he has worked with
10 min
1162
1st Game Show to Win an Emmy
From July 2015: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember the premiere of Pantomime Quiz, the long-running game show that eventually morphed into Stump the Stars
6 min
1163
The Life and Legacy of Bruce Lee
From July 2013: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember the life and career of actor and martial arts star Bruce Lee
12 min
1164
Arthur Godfrey's Swan Song
From July 2013: Tony, Donna, and Ed with a look at the influence of Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts on such contemporary shows as The Voice, American Idol and America's Got Talent
6 min
1165
Red Skelton: Rubberfaced Comic Genius
Tony, Donna, and Ed pay tribute to Red Skelton in this minisode edition of This Week in TV History
14 min
1166
Hugh Downs on the Unpredictability of Jack Paar
From September 2013: Highlights from our conversation with broadcast legend Hugh Downs
20 min
1167
Radames Pera of the original Kung Fu
Part 1 of a two-part conversation with actor and entrepreneur Radames Pera
20 min
1168
Why Kung Fu was an "Eastern" Western
Actor and entrepreneur Radames Pera shares a few memories of his years on the original Kung Fu
12 min
1169
Peri Gilpin and The Burton Sisters of Old Guy
Ed welcomes actress Peri Gilpin (Frasier, Old Guy) and producers Ursula Burton, Jennifer Burton, Maria Burton, Gabrielle Burton, and Charity Burton (Old Guy)
22 min
1170
Peri Gilpin of Old Guy and Frasier Answers Your...
Peri Gilpin (Frasier, Old Guy) answers questions from our listeners
21 min
1171
Hugh Downs, Rita Hayworth, Ike, and Bobby Fischer
From September 2013: Highlights from our conversation with broadcast legend Hugh Downs
17 min
1172
Coda to Hugh Downs
6 min
1173
MTV and the Live Aid concert
From July 2015: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember the historic Live Aid concert on July 13, 1985
9 min
1174
How Hugh Grant Changed the Late Night Competiti...
From July 2015: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember Hugh Grant's interview on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 10, 1995, the actor's first public appearance after his arrest on lewd conduct charges the previous month
15 min
1175
Lee Marvin: Point Blank
From July 2014: Ed welcomes Lee Marvin biographer Dwayne Epstein
22 min