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
Tommy Kirk: Disney Legend
Greg Ehrbar joins Ed for a remembrance of Tommy Kirk
10 min
2
Tommy Kirk and the Foundation of the Disney Movie
Greg Ehrbar joins Ed for a remembrance of Tommy Kirk
13 min
3
Judi Beecher of Tango Shalom
Ed welcomes actress and voice artist Judi Beecher (Tango Shalom, Heavy Rain)
16 min
4
Judi Beecher, Part 2
Ed welcomes actress and voice artist Judi Beecher (Tango Shalom, Heavy Rain)
11 min
5
Alexis Hunter and the Real Joi Lansing
Ed welcomes Alexis Hunter, author of Joi Lansing: A Body to Die For
21 min
6
Alexis Hunter: Life After Joi
Ed welcomes Alexis Hunter, author of Joi Lansing: A Body to Die For
7 min
7
Veronica Redd: Actress and Monologist
Ed welcomes actress, teacher, and monologist Veronica Redd
19 min
8
Veronica Redd and the Power of Television
Ed welcomes actress, teacher, and monologist Veronica Redd
14 min
9
Ed Asner: An Actor We'll Always Treasure
TV Confidential celebrates the life and career of beloved actor Ed Asner
25 min
10
Ed Asner: Much More Than Lou Grant
Tony, Donna, and Ed discuss some of the many other roles that Ed Asner played throughout his prolific career
21 min
11
Ed Asner, Lou Grant, and "I Hate Spunk"
From May 2013: Ed welcomes Mary Tyler Moore Show historian Jennifer Armstrong
7 min
12
Ed Asner's Voice Acting Career
Greg Ehrbar joins Ed for a special Ed Asner-centric edition of our DVD and streaming report
21 min
13
Ed Asner and The Gathering
Greg Ehrbar joins Ed for a special Ed Asner-centric edition of our DVD and streaming report
11 min
14
Ed Asner: The Most Open Celebrity You'll Ever Know
Geoffrey Mark joins us for our special tribute to Ed Asner
16 min
15
The Amazing Range of Ed Asner
Chuck Harter, author of Mr. Novak: An Acclaimed Television Series, joins us for our tribute to Ed Asner
15 min
16
Ed Asner's Final Stage Role
Ed. Weinberger talks to Ed about his three collaborations with Ed Asner after The Mary Tyler Moore Show
10 min
17
Ed Asner, Ed. Weinberger, and The Grouchy Histo...
Ed. Weinberger talks to Ed about his three collaborations with Ed Asner after The Mary Tyler Moore Show
14 min
18
Ed Asner: A Good Lead and a Good Leader
Actress Veronica Redd shares a few memories of working with Ed Asner
7 min
19
Susan Silver on Ed Asner
Mary Tyler Moore Show writer Susan Silver helps us pay tribute to Ed Asner
9 min
20
Matthew Asner on Ed Asner
Ed welcomes Matthew Asner, eldest son of Ed Asner
12 min
21
Ed Asner on Lou Grant
From October 2016: Ed Asner joins Ed and guest co-host Deborah Pearl
17 min
22
Ed Asner on Vin Scully
From April 2017: Ed welcomes eight-time Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner
8 min
23
The Jeopardy! Host Debacle: Update
Game show historian Steve Beverly helps Ed sort through the latest developments in the ongoing search for the permanent host of Jeopardy!
20 min
24
What Jeopardy! Must Do Next
Game show historian Steve Beverly helps Ed sort through the latest developments in the ongoing search for the permanent host of Jeopardy!
17 min
25
Susan Silver and The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped
Ed welcomes author, speaker, and television pioneer Susan Silver
12 min
26
Janeshia Adams-Ginyard: Emmy Pioneer
Ed welcomes Emmy nominated actress and stunt woman Janeshia Adams-Ginyard
21 min
27
Steve Pieters and The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Ed welcomes AIDS/HIV activist The Reverend Steve Pieters
20 min
28
Steve Pieters and The Healing Powers of I Love ...
Ed welcomes AIDS/HIV activist The Reverend Steve Pieters
13 min
29
The Best of Ed Asner on TVC
A special program featuring encore presentations of two of our conversations with Ed Asner
20 min
30
The Best of Ed Asner on TVC, Part 2
A special program featuring an encore presentation of our March 2020 conversation with Ed Asner
18 min
31
The Best of Ed Asner on TVC, Part 3
A special program featuring an encore presentation of our March 2020 conversation with Ed Asner
14 min
32
The Best of Ed Asner on TVC, Part 4
A special program featuring an encore presentation of our October 2020 conversation with Ed Asner
19 min
33
The Best of Ed Asner on TVC, Part 5
A special program featuring an encore presentation of our October 2020 conversation with Ed Asner
17 min
34
The Best of Ed Asner on TVC, Part 6
A special program featuring an encore presentation of our October 2020 conversation with Ed Asner
14 min
35
The Art of the Big Call in Sports Broadcasting
Ed welcomes back Steve Beverly, recently retired professor of broadcast journalism at Union University in Jackson, TN
20 min
36
Why Less is More When Doing TV Play by Play
Ed welcomes Steve Beverly, host of Steve Beverly's TV Classics
19 min
37
Susan Silver: The Original Mary Richards
Ed welcomes author, speaker, and television pioneer Susan Silver
12 min
38
Susan Silver, Sean Connery, and Lenny Bruce
Ed welcomes author, speaker, and television pioneer Susan Silver
19 min
39
Beau Bridges, Emily Bridges, and Acting: The Fi...
Ed welcomes Emmy Award winner Beau Bridges and his daughter, actress/director Emily Bridges
21 min
40
Beau Bridges, John Wooden, and David Janssen
Ed welcomes Emmy Award winner Beau Bridges and his daughter, actress/director Emily Bridges
15 min
41
The Jeopardy! Host Debacle
Game show historian Steve Beverly helps Ed sort through the various issues surrounding the controversial selection of Mike Richards as the new host of Jeopardy!
24 min
42
Ron Bacon and The Kite Song
Emmy Award winner Ron Bacon talks to Ed about his thirty-five-year career in network TV production
21 min
43
Ron Bacon and the Groundbreaking 1984 Olympics
Emmy Award winner Ron Bacon talks to Ed about his thirty-five-year career in network TV production
11 min
44
Ron Bacon, Vanessa Redgrave, and the 1978 Oscars
Emmy Award winner Ron Bacon talks to Ed about his thirty-five-year career in network TV production
20 min
45
Brush Up Your Shakespeare with Ellen Geer
Ed welcomes Ellen Geer, artistic director of Theatricum Botanicum
17 min
46
Ellen Geer, Harold and Maude, and The Crystalli...
Ed welcomes Ellen Geer, artistic director of Theatricum Botanicum
13 min
47
Why Hal Holbrook Was Youth Personified
Mark Dawidziak joins Tony, Donna, and Ed for a remembrance of Emmy Award-winning actor Hal Holbrook
24 min
48
Hal Holbrook: The Voice of Mark Twain
Mark Dawidziak joins Tony, Donna, and Ed for a remembrance of Emmy Award-winning actor Hal Holbrook
21 min
49
James Moses Black of S.O.Z.
Ed welcomes film and television actor James Moses Black (This is Us, S.O.Z.: Soldados o Zombies, Lansky)
19 min
50
The Industrious Ruta Lee
Ed welcomes back actress and author Ruta Lee (Consider Your Ass Kissed)
23 min
51
The Unsinkable Ruta Lee
Ed welcomes back actress and author Ruta Lee (Consider Your Ass Kissed)
19 min
52
Hal Holbrook and The Greatest Role An Actor Can...
Mark Dawidziak joins Tony, Donna, and Ed for a remembrance of Emmy Award-winning actor Hal Holbrook
14 min
53
C.H. Greenblatt of Jellystone!
Greg Ehrbar interviews C.H. Greenblatt, creator and executive producer of Jellystone!
20 min
54
Hank: The Complete Series on DVD
Greg Ehrbar the Warner Archive DVD release of Hank
18 min
55
Gene Roddenbery: The Flawed Hero of Star Trek
Ed welcomes Star Trek historian and Gene Roddenberry biographer Marc Cushman
14 min
56
Happy Birthday, Louise Sorel
Ed welcomes actress Louise Sorel (Days of Our Lives, Santa Barbara, Beacon Hill)
21 min
57
Louise Sorel, Don Rickles, and Get Christie Love!
Ed welcomes actress Louise Sorel (Days of Our Lives, Santa Barbara, Beacon Hill)
17 min
58
Happy Birthday, Lucille Ball
Highlights from our coverage of an event held a Hollywood Museum event held in April 2019 honoring the life and career of Lucille Ball
12 min
59
The Enemy Within Gene Roddenberry
Ed welcomes Star Trek historian and Gene Roddenberry biographer Marc Cushman
19 min
60
Gene Roddenberry and The "Quark Controversy"
Star Trek historian and Gene Roddenberry biographer Marc Cushman on the backstory of Star Trek: The Motion Picture
19 min
61
Laura Niemi and Pool Boy
Laura Niemi of This Is Us talks to Ed about her new stage comedy, Pool Boy
17 min
62
The Vulcan Odyssey of Lawrence Montaigne
From August 2012: Ed welcomes actor, author, and screenwriter Lawrence Montaigne
18 min
63
Lawrence Montaigne, Murray Golden, and The Grea...
From August 2012: Ed welcomes actor, author, and screenwriter Lawrence Montaigne
20 min
64
Lawrence Montaigne, Irwin Allen, and Of Gods an...
From August 2012: Ed welcomes actor, author, and screenwriter Lawrence Montaigne
16 min
65
The Lawrence Welk Show Family
Emmy Award winner Ron Bacon talks to Ed about his thirty-five-year career in network TV production
20 min
66
Ron Bacon, Let’s Make a Deal, and You Asked for It
Emmy Award winner Ron Bacon talks to Ed about his thirty-five-year career in network TV production
18 min
67
Michelle Danner and The Runner
Ed welcomes back actress and filmmaker Michelle Danner (Bad Impulse, The Runner)
12 min
68
Michelle Danner and Bad Impulse
Ed welcomes back actress and filmmaker Michelle Danner (Bad Impulse, The Runner)
16 min
69
Code 3 on DVD
Ed discusses the new DVD release of Code 3: The Complete Series
5 min
70
The World of William Windom
Ed welcomes Jenna Frisby, owner and operator of The William Windom Tribute Site
21 min
71
Ron Bacon, Ernie Kovacs, and Lenny Bruce
Emmy Award winner Ron Bacon talks to Ed about his thirty-five-year career in network TV production
14 min
72
Howard Storm and The Committee
Ed welcomes Howard Storm and Steve Stoliar, co-authors of The Imperfect Storm: From Henry Street to Hollywood
23 min
73
Saturday Night Scares with Suzanne deLaurentiis
Ed welcomes producer/director Suzanne deLaurentiis, host of Suzanne's Saturday Night Scares
18 min
74
The Television Career of Richard Donner
From August 2011: Ed welcomes Richard Donner biographer James Christie
11 min
75
Ron Bacon, Television Pioneer
Ed welcomes Ron Bacon, Emmy Award winner and a true pioneer of early network TV production
20 min
76
Ron Bacon and The Frank Sinatra Show
Ed welcomes Ron Bacon, Emmy Award winner and a true pioneer of early network TV production
17 min
77
Richard Donner, Get Smart, and Gilligan’s Island
From August 2011: Ed welcomes Richard Donner biographer James Christie
10 min
78
Richard Donner, Superman, and The American Dream
From August 2011: Ed welcomes Richard Donner biographer James Christie
6 min
79
The Cultural Impact of Laugh-In
Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome Emmy nominated comedy writer Jim Abell
19 min
80
Sources of Material for Laugh-In
Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome Emmy nominated comedy writer Jim Abell
19 min
81
Pink Panther Cartoons on Blu-ray
Greg Ehrbar reviews the Blu-ray release of The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection
11 min
82
Pink Panther's Influence on Cartoons Today
Greg Ehrbar discusses the Blu-ray of The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection
20 min
83
Howard Storm and the Desilu Players
Ed welcomes Howard Storm and Steve Stoliar, co-authors of The Imperfect Storm: From Henry Street to Hollywood
17 min
84
Howard Storm and Lenny Bruce
Ed welcomes Howard Storm and Steve Stoliar, co-authors of The Imperfect Storm: From Henry Street to Hollywood
12 min
85
Howard Storm and Blood, Sweat and Tears
Ed welcomes Howard Storm and Steve Stoliar, co-authors of The Imperfect Storm: From Henry Street to Hollywood
6 min
86
Richard Donner, Sarah T., and The Omen
From August 2011: Ed welcomes Richard Donner biographer James Christie
6 min
87
William Schallert: A Television Favorite
An encore presentation of our May 2016 tribute to actor William Schallert
19 min
88
William Schallert and The Circle Theatre
An encore presentation of our May 2016 tribute to actor William Schallert
20 min
89
William Schallert's Very Big Year
An encore presentation of our May 2016 tribute to actor William Schallert
14 min
90
William Schallert and Get Smart
An encore presentation of our May 2016 tribute to actor William Schallert
20 min
91
William Schallert, Walter Matthau, and Elvis Pr...
An encore presentation of our May 2016 tribute to actor William Schallert
18 min
92
The Matchless Gene Rayburn
From May 2016: Greg Ehrbar reviews The Matchless Gene Rayburn
14 min
93
Why NBC Canceled My World... and Welcome to It
From January 2013: Ed welcomes Bob Leszczak, author of Single Season Sitcoms: 1948-1979
8 min
94
Remembering The CBS Bicentennial Minutes
From June 2011: "And that's the way it was..." Tony, Donna, and Ed remember The Bicentennial Minutes
8 min
95
Single Season Sitcoms of the 1970s
From January 2013: Ed welcomes Bob Leszczak, author of Single Season Sitcoms: 1948-1979
6 min
96
Single Season Sitcoms, Part 2
From January 2013: Ed welcomes Bob Leszczak, author of Single Season Sitcoms: 1948-1979
4 min
97
Inside the Writers Room of Laugh-In
Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome Emmy nominated comedy writer Jim Abell
20 min
98
Forest Lawn, Love, American Style, and Laugh-In
Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome Emmy nominated comedy writer Jim Abell
18 min
99
Biffle and Shooster and Rondo Hatton
From March 2019: Ed and Greg welcome Will Ryan, Nick Santa Maria, and Michael Schlesinger
12 min
100
Biffle and Shooster and Funny is Funny
From March 2019: Ed and Greg welcome Will Ryan, Nick Santa Maria, and Michael Schlesinger
21 min