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
Stuart Pankin of Deep in the Forest
Ed welcomes actor and voice artist Stuart Pankin
17 min
2
Stuart Pankin, the voice of Earl Sinclair on Di...
Ed welcomes actor and voice artist Stuart Pankin
12 min
3
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
4
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
5
Marty Krofft, Lidsville, and Sigmund and the Se...
From November 2018: Ed welcomes iconic producer Marty Krofft
15 min
6
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
7
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
8
McHale's Navy: A Broad Farce
Greg and Ed discuss the recent DVD release of McHale's Navy (ABC, 1962-1966)
9 min
9
McHale's Navy on DVD
Greg and Ed discuss the recent DVD release of McHale's Navy (ABC, 1962-1966)
12 min
10
Mother's Day with June Lockhart
From March 2015: Ed welcomes June Lockhart of Lassie, Lost in Space, and Petticoat Junction
19 min
11
Michael Learned of Second Acts and Monster
Ed welcomes four-time Emmy Award-winning actress Michael Learned
17 min
12
How Michael Learned Became Olivia Walton
Ed welcomes four-time Emmy Award-winning actress Michael Learned
13 min
13
Joe Coyle and Beyond Where the Buses Run
Ed welcomes actor, author, and screenwriter Joe Coyle
19 min
14
The Brothers Grimm on Blu-ray
Greg Ehrbar discusses the Blu-ray release of The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
17 min
15
Captain Midnight Hijacks HBO's Signal
Tony, Donna, and Ed remember the Captain Midnight incident of April 1986
8 min
16
1st TV Satellite Transmission
From April 2012: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember the first coast-to-coast telecast by satellite communications
7 min
17
Stefanie Powers and The William Holden Wildlife...
Part 2 of our conversation with actress, author, and philanthropist Stefanie Powers
19 min
18
Stefanie Powers and William Holden's Favorite M...
Part 2 of our conversation with actress, author, and philanthropist Stefanie Powers
18 min
19
Joe Coyle on George Clooney and Ben Affleck
Ed welcomes actor, author, and screenwriter Joe Coyle
16 min
20
Budd Moss, Sidney Poitier, Melvin Belli, and Th...
Ed welcomes legendary Hollywood agent and talent manager Budd Burton Moss
20 min
21
Budd Moss, Elizabeth Montgomery, Joe Theismann,...
Ed welcomes legendary Hollywood agent and talent manager Budd Burton Moss
20 min
22
Jim Meskimen, The Voice of Colonel Sanders
Ed welcomes actor, voice artist, impressionist, and improv comic Jim Meskimen
11 min
23
Jim Meskimen of Gaslit, Hunters, and The Big Do...
Ed welcomes actor, voice artist, impressionist, and improv comic Jim Meskimen
19 min
24
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
25
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
26
The Responsibility of Nehemiah Persoff
From October 2021: Ed welcomes James Rosin, the publisher of The Many Faces of Nehemiah
7 min
27
Budd Moss, William Holden, and the Golden Age o...
Ed welcomes legendary Hollywood agent and talent manager Budd Burton Moss
23 min
28
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Jeffrey Sitcov, and Doors...
Ed welcomes Ms. Universe 2021 Nikki Johnson-Huston and philanthropist Jeffrey Sitcov
18 min
29
How Perry Mason Inspired Ms. Universe Nikki Joh...
Ed welcomes Ms. Universe 2021 Nikki Johnson-Huston and philanthropist Jeffrey Sitcov
11 min
30
Cocktails with the Carringtons: The Men of Dynasty
Ed welcomes John James, Jack Coleman, and Gordon Thomson of Dynasty
21 min
31
The Global Impact of Dynasty
Ed welcomes John James, Jack Coleman, and Gordon Thomson of Dynasty
17 min
32
The Origins of Dynasty
From July 2011: Ed welcomes Richard and Esther Shapiro, the co-creators of Dynasty
19 min
33
The Resourcefulness of Tim Conway
Ed welcomes Kelly Conway, the only daughter of Tim Conway, and the author of My Dad's Funnier Than Your Dad
24 min
34
Ernest Harden Jr. of The Jeffersons
Ed welcomes actor Ernest Harden Jr. and writer/producer Jay Moriarty
19 min
35
Ernest Harden Jr. on Bette Davis and Superman
Ed welcomes actor Ernest Harden Jr. and writer/producer Jay Moriarty
15 min
36
Joyce Bulifant on Betty White and Gavin MacLeod
Ed welcomes back Joyce Bulifant (Match Game, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, My Four Hollywood Husbands)
20 min
37
Joyce Bulifant on Ed Asner and Stephen J. Cannell
Ed welcomes back Joyce Bulifant (Match Game, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, My Four Hollywood Husbands)
17 min
38
Joyce Bulifant, Part 3
Ed welcomes back Joyce Bulifant (Match Game, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, My Four Hollywood Husbands)
13 min
39
Kelly Conway on her dad, Tim Conway
Ed welcomes Kelly Conway, the only daughter of Tim Conway, and the author of My Dad's Funnier Than Your Dad
20 min
40
Kevin Spirtas of Days of Our Lives
Ed welcomes Emmy Award-winning actor, writer and producer Kevin Spirtas (Days of Our Lives, After Forever)
17 min
41
Kevin Spirtas of After Forever
Ed welcomes Emmy Award-winning actor, writer and producer Kevin Spirtas (Days of Our Lives, After Forever)
12 min
42
Marla Gibbs and Ernest Harden Jr. of The Jeffer...
Ed welcomes actors Marla Gibbs and Ernest Harden Jr. and writer/producer Jay Moriarty
20 min
43
Marla Gibbs and Ernest Harden Jr., Part 2
Ed welcomes actors Marla Gibbs and Ernest Harden Jr. and writer/producer Jay Moriarty
22 min
44
Leron Gubler, author of The Walk of Dreams
Ed welcomes Leron Gubler, former president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and author of Walk of Dreams
8 min
45
Geoffrey Mark on Norm Crosby
Geoffrey Mark shares a few memories of his friend Norm Crosby
9 min
46
Why The Untouchables is Still Riveting Today
Chuck Harter joins Ed for a look back at The Untouchables (ABC, 1959-1963)
21 min
47
The Untouchables: First Class Entertainment All...
Chuck Harter joins Ed for a look back at The Untouchables (ABC, 1959-1963)
17 min
48
The Big Valley: A Prototype of Dallas
Greg and Ed remember The Big Valley (ABC, 1965-1969) as part of our DVD and streaming report
12 min
49
Blanca Blanco: Breaking the Mold
Ed welcomes award-winning actress and author Blanca Blanco (Breaking the Mold, Tale of Tails, Betrayed)
22 min
50
Blanca Blanco, Kathy Griffin, and Gordon Hunt
Ed welcomes award-winning actress and author Blanca Blanco (Breaking the Mold, Tale of Tails, Betrayed)
15 min
51
The Big Valley on DVD
Greg and Ed remember The Big Valley (ABC, 1965-1969) as part of our DVD and streaming report
23 min
52
Penny Fuller in Strawberry Mansion
Ed welcomes Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated actress Penny Fuller (Strawberry Mansion, Applause)
21 min
53
Penny Fuller's Career Concept
Ed welcomes Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated actress Penny Fuller (Strawberry Mansion, Applause)
17 min
54
Ketty Lester, Moses Gunn, and Blacula
Ed welcomes Grammy nominated singer/actress Ketty Lester (Little House on the Prairie, Love Letters, Ketty Lester: A Memoir)
21 min
55
Ketty Lester and the Back Story of "Love Letters"
Ed welcomes Grammy nominated singer/actress Ketty Lester (Little House on the Prairie, Love Letters, Ketty Lester: A Memoir)
19 min
56
Ketty Lester on Performing a Song
Ed welcomes Grammy nominated singer/actress Ketty Lester (Little House on the Prairie, Love Letters, Ketty Lester: A Memoir)
15 min
57
Ketty Lester: Love Letters
Ed welcomes Grammy nominated singer/actress Ketty Lester (Little House on the Prairie, Love Letters, Ketty Lester: A Memoir)
21 min
58
Ketty Lester, Maya Angelou, and Oprah Winfrey
Ed welcomes Grammy nominated singer/actress Ketty Lester (Little House on the Prairie, Love Letters, Ketty Lester: A Memoir)
22 min
59
Dr. Sujay, Selah, and Rhythms of Rest
Ed welcomes author, minister, and former U.S. ambassador Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook
20 min
60
Dr. Sujay, Coretta Scott King, and My Fabulous ...
Ed welcomes author, minister, and former U.S. ambassador Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook
20 min
61
Dee Wallace, Born, and Buppa LaPaloo
From the Hollywood Museum: Ed talks to actress and author Dee Wallace (Born: Giving Birth to a New You)
8 min
62
Carolyn Hennesy and The Secret Life of Damian S...
From the Hollywood Museum: Ed talks to actress and author Carolyn Hennesy (General Hospital, The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli)
5 min
63
Tribute to Howard Hesseman
From February 2020: This Week in TV History commemorates the 80th birthday of the actor/comedian forever known as Dr. Johnny Fever
23 min
64
Judy Tenuta, Desperation Boulevard, and Kicking...
Ed welcomes back Grammy nominated comedienne and actress Judy Tenuta
18 min
65
Judy Tenuta on George Carlin
Ed welcomes back Grammy nominated comedienne and actress Judy Tenuta
7 min
66
George Chakiris on Stephen Sondheim
From the Hollywood Museum: Ed talks to Academy Award winner George Chakiris (My West Side Story)
7 min
67
Petri Hawkins-Byrd, Makita Bond-Byrd, and Bondi...
Ed welcomes Petri Hawkins-Byrd and Makita Bond-Byrd of Bonding with Byrd
19 min
68
Bonding with Byrd, Part 2
Ed welcomes Petri Hawkins-Byrd and Makita Bond-Byrd of Bonding with Byrd
6 min
69
Hugh Beaumont as Michael Shayne
Greg Ehrbar reviews The Complete Michael Shayne PRC Collection, a series of five film-noir-ish mysteries starring a pre-Leave It to Beaver Hugh Beaumont as private eye Michael Shayne
12 min
70
John Barbour: The Godfather of Reality TV
From the Hollywood Museum: Ed talks to John Barbour (Real People, Your Mother's Not a Virgin)
12 min
71
Burt Ward on the Proper Care and Nutrition of Dogs
Ed welcomes back Burt Ward (Batman, Gentle Giants Pet Products)
23 min
72
Burt Ward, Bruce Lee, and the Recipe for Happiness
Ed welcomes back Burt Ward (Batman, Gentle Giants Pet Products)
21 min
73
Anson Williams: Singing to a Bulldog
From the Hollywood Museum: Ed talks to Anson Williams (Happy Days, Singing to a Bulldog)
14 min
74
Ron Bacon, Liberace, and Wayne Newton
Emmy Award winner Ron Bacon talks to Ed about his thirty-five-year career in network TV production
20 min
75
Ron Bacon, Shindig, and The Super
Emmy Award winner Ron Bacon talks to Ed about his thirty-five-year career in network TV production
17 min
76
How John Madden Left His Mark on the NFL
Steve Beverly helps Ed pay tribute to legendary NFL broadcaster and Hall of Fame coach John Madden
13 min
77
How John Madden Changed Sports Broadcasting
Steve Beverly helps Ed pay tribute to legendary NFL broadcaster and Hall of Fame coach John Madden
18 min
78
Gabriel Jarret of 13 Minutes and Ask Me to Dance
Ed welcomes film and television actor Gabriel Jarret
20 min
79
Gabriel Jarret of Bring On the Dancing Horses
Ed welcomes film and television actor Gabriel Jarret
13 min
80
Ron Bacon, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis
Emmy Award winner Ron Bacon talks to Ed about his thirty-five-year career in network TV production
6 min
81
Betty White: A Television Presence
A special program-length tribute to the life and career of Betty White
20 min
82
The TV Characters of Betty White
A special program-length tribute to the life and career of Betty White
24 min
83
Betty White: The First Lady of Game Shows
A special program-length tribute to the life and career of Betty White
21 min
84
Betty White's Game Show Emmy
A special program-length tribute to the life and career of Betty White
19 min
85
Betty White: Hip for All Ages
A special program-length tribute to the life and career of Betty White
24 min
86
Betty White: Extra Portion
A special program-length tribute to the life and career of Betty White
2 min
87
Betty White: Savvy About TV
A special program-length tribute to the life and career of Betty White
21 min
88
The Betty White Effect
A special program-length tribute to the life and career of Betty White
17 min
89
Betty White, David Starzyk, and Hot in Cleveland
A special program-length tribute to the life and career of Betty White
4 min
90
Betty White: Made for Every Medium
A special program-length tribute to the life and career of Betty White
19 min
91
Betty White and The Golden Girls
A special program-length tribute to the life and career of Betty White
16 min
92
Betty White's Ultimate Legacy
A special program-length tribute to the life and career of Betty White
15 min
93
Ron Bacon and The Chicken Man
Emmy Award winner Ron Bacon talks to Ed about The Chicken Man, the stage musical that he wrote and produced in 2000
19 min
94
Ron Bacon and the Joy of Creativity
Ed welcomes Ron Bacon, Emmy Award winner and a true pioneer of early network TV production
16 min
95
Spike Jones, Ernie Kovacs and The Tonight Show
Ed welcomes Jordan Young, author of Spike Jones, Off the Record: The Man Who Murdered Music
12 min
96
Emmys' Biggest Change Since 1974
Ed welcomes back Adam Sharp, president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
21 min
97
Adam Sharp on Betty White and John Madden
Ed welcomes back Adam Sharp, president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
16 min
98
Geoffrey Mark, Host of Geoffrey Mark Plays Ella
Ed welcomes Geoffrey Mark, host of Geoffrey Mark Plays Ella
10 min
99
I Had a Ball by Michael Stern
Ed welcomes Michael Stern, author of I Had a Ball: My Friendship with Lucille Ball
7 min
100
The TV Career of Spike Jones
Ed welcomes Jordan Young, author of Spike Jones, Off the Record: The Man Who Murdered Music
18 min