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War Movies takes you back to ancient times of histories great empires, their conquest, to modern day warfare. Hollywood greatest heroes on the silver screen come alive once again with epic tales of sacrifice and heroism. Taken from the public domain archives of Nostalgia USA Studios each movie will be full of action and adventure.
 
A biweekly podcast revisiting classic television, one series at a time. Hosts Hannah and Jeffrey are your intrepid and informed tour guides through TV's back catalog as they take a fresh look at shows which have been off the air for at least 15 years and are available on a major streaming service, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu.
 
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.
 
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TVC 555.1: Greg Ehrbar joins Ed for a remembrance of film and television actor Tommy Kirk. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@adve…
 
TVC 555.2: Greg Ehrbar talks to Ed about Tommy Kirk’s many contributions to Walt Disney Pictures, which include The Shaggy Dog, The Monkey’s Uncle, Swiss Family Robinson, The Horsemasters, and Old Yeller. Tommy Kirk passed away Sept. 28, 2021 at age 79. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle a…
 
TVC 555.3: Ed welcomes actress, director, producer, and voice artist Judi Beecher. Judi is also one of the stars, and one of the executive producers, of Tango Shalom, the award-winning comedy about a Hassidic rabbi (played by Jos Laniado) who gets a message from God that he must enter a TV dance competition to resolve his financial problems. Tango …
 
mentors, which include such acting masters such as Uta Hagen, Bill Hickey, Bobby Lewis, and Broadway legend Elaine Stritch. Also starring Joseph Bologna (in his final screen role), Renee Taylor, Lainie Kazan, and Karina Smirnoff (from Dancing with the Stars), Tango Shalom is now playing in select theaters, plus it will become available for streamin…
 
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TVC 555.6: Alexis Hunter, author of Joi Lansing: A Body to Die For, discusses the dangers of silicon enhancements, especially today. For our listeners on the East Coast, Alexis will sign copies of Joi Lansing: A Body to Die For at the historic Stonewall Inn in New York City, the birthplace of the contemporary LGBTQ movement, on Monday Oct. 18 from …
 
TVC 555.7: Ed welcomes actress and monologist Veronica Redd (The Young and the Restless). Fans of The Jeffersons know Veronica best for her lead role in “Once a Friend,” the groundbreaking episode of The Jeffersons in which George learns that his old Navy buddy, Eddie Stokes, has undergone a sex change operation and is now living life as a woman, E…
 
TVC 555.8: Actress and monologist Veronica Redd (The Young and the Restless) tells Ed a poignant story about when she first realized just how much her performance as Edie Stokes “Once a Friend,” the groundbreaking episode of The Jeffersons, meant to real-life transgender people. She also talks about working with Ed Asner on the set of Lou Grant. Wa…
 
TVC 524.1: A program-length celebration of the life and career of Ed Asner, the eight-time Emmy Award-winning actor who passed away this past Sunday, Aug. 29 at age 91. Known to three generations around the world for his portrayals of Carl Frederickson in Pixar’s UP!; Santa Claus in several films (including, most notably, Elf); his stellar performa…
 
TVC 524.2: Tony, Donna, and Ed discuss their favorite “Lou Grant” moments from Ed Asner, both on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant; his work as president of the Screen Actors Guild; his activism (including his controversial stance on the U.S. involvement in El Salvador in 1982); and some of his many other roles, including Two Jews Talking, th…
 
TVC 524.2a: From May 2013: Jennifer Armstrong, author of Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted and All the Brilliant Minds Who Made The Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic, talks to Ed about the difficulty that Ed Asner initially had with delivering the now iconic line “I hate spunk” during the original taping of the pilot for The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Ed As…
 
TVC 524.3: Greg Ehrbar joins Ed for a special Ed Asner-centric edition of our DVD and streaming report, with particular emphasis on Ed’s extensive work as a voice artist on many animated films and TV specials (including the many times other than Elf in which he played Santa Claus), as well as his performances as a reader on audiobooks. This segment…
 
TVC 524.4: Greg and Ed discuss Ed Asner’s performance in The Gathering (ABC, 1977), the made-for-TV holiday classic that was also among Hanna-Barbera’s first ventures into live-action movies. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our…
 
TVC 524.5: Emmy Award winner Geoffrey Mark joins Ed to share a few memories about Ed Asner. Geoff not only interviewed Ed for a documentary he produced about The Mary Tyler Moore Show, but was among the many recipients of Ed’s generosity of spirit. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advert…
 
TVC 524.6: Chuck Harter joins Ed to share a few memories about Ed Asner. Chuck interviewed Ed in person for his book Mr. Novak: An Acclaimed Television Series. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work …
 
TVC 524.7: Nine-time Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, and humorist Ed. Weinberger (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Taxi) talks to Ed about his three collaborations with Ed Asner over the past ten years, including Two Jews Talking, a new stage comedy that Asner was rehearsing with Jamie Farr two days before he died. Ed Asner passed away this past Sun…
 
TVC 524.8: Writer, producer, and humorist Ed. Weinberger (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Taxi) talks to Ed about his three collaborations with Ed Asner over the past ten years, including The Grouchy Historian: An Old Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs, an earnest, engaging, and well researched look at the back…
 
TVC 524.9: Actress Veronica Redd (The Young and the Restless) talks to Ed about why Ed Asner was not only a good leading actor, but a good leader who set a tone of camaraderie on the set for everyone for who worked on his shows. Veronica’s many TV appearances include three episodes of Lou Grant. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential h…
 
TVC 524.10: Susan Silver, one of the original writers of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, talks to Ed about “The Square Shaped Room” and “Is a Friend in Need,” two episodes of the Moore show that created singular moments for Ed Asner as Lou Grant. Asner not only acknowledged Susan Silver in his acceptance speech when he won his second Emmy for playing Lo…
 
TVC 524.11: Ed welcomes filmmaker Matthew Asner, eldest son of Ed Asner, and the president and CEO of The Ed Asner Family Center, a nonprofit organization that provides an oasis of creativity and support for families with special needs children. Topics this segment include the Asner family’s longtime commitment to children with special needs, as we…
 
TVC 524.12: From October 2016: Ed Asner talks to Ed and guest co-host Deborah Pearl about how he learned to hone his approach to comedic roles; how he played Lou Grant differently on Lou Grant than he did on The Mary Tyler Moore Show; and how, upon reflection, he would have handled his stance on the El Salvador controversy differently than he did a…
 
TVC 524.13: From April 2017: Ed Asner talks to Ed about his one-man show A Man and His Prostate; his love of the Los Angeles Dodgers; and his admiration for Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully. Ed Asner passed away this past Sunday, Aug. 29 at age 91. Ed’s memoir, Son of a Junkman: My Life from the West Bottoms of Kansas City to the Bright Lights o…
 
TVC 553.1: Game show historian Steve Beverly helps Ed sort through the latest developments in the ongoing search for a new permanent host of Jeopardy! When Steve visited us in August, Sony Pictures Television had just named Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards as the official successor to Alex Trebek—a controversial choice that, among other t…
 
TVC 553.2: Game show historian Steve Beverly talks to Ed about what Sony Pictures Television must do to right the ship and restore the public’s confidence in the Jeopardy! franchise; why naming Michael Davies as the interim show runner of Jeopardy! is an important step in that regard; and why it would be a bad idea for the series to do another prol…
 
TVC 553.3: Part 2 of a conversation that began on our last program with Susan Silver, one of the original writers for The Mary Tyler Moore Show and one of the very first female writers to break the glass ceiling in the world of TV comedy. Topics this segment include The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped, the romantic comedy starring Karen Valentine, Richa…
 
TVC 553.4: Ed welcomes Emmy nominated actress and stunt woman Janeshia Adams-Ginyard (Black Panther, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier). Janeshia was recently nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Stunt Performance for her work in Lovecraft Country. This is the first year that the Academy has created the category of Outstanding Stunt Performa…
 
TVC 553.5: Ed welcomes AIDS/HIV activist the Reverend Steve Pieters. One of the first non-celebrity figures to be identified with AIDS in the early 1980s, Steve’s amazing story of surviving AIDS and two forms of cancer in 1985 is considered a medical anomaly and a modern-day miracle. In the world of popular culture, Steve is best known for an inter…
 
TVC 553.6: AIDS/HIV activist the Reverend Steve Pieters talks to Ed about how he fought AIDS in 1985 with a self-devised wellness plan that combined prayer, meditation, exercise, nutrition, music, and laughter (including healthy dosages of I Love Lucy reruns), and the circumstances that allowed Steve to thank Lucille Ball in person for the healing …
 
TV Confidential honors the memory of Ed Asner, the eight-time Emmy Award-winning actor known around the world as Lou Grant on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and his own show, Lou Grant. Ed Asner passed away on Sunday, Aug. 29 at age ninety-one. We are putting together a formal tribute to Ed Asner that will include memories from some colleagues of h…
 
From March 2020: Ed welcomes back eight-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, Elf, Disney Pixar’s UP, Briarpatch). Ed’s new memoir, Son of a Junkman: My Life from the West Bottoms of Kansas City to the Bright Lights of Hollywood, is a charming, funny, and often very poignant look at his life and career, from his col…
 
From March 2020: Legendary actor, author, and activist Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, Elf, Disney Pixar’s UP, Briarpatch) talks about the roles that actor Richard Crenna and The House on Greenapple Road—a made-for-TV movie produced by Quinn Martin—both played in helping him land his signature role of Lou Grant. Ed Asner passed away…
 
From October 2020: Ed, Tony, and Donna welcome back Ed Asner, the eight-time Emmy Award-winning actor known around the world as Lou Grant both on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and his own hour-long spinoff series, Lou Grant. The 2020-2021 television marks the fiftieth anniversary of the premiere of the Moore show and, by extension, the Lou Grant charac…
 
From October 2020: Actor and author Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, Son of a Junkman, The Grouchy Historian) talks to Ed, Tony, and Donna about “Chuckles Bites the Dust,” arguably the most famous episode of the Moore show; how Lou Grant brought many viewers into the world of print journalism; and who Ed would like to see cast as him…
 
From October 2020: Ed, Tony, and Donna continue their conversation with Ed Asner, the eight-time Emmy Award-winning actor known around the world as Lou Grant both on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and his own hour-long spinoff series, Lou Grant. Topics this segment include Ed’s experiences playing two other iconic characters: Santa Claus, which he famou…
 
TVC 552.1: Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with Steve Beverly, recently retired professor of broadcast journalism at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Besides his extensive background as a TV news professional, Steve has twenty-five years experience doing play-by-play for men’s and women’s college basketball on television, inclu…
 
TVC 552.2: Steve Beverly shares a few more memories from his twenty-five-year career calling men’s and women’s basketball games at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee (including thirteen years on a national level), including the importance of keeping the broadcast entertaining, even if that day’s game becomes one-sided. Also in this segment: Ste…
 
TVC 552.3: Ed welcomes Susan Silver, one of the original writers for The Mary Tyler Moore Show and one of the very first female writers to break the glass ceiling in the world of TV comedy. Topics this segment include the integral role that Garry Marshall played in helping Susan make that breakthrough, and the many ways in which her personal story …
 
TVC 552.4: Author, speaker, and television pioneer Susan Silver talks to Ed about some of her early TV writing credits, which include what would have been a pivotal episode of That Girl; some of her other mentors in television, which include producer George Eckstein; and the unlikely circumstances that resulted in her dating comedian Lenny Bruce on…
 
TVC 552.5: Ed welcomes three-time Emmy Award winner Beau Bridges and his daughter, actress/director Emily Bridges. Beau and Emily are the co-playwrights of Acting: The First Six Lessons, an adaptation of a book by Richard Boleslawski about a dedicated acting teacher who not only teaches an aspiring young actress the craft of acting, but dispels inv…
 
TVC 552.6: Beau Bridges and his daughter, actress/director Emily Bridges, talk to Ed about the important role that Theatricum Botanicum has played in both of their performing lives. Beau also answers a few questions about some of his other film, TV, and stage roles, including working with David Janssen on The Fugitive early in his career and his ap…
 
TVC 551.1: Steve Beverly, game show historian and professor emeritus of broadcast journalism at Union University (Jackson, TN), joins Ed to discuss the various issues surrounding Sony Pictures Television’s controversial selection of Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards as the new permanent host of the popular game show, officially succeeding …
 
TVC 551.2: A return appearance by Emmy Award winner Ron Bacon, a true pioneer of network TV production who wore many hats throughout his thirty-five-year career, which spanned more than 12,500 broadcasts, covering just about every type of programming imaginable. Topics this segment include how Ron’s background in filming documentaries for Dick Clar…
 
TVC 551.3: Emmy Award winner Ron Bacon takes Ed behind the scenes of ABC's coverage of the 1984 Summer Olympics, including the many ways in which the production of those Games set the standard for Olympic broadcasts since. Ron won his Emmy for his work on the 1984 Games. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with Adverti…
 
TVC 551.4: Television pioneer Ron Bacon talks to Ed about how ABC came to acquire the rights to the Academy Awards in 1960 (and why that was such a coup for the network at the time); his various responsibilities on a typical Oscarcast (which included editing the three-hour broadcast down to fifty-five minutes, for telecast the next day overseas); a…
 
TVC 551.5: Ed welcomes actress and director Ellen Geer, daughter of legendary actor Will Geer, and the artistic director of Theatricum Botanicum, the outdoor amphitheatre that Buzz magazine named one of the coolest places in Los Angeles. Founded by Will Geer in 1973, and located in the rustic woods of Topanga Canyon, Theatricum recently resumed out…
 
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