Singer, actress, and producer Lucie Arnaz, television announcer and television historian Randy West, and philanthropist Jeffrey Sitcov will join us this weekend, plus we’ll bring you an encore presentation of our August 2017 conversation with Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols. All this, and more, on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Sept. 2-5 at the following times and venues:
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The daughter of two of Hollywood’s most beloved and influential parents, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Lucie Arnaz is an accomplished actress, singer, producer, and Broadway star in her own right. Her stage and musical credits include Broadway productions of They’re Playing Our Song, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and The Witches of Eastwick, while her TV credits include Here’s Lucy, Sons and Daughters, her own series (The Lucie Arnaz Show), plus performances on the Academy Awards, at the White House, and much more. The executive producer of Being the Ricardos, the Oscar-nominated biopic about her parents starring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem, Lucie was also a consultant on Lucy and Desi, the Emmy-nominated documentary, produced by Ron Howard and directed by Amy Poehler, that reminds viewers that, for all their accomplishments in television, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were people, like you and me, with all the foibles that come with being human.
Lucie Arnaz recently joined forces with Doors of Change, the nonprofit organization, founded by Jeffrey Sitcov, that uses arts and music to keep homeless youth off the streets and, in many cases, help them find safe forever homes. There are more than 4 million homeless youth in the U.S. today, many of whom are between the ages of sixteen and twenty-five. We’ll also ask Lucie what sparked her interest in creating awareness of the plight of homeless youth, plus she’ll answer some email questions from you about her famous mom. Lucie Arnaz will join us in our second hour, along with Jeffrey Sitcov.
Our first hour will include Part 1 of a two-part conversation with voice artist, announcer, and biographer Randy West. Randy has spent more than thirty years in television, working behind the scenes as an announcer on talk shows, award shows, and game shows hosted by such icons as Dick Clark, Wink Martindale, Chuck Woolery, Bob Eubanks, Howie Mandel, Ryan Seacrest, and Bob Barker, while he was mentored in the business by legendary announcer Johnny “C’mon down!” Olson.
As a television insider, Randy has not only witnessed just about every form of dysfunctional behavior and misbehavior by celebrities, producers, and executives alike, he has come to understand that the source of the bad behavior among TV’s elite is often driven by the eternal, yet often elusive, search for the peace and satisfaction that are the truest measure of success. That, more or less, is the premise of Randy’s new book, TV Inside Out, an almost tell-all book that exposes a lot of the bad behavior that goes on in television. Yet many stars have managed to beat the odds and enjoy the success they achieve while still living by The Golden Rule. TV Inside Out tells you plenty of those stories, too. Randy West will join us in our first hour.
Also this week: We will bring you an encore presentation of our conversation with Nichelle Nichols, the actress known around the world as Lieutenant Uhura, communications officer of the Starship Enterprise on the original Star Trek, Star Trek: The Animated Series, and the first six Star Trek movies. Nichelle Nichols passed away this past Saturday, July 30 at the age of eighty-nine.
The first African-American woman to have a continuing role on a prime time network television series, Nichelle Nichols was a vital role model and inspiration to three generations of African-American girls and African-American women, while her accomplishments beyond Star Trek included a recruitment effort on behalf of NASA in 1977 that resulted in more than 8,000 applicants in just six months, including more than 1,600 female applicants and more than 1,000 applicants from minorities. Among her most notable recruits: Guion Bluford, the first African-American astronaut, and Sally Ride, the first female American astronaut.
We spoke to Nichelle Nichols about her life and career before, during and after Star Trek when she joined us on TV Confidential in August 2017. We’ll replay that conversation in our second hour.
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