Actor and director Anson Williams (Happy Days) and five-time Emmy Award winner John Barbour (Real People) will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Apr. 17-19 at the following times and venues:
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Given the halt in production of movies, TV shows, and sporting events during this time of sheltering in place, more and more of us are turning to familiar faces when we need a break from the 24/7 news cycle. Not only that, a lot of us are looking for new shows to watch. Toward that end, actor and director Anson Williams is doing his part.
Earlier this month, Anson released Harvest Time, a dramatic short with dark humor that also reunites Anson with his longtime Happy Days co-star Don Most. Written by New York playwright Frederick Stoppel, directed by Anson, and also featuring Beth Littleford (The Daily Show), Harvest Time is the pilot episode for a possible anthology series that would feature actors from movies and television playing characters that are completely different than the ones for which they are best known. You can watch Harvest Time for free at PopGoestheCulture.tv. Anson Williams will join us in our first hour.
Anson Williams, along with his business partner Joanna Connell, also recently partnered with entrepreneur Meggie Jones in her effort to provide needed items to our frontline healthcare workers as they tend to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anson and Joanna donated supplies of Alert Drops to emergency medical technicians so that they can remain alert naturally during this critical time. If you own a business, large or small, and would like to help Meggie with this important cause, a list of needed items can be found at NutrientSoak.com.
This week’s program will also include the first of a two-part interview featuring five-time Emmy Award winner John Barbour. Recognized as “the godfather of reality TV” for his role as the creator, producer, co-host, and writer of Real People (NBC, 1979-1984), John was also the original host of A.M. Los Angeles, where he won the first of his five Emmys while interviewing such newsmakers as Jane Fonda, Muhammad Ali, and Cesar Chavez, plus was Critic at Large for KNBC Channel 4 in Los Angeles, where he became the first critic in America to do film reviews on a TV news broadcast (and won three more Emmys along the way), and developed a large readership throughout Southern California during his ten years as movie critic for Los Angeles magazine. If you’re a fan of Ernie Kovacs, you know John as the writer, producer and narrator of the acclaimed Showtime documentary Ernie Kovacs: TV’s Original Genius. If you are a scholar of John Kennedy, you know John as the only man who has produced three films on the JFK assassination: The Garrison Tapes, The Last Word, and The American Media and the Second Assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Impressive as all that sounds, that only scratches the surface of John Barbour’s career. He has also performed in nightclubs around the country as a stand-up comedian, including as the opening act for Robert Goulet, Bobby Darin, and Dionne Warwick; wrote material for such diverse personalities as Tom Bradley, Tom Hayden, and Frank Sinatra; acted on stage as part of a British theatre company, and on such American shows as Get Smart, Sanford and Son, CSI, and Breaking Bad; and has hosted several variety shows of his own (including, very briefly, The Gong Show). Above all, John Barbour is a raconteur without equal; the story of his life and career is an epic length tale of survival, resilience, being true to yourself, finding strength and redemption through the love of a good woman, and relishing the joys of fatherhood. John shares these stories, and more, in his memoir, Your Mother’s Not a Virgin: The Bumpy Life and Times of the Canadian Dropout Who Changed the Face of American TV, which we’ll discuss when he joins us in our second hour.
John Barbour’s film The American Media and the Second Assassination of John F. Kennedy is available at Amazon.com for $1.99 to watch and $4.99 to own. His documentaries The Garrison Tapes and Ernie Kovacs: TV’s Original Genius are both available for free on his YouTube channel and at JohnBarboursWorld.com.
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