TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 440, Segment 1: Ben Murphy, Pete Duel, Barbie’s Debut and The Premiere of Family
Original Airdates: Mar. 1-3, 2019
Ed, Tony and Donna remember the birthday of actor Ben Murphy (Alias Smith and Jones) as part of This Week in TV History and discuss the impact that the tragic death of Pete Duel had on Murphy’s career as well as the series itself. Other topics include the anniversary of the first appearance of the Barbie doll in 1959, and the premiere of the ABC drama Family in 1976.