Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 480.1: Tribute to Kirk Douglas is now available online for listening on demand

How Kirk Douglas Helped End the Blacklist
Original Airdates: Feb. 14-16, 2020
TVC 480.1: TV Confidential marks the passing of screen legend Kirk Douglas with an encore presentation of our December 2016 centennial tribute to the Academy Award-winning actor featuring audio highlights from some of Douglas’ appearances on television throughout the 1960s and ’70s. This segment includes a clip of Douglas on The Tonight Show in April 1962 in which he discusses the film Lonely Are the Brave, plus an excerpt from TV Confidential’s interview with William Schallert from July 2013 in which Schallert discusses the role that Douglas played in ending the blacklist by ensuring that Dalton Trumbo received screen credit for writing the screenplay for Spartacus.

Kirk Douglas on the life of an actor
Original Airdates: Feb. 14-16, 2020
TVC 480.2: Phil Gries of Archival Television Audio plays highlights of a May 1963 radio interview with Kirk Douglas in which the actor discusses, among other topics, his often hectic daily schedule as an actor while in New York City.

Tell Us More About Kirk Douglas
Original Airdates: Feb. 14-16, 2020
TVC 480.3: Phil Gries of Archival Television Audio plays a clip from the Oct. 28, 1963 of Tell Us More, a precursor to Biography that aired on WNBC-TV in New York in the early 1960s. In this segment, actress and Tell Us More correspondent Muriel Davidson shares a few anecdotes about her friendship with Kirk Douglas during the late 1940s, around the time of the actor’s first marriage. Kirk Douglas passed away on Feb. 5, 2020 at age 103.

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