Ruta Lee, Biffle and Shooster, plus Music That’s Lost in the Stars: Next on TVC

Actress and humanitarian Ruta Lee will join us, along with Will Ryan, Nick Santa Maria and Michael Schlesinger (The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster), actor and author James Rosin (People, Places & Me) and singer Roberta Livetow (Lost in the Stars), will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Oct. 11-13 at the following times and venues:

Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 10/18
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
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or listen to us on the KSAV TuneIn channel
San Francisco, CA
Friday 10/18
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Saturday 10/19
11pm ET, 8pm PT
Sunday 10/20
11pm ET, 8pm PT
with replays Monday thru Friday 11am ET, 8am PT
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KDUN AM-1030
Reedsport, OR
Saturday 10/19
Noon ET, 9am PT
Streaming at

WTCA 1050 AM and 106.1 FM
Plymouth, IN
Saturday 10/19
3pm ET, Noon PT
Streaming at
or listen to us on the WTCA TuneIn channel

KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM
Sioux City, IA
Saturday 10/19
4pm CT, 2pm PT
Sunday 10/20
6pm CT, 4pm PT
Streaming at
or listen to us on the KSCJ TuneIn channel

Indiana Talks
Huntington, IN
Saturday 10/19
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Sunday 10/20
10am ET, 7am PT
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or listen to us on the Indiana Talks TuneIn channel

WON 920 The Apple
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday 10/19
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Streaming at

KSCO AM-1080 and FM-104.1
San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA
Sunday 10/20
9am ET, 6am PT
Also streaming at
or listen to us on the KSCO TuneIn channel

KOMY AM-1340
La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA
Sunday 10/20
9am ET, 6am PT
Hear us online on the KOMY TuneIn channel

CROC Radio
Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
Sunday 10/20
1pm ET, 10am PT
Streaming at
or listen to us on the CROC Radio TuneIn channel

KPLT 1490 AM and 96.3 FM
Paris, TX
Sunday 10/20
8pm CT, 6pm PT
Streaming at
or listen to us on the KPLT TuneIn channel

KOTA AM 1380 and FM 110.7
Rapid City, SD
Sunday 10/20
9pm MT, 8pm PT
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Hear us online on the KOTA TuneIn channel

KHMB AM-1710
KHMV-LP 100.9 FM

Half Moon Bay, CA
Sunday 10/20
9pm PT (Mid ET Mon 10/21)
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or listen to us on the KHMB/KHMV TuneIn channel
A member of the Truli Media Group
Ann Arbor, MI ~ Boston, MA ~ Chicago, IL ~ Melrose, FL ~ Los Angeles, CA
Various times throughout the week on
and the PWR channel on TuneIn

One of the grand dames of the entertainment history, Ruta Lee has left her mark on stage, TV, and the movies for more than six decades, including such films as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Witness for the Prosecution, and Sergeants Three, and a host of television credits, including The Twilight Zone, The Fugitive, The Lucy Show, The Andy Griffith Show, five episodes of Perry Mason, and the popular NBC game show High Rollers, which Ruta co-hosted with Alex Trebek—making her the first female co-host of a network TV game show. Ruta also embodies Hollywood off camera, having dedicated much of her life as chairman or president of The Thalians, the charitable organization that she co-founded with her dear friend Debbie Reynolds that is committed to good mental health, from pediatric to geriatric.

Ruta is also currently working on her memoirs, Consider Your Ass Kissed—which, if all goes well, will be released in 2020. We will ask her about that, and more, when Ruta Lee joins us in our second hour.

Our first hour will include Part 2 of our conversation with actor and author James Rosin. Jim’s latest book, People, Places & Me, reflects on his life as a working actor (both in L.A. and New York), his experiences working on stage and on television on both coasts (both as a writer and as an actor), and the many moments of encouragement that he received along the way from people famous and otherwise, including Jack Lord, Jack Klugman, Bruce Willis, Tony Randall, Steve McQueen, and Paul Newman.

James Rosin is scheduled to appear at the Williamsburg Nostalgia Fest, Nov. 7 through Nov. 9 in Williamsburg, VA.

Also this week: A return appearance by Will Ryan, Nick Santa Maria, and Michael Schlesinger. Will and Nick are the stars—and Mike, the writer, producer and director—of The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster, the Rondo Award-nominated DVD collection of original, authentically-made 1930s-style comedies starring the greatest comedy team, Benny Biffle and Sammy Shooster, that never actually existed. The last time Will and Nick visited us, they did the interview in character as Biffle and Shooster. This time, we’ll ask them each some questions about their respective careers before Biffle and Shooster. Will Ryan, Nick Santa Maria, and Michael Schlesinger will join us in our first hour.

A collection of five comedy shorts (all but one of which was filmed in black and white), The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster is now available on DVD; four of the shorts (“The Biffle Murder Case,” “Imitation of Wife,” “Schmo Boat,” and “Bride of Finklestein”) are also available for viewing on demand on Amazon, Vudu, and other streaming platforms, under the umbrella title The Adventures of Biffle and Shooster. In addition, the new Biffle and Shooster book, The Biffle and Shooster Portable Guide to Etiquette, is available for purchase, as are all four issues of the Biffle and Shooster comic book.

Plus: Calendar year 2019 marks the seventieth anniversary of the debut of Mr. Magoo, the nearsighted curmudgeon voiced by Jim Backus in a series in animated shorts and TV cartoons, including Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol (NBC, 1962), the 90-minute holiday classic directed by Abe Levitow that was also the first animated special to be produced specifically for television.

Roberta Levitow | Lost in the StarsOur colleague Greg Ehrbar recently chatted with Roberta Levitow, Abe’s daughter, and an accomplished director, performer, and teacher in her own right. One of the co-founders of Theatre Without Borders, Roberta Levitow has also released two albums—the most recent of which, Lost in the Stars, features Roberta’s renditions of songs from some of the animated musicals that her father directed, including Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol. Roberta Levitow will join us in our second hour.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, and CX Radio Brazil
Fri 10pm ET, 7pm PT, Sat/Sun 11pm ET, 8pm PT on RadioSlot (San Francisco, CA)
Sat Noon ET, 9am PT on KDUN AM-1030 (Reedsport, OR)
Sat 3pm ET, Noon PT on WTCA 1050 AM and 106.1 FM (Plymouth, IN)
Sat 4pm CT, 2pm PT and Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT on KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM (Sioux City, IA)
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Huntington, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT on CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 8pm CT, 6pm PT on KPLT AM and FM (Paris, TX)
Sun 9pm MT, 8pm PT on KOTA AM 1380 and FM 110.7 (Rapid City, SD)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork

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