TV’s Longest Sustained Laugh, plus A Glimpse Inside the Obama White House: Next on TVC

Emmy Award-winning writers Rick Hawkins and Geoffrey Mark and iconic actress, comedian, filmmaker and photographer Anna Wilding will join us for a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing June 21-23 at the following times and venues:

Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 6/21
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 6/21
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Saturday 6/22
11pm ET, 8pm PT
Sunday 6/23
11pm ET, 8pm PT
with replays Monday thru Friday 11am ET, 8am PT
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KDUN AM-1030
Reedsport, OR
Saturday 6/22
Noon ET, 9am PT
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KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM
Sioux City, IA
Saturday 6/22
4pm CT, 2pm PT
Sunday 6/23
6pm CT, 4pm PT
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or listen to us on the KSCJ TuneIn channel

Indiana Talks
Huntington, IN
Saturday 6/22
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Sunday 6/23
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 6/22
4pm ET, 1pm PT (special time, this week only)
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KSCO AM-1080 and FM-104.1
San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA
Sunday 6/23
9am ET, 6am PT
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KOMY AM-1340
La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA
Sunday 6/23
9am ET, 6am PT
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KOTA AM 1380 and FM 110.7
Rapid City, SD
Sunday 6/23
10am MT, 9am PT
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CROC Radio
Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
Sunday 6/23
1pm ET, 10am PT
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KPLT 1490 AM and 96.3 FM
Paris, TX
Sunday 6/23
8pm CT 6pm PT
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KHMB AM-1710
KHMV-LP 100.9 FM

Half Moon Bay, CA
Sunday 6/23
9pm PT (Mid ET Mon 6/24)
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Ann Arbor, MI ~ Boston, MA ~ Chicago, IL ~ Melrose, FL ~ Los Angeles, CA
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and the PWR channel on TuneIn

Calendar year 2019 marks the eightieth anniversary of the original theatrical release of Gone with the Wind, the epic length Oscar-winning movie that was also the inspiration for one of the most, if not the most, famous movie parodies on The Carol Burnett Show—that being “Went with the Wind,” the sketch that, as most of you probably know, also contains the longest sustained laugh in television history.

Joining us this week will be Rick Hawkins, the Emmy Award-winning staff writer for The Carol Burnett Show who co-wrote the “Went with the Wind” sketch with Liz Sage. Rick’s stint on the

Burnett show launched a thirty-year career as a television writer and producer that included an Emmy Award, seven Emmy nominations, five WGA nominations, and more than 600 television credits, including writing and producing such popular shows as Punky Brewster, Major Dad, and Sister, Sister, and writing the original two-hour made-for-TV movie that ultimately led to The Love Boat.

We’ll ask Rick about the back story of “Went with the Wind,” including how the sketch almost never made it on the air, as well as how Carol Burnett’s performance as Scarlett during the famous “curtail rod dress” sequence had as much to do with the audience reaction to that moment as the outlandish outfit itself. We’ll also talk about the three years that Rick spent in Russia in the early 2000s, during which time he adapted such popular American shows as Married with Children, Everybody Loves Raymond, and I Dream of Jeannie to Russian audiences on behalf of Sony International. Rick Hawkins will join us during our second hour.

Also this week: We will welcome award-winning actress, director, comedian, producer and iconic still photographer Anna Wilding. Considered iconic both for her work on screen and behind the camera, Anna added a new chapter to her eclectic career when she spent two years (2015-2017) as a member of the White House press corps, mostly under the Obama Administration. During that time, Anna worked as a photographer and occasional reporter for the Herald de Paris, the Huffington Post and an Israeli television network, while some of her photos of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were shared worldwide through Splash News and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Celebrate Hope, a collection of photographs that Anna took during her stint as a White House press photographer, not only offers the public a rare opportunity to experience the “People’s House” through up-close-and-personal images of President and First Lady Obama as they inhabit the West and East Wings, but, in many ways, reveals the humanity behind these two highly scrutinized public figures. Anna Wilding will share a few of the back stories of these images, and more, when she joins us in our first hour.

Celebrate Hope will be on display at The Palos Verdes Art Center Museum in Rancho Palos Verdes, California through Sunday, July 7. For more information, call (310) 541-2479 or visit

Plus: Emmy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated writer, producer, performer, author, music and TV historian, and showbiz raconteur Geoffrey Mark will join us during our first hour for a remembrance of singer, actress, and animal rights activist Doris Day.

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 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 10am MT, 9am PT on KOTA AM 1380 and FM 110.7 (Rapid City, SD)
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 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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