Looking back at the life and career of voiceover actor Paul Frees. Guests: Paul's son FRED FREES (a voiceover actor in his own right), and voiceover legend JUNE FORAY.
Guest: Actress CINDY PICKETT ("St. Elsewhere", "Ferris Bueller's Day Off") on her life and career.
Guests: Actor JERRY MAREN ("The Wizard of Oz"/"The Gong Show") and his wife ELIZABETH MAREN (who passed away a few days after this broadcast) on their successful marriage, and Jerry's work as a Munchkin, as Buster Brown, and as Little Oscar, the spokesman for Oscar Mayer.
Remembering Jack Webb, "Dragnet", and "Adam-12" with prolific radio and TV actor HERB ELLIS and actor/producer TOM WILLIAMS.
Guest: MGM Superstar MARGARET O'BRIEN (on her life and career, including her years as a child actress during the 1940s, working in live television during the 1950s, and on the stage.)
More "Price is Right" memories with former showrunner ROGER DOBKOWITZ, announcer RANDY WEST, and Golden-Road.Net co-webmaster JOHN SLY.
Actor FRANK FERRANTE (on his life and career, including his portrayal of Groucho Marx in the stage plays, "Groucho: A Life in Revue" and "An Evening with Groucho", as well as his own alter ego, "Caesar").
The latest news in daytime and late night TV, as well as game shows with resident TV critics/Historians STEVE BEVERLY and WESLEY HYATT.
A show discussing the history of impressionists (George Kirby, David Frye, Will Jordan, John Byner, Rich Little) with voiceover actor/impressionist KEITH SCOTT.
Remembering the hit 1980s HBO series, "Not Necessarily the News" with actors STUART PANKIN and DANNY BREEN, and writer TOM KRAMER. All three gentlemen also discuss their successful, long careers.
A look back at the early days of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon studio with animators JERRY EISENBERG (who also discusses the start of his long career) and SCOTT SHAW! Writer/Historian EARL KRESS co-hosts.
The latest animation/cartoon news with Historian/Author JERRY BECK.
Game show creator/producer MARK MAXWELL-SMITH returns, and talks about his years on "Cross-Wits", "Hot Potato" and "Name That Tune", and recounts in detail the sale of his "Majority Rules" concept to Steven Spielberg, who was now suddenly in the syndicated game show business.
Actress JACKIE JOSEPH discusses her life and career, including starring in the cult classic, "Little Shop of Horrors", as well as working on "The Doris Day Show", "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "The Andy Griffith Show", and others.
The legendary ROSE MARIE returns to talk more about her long career, including "Top Banana", "The Bob Cummings Show", "Hollywood Squares", and along with also-returning guest LARRY MATHEWS (Ritchie Petrie), "The Dick Van Dyke Show".
Actor/Young Performer Advocate PAUL PETERSEN ("The Donna Reed Show") discusses the latest news regarding the treatment of minors in reality television, as well as his thoughts on Charlie Sheen's meltdown, Lindsay Lohan, and Justin Bieber.
Voiceover agent DON PITTS discusses his long career representing some of the biggest names in the business, including Paul Frees, Janet Waldo, and June Foray, and also talks about his years as a radio host in San Francisco.
Author MICHAEL STERN ("I Had a Ball: My Friendship with Lucille Ball") and Lucy's former personal secretary WANDA CLARK discuss the latter part of the redhead's life (1973-1989), when she designated Michael her "number one fan".
Actor HERB ELLIS and Actor/Producer TOM WILLIAMS return to discuss more about Jack Webb, "Dragnet", and "Adam-12", and a longer discussion with Herb about his entire career including his work on "Perry Mason", "Bewitched", and "My Favorite Martian", among others.
Legendary Game Show Host/Producer MONTY HALL recalls his successful career, including calling New York Ranger games in the 1950s, raising hundreds of millions of dollars for Variety Club International, and of course creating and hosting "Let's Make a Deal". He also discusses "Split Second" and "Video Village". Critics/TV Historians STEVE BEVERLY and WESLEY HYATT co-host.
A "Josie and the Pussycats" reunion with voice actors JANET WALDO (Josie), JACKIE JOSEPH (Melody), BARBARA PARIOT (Valerie), SHERRY ALBERONI (Alexandra) and JERRY DEXTER (Alan). Hanna-Barbera Writer/Historian EARL KRESS co-hosts.
Actor BUTCH PATRICK talks about "The Munsters", "My Three Sons", and many other films and TV series in which he guest starred, as well as his problems with drugs and alcohol over the years.
The legendary ROSE MARIE fills in as a last-minute substitute guest...and tears the roof off the joint with great stories about working with Phil Silvers, Joan Rivers, and Doris Day, on stage with "4 Girls 4", and her work in nightclubs over the years.
Former child actor JIMMY HUNT ("Invaders from Mars"/"Cheaper By the Dozen") talks about his movie career, and why he chose to end it when he was 14 years old.
Former Hanna-Barbera Layout Artist/Character Designer JERRY EISENBERG returns to the program to continue the discussion of the history of the famed TV cartoon studio, as well as his own career beyond his years at H-B.
Layout Artist/Cartoonist SCOTT SHAW! returns to talk about his years at Hanna-Barbera, and as creator/producer of the Post Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles ceral commercials during the 1990s. Animation Writer/Historian EARL KRESS co-hosts (this is Earl's final appearance on the show).
Actor RICHARD HERD ("Seinfeld", "Quantum Leap", "TJ Hooker") discusses his life and career, including working on all of the above shows, as well as "Star Trek: Voyager", "The China Syndrome", and many others.
Actor/Author PETER FORD ("Glenn Ford: A Life") talks about his book chronicling the life and career of his movie star father, and discusses growing up as the son of both Ford and dancer/actress Eleanor Powell. Part 1 of 2.
Actress GIGI PERREAU discusses her long movie and TV career, which included playing Greg's teacher on "The Brady Bunch", and appearing in movies opposite Fred MacMurray, Bob Cummings, and Rock Hudson...plus other TV appearances on "Perry Mason", "The Rifleman", "Adam-12", and many others.
TV Critics/Historians STEVE BEVERLY and WESLEY HYATT continue a discussion of the history of daytime television, specifically the 1980s, and cover everything from game shows to soap operas. (This was an unscheduled program due to the last-minute cancellation of a pre-booked guest)
A look back at the hit NBC-TV series "Adam-12", with producer TOM WILLIAMS, director DENNIS DONNELLY, and the RTO voice for the show, SHAARON SNEAD.
Animation Author/Historian JERRY BECK returns with the latest news in print media, feature films, and DVD cartoon releases including Tom and Jerry and Looney Tunes Blu Rays.
TV Critics/Historians STEVE BEVERLY and WESLEY HYATT discuss the latest television news in daytime, late night, and prime time, including game shows, soap operas, and the firing of Jerry Lews from the MDA telethon. (This is the complete 2-hour and 40 minute unedited version of the program, in which the announcement of the end of Shokus Internet Radio is made.)
The final live broadcast on Shokus Internet Radio, and the tables are turned. Guest host MARK EVANIER interviews series host STU SHOSTAK, who talks about the warm-up career, collecting films, and the years working for Lucille Ball. (This is the extended 133-minute version of the program.)
The sixth season opener - a "Dennis the Menace" reunion! JAY NORTH, GLORIA HENRY, and JEANNIE RUSSELL share their memories of the classic 1960s series, and we go beyond "Dennis" to discuss Jay's life and career afterward, including "Maya", "The Man From UNCLE", "The Lucy Show", and "Pebbles and Bamm Bamm".
The first of two shows celebrating the 50th anniversary of a television classic. Author VINCE WALDRON ("The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book") discusses the lasting legacy of the series, as well as its rocky history during the course of its first season on the air. (Running time: 140 minutes)
The 50th anniversary celebration of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" continues with in studio guests ROSE MARIE and LARRY MATHEWS, plus co-host VINCE WALDRON. The stars reminisce about their favorite moments both during filming and behind the scenes. (Running time: 141 minutes)
Multiple-Emmy-Winning Actor ED ASNER talks about his career that began on Broadway in the 1950s and segued to episodic TV in the 1960s, then changed his life in 1970 when he began playing Lou Grant first on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and in his own spin-off series. (Running time: 142 minutes)
Actress SHERRY JACKSON recalls her years playing Danny Thomas' daughter on "Make Room for Daddy", as well as her guest appearances on "Twilight Zone", "Lost in Space", "Batman", "Star Trek", and more.
Actress JUDY STRANGIS talks about her roles on "Room 222" and "Electra Woman and Dyna Girl", and Judy's sister CINDY MALONE discusses her singing career that started with Spike Jones when she was a child. Also: Rick Nelson's son SAM NELSON discusses the legacy of "Ozzie and Harriet" and his restoration project for the classic sitcom. (Running time: 154 minutes)
Legendary actress JANE WITHERS talks about getting into performing at age 2, then getting her big break co-starring with Shirley Temple in "Bright Eyes" and becoming a top box office attraction in the 1930s...plus her immortal role as Josephine the Plumber in the Comet commercials of the 1960s and 1970s. (Running time: 146 minutes)
Singer/Actress MONICA LEWIS talks about her fabulous career in nightclubs, radio, TV, and the movies, including making the Chiquita Banana song famous, appearing on the very first "Toast of the Town" with Ed Sullivan, and her many hit records in the 1940s and 1950s.
Actor/Impressionist/Voiceover Superstar JOE ALASKEY discusses his stand-up career, as well as his work for Warner Brothers doing all of Mel Blanc's classic characters and playing Plucky Duck on "Tiny Toon Adventures". (Running time: 135 minutes)
The latest news in game shows, syndication, cable, daytime, late night, and prime time television with resident critics and historians STEVE BEVERLY and WESLEY HYATT. Topics this time include ABC's new prime time game shows, syndicated talk shows, and the continued failure of NBC. (Running time: 157 minutes)
Actor/author PETER FORD returns to discuss his best-selling book, "Glenn Ford: A Life", and the second half of his father's career, including his films of the 1960s and 1970s, his TV series "Cade's County", and Peter's own problems with the on-again, off-again relationship he had with his dad.
Legendary TV cartoon layout artists WILLIE ITO and JERRY EISENBERG discuss working at Hanna-Barbera during the early 1960s. Also, Willie talks about working at Disney on "Lady and the Tramp", at Warner Bros. for Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng, and for Bob Clampett on "The Beany and Cecil Show". (Running time: 145 minutes)
Animation author/historian JERRY BECK has the latest news in feature films, print media and DVD releases, including our reviews of Tom and Jerry and Looney Tunes on Blu-Ray, Academy Award nominations, and much more! (Running time: 143 minutes)
The annual Christmas show, with Actor BARRY LIVINGSTON ("My Three Sons"), who discusses his new book, "The Importance of Being Ernie", and Giz Wiz DICK DE BARTOLO, who reviews the latest and greatest gizmos and gadgets for last-minute gift ideas. (Running time: 149 minutes)