Show No. 198 with guests William Schallert and Steve Kosareff
Original Airdate: Week of Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2013
First hour: We play Part 2 of our conversation with actor William Schallert (Dobie Gillis, Get Smart, The Nancy Drew Mysteries, The New Gidget, True Blood, The Patty Duke Show). In Part 1, we discussed Bill’s early career on stage and in television. In this segment, we talk about some of Bill’s favorite film and TV roles, including the Admiral on Get Smart, plus his work with such legends as Walter Matthau, Kirk Douglas and Don Siegel. Also in this hour: Ed welcomes filmmaker Steve Kosareff, the writer, producer and director of TV Man: The Search for The Last Independent Dealer, a new documentary that remembers the era of the locally owned, independent television set dealer, and how that has virtually disappeared in this day and age of big box stores. For our listeners in Southern California, TV Man will have a weeklong showing at Laemmle’s Monica 4 Theater in Santa Monica beginning Friday, Sept. 6.
Second hour: Phil Gries presents a special edition of The Sounds of Lost Television that remembers how television covered The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (Aug. 28, 1963), including coverage from network news, comments from James Baldwin, Burt Lancaster and Marlon Brando, and excerpts from the speeches of Philip Randolph and Dr. Martin Luther King.