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TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Show No. 230 with guests Charlie Barrett and Mark Bennett

Original Airdate: Week of Apr. 23-28, 2014

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First hour: Tony, Donna and Ed take a look at what Comedy Central might do next year in light of the recent announcement that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as host of The Late Show in 2015. Also in this hour: An encore presentation of a replay of our July 2013 visit with Charlie Barrett. Charlie runs The Barrett Company, one of the top PR and marketing communications firm in the entertainment industry since 1992. Prior to starting his own company, Charlie was charge of media relations for such shows as The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Second hour: Ed welcomes Mark Bennett, author of The Big Show, a new novella that is also a memoir of Mark’s years working with legendary producer and director Fred de Cordova. Though set in the world of set business, The Big Show is a story about mentorship that readers will enjoy no matter what their profession.