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TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

Mar 7, 2017

Today Ken welcomes author, actress, historian and all around great person Illeana Douglas to the show.

Ken and Illeana discuss L.A. seasons, Roger Corman, growing up in CT with only one channel - CBS, All in the Family, finding an early love of movies, Jason Robards in 1,000 Clowns, Illeana's mother having a TV Guide subscription, Soul Train, The Ghost of Frederick Douglass, Melvyn Douglas, being there for Being There, developing a love of classic Hollywood, Sam Fuller, Claude Raines in Phantom of the Opera, the revelation of color TV, Al Pacino filming Dog Day Afternoon, seeing location scenes being shot with Lucille Ball in Stone Pillow, Stir of Echoes, Richard Matheson, The Twilight Zone, why Saturday Night Live is a boys' thing, Chevy Chase movies, how VCRs changed everything, having cable in college, obsessing over the Museum of Broadcasting, King of Comedy, laserdiscs, elementary school sexual education films, living a life of being star struck, Dick Cavett, Lee Marvin, meeting Sid Caesar, George Segal, Walter Mathau and Elaine May in A New Leaf, Little Murders, the wonders of curation of television programming, NYC vs LA, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, rediscovering 1941, Second Looks, meeting Tony Curtis, Arthur, The Movie Loft, when TV becomes work movies become relaxation, Jerry Lewis, working at TCM and keeping Peter O'Toole's concrete covered towel.