Phil Gries can be heard on a semi-regular basis on TV CONFIDENTIAL, a weekly
two hour radio talk show, hosted and produced by Ed Robertson on a segment
called " THE SOUNDS OF LOST TELEVISION." Television audio air checks from
the ATA collection are played, supplementing conversations between Ed and
Phil related to television retrospectives from the Golden and Silver Age of
Past program segments can be accessed on the TV CONFIDENTIAL website
(www.tvconfidential.net), including retrospectives on:
Celebrating the Centennial Birthday of Screen Legend Kirk Douglas (Show No. 346)
Original Airdate: December 16-19, 2016
Phil Gries joins Ed for a special two hour program-length edition of The Sounds of Lost Television honoring
Kirk Douglas, the legendary motion picture star who turned 100 years old on Friday, December 9,
featuring rarely heard audio clips that reveal Douglas' humanitarianism, his desire for social justice,
his sense of humor and his love of singing.
Kirk Douglas - Celebrating his Centennial Birthday (May take 20 seconds or more to load)
JOEY BISHOP Part 1 of 6 - May 4-9, 2016 (Show No. 317)
Phil Gries joins Ed for the first in a series of a six-part Three and Half Hour Sounds of Lost Television edition that will spotlight the career of actor, comedian
and late night TV talk show host Joey Bishop. Though Bishop did not grant many interviews during the last few years of his life, he did
speak to Phil on several occasions between 2002 and 2003. We'll play highlights of those conversations during this hour, including segments
in which Bishop discusses his birth at Fordham Hospital (for decades he was the smallest baby born there, weighing only two pounds), as
well as the origins of the Dean Martin/Frank Sinatra Rat Pack.
Joey Bishop Six Part Audio Sampler - Part 1 (May take 20 seconds or more to load)
JOEY BISHOP Part 2 of 6 - May 11-16, 2016 (Show No. 318)
Part 2 of our tribute to Joey Bishop as part of The Sounds of Lost Television, including audio highlights of Bishop emceeing the
January 1961 gala honoring President John F. Kennedy, plus Bishop's 1961 interview with Helen O-Connell on Here's Hollywood on which he
discusses The Joey Bishop Show.
Joey Bishop Six Part Audio Sampler - Part 2 (May take 20 seconds or more to load)
JOEY BISHOP Part 3 of 6 - May 25-30, 2016 (Show No. 319)
Phil Gries with Part 3 of our tribute to Joey Bishop, including audio highlights from some of Bishop's record 177 appearances as guest host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
Joey Bishop Six Part Audio Sampler - Part 3 (May take 20 seconds or more to load)
JOEY BISHOP Part 4 of 6 - June 1-6, 2016 (Show No. 320)
Phil Gries with Part 4 of our tribute to Joey Bishop features audio highlights from some of television's
earliest celebrity roast broadcasts, on which Joey Bishop appeared, his anecdotes and audio air checks of
Bishop hosting the Emmy Awards, appearances as a guest on TV variety shows, including Tony Orland And Dawn, &
Johnny Mann's Stand-Up And Cheer. Also a look at some of the comedian's many appearances on the Dean Martin
Joey Bishop Six Part Audio Sampler - Part 4 (May take 20 seconds or more to load)
JOEY BISHOP Part 5 of 6 - June 8-13, 2016 (Show No. 321)
Part 5 of our tribute to Joey Bishop features audio highlights from Bishop's ABC late night talk show, including a rarely heard
interview with Mutual radio journalist Andrew West in which West recounts his first-person coverage of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy on June 5, 1968, and Joey's brother Morris appearing on the Jack Paar Tonight Show in 1961.
Joey Bishop Six Part Audio Sampler - Part 5 (May take 20 seconds or more to load)
JOEY BISHOP Part 6 of 6 - June 15-20, 2016 (Show No. 322)
Phil Gries joins Ed for the final segment in our six-part series on the life and career of comedian Joey Bishop. Topics include
Bishop's final appearance as host of his ABC late night talk show (Nov. 26, 1969), his fallout with Regis Philbin, his sometimes difficult
relationship with writers and other show business colleagues, his place in the pantheon of late night TV hosts, and his philosophy to life in general.
Joey Bishop Six Part Audio Sampler - Part 6 (May take 20 seconds or more to load)
JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW REMEMBRANCE
The Jack Paar Tonight Show remembrance is a composite, edited two hour retrospective (originally broadcast in
five parts in 2012). Included are dozens of rare audio air checks from the Archival Television Audio archive.
Jack Paar Audio Sampler (May take 20 seconds or more to load)
Guest Phil Gries, along with host Ed Robertson, and panelists Tony Figueroa & Donna Allen discuss the genesis,
development and mystique of Jack Paar during his almost five year reign as the host of the Tonight Show (July 29,
1957- March 30, 1962).
"Phil Gries founder and owner of Archival Television Audio" (Show No.82)
"ANNIE GET YOUR GUN" - 1967 (Show No.83)
"HERE'S HOLLYWOOD" (Show No. 84)
"ANN-MARGRET'S EARLY TELEVISION CAREER" (Show No. 86)
"PROJECT 20" - classic TV documentary series (Show No. 88)
"TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CARSON" (Shows No. 89 & 90)
"A RETROSPECIVE AND CONVERSATION WITH JONATHAN WINTERS" (Show No. 91)
"PERSON TO PERSON with CHARLES COLLINGWOOD" (Show No. 94)
PLAYBOYS' PENTHOUSE with HUGH HEFNER (Show No. 96)
JACKIE GLEASON and "YOU'RE IN THE PICTURE,"...1961 fiasco premiere (Shows No. 104 & 106)
A celebrated 61 home runs in 1961 - "ROGER MARIS: A 50th ANNIVERSARY SALUTE" (Show NO. 107)
"LOST EARLY 1960's TELEVISION APPEARANCES BY WOODY ALLEN" (Shows No. 109 & 110)
"A JOE FRANKLIN RETROSPECTIVE" (Shows No.114,116 &117)
"GUY LOMBARDO'S NEW YEARS EVE TV SHOWS" - 1955-1976 (Show No.119)
"JACK PAAR'S 1960 TONIGHT SHOW WALK OFF" (Show No. 125)
"JACK PAAR'S REIGN AS HOST OF THE TONIGHT SHOW " (Shows No. 155, 156, 158, 159, 161)
"JOHN ZACHERLE: THE COOL GOUL" (Show No. 170)
"RALPH KINER, NY METS ANNOUNCER" (Shows No. 180, 183, 185)
"MARCH ON WASHINGTON: 50TH ANNIVERSARY RETROSPECTIVE" (Show No. 198)
"HUGH DOWNS INTERVIEW & TV RETROSPECTIVE (Show No. 200)
"Special two-hour edition of 'The Sounds of Lost Television' that looks back at how network TV news covered the ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY." (Show No. 208)
"Ed Robertson and Phil Gries welcome LEGENDARY TELEVISION BROADCASTER JOE FRANKLIN ('Memory Lane'). Joe discusses his 60 year career. Many peerless half-century old TV Audio Air Checks, from the collection of Archival Television Audio, are played" (Show No. 217)
"Phil Gries remembers February 9, 1964, the night of the BEATLES' FIRST APPEARANCE ON THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW" (Show No. 218)
"INTERVIEW with guest RON SIMON, longtime curator for the Paley Center for Media" (Show No. 219)
Phil Gries joines Ed Robertson for Part one of a four-part look at the TELEVISION CAREER OF PIONEERING LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOW HOST, LES CRANE... including highlights from Crane's controversial interview with Marguerite Oswald, the mother of Lee Harvey Oswald, that was originally broadcast on August 5, 1964, nine months following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (Shows No. 247, 249, 251 & 255)
Les Crane Audio Sampler (May take 20 seconds or more to load)
Part 1 of a 2 part holiday-themed 'The Sounds of Lost Television' edition featuring television audio highlights of some of the EARLIEST SURVIVING TELECASTS OF THE MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE. Also remembered, using TV audio air checks from the archive of Archival Television Audio, Inc., Thanksgiving Television Specials, broadcast in the 1960's (Shows No. 256 & 257)
A remembrance by Phil Gries of his 20 YEAR RELATIONSHIP WITH JOE FRANKLIN, who passed away on January 24th, 2015. Also presented, an encore TV Confidential presentation of an INTERVIEW WITH JOE FRANKLIN, broadcast in January 2014 (Show No. 265)
Phil Gries with part one of a three-part tribute to Hall of Fame sportscaster Vin Scully, who announced Brooklyn Dodger and Los Angeles Dodger baseball games from 1950 to 2016. Television broadcast audio clips highlight memorable moments of Scully's career, in the booth and out of the booth. Originally broadcast during the Summer of 2015 (TV CONFIDENTIAL Shows No. 287, 289, 290).
Host Ed Robertson and Phil Gries present another SOUNDS OF LOST TELEVISION. Part 1 of a 2 part retrospective profile of professor Irwin Corey, legendary stand-up comedian who passed away February 6th 2017 at the age of 102 (TV CONFIDENTIAL Shows No. 356 and 357).