Friday at 1 p.m., punch AM 640 to catch Mr. TV Feeds My Family blab about–say it with me–Truth and Rumors: The Reality Behind TV’s Most Famous Myths.
I’ll be joining the one and only Mike Stafford on Stafford at Large. We will get to the bottom of several myths, including these tantalizing whoppers:
- Lee Marvin appeared on The Tonight Show in the ‘70s and told Carson that the bravest man he ever knew was Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo) who fought beside him during one of the biggest battles of World War II.
- Tommy Hillier made racist statements about African-Americans, Hispanics and Asians on Oprah Winfrey and was tossed off the show.
- Ensign Chekov was written into the second season of Star Trek after an editorial in the Communist daily newspaper Pravda chided the sci-fi series for not having a Soviet crew member aboard the starship Enterprise.
The book, of course, is available at Amazon.com (follow this link). It may also soon be available at your local Chapters/Indigo stores; there should be a deal soon to add it to their catalogue, with the possibility of some local store signings and other special events. I’m guessing there will be further updates right here on this very blog.
Time to single out my Brampton Buddy Fred Patterson, he of “Humble & Fred” fame. (Check out his blog. FreddieP.ca; it is to laff.) Ever since I had lunch with Fred a few weeks ago at the lovely Montana’s at the Trinity Centre, I’ve been getting calls from all his radio pals throughout Southern Ontario (including Stafford), saying come on by and blather about yer book. The man is a well connected mensch. He’s a frequent guest on CH Live @ 5:30 and on various radio shows all over the dial.
He’s just posted a very cool podcast featuring his exclusive interview with Peter Griffin, half of the “Pete ‘n’ Geets” radio team. Griffin helped bring “underground rock” to CHUM-FM back in the ’70s. While you’re at it, check out Griffin’s vintage Radman TV spot, a YouTube oldie Patterson has posted, it brings back memories.