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Inside STAR TREK, NORTHERN EXPOSURE, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT and Hollywood's Golden Age on the Next Dav [Sep. 4th, 2013|10:14 am]
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Inside STAR TREK, NORTHERN EXPOSURE, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, and a Trip to Hollywood's Golden Age on the Next Dave White Presents!

Whether you're a Trekker, Trekkie, or a more casual fan of STAR TREK, you probably think there's nothing new to say about Classic Trek. You'd be wrong.

That's because, back in the '80s, STAR TREK creator Gene Roddenberry and producer Bob Justman gave writer Marc Cushman boxes of the memos that circulated between NBC, Desilu, the production staff and writers, and asked him to tell the full story. As the years went by, Cushman also interviewed many of the participants and licensed the Nilsen Ratings for each episode. As a result, in Cushman's new book, for the first time we learn TREK wasn't the ratings loser many have believed. After all, in its first year, its competition included forgettable fare like THE TAMMY GRIMES SHOW and LOVE ON A ROOFTOP. Remember them?

In fact, many, many Trek myths are debunked in Cushman's new three volume history called THESE ARE THE VOYAGES - THE TRUE HISTORY OF STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES. On Tues. Sept. 10, Cushman will go behind the scenes of his books which will take you into the offices of the STAR TREK staff, Desilu studios, on the set, and show how the scripts were chosen, written, rewritten, filmed-day by day-and edited. Prepare to be amazed--

In 1990, TV composer David Schwartz got his first gig. Without seeing a single frame of film, he penned and recorded the Grammy nominated theme for NORTHERN EXPOSURE. For the next five years, Schwartz not only composed the incidental music for the show, but also many of the tunes DJ Chris Stevens played over KBHR or were heard on the jukebox in Holling Vincoeur's bar and restaurant, "The Brick."

After the show's demise, Schwartz has had a stellar career writing music for shows like DEADWOOD, THE PLAYBOY CLUB, and THE ELLEN SHOW. This year, he earned his third Emmy nomination for his work on the Netflix hit, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT.

On the next DWP, Schwartz takes you behind the scenes of NORTHERN EXPOSURE and ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT and talks about the changes in TV themes over the years. Why do many newer series have only 7 second title songs and how does Schwartz use unusual instrumentations to create his original compositions?

From 1936 to 1955, Irene Manning was a versatile entertainer who sang with Glenn Miller and worked in 12 films with the likes of Gene Autry, Humphrey Bogart, Dennis Morgan, and James Cagney in YANKEE DOODLE DANDY. Then, she starred on stage and had her own BBC TV series, AN AMERICAN IN ENGLAND. Never heard of her?

On the next DWP, writer Gene Arceri discusses his new book, IRENE MANNING: THE REBELLIOUS PRIMA DONNA. Based on his 30 year friendship with Manning, Arceri talks about Manning's acting career and reveals why she didn't become the star she seemed destined to be.

So trek with us into Hollywood on the next DAVE WHITE PRESENTS, Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over--

You can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)--

Then, on Wed. Sept. 11, the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at--

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