Laugh-In: Fast & Funny TV

Want a good Laugh? Go back to the original “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-in” produced by George Schlatter! Herbie J Pilato, author, producer and expert in the world of classic television, talks to Art Kirsch and John Coleman of Celebrating Act 2 about tis very special comedy series and its historical precedents. There’s lots of fun … Read more

Herbie J Pilato on Super TV Producer, QUINN MARTIN

Many of our favorite shows seem to come from the same prolific producers, who in their own right become super stars. In this video, TV expert Herbie J Pilato discusses with Celebrating Act 2 the unusually successful QUINN MARTIN. Besides Martin’s many hit series, such as The Fugitive, Barnaby Jones and The Streets Of San … Read more

Author Herbie J Pilato on the Groundbreaking TV Series, LIFE GOES ON

Author and TV expert, Herbie J Polito talks with Celebrating Act 2 about his tome, Life Story: The Book Of “Life Goes On” , which takes an in-depth look at the groundbreaking television series from 1989 to 1993. Life Goes on was the first show to feature and actor with Down’s Syndrome playing a character … Read more

Herbie J Pilato: Remembering Sonny & Cher

They were the new face of a generation and a major influence in television –Sonny & Cher! In this chat with TV expert and historian, Herbie J Pilato, Art and John of Celebrating Act 2 travel back to the 1970s to the pop duo’s beginning of TV success. They follow Sonny & Cher’s career through … Read more

Remembering the NEW Dick Van Dyke Show

Beloved performer Dick Van Dyke actually starred in a number of tv series under his name. But as TV expert and historian, Herbie J Pilato tells Art and John of Celebrating Act 2™, not all of them were as successful as his first effort co-starring Mary Tyler Moore. In this video they specifically discuss Van … Read more

The ‘SMITH’ Shows of 1970’s TV

The What? Yes, 1970’s television fare included at least 2 shows with “Smith’ in the title. They’re both worth remembering for completely different reasons–having nothing to do with the titles! Author and TV historian Herbie J Pilato points us to what may be silver screen star Henry Fonda’s only effort at a TV series and … Read more

Television of 1971 – Season of Change!

TV expert Herbie J Pilato considers 1971 his favorite year of television both from a childhood perspective and from that of an adult expert on TV History. It was a year of great changes–gone were shows like Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acres and newly arrived were shows like All In The Family. If you are … Read more

Twitch Upon A Star: Elizabeth Montgomery Biography by Herbie J Pilato

Celebrating Act 2 talks with pop culture and TV history expert, Herbie J Pilato about one of his most popular books, ‘Twitch upon A Star,’ a biography of popular actress, Elizabeth Montgomery. Based on author Herbie J Pilato’s exclusive interviews with Elizabeth Montgomery prior to her death in 1995, Twitch Upon a Star includes insider … Read more

Author Herbie J Pilato on TV’s Top Male Icons of ’50s, ’60s, ’70s

Hollywood Producer, Writer, Executive, Television Historian and Host of his own talk show, “Then Again with Herbie J Pilato”, talks with Celebrating Act 2™’s Art Kirsch and John Coleman about his book, “Daring, Dashing and Debonair – TV’s Top Male Icons from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s.” It’s not just nostalgia, though. The author examines … Read more