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