This book is an outstanding reference guide for obscure, hard-to-find information on nearly 300 short-lived television shows. Each entry gives an overview of the program, the actors involved, time slot, sponsors, writers, producers, and number of episodes. There is a great deal of unpublished information culled from interviews with cast members, writers, and directors, and from rare footage in the UCLA TV Archives and the Paley Center for Media. While these shows may be mentioned in larger, more comprehensive television directories and on various websites, this reference book gives unique and complete information that will be helpful to television buffs and trivia addicts. Suitable for circulating collections in public and academic libraries. --Merle Jacob
About the Author
Bob Leszczak has spent the last three decades as an on-air radio personality in great US cities such as Washington, D. C., Boston, NYC, Tampa, Orlando, Denver, and Riverside/San Bernardino. He is the former writer and producer of a weekly syndicated five-hour music trivia program called "Solid Gold Scrapbook." He lives in Toms River, New Jersey.