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Tony Dow, Played Wally Cleaver on “Leave it to Beaver from ’57 through ’63–Guest 1/29/2015

Tony Dow
Tony Dow

The Cleavers–Beaver, Wally, June, and Ward–a typical late ’50s, early ’60s American family from the Leave it to Beaver television show of that period, with whom many of us grew up, have seemed always a part of us. During Leave it to Beaver’s six-year run, those growing up during that time related fully to the antics and the mischief of the Beaver (played by  recent KBL guest Jerry Mathers) and Wally, the elder brother, played by our current guest, Tony Dow.

And when the boys’ troubles ebbed just to the point of disaster, we knew to expect loving, sagely, parental intervention from Ward and June, the parents, injecting just the right wisdom not only to help save the day but to instill in the lads valuable lessons about life and values.

Yes, those were simpler times! Although the show ended production in 1963, it has never left television. Multiple generations since have grown up with the Cleavers, a result of a never-ending demand for the show’s syndication. But we at Ken Boxer Live will take it to an even more intimate level–no syndication required. We have as our in-studio guest  the legendary Tony Dow himself.

Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers, 1959
Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers, 1959

After Leave it to Beaver Dow appeared on many other television shows, such as My Three Sons, Dr. Kildare, and Mr. Novak.  During the ’70s while continuing acting, he worked in the construction business and studied journalism and filmmaking. Apart from these endeavors Dow has also become a serious and respected sculptor. You can visit Dow’s website to see examples of his work and more biographical information.

Ken and Tai are looking forward to discussing all these subjects, and more, during Tony Dow’s greatly anticipated appearance with us. We look forward to your joining us.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like free tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, January 26th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 01/29/2015, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)

Jerry Mathers, the “Beaver,” – Guest 02/13/2014

Jerry Mathers

Jerry Mathers

Jerry Mathers, the child star who played the role of “the Beaver” in the iconic television series “Leave It To Beaver,” will be our next guest on Ken Boxer Live. Jerry will talk about his early childhood career as an actor and his current projects.  For more information about Jerry, please visit www.jerrymathers.com.

Jerry Mathers & Tony Dow

Jerry Mathers & Tony Dow

Host Ken Boxer says, “On a personal note, I am very much looking forward to this interview. My generation (Boomers) grew up watching Beaver, Wally, June, Ward, Eddie, Lumpy, Whitey, Gilbert, Miss Landers, and Judy during the 60s, names I can still rattle off easily from memory. Meeting such an iconic figure of American pop culture is exciting for me. I’m truly looking forward to this.”

(This episode first airs Thursday, 02/13/2014, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times hereAdditionally, a YouTube link to this episode, which should be available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)