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Show No. 344 with guest Gary Lockwood
Original Airdate: Dec. 2-5, 2016
First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen pay tribute to political pundit and TV host John McLaughlin (The McLaughlin Group), while Greg Ehrbar reviews the various DVD configurations of The Judy Garland Show. Also in this hour: An excerpt from our August 2010 conversation with TV variety show producer/director Bob Wynn (The Judy Garland Show, NBC Follies, Real People). Second hour: Ed welcomes actor Gary Lockwood (2001: A Space Odyssey, “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” The Lieutenant).

Show No. 343 with guest Ray Starman
Original Airdate: Nov. 18-21, 2016
First hour: Greg Ehrbar reviews recent DVD releases of I Married Joan, The New Adventures of Gilligan and Shirt Tales. Also in this hour: An encore presentation of Phil Gries’ look at early network TV coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Second hour: Ed welcomes Ray Starman, author of Sitcom Class Wars: The 20th Century, a look at the portrayals of class and status in sixty popular sitcoms from the first five decades of television, and how those portrayals changed as the medium of television changed.

Show No. 342 with guest Jonathan Tropper
Original Airdate: Nov. 11-14, 2016
First hour: Ed welcomes Jonathan Tropper, co-creator and executive producer of Banshee, and the author of six novels, including This is Where I Leave You and One Last Thing Before I Go. All four seasons of Banshee are now available on DVD and Blu-ray through HBO Home Entertainment. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with a personal remembrance of actor, director and voice artist Marvin Kaplan, while Greg Ehrbar reviews the recent complete series DVD release of WKRP in Cincinnati. Second hour: Phil Gries with an encore presentation of our Sounds of Lost Television tribute to John Zacherle, the iconic New York horror movie host known as The Cool Ghoul.

Show No. 341: Remembering Michael Gleason and Jack Riley
Original Airdate: Nov. 4-7, 2016
First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember the career of Jack Riley, the actor best known as Elliot Carlin on The Bob Newhart Show. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar with a look at The Bob Newhart Show complete series DVD set. Second hour: An encore presentation of our January 2014 interview with television writer/producer Michael Gleason, co-creator and executive producer of Remington Steele. Also in this hour: Highlights from our June 2014 conversation with actor Bill Daily about working with Bob Newhart and Jack Riley on The Bob Newhart Show.

Show No. 340 with guests Dee Wallace and Michael Rosenbaum
Original Airdate: Oct. 28-31, 2016
First hour: Ed welcomes actor, producer and director Michael Rosenbaum (ImpastorSmallville). New episodes of Impastor air Wednesday nights on TV Land. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember soap opera pioneer Agnes Nixon and the anniversary of the original 1966 broadcast of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Second hour: Ed welcomes back actress, author and teacher Dee Wallace (E.T.: The ExtraterrestrialCujoThe HowlingThe FrightenersJust Add Magic). Topics include one of Dee’s earliest and most important screen roles (an appearance on Lou Grant), her new children’s book, On Dandelion Seed (which she co-authored with Keith Malinsky), and Buppa LaPaloo, a stuffed teddy bear created by Dee that also serves as an important teaching tool for children ages four to seven. Dee Wallace will appear at the Mystic Journey Bookstore, 1624 Abbot Kinney Blvd., in Venice, CA on Saturday, Nov. 12 beginning at 7pm. Also in this hour: Longtime radio personality Sam Yates shares a clip of an interview he did with Star Trek actor James Doohan in the 1990s.

Show No. 339 with guests Kathryn Leigh Scott and Milt Larsen
Original Airdate: Oct. 21-24, 2016
First hour: Ed welcomes Milt Larsen, founder of the world-famous Magic Castle, and the producer of It's Magic!. Also in this hour: An encore presentation of Part 2 of our October 2011 tribute to the early television career of Woody Allen. Second hour: A return visit from actress, author and publisher Kathryn Leigh Scott (Dark Shadows). Kathryn’s latest book, Last Dance at the Savoy: Life, Love and Caring for Someone With Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, is a personal story about her husband Geoff Miller, the founding editor of Los Angeles magazine, who lived life fully despite having a terminal neurological condition (progressive supranuclear palsy), and the insights Kathryn learned while dealing with the day-to-day issues of caring for him.

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