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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!, the dazzling live stage show that will have its 60th anniversary performance on Saturday, Oct. 29 at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. For tickets and more information go to the Schedule page at ItsMagicShow.com. 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.
Kathryn Leigh Scott will be joining Lara Parker, John Karlen, Roger Davis, Emmy and Grammy nominated composer Robert Cobert and other Dark Shadows alumni at the Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary Halloween in Hollywood celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29 from Noon to Midnight at the Woman’s Club of Hollywood, 1749 N. La Brea Avenue in Hollywood. An all-day event, The Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary Halloween in Hollywood will allow fans to meet the actors, receive complimentary autographs, enjoy a cast reunion with a Q & A session, dramatic and musical performances by the stars, rare video screenings, a memorabilia flea market, a Halloween costume event with the guests, and a whole lot more. Admission for the twelve-hour event is $20 for adults, $10 for children. Tickets can be purchased at the door or going to the event site, DarkShadowsFestival.com.
Show No. 338 with guests Deborah Pearl and Chris Korman
Original Airdate: Oct. 14-17, 2016
First hour: Part 2 of our conversation with writer, director and singer Deborah Pearl (Head of the Class, 227, Souvenir of You, Getting Ed Laid). For our listeners on the East Coast, Getting Ed Laid will be screened on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 1:30pm as part of the Washington West Film Festival in the Washington, D.C. area. Both Ed Asner and Deborah Pearl will appear at the screening and participate in a Q&A session afterward. For more information on the Oct. 23 event, as well as news and updates on any future screenings, go to www.wwfilmfest.com, as well as GettingEdLaid.com or the Getting Ed Laid fan page on Facebook. Also in this hour: A replay of our October 2011 tribute to the early television career of Woody Allen, featuring highlights from Allen’s various appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Second hour: A return appearance by Chris Korman, son of actor/comedian Harvey Korman (The Carol Burnett Show), and the stepson of character actor George DiCenzo (Dark Shadows, McClain’s Law, Helter Skelter). Chris discusses DiCenzo’s career in film, television and voice work, while also sharing some more backstage stories about his father’s work with Danny Kaye and Carol Burnett.
Show No. 337 with guests Ed Asner and Deborah Pearl
Original Airdate: Oct. 7-10, 2016
First hour: Tony, Donna and Ed remember Patty Duke and William Schallert as part of our ongoing tributes to notable film, TV and music icons who have passed away in 2016. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar on the recent DVD release of The All New SuperFriends Hour. Plus: An excerpt from our 2013 conversation with author Jennifer Armstrong (Mary and Lou and Rhoda, Seinfeldia) in which we discussed the back story of the iconic “I hate spunk!” line from the premiere episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Second hour: Ed welcomes Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant) and writer/director Deborah Pearl (Getting Ed Laid). For our listeners on the East Coast, Getting Ed Laid will be screened on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 1:30pm as part of the Washington West Film Festival in the Washington, D.C. area. Both Ed and Deborah will appear at the screening and participate in a Q&A session afterward. For more information on the Oct. 23 event, as well as news and updates on any future screenings, go to www.wwfilmfest.com, as well as GettingEdLaid.com or the Getting Ed Laid fan page on Facebook. Ed Asner will also bring his critically acclaimed one-man show, A Man and His Prostate, to the New York stage in November, while the first two seasons of Lou Grant are now available on DVD.
Show No. 336 with guests Tom Dreesen and Vince Waldron
Original Airdate: Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2016
First hour: Television historian Vince Waldron joins Ed, Tony and Donna for Part 2 of our behind-the-scenes look at The Dick Van Dyke Show. Vince’s book The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book, Deluxe Expanded Archive Edition: The Definitive History of Television’s Most Enduring Comedy Series tells you everything you wanted to know about the most acclaimed comedy series of TV's golden age. Also in this hour: Ed, Tony and Donna remember the 30th anniversary of the first national broadcast of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Plus: An encore presentation of our 2011 tribute to writer/producer Sam Denoff (That Girl), featuring television historian Wesley Hyatt. Second hour: Ed welcomes comedian Tom Dreesen, longtime opening act for Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., and co-author of Tim and Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White, the story of Tom’s partnership with Tim Reid in the late ’60s and early 1970s as America’s first, and only, interracial comedy team. A frequent guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Tom was recently honored by the Radio and Television Museum in Chicago for his nearly five-decade career in show business.
Show No. 335 with guests Vince Waldron and Kevin Martin
Original Airdate: Sept. 23-26, 2016
First hour: Ed welcomes Kevin Martin, owner and CEO of Piece of the Past, and author of An Insider’s Guide to Autograph Collecting, an A to Z look at the world of autograph collecting that features useful tips to ensure that the autographed celebrity item that you’re thinking of purchasing online and from an outside source is, in fact, authentic. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar with a look at the He-Man first season DVD release, while Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember the 50th anniversary of the premiere of That Girl. Second hour: Ed, Tony and Donna welcome Vince Waldron, author of The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book, Deluxe Expanded Archive Edition: The Definitive History of Television’s Most Enduring Comedy Series, everything you wanted to know about the most acclaimed comedy series of TV’s golden age, as seen through the eyes of the cast and crew, including Carl Reiner, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews, and, of course, Dick Van Dyke himself.
Show No. 334 with guest Ken Levine
Original Airdate: Sept. 16-19, 2016
First hour: Excerpts from our January 2015 conversation with actor, author and philanthropist Hugh O’Brian (The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, The Shootist, Hugh O’Brian… or What’s Left of Him), plus an encore presentation of our September 2015 tribute to the early career of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, including highlights from Scully’s work from 1957, the final season of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Second hour: Ed welcomes back Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, director and playwright Ken Levine (M*A*S*H, Cheers, Frasier, The Simpsons and Everybody Loves Raymond). Ken’s latest play, Going Going Gone, explores our need to be remembered in a world that focuses on celebrating milestones. Going Going Gone will be performed weekends at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles beginning Oct. 1 and continuing through Nov. 6. For tickets and more information, call (323) 960-5521 or go to www.plays411.com/gone.
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