Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 427 with guests Ed Asner and Leslie Bertram Crane is now available online for listening on demand

Show No. 427 with guests Ed Asner and Leslie Bertram Crane
Original Airdates: Nov. 16-19, 2018
First hour: Part 2 of our conversation with Leslie Bertram Crane about her career in television production and post-production, including working as a “switcher” for such top-rated comedy shows as Murphy Brown, Friends, and The Drew Carey Show on the nights when those shows were taped before a live audience, and her experience on Roundhouse and On the Television, two of the first original series produced by Nickelodeon. Leslie is also co-author, along with her husband Robert Crane, of Burn the Ice, a book detailing the adventures of two bartenders in Los Angeles. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen discuss the 70th anniversary of Kukla, Fran and Ollie on television. Second hour: Ed welcomes back eight-time Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, Up!, Elf). Ed Asner is currently starring as God Almighty in the new stage play God Help Us, a political comedy in which God moderates a debate between two pundits on opposite sides of the political spectrum. For more information on God Help Us, including how to book the play to a playhouse near you, go to GodHelpUs.net. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar, along with his son Colin, discusses the DVD releases of the first two seasons of The Good Place.

Ed Asner will also bring his critically acclaimed one-man show A Man and His Prostate to the Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette, California on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019; the B Street Theatre in Sacramento, California on  Friday, Feb. 1, 2019; and The Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Sunday, Mar. 10. 2019. For more information on A Man and His Prostate and other upcoming performances, go to AManandHisProstate.com. For more information on The Ed Asner Family Center, a nonprofit organization that benefits children with special needs, go to EdAsnerFamilyCenter.org.

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