We will pay tribute to eight-time Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Sept. 24-26 at the following times and venues:
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We will devote our entire program this week to Ed Asner, the eight-time Emmy Award-winning actor known to three generations around the world for his portrayals of Carl Frederickson in Pixar’s UP!; Santa Claus in several films (including, most notably, Elf); his stellar performances in the classic miniseries Roots and Rich Man, Poor Man; and, of course, his signature role as newsman Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and, later, his own show, Lou Grant. Ed Asner passed away this past Sunday, Aug. 29 at age 91.
In addition to being a brilliant actor who could play any role, large or small, comedic or dramatic, with depth and aplomb, Ed Asner was a multifaceted, well-informed human being known for his tireless activism (particularly when he was president of the Screen Actors Guild), his desire to make a difference in the world (and to always do the right thing, even at great personal cost), his generosity of spirit, and his marvelous sense of humor.
Our program will include tributes from many friends and colleagues of Ed Asner, including Susan Silver, one of the original writers of The Mary Tyler Moore Show; Ed. Weinberger, writer/producer of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Ed Asner’s collaborator on three other projects over the past ten years (including a new play that Ed was rehearsing, two days before he died); actress Veronica Redd, whose many TV appearances include three episodes of Lou Grant; singer, screenwriter, and director Deborah Pearl, who directed him in the award-winning short comedy film Getting Ed Laid; Emmy Award winner Geoffrey Mark, who interviewed Ed Asner for an acclaimed documentary about The Mary Tyler Moore Show; Chuck Harter, who interviewed Ed for his book Mr. Novak: An Acclaimed Television Series; Jennifer Armstrong, who interviewed Ed for her book Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted and All the Brilliant Minds Who Made The Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic; and filmmaker Matthew Asner, Ed’s eldest son.
Ed Asner made seven appearances on TV Confidential over the past five years. He created some of my favorite moments on the show (and I know, from your emails, some of yours as well). With that in mind, we’ll also play highlights from two of Ed’s visits: one from 2016, and the other from 2017. Please be sure to join us.
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