Eight-time Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner and longtime national TV legal analyst Stan Goldman will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Oct. 16-18 at the following times and venues:
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The 2020-2021 television season marks the fiftieth anniversary of the premiere of The Mary Tyler Moore Show—one of the few shows that has never really left television (in that reruns have played nonstop, one way or another, for more than forty years), and a show that continues to leave its mark on TV to this day. During its original seven years on CBS, The Mary Tyler Moore Show not only revived Mary Tyler Moore’s career, but helped pave the way for the modern TV sitcom; made stars out of several journeymen actors; changed the fates of a dozen female TV writers; helped usher in a more woman-friendly era in the television industry… and famously killed a clown.
By extension, 2020-2021 also marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Lou Grant character. With that in mind, this week’s program will include a return appearance by Ed Asner, the eight-time Emmy Award-winning actor known around the world as Lou Grant both on the Moore show and his own hour-long spinoff series, Lou Grant. Ed will share a few memories of each of his fellow cast members on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, plus we’ll talk about some of his other roles on stage, television, and the movies. Ed Asner will join us in our second hour.
Ed Asner’s memoir, Son of a Junkman: My Life from the West Bottoms of Kansas City to the Bright Lights of Hollywood, not only includes many stories about his sixty-year acting career, but reveals the persons on whom he based his portrayal of Lou Grant (both when he played him on the Moore show, and on Lou Grant). Son of a Junkman also discusses the challenges that Ed faced during his tenure as president of the Screen Actors Guild; the backlash he faced from the El Salvador controversy in 1982, and the effect that had not only on Lou Grant, but his acting career in general; and the influence that Ed’s father continues to have on his life today.
Also this week: We will welcome back Stan Goldman, tenured professor of criminal law and evidence law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, and a longtime legal analyst for such national TV, radio and print venues as CNBC, CBS, Kingworld, Fox News Channel, and the New York Daily News.
With the confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett taking place this week, many questions remain as to how the realities of replacing the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg may affect the 2020 presidential election and the landscape of our country in the years to come. Stan will help us sort through these issues (including some surprising options that have yet to be addressed), as well as whether Ginsburg’s death may be overshadowing her many accomplishments on the court.
The son of a Holocaust survivor, Stan Goldman is also the founding director of the Loyola Center for the Study of Law and Genocide, and the author of Left to the Mercy of a Rude Stream: The Bargain That Broke Adolf Hitler and Saved My Mother, the remarkable but true story of how Nazi interior minister Heimrich Himmler spared the life of Stan’s mother, Malka Repstein, along with one thousand other Jewish women, in 1945—and how the saving of those lives ultimately led to the demise of Adolf Hitler. A page-turning narrative about a previously untold moment in world history, Stan’s book is also incredibly timely, given the political climate of today. Stan Goldman will join us in our first hour.
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Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on 920 WON The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 5am ET, 2am PT on WLAD-AM 800 and FM 94.1 (Danbury, CT)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose/Santa Cruz/Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach/Watsonville, CA)
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