First hour: An expanded edition of This Week in TV History that includes a tribute to Fred Rogers and MisterRogers’ Neighborhood, plus a look at the 30th anniversary of the premiere of The Wonder Years, the 45th anniversary of the debut of The Midnight Special and the dawn of network late night television as we know it today. Second hour: Ed welcomes actor, director and screenwriter Lou Antonio, whose many credits in front of and behind the camera include Cool Hand Luke, Splendor in the Grass, America America, The Phynx, Star Trek, Mission: Batangas, The Snoop Sisters, Dog and Cat, Makin’ It, Something for Joey, C.S.I., The Guardian and The Rockford Files. Lou’s recently released memoir, Cool Hand Lou: My Fifty Years in Hollywood and on Broadway, not only provides a window into the ups and downs of an artist’s life, but shares many great stories of his work alongside some of the biggest names in stage, film and television, including Lee Strasberg, Elia Kazan, Eli Wallach, Julie Andrews, Julie Harris, Edward Albee, Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, Carol Burnett, George C. Scott, Michael J. Fox, Dennis Weaver, Jaclyn Smith, Elizabeth Montgomery, Heath Ledger, Louis Gossett Jr., Candice Bergen, Renee Zellweger, Lee Remick, Richard Burton, Peter Ustinov, Laurence Olivier, David Janssen and James Garner.
Cool Hand Lou is available in softcover and as an eBook through McFarland Books. You can also order it by calling (800) 253-2187. If you’d like an autographed edition of Cool Hand Lou from Lou Antonio himself, you can contact Lou through his website, LouAntonio.com.