First hour: An encore presentation of our conversation from June 2017 with actor and entrepreneur Anson Williams. Anson recently developed a product called Alert Drops to combat the increasing problem of drowsy driving, which has supplanted drunk driving as a major cause of thousands of fatal car accidents around the world and billions of dollars in damages. The idea for Alert Drops came to Anson indirectly through his uncle, Dr. Henry Heimlich, the man behind the Heimlich Maneuver. Nov. 6-10, 2017 was National Drowsy Driver Awareness Week. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen pay tribute to comedian Shelley Berman and game show impresario Monty Hall as part of This Week in TV History. Second hour: Ed, Tony and Donna welcome back Josh Mills,son of singer/actress Edie Adams, curator of the estate of Edie Adams and the estate of Ernie Kovacs, and the executive producer of Take a Good Look: The Definitive Collection, an excellent new DVD package that reintroduces viewers to the comedy game show hosted by Kovacs that has been largely unseen by the public for nearly sixty years. Topics include the origins of Take a Good Look, why Kovacs was originally reluctant to do the show, and the direct line between Take a Good Look and the now iconic specials that Ernie Kovacs did for ABC in 1961-1962.
If you are among the first 1,000 people to order Take a Good Look: The Definitive Collection directly through Shout! Factory, you will also receive an exclusive bonus disc containing Private Eye, Private Eye, a parody of TV detective shows starring Ernie Kovacs, Edie Adams and Hans Conried that has also remained unseen since it is originally aired in 1961.