First hour: Phil Gries joins Ed for Part 2 of our tribute to legendary comedian, actor and impressionist Will Jordan, including audio highlights from some of Jordan’s notable appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen pay tribute to iconic television writer Bob Schiller (I Love Lucy, All in the Family) as part of This Week in TV History. Second hour: Actor, author and activist Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant), talks to Ed about his new book, The Grouchy Historian: An Old Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs, an earnest and engaging attempt at providing the back story of the U.S. Constitution. Co-authored by Ed’s longtime friend and fellow Mary Tyler Moore Show collaborator Ed. Weinberger, the book reminds us that it is impossible for anyone to insist on knowing the “original meaning” of the Constitution when the men who wrote the document more than 200 years ago could not agree on what it meant.
For our listeners in the Pacific Northwest, Ed Asner will be performing A Man and His Prostate—the critically acclaimed one-man show written by Ed. Weinberger—in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, Nov. 11. For more information on this performance, as well as other upcoming dates in 2017 and 2018, go to AManandHisProstate.com.