Show No. 407 with guests Michele Lee and Jennifer Armstrong
Original Airdate: June 8-11, 2018
First hour: Television historian Jennifer Armstrong helps Ed mark the twentieth anniversary of the premiere of Sex and the City. Jennifer’s latest book, Sex and the City and Us: How Four Single Women Changed the Way We Think, Live and Love, traces the evolution of the iconic HBO series that reshaped the cultural perception of single women, sex, dating and marriage for all kinds of viewers, while also redefining fashion, shoes, cocktails and even cupcakes for an entire generation. It also features interviews with Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, series creator Darren Star, executive producer Michael Patrick King and just about every writer who contributed to the series. Jennifer has several appearances coming up in the weeks and months ahead. Visit her website for more information on dates and venues. Second hour: Ed welcomes Tony Award-nominated and Emmy Award-nominated singer/actress Michele Lee (Knots Landing, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Love Bug, The Comic, Seesaw, Bud and Lou, Vintage ’60, Bravo Giovanni). Michele shares a funny anecdote about the twenty-fifth anniversary of the series finale of Knots Landing, plus she talks about her approach to playing Madame Morrible on Broadway in Wicked; her acclaimed performance as country music superstar Dottie West in Big Hearts and Broken Dreams; and the back story of “I’m Way Ahead,” the rousing finale of Seesaw. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember the legacy of Roger Ebert, the premiere of The Ed Sullivan Show and David Letterman’s final appearance as host of Late Night on NBC.