Show No. 427 with guests Ed Asner and Leslie Bertram Crane
Original Airdates: Nov. 16-19, 2018
First hour: Part 2 of our conversation with Leslie Bertram Crane about her career in television production and post-production, including working as a “switcher” for such top-rated comedy shows as Murphy Brown, Friends, and The Drew Carey Show on the nights when those shows were taped before a live audience, and her experience on Roundhouse and On the Television, two of the first original series produced by Nickelodeon. Leslie is also co-author, along with her husband Robert Crane, of Burn the Ice, a book detailing the adventures of two bartenders in Los Angeles. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen discuss the 70th anniversary of Kukla, Fran and Ollie on television. Second hour: Ed welcomes back eight-time Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, Up!, Elf). Ed Asner is currently starring as God Almighty in the new stage play God Help Us, a political comedy in which God moderates a debate between two pundits on opposite sides of the political spectrum. For more information on God Help Us, including how to book the play to a playhouse near you, go to GodHelpUs.net. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar, along with his son Colin, discusses the DVD releases of the first two seasons of The Good Place.
Ed Asner will also bring his critically acclaimed one-man show A Man and His Prostate to the Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette, California on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019; the B Street Theatre in Sacramento, California on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019; and The Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Sunday, Mar. 10. 2019. For more information on A Man and His Prostate and other upcoming performances, go to AManandHisProstate.com. For more information on The Ed Asner Family Center, a nonprofit organization that benefits children with special needs, go to EdAsnerFamilyCenter.org.