Show No. 434, Hour 1 with guests Josh Mills, David Bianculli and Douglas Howard
Original Airdates: Jan. 18-20, 2019
Josh Mills, director of the estates of Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams, joins Ed, Tony and Donna in the studio to talk about some of the many events scheduled throughout 2019 to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ernie Kovacs, Television’s Original Genius, including the recent two-night event at the UCLA Film and Television Archive, the special mini marathon of Kovacs programming that Turner Classic Movies will air on Wednesday, January 23 (Ernie’s actual 100th birthday), and Ernie Kovacs: The Centennial Edition, a newly released nine-DVD configuration from Shout! Factory. Also in this hour: Ed, Tony and Donna welcome Douglas Howard and David Bianculli, co-editors of Television Finales: From Howdy Doody to Girls, a new book that explores seventy-one of the most notable series finales over the past five decades: why they are important (to critics and viewers alike) and what they mean to the audience.