Show No. 411 with guests Peter Mark Richman and Chuck Harter
Original Airdate: July 20-23, 2018
First hour: Chuck Harter joins Ed for a look at Shindig, Hullabaloo, Where the Action Is and other national and syndicated pop music TV shows of the mid to late 1960s—a genre that not only showcased such popular groups as The Kinks, The Righteous Brothers, Herman’s Hermits, Darlene Love, Paul Revere and The Raiders, and Ike and Tina Turner, but broke ground in that many of these shows were produced specifically for young viewers. Second hour: Ed welcomes back actor, author, painter and artist Peter Mark Richman (Cain’s Hundred, Longstreet, Santa Barbara, Dynasty, Three’s Company). Peter Mark’s latest book, I Saw a Molten White Light: An Autobiography of My Artistic and Spiritual Journey, includes many stories about his work on stage, film and television, including the pivotal role that the Actors Studio has played throughout his life; insight into “The Method” and what made Lee Strasberg singular among acting teachers; his experience working with the likes of William Wyler, Gary Cooper, Jack Klugman, Dorothy Dandridge and Rod Serling; and how a vision Peter Mark once saw as a young boy became clear to him many years later, with the help of a spiritual exercise known as Subud. Also in this hour: A replay of our conversation from November 2017 with actor, songwriter and composer Roger Perry.