Known by television audiences worldwide for playing Nellie Oleson, the manipulative young villainess on the long-running NBC television series Little House on the Prairie, Alison Arngrim is also the author of Confessions of a Prairie Bitch, a poignant memoir that not only takes readers behind the scenes of her life on Little House, but reveals how the experience of playing Nellie helped her overcome some very painful, very traumatic experiences that she went through in real life before, during and after the time she appeared on the show, including her struggle to overcome depression, shyness and a history of traumatic abuse, and the devastating loss of her best friend and Little House co-star Steve Tracy to AIDS, which inspired Alison to embark on a second career as a social and political activist. Alison Arngrim will be joining us in our second hour. In addition, she has upcoming appearances at the South Dakota Festival of Books in Sioux Falls, SD on Sept. 24 and 25, as well as at the Ninth Annual West Hollywood Book Fair in West Hollywood, CA on Sept. 26.
Also joining us in our second hour will be Jeff Thompson, author of House of Dan Curtis and The Television Horrors of Dan Curtis, two excellent new books on the career of Dan Curtis, the Emmy Award-winning producer, director and auteur behind Dark Shadows, The Night Stalker, The Winds of War and other films and television productions. Jeff will also be appearing at the upcoming Nashville Comic Con in Nashville, TN on Sept. 25 and 26.In our first hour, we’ll replay our tribute to The Night Stalker, the long-remembered Darren McGavin series from 1974 that originated from the two highly rated, hugely successful made-for-TV movies produced by Dan Curtis. That segment originally aired in March 2007 and featured Mark Dawidziak, television critic for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and author of The Night Stalker Companion.
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