First hour: Actor and author Frank Bank (Leave It to Beaver, Call Me Lumpy) joins Ed and guest co-host Stu Shostak as they pay tribute to the late Barbara Billingsley. Also in this hour: Ed and Frankie take a look at the first month of the new fall television season, including why CBS is the only network that has not struggled so far.
Second hour: Producer/director Ron Satlof is the guest this hour. Ron produced the long-running NBC series McCloud, as well as directed episodes of such popular series as Hawaii Five-O, Barnaby Jones, Quincy, M.E., The Amazing Spiderman, Magnum, p.i., The A Team, Hunter, Jake and the Fatman and Diagnosis Murder, as well as the Perry Mason TV movies from the late 1980s. Early in his career, he worked with Martin Scorcese on Mean Streets and with Don Siegel and Walter Matthau on Charley Varrick. Ron’s latest film, which he produced, directed and co-wrote, is Misconceptions, a thoughtful comedy-drama about the changing perceptions of family today that also touches on topical social issues.
Bonus Segment: In this special edition of This Week in TV History, Tony Figueroa remembers the births of Johnny Carson and Kirk Cameron, Drew Carey's debut broadcast as host of The Price Is Right and the premiere of Saturday Night Live.