Show No. 81 Mar. 21, 2011
First hour: Ed welcomes pop culture critic Walter J. Podrazik, co-author of Watching TV: Six Decades of American Television, one of the first, best and most comprehensive books on American network television ever published. Also in this hour: DVD recommendations; how to improve the Academy Awards telecast; and Ed's thoughts on the use of a question about reality TV that appeared on this year's SAT test. Second hour: Actor John O’Hurley (Seinfeld, Spamalot, Dancing with the Stars) joins Ed for some thoughts on how some of this season’s contestants might do on DWTS, as well as his memories of working on Seinfeld and hosting Family Feud. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen look back at the premieres of Nightline and Dateline, the final episode of Little House on the Prairie, and other events that occurred This Week in TV History.