Show No. 141
June 6, 2012
First hour: Pop culture historian Wesley Hyatt (Television’s Top 100, The Billboard Book of No. 1 Adult Contemporary Hits) on the legacy of Donna Summer and The Bee Gees, including their contributions to television and the world of music videos. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen discuss the final episode of The Sopranos, which originally aired five years ago This Week in TV History, as well as the impact of the show on HBO and television in general.
Second hour: Ed welcomes film and TV biographer Mary Ann Anderson, author of Ida Lupino Beyond the Camera, a poignant look at the life and career of the iconic actress and director, and Mr. Adams and Eve Illustrated, a behind-the-scenes look at the classic TV series starring Ida Lupino and Howard Duff. Also in this hour: Ed pays tribute to Emmy Award-winning actress Kathryn Joosten (Desperate Housewives, The West Wing) with an encore presentation of her appearance last year on TV Confidential.