I represent the first generation who, when we were born, the television was now a permanent fixture in our homes. When I was born people had breakfast with Barbara Walters, dinner with Walter Cronkite, and slept with Johnny Carson.
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First hour: Phil Gries joins Ed for a remembrance of Joe Franklin, the pioneering TV talk show host who died last month at the age of 88. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember the premiere of Khan!, the short-lived but controversial series starring Khigh Dhiegh that originally premiered 40 years ago This Week in TV History, as well as discuss the controversy surrounding the premiere of Fresh Off the Boat on ABC. Second hour: Ed welcomes singer/actress Ruta Lee (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Witness for the Prosecution, Sergeants Three, The Fugitive, The Twilight Zone, The Lucy Show, The Andy Griffith Show,Perry Mason). Ruta will be starring in the stage production ofSteel Magnolias at Casa Manana, 3101 West Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth, TX from Saturday, Feb. 28 thru Sunday, Mar. 8. Also in this hour: An encore presentation of our January 2014 conversation with Joe Franklin.