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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Friday, May 22, 2015
TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Show No. 276 with guests Joan Benedict Steiger, Ismail and Cheryl Tsieprati, and Mike Pingel
Original Airdate: Week of May 13-18, 2015
First hour: Actress Joan Benedict Steiger talks to Ed about her upcoming book, Brooklyn Baby, in which she writes about overcoming the deaths of the three great loves in her life (actors John Myhers, Jeremy Slate and Rod Steiger). Also in this hour: Ed welcomes Ismail and Cheryl Tsieprati, co-authors of One Blink at a Time, an amazing love story that also includes practical advice on how to face the challenges of living with ALS, plus a heartfelt foreword from Phil Gries. A portion of proceeds from the sales of One Blink at a Time will be donated to the ALS Foundation. Second hour: An encore presentation of our May 2012 conversation with Mike Pingel, author of Channel Surfing: Wonder Woman, everything you want to know about the classic TV series starring Lynda Carter. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen discuss David Letterman’s impact on late night television, both on NBC and CBS.