Original Airdate: Week of Sept. 9-14, 2015
First hour: Ed welcomes Herbie J Pilato, whose books on television include The Bionic Book Reconstructed, Glamour, Gidgets and The Girl Next Door, Twitch Upon a Star and The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery: A Guide to Her Magical Performances. Herbie is also the host of Throwback Thursdays, a live panel discussion featuring icons from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s that takes place every Thursday night at the Barnes and Noble in Burbank, CA. Also in this hour: Phil Gries with Part 3 of our look at the early broadcast career of Vin Scully, plus Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen on the fiftieth anniversary of the premiere of Lost in Space.
Second hour: Ed, Tony and Donna welcome Caseen Gaines, author of Inside Pee Wee’s Playhouse: The Untold, Unauthorized and Unpredictable Story of a Pop Culture Phenomenon and A Christmas Story: Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic.
Caseen’s latest book, We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy, tells you everything you wanted to know about the classic motion picture franchise that marks its thirtieth anniversary in 2015.