First hour: Ed welcomes Julian David Stone, author of The Strange Birth, Short Life and Sudden Death of Justice Girl, an epic novel that not only brings to life the Golden Age of Live Television, but also explores the underside of early network TV and, particularly, the era of McCarthyism and the blacklist. Also in this hour: A replay of our November 2011 edition of The Sounds of Lost Television featuring highlights of Joe Franklin’s Memory Lane, recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running talk show in TV history.
Second hour: Joe Franklin himself joins Ed and Phil Gries for a nostalgic look at his amazing 70-year career as a radio and TV talk show host, including his long-running weekday show on WWOR-TV, as well as his current radio interviews for Bloomberg Radio. Joe will be releasing a new CD, Joe Franklin’s TV Audio Archives, featuring more than ten hours of highlights from the Memory Lane show. You can pre-order the CD by contacting Rick Russo at this email address.