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Ed Asner's Radio Roots

Ed Asner -- who won Emmy’s as Lou Grant on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Lou Grant," as well as the star voice on Pixar’s magical “Up!” -- not only got his start in radio, but continues to act in radio plays. Saturday, October 17 at 10pm on LA Theatre Works on 89.3-KPCC, Asner is Branch Rickey in “Mr Rickey Calls a Meeting,” about Jackie Robinson and baseball's race barrier. Then, Asner is in “Once in a Lifetime,” LA Theatre Works' season opener at the Skirball Center, from October 21st through the 25th, and this will be for future broadcast on KPCC. KPCC's Off-Ramp host, John Rabe talked with Asner last spring about acting on the radio.