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Ed Asner



Tim Leyes

Sponsored by Tucson Medical Center

Eight-time Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner is an iconic American film and television actor. Asner's credits are numerous and include starring in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which he later continued in the drama spin-off of, Lou Grant. Asner has also brought his talents to feature films, including a comic turn as Santa Claus in the 2003 comedy Elf, starring opposite Will Ferrell. In 2007, the actor garnered an Emmy Award nomination for his work on the TV movie The Christmas Card and in 2009 starred as Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's UP! which was the recipient of The Oscar as Best Animated Film. His book is "The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs."

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Scheduled events:
Ed Asner: The Grouchy Historian
Eight-time Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner is in Tucson to discuss his new book, "The Grouchy Historian," with co-author and award-winning TV writer and producer Ed Weinberger. Yes, Lou Grant is alive and most definitely kicking, as we will learn when he chats about his career in show business and his lifetime of political activism.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 560)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Gallery (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ed Asner, Ed Weinberger
Moderator: Jeff Yanc
Whose Constitution Is It, Anyway?
In "The Most Dangerous Branch," David Kaplan explores the power of the U.S. Supreme Court in shaping the Constitution. UA Professor Andrew Coan, a Constitutional law expert, examines broad issues, including those raised in his book, “Prosecuting the President.” As the court becomes more and more political, whose Constitution will it become? The Grouchy Historians, Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger, may have some thoughts about this topic, too!

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 560)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Gallery (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ed Asner, Andrew Coan, David Kaplan, Ed Weinberger
Moderator: John Nichols

Books:
The Grouchy Historian
Book / Movie Biz
Simon & Schuster
October 2018
ISBN 9781501166044
352 pages
$16.00, INSTORE
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In “an unabashedly biased, deeply researched book” (SF Gate), Ed Asner—the actor who starred as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show—reclaims the Constitution from the right-wingers who think that they and only they know how to interpret it. More/less

Grouchy Historian -hardcover
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Simon & Schuster
ISBN 9781501166020
352 pages
$26.00, INSTORE
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The life-long Democrat who played Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show puts out a call to all liberals to reclaim the constitution from the right-wingers who use it as justification for every horrible thing they want to do.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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