- Speaking Freely - 20131031- Ed Asner

 Speaking Freely's Dennis Raimondi talks with Ed Asner,  an American film, television, stage, and voice actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild.

Mr. Asner is primarily known for his Emmy Award-winning role as Lou Grant during the 1970s and early 1980s, on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series Lou Grant, making him one of the few television actors to portray the same leading character in both a comedy and a drama. In 2009, he starred as the voice of Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's award-winning animated film Up. In early 2011, Asner returned to television as butcher Hank Greziak in Working Class, the first original sitcom on cable channel CMT. He is currently starring in a Canadian television series Michael, Tuesdays and Thursdays, on CBC Television and has appeared in the 2013 summer series The Glades, in the episode Killer Barbecue.

Ed Asner is also starring in FDR at the Sondheim center, Saturday November 2nd at 7:30 PM