'Family Ties' Fans Can Come Out of the Closet Now: Even the 'New York Times' Cares About Alex P. Keaton

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Why is Alex P. Keaton, the fictional character in the classic sit-com, "Family Ties," particularly relevant to voters today? Find out what the show's creator, Gary David Goldberg, has to say. Goldberg has just published his autobiography, "Sit, Ubu, Sit: How I Went from Brooklyn to Hollywood with the Same Woman, the Same Dog, and a Lot Less Hair" (Crown Publishers, a division of Random House) and launched his Web site, http://www.GaryDavidGoldberg.com, which features a "Family Ties" trivia quiz for all fans of the show.

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It's 2008. Who cares about a character named Alex P. Keaton, a character from the classic TV sit-com, "Family Ties," which has been off the air for nearly twenty years?

The "New York Times" cares, and to prove it, they posted an article called "What Would Alex Keaton Do?" on their political blog: Campaign Stops (http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/). Penned by Gary David Goldberg -- founder of Ubu Productions which produced nine television series including "Family Ties" -- the article reveals Alex's probable choice of presidential candidates in the upcoming election (you may be surprised to learn that, yes, Alex may have decided to vote the Democratic ticket for the first time).

So, now that the "New York Times" has included Alex's opinion in an op-ed piece, the time has come for closet "Family Ties" fans to unabashedly admit their passion for the show and even demonstrate their knowledge. (As a bonus, they can prove to their kids, and grandkids, that their memories still work as long as they're not trying to remember what they ate for breakfast this morning.)

The "Family Ties" Trivia Contest - featuring questions that range from the name of Mallory's first college research paper to the name of the college Alex attended - has just launched at Gary David Goldberg's official Web site. http://garydavidgoldberg.com/goldberg-contest.htm. Winners, who will be randomly chosen by an impartial and heartlessly pragmatic computer (wouldn't Alex have loved that?), will receive an official "Sit, Ubu, Sit" tee-shirt and a signed copy of Gary David Goldberg's new book, "Sit Ubu Sit - How I Went from Brooklyn to Hollywood With the Same Woman, the Same Dog, and a Lot Less Hair" (Crown Publishers, a division of Random House).

And, while you're proving your fanhood, take a look at the other features on Gary's site that include podcasts, picture gallery, "Ask Gary David Goldberg," and Gary's blog. You'll even find the familiar dog, Ubu, barking on your monitor after his guardian intones the immortal phrase, "Sit, Ubu, Sit - good dog."

Sit, Ubu, Sit:
How I Went from Brooklyn to Hollywood with the Same Woman, the Same Dog, and a Lot Less Hair
by Gary David Goldberg
Crown Publishers/a division of Random House
ISBN: 978-0-307-39418-7 • $23.95 • 272 pages
http://www.garydavidgoldberg.com

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