TV Legends Leave a Legacy Through Green Living: Ed Asner Remembers Dennis Weaver with Dr. Valerie Anne Kirkgaard on Waking Up In America on Wednesday, October 18, 2006

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Ed Asner, TV star and Humanitarian most remembered from the Mary Tyler Moore Show brings his wit, heart and knowledge to Waking Up In America on Wednesday October 18, 2006 at 12 noon Pacific time. Hosted by Dr. Valerie Anne Kirkgaard on, listeners can join the conversation as two dear friends reflect on the environmental legacy created by the late Dennis Weaver, founder of the Institute of Ecolonomics. From entertainment to ecology and a whole lot more, Asner still has a message to deliver in true Lou Grant style.

There is proof of life after death if one looks to the environmental legacy of A list actor Dennis Weaver and his friends. Dr. Valerie Anne Kirkgaard, self-appointed Keeper of Important Conversations continues shining the light on the environmental work of Weaver through his friends. Ed Asner, actor and humanitarian joins Valerie for a no hold bars conversation on the state of the earth and memories of his friend Dennis. Ed Asner is one of the most honored actors in the history of television and is the recipient of seven Emmy Awards from 16 nominations as well as 5 Golden Globe Awards. Asner is a champion for those issues close to his heart from the rights of the working performer to advocating for human rights, world peace, environmental preservation and political freedom.

“We are thrilled to have Ed Asner as a guest on Waking Up In America. Through the series, Dennis Weaver’s Friends, I have been moved to see how friendship plays a key role in the collective memory of society on one person’s legacy. When Dennis and Ed first met they were aspiring young actors and through a lifetime together, they joined forces to aid each other’s passions. One day those passions merged and were adopted by each other. Today, Ed Asner brings his friend Dennis back to life through story and memories,” reflects Valerie Anne Kirkgaard, PhD and veteran talk show host.

Waking Up In America, is a weekly talk radio magazine of social concerns which airs live at 12 noon Pacific time over the leading internet radio host, and is re-played on terrestrial radio across the country.

Dr. Valerie Anne Kirkgaard, a retired Marriage, Family and Child therapist and creator of the Kirkgaard Method of Directed Breath,, turned her mediation talents to the airways in 1987. The first show of Waking Up in America was aired in the Los Angeles market and has continued to rivet the airways for almost 20 years.

For more information on booking A list guests or for interviews with Dr. Kirkgaard, please contact her Los Angeles based representative Maureen O’Crean at 310-379-9620 or through email at her website,

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