Steve Cooper talks with actor Ed Asner. Ed is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards and has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 nods for a Primetime Emmy and three for the daytime award. He is primarily known for his roles as Lou Grant during the late 1970s and early 1980s on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and it’s 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. His career has spanned almost 60 years and he has acted in over 350 projects including ground breaking mini-series, Roots and Rich Man, Poor Man, has lent his voice to the Oscar winning Up and even played Santa Claus in the hit Christmas movie Elf.

Ed Asner