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NINE TIME EMMY AWARD-WINNER, Ed. Weinberger Joins Susan Wingate on Dialogue!

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DIALOGUE Between the Lines

DIALOGUE Between the Lines


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Ed. Weinberger, who has written for such diverse comedians as Bob Hope, Richard Pryor, and Johnny Carson, began his career in the early ’60s with Dick Gregory. He wrote and produced for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, co-created Taxi, Dear John, and The Cosby Show. He also executive produced and created Amen, Sparks, and Good News. Honors include three Golden Globe Awards, a Peabody, and nine Emmy Awards. In 2000, he received The Writer’s Guild of America Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the author of the one-man play A Man and His Prostate, which starred Ed Asner and toured nationally for five years. In 2017, he co-authored the book The Grouchy Historian, An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs.


GOTCHA! spans the critical period from March 5, 2020 until January 24, 2021. Weinberger conjures up Trump’s private realm as he meets with his re-election committee; has a hush-hush dinner with Laura Ingraham; makes an angry early-morning call to Don Jr.; and asks Melania whether his bullet-proof vest makes him look fat. Trump tries to push through a Covid-19 vaccine; attempts to build rapport with African Americans; and even More Page Two gets away with shooting a protester on Fifth Avenue – a prophesy come true (at least in the novel) that is applauded by the NRA.

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