Television legend Ed Asner is well-known for his role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and subsequent spin-off, Lou Grant. He has also made a name for himself as a trade unionist and a political activist. Ed. Weinberger has written for Bob Hope, Richard Pryor, and Johnny Carson. He wrote for and produced The Mary Tyler Moore Show, co-created Taxi, Dear John, and The Cosby Show. Their book is The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs.