Person Place Thing Episode 16: Ed Asner - 92Y, New York

Your Cart

Person Place Thing Episode 16: Ed Asner

Mar 27, 2013

Born to an Orthodox Jewish family in Kansas City, where Orthodox Jews were thin on the ground, Ed Asner is an Army veteran, athlete, political progressive and much admired actor. Best known to people Randy's age as Lou Grant, a new generation discovered him as the voice of Carl Frederickson in the animated feature Up. In this episode of PPT, Ed takes Shakespeare down a peg: that guy's had a free ride for too long.

  • PERSON: Ben Johnson
  • PLACE: A section of Yellowstone National Park where wolves are being reintroduced
  • THING: A Spanish knife

Categories: Arts & Entertainment

92Y needs your help

Many of you have asked how you can help 92Y as we face tremendous financial losses due to Covid-19. From now through June 30, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $250,000 by an anonymous donor—going twice as far in supporting 92Y. You can help sustain our beloved institution and support the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to our community. Thank you for anything you can do to help.