Erma Bombeck: Legacy of Laughter Previous Broadcasts

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 11:30 PM

This program examines the extraordinary life and career of the beloved American humorist (1927-1996), whose honest tales of domestic life gave voice to millions of homemakers. Archival photographs, video clips and personal memorabilia trace Bombeck's life, from her childhood during the Great Depression to her work as a women's rights activist. The program is interspersed with uplifting and humorous interviews with Erma's family, friends and colleagues, including a touching on-camera introduction and narration by her neighbor and friend, former talk-show host Phil Donahue. It also features readings from some of Bombeck's best columns, and documents her continuing impact on readers, parents and writers today.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 5:30 AM
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