Lionel Interviews Ed Asner: The Bravest Man in America Who Never Backed Down From Seeking the Truth
Ed Asner is a hero. My hero. He is the embodiment of courage and guts and backbone in a world and epoch where such is a rare if not invisible commodity. Mr. Asner is an active supporter of 9/11 Truth and the voice of AE911Truth’s radio campaign. And did I mention, he’s my hero.
And a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts him tied with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their “Mary Tyler Moore (1970) Show” co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 nods for a Primetime Emmy and three for a Daytime award. (All of his wins were for Primetime.)
As well as being one of the most outstanding and most respected actors of his generation, equally adept at comedy as he is at drama, Asner also made a name for himself as a trade unionist and a political activist. He served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild, from 1981-1985, during which he criticized former SAG President Ronald Reagan, then the president of a greater concern, for his Central American policy.