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John Byrne

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Posted: 19 January 2018 at 7:55pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

The creator of WKRP IN CINCINNATI.
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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 19 January 2018 at 8:49pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Sad news.
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Jozef Brandt
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Posted: 21 January 2018 at 12:58am | IP Logged | 3 post reply


My grad school advisor was close friends with Hugh.  (Her husband is Tom Chehak, who wrote on WKRP and other classic shows).  They said that the screenplay for Rustler's Rhapsody was one of the funniest things they had ever read, but only about 80% of it made it into the eventual movie.  (Still one of my favorites). 

RIP Hugh.
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Brendan Howard
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Posted: 22 January 2018 at 12:21pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Hugh Wilson appeared on the Today Show several years ago when WKRP was first released on DVD in a butchered format, along with Howard Hesseman, Loni Anderson, and Tim Reid. He was so proud of WKRPand wanted it to be seen, even if the DVD was not as complete as he would have liked. (The DVD re-release of all four seasons a few years ago was much more complete and highly recommended by yours truly).

I am a WKRP super-fan, and learned a lot from this interview with Hugh:

http://emmytvlegends.org/interviews/people/hugh-wilson


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Tim O'Neill
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Posted: 22 January 2018 at 11:45pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply



I love WKRP - he leaves behind a wonderful show that has withstood the test of time. The stories and characters hold up, and the setting makes me nostalgic for the time.


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