Second hour: Author Paul Green helps Ed revisit the life and career of Pete Duel, the star ofAlias Smith and Joneswho took his life on Dec. 30, 1971, at the height of his television celebrity. Paul recently updated his bookPete Duel: A Biographywith new information from not only Duel’s family and friends, but the many fans who have kept the memory of Duel alive, more than four decades after his death. Also in this hour: Tony and Donna remember the thirty-fifth anniversary of the death of John Lennon, while Ed plays an excerpt from his December 2010 conversation with Keith Eliot Greenberg, author ofDec. 8, 1980: The Day John Lennon Died.
The Second Edition of “Pete Duel: A Biography” was published April 29, 2015 by McFarland & Co. Inc. It includes new interviews, chapters and photographs. I am now taking orders for autographed copies of my book. Price is $39.95 plus $5.00 shipping and handling within the USA. Just leave a message and I’ll get back to you or you can contact me through my Facebook page: Paul Green: Author & Artist.
For those interested in listening to my recent interview (January 25) with Ed Robertson and Frankie Montiforte on TV Confidential here is the link: http://tvconfidential.net/archives.htm The conversation about Alias Smith and Jones and Pete Duel begins about 15 minutes into the second hour of the January 25 show.
This episode, first broadcast 7 February 1968, is continued from my Pete Duel Blog. Peter Deuel played outlaw Jim Dewey. The dime novel featured in this episode would later appear on The Men From Shiloh where Trampas can be seen reading it while traveling by train.