ED ASNER & MAGGIE GRANT ON “THE INSTIGATOR”
FREEDOM OF THE PRESS is our focus with the great ED ASNER and MAGGIE GRANT, co-conspirators on the upcoming feature film THE INSTIGATOR, the first of a trilogy of feature films on the fight for freedom in early America, leading up to the Revolution.
As television’s former LOU GRANT, who inspired so many of us to become journalists, Ed has been active for decades as one of America’s leading advocates for peace, social justice and freedom of speech. So his powerful role in The Instigator, about the legendary 1734-1735 trial of JOHN PETER ZENGER brings with it huge moral and theatrical clout.
Co-Writer/Director/Producer Maggie Grant has conjured a brilliant script about the trial and the key role played by the ultimate “Philadelphia Lawyer” ANDREW HAMILTON, who also served as the attorney (and close friend) of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN.
In this fleeting hour we talk about the upcoming fall release of this feature film, and the other award-winning productions coming from this great partnership. Next in line will be films about the BOSTON TEA PARTY, the AMERICAN REVOLUTION and the writing of the Constitution and BILL OF RIGHTS.
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With his unshaken convictions and good and great humor, it’s always a special honor to speak with Ed Asner and his excellent collaborator, Maggie Grant. So don’t miss this show.