1. You're Gonna Love Stu's Show with Stu Shostak Jeff Dwoskin 57:24

Stu Shostak, TV historian, joins me to talk career and the new documentary by CJ Wallis, ‘Stu’s Show’ which focuses on Stu’s friendship with Lucille Ball, Stu’s love of classic TV, and his struggles with the health care system when his girlfriend (future wife) Jeanine suffered a major health crisis. 

Stu and I chat a lot about his early work as a ticket distributor for popular TV shows, his becoming the warm-up act for TV audiences such as Silver Spoons, his friendship and time working with Lucille Ball as her personal film archivist, and his time on the set of Life with Lucy. If you love Lucy you’re in for a treat with this discussion. If you love Lucy you’re really gonna love the documentary. We cover a lot of great stories in the interview but the movie goes even deeper.

We also discuss elements from the documentary relating to Stu’s battle with the health care companies as the primary advocate for his girlfriend (future wife) Jeanine. Stu and Jeanine’s story will inspire and move you. I was left thinking, if anything ever happens to me, I hope I have a Stu in my life to have my back like Stu had Jeanine’s. It’s a great story to prove to everyone you should never give up. 

We talk briefly but the documentary goes a bit deeper into the actual wedding of Stu and Jeanine and the who’s who of classic TV stars in attendance. How this community of classic TV stars all rallied around Stu and Jeanine when Jeanine got sick was extremely touching. Which classic stars? Ed Asner, Dick Van Dyke, Tony Dow, and many more. 

The documentary ‘Stu’s Show’ is now available to buy or rent. It’s an extremely enjoyable movie that I highly recommend! 

Our Guest, Stu Shostak

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