ACTOR RICHARD SANDERS- AKA LES NESSMAN OF WKRP IN CINCINNATI- 78 TODAY

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Actor Richard Sanders who played the incompetent but likeable  newsman Les Nessman [winner of the Silver Sow Award and five time winner of the Buckeye Newshawk Award.} turns 78 today. I loved that show and last year watched the entire series again on DVD- it holds up well. Some of the highlights in the series involved Les- like the greatest episode in the history of the series- the Turkey’s Away episode-in which the 1937 Hindenburg disaster was evoked.  His mispronouncing golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez’s name and when corrected by Johnny Fever- still mispronouncing it. Sanders was the perfect Les Nessman. The radio counterpart to Ted Baxter. Sanders made guest appearances in other shows and movies but he will always be remembered as Les!

Below- the great Thanksgiving Turkey Drop- link.

 

 

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19 responses to “ACTOR RICHARD SANDERS- AKA LES NESSMAN OF WKRP IN CINCINNATI- 78 TODAY

  1. Whew! When the title first came up I thought you were going to tell us he was dead… “As God as my witness I thought turkeys could fly.” Hilarious.

  2. One of my favorite shows. It’s too bad they had to remove all the classic music from the episodes and replace them with generic tunes. I guess it’s because of copyright issues?

    • In recent years the DVD releases has some of the original music- they couldn’t secure the rights to all the songs but 111 originals they were able to get.

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