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Friday, November 11, 2011

Retroality's "Reimagine That!" podcast, episode 3! ............................................................ Chris Mann's special guest, actress-writer Dianne Kay, remembers "Eight is Enough" joy and tragedy ALSO: Nasty Nellie and Erin Walton go tête-à-tête, & Chris shares his "Family Feud" home game strife

Retro pop meets forward thought as "Eight is Enough" star Dianne Kay -- in part one of her exclusive, in-depth interview -- opens her heart about her TV dramedy co-stars, including Dick Van Patten, Susan Richardson, Adam Rich, Grant Goodeve, Betty Buckley, Connie Needham-Newton and the late Lani O'Grady and Diana Hyland. The upbeat and funny blonde beauty also talks about surviving kidney cancer last year as well as surviving the pitfalls of Hollywood. And for the first time ever, she talks about being suspended from an episode of "Eight is Enough" after standing her ground when show writers decided to make her character, Nancy, pose nude for an art gallery and then receive self-esteem talk from the Bradfords after they see the exhibit. (One word: Ewwww!)

ALSO: Chris discusses the upcoming literary event (tour?!?) titled "Good Girl vs. Bad Gir: Mary McDonough in conversation with Alison Arngrim," in which the respective authors of "Lessons from the Mountain: What I Learned from Erin Walton" and "Confessions of a Prairie Bitch" offer behind-the-scenes dish while discussing the events and issues that shaped them as women and as advocates.

Chris also reveals how the "Family Feud" home game brought strife to his house in the late '70s/early '80s, shares his cinammon bun-enhanced fascination with actress-author Carrie Fisher (who once followed him on Twitter -- come back, Carrie, come back!), talks about Showtime's hit new dramedy "Shameless," exposes his true feeling about having bowl-resistant hair in the Adam-Rich-bowl-a-riffic '70s, and previews his plans for an updated edition of his book "Come and Knock on Door" for the 35th anniversary of "Three's Company" in 2012. (James Franco, can we borrow your "Chrissy" wig?)

Finally, in the third installment of a recurring "dream weaver" segment, Chris encourages listeners reimagine their own reality with dream interpreter Yvonne Ryba (

Host: Chris Mann 

Announcer: Linda Kay 

Created by: Chris Mann 

Producers: Linda Kay, Chris Mann 

Copyright 2011 by Chris Mann/Retroality.TV (http://Retroality.TV)