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Ed Robertson writes and speaks extensively about pop culture, entertainment, and media. He has written or co-written five books, including two on the career of legendary actor James Garner: MAVERICK: LEGEND OF THE WEST, a history of Garner's classic Western from the 1950s, and THIRTY YEARS OF THE ROCKFORD FILES, a behind-the-scenes look at Garner's other landmark series, The Rockford Files. In addition, Robertson has consulted and appeared as an onscreen commentator on several television documentaries, including 'Hollywood Maverick,' an hour-long look at the career of James Garner that airs regularly on the Biography Channel; 'Time's Up,' a segment on ageism in Hollywood produced by E! Entertainment Television for The High Price of Fame; and 'Who Shot J.R.: The Dallas Phenomenon,' a 30-minute feature also with Larry Hagman, produced by Warner Bros. exclusively for Dallas: The Complete Third Season DVD Collection.
Ed Robertson is also a contributing editor to MediaLifeMagazine.com, the No. 1 publication among media planners and media buyers in the U.S. In addition, his articles his articles on film and television appear in such publications as Bell TV Magazine, TV Party.com, Television Chronicles, Reel Talk, San Francisco Giants Magazine, and the British magazine Calafia, as well as media venues like Columbia House, the world's largest direct marketer of music, DVDs and videos. He has also collaborated on a number of books, including VOICE OF REASON by award-winning, National Radio Hall of Fame nominee Ronn Owens, and THE ETHICS OF STAR TREK, an offbeat look at the Star Trek phenomenon that Robertson co-authored with Indiana State University professor Judith Barad.
A recognized expert in television, Ed Robertson is frequently interviewed by journalists across the country for news stories related to pop culture, entertainment, and media. He has been quoted in such publications as TV Guide, Television Week, FoxNews.com, ABCNews.com, USA Today, The London Observer, The Toronto Star, The Christian Science Monitor, The Dallas Morning News, The Hartford Courant, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Los Angeles Times.
Ed Robertson is also a regular guest on such major-market talk shows as The Ronn Owens Program, the No. 1 show on KGO-AM/San Francisco (Northern California's most listened-to station); Hot Talk with Tony Gill, Pioneer Valley's No. 1 drive time talk show; and Talking Television with Dave White (Share-a-Vision Radio, San Francisco Bay Area), where he appears as an occasional fill-in host. In addition, he has appeared on over 200 radio and TV programs, including Showbiz Today, CNN Headline News, First Light (Westwood One), Up All Night (BBC Radio), Talk to America (Voice of America Radio), The Todd Mundt Show (National Public Radio), The Tony Trupiano Show (TalkAmerica Radio Network), E! News Daily, A&E's Biography and Entertainment Tonight.
Ed Robertson is a member of the Authors Guild and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He lives in Northern California.