The Cincinnati Enquirer reports “WKRP in Cincinnati” stars Tim Reid, Howard Hesseman and Loni Anderson and creator Hugh Wilson will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the CBS premiere at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on 6/4.
The “Baby, If You’ve Ever Wondered: A WKRP in Cincinnati Reunion” panel discussion will be live streamed at 10:30 p.m. EDT (7:30 p.m. PT) at paleycenter.org.
Directors Jay Sandrich and Asaad Kelada also will reminisce with the gang.
“WKRP” premiered on CBS on Sept. 18, 1978, and aired four seasons.
From the story:
The comedy was derived from the sleepy family-owned station switching to top 40 rock music and hiring DJs Dr. Johnny Fever Caravella (Hesseman) and Venus Flytrap (Reid). Wilson once told the Enquirer he chose the call letters to stand for C-R-A-P. Then he picked “Cincinnati” because it sounded good with WKRP.
Here’s the announcement from the Paley Center, founded in 1975 by former CBS president William S. Paley:
“In celebration of the thirty-fifth anniversary of ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’s’ debut season, the Paley Center gathers members of the cast and creative team for a fond look back at a true TV original.
“Fans are invited to join the conversation in real-time during the event via twitter: @PaleyCenter. The Paley Center’s public programs attract a growing community of television fans who gather to connect with the stars and creators of their favorite series during interactive panel sessions and premiere screenings. These events underscore The Paley Center for Media’s ongoing commitment to increase the public’s understanding of media and its growing significance in our lives through its various public and industry programs, exhibitions, and education and media preservation initiatives.”