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Ed Robertson is a nationally known author, journalist, historian, and commentator who loves to talk about television.

Background Information

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 produced by Warner Bros. exclusively for Dallas: The Complete Third Season DVD Collection.

Ed Robertson's writings also appear in a variety of publications and media venues, including The Wave Magazine, Media Life Magazine, Bell TV Magazine, and the liner notes for many titles released by Columbia House Video Library. He has also collaborated on a number of books, including THE ETHICS OF STAR TREK, an offbeat look at the Star Trek phenomenon that he 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, Forbes,,, 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 has also 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), E! News Daily and Entertainment Tonight. In addition, he is a regular guest on such major-market talk shows as The Ronn Owens Program (KGO-AM/San Francisco) and Talking Television with Dave White (Share-a-Vision Radio, San Francisco Bay Area).

Ed Robertson is a member of the Authors Guild and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He lives in Northern California.   

Birth Place
San Francisco, CA USA
Contact Information
P.O. Box 102 
South Pasadena CA 91031   USA
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This is Ed Robertson
Ed's personal web site, featuring information on his books, articles, radio programs, and ghostwriting services.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Ed Robertson hosts TV Confidential, a two-hour call-in show that discusses television from all eras and genres. Each broadcast features lively interviews with actors, writers, producers and authors on a wide range of subjects related to popular television shows and the entertainment industry in general. Recent guests include film and TV icons Bernie Casey, Kim Darby, Stepfanie Kramer and Larry Cohen, entertainment journalists Jon Burlingame, Michael Seth Starr, Joal Ryan and Bill Tush, HBO vice-president of programming Andrew Goldman, and pioneering TV executive Loreen Arbus.


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