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‘Big Chuck’ Gets Literary

October 17, 2008
The Cleveland legend tells his story.

The Cleveland legend tells his story.

Here is the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who grew up in northeast Ohio during the last 48 years. A new book, BIG CHUCK – My Favorite Stories from 47 Years on Cleveland TV, is set to hit the stores next week. BIG CHUCK – My Favorite Stories from 47 Years on Cleveland TV is basically the autobiography of ‘Big Chuck’ Schodowski, a certifiable living legend in Cleveland television who started out working at WJW-TV with the likes of Tim Conway and Ernie ‘Ghoulardi’ Anderson. Most also know him from his decades as the co-host of the Hoolihan & Big Chuck Show with Bob Wells and later the Big Chuck & Lil’ John Show with Lil’ John Rinaldi.

The book, co-written with Tom Feran, is being published by Gray & Company Publishers and comes in hardcover, 288 pages with 93 photos included for only $19.95. The book will be available at most bookstores throughout northeast Ohio next week or, if you attend Ghoulardifest this weekend (October 17-19) you can pick up an advanced copy an I presume have it autographed by Big Chuck himself.

From the Gray & Company Publishers press release:
”Tune in as Cleveland TV legend “Big Chuck” Schodowski tells hundreds of funny and surprising stories from a lifetime in television—in his familiar,good-natured, Cleveland-to-the-bone style.

“Since 1960, Chuck has been on camera, behind the camera, and in the director’s chair. He collaborated with Ernie Anderson on the groundbreaking “Ghoulardi” show, and continued to host a late-night show across four decades—the longest such run in TV history. He wrote and directed two thousand hilarious sketches that were watched religiously by adoring fans.

“Revisit favorite characters including the Kielbasy Kid, Certain Ethnic Guy, Ben Crazy, and many more. Chuck’s stories will entertain fans—and anyone who enjoys behind-the-scenes tales of television and celebrities.”

Visit the publishers website for a sample chapter, but you already know it will be a fun, entertaining and interesting read.
And for those of you unfamiliar with Big Chuck and his cohorts, visit the Big Chuck & Lil’ John website for more info and details.
I can guarantee that this book will be a huge best seller in northeast Ohio and beyond.

For more info on this weekend’s Ghoulardifest see previous entries on this website or visit the Ghoulardifest website.

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