By Demian Russian
Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) announced today that iconic actor, director, producer and author Henry Winkler will join Sirius XM Radio hosts Rich Davis and Steve Covino, along with an select group of Sirius XM Radio listeners, at the Sirius XM studios in New York City for the exclusive SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Henry Winkler.
“Henry Winkler is a true American classic who continues to entertain and delight audiences as he has for decades. This hour with ‘The Fonz’ will be a treat for our listeners and multiple generations of fans across the country.”
– Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM Radio
This extensive Q&A session will feature Henry Winkler fielding questions from a live studio audience about everything from his days as “The Fonz” on the classic Happy Days television program to his love of fly fishing. Winkler will be discussing reprising his recurring role on Arrested Development for the return on the series, his new movie Here Comes the Boom, which co-stars Kevin James and Salma Hayek, his upcoming Broadway show The Performers and more. Sirius XM’s Steve Covino and Rich Davis will host the special event. Winkler is a longtime friend and favorite guest of their daily SiriusXM show Covino & Rich.
“I look forward to sitting down with my friends Covino and Rich and SiriusXM listeners for this special event. I enjoy interacting with the fans and can’t wait to hear what they have to say.”
– Henry Winkler
Sirius XM Radio will premiere SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Henry Winkler on October 15th at 6:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Stars Too (Sirius Radio and XM Radio channel 104). Sirius XM will air encore presentations of this special event on SiriusXM Stars Too on October 15th at 10:00 pm ET, October 16th at 1:00 am ET, 6:00 am and 8:00 pm ET, October 17th at 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm ET, October 18th at 8:00 pm ET and October 19 at 11:00 pm ET.
Known to millions as “The Fonz” from the popular TV series Happy Days, Henry Winkler has enjoyed a forty year career as an actor, director, producer and author. Winkler co-stars on the USA Network series Royal Pains and Cartoon Network’s Children’s Hospital, and recently reprised his recurring role on cult favorite television program Arrested Development for the return of the series. Winkler’s personal experience with dyslexia inspired him to write over twenty-one children’s books, and he was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition for his services to children who are educationally challenged.
SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Henry Winkler is yet another part of Sirius XM Radio’s exclusive Town Hall series, which brings iconic entertainers together with a small studio audience of Sirius XM listeners for intimate discussions. Previous SiriusXM Town Hall events have featured intimate discussions with Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, the Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Renée Fleming, KISS, Tom Petty, Carol Burnett, Ringo Starr, Gregg Allman, Ronnie Dunn, Usher, Coldplay and the surviving members of Nirvana.
Following the premier of SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Henry Winkler on October 15th, Sirius XM Radio will also make this special event available on SiriusXM On Demand for its subscribers listening online at SiriusXM.com or via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and mobile devices.
*Photo credit: David S. Rubin
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