#118 Sharon and Steve Edelman

Tom has an extended chat with his old friends.

Steve and Sharon Edelman began their association as Steve Edelman and Sharon Anderson.  Hired by KSTP TV in 1976 to be co-hosts of Twin Cities Today, little did they know that their professional association would lead to marriage.  They are about to celebrate their 30th anniversary.  After four years of the successful live morning show, Steve and Sharon left the Twin Cities to co-host the nationally syndicated World of People, a show that took them to locations all over the world.  In 1982 they returned to the Twin Cities to launch Good Company, a daily afternoon hour that preceded the then-new Oprah Winfrey Show.  Good Company went on to become the highest-rated local talk show in the country.  In 1985 their son David was born, an event that many think was shared on the air.  Neither their wedding nor the birth of their son actually aired, though many remember seeing it.  When Good Company ended its 12-year run in 1994, Steve and Sharon started their own company, cleverly named Edelman Productions, which produces shows for HGTV, The History Channel, Travel Channel, Food Network, and DIY.  The success of that company, which is now located in Minneapolis, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C., has capped a fascinating journey through the world of television.

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