NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that iconic actor/director/producer/author Henry Winkler will sit down for a wide-ranging Q&A session with a select group of SiriusXM listeners at the SiriusXM studios in New York City.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Henry Winkler" will feature Winkler answering questions from a live studio audience about everything from his days as "The Fonz" to his love of fly fishing to reprising his recurring role on Arrested Development for the return on the series, his new film Here Comes the Boom co-starring Kevin James and Salma Hayek, his forthcoming Broadway show The Performers and more. SiriusXM'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.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Henry Winkler" will premiere on October 15 at 6:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Stars Too channel 104. Encore presentations will air on SiriusXM Stars Too on October 15 at 10:00 pm, October 16 at 1:00 am, 6:00 am and 8:00 pm, October 17 at 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm, October 18 at 8:00 pm and October 19 at 11:00 pm (all times ET).
"I look forward to sitting down with my friends Covino and Rich and SiriusXM listeners for this special event," said Henry Winkler. "I enjoy interacting with the fans and can't wait to hear what they have to say."
"Henry Winkler is a true American classic who continues to entertain and delight audiences as he has for decades," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "This hour with 'The Fonz' will be a treat for our listeners and multiple generations of fans across the country."
Known to millions as "The Fonz" from the TV series Happy Days, Winkler has enjoyed a career that spans forty years 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 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 part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series—intimate gatherings with iconic entertainers sitting down with a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners. Previous "SiriusXM Town Hall" specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, Tom Petty, KISS, Carol Burnett, Coldplay, Ringo Starr, Roger Waters, Renee Fleming, Gregg Allman, Usher, Ronnie Dunn and the surviving members of Nirvana.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Henry Winkler will be available on SiriusXM On Demand after it airs on SiriusXM Stars Too for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at SiriusXM.com.
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