Mom, Dad, Me, and Classic TV

Mom, Dad, Me, and Classic TV

Mom, Dad, Me, and Classic TV -
Growing Up with Classic Television's Harry Ackerman and Elinor Donahue
by Peter K. Ackerman

This wonderful book is an insider’s view into the world of Classic Television as seen through the eyes of the son of producer Harry Ackerman and "Miss Ellie" herself, actress Elinor Donahue.

If you have wondered what was it like growing up in the days of Classic Television? Peter provides us with his view of growing up during the the time of these classic TV shows as the son of a couple who are indelibly connected to the genre.

Peter’s dad, Harry Ackerman, was the Executive Producer of the classic shows like Bewitched, The Flying Nun, Gidget, Dennis the Menace, Hazel, and more. Additionally, he helped nurture other shows early on in their development including I Love Lucy.

His mom, Elinor Donahue, was an actress on Father Knows Best, The Andy Griffith Show, The Odd Couple, and Pretty Woman, among others.

Peter was a regular visitor to many of the shows his parents worked on. As a "insider," he shares stories about what it was like on the sets, tells us who he met, and what he heard on set and at home about the shows and actors.

This is a must-read for fans of Classic Television!


Autographed by Peter, they come with an autographed bookplate. We're sorry, but the autographs can't be personalized. 

Length: 200 pages
Size: 6"x9"