Action film legend Chuck Norris has a hit TV series under his karate belt and a loyal following, while Pritzker Prize recipient Frank Gehry designed masterpieces that include LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Both of these divergent talents open up about their drive for success in the series finale of “Conversations with Michael Eisner” premiering Monday April 6, at 9PM ET and 1AM ET.
Karate champion, actor and author Chuck Norris had a strong fan base due to his many action films, but his fame exploded when he landed on America’s TV sets every week as “Walker, Texas Ranger” in the long-running series of the same name – now a worldwide hit in syndication. Currently, he explains to Eisner, a good portion of his time is devoted to his foundation for at-risk children, “Kick-Start,” which incorporates martial arts skills. Norris also discusses his popular presence on the web thanks to an industrious college student who created a series of “Chuck Norris Facts” that has taken on a life of its own.
Frank Gehry is arguably one of the world’s most famous and respected architects with monuments that include the hockey rink Anaheim Ice and Dancing House in Prague. The famed architect has a candid discussion with Eisner about his many masterpieces – the economics involved, the inherent sensuality of the works and his relationships over the years with business movers and shakers.
Capping off the program are “best of” highlights from past guests including Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa, Sir Richard Branson, Goldie Hawn, Julie Andrews, Gene Simmons, Jann Wenner, Robert Iger, Jeff Immelt, Barry Diller, Robert Evans, Rainn Wilson, Jon Favreau and Drew Carey.
This episode of “Conversations with Michael Eisner” will repeat on Sunday, April 12th at 1 AM ET.
Charles Schaeffer is Executive Producer of “Conversations with Michael Eisner.” Kevin Kane is the producer.