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Conservative commentator working on his memoir
NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative author, commentator and radio host Eric Metaxas is working on a pair of books, including a memoir about his youth and conversion to Christianity.
Salem Books announced Thursday that Metaxas’ “Fish Out of Water” will be published in February. A second book, in which he challenges the rise of secular culture since the 1960s, will be released in the fall of 2021. It is currently untitled.
Metaxas, 57, has written dozens of books, from children’s stories to a biography of Martin Luther to the bestselling “Miracles.” His radio program, “The Eric Metaxas Show,” airs on the Salem Radio Network.
Jackson film to launch PBS’ ‘Masterpiece’ anniversary
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Acclaimed actress Glenda Jackson will launch the 50th season of PBS’ “Masterpiece” drama showcase next year.
The film “Elizabeth is Missing,” with Jackson as a woman in search of a vanished friend even as she copes with dementia, will air Jan. 3. It’s based on the Emma Healey novel of the same name.
Jackson, 84, is a two-time Oscar winner, for “Women in Love” and “A Touch of Class.”
The anniversary season also will include “All Creatures Great and Small,” a new seven-part series based on James Herriot’s books about his adventures as a veterinarian in 1930s England.
The series is set for a January debut.
Tracy Morgan, wife ending
marriage of five years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tracy Morgan and his wife of five years are ending their marriage
The actor-comedian’s representative said in an e-mailed statement Wednesday that Morgan and Megan Wollover have filed for divorce.
Morgan and Wollover have a 7-year-old daughter. The comedian also has three adult sons from a previous marriage.