I always loved Red Buttons. He was great in movies like "The Longest Day" (" Loud and Clear, sir!" and the Poseidon Adventure, but he was also great on all the TV shows I remember from when I was a kid. He'd be on Johnny Carson, Dean Martin, even Laugh-in. A funny, Funny guy, especially for an old guy. The Times did a nice Obit for him, and it's worth reading.
I believe they're not going to leave the US this year. Lots of driving, probably not so much flying. My problem with tAR in past seasons has been teams where one member is doing all of the work and the other one is just along for the ride.