Saturday, April 30, 2016

Remembering Actor Glenn Ford at 100

May 1st would have been Glenn Ford's 100th birthday. A popular actor in the 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond, often in westerns. A big thanks to Angie Dickinson, son Peter Ford, director Richard Donner, Paul Petersen and Jeff East for sharing some memories of this fine actor. Link to interviews.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Ian Anderson coming to town

We are so lucky. Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull fame is coming to our little town this Friday. See interview with Ian.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Remembering DeForest Kelley


Kris Smith went from fan to friend and had an extraordinary connection to Star Trek’s DeForest Kelley which included looking after him during his final year. As a pointy-eyed friend of his might say: “fascinating.” Story here.

Monday, February 15, 2016

All the Presidents' Pets

Once more, with Presidents' Day this week, it's time to reflect on the many fine inhabitants of the White House .... the presidential pets, that is. The story, with it's many edited versions by editors, has appeared in the Tallahassee DemocratCleveland Plain Dealer, the Biloxi Sun-Herald, the Rock River Times, Tampa Bays CBS 10 News site,  and the most unedited versions in the Examiner-Enterprise and the Ellsworth American (some links may no longer work).

Friday, February 5, 2016

Kathleen Madigan Comes to Town

If you are familar with comedian Kathleen Madigan, she is coming to our neck of the woods this weekend. This is a lady who spent much of her time in college, bowling. Because she needed shoes. Read my interview with her here.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

A ‘High Chaparral’ Thanksgiving

Henry Darrow is best known for playing Manolito (center, in photo) in the popular ’60s western television series "High Chaparral." He looks back at the Thanksgiving episode ‘For What We Are About to Receive,' first broadcast on NBC on Nov. 29, 1968 (it will air this year on INSP at 8 am EST on Thanksgiving Day). Link to interview here.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Happy Birthday The Twilight Zone

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This week, 56 years ago, the first episode of The Twilight Zone aired on CBS. Anne Serling, Mariette Hartley, Ann Jillian and the late Theo Bikel share some memories of working with Rod Serling.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Betty Lynn and Mayberry Days

Don Knotts as Barney and Betty Lynn as Thelma Lou on an early episode of “The Andy Griffith Show.”Andy Griffith Show fans will want to hop on over to Mount Airy, North Carolina, quick smart. Mayberry Days starts this week with great guests scheduled to appear. But don't believe me, here's what Betty Lynn - Thelma Lou - has to say about it all.....interview

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Shirley Jones and Marty Ingels remember 9/11

Laughter is often cited as a key ingredient for a successful marriage. Shirley Jones and Marty Ingels would agree. In 1974, Shirley was leaving an art exhibit at Michael Landon’s home when Marty bumped into her. Literally.

“I was getting into my car and as Marty was arriving, he knocked me over onto a chez lounge,” laughed Jones from the couple’s home in Encino, Calif. “That’s how we met" ........ more