Albany, NY – The Nutmeg State's Rob Simmons joins Alan in the Congressional Corner with his view as a member of the Armed Services Committee on the safety of US troops in Iraq and the nuclear capability of nations. They also address the topics of gay marriage as well as the FCC indecency fines and media ownership.
Albany, NY – In Maureen's new book, Tis Herself, she writes about many of the other actors and actresses -- Lucille Ball, Tyrone Power, Errol Flynn, John Candy, Natalie Wood, to name a few -- with whom she worked, but ultimately it is about herself that she is most revealing. We spoke with her yesterday about the early days of her career and pick-up today by talking about one of her most popular films: Miracle on 34th St...a film she says that even when she was working on it knew it was going to be special.
Albany, NY – Maureen O'Hara is considered one of the greatest and most enduring stars of Hollywood's "Golden Era." She has just written a memoir- titled: 'Tis Herself - which mirrors the warmth, charm and intelligence that defined her performances in some sixty films, from The Hunchback of Notre Dame to Miracle on 34th Street to The Quiet Man to The Parent Trap. She says she wrote the book to tell folks who she is. But, she discovered that above all else - she is a tough Irishwoman. Joe asked her to explain.
Albany, NY – For five years, Daniel Silva worked in the newsroom of CNN's Washington Bureau, producing programs such as "The International Hour" and "Prime News." In 1993, he moved to the talk show unit and in 1994, began work on "The Unlikely Spy", his first novel, which went on to surprise bestsellerdom and critical acclaim. His latest novel is "Death in Vienna". Joe spoke with Daniel Silva recently about how he came to write this latest tale.
Albany, NY – Joseph Finder's background as an ivy league educated Sovietologist and member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers really makes him stand out from other leading thriller writers because no one delves quite so deeply into the world of espionage. His previous books include - "High Crimes" and "The Zero Hour." His new book, Paranoia, is not about government spies. It is instead a tale of corporate espionage. Joe spoke with Finder - about how he came to write this story.
Albany, NY – John Stossell is a long-time correspondent and co-anchor of ABC's 20/20. When he hit the airwaves thirty years ago, Stossel helped create a whole new category of news, dedicated to protecting and informing consumers. He claims in his new book, Give me a Break, that through this discovery he lost the respect of his peers and, as he tells Joe in the first of a 2-part interview, he thinks he became - to his peers - a threat to journalism.
Albany, NY – Stephen J. Cannell is an Emmy Award-winning writer/producer, and bestselling author. His career spans 35 years of writing for television, film, and popular fiction. Cannell's career as a novelist began 20 years after his initial success in television. His 10th book is now out called Vertical Coffin, which is the 4th novel in his Shane Sulley series. Joe spoke with Cannel about his writing career, the FCC's crackdown on indecency, and about his main character Shane Sculley.
Albany, NY – Bravo's hit show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy has taken the world by storm. Joe recently had an opportunity to speak with Carson Kressley, the show's Fashion Savant, and Kyan Douglas, the Grooming Guru.