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"howard hesseman" Discussed on Fresh Air
"On Monday show, Johnny Greenwood talks about two aspects of his music life as lead guitarist for the band radiohead and as a composer of film scores. He wrote the scores for Paul Thomas Anderson's films there will be blood, the master, phantom thread, and licorice pizza, and.
"howard hesseman" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Saying. No. You know what they always say about how things are going to affect your later career. You've got a three year sentence for this, which was suspended, but you had to serve 90 days in prison. That was before it was hip to be arrested for drugs. Did this ever interfere with your acting career? Did you ever have to fill out an application there or anywhere else else that said, have you ever been arrested? No, I filled out many of those. I served my probationary period, in fact, I had three years of probation and at the end of two years my probation officer recommended in the court wisely saw fit to terminate my probation since I had clearly turned into an upstanding citizen and was doing my best to ridicule every holy institution in the western world, 6 nights a week on stage, but I was making a living, so I fit in somehow. Having your record expunged at least in California means that you can legally answer the question have you ever been convicted of a felony? No. I think what it really means is that they cross out your name somewhere in the files. But it's still clear that you were once convicted of a felony, but that you can legally say you weren't. It's never been any real problem for me. The committee was not the sort of theater group that would look upon me with disdain for that sort of activity. Right. In fact, whether I did that or not was of little consequence to them. Are you ever surprised when you wake up in the morning in the morning that you started? Not what I meant. But that you who got started on the committee satirizing everything ended up a TV star. Yeah, yes, I've turned into one of my own targets. But many of us have been saying that for a long time, we became the people we used to satirize. It's terrifying to consider and then on the other hand, you can say, well, of course I was young when I when I did all that, it's all changed now. My values are different. I don't some of them are some of them aren't. If none of them changed, I would assume that, you know, I was what do I want to say? Arrested Development. And I don't think that's the case. Howard hessman speaking with Terry gross, recorded in 1988. Heisman died Saturday. He was 81. Coming up, Justin Chang reviews the new Norwegian film, the worst person in the world. This is fresh air. This message comes from NPR sponsor, Xfinity mobile, choose wireless on the most reliable network nationwide or unlimited with 5G for $30 per month per line when you get four lines. Most reliable based on root metrics U.S. report results vary. Our film critic Justin Chang has a review of the new Norwegian film the worst person in the world. Its star renata won the best actress prize at last year's Cannes Film Festival, and the film has been shortlisted for the Academy Award for best international feature. Here's Justin. Two of the best movies I've seen in recent months have focused on the inner lives of restless, rudderless women in their 20s. You may have already seen licorice pizza, in which a lot of high end character tries to figure out what to do with her life, and who to do it with. Now a long comes the dazzling Norwegian dramedy, the worst person in the world. With an equally star making turn by an actor named renata writes. It takes place in present day Oslo, but its portrait of millennial angst is so moving and perceptive, it could be set just about anywhere. When we first meet Ryan's character, Julie, she's a whirlwind of indecision. She's a top notch medical student, until she suddenly decides she wants to study psychology. Then photography. She cycles through men just as impatiently. Ditching one boyfriend after another in quick succession. And that's just the first ten minutes. Soon Julie falls for a successful graphic novelist in his 40s, named axel. Played by Anders Danielson Lee. And moves in with him. At which point the movie settles into a sweetly romantic groove. But like Julie herself, it doesn't stay settled for long. The director joachim trier and his regular writing partner at skill vote. Give the movie a playfully novelist structure. 12 chapters book ended by a prologue and an epilogue. In an early chapter, Julie goes on vacation with axel, and several of his married friends, and is reminded of the age difference between them. Axel wants to have kids, but Julie doesn't know if she does. In the next chapter, after leaving Axl behind at a party, Julie crashes a wedding and meets a man roughly her age named Ivan, played by Herbert nordrum. Neither of them is single, and despite their mutual attraction, neither of them wants to cheat. What follows is one of the movie's richest, funniest sequences. A mix of gross out humor and aching sensuality. It does something that too few romantic comedies manage. Placing its heroin at a crossroads between two very different men you can't help but root for. Eventually Julie breaks up with axel and takes up with Ivan. But the worst person in the world is too bracingly honest to suggest that happily ever after is in the cards. Julie's upheaval continues. There are sudden tragedies and surprising reunions. Plus one psychedelic dream sequence, that stretches up her demons in a way that's a little too on the nose. We spend some time with Julie's divorced parents. Her mom is loving and supportive, but her dad is distant and doesn't seem to care much about her. Every chapter and every detail, even the ones that seem trivial or tossed off, add something to our understanding of who Julie is, and who she might become. This is hardly the first movie trier has made about the emotional and existential crises of young people. He was in his 30s when he made reprise, his dazzling 2006 debut, and Oslo, August 31st, a devastating portrait of addiction. Now he's made one of his best films with the worst person in the world. At 47, he may be removed from Julie's generation, but his empathy still shines through. At first glance, the distracted commitment phobic jewy may seem to embody some stereotypes about people her age. But trier doesn't reduce her to those assumptions. If anything, he's just as hard on the foibles of his own generation. In a way, axel serves as the director's stand in. He's an artist trying to make sense of Julie, and coming to a newfound appreciation of her, despite their differences. Anders Danielson Lee, who's worked with trier twice before, recently won best supporting actor from the national society of film critics for his quietly heartbreaking performance as axel. Still, the movie unquestionably belongs to renata rights. She nails Julie's every shift in mood and perspective. And she has a gift for clueing us into what Julie's thinking, even when she's saying nothing. The title of the movie is a bit deceptive. Nobody ever calls Julie the worst person in the world, but you suspect that's how she thinks of herself. When she considers the mistakes she's made, and the people she's hurt. But by the end of this exquisitely funny and melancholy movie. Julie has learned to make peace with her decisions, including the ones she has yet to make. She may not be the easiest character to figure out, but she's awfully hard, not to love. Justin Chang is film critic for the LA times. He.
"howard hesseman" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Sometimes I think of it as sort of quaint and sometimes it's terrifying. But many people's seeming inability to differentiate between character that you're playing on television and who you really are, of course, this flies in the face of what I was saying 8 ten minutes ago about in television, the actor sort of becomes the character or some facet of the actor is exaggerated and becomes a key element of the character. But I also feel as though that's a problem that exists largely for those people and not for me. But what are some of the different ways people have seen you? Different different preconceptions people have had on you had about you depending on which role you've been playing at the time. Well, it was very strange during the production of WKRP. We had extraordinary support from the radio broadcast industry far more so than CBS TV. Thanks to radio, people knew that we were being bounced around the schedule, like a ping Pong ball for the entire four years. Radio people really followed the show and let their listeners know about it. And at the same time, radio people were very quick to talk about inaccuracies and inconsistencies in the studio setting of the show. And, you know, the only defense that one can offer is we're not doing a show about how radio works we're doing a show about a group of people who happen to work together at a radio station. There is this poetic license that we're taking. But in terms of a specific character, ask me a question, I can babble forever. In terms of the character, yeah, people thought I was really loose that I was always looking to get loaded. That I was some kind of party animal on my last legs, but I was going to go down at full tilt boogie speed. Hardly true, that had happened years before. Who did you pattern the distraction on who you played? Did you have an image in mind? I know you were dish jacket for a really brief period of time around 6 months. I was and I welcome this opportunity to say this on radio. Repeatedly in talking with print interviewers, I would try to stress the fact that I had been a professional actor for several years prior to my brief and humiliating stent as a radio. Personality, I put quotes around that. What was humiliating about it? Well, I think when you're doing radio, you like to feel it people are listening and enjoying what they hear. And in my case, what little feedback occurred indicated to me that wasn't necessarily the case. But it was great fun. And I patterned fever after my sense of myself as a disc jockey, but just with a little more with a sufficient degree of success that was invisible to me. I mean, I thought this guy is better than he thinks he is. He's really committed to doing a good job, but he's messed up in a number of times along the way. But he's still good because of his commitment. Beyond that, there were a number of radio personalities who were good friends of mine in San Francisco and in the 60s. And I think little bits and pieces of them would float through fever from time to time. Sort of little ghost visits. The late Tom Donahue. Big daddy Tom Donahue is sort of the father of progressive rock and roll radio in America was a close friend. His wife Rachel is a terrific radio personality. There were any number of just little elements of different people would occur to me. Howard hesban speaking with Terry gross in 1988. We'll hear more after a break. This is fresh air. This message comes from NPR sponsor, Xfinity mobile, choose wireless on the most reliable network nationwide or unlimited with 5G for $30 per month per line when you get four lines. Most reliable based on root metrics U.S. report results vary. What happens when you're pushed to the limit? And what does it take to go further? I'm Jay Williams, and those questions define my journey to the NBA and beyond. But overcoming limits is something we all have to do. So come with me, as I explore how. With some of the biggest names in sports business and culture. Listen to my new show, the limits from NPR. This is fresh air, and we're listening to Terry's 1988 interview with actor Howard hessman. Hesseman died Saturday at the age of 81. Did you have a hippie image when you first started acting? Well, when I first started acting, I was in the second grade. Actually, I think I probably actually started acting when I was about three years old. I was trying to act normal. But I became a professional actor in San Francisco with the committee and improvisational satirical political improvisational review company in 1965. And I looked fairly normal. I wasn't inside. But I think I had just done a play, so I had cut my hair. I looked sort of straight kind of square as we used to say. And that changed as the years went by, but I would come up with a role that would force me to cut my hair. Yeah, yes, I wore a lot of tie dye and bright velvet English trousers and patchwork boots and as often as not my hair was longer than my neck. But you know what's funny in the film steal your blues made in 1973. That all Sutherland Peter Boyle, John savage, they play the misfits, they play the outsiders and you play the suit. You play the establishment. I have photographs of myself taken the day before I cut my hair to get the look of that character. And the film incidentally was made in 19 71. I believe. 70 or 71 and released about a year later. But let's put it this way. I had hair that was close to between my shoulder blades and a long mustache, and I took all that off and discovered within the first week that none of my clothing worked any longer. When I was on the street, I can't really tell this story and the radio because it's not going to carry very well. But basically, people who normally would have winked or given me a high sign or something in a surreptitious manner. Sure passed you a joint or something? Yeah, basically. Many of us at that point in time walked with our eyes pretty much toward the ground for fear of tripping and meeting the ground suddenly face first. And when you saw somebody, you know, you kind of traveled up over the ankle bone the knee bone, the thigh bone up and checked out their face and then it was just random head eye neck movements from there. And I would discover people coming up at about chest level they were still smiling and then they would see this haircut would get all different. There was a willful attempt to avert their eyes. And I got very quickly, probably than two or three days that I appeared to be either on leave from boot camp or an incredibly crude undercover agent. And it was time to go buy some new clothes because this rock and roll drag didn't work anymore. Well, speaking of undercover agents didn't you once sell.
"howard hesseman" Discussed on Fresh Air
"On root metrics U.S. report results vary. What happens when you're pushed to the limit? And what does it take to go further? I'm Jay Williams, and those questions define my journey to the NBA and beyond. But overcoming limits is something we all have to do. So come with me, as I explore how. With some of the biggest names in sports business and culture. Listen to my new show, the limits from NPR. Howard hessman, the actor best known for playing a radio DJ on WKRP in Cincinnati, died Saturday in Los Angeles due to complications from colon surgery. He was 81. In the 1960s, he performed in the San Francisco improv troupe the committee, which regularly performed at anti war and civil rights demonstrations. He had many minor roles in film and TV, including playing a hippie on dragnet. Before landing the part on WKRP in Cincinnati, which aired from 1978 to 1982 on CBS. Hesseman likely drew on his experiences as a San Francisco DJ for the character of Johnny fever. It is time for this town to get down. You got a gun in it. Doctor John F fever, and I have burning up in here. This one was also known for playing the teacher Charlie Moore on the sitcom head of the class, which aired from 1986 to 91, and for other roles, including a brief appearance in The Rock and roll mockumentary, this is spinal tap. He played the manager of a rival band who politely blows off the members of spinal tap after they try to chat him up in a hotel lobby. Where are you playing his head? Are you playing here? What are you doing the normal dome, whatever it is? It's terrific. Oh, yeah. That's a big place. That's good. How are you, Eddie? Great to see you, too. So really good to see you. Liam. Listen, we'd love to stand around and chat but we gotta sit down on the lobby, wait for the limo. Great to see you. Good days. Good days. And in an episode of the TV series ER, hessman played a man high on drugs found in the middle of the street. In the middle of the street, directed traffic. Well, I was just trying to calm the math as the there was so much negative energy that nobody could feel that universal connection that we all have. Right, right, right. What are you on, buddy? Oh, no, you know, when I touch you like this, we are exchanging matter on a subatomic part. Why, I don't know where your atoms are bent, so it's best that you just keeping yourself. What's this? I'm taking acid trip. Oh, you would be. Wrong. Yeah, LSD is a man-made chemical and psilocybin as a gift from God. Oh, the magic of mushrooms. Yes. Terry spoke to Howard hessman in 1988 when he was starring in the sitcom head of the class. Ahead of the classes in a way a reversal of the type of school shows that television had on say in the 1960s because in this case, the students are the overachievers and you as the teachers who's trying to loosen them up a little bit. I guess, yeah, that's accurate. But yet you're the authority figure which most TV viewers aren't used to seeing you as. Well, I guess they're not. I'm not used to seeing myself that way. But you know when you say it's sort of a reversal of the 60s, so are the 80s in a sickening sense. Reversal of the 60s, in which nobody wants to take responsibility for much of anything, but they want they want all the rewards in accoutrements of a responsible life. Thus the planet is sort of slowly dying off. At least that's my sort of pinhead view this morning. What are the parts of the character that you think of as yours? Character dimensions that you added that weren't in the way the character was initially conceived. Well, in television, particularly where everything is done in such a, I don't want to say a shorthand manner, but a shortcut manner. Actors have. Actors sort of are the character. It's not as though you're given a well delineated character that's been tried and tested over a period of time like stage characters or someone who's a character that's had the benefit of a long period of development of gestation and development in the writer's mind. The character is created and once it's sold, there is this enormous rush to make things work in a very tight time schedule with as tight a budget as possible. I mean, some of these things are certainly true in movies and in stage work as well. But I think more and more because of the voracious appetite of television as a medium, writers depend on personality quirks of the actor to delineate character and in the long run. My feeling is an actor is that there is no character. There's me, and I am limited by what this character says and does, according to the text. Were you anxious to get back into TV? After one day at a time and after KR P? I know, I don't think I was ever anxious to get into TV. Even now, on an almost daily basis, there's a certain sense of to quota friend joyful dread each morning. You know, I like to work. I like the actors work. I love doing it. But there is something about television and particularly series production that saps me of the will to live. But other than that, it's great. Where does the joyful dread? What's the dread part of the equation? Well, most of television is so predictable. I mean, that's not limited to television either. A great deal, a great many stage plays that we see now in a great many movies. Are so predictable in terms of the plot in terms of the action in terms of what little character revelation and delineation occurs. You know where they're going. You're not surprised. And I suppose, you know, I have these standards that are relatively impossible for me or anyone else to meet in part because I can't define them. But I'm just for the most part disappointed when I look at television, particularly network television. Do you find that television viewers preconceptions of you very according to who you're playing on TV? You know, when you were Johnny fever, do they think of you as being a high, someone who was always high and a real anti authority kind of figure, then when you were on one day at a time as someone who was going to marry Bonnie Franklin and that was the teacher and head of the class, do people have a different idea of who you are based on who you're playing? Absolutely..
"howard hesseman" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Yeah, but that's the joy of singing him, is he so. He's such a writer of the complexities of the human heart. Did it give you any good advice on singing his songs? Yes, he did. He wants the truth of the character. Steve is really not into beautiful sounds. He says, don't make it beautiful. Don't feel you have to sing the song beautifully. Yes, he cares about the notes being sung properly. But what he cares about is because he's such a great lyricist, is the communication of the lyrics as though people are thinking and feeling on pitch. It's not about how beautiful you sound. That must have been good for you to hear because you're known as an actor not as a singer even though you've been in a whole bunch of musicals. So it meant that acting the part was what was really important, not just having like a gorgeous voice. Absolute, I think all of the great son time performers Angela Lansbury named them. They're all great actors as well. He wants actors who can sing. He doesn't want strictly singers. And I also, I don't know if I can articulate this properly, but there's an elegance to his writing. You don't need to embellish it. His lyrics are the communicators. You don't have to be clever with them. He is already so clever in the best sense and smart, that the best thing you can do is take a direct route to his work and not try to embellish Steve Sondheim. You're a grandmother if I have this right was an actress or just a devotee of music theater. My grandparents, both of my paternal grandparents were actors in the Polish theater. I grew up in a suburb of buffalo, cheek to walk up, but they there was a very active Polish community and theater. And so they did plays and musicals in Polish, as well as English. And my grandmother, I never knew my grandfather died before. I knew him, but my grandmother lived with me when I was a child up to the time my father died when I was 8. And then we moved away from my grandmother, but we shared a bedroom. And I always say she was anti mahem influence in my life. She loved music. She loved dance she had a vivacious personality, and she even had her own radio show on the Polish radio. Station, and she wrote a comedy hour with her friend. This is where I guess my love of theater and my perhaps my talent comes from. Well, and also the idea that you could actually become an actress because you shared a bedroom with one. Yes, I did. And she was, she was very theatrical, and she had very theatrical Friends. They would come over and just I could hear them. We would be put to bed, my brother and I, but nana was in the living room with her polish friends and they'd get drunk and they'd sing and they'd dance and you know as I said she was really rather anti type and but she had a great effect on my life. And when my dad died, I was 8 years old. We moved away from nana. And it's only years later that I realized what a profound effect that had on me. So you grew up in Chicago, which is a suburb of buffalo, is say it was a kind of industrial suburb of buffalo. Well, there were some factories, but it wasn't. It was very much on the outskirts of buffalo, but no, not that far in the suburbs. I was within walking distance of my church and my schools, and I walked to mass every day. We had to hear mass every morning and it was a Polish Catholic upbringing. And my mother worked in this air conditioning factory called hudai that made parts for air conditioners. And she was something of an engineer. My dad worked at a Polish newspaper in Buffalo until the time he died. And he died of an aortic aneurysm when he was 49 years old. So you got a scholarship at Juilliard. And the way I've read it reported in the press is that you got a $1000 scholarship because you are the most hardworking economically needy student. Did they literally say that? They certainly told me when I got the scholarship that they knew I was in need financially and that I was to use the money to live on the following year and I think the next day I was in the passport office getting passport to Europe and spent all the money traveling around Europe alone for two months. Did you feel just a little bit guilty taking the money that was meant to enable you to attend Juilliard and instead traveling to what France? I traveled to London than I went and took the ferry to Paris and then I traveled through the Alps to Switzerland and then to Italy and then to Greece, and I didn't feel any guilt whatsoever because it was one of the greatest things I've ever done to this day I will tell you that it was one of the greatest things I've ever done and one of the gutsiest because I was a young woman alone. I was 19. I was staying in the cheapest hotels, you know, walking the streets of Paris and Rome and just discovering all of these extraordinary I would spend hours in museums and sitting in the cheapest cafe and just thinking it was the most romantic, incredible thing. And it informed me as a human being and so no. I have no guilt. When you started doing TV work on the show sybil starring simple shepherd and you were her best friend cynical wisecracking, your family was still in the east coast and you were basically like commuting to Hollywood to shoot it. You were already a mother, right? Yes. I had resisted doing television for years, which is why I spent so so many years in the theater. I was already in my 40s when I was offered sybil. And then it was a question of it's really time to make a career move and this would be good for your career and also good for your finances because it was clear that my theater our theater salaries my late husband and I weren't probably going to earn enough working in the theater to pay for private schools or college education. So it was a very, very tortured, very big decision. They were really weren't shooting a lot of television in New York in the 90s. Certainly not sitcoms. So for three and a half years, I commuted. But it opened up my career. It really did. Christine baranski speaking with Terry gross, recorded in 2020. Baranski currently stars in the HBO series the Gilded Age, and she'll return in another season of the good fight. After a break will remember actor Howard hessman, best known for playing a DJ in the series WKRP in Cincinnati. And Justin Chang reviews the new Norwegian film, the worst person in the world. I'm Dave Davies, and this is fresh air. 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"howard hesseman" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Own law firm. Understood. So many of your roles in the past, on TV and on Broadway, we're kind of wise cracking slightly alcoholic women. And there's comedic elements in the good fight. But your role in your character, she's got biting sarcasm when she needs it. But she's not a kind of snarky cynical comic character. There's a lot of just real drama there. Do you think that your voice changes when you're doing a comedic role versus a more dramatic role? What an interesting question. I think I had to find the voice of Diane during my years of the good wife because I was I had done so much comedy and my real challenge with playing Diane was assuming that I was that powerful woman, you know, the senior partner in a law firm that she created that she had a kind of authority and gravitas. And I needed not to work at it because people who are serious minded and authoritative really don't work at it. They just are that so I've learned to calibrate the sound and the tone and the manner of that character to be just much more understated as the years have gone by, which is why I've loved an opportunity to be on the air for all of those seasons because I keep refining the character and refining the performance. My comedic roles were always much more flamboyant and physical in nature, certainly my stage work. So yes, you know, I've loved the opportunity to vary my performance style and have people see another aspect of me. What did you learn about your voice through singing lessons? And I don't even mean just your singing voice, but just your voice in general. Oh, my voice, you know. I went to a studied acting at The Juilliard School and we didn't have a single class for musical comedy. So I never trained my voice at Juilliard and then I was always extremely shy of singing. So singing to me when I finally began studying in my mid 20s, it was an emotional journey. As it is for a lot of people, one feels very vulnerable singing. But I didn't particularly remember a nun, I think it was in 8th grade who humiliated me when I sang a song she made fun of me. And I still think that moment had a real traumatic effect on me because I couldn't I couldn't sing publicly unless I was sort of doing a jokey voice. I couldn't just sing in an audition and feel comfortable. So my journey is a performing artist a musical performing artist. It was a very slow slow journey and the teachers who helped me were helping me pass a place of fear. And I learned that I had a very wide range is what I learned and that's what I've learned, I think, is an actor is how wide my emotional range can be as a plate a lot of different kinds of roles. And I've played a lot of different styles. So that you didn't know that you had that focal range until I did not show you that you had it. Exactly. I started studying in my mid 20s and by my late 20s, I was working with someone who started me singing leader and art songs and said, you have a very wide range over three octave range. And then I got really turned on and I started studying opera Arias. Stephen Sondheim is such a brilliant composer, but the intervals he writes in songs are sometimes just they're not typical. They are not the typical resolutions. They're not the typical melody lines. And it always strikes me as a non singer, that they must be more complicated to learn because they're unusual. So what do you think? I think one approaches his work with terror and humility. And I've had the and I think that's the best place to be as an artist, but I've had the pleasure and privilege of doing at least 8 Sondheim musicals. Unfortunately, never an original Broadway production. My first Sondheim musical was company when I played April that was shortly after I graduated from Juilliard. But yes, always his music is challenging because he's just such a brilliant man that you try and live up to his level. When you're learning a new Sondheim song, what do you do to get it into your head so that you know exactly where to go melodically? Well, when I did Sweeney Todd at the Kennedy Center, that was a full production. And I started months in advance to learn it, and I learned it phrase by phrase, and I did it by repetition, repetition, repetition of those, as you said, those intervals and misses lovet is cockney. So you have to sing with a cockney accent, which is also very challenging to make yourself intelligible. I can only tell you that the work I did was so exacting and took months of very careful preparation and I worked with my singing teacher every day to get those songs so into my voice into my vocal met because also misses lovet goes you can her range is very high. At moments she's almost singing in an operatic range with Sweeney and then sometimes it's a vaudeville belt. So there's a high range middle range and low range. So it's by far one of the most challenging, if not the most challenging theatrical piece I ever did because I don't sing all the time. I'm not known primarily as a musical performer. So I found it really daunting. But I can only tell you when you pull it off, you get such a high when I did do perform misses love it. It was just one of the great moments of my career performing it. Would you illustrate for us the point that I was trying to make that Stephen's hanim writes very wonderful but very unusual melodies that the voice doesn't necessarily automatically know what to do because they're not typical like resolutions. Can you sing a line that you had trouble learning? It's so interesting but challenging. Let me see if I can every day a little death is a really odd song from a little night music, not odd song, but every day a little in the parlor in the bed in the curtains in the windows in the buttons in the bread every day you little sting in the heart anymore every move and every breath and you hardly feel a thing brings up perfect little doubt now there's all those minor tones, but they reflect the characters that melancholy in her marriage, don't they? I mean, I think I may have gotten one little note wrong there because I haven't sung that song in ages, but can you hear it's not that easy to learn..
"howard hesseman" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Our guest Christine baranski is costarring in the new HBO series the Gilded Age, which is set in the 1880s in New York City. She plays Ada, a society matron who despises the newly wealthy people moving into her Fifth Avenue neighborhood. In this scene she and her sister Agnes played by Cynthia Nixon received a letter from their niece whose recently discovered she's penniless after her father died. What did she say? She thanks you for the letter that you did not show me. And for the tickets that you purchased without my knowledge. She means to join us here just as soon as she has closed the house and sold her furniture. What a relief. A relief. And who is to support her? Exactly. Me. With the van Rhine money, which was not achieved at no post to myself. You were allowed the pure and tranquil life of a spinster. I was not. I'm very grateful. So you should be. Well, I'm glad she's coming. And if my letter played a part in her decision, then I'm glad I sent it. I doubt it was your letter. More likely she has discovered her father left her without a penny to her name. Henry couldn't provide for a dog in a ditch. He never kept a dollar in his pocket. If there were women or drink within 500 miles. Magnus. Our brother has died. Our brother, with whom we have had no connection, these many years. We should have gone for the funeral anyway. Wasn't worth an uncomfortable day of travel to make sure Henry was dead. Christine baranski started her career in theater and went on to costar in the TV series sybil and The Big Bang Theory and films, including reversal of fortune and the birdcage. She's been in several stage and film musicals, including Chicago, maim, and several by Stephen Sondheim, including into the Woods, follies and Sweeney Todd. Today we're going to listen to Terry's 2020 interview with Christine baranski. They spoke when baranski was starring in the legal drama series the good fight playing the smart progressive litigator Diane Lockhart, a character spun off from the series the good wife. They began with the scene from the good fight. Polanski's character has become a partner at a majority African American firm, which is eventually acquired by a much larger multinational firm. In this scene she's talking with a senior partner of the larger firm, describing how powerful men are behaving like they're above the law in cases she's arguing in court. John plays the partner. Is there some sort of get out of jail free card for rich and powerful clients? Not that I'm aware of, why do you ask? Well, you assign me to pro Bono cases and you want me to do my best? Yes, of course. Well, there is something going on. We're by certain people. Rich and powerful people don't have to comply with subpoenas or judicial rulings. And can end a lawsuit if they think the ruling will go against them. You've experienced this. Yes. And Brian neef, one of your lawyers upstairs seems to have benefited from one of those cases. And you're investigating this. Yes. Now, I'm sure you will agree that we.
"howard hesseman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"On TV sitcoms actor Howard Hesseman has died as kabira batia with member station wkse reports has been made his mark in the late 1970s and early 80s playing a local radio DJ If you ever wondered although born in Oregon hes met his best known to audiences as doctor Johnny fever the off kilter morning DJ on the sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati The role gained him two Emmy nominations after more than a decade as a working actor Hessman career began in the 1960s with the groundbreaking improv group the committee In the 70s he had a recurring role as one of television's first openly gay characters on the Bob Newhart show And in the 80s he starred on two more hits sitcoms one day at a time and head of the class His WKRP costar Gary Sandy writing on social media I loved the guy Howard Hesseman was 81 For NPR news I'm Kabir bhatia in Cleveland Super Bowl 56 will feature the Cincinnati Bengals against the Los Angeles Rams yesterday the Bengals won the AFC championship by upsetting the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime 27 to 24 The rams won the NFC title game by beating the San Francisco forty-niners 20 to 17 The NFL's championship game will be played February 13th at the rams home stadium I'm Dave Mattingly in Washington This is WNYC in New York at 5 33 Good morning I'm Cary Nolan Mayor Eric Adams announced that New Yorkers with a positive COVID 19 test will now be able to get free antiviral pills delivered to their door We want to make sure that no one with COVID has to move throughout the city especially for those who have immune compromised or our elderly We want to bring it to you Health officials say it doesn't matter whether a patient tests positive with a PCR or with an at home test Residents are eligible for same day delivery of the oral antiviral pill once they get a prescription from a doctor or call two one two COVID-19 City officials say those who are at higher risk for severe illness will be prioritized for treatment We'll see sunny skies today highs in the lower 30s right now 22 in clear in New York City.
"howard hesseman" Discussed on AP News
"Out of the hospital The perils will require a doctor's prescription The U.S. is working to ramp up diplomatic and financial pressure on Russia the UN Security Council is set to meet Monday to discuss threats to international peace and security U.S. ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield says Russia will have to answer for its troop buildup near Ukraine's borders investigators trying to determine the cause of a Colorado wildfire that destroyed more than a thousand homes and buildings and killed at least one person last month are looking at a possible link to underground coal fires fires have long smoldered at old coal mines in the area U.S. officials are tracking more than 200 such mine fires in more than a dozen states Emergency officials in Ohio are trying to find the source of carbon monoxide that sent at least 11 people at a hotel to the hospital More than half were children The Marysville fire chief tells the Columbus dispatch they had all been in the hotel's pool area And finally actor Howard hessman has died from complications from colon surgery AP entertainment correspondent Margie Tsar aleta had to look at his career This is doctor Johnny fever just doing my job Howard hessman had been a radio DJ which made him all the more believable in his most famous role as doctor Johnny fever on WKRP in Cincinnati He earned two Emmy nominations for that role So we're too smart to go to dances too Hessman also found success playing history teacher Charlie Moore on the sitcom head of the class and as Anne Romano's husband on one day at a time He had roles in this is spinal tap Billy Jack and doctor Detroit Howard hessman was 81 I'm Ben Thomas a P news The Supreme Court has issued a ruling on a Texas abortion law that is sure to continue to legal battle A near ban on abortions in Texas will remain in effect after the Supreme Court ruled Friday that abortion providers will be allowed to sue the state over a law that makes abortion illegal after cardiac activity is detected That's around 6 weeks before many women know they're pregnant Researchers at the University of Texas have found that the number of abortion statewide fell by 50% compared with September of 2020 the AP has reported that Texas women seeking to end pregnancy have been seeking plan B medication in Mexico or turning to clinics in far flung states because those nearby can't keep up with the increase in demand The Texas law was designed to put obstacles in the way of legal challenges and so far that strategy has worked The case is almost certain to return to the Supreme Court after review by the 5th U.S. circuit Court of Appeals which has twice voted to allow enforcement the court's conservative majority also seems likely to roll back abortion rights in a Mississippi case that was argued last week although that decision is not expected until the spring Jennifer King Washington You could find yourself stuck on a snowy highway this winter or have your travel plans delay because of a shortage of snow plow drivers And that could be a problem from the east coast to the west as winter storms start dumping snow today From Pennsylvania to Washington state they're having trouble finding snow plow drivers The jobs are comparatively low paying They often involve working odd hours and dangerous conditions and they require a commercial driver's license An industry official says states will be shifting resources where they can and trying to make sure that roads are clear during peak driving times While they try to convince potential drivers that as he puts it jumping in a plow in the middle of the night at Christmas time is a good career choice I'm Rita foley The new German Chancellor olef Schultz is holding talks with Europe leaders and senior officials on issues including Eastern Europe tensions Schulz has met with French president Emmanuel Macron as both nations are making efforts towards the deescalation of tensions between Russia and Ukraine the leaders spoke during Schultz's first visit abroad after his coalition government was sworn in earlier in the week the German Chancellor is next in Brussels to meet with European Union and NATO officials Schultz says we all view the situation on the Ukraine border with concern The talks come as president Joe Biden this week moved to take a more direct role in diplomacy between Ukraine and Russia I'm Charles De Ledesma Thank you for.
"howard hesseman" Discussed on KOMO
"Oakville from ABC News I'm chuck severson going to the Super Bowl for the first time in 33 years The Cincinnati Bengals beating the chiefs in Kansas City minutes ago like some other playoff games recently It came down to a field goal This one by Evan McPherson The kick is up The coffin nails Bam Bam Bam Team at Cincinnati's 700 W 27 to 24 Bengals and AFC title game soon tonight the Los Angeles Rams play the San Francisco forty-niners for the NFC final Nothing official yet from Tampa Bay quarter back Tom Brady and whether he'll retire as various reports say his family denies it ABC's Philip off Following ESPN's reporting social media lit up sparking massive confusion TB twelve's own sports company posted a tribute and then took it down Shortly after that Brady's agent saying in a statement Tom will be the only person to express his plans with complete accuracy The UN Security Council to meet tomorrow on the Russian troops near Ukraine's situation U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and Security Council president Linda Thomas Greenfield says Russia has been saying it has legitimate concerns We're going to go in the room prepared to listen to them but we're not going to be distracted by their propaganda And we're going to be prepared to respond to any disinformation that they attempt to spread during this meeting Thomas Greenfield on ABC's this week Russia wants a guarantee that Ukraine doesn't join NATO Howard Hesseman who played the morning DJ on the sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati and the actor turned history teacher on the head of the class has died at 81 Complications from colon surgery as Johnny fever Relax open your ears real wide and say.
"howard hesseman" Discussed on WTOP
"Joe today In some places you're seeing asphalt roads which is great but still more work to do especially in the eastern part of the state the south coast the cape the not quite down to the asphalt pavement yet Almost 24 inches of snow fell at Boston's Logan airport making yesterday storm the second biggest ever in the city in January Officials in New York City are asking residents for help today Edward Grayson is the commissioner of the city's department of sanitation We're taking a lot of time to try to clear them for our bikers and also do not shovel snow in front of the hydrants if you can clear the hydrant clear the hydrant South Korea and Japan say North Korea has launched another suspected ballistic missile Jeffrey Lewis is a professor at the middlebury institute of international studies in Monterey California The thing that really stands out is how high the missile flew more than 2000 kilometers into space which is well above for example the International Space Station And how long that took about 30 minutes That is a sign that this was an extremely long-range missile This is the north's 7th missile test this month experts say it could have reached Guam The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says the UN Security Council will press Russia hard tomorrow on whether it plans to invade Ukraine Linda Thomas Greenfield on ABC The Russians have amassed a 100,000 troops along the border They have moved troops into Belarus They have continued to escalate calling for this meeting on Monday is one more opportunity to find a diplomatic way out for the Russians One member of Congress says the House and Senate are close to reaching an agreement on the mother of all sanctions Actor Howard Hesseman has died Hey Johnny He was best known for his role as radio dys jockey Johnny fever on the CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati He had actually been a radio DJ in San Francisco in the 1960s Heston died yesterday in Los Angeles of complications from colon surgery He was 81 Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal has earned his 21st Grand Slam title He won the Australian open today in about 5 and a half hours breaking a tie with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer for the most all time wins in men's singles This is CBS News Rocket mortgage is giving away two half a $1 million prizes during Super Bowl 56 that could be used to buy your dream home sea rules and enter for free today at rocket market squares dot com It's three O three on Sunday January 30th 27° mostly cloudy eyes possibly going up to the low 30s Good afternoon I'm sandy cosell with the top local stories we're following this hour An officer is seriously injured and a man is dead after a police shooting an arrondo county this morning It happened in crofton on danville court around 4 a.m. police say they received a call from a woman saying her adult son attacked her It would not let her leave the home officers found the man inside a third floor bedroom with his mother Officers immediately gave the adult sun verbal commands to get on the ground Jacqueline Davis with Anna rondo county police says the suspect initially complied with he started fighting back a taser was used in the scuffle but when an officer was attacked and injured the suspect was shot Police chief Amal alley They have to make critical decisions Oftentimes very split second decisions that they have to live with for the rest of their lives Acacia James WTO P news Maryland.
Howard Hesseman, star of 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 81
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"howard hesseman" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"There is another reboot remake in the works for HBO Max which means I would have to get this head of the class from nineteen eighty six well they want to do it again no clear details on the reboot otherwise you know just the same stuff same basic premise but back in the days we had Howard Hesseman A. K. A. Dr Johnny fever from WKRP in Cincinnati as the head of the class I am wondering why no one has done a remake reboot revamp of W. K. my gosh the radio show these are interesting times make sure to get a little exercise by dancing singing picking up all the drop legos whatever one of seven nine.
"howard hesseman" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Giving credit where credit's due Jim Ellis Jim Ellis I always love the phone I was love the closing credits ten ten ten ten ten yeah what a game what a great cast characters too long Anderson please please Howard Hesseman and the E. every thanksgiving man you got to watch the I swear I I swear that I thought turkeys could fly so there's another classic theme song we got the Olympic games on NBC composed by by John Williams and then we got to a bunch more here rawhide classic classic TV theme song three one two nine eight one seven two hundred is Robert on WGN hi Robert all morning I think it'll get smart oh sure and then Miami Vice yeah Miami vice's classic that was also a big hit to that debt charted and what do you know and that was back when instrumentals would still be able to be on the radio on the radio there yeah yeah I think you're a Miami Vice was probably one of the most eight years you know because they always showed our girls and like really nice the keys when they open up well yeah and then the the one of the reasons why it took so one of the reasons why it took so long for refer Miami Vice to come out on DVD was the music rights because they would play like ten different songs that were very very popular at the time and that's what people were like when is this going to come out on DVD it finally did because because they have to go through all those rights it's called money yeah all right we have a great morning right take care about their job was three one two nine eight one seven two and is the phone number here is mats on WGN I'm at Hey man how are you going to mention that one came to mind and that's the greatest American hero that's the last stop in yeah I think that song was more popular than the show it was popular than the show the show was popular you know did you had a nice little run to it but that song was huge that's all that with that thing I think went to number one I read just for memory sake I matched your prayer to get apart be horrible but I love BJ and the bear and the when I was like I don't know I couldn't remember I don't remember but the theme from BJ and the bear do you remember the show though tried to run but with with the monkey yeah yeah yeah I know I never understood what I never understood why the monkey was called the bear yep yep yep so I don't know okay Matt thanks bye target team and let's put let's play will be the greatest American hero yeah let's do it.
"howard hesseman" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Awards two thousand two crane wins for best rock song drops of Jupiter by the way they're great on record not so much alive birthdays I'm on birthdays today one world golf hall of Famer gene Sarazen won the masters two time winner of the U. S. open won the British open and three time winner of the PGA John Steinbeck great author grapes of wrath cannery row of mice and men east of Eden born on this day in nineteen oh two John Connolly former governor of Texas who was shot during the Kennedy assassination in nineteen sixty three died nineteen ninety three Mrs Paul Newman Cammy Award winning actress three faces of eve is ninety two time academy award winning actress Butterfield eight in who's afraid of Virginia Woolf Elizabeth Taylor born on this day in nineteen thirty two birthday for Howard Hesseman it is WKRP in Cincinnati today turning eighty and Happy Birthday Neal schon guitarist Santana journey sixty six and born on this day in nineteen sixty three turning fifty seven today born in Wichita falls Texas one star X. rated movies Barbara dare three times adult video news award winner and is a member as she should be the adult video news hall of fame governor abit health officials today will present their plan to deal with the potential corona virus outbreak in the state health experts are warning facial hair can pose a problem if you want to avoid contracting the virus Elizabeth Warren is partnering with former mayor who Leon Castro to rally supporters tonight in San Antonio the state is fueling big time money into the battle against a big problem in Texas human trafficking W. away I news time six fifty four down traffic and weather together from the W. O. A. I. traffic center still pretty uneventful just building traffic right on schedule around the city's found.
"howard hesseman" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Pattern is going to continue in fact we're going to be seeing a general weather pattern of low pressure over the north east and high pressure along the west coast continuing through the end of the week the storm that's going to be pulling away through New England today is going to have rain turning over to snow mostly across northern New England and especially across the extreme northern parts of the region there could be six to as much as twelve inches of snow lake effect snow is going to kick in behind it and it could be snow showers around over Michigan and Ohio and then points eastward the heaviest lake effect snow is going to be east of Lake Ontario or at least a foot of new snow is likely today into tonight and as the lake effect snow persists over the coming days a little bit farther to the southeast we still have chilly air that's going to work its way into the southeast but it is going to be drying out we're looking for highs mostly in the forties and fifties throughout the southeast and back into the Tennessee valley however on the west coast we are looking for dry weather hanging on and lots of sunshine and we're going to be seeing temperatures at or above seventy around the San Francisco Bay Area and challenging records in the Middle ladies around LA so this warm weather is really going to continue we're looking for chillier weather over interior sections but even there temperatures are running at or above normal that's the nation's weather hi Maggie weather dot com meteorologist heather there on this date in nineteen fifty one the twenty second amendment to the constitution limiting a president to two terms in office was ratified actor Howard Hesseman is eighty today best known for his role as Dr Johnny fever on the TV sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati coming.
"howard hesseman" Discussed on X96
"Gina barberry on Twitter or a speech this is radio from hell on X. ninety six yes strangers I'm guessing this is for the movie yeah I finally had to do a kiss and see a sex scene with no kessen yeah no explain everybody what's going on the the movies shows so here's what hair here's the the movie is called the white pool water universe acted by train Heris I figured out yesterday I figured out friends the whole philosophy of directing his deal yeah here's a principle Ossipee of directing he's so he he's trying to arrange a scene were sitting out in the middle of the desert last night out in delta Utah which is about forty five minutes ward went over there and you want the dell again the health and and he said okay now let me just think I won't think how this scene should look where you should be certain where it has to make where now would it make sense to this thing goes no all just put your want to hell it doesn't have to make sense but that's it there it is there it is the trend Heris philosophy of director when it comes right down to it hello doesn't happen makes sense Simone we know everyone but trend has directed see if you can find these movies are hard to find Ruben add very funny movie with Crispin Glover and Howard Hesseman Howard Hesseman and Mike she got she did and Karen black that there is an end and a cat and a dead cat and aid he's directed a really brilliant thing called the the beaver trilogy and plan ten from outer space it's my favorite and up he's put in the last movie he did the full bowling feature movie was planned and from outer space it's been a while it's been ten years ago I think easily and he that got accepted into the Sundance Film Festival and he he he stop so we started working on this project delightful water universe maybe two years ago or three years ago we filmed part of that almost two years ago and then shelved it because he couldn't figure out who the cast and couldn't he didn't have enough money to work on and then one day he called me up and said bill would you be interested in being one of my movies I I've been trying to figure out who the cast in this role it just dawned on me you'd be perfect or would you do it nice and short so I think that was last October did I start working for Christmas so you're playing a guy named vicious who is a very bad man it will only is not a very bad man he's just likes to sleep with waitresses and he's a reporter for a magazine that's kind of like Vanity Fair something called falcon magazine and he any like state any travels a lot because of that and then pretty much where every travels the yeah he gets lonely on the road he likes the bang cocktail waitresses all right now you've you've had filmed a sex scene that was kind of an oral sex scene because you weren't actually naked now and there wasn't actually any he was dancing there was very little option well there was some talk but then so but now the make out scene Saturday night had to film a scene with a woman that I don't know is it better that way well I.
"howard hesseman" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
"Was done by from nineteen seventy nine to eighty three was on channel two CBS Mary Tyler Moore productions did it and you had Howard Hesseman as Johnny fever was big this bout this radio station a lot of people got a radio about that time I really believe that that's what radio was like so go out there it's about so WKRP was his little radio station in a radio station in Cincinnati yeah they start off playing like funeral music and then they go rock and roll I'm a big thanksgiving promotion and the idea of the big thanksgiving promotion was that they were going to release these turkeys from a plane all over the city Cincinnati should everybody would get a Turkey that sounds like it is the turkeys out so so the same day news reporter les Nessman who's the guy in the picture he goes out the coverage now you've got you've got at the station you see like the remote as if they're on the boards the morning DJ John Dr Johnny fever play by Howard Hesseman leaders fly trap use the night personality there Gary sandy was the program director playing in the Travis and they're all there and less is out doing the remote dream and though I see that I see the plane is carrying a sign says happy thanksgiving W. all no they're throwing something's coming out the bugs all my god and these are throwing the Turkey and the Turkey is done all right this measure does it bounces all over the U. destroy in traffic and and then you're in a real turkeys like a line and if you like so that is going to an in that's been like all the humanity okay and the last line in the episode right and at the last line of the show is we Gordon job the station owner looks at the programs are just as god is my witness I thought turkeys could fly okay yeah you got a VCR no are you watching I will loan you a VCR chefs in Lakewood New Jersey what a one point five you remember that episode Jeff no I don't remember that at all my god you guys see the WKRP thanksgiving episode what's your Christmas episode I don't remember it we didn't always watch the show till Christmas but the Waltons well now I'm not that far member we always watch that every year like two hours wall as we get night that would get everybody to vote him about the walls every say goodnight and everybody said good night everybody health and then the show would end thanks for the call give your favorite TV Christmas episode news.