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Legendary New York newspaper columnist Pete Hamill dead at 85
"Richard, an icon of New York City journalism, has died during his long career. Pete Hamill wrote for The New York Post. The Daily News News day in the village voice and along with the late Jimmy Breslin was seen as one of the best City Street columnist of his time covering sports, politics and, of course, crime. Mrs Hammel, describing life in a newspaper city room during a CBS Sunday morning interview. Just last year, you would hear this great metallic roar. Headline. Left there a few curses. Hamel also wrote 10 novels, dozens of short story screenplays and even comic strips. A friend of Bobby Kennedy, he was covering Kennedy's run for the presidency. The night he was assassinated, and one is one of the four men who disarms her hands her hand after he pulled the trigger. Hammel's family says he fractured his hip in a full last weekend and passed from kidney and heart failure while in intensive care. Iconic journalist in Brooklyn native Peat Hamel was 85 years
Pete Hamill, legendary New York columnist, has died
"I have some sad news as well being informed that apparently legendary New York Post and Daily News columnist Pete Hammel has passed away. Unfortunately, at the age of 85 so he was a longtime editor. For the New York Post and a longtime columnist for the both The post and the News rush. You and I spoke with his brother, Dennis family, also a terrific columnist of mine. And, You know, people who know their history may remember this. But Pete Hamill was a pretty close friend of Robert Kennedy and Hammel helped persuade Robert Kennedy to run for president back in 1968. He worked on Kennedy's campaign. Then he covered it as a journalist, and he was one of four men who actually disarmed, sir. Hand, sir. Hand you know, removed his gun in the aftermath of that Kennedy assassination is a pretty good documentary series about that Kennedy assassination on Netflix. He's one of you know, when you talk about family you're talking about him and Jimmy Breslin. I mean those air, the legendary people. I'm saying Steve Dunleavy. I'm so sad about that, because he's really and you know, I gotta call Dennis the minute we get off the he Not only, though, would Bobby Kennedy, but he was quite The man on his earlier days dating Jackie Ah Onassis Onassis. Linda Ron's that Shirley Maclaine. I mean, he got around. I want you to know that. Well, see, we're even. We're mourning his death even more. If that's the case.
Adina Hoffman: Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures
"I'm Michael Silver Blah this bookworm arm and today I'm very pleased to have as my guest. Adina Hoffman the Dina has written a life of the great almost mind boggling screenwriter Ben. Hecht the book has the Subtitle Fighting Words moving pictures this Ben Hecht had his. Oh would you say finger in so many tries He starts out now having moved with his family to the mid West as soon as he graduates from high school. He realizes this is. The college is not for him and he high tails it to Chicago where he becomes a very well-known newspaper this paper Man Song well known that his adventures in the newspaper business but come perhaps the most is famous play ever to be written about newspapers that he wrote with Charles MacArthur. Yes called the front page. The the front page becomes his girl Friday with cary grant and Rosalind Russell and thereby hangs a tale every the time Ben Hecht turns around. There's a revision of something. He's done a new who've version of it by someone else that he in turn revise right even his own memoirs has multiple versions of what happened to him in his own life life. He's kind of astonishing. This came from the days when face at a writer wrote right. These were people who wrote all the time there's also literary life that Hecht has in Chicago and actually this was one of the fascinating things for me is where his kind of the big city You know newspaper world met the world of the Chicago Renaissance and a lot of the people who were in that newspaper world. People like Carl Sandberg. who was a really good friend of Heck's you know he was also a reporter and they were sort of Newspaperman by day and then by night they were writing their poems in their novels and Hecht was not only hanging around with people like Sherwood Anderson Jason and he was also publishing in the little review which is unbelievable magazine? Push some of the first chapters of James Joyce's ulysses and they felt. What was her name? Margaret Anderson Anderson felt that Ben Heck was every bit as much a member of of the little review says dream straight. And he's there on almost every single issue. He was a kind of a pet of hers. He was sort of in love with her. She was unfortunately Very distracted by high art and she was also a lesbian was not interested in in that way but she loved him and she published him. Ben Has a great fiction writer. I mean he was. He fancied himself self novelist But he was very devoted to that calling but at the same time that he was writing. These very heavy breathing stories for Margaret Anderson. He was also writing he. He was whipping off these commercials stories for Lincoln at the smart set. HMO MINKIN was one of his heroes. Mencken was a cynic cynic and a sophisticated and he had every bit of hostility toward the dumb aspects of American culture. He was trying to make America smart op. He wrote fascinating essays sason books on the American language as opposed to British. We don't get an American writer per se until until Mark Twain who's writing the Mississippi River. Talk that he learned when he was a boatman. Well by the time you've got the middle of the country Chicago you've got gangsters you've got prohibition you've got flappers you've got an American language wood jr that was invented here and Hecht loved. -actly yeah and I think for me. That was one of the wonderful things about spending time with him. I was reading. This book was spending time with his language. I mean whatever you WANNA say about. Whether his books are wonderful books or not so wonderful books he was a wonderful maker of sentences and paragraphs graphs and just terrific wit on top of it and he and Macarthur wrote the front page. which was kind of Valentine to that newspaper World of Chicago? You go where they've both been cub reporters you see. He comes in to the newspaper office. Writing these things. In Extreme Telegraphy Telegraphy as as you quote them right they are made of twenty three delight phrases. He's putting them together hurling them together and eventually he's going to have some fame as the newspaper Komo's rining calms every every day made up of just what he heard some Hobo say right or what some very wealthy people were saying in a casino no to be a writer then will start out as journalists. That's where Hemingway starts. He proposed this idea of. But this daily column that you've mentioned which would become known as a thousand and one afternoons in Chicago and they're kind of remarkable pieces they're just little snippets and there's a sense that the news is not just test the news of the grant headline it's also all these sort of marginal lives and people. You know the guy who runs the laundromat and the woman who works as a manicurist and has to fend off her lecherous clients. There's a way in which he's tossing this stuff off in a very casual way reading them daily. They're published on the back page of the newspaper next to the to the comic strips and he's not taking them too seriously or taking himself too seriously and there's so much better than the fiction into which he was pouring his all of his artistic ambition. That just is not the effective whereas these things that he was doing kind of on the fly as you say they're wonderful and they're incredibly generous and sympathetic. You feel him identifying with all of the city of Chicago In a way they kind of anticipate the work of later colonists people like beat Hamill and Jimmy Breslin. Who would become more famous in a way for doing doing that? who may also by now have been forgotten but act. was doing that early on. I'm talking to Adina Hoffman about. Don't her book Ben. Hecht its subtitle fighting. Words moving pictures and it's published in the Jewish writers series series published by Yale University. Press you mention that a lot of these people have been forgotten even people more recent Jonathan head so why Ben Hair. Well IT'S A. It's the question that I get all the time. And it's a good question and I mean basically at some level I feel like I've known Ben Hecht before before I knew Ben Hecht if you grow up watching American movies. He's his words are in your head even if you've never heard his name and so and I used to watch a lot of old movies as a kid but it was only when I became more conscious conscious and started to read about film history I actually worked as a film critic throughout most of the ninety s Then I was very aware of who Ben Hecht was and I I read his wonderful memoir child trial of the century. And I thought wow you know okay the movies he's known as you know. Pauline Kale called him the greatest American screenwriter Gianluca Dard said he invented eighty percent percent. Of what is used in Hollywood movies today called him a genius and all of that is true but the fact is that for heck the movies were really just a piece of it and in some ways they were actually may be one of the smaller pieces pieces of it in that memoir is full of all these other lives that we've just been talking about so I was first of all fascinated by that multiplicity of his the fact that he could contain multitudes dude but I also was drawn to heck in terms of his relationship to Jewish things. And here's a place where he basically an American Jew who claims not to have really paid much attention to the fact of his Jewishness until his consciousness was sort of raised by the Holocaust there. He's been in Chicago. He knows the woman. Editing the little review he knows call Sandberg. He knows Sherwood Anderson he moves to New York becomes friends with Herman Mankiewicz Herman Mankiewicz and also the roundtable tape Dorothy Parker and Benchley and S J Perelman and the Algonquin New Yorker Gang. He he moves to Los Angeles. He does what's so many do he has nothing but contempt damned for the people who started the motion picture industry. You say that you're interested in Hicks. Judaism with those were hits Jews. He didn't like them. There are a lot of Jews in heck's life he was actually born on the lower east side and he spent the first few years of his life. There and I don't actually think that that's Unimportant I mean. He grew up in Racine Wisconsin. which is this pastoral American American place etc but there is a way in which those tenements were in him in a very deep
How 'Broadway Joe' redefined the NFL
"Com. Hey history lovers. I'm Mike Rosen world with retro pod a show about the past rediscovered fifty years ago a few days before his team took the field as huge underdogs in the super bowl. New York jets quarterback Joe Nemeth known and then and forever as Broadway. Joe arrived at a Miami Hotel in a Turquoise Cadillac Nemeth known to sometimes show Eh Games. Still drunk from the previous evening's activities. was there to accept an award. The quarterback sat on the dais next to his companion for the evening. Mr Johnnie Walker wrote Mark Kriegel in his two thousand five biography when it was his turn to speak Namus said I'd like to personally thank all the single girls in New York for their contribution. This was pure Broadway Joe tipsy free willing amorous and so was the cockiness that emerged from his whiskey. Soft lips later the jets will win in Sunday and said `I garin teeth. I the colts win by a large score. Today I'm GonNa say Baltimore Colts by a score of thirty five to ten. I think New York to win forty one thirty one. Nemo's prediction wasn't just hockey. It was really New York over forty one called the his opponent. The the Baltimore Colts were seventeen point favorites nameless knees were beat up. The colts have the second most potent offense in football in the best defense. Some were predicting a blowout. They said that it couldn't be done. But it has been near. The Third Super Bowl could gets one sixteen to seven was named most valuable player. Performance wasn't all that stellar. He didn't even throw a touchdown. But in critical wrote the moment itself took Namus fame and pro football's popularity to different planet in fame's pecking checking order. Nemeth suddenly outrank Sinatra. The biographer wrote. Actually at that moment he outranked just about everybody who wasn't a beetle doc attendance around the NFL Sword Soda TV or ship particularly with the launch of Monday night football the following season. The League made sure that Nemeth in the jets played in that inaugural game he's going NBA. Joe Name. After George Sauer for the touchdown everyone wanted a piece of Nemeth especially reporters profiles of Nemeth for the nineteen seventies equivalent of Click Bait legendary columnist. Jimmy Breslin wrote a famous story about Nemeth For New York magazine entitled Nemeth All night long in it. He compared the quarterback hanging out at a bar to Babe Ruth hanging out at a bar. I saw ruth once when he came off the golf course and walked into the bar at the Old Bailey side course in queens president wrote in one shot. He swallowed the mixing Xing Glass Ice Chunks. And everything else. He slapped the mixing glass down instead. Give me another one of these things kid. The place went went nuts. It is the same thing when you stand at the bar with Joe Namath. Life went on like this for awhile not surprisingly Nemeth endured his fair share of busted relationships drunk driving charges bad business. The steals fading playing ability in then of course fading fame drinking was the biggest problem. Nemeth was an alcoholic alcoholic. He settled down in Nineteen eighty-four marrying Deborah. mays woman he met at a voice class with her insistence. Nemeth was able to quit drinking a few years later but after they divorced in two thousand Nemeth began heavily drinking again leading to one of the ugliest and most embarrassing moments of his life during a jets game in two thousand three Nemeth wearing his old number and obviously heavily intoxicated intoxicated was interviewed on the sideline by ESPN reporter. Suzy Kolber he answered one of her questions in a truly shocking way. What does it mean to you at now? Team is struggling kiss. I couldn't care less about the teams throttling Nemeth apologized and entered Rehab. Namus is seventy five years old. It's easier for him to look back now on that improbable win and understand and just how much it changed his life and sports forever. I think about it now. He recently told the New York Daily News. But at the time time I
"jimmy breslin" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Man who died trying to eat fifty eggs yeah I almost feel like we need a disclaimer here do not try this at home folks still to none yeah inspired by this crazy idea so these two friends soup hash get out of an unnamed friend there at a market in this village in India somewhere along the way argument erupts between them and it leads to your job of being back that he could not eat fifty eggs in one sitting yeah now I don't know how I'm gonna assume they don't write say in the coverage from India whether they're hard boiled eggs or raw eggs I'm guessing yeah way it's like and so you know he takes up the challenge that the the amount of money I know this probably goes a long way in any of twenty eight dollars American right was like this is wild you know so but you know if the money I'm short matches much as proving his friend wrong so as all eyes all guys who get into about like this yeah he sat down and he started starring down these eggs and as he says he's picking up the forty second dag miles he collapses and all the people watching you know they freak out and they grab him and bring him to a nearby hospital and he dies a few hours later and the dog died from over eating yeah so this is our life in it that strangest part was that this is really weird this had this incident mirrors a case from twenty twelve we're two friends got new an argument that each other that one of them could not eat fifty eggs and that person dies well that person died at three twenty eight I I don't know what would happen to my body if I attempted to eat that many eggs but I'm pretty sure they would hear a boom all the way down in Wichita either way so and I love the story that said that because because Dan dot com about the the fish with a human face on it that's really creepy right now people are loving that one I I I get that one up in the number one spot folks you gotta go the number one spot of the coast go stand website at the fish that looks like you have a human face I mean this is not here at the bring UP I couldn't tell whether it looked more like the incredible Mr limpet or Donatella Versace is one of the two but go take a look at because the because the dot com and you'll see what I mean all right thank you so much Tim always a pleasure your head and I can't do it and Jeff I I'm so excited to have you on thank you for making time for us Jeff peril is a journalist and he's been a a police crime reporter New York City he wrote this article on on Canute Rockne and I am pronouncing it right when I say when I pronounce it with the K. because that's how the Norwegians do it am I right or wrong okay yes because I lived in Minnesota and I used to hear that all the time was canoe tonight was the it seems weird but it you know it is the proper way now let me let me clear pure bio because I had heard a couple of different versions of how many years you were a kid a police crime reporter so tell us a little bit about your background because I don't have enough money and according and the thirty two year career journalist from Florida and worked in Florida for for about fifteen years and troubling pollution crime down there for the first week or group of them the daily in fort Lauderdale and then I moved to New York in two thousand and went to war and went to work for the Staten Island advance and arms carbon pollution pollution crime on the police report of those refer them for the first couple years and then they all sorts me over to federal court and that's when I began my world traveling and all sorts of Vermont trials and I was deeper and got deeply entrenched in through world that whole community there in New York City and your cover in their journals it was really really interesting I mean I I could rant for a better job yeah and I got there and I I I became best friends with Jimmy Breslin ago now Sonny guys like that yeah jurors to PC users will be the foremost mall brighter the gang right at the top yeah for tomorrow you know and right back in for sure so yeah I had a nickel for the ball for a for for a long time well I love that in you picked a great topic because I will say I think I thought I heard like every potential alternative historical narrative until I got the article from a a friend named Lynn Clark who sent this over to me from the university of Notre Dame alumni magazine did you write that piece for them or did they pick it up from another source no I will are you a bed bed bed rather to give a shout out to doctor in court for the most true and good and I know he's listening right now also I learned did the number three piece job what collaborator John to Davenport now I have been working on this book for I've been with him for added with gentle couple years and John spent fifteen years compiling all and you should too magazine articles and books and anything new well the one down there and John's been collaborating all has been compiling want these life from his old worlds for better part of fifteen years including and kill struggle photographs that we've also a painter cool John first wanted me asked me to help him finish our coffee table book on color black me with a rock beyond Rockne will was what this call came we had all these photographs remark ads in this will really really wonderful things that he was doing and then I was over all these memorabilia orgy is or just a gym Augustine of world number very shoppers kind of an institution or Notre Dame football number Beria and he pulled his head one any gave me the help all right hello surely this headline from the story from the Saban news times in nineteen thirty three that basically so you know a mark mobsters born Bora black these points yeah and back in are you I don't hold wildlings a battered for won't diet of course have been above above Indiana river from Indianapolis and grew up with Notre Dame for Paul and Mille Forstner Gladney starting then scored everything and and and the the question always always been kind of interested in the but never really got into it but I saw the headline on this will produce both tonight and I told journalists it we can surround whack news life with the story of this crash yeah and that took me under newspaper archives which I delved into about a hundred more than a hundred newspaper articles from the day from the on June third nineteen thirty three studied board said that it didn't take long role model and and but my biggest Monday the biggest source came to me for a mile and a gentleman named Jim Madigan out and bellows falls Vermont who was a distant cousin of former do follow Janet Reynolds who is the police the that was involved I'm gonna have you put it have you pause that right there so we don't run too far ahead of the story right because the to to circle back a little bit then it sounds like you like me despite feeling like I I thought I knew the story you two were surprised by something had even having grown up a Hoosier you'd never heard that piece of the the the puzzle either so that that tells me that at one time this has been a major headline it's been a you know this is been big you know conversation around the breakfast table for a period of time and then it just stops and this notion of whether or not it was a bomb and doesn't get any traction in it and again I think I think of all the alternative historical narratives that are out there I thought I had heard all of them and at the end I'm always delighted when something along the comes on new and it's not just this one narrative either there or were there really like two in the story and you've already hinted at the first one so I want to get to it in that order I want to talk about I want to talk about the first the the story of the first trial before we get to the the plane crash because I think that's the only way we could really get our head around okay how did this happen but we're coming up to the bottom of the hour break so the bear with me here I'm going to make this a little short give me one minute for people who don't know and there are people out there who don't they they've heard the name Canute Rockne but give me the one minute bio of why it why he was such an important player in the first part of the twentieth century yeah as a player in a football coach well he was the foremost Plainville affordable and people affected the Porsche perfected the former pastor of the poor little bit go strolling all there when he became when he became a coach on a nineteen eighteen he he fulfilled the passing system and the rich and he himself is responsible for the developed for the initial development of what we would call today the well we in the NFL here's here's operative system was invaded to the point where he developed a full shift the bill but the first open to vote no the ball ball one shift in the backfield shift to the point where they had to make a rule that says you can only have one chance to one dollar motion before some of the children this is a new restless so funny so offsets of Lee and defensively he was an innovator the and his his innovations are with us still and it's not he didn't invent as you point out he didn't invent the forward pass that with the rules already there but he isolated things that were already legal and then just exploited them.
"jimmy breslin" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"So this was the new Hollywood it was you guys were producing like guys like how Ashby and and and of course, as you starting out in rape Wilson. And all those cats down abates and Billy freaking. He's a hell of a teller. He's great. Yeah. Great filmmaker to rake guy. I just watched the French connection again still hold rate. Yeah. But like, I guess like in you did I didn't realize you did the original gambler. That was the tricky. Yeah. Yeah. Well, back in those guys. Yeah. Well, directed the original name mccahill rice. Oh, oh, yeah. Right. They went on he made some really really French attendants woman, French Luton's Meryl Streep, right, right? Yeah. But before that he had done a couple of the English working class kind of movies. And he was an interesting, man. He was married to a woman by name a Betsy Blair who is married to Gene Kelly at one time. No kidding. Yeah. I I've always liked the gambler the original one. I thought it was sometimes listen to the music. It's mollahs first symphony is is the primary source of music. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. But then like, I guess really that you know, everything changes, why member seem break. It's so funny because so many of these movies, I'm fifty five. So these were grown up movies when I was a kid and I remember seeing the posters for him. I remember I remember seeing breakout with my parents with. Yeah. With bronson. Sure. My dad likes Charles Bronson, right? Yeah. We did a couple of movies with him. Yeah. I mean, you you got an after it you kind of mentioned in one of the stories. That he kind of figured out how to be a little more charming and we'll funnier. Yeah. Well in breakout. He's yeah. And but I guess rocky really is the beginning of the shift in the business towards blockbuster movies. Right. Well at the block who was rocky. It was joy. Yeah. It was French connection. Yup. And certainly the godfather so all of them kind of came in in that period. You know, what was the story about the godfather about the gangster movie who've we in the book who was it? They couldn't do a gangster movie. What's you know? What happened? I know. Why? When I was doing the gang that couldn't shoot thrive. Meteoroid Jimmy breslin. Oh, yeah. And I was looking for a director. So I got a call from an agent said I have an idea for you. How how about Francis Ford Coppola, directing the gang that couldn't shoot him what he'd done up to that point? He had done Finian's rainbow. Yeah. And a couple of films like I said now why in a world would I hire Francis? Ford Coppola to do a gangster movie. And he said is doing my movie he did the God for the probably the greatest gangster movie made. You got to laugh about that. When did the relationship with the with Martin Scorsese begin? Because I mean, you did several you did, you know, New York New York. You did raging bull. You did goodfellas goodfellas. And now did wolf Wall Street. Right. Silence. And and the Irishman so how does that begin? 'cause you were working with the Niro with the I did the gang gang couldn't shoot straight. And what happened was I had seen mean streets in the New York Film festival. And I thought it was really terrific, and he and I had a coffee together and just chat, and he was a big fan of point blank. As a matter of fact in means streets. He uses the poster of point blank in a scene. Yeah. So I was very interested in him. Because I thought how do they even know about any blank? So we got together we had any drink. Anyway, we I we kind of got friendly very quickly. And then I got a call from his agent and said Monte had read in one of the trade papers that I was. Doing this big band musical called New York, New York, and he loved that era. Loved the music of it love the whole story about it. He loved the big MGM musicals made by Vincent Minnelli three grow with right. Yeah. And and he liked to talk to you about it. And then we talked and I was thrilled because I was talking about actually the Gene Kelly about their acting it..
"jimmy breslin" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Radio station, politics, and rock and roll changed everything. This is about the film WBZ, Ed and the American revolution. And tonight, our guest is the person who made that film Billington Stein. How do you do Bill? Good evening. How are you? I am great. I'm so thrilled to have you here. You you visited me some time back. Now, your film is done. And it is winning awards and is a big event on Saturday night, the twenty-seven, correct? Tell me about that Boston premiere of of the documentary, and it's the centerpiece spotlight. Film of the independent film festival of Boston at the Somerville theater at seven thirty this coming Saturday night. So you're gonna show the film, and you showed me a little bit before this spectacular. I love it the footage. You have early Boston his killer. What else goes on besides the airing of the film at the Somerville theater on Saturday? The twenty seventh is happens. You know, a lot with festivals. I will be there as director, but also many of the people from WBZ, and the original announcers and staff were in the film will be there. Antiquarians Robin, Robin young will be moderating discussion and will be there for half hour. Forty five minutes after the film dancer questions into. Talk about the history of WBZ n and it's it's ongoing impact. So Bill we have the luxury of time. So I get to ask you about things like your involvement with filmmaking. You have a long long history with filmmaking. Tell me about that. Sure. You know, my first love was radio. And I worked starting at the age of fourteen WBZ end I volunteering and then ended up on the air and then worked for ABC news for a number of years where he learned about putting a picture to sound and and then have been working on films. You know since then but get the gig at NBC news, ABC ABC news. I was recruited out of Columbia journalism with a woman named Amy and tell us who's now the head of documentaries for CNN who's had a spectacular career. The two of us were slept in twenty twenty just got on the air. And they were looking for some young journalism students who could help do research on investigative stories. So you're fourteen and you got the gig on listeners, and then you. I went through high school. And then I guess you went off to college about four years later right at Columbia. Why went to Brown and Columbia journalism Oakland graduate school was there for a year? And then ended up in av sea of about seven years. I continue from time to time finding clarification on something. I'll interrupt. Okay. So the the Columbia film school. Take it from there so journalism school, and I graduated went to work for ABC news, and then interestingly in the mid eighties at that point, the only place that you could really do television production where the networks the control rooms, and all of the things you needed to do fancy, you know, TV and video production were very expensive. And we're controlled by the networks, but by the mid eighties. The price of a lot of the equipment started to drop, and I ended up producing show for ABC television with Jimmy breslin the columnists called Jimmy breslin people, and we were producing it out of this sort of rundown building on the west side, which today, I think is where they produce the daily show in this little studio with just a lot of thrown together requirement, and it was the first time that you could actually go in and create your own video productions without going through a network. And so at that point, I got the starting my own company and doing my own. Productions was mid to late eighties and been doing it ever since what of the productions. We did a film called west forty-seven street that followed for people with serious mental illness over three years report of a program in New York that aired on PBS POV in one. The Atlanta film festival and was also verite no interviews and it really put a face on on. You know, I think homeless and some of them are chronically Quanta case of mental illness and showed the people can and do recover, you know, a lot of work for ABC news for Nightline for twenty twenty over the years. We've produced a public radio series called the infinite mind for about ten years on NPR stations looked at the mind and mental health sort of a broad range of stuff. But this was a story that this film was story. I wanted to tell for a long time. In fact, you know, fifty years ago when I was a P C N. I was already collecting tapes of things that seemed you know, like, they would be. Important or interesting some day. And and they were and they were. Now, bring it back to this film. What you showed me on your iphone there? And I appreciate that little preview. Paints a picture of context? It's important understands. You're going to understand this film nineteen sixty eight the year after the summer love sixty-seven took about a year for that. To get here. And it did. And it got here it landed on Boston common. Nineteen sixty eight Neil young lad of thirteen I believe you. And you're watching or listening to the news talked about these parasite infested youth on the common. And you said that sounds good to me I'm going down there. And you did tell me that story. So before the internet, you know, the way you found out what was going on in the world, particularly if you ten eleven twelve first and foremost was life magazine would arrive every week and on the cover would be some. So there was a series of articles in life magazine about the hippies the summer of love when what was going on in San Francisco, and all these bands. And but it was so far away in kind of abstracted and suddenly in the summer of sixty seven thirteen years old in Brookline. I turn on the TV, and is a urgent news report that the hippies who previously had largely been in San Francisco in New York had a ride. Live on the Boston common. And there they were and they had frisbees and folk guitar long hair. And and I I literally just got without telling my parents and got on the T and went to the communist see for myself, what was going on. And it was you know, like a carnival. It was it was amazing. But that's what really began in Boston. The, you know, I think the tension between the establishment and the counterculture, and and and it sort of grew from there. So when you got to the common how did that strike you? Did you say these are my people or we horrified. You know, I was I was struck by the fact that a lot of these kids were my age, and yet they were somehow just there and I actually sometime after that. I'm not sure how long after that. But I actually decided I was going to run away. Okay. And went to project place, which was a counseling center, but they also would they had housing for runaway kids. And I actually went there and spent the night to there, and I think the counselor after we found out called my mom and said, look, you know, what loan stay for night to he'll be coming home soon. But I met all of these kids who some of whom were fourteen fifteen sixteen years old who were just travelling the country without parents, and it was the beginning of this whole sort of youth revolution. So you felt something that I felt as well and need to get away. Yeah. What can you talk about that? Do you understand that? Because I really don't even yet understand it. But you've done a documentary based on that what what about this need to get away. Your parents are perfectly fine. I'm guessing it's it it might case. In in a lot of cases, it's something you have to get away from. But it's the prospect of something that is new and different. And I think the Boston tea party, which was this club where you could go in here the who with Rison role in cork opening for them for three dollars and light shows. In you know, I think that was just a whole new way of looking at the world that was youth oriented. It was new exciting. And I think it became a huge draw for young people, especially when when contrasted with what was at that point, the residual nineteen fifties America of variety shows and suits and ties. And so you felt an urgency to be part of this didn't quite know. How to do it felt like getting running away with step number one one window to it one doorway to it would be WBZ N? Yeah. I guess so how did you become aware of WBZ? And and talk about getting on the listener line because that's a key key step to do that B C N was was sort of ground zero in Boston. And a lot of ways. How did you? I hear about it. So I in the eighth grade. I had a teacher who decided she was going to take a bunch of us on a field trip. And we went to visit WBZ and Charles Lockwood era gave us a tour showed us the AP machine and these the record library, and it was just no I I grew up loving radio. And so actually being a radio station was amazing. But it just seemed impossibly cool just like an amazing place or ear- early impressions of Charles. And was he the same Charles? Then the is today just very self-assured and hip, and and you know, had a very clever way of describing things, and you know, we asked him questions, and he gave thoughtful answers, you know, and he was very impressive to a young kid. He was a very impressive figure when when I first met him. How did you actually get an a listener line? So that was the by the ninth grade, I was in an open classroom program in Newton and one day a week. We're all supposed to go off and get. A volunteer job. So some people went to, you know, a volunteer university or national guard, you know, a head, you know, offices, or so I had been listening to CNN, and I think I just called up and said is a possible to volunteer there. And they had just started the listener line, which was you know, as we talked about in the film B C N became such a central focus of people's lives that people would call the station when they had questions if they needed something and BC, and was very receptive. But it got to the point where people on the air. Couldn't do this shows because there were so many people calling and so they set up a a line where listeners told you can call with any questions you need a ride to New York yet lost your dog, whatever it is. And so I was fortunate. They just set it up and they needed people answer the phone and so. I started going on Wednesdays an answering the show line. And that's kind of Jacob of the time. And the vibe just it became you. Didn't just take requests. You're clearing house of information on lots of stuff like jug overdoses and band information. And where where can I get this? As you say can I get a ride? It was the Google of its time, and we pride ourselves something aim able if not to answer any question, they have a good answer about where people could call if we couldn't answer the question, but we match people up who needed rides. And and then I made I made a transition not long after that, Danny Schecter who became the news. Dissect the station, but was doing all the news by himself. A one day when I was finishing up handed me of Sony portable tape. Recorder audio recorder and said do me a favor. Take this recorder push this red button when you get they'll go up the street to the Boston police main headquarters on Berkeley street. There's a demonstration about the killing the murder of a Black Panther named. Fred Hampton and ask people. Why are you here, which of course, is the perfect question for a fourteen year old why are you here? And so I went and interviewed a lot of people came back. And then he said, well, listen through them and find the good ones, and suddenly I was starting to do news. And then one of the things that I did of fairly early on was to begin to to edit these kind of montage presentations, which would have music and comedy and Dixon talking about that a little bit became sort of a signature I need to break. Stick opinion that it's WBZ. You recognize my voice. Jay talking. News Radio ten thirty WBZ gets results for thousands of New England businesses. If you want to grow your business, listen to this..
"jimmy breslin" Discussed on The Church of What's Happening Now
"I still remember that that little window in New York. There was little wind known everybody want on methadone. They got worse for a while. But the this is. Seventy three to seventy seven when those guys were running things were really, and they were brilliant. I provide Miguel Pinero they all had that genius in that, Gino. It's like what's that movie bullets over Broadway, which has commentary? Yeah. He was brilliant in that will grading. He wasn't gangsta right begetting. And he was a poet he helped right? The he was given the inspiration for it. And you can't see a guy that's been a ride role as life. Ryan guys. Like this crazy a doing the same type of job because they have a voice and lived it. And if you could get that voice on the page in all, that's that's like you can't you know, you can't write that stuff. You can't find people even writers camera. They didn't they didn't experience it in. Oh, so you can bring that to the to the page. Forget it. You know what I mean? It's just like your shit. You do here and your Yuma. If you try to get it on the page for. Show. You gotta get as why you gotta be involved in it to get your voice there unless there's a guy that these guys are gone. There's nobody around like that anymore that New York you're talking about. I was watching this thing recently on Jimmy breslin and Pete Hamill about New York and New York papers. And it was fantastic. When we grew up the news the post Jimmy breslin was a star. He's has was started with journalists. But they work their way up from copy. Boy, they were fucking didn't go to didn't even graduate high school. You know, and they became superstars, but they would just reporters, but they had a voice and a voice they will real they will report, but they would also they would tell stories New York stories, the paper, the new York Daily News, the New York Post. It was it was great to get the pay. Now at businesses gone. It's going to watch his documentary. I appears to have a together. Daily lose at the habit on the arm. What I would have roll roll. All would AFL and coffee with coffee our nose days. I was a coconut candy or you who talked about that? But that's genius. That was your that was the top of your day. Lino? You have you ever had a butter role in New York? I don't think. Okay. One day when you go to New York open your eyes. You gotta I'm on kid, but you have fucking have a butter roll reggae. You gotta go like Mabel neighborhood deli. Dallying? We'll roll is because I've had. Roll roll fresh New York. He knows a different in fucking. You can't get a butter roll out here gonna butter room. Now fucking way you get a butter roll out here. Okay. I'm so sorry. No. It's not your phone. I'm not mad at you. You know, it's it's a different. It was a different plan which to to have a newspaper leaarm to get subway. And have the thirty minutes to fuck him read, the New York Post or story about somebody who got arrested in the Bronx. You know, then you look at what number came out. And then you'd read the fucking sports section Blau always knew I was always daily news guy because they gave me numbers me post made their own line. So that's why there's always a little more cheesy yet post was cheesy. How isn't daily news time uses guy? Like, you see it. Now. Everybody got fired. It's like ten pages. There's nobody there. So it's it's a shame. They want to fifty for it at the apple. I shoplifted. Every time. I go back someone I take right from that. The new York Daily News there by they want four fifty foot. I picked it up. I pick it up folded up put on the my on and pay for the water. That's good. I am say looks like what did you get that pay you justify at the house? Yeah..
"jimmy breslin" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Eighties. Was just another luxury and Trump stood naked revealed as the spokesman for that tiny minority of Americans who lead well defended lives. Forget poverty and its causes to get the degradation and squalor of millions fry them into passivity that was Pete Hamill writing after more than a decade in prison. The guys were afraid when another man confessed to the crime and the DNA matched breslin took up. The cause for someone else who came unjustly in the glare of publicity and rush to judgment rookie NYPD cop named Sabella Borjas. Tell me that story. A woman cop named spell Borjas is fired from the New York police department because before she was a cop. She had posed nude for a magazine called beaver, which is Jimmy later wrote is a magazine men read with one hand. So she was fired, and she was just pilloried in the press and Jimmy took up her cause and said, you know, why should she be fired for something that she did before she was on the force. And why isn't the police union representing her? That's what they're supposed to do. The police department should have been proud of the pictures says they pulled that at least one member of the forces a marvelous physical condition the police union then takes out full page ads attacking Jimmy breslin. But eventually is Collins are so persuasive that a court reinstates her and they saw their job is sticking up for the. Ordinary guy and woman who is often neglected by the news media. And so even though they were these larger than life characters, and they certainly knew every celebrity in the world, and they covered big stories with major Stoorikhel figures their bread and butter was more writing about people who just needed a hand. We're talked about them being a breed apart. What that meant literally was that they typically do not follow the herd of other journalists there pros was spectacular. But the angles they came up with were equally profound. When JFK was shot. Breslin followed the story to Dallas like hundreds of other reporters, but he came up with an angle that makes your heart. Skip a beat it covered the assassination through the eyes of the ER doctor, and then a few days later, he covers the Arlington cemetery burial of the dead. President from the perspective of the grave digger Bali. Could you please be by eleven o'clock this morning.
"jimmy breslin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"He was just another luxury and Trump stood naked revealed as the spokesman for that tiny minority of Americans who lead well defended lives. Forget poverty and its causes to get the degradation. Squalor of millions fry them into. That was Pete Hamill writing after more than a decade in prison. The guys were freed when another man confessed to the crime and the DNA matched breslin took up. The cause for someone else who came unjustly in the glare of publicity and rush to judgment, a rookie NYPD cop named Sabella Borjas. Tell me that story. A woman cop named spell Borjas is fired from the New York police department because before she was a cop. She had posed nude for a magazine called beaver, which is Jimmy later wrote is a magazine men read with one hand. So she was fired, and she was just pilloried in the press and Jimmy took up her cause and said, you know, why should she be fired for something that she did before she was on the force. And why isn't the police union representing her? That's what they're supposed to do. The police departments should have been proud of the pictures says they proved that at least one member of the force is a marvellous physical condition. The police union then takes out full page ads attacking Jimmy breslin, but eventually is columns are so persuasive that a court reinstates her and they saw their job is sticking up for the ordinary guy and woman who is often neglected by the news media. And so even though they were these larger than life characters, and they certainly knew every celebrity in the world, and they covered big stories with major Stoorikhel figures their bread and butter was more writing about people who just needed a hand. We're talked about them being a breed apart. What that meant literally was that they typically did not follow the herd of other journalists there pros was spectacular. But the angles they came up with were equally profound. When JFK was shot. Breslin followed the story to Dallas like. Hundreds of other reporters, but he came up with an angle that makes your heart. Skip a beat it covered the assassination through the eyes of the ER doctor, and then a few days later, he covers the Arlington cemetery burial of the dead president from the perspective of the grave digger. They could you please be by eleven o'clock this morning Kowalczyk,.
"jimmy breslin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Eighties. He was just another luxury and Trump stood naked revealed as the spokesman for that tiny minority of Americans who lead well defended lives, forget, poverty and its causes. Forget the degradation in squalor of millions fry them into passivity that was Pete Hamill writing after more than a decade in prison. The guys were freed when another man confessed to the crime and the DNA matched breslin took up. The cause for someone else who came unjustly in the glare of publicity and rush to judgment, a rookie NYPD cop named Sabella Borjas. Tell me that story. A woman cop named Bela Borjas is fired from the New York police department because before she was a cop. She had posed nude for. Magazine called beaver which is Jimmy later wrote is a magazine men read with one hand. So she was fired, and she was just pilloried in the press and Jimmy took up her cause and said, you know, why should she be fired for something that she did before she was on the force. And why isn't the police union representing our that's what they're supposed to do? The police departments should have been proud of the pictures says they pulled that at least one member of the force is a marvelous physical condition the police union, then takes out full page ads attacking Jimmy breslin, but eventually is columns are so persuasive that a court reinstates her and they saw their job is sticking up for the ordinary guy and woman who is often neglected by the news media. And so even though they were these larger than life characters, and they certainly knew. Every celebrity in the world, and they covered big stories with major Stoorikhel figures their bread and butter was more writing about people who just needed a hand. We're talked about them being a breed apart. What that meant literally was that they typically did not follow the herd of other journalists. They're pros was spectacular. But the angles they came up with were equally profound. When JFK was shot. Breslin followed the story to Dallas like hundreds of other reporters, but he came up with an angle that makes your heart. Skip a beat it covered the assassination through the eyes of the ER doctor, and then a few days later, he covers the Arlington cemetery burial of the dead president from the perspective of the grave digger Bali. Could you please be by eleven o'clock this morning.
"jimmy breslin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Eighties. He was just another luxury and Trump stood naked revealed as the spokesman for that tiny minority of Americans who lead well defended lives. Forget poverty and its causes to get the degradation. Squalor of millions fry them into. That was Pete Hamill writing after more than a decade in prison. The guys were freed when another man confessed to the crime and the DNA matched breslin took up. The cause for someone else who came unjustly in the glare of publicity and rush to judgment, a rookie NYPD cop named Sabella Borjas. Tell me that story. A woman cop named Bella Borjas is fired from the New York police department because before she was a cop. She had posed nude for a magazine called beaver, which is Jimmy later wrote is a magazine men read with one hand. So she was fired, and she was just pilloried in the press and Jimmy took up her cause and said, you know, why should she be fired for something that she did before she was on the force. So why isn't the police union representing her? That's what they're supposed to do. The police department should have been proud of the pictures says they pulled that at least one member of the force is a marvelous physical condition. The police union then takes out full page ads attacking Jimmy breslin, but eventually is columns are so persuasive that a court reinstates her and they saw their job is sticking up for the ordinary guy and woman who is often neglected by the news media. And so even though they were these larger than life characters, and they certainly knew every celebrity in the world, and they covered big stories with major Stoorikhel figures their bread and butter was more writing about people who just needed a hand. We're talked about them being a breed apart. What that meant literally was that they typically did not follow the herd of other journalists there pros was spectacular. But the angles they came up with were equally profound. When JFK was shot. Breslin followed the story to Dallas like. Hundreds of other reporters, but he came up with an angle that makes your heart. Skippy e covered the assassination through the eyes of the ER doctor, and then a few days later, he covers the Arlington cemetery burial of the dead president from the perspective of the grave digger. Could you please be here by eleven o'clock this morning Kowalczyk.
"jimmy breslin" Discussed on Skullduggery
"All right talk about this terrific movie about Jimmy breslin. And Pete Hamill deadline artists is the title. It's called breslin and Hamill deadline. Okay. All right. Write it down, folks. January twenty eighth on HBO. How did you come to make this movie? So. More than three years ago. I had been out of touch with Jimmy breslin for while. I had known him at met him in the eighties in in the movie at one point I count. How when I was Newsweek's media critic, and I was writing a sort of tough piece about breslin my phone rings at Newsweek on deadline, and I pick up the phone and all I hear it's alter you. Fuck with me. I'll fuck you. Good because I'm the fucking John Gotti of journalism never fucking forgetting he slams kind of a memorable, you know, -cation for a young reporter. So and then after after that, we became friends because you like the fact that I was standing up to him a little bit. And and she thousand fifteen I hadn't talked to him in a couple of years. Maybe three years I ran into his stepdaughter. She said that he was a link probably wasn't going to be alive that much longer. I says anybody just gone around with a camera to get the great stories about the old days, and he's people have trot. She said people have tried, but they haven't really gotten it done. So I got together with a couple of friends who. Steve McCarthy or done a bunch of pieces for NBC news with and John block who was a former dateline producer. And we just without really knowing where it was going to go. We just took a camera over to Jimmy's apartment, and we picked up Pete ham because we thought it would sort of enrich the thing to have Pete who's a wonderful talker and a good friend of Jimmy's, but very different style. More of a kind of soulful poet someone I saw some that they referred to Hamel as poet and breslin has a howitzer. Yep. Yeah. That was good. That was one of the very nice reviews in pieces about this this film. So we just started talking to them. And then it turned out that pretty much everybody that we wanted to interview really well known people like Robert deniro, Spike Lee, Gloria Steinem, Shirley MacLaine who had been Pete's girlfriend when he was simultaneously going out with Jack, Jack. That was interesting, and they all were willing to talk and because Brislin and Hamill had cut such a wide swath through American journalism. The only people wouldn't talk were son of Sam, David Berkowitz. Who wrote me a polite letter declining realize or Hanser, and they were the only ones everybody else talked after a while we realized and we sort of have something interesting here. There was a huge amount of archival. Material footage is fabulous. The most dangerous place to be was between Jimmy president a camera for thirty years in New York. So then I took it to Richard player, the president of HBO, and he just bought it on the spotty. He loved it from from the beginning. We've got a clip there's so many great stories in this documentary stories about the columns these guys did, but my favorite is one in this clip, which is right after the assassination of John Kennedy. And I believe we have clicked Bali could you please be by eleven o'clock this. One Kowalczyk asked. I guess you know, what it's for polit that he hung up the phone finished. But I and left his apartment so he could spend Sunday digging a grave for John Fitzgerald Kennedy. That is the voice of Jimmy breslin talking actually not the worst because because Brislin had died, but you had actually Michael responding to the T. He played Tony soprano's father on the flashback episodes of the sopranos. Deuce voices..
"jimmy breslin" Discussed on 710 WOR
"One one dot com. Roger friedman. How you doing? I'm good, Mark. Good morning. How are you? Good. So we got word Alec Baldwin is left court. He's pled guilty to some little thing not really a crime. It'll be expunged was and goes to anger management class. How do you think you'll do there? He has definitely has Agra management problems. He tweeted this more just a little bit ago that this was not a big deal, whatever happened, and that are man was really punched the other day and died so because nobody died here is should we should just forget about it. But you know, this guy he's. It's not the first shooter problem anger problem. He can't stop himself. I don't know why you'd think it would mellow with age a little bit. But he's got to get it under control. His first instinct is to take a swipe at someone, but you've seen the biggest celebrities walk out of an event thousand paparazzi almost crush them. But they don't get mad. What what is it with him that he just he does and Sean Penn and there's a few others who just get angry right away. And I don't know why I was just on the red carpet a to events in LA at the Golden Globes, the critics choice award, and you know, nine tenths of the actors are so polite and pleasant and deal with it with a sense of humor and don't get excited. But you know, Alex problem was that someone was parking spot that he thought was down the street from where I live actually, and I can tell you you do get riled up. When you feel like the spot was yours if somebody suddenly takes so. New York thing you can't save a parking spot. If you have a car you park, if you don't have a car there at the moment, it's not your spot. It would definitely make you angry. Well, people put they say, a friend. You've to miss a friend will stand on the spot or they'll have a cone there count. It's not valid. You can't do that. Well, did you see Seinfeld? You know, George without a problem with that where he was backing into a spot at a guy was coming forward into the spot, and it led to a lot of bad things. So that's a very New York problem. But if you allow that that means billionaires could just hire a guy or a bunch of guys to stand in the spot and hold it forever. It would always be there spot right in front of their building. I think the beer question why he was parking on the street in the first place. I mean, we have a very nice garage at the corner he could've parked there. And if he has a car and he lives there. I su-. He's got us space a monthly space in the garage. Yes. I would have suicide too. So I don't know why he was I don't know what the uproar was. But it's over. And I don't know what can the guy can be alleged to punch guy sue him now or something. Oh, sure. Yeah. Yeah. It's a lower standard in the civil court. So Alex on the match game tonight on ABC God. God. I still like this guy anymore. Well, he does a lot of good things to he's been a lot of money to a lot of New York charities arts institutions, and he has done a lot of good things. So we have to balance, right? Except for the hitting people pretty good. Yeah. Yeah. You know, you hit the couple of people did, you know them. No, no. But in the recording of him threatening to beat up his daughter. I didn't like that one. Or I wasn't trying to beat her up. He called her assault. Let's rude little pig. Well, he did say when I get there and get a hold of you. But they've mended their ways they mended their relationship. So it's all right now. Now, what did you think Roger Freeman of the Oscar nominations the Oscar nominations had a lot of surprises for one thing. There was a documentary called won't you be my neighbor about mister Rogers that was a huge hit and at one every other award season. And we certainly thought it was going to be nominated for best documentary. And the fact that it wasn't as kind of that was a big surprise a lot of actors like Emily blunt in Mary Poppins and a quiet place. Everyone thought that she would nominee for best actress. Yeah, that spot went to you'll eat Saporito whose the Mexican actress from Roma who's really not a professional actress that was her first ever job. But she's so brilliant in the movie that she wanted to taking that spot. So that was a big surprise. Yeah. You're right. Lot of surprises there and. And the the in the supporting actress marina, I can't remember her last name also who is in in Roma was nominated for best supporting actress, she did no campaigning. Should there was not a single article written about her? She did nothing to get that accepted that people just loved her in the movie, which is very unusual. Now were you surprised that God he didn't get nominated for best picture Gotti has been nominated for several Razzie awards. That's the bad award. Right. That's the bad word. That's the worst movie of the year, John Travolta and Kelly Preston were nominated for best worst, actor we're supporting actress in a movie, I think they'll win. I was there you were there for that premier. It was terrible. It was not a terrible movie sloppy all over the place movie. But his acting was pretty good. I thought no John Travolta just acts with his chin. Now. That's he just checked out his chin for whatever the up the one. The good thing about John Travolta is I see that on Instagram. He's decided to go bald. Finally, you know, he's worn these wigs for years. The craziest looking wings is one. Big one is one of makes it look like Eddie Munster. Man. He's finally decided to just go bald and say the heck with it. And I I think that's a good idea. Yeah. But he's kind of a crazy guy. You know, that you know, he's a pilot, but he lives in a house where he's got a runway like right up to his door. You've seen. I haven't seen that. But he's also a scientologist as a scientologist, and he's very creepy. And he, but he lives in some kind of gated community where people fly their own plane and the runway literally like he could walk out his house into his plane and take off he's got like three runways planes. You wanna plane taking off an inch from your windows. Well, not in Manhattan. No, nuts employees. But the thing is it doesn't live in New York, Florida and these places like Colorado. We're open spaces you can do things like this. You can have planes and helicopters landing at your front door. But we can't do that. And we're very happy not having to do that. I wouldn't want to runways right in front of my house, and I wouldn't want jet plane blowing exhaust into my house all the time. Hey, the sopranos. This is interesting. They're going to do the the prequel. And they've it'll be about the sopranos as young kids. They've hired James Gandolfini son to play him as a young guy. That's pretty good. I know this kid, I know this kid, I've known her since a little boy is a great kid, and he was with his father when he died in Italy issue number and he's grown up, and he's been taking acting lessons and working on it. And he's very good just like his father, and it's sort of a neat thing that he's gonna play young Tony soprano. But you know, in the movie, it's not gonna be he's gonna be minor character because the main characters are the people that we knew from the sopranos like Tony's mother junior and Christopher's father, those people are going to be in their thirties. Forties, and they're going to be the main characters in the movies and. It's going to be very good. I think. Taste has a great idea for he has a great idea. And I'm sure he'll make it. Great. But I I never liked. He did the flashbacks to Johnny soprano and uncle uncle junior's, a young guy didn't look that. Great. Hello. On the TV show. Maybe they you know, they did the best they could. But this is going to be a movie, not a TV show, and and Allesandra Nevada who's a terrific actor is gonna play Christopher's father Dickie mall Asante, and he's gonna be he's he's the main guy movie. Okay. He's going to be excellent. And I think they cast. They announced the other day who the cast someone to play the Nancy Marchand character. Tony's father Tony's mother as a young woman. And it sounds very promising. This'll be this'll be great Roger freedoms, by the way. Yeah. You would have liked this last night. I went to an HBO screening last night of a movie that's gonna start playing on January twenty eight it's a documentary about Jimmy breslin, and Pete Hamill, and it's called deadline heroes. It's a fabulous documentary about these two great New York journalists and everyone in New York has to watch this movie when it debuts on January twenty twentieth. Just wonderful wonderful clips of Jimmy breslin over the years and Pete Hamill and interviewed before Jimmy dye. They were interviewed together. And it was just great a lot of great old time reporters and journalists showed up last night for the premiere, and it was it was just a lot of fun. Well, that sounds great. You Pete ham. Of course, still with us. We lost Jimmy breslin Peter still with us. He's ailing, but we wish him the best because we you and I knew him from Elaine, and he's such a great guy such a wreck on tour, and he's he's really a movie star even Jimmy breslin center. He's. Not even he's more of a movie star than attornal. But he was the editor at one time the post and the daily news, and he wrote one of the great books on Frank Sinatra called white Sinatra matters. That's right and another Sinatra writer last night gay talese was at the screening another great legendary writer in New York. So it's that's a wonderful film on January twenty eighth and HBO. Right. Everybody watched. Roger Friedman's website is showbiz four one one. Check it out Roger Friedman. Thanks for being with us. Thank you, take care or on the web page. Some great stuff up there watch this. This is a few years ago. This is Donald Trump one day. He went to work as a waiter at a bellboy at his own hotel. Amazing video. Hey, also, what's the most expensive hotel room in New York City? Take a look top the webpage. Go to seven ten W O, R dot com slash Mark. Media.
"jimmy breslin" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"News time eleven thirty four. Columbus, ohio. Police department has released bodycam video of officer Peter Casseus CEO on a job well done. He was called to investigate a call of two young boys with a gun. Well, it turned out to be an eleven and thirteen year old with a BB gun, and he gave it to them straight about. What could have happened eleven year old thirteen year old do I honestly look like type of you that wants to shoot anybody. Do. I look like somebody. Took the eleven year old home and spoke with his mom. She concurred that the cop could've killed him. Both boys apologize. The video has gone viral. There has been a deadly attack at a university in Crimea. At least eighteen people are dead and over forty injured following a bomb and shooting attack at a college in Crimea occurred at a polytechnic college in the Black Sea city of Kerch authorities initially treated this as a terror attack. But it now seems to be a school shooting rampage Crimea's regional leaders said on state television that the suspected attacker was a twenty two year old student at the college, and that he's killed himself school shootings restrict rare in Russia, and this would be one of the worst ever hear correspondent Patrick reveal reporting from Moscow Jimmy breslin, the late newspaper journalist and columnist was honored today. The city renamed the area of forty second street between second and third avenues as Jimmy breslin way. Breslin had worked for the daily news. The New York Herald Tribune, and Newsday he was known for fiercely defending the little guy and taking. On politicians are own. Juliet Papa was among the speakers. At today's ceremony. Fresno died last year, he was eighty eight the combined Powerball mega millions jackpots are now more than one point two billion dollars. There was no winning ticket and last night's mega millions. Here's correspondent Dave Packer across America with mega mega millions of tickets sold. But no jackpot winner last night when the mega millions drawing was worth six hundred sixty seven million dollars at the time that was the largest in the game's history those numbers three forty five forty nine sixty one and sixty nine the mega ball was nine so Fridays. Mega millions will. Now be worth at least eight hundred sixty eight million dollars. That's the second largest lottery jackpot in US history. Can't wait that long you. Try tonight's Powerball jackpot at least three hundred forty five million dollars. Powerball drawing is at eleven tonight. Ten ten wins will have those winning numbers and good luck. Fifty degrees. Mostly sunny skies going up to sixty two. Midtown wins. News time eleven thirty six. The numbers are in for the Connors ten ten wins at. What if every time you went out you could cash in now with the Capital One saver card earn four percent cashback on dining and entertainment like celebrating every.
"jimmy breslin" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Lose, even more money well that's not, very, nice That's. Not a very confident that does not have very complementary few. Paragraphs there from Andrew marchant what the hell have you ever done Marsh Anthony get at what the. Hell, have you ever done These sports writers they bothered the hell out of me. Sometimes not. Really do they well it's it's the whole lot of them weasels weasels I keep telling you the New York media landscape, has changed over the years. In the? Worst kinds of ways it's? Amazing whereas Jimmy breslin when I need them and Jimmy breslin saw the. World completely, different from the way? I saw the world but I loved Jimmy breslin where's that Koch when I need what David. Is a real New York Magar wh-? Where's, dick Dickey on worse Phil pappy where are these guys Where's Peter Vesey Harvey. Arun Dave. Anderson and at times They're gone Not. Around anymore been replaced by people like. Andrew Marchand And a lot of these mealy mouth there's who've turned New York sports media into Atlanta who've turned New York sports media, into Nashville, who turned New York sports media. Into Birmingham or Cincinnati or worse Portland It's amazing these. Guys they don't they don't hit they. Don't have maybe that's my maybe that's my problem maybe I hit too hard I'm like I'm like an NFL defensive player it's legal it's, clean but, it's too hard That's why flags. For on on me I'm too hard, I, hit, too hard I hit, you direct. I don't beat. Around the Bush, I cut through, the. Quarter go right. At it meet it head. On whatever, it is I'm talking about I. Got to. Learn to, become softer gentler kinder I gotta fit in gotta get along go along go. Along to get along that's what I, gotta, do Like to know what the what the hell Andrew, Johns ever done though he continues. To. Borrow. His phraseology only a fool would sign up for. This deal but make no. Mistake about. It francesa. Thanks you are out there. Who he thinks Worrell fools He decided on this Bryce Marchand right sources told the post no one else not even Entercom fans parent company or see a which are minority partners had to say francesa did not return a, text seeking come why would he. Said. They. We're trying to text seeking comment from you marchant In comparison Marchand right Sirius XM, goes for around thirteen dollars a month and includes Howard Stern exclusively play by all. The music you can never? Want plus Chris Russo and medal radio don't forget According to sources says, the Marchand, column Fridays rollout is the first of potentially two phases, of the app. Phase one features just francesa though he's not really offering that much the video is of his free radio. Show, for, example is. Kind of. A nothing burger simulcasts work on television not on mobile you have time to stare a Francis on a phone or an ipad for nearly twenty hours a week well. Yes of course people. Do people have no life these, days Marchand They have no life Everybody's. On a damn phone it's all the people do is stare. At their damn phone have you been to? A major league baseball you've been to professional, sporting, event, these days Andrew marshawn that's all people are doing a staring. At their, damn phones their drones people have turned that the zombies, with these damn phones. They tethered to them They might as well have them surgically grafted into, their into their hand Francesa also, promising to break in on the, app after something happens like for instance the urban Meyer fiasco on Wednesday most of us can wait to hear his opinions because it. Isn't nineteen Ninety-four anymore and takes her everywhere at sixty. Four off retirement francesa really wants.
"jimmy breslin" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"With their nato often and that kind of stuff by what they have spent one hundred fifty one million dollars and sandy alderson and the offseason i'm look what what he's he's gotten you know for for the money he spent on him though as well because you know he thought that jay bruce is going to have the same productive season last year with thirty six home runs he's giving them nothing three home runs so that's bad money spent that's manage money but is a quality players no big leaguers or are they special talents we talked about area they decided to go get vargas and swore zach we talked about move stock is then get him we talked about luke roy take about solidarity talked about all that they could have got that it's the market came back and thinking about some of the guys over the years that they've made a major priority right out of the gate we gotta go get anthony swartz zach day one we gotta go get michael give up a day one it played one season and then retired you can't even trace glass organization on the way out said they took care of him you know it's funny when you have older callers who call in who were there from the very first season of the mets i was thinking about that last night watching the vegas golden knights play in the stanley cup final and think about the first year the mets the worst year so bad they are writing books about how bad it was twenty losses and nobody here play this game right jimmy breslin and meanwhile the vegas golden knights out there was some woman putting her youknowwhat against the glass was thinking man if the mets fans and sixty two could have seen this i mean i know they lost obviously the capitals but just the fact that they were even in the stanley cup finals they got women flashing it's like amazing big about the panthers you'd think about the jaguars teams that have been successful spanking teams the can't take care to break eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six let's continue on the phones in moments gary cohen will join us in just a little bit as well to preview the series beginning to night what are we got we got windows you guys know they can be beautiful it can be functional and sometimes complex let the.
"jimmy breslin" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Eagles have done over the last year in manitoba efforts and social justice because you know the eagles are such a classy organization and say what you will about the nfl but the individual players on the eagles many of them are fighting for social justice many of them are giving back to the community raising money doing things for charity donald trump could have learned so much from these people and you know instead he turned them away because you know he's he's a very he's a very small man he's like he's like what jimmy breslin said about giuliani you know a small man in search of a balcony and you know that that that does that side of donald trump has been totally exposed by this but just one thing i'll say politically and people haven't thought much about this but you know trump only one pennsylvania in two thousand sixteen by about sixty nine thousand votes and he you know he got a decent number of votes in the suburbs outside of philadelphia where the eagles are just worshipped and and you know on top of everything else that's dumb about this it's a very dumb move politically you know people people in in philadelphia i mean trump was not popular in philadelphia to begin with but he's even managed to eight people even more with this petty smallminded move of his interesting that you wrote i nearly quit watching the nfl the humanity of malcolm jenkins and chris long brought me back i mean you might as easily see them walking the halls of the state legislature lobbying around issues of criminal justice and prison reform will bind doing that they've been going to prisons they're great guys yeah i want to thank you for being with us we'll bunches longtime columnist for the philadelphia daily news his latest column the week trump went full dictator and no one tried to stop this is democracy now when we come back we go to the border some rare video inside a courtroom what's happening to children hundreds of them is it thousands of them taken away from their parents by the trump administration stay with us.
"jimmy breslin" Discussed on The Canon
"So vigneault is maybe you know honestly i don't recall whether so no i don't i don't know that alison i think most of this is alison i i don't think they will i don't remember a lot of improvisation going on when you're making this film are you picturing this by the way if i may interrupt interject as they say so vino starred in another alison movie called slow dancing in the big city where he plays the romantic lead and that's a pretty interest that's a very good movie about ballet and i'm in that one too but it's a it didn't do too well do ballet no he plays jimmy breslin basically the reporter he plays a kind of a raincoat dirty raincoat harddrinking like jimmy breslin it was paid the part was based on jimmy prison you're younger making this movie are you imagine that you're making a movie that do did you call it rebellious did you consider it to be like thumbing your nose at hollywood what we picturing this film is being again i was only production manager and of their because alison i tend to fight alison as being very talented and that was my film school joe cry uncle saturday night fever and slow dancing the big city those the only jobs i ever had in my life but that was my film school really and whilst we work organizing trauma in nineteen seventy four i would take jobs on on rocky and worked on that one too and and movies like slow dancing and that was about it that was it really my film school those alison movies.
"jimmy breslin" Discussed on Skullduggery
"I'm michael isikoff chief investigative correspondent for yahoo news and i'm dan clyde been editor in chief of yahoo news you know dan some many years ago the fame journalist jimmy breslin wrote a book called the gang that can't shoot straight and you wonder whether that wouldn't be a great title for the story of the trump white house right now especially after this nikki haley fiasco the other day what i love about it is lawrence kudlow a white house official went out there and said that nikki haley had a momentary confusion and to which she responded acidly i don't get confused really what the story is here other than trump's kind of continued love affair with with russia and the putin regime is that this white house was terribly fused and you know completely botched the rollout of this policy and so it is the gang the can't shoot straight i mean there's always that question when when you know things look you look like like the scandal or or you know improprieties is it incompetence or or is it malfeasance and and skulduggery and you know who knows it may be all of those things well we're going to talk about all that with ambassador daniel freed was in charge of sanctions policy for many years but before we get to that we got to go over just a couple of big developments this week jim komi and his and his big book longawaited and his media blitzkrieg going on.
"jimmy breslin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"And police reject the they questioned his reporting and how do you how did he respond yet so he went to the lot and he saw these these alcoholics and addicts you know and these empty cans of paint thinner that they'd been mixing with juice and and he came back and did a report about how this is a public safety issue and and the director of public safety and the town and the police department denied it and they said come on and this is overblown it isn't that bad and so he went back the next day and collected all of the empty cans and in the initial report he had said there were seventy five cans and the and the public safety director said there's no way there's that many is over blowing it he's exaggerating he went back and collected all of them in fact there were seventy six and they stack them up on the front on the news desk table and took a photo and ended up on the front page of the paper and with the headline count them jim this this guy is he's speaks to my heart but he couldn't keep a job well exactly he was also totally unmanageable is the bottom line he refused to be edited basically he you know he felt that he was doing a kind of reporting that with singular to him it was a unique style he hated himself after guys like jimmy breslin here in new york but but he felt that he had a different approach in a different beat that he was on and so he thought i'm doing my own thing and that shouldn't be sort of neutered by an editorial department you know and so he worked at fifteen papers give or take throughout his career and some of them were for a day or two and he would walk out when the managing editor said look we're we're cutting the story or where changing the length or we need four hundred words not fourteen hundred but his lasting accomplishment is his book it was called no cause for indictment its first published in nineteen seventy one and it is a scathing account of corruption both before and after the sixty seven riots in newark why why is this such an important book even today you know you can trace quite easily from newark to what has happened in in ferguson in baltimore and.