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Pete Hamill, legendary New York columnist, has died

Bernie and Sid in the Morning

01:36 min | 1 year ago

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.

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"jimmy breslin" Discussed on The Sports Reporters

The Sports Reporters

03:35 min | 2 years ago

"jimmy breslin" Discussed on The Sports Reporters

"For our parting shots. Mike lead us off now hurting shot. Okay Mitch and I have talked about this this already today. There was no one coaching decision from Bill. O'Brien even though he got undressed on Sunday by Andy Reid and his staff there was going to change the fact that the Texans. This couldn't stop Patrick mahomes or Travis Kelsey and outscored O'Brien's team the way they did after it's twenty four. Nothing and yet if you watch this game and you're a Texans Fan Dan. Who Would you rather have coaching your team? Going forward O'Brien or Eric. B Enemy One of the bright minds in the sport. And Ask yourself another question. Shen whose offense did you like better this weekend. Kansas City's are Minnesota's doesn't matter the Browns Phil what is the last. NFL head. Coaching vacancy. Unless O'Brien gets whacked in Houston with Kevin Stefanski Vikings offensive coordinator. Nothing against Stansky. Of course he's done a fine job he of course is white. The enemy sure isn't is it but anybody who thinks it's a level playing field and Roger Goodell's League Rooney rule or not with white candidates in African American candidates has a headful. The Sky is the great Jimmy Breslin used to say everybody now says all be enemies time will come. which time will that be exactly? This is the NFL NFL owned by white guys and front office largely by white guys. So Joe Judge a special teams and receivers coach from the Patriots gets the giants job and and be enemy. A coordinator get shut out so it goes off today. Be and cloudy. Just finished the season with the Seattle seahawks now. An unrestricted restricted free agent. So like most free agents. He was asked what he's looking for in the team he plays for next. Here's what he said quote I'm trying to get to the super bowl by any means. That's what I'm looking for. Who's GonNa get me there? I looking to get on no sorry team for no money. That ain't going to fly. I AIN'T GONNA put my body through all that just just to lose no sixteen games go home with my check. I'd hate that so that ain't what I'm doing so if I can't win those super bowl I ain't going to no team the can't win right. I understand the sentiment if not the syntax but it makes me wonder about all the players who strap it up for the Detroit. Lions Cincinnati bengals The Washington Redskins Gins and other teams. That haven't won in so long the mere idea of it is radical. They don't have the luxury that clowney has fact is not everybody can play for the Patriots. SANGSTER sir chiefs. Somebody has to play on the other teams. You wonder how many players privately feel the same as Clowney and don't perform well on teams not headed for the postseason then somehow get traded to a contender. JUMP UP IN PERFORMANCE BUT under this paradigm how to bad teams ever get better. I guess it won't be with cloudy. Who Knicks Nice to trade this year to the Miami Dolphins later saying he didn't WanNa play for a team? That was GONNA tank the season for a Damn quarterback actually teams tank to get the number one pick like cloudy. That's going to wrap it up. Go look it up folks. He was the number one pick. That's going wrap it up for this edition of these sports supporters podcasts. We do this every Monday and Thursday. You can hear it wherever you hear popular podcast spotify. Pandora Stitcher Stitcher Apple. You name it and if you like what you heard you can leave us a comment if you didn't leave us to comments leaves a rating we enjoy hearing from you. Any which way. We'll be back on Thursday with another edition of the program until then on behalf of Mike. Luca this is Mitch. albom saying we'll have a break..

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"jimmy breslin" Discussed on The Sports Reporters

The Sports Reporters

03:35 min | 2 years ago

"jimmy breslin" Discussed on The Sports Reporters

"For our parting shots. Mike lead us off now hurting shot. Okay Mitch and I have talked about this this already today. There was no one coaching decision from Bill. O'Brien even though he got undressed on Sunday by Andy Reid and his staff there was going to change the fact that the Texans. This couldn't stop Patrick mahomes or Travis Kelsey and outscored O'Brien's team the way they did after it's twenty four. Nothing and yet if you watch this game and you're a Texans Fan Dan. Who Would you rather have coaching your team? Going forward O'Brien or Eric. B Enemy One of the bright minds in the sport. And Ask yourself another question. Shen whose offense did you like better this weekend. Kansas City's are Minnesota's doesn't matter the Browns Phil what is the last. NFL head. Coaching vacancy. Unless O'Brien gets whacked in Houston with Kevin Stefanski Vikings offensive coordinator. Nothing against Stansky. Of course he's done a fine job he of course is white. The enemy sure isn't is it but anybody who thinks it's a level playing field and Roger Goodell's League Rooney rule or not with white candidates in African American candidates has a headful. The Sky is the great Jimmy Breslin used to say everybody now says all be enemies time will come. which time will that be exactly? This is the NFL NFL owned by white guys and front office largely by white guys. So Joe Judge a special teams and receivers coach from the Patriots gets the giants job and and be enemy. A coordinator get shut out so it goes off today. Be and cloudy. Just finished the season with the Seattle seahawks now. An unrestricted restricted free agent. So like most free agents. He was asked what he's looking for in the team he plays for next. Here's what he said quote I'm trying to get to the super bowl by any means. That's what I'm looking for. Who's GonNa get me there? I looking to get on no sorry team for no money. That ain't going to fly. I AIN'T GONNA put my body through all that just just to lose no sixteen games go home with my check. I'd hate that so that ain't what I'm doing so if I can't win those super bowl I ain't going to no team the can't win right. I understand the sentiment if not the syntax but it makes me wonder about all the players who strap it up for the Detroit. Lions Cincinnati bengals The Washington Redskins Gins and other teams. That haven't won in so long the mere idea of it is radical. They don't have the luxury that clowney has fact is not everybody can play for the Patriots. SANGSTER sir chiefs. Somebody has to play on the other teams. You wonder how many players privately feel the same as Clowney and don't perform well on teams not headed for the postseason then somehow get traded to a contender. JUMP UP IN PERFORMANCE BUT under this paradigm how to bad teams ever get better. I guess it won't be with cloudy. Who Knicks Nice to trade this year to the Miami Dolphins later saying he didn't WanNa play for a team? That was GONNA tank the season for a Damn quarterback actually teams tank to get the number one pick like cloudy. That's going to wrap it up. Go look it up folks. He was the number one pick. That's going wrap it up for this edition of these sports supporters podcasts. We do this every Monday and Thursday. You can hear it wherever you hear popular podcast spotify. Pandora Stitcher Stitcher Apple. You name it and if you like what you heard you can leave us a comment if you didn't leave us to comments leaves a rating we enjoy hearing from you. Any which way. We'll be back on Thursday with another edition of the program until then on behalf of Mike. Luca this is Mitch. albom saying we'll have a break..

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Adina Hoffman: Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures

Bookworm

09:37 min | 2 years ago

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

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How 'Broadway Joe' redefined the NFL

Retropod

05:31 min | 2 years ago

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

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"jimmy breslin" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

13:07 min | 3 years ago

"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..

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"jimmy breslin" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

03:41 min | 3 years ago

"jimmy breslin" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

"Portable to you guys. Here's part two of a really candid conversation with Dan Patrick. At what age did, you know you wanted to be a sports caster? Well, and you were watching whom and what were you doing were you practicing in the mirror at that point? No, I was reading Sports Illustrated, and then I'd cut all the pictures out and my dad would get home. And then he would have this magazine. It was all cut up finally ordered me my own subscription, and I didn't have a plan. B? I was consumed. I I really was consumed by trivia are used to go to the Cincinnati royals and watch them play in the early seventies. Like, I got to see the great Laker teams. I got to see Liu Al cinder when he came in. You know, the Knicks came to town like marriage like I got and then I had the big red machine. And I was just I was just around great teens talent. I'd just couldn't stop reading sports sport magazine inside sports. Sports both newspapers in Cincinnati. And so I said to my mom and dad, you know, I I'm going to be a sports caster. And you know, you would think of family would go, you know, you probably need to have a plan like they didn't flinch they they knew that that all I wanted to do. And I I don't know what I would have done if I if I wasn't doing this. But I just remember I love the story. I loved there were so many times I'd read a Frank Forde article. And I would just like I'd be on the Birgit tears because I'd go I can't do that. But if I get the right pictures, I can tell that story. Like, he he told the story and didn't need the pictures. And I remember reading George Clinton, David Halberstam. I like there were just so many of these writers really might you really admired the writers on because I I remember like Gary Smith one time when I was reading something I was coming up in the business, and I threw the magazine. Gene across the room. Because I was like I can't I can't do this this way, you know, William not when he would write an article on horse racing. I wasn't even a horse racing fan. And I like just being able to capture that, you know, even George Vesey, and they're just so many of those writers. And that's why what I had. I'd mired so much about you. I didn't know if you could translate that into radio or TV, but you had an opinion and a lot of times most of the time you would stand up for the oppress. You always were taking that approach, you know, Jimmy breslin, did that resident always took the other side. And that it I just I found that to be very interesting in a luminated and not, hey, I'll get you to read my column, if I do this because if you don't convince me, then I realized that you know, it that would have been a hot take. Hey, I'll go to the. Other side, and it wasn't contrived. But I seem to remember didn't they come on with you one time after I had said that Steve Nash won the MVP over Shaquille O'Neal because he was white was part of the novelty was also small and his numbers didn't add up. There are a number of different reasons. But I believe that was interview with you. And I felt as we were in it like, oh, man, I'm making this argument. Well, but people are going to get divided on this, and Dan is hitting all the right buttons. And as soon as I left that interview. Bob, Ryan called me and just lit me up screaming screaming into into my ear..

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"jimmy breslin" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:56 min | 3 years ago

"jimmy breslin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The eighties. He was just another luxury and Trump stood naked revealed is the spokesman for that tiny minority of Americans who lead well defended lives. Forget poverty and its causes. The get the degradation and squalor of millions fry them into. 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, a rookie NYPD cop named Sabella Borjas. Tell me that story. A woman cop named Sabella 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 Ali. Could you please be here by eleven o'clock this morning Kowalczyk.

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"jimmy breslin" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:55 min | 3 years ago

"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.

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"jimmy breslin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:54 min | 3 years ago

"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,.

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"jimmy breslin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:55 min | 3 years ago

"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.

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"jimmy breslin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:56 min | 3 years ago

"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.

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"jimmy breslin" Discussed on Fame is a Bitch

Fame is a Bitch

03:24 min | 3 years ago

"jimmy breslin" Discussed on Fame is a Bitch

"Uber's especially Uber pool. Do report that's. Uber for people with not a lot of money. Now. Really when you see the prices next to each other. You're not in a rush you go spend twenty three dollars to get there in fifteen minutes or I can spend six dollars to get there in twenty eight minutes or thirty five minutes a bargain. So that's what I've been doing. I think I'm breathing into much of the real quick Roger fucking stone. So when I get to LA in ninety seven, and I got the job at e you know, me and car young Donau, then we kinda broke up because I was in LA Allott and the people in New York New all the fucking billionaires and multimillionaires knew she was on the loose. And Donald Trump came calling. You all know that story. Well, I was getting these postcards sent to me at e and it would just say famous bitch. And so is car young, and it'd be a picture of car or picture was creepy shit would've fuckers doing this this one on for months car calls the other day. She goes, hey. I know you love hearing about crazy things that happen to your life. I said, yes, she goes. Remember, those postcards you got from people someone saying famous bitch, so's car. So yes, she goes that was Roger stone. I said are you fucking? Why don't you tell me? She goes, I I couldn't I had the way I had just had to way he's crazy him and Don little crazy. They were jealous that we were together. And that's what he was doing Donald and tell them to do it. But this is what Roger stone is like he was doing these things because he knew his friend really wanted to be car. And maybe she was me. And you know, what these are the people that are running the country, and I'll tell you twenty years ago. Roger stone had to be talked out of rolling over on Trump. I'm gonna tell you something right now twenty years ago, he wasn't arrested for lying to congress. He's gonna turn on Trump. And I got the headline already picked because this is the way my sick. Mine works you've read one day Rolling Stone. 'cause this motherfuckers gonna turn over. And Trump is going to be facing something he never face because when I tell you Roger stone, no knows where the bodies are very how about if until you he brought the shovel in the lie. Okay. So Trump is in beds is in bad shape. He looks to feed. It looks pummeled. I still wish him well. But I don't like what's going on. And fuck Nancy in shock. And then Alexandra occasional court is not about them. It's about all the bullshit. It's happening. And the fact that these guys who were good friends Cohen. And now stone stone's gonna talk stone is a Rolling Stone mocked my words. Anyhow people. Nobody's giving you that story the whole fucking world. But me tell you patriot friends get on it patriots number up. Can't complain. You guys are doing it your friends sign up. I mean, we gained like thirty people. God bless I love you guys. I've got strangulation on my mind AJ. What are you a horrible thing? Let me clean between the black Dahlia TV series with. Pine and then the other night I stumbled upon conversations with a serial killer with the Ted Bundy doc on net flicks. And then when I was watching the Jimmy breslin, Pete Hamill, doc on HBO. I kept seeing all these scary headlines that ran in newspapers back in the day and Jimmy breslin column when he covered the sun is Sam murders..

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"jimmy breslin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

11:46 min | 3 years ago

"jimmy breslin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This is WNYC Jonathan altered John blocking Steve McCarthy are my guests. They have made a new documentary breslin and Hamel deadline artists premiers on HBO tonight at eight PM. What do you think these gentlemen, couldn't do today that they did then what wouldn't fly? Well, Jimmy's behavior. Probably in the newsroom, which he did get a cold on once before probably wouldn't have flown. Pete Hamill dated, Shirley MacLaine and Jackie O at the same time. I don't know if that would be acceptable now. No, no, Pete was a lot of people love feed Jimmy on the other hand at a lot of issues. And again, we talked about as being a complicated, man. But he could be brash. She could be that type of behavior is becoming increasingly difficult to defend nowadays. He would have been called into HR ally. What what did you tell their stories together? Well, there is that natural connection. They were really the the number one and two most famous columnists in New York City. They were like Babe Ruth, and Lou Gehrig, and they were friends, and they they represented a particular kind of journalism that was unlike other mainstream journalism. It also too. If we had just done a biography of one of them, it would have been more of a biography film by putting them together. We were able to do a film about journalism and what we lost. We thought we had a lot more latitude about that. We did tell their life stories, but I think we also would go into discussions about journalism with people like Crowe, which in Brooklyn stone and things like that to put this into context of what's we lost? What we had what we don't have now. And also to tell a richer story about the life of this city. One of the interesting things does is that younger people seem to really like the film the Wednesday who at film festivals. And it reminds them of a grittier pre Disney New York and that their styles for even though they never experienced it. It was scary. Sturdy? Some of it was funny like the the the the mobster sections of the film like when you see John Gotti in jail talking about Jimmy breslin. It's colorful in a way that the color has been drained of a lot of New York. Now, I think people long for the days when it was a. Funkier city scrappy or let's go to L online seven Ellen is calling us on high. So I have a story about Jimmy breslin in the in the nineties. She was commissioned by my bosses who knew him to write the forward to a book we were publishing, and he was very very late and my bosses had to leave town. They said the one thing you have to do today's get this essay and get it laid out and get it to the printer. So I called his home number. He must have recognized the office number because he picked up the phone. He said, I'm working on it any hung up. So typically five minutes later, the the piece came through a fax machine. And I had barely finished reading it. When the phone rang again, and I picked up the phone, and he said, well, what do you think is it? Okay. No, hello. This is Jamie. There's no. But also that he, you know, he was so brisk, and, but then, but then as soon as he turned it in the next thing you want to know is it, okay? Yeah. He had his insecurities. We have a whole section of the film. They think you'll like on just Jimmy on the phone. The way he would call up and without identifying himself, you just say J B number one when he was clogging friend or Nick Poletti, you know, goodfellas and was a good friend. You just describes how Jimmy would be in the middle of a conversation when he would dial his number like it was as if you didn't know that he had just done number often filled with expletives, and I tell story about how I was on deadline at Newsweek reading a story about him, and it wasn't going to be entirely flattering. And I pick up the phone. He doesn't identify himself. Of course. He just says alter you f with me. Oh, f you good because I'm the F ING John Gotti of journalism and never forget it. He slams down. That'd be a t-shirt somewhere of this brings me a I thought about as I was watching the film, and you're all journalists as well as filmmakers writers. What conversations did you have or decisions did you make? So that this didn't turn into a love letter to these guys didn't get soggy with nostalgia. Well, I think we're all as you said veteran journalists. So I think we set out to tell the story warts and all and we're going to let the chips fall those great cliches that we use. But I think that we needed to be real, right? They were real we needed to be real we needed to tell the story about Jimmy. Flying off the handle and using Asian slurs against a young reporter who had criticized him. We went full on that Pete's drinking. You know, he he wrote a book about it. So those things we didn't want to do. Just one dimensional piece about how great they were. We wanted to show the ups and downs. And and I think it worked, and I think that you you kind of respect Jimmy because of of that is life wasn't just one high note wasn't just you can't judge somebody by their worst act, but we didn't actually say that you know, we actually had an interesting debate about this in the editing room. We didn't want to have anything. What happened was we we still haven't explained exactly what happened. It was an Asian American reporter at Newsday. And she we interviewed her in the film and her name was Mary is Mary. Yeah. She's not a professor at northwestern journalism school, and she didn't like a column that Jimmy wrote and she told him. That she thought the column was bad one. She was twenty five years old and Jimmy was. Really angry that she had the temerity to do this. And he went out in the newsroom restarted rage about her. And he called her a yellow Kerr nowadays that would be the end of Jimmy breslin career. They almost fired him from Newsday and decided to suspend him. Instead, one of the things we made sure to do was not let him off the hook not have some comment after that saying, oh, well, you know, you shouldn't have one incident that Mario career or well, we actually had a quote from somebody very famous who's in the film saying, well, he's not Donald Trump like don't don't overreact to this. And we said, no, we're not going to let him off the hook. This was something that was bad. And and. Well, that's a good question. His wife doesn't think he knows what he's saying is bad. He just it just goes out. There's no filter there sometimes because of his anger, but we Richard Esposito who was there at the time in his news executive and now friend of ours suspended him suspended them. But at the at the end of that section as he let him have it. And he said to something the effective in the film that, you know, just because you're brilliant and talented doesn't mean you're not a sniveling twelve year old underneath you. Sometimes I think so we tried to be as honest as possible with that and not let him off the. But also by seeing like, the great work. He did in crown heights was a riot in crown heights between African Americans and orthodox Jews Jimmy took a cab to the which was difficult and they burn the cab. They pulled him out. They beat Jimmy rip disclose offs close off Colin Quinn talks about this in the film. They beat him off. Tidy. And he never times coverage had been if Jimmy had been fired over the incident with the Asian American reporter, he never would have gone on to do that other works something that's important for people to keep in mind. He never wholly apologize in the conventional sense. He did by way of his tremendous work. Yeah. He went on. He went on Howard Stern and made the situation worse by first. Let's go to Charlie on line three Charlie's back. Hi, charlie. Oh, Charlie says, he's back. Let's truly Carrillo Sara Lee. I don't even think he mentioned it in his column that they they beat them up and re ripped his clothes off and everything else. He didn't see that. As part of the story. The story was what was happening here. Yeah. In this piece from nineteen Ninety-one from New York Times covering and it says Mr. breslin who was not seriously injured said yesterday as he returned from a lineup that he was saddened by the hopelessness of the lives of the individuals who had attacked him, right? Was the essence of breslin some black guy and. Kosta sesame said, we'll have you know, you champion people will your life. Now. What do you think of them? Now. This is what I think of now, what do you mean champion? If I if I knew I didn't do a very good job did either still there, you know, he says, and then he told John at the age of what eighty seven or eighty six in the film that that's part of the game. You know, getting beat up over a story and Pete also was very very concerned with the lives of the poor. And he was constantly going into. Neighborhoods and writing about their their lives. But we also want to have a lot of funny stuff in the film. So at one point go ahead now being a fun. I got a call for nine but finished good. Well, Pete was very briefly the editor of the New York Post and later was the editor of the new York Daily News. But he's editor the poster was clowning Abe Hirschfeld who owned the paper, and he fired Pete and the staff went into rebellion. And they basically the inmates took over the asylum and Pete put out the paper from a coffee shop on the ground floor. And it just makes for amusing. He was beloved Pete. He really was with the people that work with him. Everybody still. Gentleman. He he is. Gentleman, and a brilliant man to he didn't go to college. He's like self taught. I mean, he's just a brilliant brilliant guy in a real sweet guy, and yes, we portrayed them as a kind of a playboy back when but he ended up marrying for Kiko and has been married to her for twenty five years thirty thirty and is really just like a great relationship. And she's you know, he's ailing now, she's helping him so much. So it's wonderful to see him. And I think that that was one of the treats is getting to know Pete doing this Pete Pete moved back to Brooklyn recently. And he's writing a book about Brooklyn Jimmy died in two thousand seventeen is a funny story about when Pete was dating Jackie Onassis and Shirley MacLaine at the same time. And then Jimmy wrote a column about it. I'm trying to think of who the equivalent is like, Houma, Avidan and daily. Who? Compared to compared accurate as she was the most famous woman. Dating late lady Gaga, Dan. If Michelle Obama was single like. And it's just kind of unimaginable another print journalist a position to do that or Jimmy breslin hosted Saturday Night Live, can you imagine print journalist being that famous doing TV ads and even a book, author you wouldn't wouldn't be toasting Saturday Night Live..

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"jimmy breslin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

11:46 min | 3 years ago

"jimmy breslin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This is all of it on WNYC Jonathan alter John block and Steve McCarthy are my guests. They have made a new documentary breslin and Hamel deadline artists premiers on HBO tonight at eight PM. What do you think these gentlemen, couldn't do today that they did that what wouldn't fly? Well, Jimmy's behavior. Probably in the newsroom, which he did get a cold on once before probably wouldn't have flown. Pete Hamill dated, Shirley MacLaine and Jackie O at the same time. I don't know if that would be acceptable now. No, no, Pete was a lot of people love p Jimmy on the other hand had a lot of issues. And again, we talked about being a complicated, man. But he could be brash. She could be that type of behavior is becoming increasingly difficult to defend nowadays. He would have been called into HR ally. What what did you tell their stories together? Well, there is that natural connection. They were really the the number one and two most famous columnists in New York City. They were like Babe Ruth, and Lou Gehrig, and they were friends, and they they represented a particular kind of journalism that was unlike other mainstream journalism. It also if we had just done a biography of one of them, it would have been more of a biography film by putting them together. We were able to do a film about journalism and what we lost. We thought we had a lot more latitude about that. We did tell their life stories, but I think we also would go into discussions about journalism with people like Crowe, which in Brooklyn stone and things like that to put this into context of what's we lost? What we had what we don't have now. And also to tell a richer story about the life of this city. One of the interesting things is that younger people seem to really like the film, the ones who started film festivals. And it reminds them of a grittier pre Disney, New York, and that their style GIC for even though they never experienced it. It was scary. Awesome. It's some of it was funny. Like, I think the the the the mobster sections of the film like when you see John Gotti in jail talking about Jimmy breslin. It's colorful in a way that the color has been drained of a lot of New York. Now, I think people long for the days when it was a. Funkier city scrappy or let's go to Ellen online seven Ellen is calling us hylan. Hi. So I have a story about Jimmy breslin in the in the nineties. She was commissioned by my bosses who knew him to write the forward to a book we were publishing, and he was very very late. And my boss has had to leave town. They said the one thing you have to do today's get this essay and get it laid out and get it to the winter. So I called his home number. He must have recognized the office number because he picked up the phone. He said, I'm working on. It anyhow. Five minutes later the piece came through on a fax machine. And I had barely finished reading it. When the phone rang again, and I picked up the phone, and he said, well, what do you think is it? Okay. No, hello. This is Jason. No. But also that he, you know, he was so brisk aggressive, but then, but then as soon as he turned it in the next thing, you want is it, okay? Yeah. He had his insecurities. We have a whole section of the film. They think you'll like just Jimmy on the phone. The way he would call up and without identifying himself. He just say J B number one when he was calling a friend or Nick pledge. You know, goodfellas was a good friend of busy. You just describes how Jimmy would be in the middle of a conversation when he would dial his number like it was as if you didn't know that he often filled with expletives, and I I tell story about how e. You know, I was on deadline at Newsweek reading a story about him, and it wasn't going to be entirely flattering. And I pick up the phone. He doesn't identify himself. Of course, he just as alter you f with me. I'll f you good because I'm the F ING John Gotti of journalism and never effing. Forget it. That should be a t-shirt shirt somewhere. This brings me up something I thought about as I was watching the film, and you're all journalists as well as filmmakers writers. What conversations did you have or decisions did you make so at this didn't turn into a love letter to these guys didn't get soggy with nostalgia? Well, I think we're all as you said veteran journalists. So I think we set out to tell the story warts and all and we're going to let the chips fall those great cliches that we use. But I think that we needed to be real, right? They were real we needed to be real we needed to tell the story about Jimmy flying off the handle in using Asian slurs against a young reporter who had criticized him. We went full on that Pete's drinking. You know, he he wrote a book about it. So those things we didn't want to do just one dimensional piece about how great they were. We wanted to show the ups and downs. And and I think it worked, and I think that you you kind of respect Jimmy because of that is life wasn't just one high note wasn't just you can't judge somebody by their worst act, but we didn't actually say that we actually had an interesting debate about this in the editing room. We didn't want to have anything. What happened was we we still haven't explained exactly what happened. It was an Asian American reporter at Newsday. And she and we interviewed her in the film and her name was Mary is Marietta. She's not a professor at northwestern journalism school, and she didn't like a column that Jimmy wrote and she told him. That she thought the column was bad one. She was twenty five years old and Jimmy was. Really angry that she had the temerity to do this. And he went out in the newsroom restarted rage about her. And he called her a yellow Kerr nowadays that would be the end of Jimmy residents career. They almost fired him from Newsday and decided to suspend him. Instead, one of the things we made sure to do was not let him off the hook not have some comment after that saying, oh, well, you shouldn't have one incident that Mars your career, or well, we actually had a quote from somebody very famous who's in the film saying, well, he's not Donald Trump like don't don't overreact to this. And we said, no, we're not going to let him off the hook. This was something that was bad. And and. Well, that's a good question. Sees wife doesn't think he knows what he's saying is bad. He just goes out. There's no filter there sometimes because of his anger, but we Richard Esposito who was there at the time and is a news executive and now a friend of ours suspended him suspended them. But at the at the end of that section as he let them have it, and he said to something the effective in the film that just because you're brilliant and talented doesn't mean you're not a sniveling twelve year old underneath you. Sometimes I think so we tried to be as honest as possible with that and not let him off the. But also by seeing like, the great work. You did in crown heights was a riot in crown heights between African Americans and orthodox Jews Jimmy took a cab to the fry which was difficult and they burn the cab. They pulled him out. They beat Jimmy ripta's closer close off Colin Quinn talks about this in the film. They beat him on his. And. You never. Yeah. If he had been if Jimmy had been fired over the incident with the Asian American reporter, he never would have gone on that other works. It's something that's important for people to keep in mind. He never wholly apologize in the conventional sense. He did by way of his tremendous work. Yeah. He went on. He went on Howard Stern and made the situation worse by John. Let's go to Charlie on line three Charlie's back. Hi, charlie. Charlie says, he's back home. That's truly Carrillo, Shirley. To that. We I don't even think he mentioned it in his column that they they beat them up and re ripped his clothes off and everything else. He didn't see that. As part of the story. The story was what was happening here. Yeah. In this. This piece from nineteen Ninety-one from New York Times covering and it says Mr. breslin was not seriously injured said yesterday as he returned from a lineup that he was saddened by the quote hopelessness of the lives of the individuals who had attacked him, right? That was the essence of breslin Vaas black. I love Kosta sesame said we'll have you know, you champion people or your life. Now, what do you think of them? Now. This is what I think of now, what do you mean by champion? If if I knew I didn't do a very good job did either still there, you know, he says that and then he told John at the age of what eighty seven or eighty six in the film that that's part of the game. You know, getting beat up over the story and Pete also was very very concerned with the lives of the poor. And he was constantly going into. Disadvantaged neighborhoods in writing about their their lives. But we also want to have a lot of funny stuff in the film. So at one point go ahead. Now, speaking a fun. I got a call for line nine but finished good. Well, Pete was very briefly the editor of the New York Post and later was the editor of the new York Daily News. But what he's editor the poster was clowning, Abe Hirschfeld who owned the paper, and he fired Pete and staff went into rebellion. And they basically the inmates took over the asylum and Pete put out the paper from a coffee shop on the ground floor. And it just makes for amusing. He was beloved Pete. He really was with the people that work with him. Everybody still. Gentleman. He is he really. Gentleman, and a brilliant man to he didn't go to college. He's like self taught. I mean, he's just a brilliant brilliant guy in a in a real sweet guy, and yes, we portrayed them as a kind of a playboy back when but he ended up marrying for Kiko and has been married to her for twenty five thirty thirty years, and is really just like a great relationship. And she's you know, he's ailing now, she's helping him so much. So it's wonderful to see. And I think that that was one of the treats is getting to know Pete doing this Pete Pete moved back to Brooklyn recently. And he's writing a book about Brooklyn Jimmy died in two thousand seventeen is a funny story about when Pete was dating Jackie Onassis, Shirley MacLaine at the same time. And then Jimmy wrote a column about it. I'm trying to think of who the equivalent is like, Houma Avidan and data. Avidan compared to. Jackie onassis. She was the most famous woman. Dating late lady Gaga, Madonna, Dan. And if we shall Obama was single like. It's just kind of unimaginable another print journalist ran a position to do that or Jimmy breslin hosted Saturday Night Live. Can you imagine today print journalist being that famous doing TV ads and even a book, author you wouldn't be toasting Saturday Night Live?.

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"jimmy breslin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:14 min | 3 years ago

"jimmy breslin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"FM and AM eight twenty NPR news and the New York conversation. In Texas, some immigrant parents say fear of the Trump administration is leading them to avoid contact with government programs like, Medicaid, even when their kids need care will have that story ahead in two minutes here on weekend edition on WNYC. I'm David I New Yorkers walking around the city today. May stumble upon a strange fifteen year old tradition. A crowd of people running with shopping carts that are all pimped out with incredible decorations and everybody is very excited about something. That is inscrutable and doesn't seem to make any sense, and that is Gotha missed enter John del Signore describing the idiot Arado it is a race full of costumed participants moving through a random neighborhood in the city teams of racers will take over sidewalks, and we'll complete challenges at various checkpoints, bribing the judges is encouraged littering and disrespecting public space is strong. Prohibited. The location of the is usually kept a secret because it is not sanctioned by the city, but delta and your says, you will know it when you see it, and it is time now for our documentary of the week from Tom powers and Raphael on the house and the co founders of the dock NYC festival and the pure nonfiction podcast. Here is Raffaello with this week's pick this week's pick pays tribute to the tabloid newspaper columnist Jimmy breslin and Pete Hamill. The film's called breslin and Hamel deadline artists. And it's co directed by journalist Jonathan alter one of their legion of admirers sometimes they were colleagues at the same paper. Sometimes they were rivals. But they were always good friends p. He had almost no enemies. Jimmy had more than a few the film's skillfully traces both their careers through the last fifty years of New York history. Here's breslin who died two years ago. Writing in nineteen Eighty-four about the subway. Vigilante Bernhardt gets who shot and injured four black teenagers in a confrontation on a train. There.

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"jimmy breslin" Discussed on The Sports Reporters

The Sports Reporters

03:50 min | 3 years ago

"jimmy breslin" Discussed on The Sports Reporters

"That's eternal question that we raise a an in various contexts. We raised it during the college football season is this ROY tyranny of Clemson and Alabama dominating the national championship. Eight discussion good or bad for the sport. It's a it's an eternal question. And you know, this goes back through the Yankees, and the Celtics of the of the Russell era, and and so forth and UCLA when you said patriots. You just reminded. We are living in an era right now where those three sports are all suffering from that same question, college football NFL, and the NBA all have raining, you know, fifes domes of. One or two teams. And that's it. Baseball's for more again when it comes to that. You know, I saw these by the way just quickly guys. I think I read something yesterday that since two thousand seven half of baseball was appeared in the World Series. And that that's so whatever they're doing in that sense without a salary cap. I know they have a luxury tax. This to me is for all the things that baseball gets criticized for their template for evening, the field works, and they have done it without a salary cap in Mitch we've talked about we talked about this for years and Bob on the sports reporters, and there's a famous old Jimmy breslin line that the two biggest stories are big guy dies in war. Okay. And I always for sports. I always say the two biggest stories are big guy wins or big I lose. I like the big guy theory of sports. I do I think it enhances it, I'm not sure I'm not sure Bobbi. It was great in baseball. When the Yankees made what sixteen out of nineteen World Series starting in one thousand nine hundred forty nine. I don't know that was. Best thing that ever happened to baseball because, but you know, in this year time when everybody draws pretty great in baseball. I would look up one time in in the middle of that run in the late fifties. The Yankees were joined like a million fans a year Dianchi stadium. Nobody was going. I know it was a different worlds, very different. I love the warriors story. I do and Mitch we talked about this. I think if you weeks ago Bobby Valentine was talking to me once about Mike Piazza. And he said if you're a manager or coach and sports and your best player is a really good guy. If filters down to the other twenty four players on the team, I think that this culture that we're talking about with Golden State starts with the kid from Davidson Steph curry, I just think that that it everything I told you Jeff Van Gundy, my favorite line about stuff from Jeff Van Gundy is he got over himself a long time. And I think it permeates. Through the I do I think in permeates that locker room. He a little personal milestone game last night gentleman yet thirty eight points with only two threes, which is the only the most points he's ever scored while making two or fewer threes. So he's kind of went back to the future to first game last night. Not very observation about him. I thought you can even go so far in this case is to say the coach is fits right in terms of setting. Right. A great tone. I I have to go since you mentioned the Yankees in of knows era. The the give half the out the great line of Ted Williams late in late fifties. Who said all the American League has me and the Yankees. And when I go the league's going to be pretty damn dull. Which in the early sixties sting? Interesting segue into the all star selections where the the west and the east in terms of you look at the people who were on the the west LeBron James gets elected, captain, despite the fact that he's missed fifteen games, which I hate to say, I told you so, but when it comes to groin, you know, where we have been. You know what you know groin? You are..

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"jimmy breslin" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

03:48 min | 3 years ago

"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..

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"jimmy breslin" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

04:20 min | 3 years ago

"jimmy breslin" Discussed on Skullduggery

"They're lawyers on these committees are just getting up to speed. So, you know, it's like people ask me about Trump's taxes. And I said last fall, categorically, we will all see his taxes by next spring because I knew would take at first I said February then I realized they won't be quite staffed up and ready, but one chamber of congress under the law has the authority to get somebody's taxes and make them public. We'll that will be. Now, it'll be that's why it'll take them. That's, but I think it'll be on an expedited basis, I think now that will see his taxes by April or may. And we will see I'm a hundred percent certain that we will all see Donald Trump's taxes because there's a lot of pressure on the Democrats for this kind of transparency I'm disturbed that shifts said this wanting to be an executive session, you the state man made right actor, then and you know, it might be that they're not this is a guess they're not quite ready for those public hearings. Again, remember, the people that he has now working on the majority staff they've been in their jobs for like five days, you know? And but it'd be these guys have been around. I mean, they've been around minority. But they you know, they were in the minority, but they were not given access to all kinds of documents. There were a lot of stories about they were flying completely blind. So now, they finally have the arrows to Toyland, and they're just kind of getting started on this shoes, huge amount of material to get their arms around look Schiff Schiff and his staff has been, you know, have been part of this investigation from the gecko. They didn't have the power to subpoena, but they. Title every trust. But they had access to the testimony. They know where it was. Anyway, I think we're going to get Michael Collins testimony. Eventually, I don't think in public or actually I think we need to hear it now because you've had a series of questionable media stories, but serious allegations raised about, you know, whether Michael Cohen flew to Prague to meet with Russian agents during the campaign to pay off hackers that was the McClatchy story, which you've written about there was the CNN story that Michael Cohen had information that Trump was aware of the Trump Tower meeting in real time in June. Walk which Lanny Davis walked back, but CNN is still stood behind. And now you have the BuzzFeed story. These are serious allegations of misconduct. Cohen Ken, clear them up in one session in one hearing asked directly did you know about the Trump Tower meeting did you discuss it with the president? What did the president say? Did you fly prog did you meet with any Russian agents during the campaign? You know, did the president tell you to lie. I mean, we can get answers and shouldn't be scared. I mean, they all my family's at risk. I mean understand it a little bit. Because you have the president is attacking his father in law. You know, this is Joe they'll be here. But this was like a story that just went flying pass everybody in a tweet, you know, we've just never seen like Millard Fillmore didn't attack is enemies father law. We just have never. Which no president. Okay. Title of the podcast from helmets on and fell to this. No. But I mean. The other way round that every day some kind of new norm violated, but having said that I do think that Michael Cohen is acting like a sort of a winey cowering stoolpigeon in a mafia case when oh my family might be hurt. If I testify which is really it's server reminds me of, you know, the mafioso dressed up like he was mentally ill like yours pitch Abbas to. Oh, yeah. Yeah. You go to court. Yeah. Yeah. All right related thing that happened this week involves a character who very well could have been in the movie that we're about to talk about the Jimmy breslin movie Rudy Giuliani, so Giuliani this week to the New York Times..

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"jimmy breslin" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

10:32 min | 3 years ago

"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.

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