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Period. From audio device choice. Gentlemen. We start this week's edition of the program. The you're listening to whose name she'll be mentioned shortly with an item of news about the land of fifteen thousand princes are freedom loving friends in Saudi Arabia. You may have heard the name Joe Paterno. He was football coach at Pennsylvania state university. Joe was ultimately fired for keeping a convicted ultimately convicted child sex abuser. Jerry Sandusky on his staff for decades. Joe has a son j he was an assistant football coach at Penn State. Yeah. Is dad gave him the job which appoint since his dad was released from his responsibilities. Jay has been defending his dad's honor in public arguing the Joe Paterno was treated unfairly. But he has another job. No, not his seat on Penn State sport at trustees. That's not what I'm referring to. He's writing for a news website funded by the government of Saudi Arabia where we're better to get your news. My visit to Saudi Arabia changed all my perceptions. The headline on his op Ed in the Arab news. I think they might he might have met his preconceptions. But his perception so is hearing in his olfactory centers have been changed. The Arab news is subsidiary, ladies and gentlemen of these Saudi research and marketing group. That is closely connected to the Saudi Royal family. Seeks to boost the country's image chairman is prince butter bin Abdullah bin Mohammad bin Farhan, also. He's the minister of culture and the secretary of long last names. Saudi Arabia uses sports related things like WWE shows and golf tournaments to sell it off. Now, it has J paternal writing for it while I may have come. He writes to believe come believing. It was a closed country wanting to turn its back on the rest of the world. The opposite was true. It everyone we met from routine interactions with ordinary people too big are Vince, I found in the Saudi people a fierce pride of place in their home country rather than being it nation closing its collective mind. And that many young people sent by the government to be educated in the west. And then to us what they learned to help build the Saudi future from within. He knowledge is the United States and Saudi Arabia have societal differences. But what I found is that the people of both nations are more like than we think. Unquote, Jay Paterno. He. He says the crown prince's visit to a number of countries played a great role in highlighting potential investment opportunities in the kingdom, unquote. That's the only mention of the crown prince nothing about any bone saws or anything. Paterno is identified as a writer and consultant on politics leadership crisis communications and public relations. And. Way down at the bottom. It says views expressed by expressed by writers in this section or their own do not necessarily reflect Arab news point of view. Just a nutty coincidence. I guess this time around speaking of which ladies and gentlemen. As a dawned on you as it did on me that the last thirty days are so have been book ended by two incidents to moments in which the president has been numb. Persuaded Hughes a nice. Non disparaging word persuaded to change his mind to change. His course of action. The first time by an Coulter. The second time this week by Nancy Pelosi. I think he'd rather fight men. Hello, welcome to the show. From Santa Monica, California, the home of the homeless on Harry Shearer, welcoming you to this. Extremely non special edition of after last week. This is just a regular addition of the show analogies and gentleman news of the warm. What you can't be honest. Some of them are specialist or not. What what can you be? Two. I guess president. But we can listen to the. Uncertainty surrounding electric utilities in California has led a major rating agency to downgrade Southern California, Edison, and San Diego gas and electric. The agency cited the ongoing threat of climate change driven wildfires and the potential bankruptcy of the northern California. Utility Pacific Gas and electric both of these utility, Southern California, Edison, sandiego gas-electric, aren't southern California. Hence, the name SNP global ratings actions make clear the concern is not limited to be genie in the legislature, California this been little appetite to assist PG any despite its threat to seek bankruptcy protection in the face of billions of dollars in costs related to deadly wildfires in less two years. But the downgrades of the other private utilities could prompt lawmakers reconsider. That's report from Cal matters. Reporting on California matters it confronts, the downgrades possibility. What is seen as climate change related impact on corporations bottom line, which in turn will be passed along to investors and customers, thank you, Edison, and San Diego gas and electric avoid junk bond status. Unlike PG Anne, the actions, however will raise utilities costs borrowing money in downgrading, Edison. So California, Edison, SNP's ten reports cited three elements Edison, experienced catastrophic wildfires in the last two years because of climate change, we expect this trend will persist what makes them think that. Furthermore, we says the California offers insufficient regulatory protections. Lastly swift deterioration of PG and ease financial health only heightens the uncertainties facing all of California's other privately owned electric utilities municipally owned apartment. Water power LA not mentioned. What? Standard and Poor's made a similar statement about San Diego. Gas and electric, though added the company's effort to mitigate wildfire is exceptional compared with that of its peers. Edison, urging legislators to act said cloak clearly changes need to be made to that. All California residents can continue to receive safe reliable at Ford -able and clean power. A democrat who took a leading role in utility related legislation last year Senator Bill Dodd said it remains highly unlikely legislators would overhaul why ability law. That overhaul would be seen as a bailout. Oh, suddenly, we don't like those. Just to keep just to keep on top of it. The past four years have been the four hottest years ever reliably measured. That's according to Berkeley earth nonprofit research group that published its annual temperature analysis this week the new finding quote remains consistent with long term trend toward global warming. The report says don't wake the president Berkeley earth is a according to the Atlantic a respected scientific organization. It's unusual. This news came from eight alone. Normally Americans here about these milestones from their own government. Nasa and Noah were both due to publish their version of this analysis last week. But of course, shut down. We actually finished our analysis last week but held off releasing it in the hope that things would be resolved said an analyst for Berkeley earth. But. They had to move the reports. Overall findings will not surprise most scientists the European Union's climate center has already concluded twenty eighteen was the fourth warmest year on record. The others were. The four preceding ones. Report contains plenty of records worth noting in their own right? Twenty eighteen was the hottest year ever recorded in Antarctica. Finding with worse implications for sea level rise twenty nine countries including France, Germany, Italy, Greece and the United Arab Emirates where temperatures hit one hundred twenty three degrees Fahrenheit in June, experienced their warmest year ever last year, the report underscores climate change is already begun. And there were running out of time to keep it under control. Oh to avoid that world said the international plant panel on climate change rapid and far-reaching energy changes are needed. Meanwhile, carbon dioxide pours into the atmosphere at record rates and amid mounting calls to phase out fossil fuels in the face of rapidly worsening climate change. He US is doing the opposite ramping up oil and gas drilling faster than any other country threatening to add one thousand coal plants worth of planet warming gases by the middle of the century. According to report released this week, we are number one. By twenty thirty US is on track to produce sixty percent of the world's new oil and gas supply and expansion at least four times larger than any other country. By the middle of the century. The country's newly tapped reserves will spew one hundred twenty billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions into the old atmosphere that would make it nearly impossible keep global warming within the two point seven degrees Fahrenheit above pre industrial average beyond which the UN scientists forecast climate change would be catastrophic with upward of fifty four trillion dollars in damages. The new findings from a report authored by the nonprofit oil change international and endorsed by researchers at more than doesn't environmental groups are based on industry projections collected by the data service rice tied energy and compared with the climate models used by the UN's panel. The report casts a new light on the impact of the US fracking boom and calls into question. The Trump administration stance that China remains the biggest impediment to holding warming trying to surpass the US as the world's largest emitter of CO. Two in two thousand seven the US moving further and faster to expand oil and gas extraction than any other country said Kelly trout reports lead author we need to be transitioning off oil and gas United States dumping huge amounts of dirty oil on the world market is incompatible with an equitably addressing climate change. So says Kelly trout. Nearly ninety percent of new US oil and gas drilling through the middle of the century is expected to depend on fracking. News of the warm, ladies and gentlemen, it copyrighted feature. This broadcast. Just one water. Yes. I listening just you micro classics think about. What do you think about this? What will? Will. Yeah. Just think about it. Environmentalists have identified another threat to the planet. In the micro-plastics department. It's called. A neural, and you are really where the day maybe word of the week. Maybe we're the year this from fortune. Costs a fortune to read it. No. It doesn't nurdles are tiny pellets. Plastic resin, no bigger than a pencil racer. What's what's that? Oh, the manufacturer's transform into packaging. Plastic straws, water, bottles and other typical targets environmentalists the needles themselves. Are also problem though. Even if you don't transform them on transformed. Nurdles billions of them are lost from production and supply change every year lost. We lost our nurdles. They spill in or wash into waterways, a British environmental consultancy estimated last year that pre-production plastic pellets. Nice alliteration. There are the second largest source of marine plastic after fragments from vehicle tires. Why are they putting plastic in rubber? Need you ask? Now, a shareholder advocacy group as you. So as w has filed resolutions with the major chemical and oil companies asking them to disclose how many nurdles? Can you ask a question like that? With a straight face how many nurdles escape their production process each year, and how effectively they're addressing the issue of the escaped nurdles. What's the what's the police code for an escape normal as justification the group sites? Estimates of high financial and environmental costs associated with plastic pollution and recent international efforts to address it including a UN conference in Nairobi. And the US law banning micro-plastics in cosmetics. Why wouldn't you want to replace on your face? What's wrong with you? We've had information over the last couple years from the plastics industry that they're taking this all seriously said they senior vice president of as you. So whether doing better than I am the company said there, they have set goals to recycled plastics. He says this is really more of a bellwether moment as to whether they're serious. Companies already participate in operation clean sweep a voluntary industry. Backed effort to keep plastics out of the ocean back here on land where they belong as part of an initiative members are asked to share data confidentially with a trade group about the value volume of resin pellets spill shipped or received spilled recovered and recycled long with any efforts to eliminate leakage spokesman for the plastic industry association, which lobbies for the plastic industry. Hence, the name said, quote, the provision about confidentiality is included to eliminate competitive concerns that might prevent a company from disclosing this information. Oh, they got more nurdles than we do. The American chemistry council. Co-sponsors the operation. Clean sweep. In may it announced long term industry-wide goals to recover and recycle plastic packaging. There's limited information on the extent of this kind of plastic pollution by US companies global researchers have struggled to make an accurate assessment. A study last year estimated three to thirty six million pellets. That's a nice range. They both have threes may escape every year from just ones all industrial area in Sweden, if smaller particles smaller particles, I say are considered the quantity released is a hundred times greater you figure it out a British environmental consultancy called, you know, me discovered that nurdles are the second largest plastic pollutant, not incised, but in pollute pollutant and thing. UK could be unwittingly losing between. Well, we don't want to. Even go there. They got enough problems in the UK as it is without nurdles, the European Union Chemicals Agency this week proposed a ban on deliberately adding micro-plastics the products such as cosmetics, detergents and agriculture fertilisers by twenty twenty to combat pollution g you mean? We're ahead of Europe. We in the United States. Rip out the front page and tell the kids what a front page was while you're at it, the tiny bits of plastic pollution of waterways and oceans bub-bubba the European Commission which estimates that between seventy thousand and two hundred thousand tonnes of micro-plastics enter the environment each year, another one of those. Yeah. That's a range the European Commission had requested the proposals as part of its plastics strategy. The aim is to avoid nearly thirty thousand tons of micro-plastics ending up in nature. Each year said the spokesperson for the U Chemicals Agency. In helsinki. The emerged that agriculture is the largest user of micro-plastics according to. The spokesman for the European Commission Chemicals Agency. Mati vein. Neil. He's referring to a widely use technology that encapsulate encapsulate sorry agricultural fertilizers within tiny plastic shells that omit them slowly into the soil, but leave behind micro-plastics. So it's not enough. To put fertilizer into the soil drains into the rivers and drains and thing, but you encapsulate them in micro-plastics. So there it's like a time release capsule. Just like we use. Just one word, ladies and gentlemen. Micro-plastics? Think about it. Meanwhile, elsewhere in hell. Chrome? Test. Tation? Khimik? Flame. Shit. Hellish? To slop. Two. Chicks bringing. Which? Switch. Satan. Two. Talks. From Santa Monica, California. This is show. And now let his gentlemen. He's not an inspector. Inspect too. Well, this shouldn't come as a surprise. And maybe it doesn't the inspector general of the General Services Administration has issued a report finding that that agency the essay ignored guidelines detailed in the. In the constitution. Wow. Yes. The constitution has an emoluments clause which prohibits federal officials from receiving. Item's value from foreign governments and that the say ignore those guidelines when it allowed. Donald Trump to retain the lease of historic government building in Washington, which has become now, the Trump International hotel. After he became president. It was the old post office government watchdog found fault with the agency review of its lease of the old post office landmark building located blocks away from the White House. It was leased by the Trump organization in two thousand thirteen for sixty years in two thousand sixteen seventeen the agency allowed the Trump organization to maintain its government issued lease even the concerns about potential conflicts of interest. And the emoluments clause were raised said the IT's report GSA's decision making process related attendant tenant that is the Trump organization. It's possible breach of lease included serious. Shortcomings says the GSA had an obligation to uphold and enforce the constitution. Well, however, GSA opted not to seek any guidance from the office of legal counsel and did not address the constitutional issues related to the management of the lace said the report the original lease at clause. Stating the an elected federal official could not participate in the lease or in any benefit that might arise from it. After the election. The GSA issued a one hundred sixty six page decision concluding that his company was in quote full complaints unquote with the lease based on its review of the lace as well as discussions with Trump hotel representatives and documents submitted by Trump hotel reps, the session also found the company met the terms of least because the president resigned from former position in the Trump organization, so he wouldn't receive direct cash from the hotel while in office. But according to the most recent inspector general report, the GSA ignored issues under the emoluments clause that might cause a breach of the lease since taking office. President has maintained his interest in the Trump organization against the advice of government ethics experts. He put his interest in a trust company is you know, being managed by two. I'm gonna use a term of art here. Adult sons Donald junior, and Eric that hotel has been particular source of controversy. It's become a magnet for lobbyists, foreign governments and organizations friendly of the president's agenda who have given the appearance of gathering at the establishment in an attempt to gain favor with the White House. Just a short walk away. The hotel is also the subject of an ongoing lawsuit from DC and Maryland alleging that Trump is illegally profiting off the presidency by accepting payments through his luxury hotel in Washington arguments in that case it becoming up in March. The beat goes on. And speaking of beets. Let's beat up the atom. To me. To to me. He's our friend the atom. To fake to me. See to to me. Well, we keep being told that nobody really gets hurt in nuclear disasters. People actually say that. But then there's the case of an eleven year old girl who evacuated from FU Taba after the Phuc disaster. She it now turns out, according to the Asahi Shimbun newspaper in Japan. They have newspapers Japan. Wow. She was likely exposed to radiation levels near the standard set by the Japanese government despite assurances that no children were exposed the such high doses. She's exposed apparently to radiation dose of about one hundred millisieverts. That's the threshold for advanced our Hance enhanced risk of cancer kind of risk that Dick Cheney likes enhanced the previously undisclosed case which was reported to the National Institute of radiological sciences in Japan contradicts. The government statement, quote, there has been no confirmed cases of children exposed to radiation. Doses. Of one hundred milissa vets are higher. They really said there has been no cases, I guess, that's. Ungrammatical translation, according to the institute, the case was not disclosed at the time because it considered that the estimate was based on information from the site using a simple monitoring, it's instrument. We want complex monitoring don't we? And that the figures were not calculated precisely. A radiological technician of the Phuc government office engaged in radiation checkup techs tests. On the residents in the area detected fifty to seventy thousand CPM counts permit of radiation. Checking the girls thyroid gland. That's a measurement of radiation emitted permit from radioactive substances detected by such device. No documents regarding the case remain that's relief. But the figures were conveyed to a team from Tokushima university the traveled to the site to provide support for the tests. Nearly a decade for the US department of energy dismantled the mountain repository project in Nevada. That's will respond to store our high level radioactive wastes for you know, five ten twenty fifty thousand years that's not happening. The program still lacks congressional funding to move forward some nuclear industry officials are now wondering if it's time to look for another way the dispose of the countries. Nuclear waste eighty thousand metric tons of utility spent fuel. We appear. According to one industry official to be reaching a tipping point where it's no longer making sense to remain focused on the stalled Yucca Mountain project. He was one of three industry officials speaking on condition of anonymity because they're not authorized to talk to the media. I don't I don't know. If I am. Are you all three support the mountain project? This official said he believed the window for fiscal twenty nine thousand funding for the program is closed saying he doesn't see a near term strategy or viable pathway. The new speaker of the house of representatives anti Pelosi. You know, the one who scared Trump has voted against legislation aimed at restarting the mountain program because of her alliance with Senator Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader of Nevada sorry of New York against the revival of the project. It's the country's only project to house nuclear waste. Don't you know, dismantled two years after the department of energy submitted a license application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The DO e the department of energy said Nevada's opposition to the proposed facility made the site unworkable. Nevada, basically, then want it? And at the time their one of their senators was Harry Reid the democratic leader in the Senate. And our see the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has nearly exhausted its carryover nuclear waste fund money would need a congressional allocation to continue the industry supports the project both continue to seek funding for it. That's nice asked whether some of the industry might consider Yucca Mountain not worth fighting for much longer. Maria cost Nic, president of the nuclear energy institute said take along. I think it's fair for anybody to question whether or not it can actually come to pass. For a second nuclear industry official. The fact that the federal government is collected more than thirty billion from customers of nuclear plants since nineteen eighty three for a disposal site and still lacks repository. That's among the factors that could signal. It's time to move on to another site in another state who wanted hands nuclear nuclear waste storage. You you're. Your your hand is not up. Okay. The former top regulator of nuclear power in the United States in the midst of an international crisis. He promoted US plans as operating safely securely now says in a new book, the US should abandoned the, quote, failed technology, unquote altogether. I now believe nuclear powers more hazardous than it's worth says Greg Jasko writing in confessions of a rogue nuclear regulator based on his three years as chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission because the industry relies too much on controlling its own regulation. Do that never happens anywhere else in the government. He writes, the continued use of nuclear power will tend to will lead sorry to catastrophe in this country or somewhere else in the world. This is a truth we must confront he says. He says he isn't trying to scare people with his warnings. I'm just trying to be honest. I went rogue by being honest. When asked if the Fifty-nine commercial nuclear sites in the United States, and they're ninety eight reactors are safe as they could be Jessica replied, no, I don't think they are. He led the NRC during the Phuc thing. I think the industry right after the accident came forward offered a number of alternative solutions to dealing with the kind of accident you had it Phuc cheaper solutions easier solutions Jasko said. The RC declined to request an interview regarding jazz, coz commentary. It says the RC continues to conclude every US operating nuclear plant can maintain public health and safety, even if severe vents affect plants installed electrical power systems. It says it has a dressed other safety issues came to the fore after Phuc like greater hydrogen control at reactors or steps to mitigate possible damage from earthquake caused fires and floods which experts say are exceedingly rare but to be fair. So our experts clean chiefs too safe to meter our friend the atom, well, it is gentlemen. One thing. You can hang your hat on you bunting, you'd take to the Bank the end of the shutdown. Doesn't mean the beginning of the shut up. There's going to be more yacking about all of this the yacking that I think gathered. Deserved amount of attention. This past week was when Wilbur Ross US commerce secretary secretary of commerce, and a multimillionaire industrialist was asked what was his opinion about federal workers who during the shutdown were being forced to two times resort to food banks and other ways of supporting them selves and their families. A no they are in. I don't really quite understand why because as I mentioned before the obligations that they would undertake Sayeh borrowing from the Bank or credit union are in effect. Federally guaranteed. So the thirty days of pay that some people will be out. There's no real reason why they shouldn't be able to get a loan against it. There was a lot of criticism of Wilbur Ross for saying that. But maybe he had a good reason. Are you a federal employee hurt by the government shutdown? Have you endured the humiliation visiting food Bank? But being threatened with eviction. Well, he's good news. Hi, I'm Wilbur Ross. And if you're afraid of loan from banker credit union will take too long, you're right. But you want to hear what I have to say. Now, federal employees can borrow direct from me. That's right. Ross loans dot com is the fast painless way to get the money you're owed by the government. But not from the government, you take the dollars. I take the risk. Ross loans dot com is easy to use as your favorite non-point app. Just a five minute online application process. Get you your money as fast as you can get to your favorite ATM. The best news is furloughed, federal employees your pre. Proved the second best news is you, oh, no interest until after the government reopens, then twenty four easy to plan payments is all it takes to put you back where you belong in the black. Best of all when you government salary resumes. You can apply for reimbursement of the interest payments, and we'll get congress to approve that, even if it takes a government shutdown. So don't sweat the laws get to Russ you can be paying your rent and buying your groceries. Even before I make my next million Ross loans dot com. We put the calm in commerce secretary, terms and conditions apply. But not really don't turn don't toss. Get to Ross. Sunshine pocket. Good soul in my feet got blood in body drifts. And get into his off it moving soup phenomenally. Lock the way we rocket pseudo. Everything good. Stop the fee. Stop. Can't stop. Stop. Su key. God. Good. So. When it drops. Can take my. Phenomena. The way we rocket a. Everything. Just. Now the apologies of the week. When else you know, what I'm saying is so sorry. I don't know what I'm saying. The library of congress has apologized for posting a birthday tribute to stonewall Jackson. It was on his birthday. But it was also Martin Luther King day. You don't want to be doing that? The national library tweeted today in history confederate General Thomas stonewall Jackson, born eighteen twenty four linked to a profile of the rebel leader. Some call them some call them traitors, but library by late that night of Martin Luther King day at apologized for the timing of recognizing Jackson on that day. We've published a poster earlier today that was preprogrammed from our today in history site about stonewall Jackson because chancery twenty one was the date of his birth. We sincerely regret publishing this tweet on the day that we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King junior. Stone will be born in another day. Vote magazine is apologized. For miss identifying Muslim American journalist. Noor to gory as Pakistani actress in its favorite issue. The twenty four year old said she was quote, heartbroken and devastated. Unquote after discovering that Noor book Karis name had been printed next to her picture newer Bukhari as opposed to newer to gory gory said misrepresentation and mis identification was a constant problem for Muslims in the US. She received widespread support on social media for speaking out. She shared a video captured by her husband of the moment. She opened the issue of vogue for the first time. That's cool. I'm freaking out, then which you notice the mistake. She says hold on hold on. Are you kidding in? The post to gory said appearing in vogue was one of her dreams. Dream bigger next time. And she never ever expected this from a publication that respected so much. Less. Jerker pictures were used to elucidate stories about Noor Salman, the wife of a gunman responsible for mass shooting at the nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Share the first name newer. She's appeared in TED talks and campaigns and was the first bosom to appear in playboy magazine wearing a he job vogue said it was sincerely sorry. For the mistake. We were thrilled the chance to photograph to gory and China Light on the -portant work. She does and have MRs fighter is painful. Misstep? We also understand that there's a larger identify issue of missing identification in media specially among non white subject will try to be more thoughtful and careful in our work going forward. We apologize for any embarrassment this caused to gory and Bukhari said vote a more thoughtful vogue. Ready for that? And you say Louis newscaster apologized on air. Saying his mispronunciation of the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King junior's name that included a racial slur was not intentional anyway. Kevin stein. Cross was speaking on the nation's morning news show about five thirty four AM when he said an upcoming tribute to the civil rights icon Lewis university would honor Martin Luther Coon junior. I wanna take it moment to apologize gross in on the air a little after nine AM three and a half hours later. We've heard of viewer about our mistake. I made in our five AM newscast. I unfortunately, mispronounced his name, please. No, I have total respect for Dr king what he meant. And when he continues to to our country. This was not intentional in any way. And I sincerely apologize. A representative. For Tribune broadcasting said, it was an unfortunate mistake station will not take additional disciplinary measures against time. Cross. He's already doing the five AM shift more. Can they do? In double ACP in Saint Louis county called it. Very disappointing. The apology marks the latest in a series of broadcasters making the same mistake your sameness pronunciation of king's name, sparking debates over whether they reveal racism, what would just civil mistakes. Representative Peter Welch democratic Vermont apologized for claiming in a tweet that it is never been legal in the US quote to make people work for free unquote, before the current government shutdown some pointed out that Welsh was overlooking. The United States history of slavery. He then offered his sincere. Apologies in follow up. Tweet and said there's been nothing worse than the history. Our company our country slavery sincere. Apologies. Nothing worse than the brutal inhumanity of the horrible, relentless and savage infliction of involuntary servitude. Slavery on people whose freedom was denied nothing. He tweeted. He was in his original tweet promoting a Bill that would make it a legal to require federal employees to work without pay during government shutdown, but that's all over now. Film producer Jack Morris apologized for joking about Maga kids going screaming hats, I into the wood Chipper, the tweet was accompanied by Connick image from Fargo in which a dead person's blood flies from wood Chipper, just run one reason I've never seen that movie. It was something. I did not give any thought to. He said it was just a fast profoundly stupid tweet with throw my phone into the ocean before doing that again. He has directed films produced films, and they twilight franchise he quickly tweeted, the lead and apologized, but Sarah Palin and other critics slammed him on social media. Good to know Sarah Palin, still around the Florida state football team apologized for Photoshop graphic showing Martin Luther King junior doing their signature Tomahawk chop. Seminoles tweeted, the image from the team's recruiting count writing happy MLK day than the account later apologized saying the post was a will intention to effort to recognize the civil rights leader. Never never enough. Martin Luther King junior day apologies. The university of Oklahoma students involved in a racist. Video showing one of them in black face have both issued public apologies in letters jointly and provided by the university's public relations staff Francis Ford and Olivia urban both sophomores at the time the video apologized for it. And for any harm. They have caused. It was sophomoric. What do you want? Urban war black face and using and used a racial slur. President of the university said both students would not be returning to campus in his press conference on the night of January eighteenth made the most regrettable decision of my life urban writes in her apology, I went against my common knowledge and disrespected a community. I love I'm deeply sorry to individuals families and communities that I hurt my heart hurts to see the traumatic impact by words and actions of had on those who've been hurt on my behalf. Wow. She really Asari this in not Nissan. Has issued a groveling apology after getting accused of whitewashing the tennis player in I only Asaka in an ad campaign. The sin is a Japanese instant noodle maker began sponsoring the tennis player couple years ago. The athlete has since gone to become one of the best players women's tennis Nissen launched its hungry to win campaign. But. There were no women to speak of in the commercial said one newspaper writer, instead, I find a whitewashed presentation of of Sokha, everything distinguishes Asaka from your typical Japanese and the McCarrick any mania character was gone. And what was left your typical Japanese anime character? Interpal drive and has pulled the video from you to out. That's gotta hurt. The apologies of the week later gentleman. 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Deepen device choice. Ladies and gentlemen. Alexa and Hello Google. This country is now in a state of national emergency for those of you who have never before experienced a state of emergency. It's much like the state of Arkansas only scarier during the duration of the national emergency. You were advised to seek shelter at all times when it starts raining to keep your person in property secure from all threats foreign and domestic and to maintain proper situational awareness, primarily by keeping your audio devices. Tune to Hello welcome to the show. Illinois central Monday on. Loose rudder. Twenty five six. Train. Roll around. Thousands. Glassman and the gray. Don't geno. When is. James and cars in Tennessee. Way home. On the Mississippi is rolling down to the. People see. Into. And. Student. Songs? Passengers will please refrain this train. Train. Days. From the city of New Orleans. The city itself. Arlo Guthrie performed last night, coincidentally, I'm Harry Shearer. Welcome you to this edition of the show where probably for the first time in in my memory, the fantasy Laden world of carnival, which is now underway. Here seems more real than what's going on in the rest of the country. Just just to give you a sense of where we're at one of the sources of money that supposedly will be rated sorry. Dependent upon by President Trump for building a wall will be coming from military construction. For housing. What's the state of military housing right now? Reuters has just done a big story, exposing military housing conditions leading the US army's top leadership to vow to renegotiate its housing contracts with private real estate firms test tens of thousands of homes for toxins and hold its own commanders responsible for protecting army base residents from danger. Sakaria army, Mark Espersen, the Reuters reports, and of course, if concerns for military families, they got together and rehearsed at opened his eyes in the need for urgent overhauls of the army's privatized housing system, the Juno the army's privatized housing system, which commodites more than eighty six thousand families. Support our troops. The secretary concluded the private real estate firms tasked with managing and maintaining the housing stock have been failing the families they serve and the army itself neglected its duties army. It's frankly unconscionable says the secretary of the army that our soldiers and their families would be living in these types of conditions. But what types of conditions would those be according to Reuters rampant. Mold and pest infestations childhood lead poisoning. Service families often powerless to challenge private landlords in business with their military players have feared retaliation. They spoke out. This is a cross the army navy, air force and marine base housing communities. So it's it's all forces discrimination. Our instinct is this is bigger even than what it's been reported says the army's chief of staff we want to get to the bottom of it. Get to the bottom of it fast. That's spoken like a chief of staff in the army will conduct an extensive survey. Yeah. That that will get to it fast. Do survey of family housing across the country to define the scope of potentially. Hazardous conditions reports in the past where provided by the private companies themselves and they painted a false picture. According to the army's chief of staff. Why would that be army leader singled out, mold infestations as the leading cause of health concerns? Having had a mold triggered thing myself recently. Thank you air conditioning at that that can that can let you go. But we don't need to spend that money can go to the border someplace else, you know, we don't need to worry about that. Now. News of a land of fifteen thousand bridges are freedom-loving friends in Saudi Arabia. Senator Ron Wyden is calling out apple and Google. For making it easier for Saudi Arabian men to treat their spouses like possessions. Apple and Google have been accused of helping to enforce gender. Apartheid in Saudi Arabia. My offering an app which allows men to track women and stop them from leaving the country. Both Google plan. The I tunes store host ABC. Sure government web service which allows men to specify when and how women can cross Audi borders and getting nearly real time updates when the women travel anywhere. The app is developed and supported. By this Audi government. Both companies have policies against apps that facilitate threats and harassment. After may have benign functions building like paying parking tickets. This is from texter by the way, but the overall point of the app is to allow Saudi men to dictate when and where their wives can travel as well as be alerted to any movements suggesting their spouses are trying to escape the country. And the app ultra has an ability to provide employers with twenty four hours Valence of their employees. So it's just like working for Amazon. That would be. Our freedom. Loving friends Johnson. In. Land of fifteen thousand place Princess place. I like to call Saudi Arabia, and now, let's go even more international, shall we? With the appropriate. Pause. It's news of the Olympic movement. Produced by Jim zone junior. Well, tell me if you've heard this one before the amount of debt incurred by the organizing committee of the Rio Olympics has risen sharply to over three times the last disclosed figure they've tripled. Rio. Twenty sixteen is now around one hundred thirteen million dollars in debt. That's compared to December twenty sixteen. We're in the debt stone stood at thirty two million. The revelation represents another troubling development for the organizing committee. It's Bill to the Brazilian government for help in settling its debts. And this is two years after Rio twenty sixteen called them. The I o c for assistance. The sea refused. Hey, you bid for it you pay for it. The majority of the overdue money is due to suppliers including a company that helped construct some of the temporary venues used at the games. Venues menus the Brazilian Olympic committees. Among other creditors owed four million dollars by the organizing committee labor debts ticket do's and ongoing issues with the return of sporting facilities are other concerns still faced by Rio the organizing committee currently has seven employee's still hasn't dissolved the organizing committee doing F years since the games disorganized themselves. It's unable to be wound down because of numerous lawsuits from compensation are now, pending two hundred fifty eight civil lawsuits and three hundred twenty five labor lawsuits. Don, Bela vaber lawsuits, that's right. New study concluded last month that the Olympics in Rio had positive economic impact on both the host city and metropolitan area. We'll be awaiting a copy of that study and the price for the opening and closing ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics in twenty twenty is risen about forty percent. You see a trend here a pattern? That's going to members of the organizing committee Toshiro Muto. Jiffy of the games told members on Friday, the cost of the ceremonies would be capped at about one hundred eighteen million dollars Tokyo's cost estimate when they were ordered word of the games was eighty two min eighty two million billion million. It's got to be many. Despite the increase Muto said the privately funded operating budget of about five and a half billion would be unchanged. He organized committee said Mancino Mora renowned actor and traditional Japanese theater. No would be the chief three director for the opening and closing ceremonies. Tokyo is spending at least twenty billion dollars already the city for the Olympics, excluding the operating budget. The rest comes from National City and regional governments. I e taxpayer. Course NBC stands to make a large amount of money off of them. The olympics. It's a movement. And it's budget keeps rising every day. All right enough of that. With an even bigger orchestra news. The godly. Pope Francis has expelled Theodore mckarrick, former cardinal and archbishop of Washington D C. He's out of the priesthood. There was an expedited canonical process that sounds painful that found him guilty of sexually abusing minors and adult Sarah seminarians over decades. That's a while. It's that's that's a good. Good bit good bit of time. The Holy Father is recognized that offended if nature of this decision made an accord with the law making it final said the Vatican. The sentence handed down first time a cardinal Bishop in the US has been defrocked. By the Catholic church. First time any cardinal has been laya size for sexual abuse lay cessation. Strips a person of all priestly identity. According to the New York Times Vatican has laya sized hundreds of priests for sexual abuse of minors. Few of the church's leaders have faced severe discipline. They moved to defrock McCarrick is almost revolutionary says a professor of canon law at the Catholic university of America. Church leaders hope they can move forward from the scandal before this week when the pope and the presidents of bishops conferences from around the world are meeting at the Vatican to discuss. The sexual abuse crisis. Get that McCarrick out of the way sweep that guy out that out the front door with you. But ladies and gentlemen, it's not just the Catholic church. You've heard on this broadcast in times past reports about sexual abuse of minors by rabbis in highly orthodox areas of New York City Brooklyn where the political influence of of. Those groups in that particular county weighed heavily on the district attorney in the form of inducing him. Not to file criminal charges. That thing now comes this about the southern Baptist convention from the Houston chronicle in conjunction with the San Antonio Express News. See now newspapers have to partner up to do a big story. More than two hundred fifty people who worked or volunteered in southern Baptist. Churches have been charged with sex crimes. Not a recent problem since one thousand nine hundred eight roughly three hundred eighty southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct concludes those who were convicted credibly accused and successfully sued and those who confess to resigned most more of them worked in Texas than in any other state. It's a big state come on. They left behind more than seven hundred victims many of them shunned by their churches, some were urged to forgive their abusers. Or here's good advice from the southern Baptist convention. Get abortions. Two hundred twenty offenders have been convicted or plea deals. Dozens of cases pending they were pastors ministers youth pastor Sunday school, teachers, deacons and church volunteers. Two thousand seven sexual abuse victims of southern Baptist pastors asked for a registry to be created containing the names of current and former leaders of the convention. Who had been accused of sex crimes convicted of sex rhymes had been credibly accused that didn't happen. Last time any such list was made public by the Baptist. General convention of Texas, Texas, contain the names of eight six criminals in twenty eighteen. The newspapers found complaints made against hundreds of pastors church officials in volunteers at southern Baptist churches nationwide. The papers concentrated on individuals who had documented connection to a church listed in a southern Baptist directory published by a state or national association. Nearly hundred are still held in prisons ranging from Sacramento county to Hillsborough county, Florida scores. Of others cut deals and serve. No time more than one hundred registered sex offenders, son, still work in southern Baptist. Churches today at least thirty five church, pastors employees and volunteers who exhibited predatory behavior. We're still able to find jobs at churches during the past decades. In some cases, church leaders apparently failed to alert law enforcement about complaints. Or to warn other congregations about. Allege misconduct. Several past presidents and prominent leaders of the southern Baptist convention are among those criticized by victims for concealing or mishandling abuse complaints within their own churches or seminaries some registered sex offenders returned to the pulpit others remained there. Including a Houston preacher who sexually assaulted a teenager. And is now principal officer of a Houston nonprofit that works with said with me now student organizations its name touching the future today Inc. The victims were adolescents who were molested sent explicit photos or texts exposed to pornography photographed nude or repeatedly raped by youth pastors some victims as young as three were listed or raped inside pastors studies or Sunday school classrooms, a fewer adults. Southern Baptist churches, share resources materials funding, missionary trips and seminaries together. But most pastors are a deigned locally after they've convinced a small group of church elders that they've been called to service there is no central database, the tracks ordinations all that makes these churches highly susceptible to predators says an activist wrote a book, but being molested his child by pastor southern Baptist church. The. Then southern Baptist principle. The president. Sorry. According to the book brought at one point they were taking the issue seriously. But the local church autonomy, presented serious, limitations. That person Frank page just last year resigned as president and CEO of the southern Baptist convention's executive committee for quote morally inappropriate relationship in the recent past according to the executive committee. No, it's not just the Catholics. But that is news of the godly. Is a copyrighted feature. This broadcast. And. Now. Let's talk about our friend the atom. This this this. This ought to cheer you up. That's how bad that was. News of the atom. Our friend, the atom, of course. Well. Kyushu Electric Power company there in Japan is if you didn't know says it is decided to scrap its aging number two reactor the gin KYW nuclear plant in Sega prefecture Sega. Yeah. They named the video game company after prefecture the or the named the prefecture after video game company. The utility men in a plan to restart the unit in the face of the huge costs involved in enhancing, the safety of the reactor, which is already near the end of its forty year operating life from the Japan Times that safety is so expensive, ladies and gentlemen. Really the firm all took into account that it's unable to secure land to build a counter terrorism facility, which is required under Japan's new safety rules. Even if the plan is decommissioned, it doesn't mean the nuclear fuel or radioactive materials will disappear immediately. Said the governor of Sega prefecture. Yoshinori yamaguchi. We hope you'll be absolutely sure about securing safety. He told the company. Aside from the reactors at Phuc decommissioning of ten reactors in Japan has already been decided since the new rules the new safety rules. When into a fact this will be the eleventh such reactor. After ten of the sort of follows there'd been a number of operational problems at the plant in may last year pumps installed to control the circulation of cooling water suffered malfunctions following steam leak from pipe just a week after it was reactivated the number three plant. Maybe maybe it's time. Maybe maybe you don't want to spend all the money on safety. Spain aims to claws all co close all seven of its nuclear plants between twenty twenty five and twenty thirty five at part of plans to generate all the country's electricity from renewable sources by twenty fifty. That's impossible. This is from Reuters. The energy minister announced the move just as the government gears up to call an early national election overhauling Spain's energy system, which generated forty percent of its electric city from renewable sources last year will require big investment. The government is going to present a draft plan to combat climate change. Aiming to ban sales of gasoline. Diesel and hybrid cars starting at twenty forty that's impossible, and to courage, the installation of at least three thousand megawatts year of renewable electricity capacity such as wind and solar that my friends is impossible. To- TEPCO ignored reports on fires. Just fires and other problems at its nuclear plants didn't bother to share the information in house or outhouse or considered precautionary measures. According to Japanese nuclear watchdog. It decided. Just a couple of days ago. It's going to investigate by TEPCO detangle the problems reported by its three facilities attempt goal. Ficials said the company put off tackling the problems because the deadline for dealing with such matters quote. Was not clearly stated, unquote. You guys with these vague deadlines, you're asking for trouble TEPCO safety regulations. Stipulated blazes glitches and air conditioning. Another problems at nuclear plants must be dealt with by the main office as such utility is obliged to find the root of the problem. And take precautionary measures to ensure safety at the planet in question and neither facilities. Inspectors found at Phuc plant that the division of company headquarters in charge of dealing with fifty issues and sharing the information collected reports of four problems that had occurred at that Phuc plant including fires pro qouted waste disposal buildings. Well, that's how you deal with the waste problems set on fire and don't report it and glitches in the air conditioning system at the number two reactor officials also determined there had been numerous instances of failure to act over the past three years, and they're not talking about William Shatner. The latest inspection report from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission this country came up with one deficiency at pilgrim nuclear power station related to an incorrectly installed. Regulator valve that had triggered just an automatic shutdown of the reactor nothing to worry about nothing to look at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has terminated the construction authorization for the mixed oxide fuel facility mixed oxide. Mocks for short was intended to process, our old friend or friend plutonium to make fuel mixed oxide fuel. To run commercial nuclear power plants that are closing down construction on the mucks Vasiliy started twelve years ago, it's van river in South Carolina construction stopped October of last year after the department of energy terminated the contract shortly after the US court of appeals allowed the Dealey dolled instruction. No radioactive materials brought onto the site. The company running the place hasn't even got a license to possess and use special nuclear material. So it won't have to be, you know, decommissioned. Site is immediately released for unrestricted use but out any environmentalism unnecessary. Senator Lindsey Graham. Running out of things to speak up about call. The termination of the facility a colossal mistake. Why he said the facility was the only viable method of safely disposing of excess plutonium. Ideas. Welcome Senator Lindsey the plant was meant to meet the requirements of two thousand agreement with Russia to dispose of thirty four metric tonnes of weapons-grade plutonium. It's clean, it's cheap. It's safe. It's it's it's too safe to dispose of. Our friend the atom. Edible. Let. John. Scott against heaven. This is loose show. And now little news of the warm latest German impacts from climate change are not always easy to see especially for those who might want to see him. I'm not I'm not putting any fingers point any part of my body at this moment in time. But there's some that are becoming apparent to owners of small businesses local businesses in coastal communities across the United States. The evidence is right outside their doors parking lots. According to new study in the journal science advances. The evidence is revealed as a financial price for business. Finally now, we're putting dollars on the cost of climate change. This is when people start paying attention. Don't you think Stanford graduate student ukiah? No and her colleagues found the downtown Annapolis Maryland state capital, suffered a loss of three thousand visits two years ago due to high tide flooding a loss of somewhere between eighty six thousand one hundred seventy two thousand in revenue they rely on visitors say, researchers high tide flooding is sometimes called nuisance or sunny day flooding that sounds nice done Sunday, flooding, let's have a picnic a wet picnic. It happens when ocean waters rise above the levels that coastal infrastructure was designed for water sweeps in filling streets and parking lots preventing normal traffic once relatively rare high tide flooding days having creased about sixty percent from twenty years ago. According to Noah twenty seven locations across the US. The number of high tide flooding days went from an average of two point one per year in fifties to eleven point eight during the first decade of this this century thing by twenty thirty five about one hundred seventy coastal communities are projected to experience twenty six high flied high flied tugging days a year. Hi, fly high tide flooding is becoming more frequent as the takeaway from that. An apple happens to be home in the US. Naval academy it tops the list of cities experiencing increases in high tide flooding. So if you're planning to go to Annapolis. Take your big boots. Now. We have this state of emergency the latest, John. Thank you hard about it. Like, many people might ears perked up when I heard. The president of the United States say that. He didn't really need to do this. He was just doing this. Because this way he could build his wall faster didn't really need to declare emergent, which sort of vitiates the concept of emergency. Just a little bit. But to me, the most notable of his basically ad lib, quite long statement on the subject of the emergency and many other things given the nature of ad-libbing was this as he looked to the future. Resigned. I'll sign the final papers as soon as I get into the Oval Office, and we will have a national emergency. And we will then be sued, and they will sue us in the ninth circuit, even though it shouldn't be there, and we will possibly get a bad ruling. And then we'll get into the bad ruling, and that will end up in the supreme court, and hopefully we'll get a fair shake and will win in the supreme court just like the ban. They sued us in the ninth circuit, and we lost. And then we lost in the appellate division. And then we went to the supreme court, and we won. The Bandon show up. Unfortunately, I don't know what happened there. So you had you had a situation where according to all reports the the congressional conference committee, which is the traditional way that these issues get solve in Washington committee from members of both houses and both parties closet, themselves, careful and. Hammer out a compromise, which they did one of the things that they cited as their ability to do that was keeping any administration officials at bay. Most particularly the person who was dispatched from the White House to try to influence the conference committee. Jared Kushner was was kept away. And that some of the legislators involve told reporters was. Contributor to their ability to get a an agreement that the president has reluctantly signed Mitch McConnell. The Republican head of the Senate majority leader had reportedly warned the president not to plunge the country into another shutdown which was of course, the alternative policy available at the moment. And while. Mcconnell was reportedly against the declaration of national emergency privately. Like almost every Republican so far he is a fallen into line. So we we kind of know how we got to where we are. Or maybe we need to know more. Sweet. It's time to put the urgency in -mergency unless it's done to put the aid merge in emergency. And for the businessman turned GV -secutive, but competition among his teams to please only grows. More dog beat dawn. Jarrett. Yes, sir. Have I told you lately how beautiful your daughter is? I know a beautiful. She is if she wasn't my daughter. I'd be telling you continue that believe me. So. Getting to the congress negotiators. They shut me. Outsor- told me I could go fix the Middle East. Okay. Just explain to me this just because the so-called elected by their little spit home district that makes it okay for them to brush off the president's handpicked son-in-law. I don't understand it. Either, sir. It just it just kept repeating something about the article one of the constitution. I've read about it. It has thou steel in it. Right. Bottom line. My team has no visibility into their negotiations. Can't but know them when they come up for P break come on Jared done some of my greatest deals across a urinal from some schmuck. You need a pass to get into the John. Okay. I see where this is going the congress people come up with a deal, which precious me to sign the deal, Sean, Laura and Coulter whom I barely know attack the deal. Rush says I'm through if I signed the deal, man. Gotta call me a loser. If I go along with the deal in you, and you team the only thing standing between me and all that. So you know, what your task is this week? Yes, sir. I'm already on it. Really? Yeah. We're going to fix the Middle East. By the time. I got back to the house. He'd left me voice mail. Message said next time, I let my daughter get married. It's going to be doing Tatton. Make always glad to be back in the historic rooms or cut the crap I didn't design it put up molding like that. No, sir. Everybody up on the you've got a very key Niver molding. Right. Okay. Look, I hate the steel haven't read it. But I know a hate it. It's like it says loser in big red letters on the front page. Read that on the front page. I didn't read it per se. So but it smells like a loser. I can tell you that. The best. Our process could deliver short timeframe, we allotted ourselves in my experience or rapidly approaching deadlines tend to offer. Pretty much the best incentive for getting. Yes. Well, here's what's going to happen. You guys get to. Yes. That I'm going to get to know. Then you're going to convince me that I have to get to. Yes. Then I'm going to get the sign an emergency. Then you're going to get to know that thing then I'm going to get to screw you Mitch serve their personal 'bout any. This is it's the way business is done here swamp. Business mates in my business at dispersal is a kneecapping, and that's a good thing. So listen Mitch your task for this. Weakest get your Senate guys. Your your Senator. From the caucus thing to get those guys not to veto my emergency. It's important to partial think an emergency declaration would be a mistake. But as I'm sure, you know, only you can veto something. Freaking knockin. Why would I do that too smart veto myself? Now, the Senate could pass nonbinding grows Aleutian critical of your declaration, but would never let something like that get to the floor. What do you get to the table? Sometimes my guys tell me putting something on that table. You're taking temping off the table. We wouldn't have to let resolution, sir. Use my powers majority leader to keep it bottled cane do that, you know with the floor in the table, and the binding in the bottle guys could get a lot more done if he'd just use regular English believe me. You know, strange seems like the harder gets to please in the harder. I want to try. Make best acting chief-of-staff ever. Thank you, sir of the three hats. I'm wearing in your administration wants my favorite. Okay. Maybe you can tell me something MRs free frigging hats about the wanton announced signing the emergency. I just looked at the paper where it says nature emergency. Yes, it's blank. I see this going I sign it. The Democrats say it's blank, then I say socialists than sir, sir. We've had weeks of meetings on this. Anytime we do the exact description of the nature of the emergency changes facts on the ground. Keep changing as always caravan. Everybody knows that lots of people say, right, but given the like of video of a caravan next this killer moment, Bill shine things. The fake news will go with the video of you in the family landing mar-a-lago with the Chiron ears the caravan, and we just didn't. Women with with the duct tape over their mouth. I know I've seen video of that. I think even bought one look, Mick tash. This week is to get something on that form that I signed when I come back in from the speech. Well. What are you going to say in your speech? Steve wrote some crap at I'm just going to wing it. That's the best. It's almost like numbers limbo doing three hours without taking calls. He takes commercial breaks. We'll we'll monitor your speech. Sure, you'll say something we can use. Yeah. Yeah. Me too. New Team New tasks same mission. We're gonna make a national emergency. Great again. Now the world is his. The president is this week. It's wall to wall balls to the wall. Now, gentlemen, the policies of the week. Speaking of Southern Baptists, a leading on the Baptist figure as polish is for supporting a religious leader who was accused of helping seal sexual abuses at his former church and for making a joke that he said downplayed the severity of the allegations interview with the Houston chronicle Almanzar said for the first time, he regrets his embrace of CJ Mahayni. Former leader of sovereign grace ministries now known as sovereign grace churches, fear, convenience Mahayni and his former organization were sued in two thousand thirteen eleven people alleging that their abuses concealed by leaders. At least one of whom was later convicted Haney along denied the allegations. And denounce the allegation. Oh, sorry. And despite the high profile well-publicized scandal Muller, and others continued to welcome the heinous religious conferences calling him a friend with personal integrity. I believe in retrospect error and being part of a statement of supportive Haney, and rather dismissive of the charges Moeller said I regret that action which I was. Taking without due regard to the claims made by the victims and survivors of the time, frankly, without adequate knowledge of on my part for which I'm responsible molar longtime president of southern Baptist theological seminary. Louisville Kentucky a South Carolina town is honored. An African American World War Two veteran more than seventy years after he was beaten and blinded by local police officials and community leaders in Bates. Berg leesville. Name is probably bigger than the town unveiled a historical marker of attack on sergeant Isaac Woodard junior. It just got out of the army in February forty six and was on his way home when he got into a dispute with the bus driver after asking to get off to use the bathroom driver complained to the police, including Lynnwood shoal, the town's police chief, they brutally beat Woodard who still in his army uniform and threw him in jail. He was convicted of drunk and disorderly conduct and fined officers were later charged with violating Woodard, civil whites rights. And a quick quote. I'm sorry that this happened. And I apologize for this happening said the mayor Lancer Shull. No relation. They were he other city officials worked to vacate woods conviction last year forgiveness does not condone. It does not forget the act, but for those of us we can now vow to make sure this never happens again Woodard as it happens died in nineteen Ninety-two, but his relatives came from New York for the ceremony. The head of the European parliament apologized after touching off dispute by referring to parts of Croatia and Slovenia as talian. Day commemorating, the slaughter of thousands of his countrymen following World War, Two speaking in honor of those talion who died and hundreds of thousands more who fled from Adriatic Sea border regions to escape Yugoslav partisans during massacres Antonio Tajani referred to talion Istria and talion Dalmatia region. Such sudden subsequently became part of Yugoslavia. And then Croatia Serbia. He apologized that did to Johnny sang is referenced the regions was in no way territorial claim. But instead to honor those who are exiled and their descendants, many whom were present at the ceremony. I'm sorry. If the meaning of my words has been misinterpreted he said on my intention to offend anyone. I just wanted to send a message of peace between the peoples. So that what happened then will never be repeated. But do you think the odds are that Michelle Rodriguez as apologize for her choice of words in defending Liam Niessen following his comments published in a British newspaper that he wanted to kill a quote, black bastard unquote to avenge, a friend who had been raped Rodriguez who's an actress that an event last week that her co star in fell out now, maybe this is why this happening? These could not be racist because of his onscreen kiss with black holes co-star viola Davis. On saturday. She apologized for the remarks to my friends and colleagues and my fans and community. I want deeply apologize for my recent choice of words, poor use, of example, and pressure filled situation. I defended a friend in the wrong way, she said and Instagram post. I now realize how insensitive it was and I had no intention of invoking such a terrible horrible comparison. I've learned from this and grow from one love 'em. Rod. Niessen? Yes, he is promoting that film said in an interview decades ago when a close friend confided to him that she'd been raped, and it had been a black man who had victimized he took to the streets seeking vengeance. Sounds like he's pitching. Yes, I'm ashamed to say that and I did for maybe a week hoping some quote, black bastard unquote with come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know. So I could kill him Niessen said Niessen himself apologized and said that his comments were taken out of context. I'm imagining the context where those sound good. Let's see Rodrigez start co-stars in the thriller. This is beginning to sound more and more like a publicly supported him. It's all f bowl Liam Neeson's. Not a racist. Rodriguez said swearing blue streak. She told Vanity Fair dude have you watched. And she mentioned the name of the film. They're all in his tongue was so far down violet viola Davis throat. You can't call him a racist ever racists don't make out with the race that they hate. And especially in the way that he does with his tongue so deep down her throat. I don't care how good of an actor. You are. That defense was highly criticized some people, including shonda rhimes pointing to the abuse sexual violence carried out by white slave owners against black insult women. Good point dayline, Spokane Washington, the president of guns saag prep as promised a full audit of the schools ear book collection following the revelation of a racist photo from nineteen sixty eight. The photo was featured local newspaper showed a group of students wearing what appeared to be Ku Klux Klan robes. It also featured a caption that the president of the school described as racist. On behalf of the school. He said, I Pol the harm that this photo was causing the racist attitudes that it is implicitly condoned for nineteen sixty eight to the present the purpose of our institution is to promote the sacred life and dignity of every individual. I can only back on this aspect of our past with sadness and regret grateful for this opportunity to address our history and to learn from our past mistakes. In all of this. It just strikes me as curious that one word doesn't really get into the public discourse regarding the clan word is terrorism. Dateline? Tokyo, a gaffe prone. Japanese minister, I believe that's a minister in the government apologized for comments he made expressing his disappointment over swimming star, Rico key keys, leukaemia diagnosis, saying they were incentive to the gold medal hopeful at the twenty twenty Olympics. He retracted his comments Yoshitaka Saku rather did comments the previous day. She's a after she revealed a realms he said she's a potential goal. Medalist an athlete of whom we have great expectations. I'm really disappointed. I lacked considerations. Akamatsu said later, I apologize and withdraw the remarks. He's no stranger to controversy. Doubling the government's cybersecurity chief he admitted last November. He doesn't use a computer. A Catholic priest in Indianapolis has been suspended from ministry falling report of sexual abuse involving a minor father, David Marcotte, the abuse took place three years ago. Police are investigating. I Pol to all victims families loved went to suffered any form of abuse or misconduct by clergy said the archbishop of Indianapolis. Hey, did you know there are such things as fitness influencers? Well, Brittany dawn. Sure. Did she is one? But she's you know, not too experienced. Appears she says she will no longer ask customers to sign a nondisclosure agreement before they could see a refund but didn't commit to giving all their money back. An Instagram story. Brittany dawn whose real last name is Davis say said, she would change refund policy based on the vice strong-minded business advisers. Dozens of followers purchase nutrition guides fitness coaching sessions from her. But then get the plans they were promised after years amounting plants in blocking irate followers. Davis who has run five hundred sixty thousand followers on Instagram said she would issue refunds but told customers they would have to sign an NDA. I she told good Morning America, she fell to fulfill purchases because she was out of her depth. I jumped into an industry that had no instruction manual. I'm basically going through uncharted territory and doing the best. I can I'm using this. As a tool to learn. She also issued an apology video on YouTube where she said she was new to the business customers have been complaining about unfilled orders for years. I'm seeing a new job opening. Influence or coach. Come on. Naomi row president's nominee for spring court. Justice Brett Kavanagh's now vacant seat on the peels court in Washington apologize Monday for commentary. She wrote decades ago as Yale student suggesting women should change their behavior to avoid date, rape, sexual assault and all forms is abhorrent responsibility for the rapist, the rapist, I believe that as a college student and continued to believe that today, I'm sorry for anything in my college writings to the contrary she said in a letter to the Senate Judiciary committee. Australia medical, doctor, Dr Paul Bauer Clinton interview. With Sky News that asylum seekers on two islands near Australia are worse off than Jewish victims of the holocaust. Because at least the ladder knew what was going to happen to them. He quickly apologized later. Representative Ilhan Omar who's been battling charges of anti-semitism for weeks apologized on Monday for insinuating that American support for Israel is fueled by money from a pack. The pro Israel lobbying group. 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(Episode 111) "The A-Team" Actor: Dirk Benedict.
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My next guest is a very successful author his work on screen has left a profound effect on my life. He is one of the rare people that I could say has own action figure this is Dirk Benedict. Dirk ho are you today? I'm fine. I'm sitting here with beautiful hundreds and now talking to you. I have no idea I've talking to you. Got me into week Nolan. I'm here in the woods, Montana. And I thank you so much because you don't do many interviews when you agreed. I was like I was beyond decide myself. I was like thrilled to death. I tell you. It's amazing because you start off with in your life in particular, thinking one thing, and in the more research, I did about you the more fascinating your life became as I was doing as putting more time. And I gotta say I've learned so much about you. And I'm just I'm fascinated. I've had I've had a life full of all different kinds of experiences. Probably the least to me anyway. Interesting part of my life was my twenty five years in Hollywood in and out of Hollywood. I had a rather unorthodox experience there. But I always had didn't have a career. I just had a couple jobs because nothing ever lead to anything, you know, careers when you do you do something and you're good at it. And then people want you to do another one and you're good, then you build up. A resume and people. I'd never had that. So it was it was very some of. It was mouthful and. Well, let's be honest. All of it was my fault. I take all the credit the play. Trumpcare career in a way for a lot of reasons. But I was very blessed since wonderful wonderful shows there were very unique can the kinda shows they don't not make any more for many, many reasons, and so they still resonate because you can't find them. If you go to the top shows today, you won't find that kind of entertainment, and especially the character. I was known for you know, I was known as womanizing being Martin who is my eyes. Oh, by the way, I tried to seal team Martin but early on realized that didn't have the talent. But I tried. Yeah. I loved in Martin and JAMES BOND, and the rat pack, and they looked to be having so much fun. Seems like that type of leading man has has gone away. For lack of better words. I I was trying to wrack. For me because you know, you get typecast. I mean, John Wayne typecast, even Gary Cooper. I'm dating myself now, but these are my heroes, but Sean Connery I mean, they get out of it. Some of them get out if Clint Eastwood has kind of gotten out of it. But but he's he's one in two and he's a very unique individual, but you know, you know, for certain type of character, and I was very happy to be typecast being unloving womanizing rise cracking. Conman sort of I love that, but they quit writing him the rightist didn't write him. He was banned from television by the by the political. Direction of Hollywood, they got rid of that character. So nobody was writing him. So nobody looked at a scripted ABC NBC CBS, which is all there was back in my day and said, oh, you know, be good for this. You know, they've been thinking and anything else they didn't think I could do drama. I couldn't do serious pies. I couldn't do westerns. I you know, I grew up on ranches, and I could never get an audition to get anywhere near apart that was resting. I was always this guy in a suit and tie, which which was what should the opposite of mine hole. N-no Milun that I grew up in my upbringing. Required. A lot of ACA. And that's what I understand. Because you're you're good looking hell, you're phenomenal. Actor you have a great sense of humor. You got range. And it's like, I don't know it seems like your whole life. It's the fans who said wait a second. We liked this guy. Well, what are you doing? And it was the network executives that you had to continuously fight against. I never got close to their people back in the day that fought for me. But I was the two parts that I've known for the eighteen battled Paktika buck and face that isn't that great be known as had have those names. If I had any vanity put them on my license plate. But you know, I don't want women. Chase me down the highway be sorely disappointed. When they catch me. Sterile. No, I I don't wanna you know, we could go into that. But the, you know, why you know, starbuck the part was written for me by Glenn liars. And who created many TV shows and wise ball guy guy was the other guys even kennel for the fall guy, and he just did a bunch of and at that time, he's one of the most powerful guys. And he he had met me. And I spent a couple of hours with him just in the meeting, and then I didn't know right left. He told the pieces that's going to be this character starbuck. That's therapy. That's my Starbucks. So you know out paid in six months later. I get the script rita's. Oh my gosh. This is great. And then ABC said absolutely not. So then there was like a three month vision period where I did screen tests that universal maybe send the screen tests that network, and they kept saying no, this is in my book. I. They kept saying, no. And finally, the head of Universal Studios television Frank price who later became the head of a studio paramount I think Frank price, and they started filming for week and Glenn kept shooting around Starbucks and trying to get the network to say they wouldn't so Glenn went into c- Frank pricey. We what are we gonna do stomach? He worked on Monday shot around and Frank prices. What are you talking about? It's jerk Benedict. We all know, they said, absolutely not. They said they said, he's not sexy enough. They said one he's just not sexy enough. So Frank price called the meeting in his home in Bel Air, and he screened all three or four vise screen test and afterwards, he lights came up, and he said to Tony from president ABC, Pam Dixon. They head of casting and some other pieces that what is the problem with this actor and Pam Dixon stood up and started to say, well, we just don't feel and find cry. And Christ said listen to you. I can't use the word, but he used a bad word. Listen used on higher this actor. This is silly. This guy is perfect. It's written form we're gonna hire. If you don't like it take the show so any walked out. So obviously never liked me. In the part. Never. I was never asked to do any ABC shows ever again. And I was never invited to the dinner. I was ever invited to this party of that party or anything I was shoved down their throats, and and then behold, the character became one of I could say the most popular character and the show, but one of the got lots tons of fan nail. And but that was it. So that was fade out fade in Stephen Cameron sauce on TV seeming Cannell who wrote the eighteen and Rockford files wise guy, and and the shows and he said, oh, that's what I want. I want that guy for for this. This character Templeton peck face so I went and met with him. And he's got her read. This guy's oh my gosh. This is great fade out fade in and it went on for a long time and ABC see said, no he's not good looking enough. So then they didn't hire me, and I left, and I came up here to my cabinet as well. That's it. I'm done 'cause you know, obviously, not gonna work. And then they did the pilots. I'm not in the pilot afterwards. Steve Cannell says I'm not gonna do the series unless you hydrate Bennett it because he's purpose depart the guys. Okay. But perfect I wrote it for him. And if you want higher then so they hired me so NBC aided me. Later, a memo had gone out, you know, nineteen ninety four years after the show was off the air. And I couldn't get an audition, and I found out through of story. This guy called me for new Susie. You know, you've been I just got a NBC told me don't ever suggest Benedict for part at NBC is he will never work at this network. That was so there you go the truth unvarnished tooth a lot more to it. A lot of names and a lot of ups and downs and stuff. But so I was forced on these networks, and they didn't like that. And then I was known for buying a misogynist what today pace fan is. You know, what he's a toxic even example of toxic masculinity. The definition of that Carter is cocky masculinity. And that's the will come. I find it fascinating. I laugh at it. But I laughed because otherwise I'll cry you know, it's his so sad. But. You know, coming out their in preparation for doing transgender JAMES BOND. Which is I always joke when they say what ever make style ever do battle. Stuck lactic starbuck will have to be either gay or a girl? So I was I was called names for that for calling names for being raise it as a sexist thing. And of course, when they remade the show, it was a girl. Yeah. Because you cannot have that character on television today. Some great points. And I have to say people do understand those that didn't grow. You know, my generation you guys were conic. I mean, I was talking to some people today and just remember days of my best memories. Dirk are with my dad just watching you guys on television. Every c every time you guys were on episode. It's just we'll never get that again. Like, a Netflix all these shows and whatnot. There's nothing like a show that you guys did specifically you you had too many actors don't have one, and you just it's hard to explain the eighteenth anybody just the profound impact, you know, these four guys that just they were like they were like superheroes. Because they always help the less fortunate. You know, and that's the way I've always seen. You guys is that about way to look at it. Absolutely. I with the world doing the show is is the second most popular showing in foreign distribution. So I go up into almost every continent doing shows and fans all over the world. I have fans like show like cheers. Or or visuals that were on when I was saying elsewhere, I can't even remember them. You know, they didn't they don't resonate around the world because the team is is is is the way the foreign will always looked at America. You know, it's a bit of John Wayne. It's a bit of p Martin. You know, judge parv kind of John we were we were male. This is one thing. It was a male, drip. It was a show written from the male perspective we dealt with each other guys too. There was not a lot of sentiment in emotion was all underneath. And there was a few shows were, but it was very we teased. Each other. We thought we argued we played tricks. And then we got the job done, and we all love each other. We never said it. But it was understood we loved each other. We would die for each. But it was never said it was and we just joke, and then we just went and got the bad guys. And then we would argue then we would we do this. But we got this. And that's that's a very male wave of of living like little boys relaid, custom this and they become best buddies. And and that's that's all all being legislated against that's all being put on Ritalin. All very scary to the will live in because that's that's an indoor. Visual. Those are warriors. Those are we were more years four unique characters we were very unique. We were cardboard characters in a way, we were very one dimensional, and where the crazy guy we had the conned guy. We had the muscle guy. We had the guy with all the plans, and then we put us all together. And we were pretty formidable. One hell of a team. And it was the way you guys looked out for the less fortunate. I love we're a kids thing we want. But what we got terrible reviews. Critics only would hate it as we were never invited anywhere. You can go find those like PD magazine, what was that guide favorite common? They would just tear us apart for being violent. They tried to get us off the air with a writing campaign from the from the school's of America any national teachers association largest union in America at a write in program NBC's saying take off the air. It's too violent. So because the liberals the democrat party the liberals didn't want this because it was violent. And it was it was and it was it was very American. It was all America. That's what it was. And and you see that's led. I mean now, it's it's it's very self evident back, then when you talk like this, you know, what you're talking about. But now we now Hollywood revealed itself for what it is. So you say these things own yeah. Yeah. I get a few looking show today. They're all from the female perspective. They'll written the way woman sees the world. It's it's all very which is fine. But they've gotten rid of. And if it is a guy like my character, he's abusive he's drunk. He's a failure. He's the bad husband. He's the bad guy here in back. I was a good guy. I was a lovable scoundrel girls. Hey, you know, when we did you're my character. I always used to kill the actresses when did this show. I listen to these scenes face man is coming in. And he's and he's giving all these lives. I don't play this like, you're you're believing and you're falling for it. Alight? 'cause alliance are like oh face face. Oh, that's. But you play like, you know, it's all bullshit. The way women which is the coup. Anyway, wait a minute. Always don't wanna guy not always. But generally speaking. Women are very smart about men. So they. Oh that you know. But I'm, but you go along with it, so cute and funny, and charming, and really, you know, I'm harmless. So you let me believe that you believe they loved that. I see us. So you just play it like. Yeah. Okay. Oh, you're so cute. Yes. Oh, you're wonderful. And you go along with it. Because because you confused, you're practically, but it's not because of all the nonsense. I'm telling isn't that fun. It's there's so much. I wanted to go over with, you know, it's it's the idea that there was a time when kids actually played outside, and we played outside telling you we went outside, and we all pick the character from the eighteen and we were outside there for I want to say until nightfall, and my God, it was it was a different time that we absolutely loved it. We had are we came to school with our eighteen lunchboxes. We were we were nerds. And we were head over heels for that show. And I don't know I was never good looking enough to be faced. But I have to tell you. I just did that show is a big part of. I don't mean that a nerd way. Well, maybe I do. But it's a big part of a lot of our lives growing up the same way, you know, other shows resonate with other people eighteen is at the core of a lot of our hearts without trying to be over the top. I understand and believe me, I do not take that lightly. I'm very honored and very grateful and very humble about having had the opportunity to bring that into the lives of young children. Because that doesn't think that they, and you know, I had my children after I was out of out of that. And the funny story about that. Which? But they didn't. But I watch my sons when they were five and six and seven they were they were five they were they were four and six when the first time they saw the eighth game. And they came on glued, not only all the reasons you said. But there. No, they will look at the show, and they look at me going, wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wow. That's why you're so silly and goofy and funny, and oh, so they thought you know, all dads is kind of. But then it was it was I still in my life that way. I mean that is my personality, which is why these shows are written. I met Stephen Cannell. The interviews, and they could see this. That was my personality was to make jokes to have fun that depart with girls. And just if you've met me, you'd think I'd never had trouble in my life. It was all just fun. Give you a lot of room to do what you wanted to do at that character. Or was it just kind of stick to? Yeah. Good. Boca's sensitive good. I mean, we didn't give his written. But we got to we got to chase around and do this. And we did eighteen my with. I got a couple of times for remember ones. Sivas upset he had this con-. I was doing and I did it pretending to be an Irish priest. And he said he called me up one. What the hell we do it? Why what the thing? I should because it's funny. He said, but but Turk. It's no reason for you to pretend to be something other than what you are. Because nobody knows who you are. Anyway, you're not in that situation. You're not hiding from anybody. You can just be face van. And do this thing that I wrote, and you just did it. But then you were pretend being which we had to maintain that. I yeah. But it's funny as hell. So we tended to do that with your first. And Dwight was the same ways are native instincts were to be silly. And so George kept a on it and say, no, no guys. No, that's too silly complete wanted. You know, Mr. teams say eighty where you're everybody from eight to eighty when in fact, we were like from six years old eighty you can watch that show be entertained. And we were very careful Mr. T was big on children. And we're very careful that it was always very there was nothing that was ever. It was meant to be a cartoon. And there was a morality about how being bad there's going to somebody's going to come and get your bad person. Eighteen will come and get you. So you better behave, and there was a rally to there was good versus evil. The Hollywood hated that too. Because that's too rights yachts. That's that's too. Big Michael, you know, my gosh with what make you think. What makes eighteen think that they're you know, and breaking the law, anyway, you know, just come in and do all this shoot guns and bullets houses up. But. They were kind of bad ass for the time right because the eighties now. I mean, they don't they let everything go on television. But for the time you guys were kind of passed for the eighties people kind of you kind of hit them at that a little bit. They they didn't fear you. But it was kind of it was it was kind of a, you know, when you watch that shows it was kind of people understood the eighteen is pretty bad ass on that squad. We were intrical. On both. And we were bad. We were gearing, and we were kind of faced was always kind of a free eight I played it that way. Well, we I knew that we needed. I mean, this could be afraid. The was our toughest guy, and George was was he would never do that. If that George fairly on whenever they wrote a dialogue point that was a question. He was just not say it. He's like us carried if you look at it never asked a question. Animals and. Ever asked the question. He never says bass thinking get a never gave orders ages always gave. So he did that. And then I may face man a little bit of not a coward. But he if he could find a way to not didn't like confrontation is really great when it happened. He could do. But he he didn't really like it. He got uncomfortable. Oh, here we go again. Oh, no. Well, and I have seen seeming. I kinda high behind VA. I kind of like you'll see me get twenty or real feel seeing my eyes start to get twitchy. Oh, no. Oh, no. This is a go upside down, and I did that. And there was some as well, you know, I did that starbuck to and I got in troubles air. You know, the network to looks like he's supposed to be hero. And you know, when they when the hand that thing, and they're all going to get in their vipers in. He's looking like he's nervous. And he doesn't want to go. Dan. Told me I got it. I always he doesn't want to go. He's got cats, and they just seem they take him away from a gambling smoking a cigar, which they hated that was not in the script. I added to cigar. Glenn called it a few Morello because we're out of it. It's a few. I'm smoking, and I'm playing cards, and then I got on this thing. Well, who wants to go risk their life when they're making money, and there's girls, and I mean, that's human and everybody else was so gung, ho and Richards atis character was gung ho that how rolling thing. So I was I wanted that that quality because it's very human. And in in especially about star was visiting missing. It was missing. And so an innate came with George being so centered and so sure what was missing was somebody's off balance and not so sure and kinda wildly at George. Papyrus smart. He loved that. He loves it. He told me so only competent ever gave me. A he he saw me when I I like I said they did the pilot. Then we then I was hired funny story about when they all first met me. But I I was very and my first scene and George Kennedy saw me doing what I was doing. It was a see where I was doing what I'm telling you, and he came up and he took by any sit. Now, we've gotta show out that sue grea-. Great. And I didn't realize I thought. Wow, that's really nice of him say I didn't realize worked together for years. You never we never you. Don't complicate fellow actors because we were all good. We're all good. We were doing. So it's not like that was really good. That was to get. There wasn't time. Anyway, we were working so hard and so fast that it was almost like it was hard to tell whether realize ended and the acting began because I'll camera we were joking and teasing and pulling pranks and creeks and arguing and fighting and it was constantly uses. Okay. We gotta get this. We've got a guy. Guys, come on watch come here. We've got to shoot this shoot this. So we'd be arguing all the way up to here in front of the camera. And then we look into the okay action. And then we do and. And. And we would laugh because it would be a little then off we go. You guys were family off camera. I think absolutely helped with the show. I hate this remastered the obvious. But it is that could that be a reason why the show worked so. Well. Definitely lightning in a bottle Mistry. That was that's very has only time I've ever happened in my professional career, and they sell them because it happened in your personal life that you meet a guy or girl, and you think the chemistry. It's not. It's just it's from God. It's it's a chemical in. Get along other people we like, and you share a lot, and you and your friends, but it's not magical, and you heard it with all three of those guys. It was just like you knew each other along. I mean from from the first get-go we were arguing and laughing. From the beginning when that's works. You can. It was it was I remember when I first met them. They had a read through per scrip. I went back, and and I got on my phone. I called my age. And he said, how'd it go? I'll tell you if we can capture what was that read that chemistry the liquor city around that table reading that scrip if that gets on camera this shows, go be number one in America, isn't what he me. I I'm I never experienced anything. I said they argues, and and we and this and seeming camera was the big BAAs, and he lost total control and Georgia saying he's doing this Dwight's. And then I'm there, and I'm doing my it was like. I was crazy. So. And a lot of shows if you take any any any show that goes on a long time, they become like, family and stayed friends for life. You take three's company or or or any of those shows, but we were all guys we had one girl that began and she got fired because she was the only problem she complained a lot. So never prior to. We got blamed for it. But we we didn't it was. So it was just four guys. Then guest stars would be the girls of the show for that week would be brought on to do the guest. There would be a girl per base van to to flirt with it would she would be a farmer's daughter riverboat daughter or something, and she would be the girl that was with the bad guys. And she beat the bait, you know, some girl that would seduce face van than I'd get caught by the bad guys. And then they'd have to come rescue me. But. I it's funny. I got one thing about that. Because in Hollywood, we were known as a misogynist. It's hard to explain this. But we were massaging that secure. We hated with this. Eighteen hates women were articles written everywhere. Eighteen hates women. And when the goal got fired. They George George part as women, and you know, he was good. Donald Trump of the tour. He was Donald Trump. And we were all his cabinet. You know? So we won't hate it. But Georgia specially and. So. These girls would get hired to come on and play a part, and I would see him. They would show up like there would be six in the morning five thirty six weeks. We started at six raptors seven we had long days. And they would be literally would be literally shaking. There's so right. They are so airplane going into this show and then expecting. When they leave seven days later, they cry and they hug us, and they tell us is in the best experience of acting life. We were all such sweethearts. And and when gentlemen, and the never had so much fun and two were opposite of what they've been told. Right ellie. They became you know, they became the sister. We all wanted they became the sister. We wanted to tease, and and protect, but teas and none of them just loved it. Some just they were pay knew right away. What it was? And they they just blossom because spots Wilson Wilson, I think I think people when they watched the show I think they saw this people who didn't have families people who didn't they saw you guys and related to ask family the same way these actresses saw you guys family for those seven days. Absolutely. Fairly. You know, we didn't you do show that shows the stars couple murder show. I mean, you never saw Angela lansbury coach she was in the scene with you. And she was away. And I've done you know, the stars. Don't sit out. We are. We none of us at our trailers. We went in our chairs on the sense, not George George. He would go away. But Dwight nine t we we're talking. Mainly we were talking to the crew and the the sound man, and the cameraman and playing jokes and wrapping talking and running lines because we didn't have time to rehearse so we had to we would run lines up. Then then we'd get because we didn't rehearse which is these days, and we had all this action and the blowing up his fight, and this, and this is no time collect rehearse. We have actress commodities that we do others do. Here's sure. So we had March. They would soon we came on the set the cabin set was with the March were there. Here's your Mark. There's your Mark there's your Mark the cameras, though, Seta we go through at once for camera and action. Oh, yeah. And we loved that you've got to be. So there was a lot of things that spontaneous way. Eight. Older. And as I learn more about George and more about you and more about Dwight my God, your all of your filmography is amazing breakfast at Tiffany's. I mean, you have a fantastic filmography Dwight has a fantastic photography. I mean, I don't think people realize that at the time how you guys were like legitimately fantastic experienced actors. You weren't just these slumps off the street. You were you guys were pretty good at your craft at the time. I remember everybody on fiber by the fourth or fifth episodes and we went right through the roof. I mean, you know, the first commercial they did was during the Super Bowl in nineteen eighty three and they bad picture that MSCI talking to the camera. He said if you come. To if you don't watch eighteen I'll come to your house and take your TV, and he grabbed a TV and he throws it through window. Any? So we were pretty, but I chose you know, one of our exchange. Hey, Twi number one show this year. We're gonna be no why oh, we got everything we got George. He's a movie star legitimate oil style movie star we got Mr. T. Which was he's most famous finality in America is a cult hero. We've got me a TV star. I started on the TV's, and we have used to it. You're an actor. We have an accurate TV star movie started a personality how. Right. Right. Right. Yeah. I mean, it was fun. Novice blessed, and I get a few things after that. It was all kind of boring because number one at once throw, and I and I miss that chemistry. And I tell the truth that didn't have a lot of never have any good parts. You know, you need good scripts in order to be good. Agreed. I wanted to ask you something that really bothers me is I don't know. There's so many people with so many good ideas. So many good perspectives. Why do they keep remaking, you know, chips and dukes of hazzard in the bad news bears. And I. Eighteen thousand my next one eight team. I don't I don't understand why they do. I mean what they don't have any creativity, right? Right. Right. We make something because you don't have to sit with the Brian piece of paper you've got one hundred and five episodes of the watch. And then you can go battle star. And then you can throw them all away, then recruit your -tated as something. But you don't and a cause that's a whole other thing rewriting is different from creating from scratch, a a b. So you already have a brand name. And this is what they're good at the people around Hollywood are MBA's from Harvard Yale from Kennedy business school. And so they know how to market now to sell they can work for pets. Here. Coca Cola or Pillsbury or Sanders oil or or Warren brothers, but they ought to do that. They're not a crass cross market and how to sell a brand name. Anything about creating good art is which Steven Callen plan. Larson who sit down a write to stuff and actors come out to those those kinds of personalities are the opposite end of the spectrum, and they make business people nervous because there's a risk and the one thing business guide to the one is risk. If you go in and say, well, you know, I think this might work flow. You're you're you're out the door. Great idea. He's four guys, and they're Vietnam vets, but they got kicked couple of Vietnam. So they're wondered by the military, but they hide out. And then they become vigil. Forget it again, it you've that you've lost it when you say, well, Vietnam, I mean, you're you're done thinking had a lot of wake a lot of police Catholic writer, and he wilt this show, and you couldn't get that show may today one hundred million years, but but because it's it's all wrong, political the politics are wrong. But even then, you know, they only three shows three episodes. And then we went through the roof. I said so then had to scramble an order, more scripts and more strips more scripts, and so that's why. And also what's taking over is the image more than the written word. And you know, you you because especially CGI everything you can make tastic so young kids today, they're all about computer generated images. So and any nerd sitting in a basement convoked Universum could do all this past stuff with images that he can't write. He can't write with pets Thursday, Frank Capra Wyler dial diamond, and and and, you know, Neil, Simon and and Larry Gelbart. Writing writing you watch movies from the thirties. Forties into the fifties. Fantastic. Witty. Pretty interesting. But you don't need that you look at the look into avatar or look at city show. It just any in the dialogue. It's just me the script it's very mundane. Damon damn well said well said. Because he's spent two hundred million making one hundred fifty million making eight team because it's got a built in residents faking. They know they'll get x number of people in the seats. Never make another one because it didn't didn't make any money because it wasn't the eighth game people. They never understood the eighteen. That's the other thing people. How do never understood why we ragged you know, that when we were number one showing America in the fall of nineteen Eighty-three. They have what's called a billion standard. I don't know if they still do all the affiliates from around the world that we've come to Hollywood. And and NBC ABC CBS this case and B C as a big party and the entertain them all got Bill parties and all of thing. And then they have a big show in the evening and all the stars from all the new shows for the fall season. This absence timber are brought out and introduced everything. So what are the number one show? And there was nobody for the team at this affiliate stare. Not do. I chose not Mr. T would a job at pass bras and Remington Steele net civil shepherd from some show. She was doing all these people, but they didn't have saw afterwards. The first question to the president of ABC, which was grant anchors. Ticker, takers. How come none of the actress ame- team, we're here anything, and this is this was the coke in the paper, which you'll have variety bad life. The eighteen is a hamburger show, and we consider ourselves from Magnon network. Oh my God. Oh my God. That's that's all you need to know. NBC? We're making them understood millions of dollars. We turned him from the number three network. The number one met work. We turned cheers into it yet because it was like I have ratings from those weeks. Cheers, always like twenty fifth twenty eight for the week. So they put it in opposite and the ratings and show got discovered went becoming, but they love steers. But the hated us hated ever Barra's. I used to go out I would be out at the laundromat. I would be at the service based, but if the grocery store, I be walking down the street and somebody's old maybe whisperer. So nobody would hear them saying I want you to know everyday like the show, I really like your show. Ever forget, it was some public gathering like at a cigar store. Should I lounge it'd be this hate her? Once you know, I mean, I like the show. I don't tell anybody because I I have a career to I don't want people to know, I like your show, but it's like saying, you know, I I voted forgotten cops. Exactly. And it is exactly the same. Your you? It's funny because I had another guest who is. A Republican is they've Nick Searcy, and he's he's an actor. He's in everything I chewed on how he works as much as he does. Because you know, obviously, there's one political party that seems to work a lot. That's a story for the day. But I he I don't understand like, you know, if I see these people talk about equity in kindness and forgiveness, and and welcoming and while they're destroying entire party on Twitter with just these awful words sentiment. It's like at least practice what you preach. I think I mean, I don't know. I just able. Later. Left the liberals free speech. And meanwhile, if any Republican conservative goes, speak at Berkeley, they get stoned. They really fast they start fires. They riot because hundred fifty thousand dollars worth of damage when Ann Coulter no Miami. What's his name eilly guy again? But he was going to go speak is a gay conservative who's going to speak at Berkeley. And Coulter they've spent a tactic all the campuses. Now, they pretend for free, but they're not they're not at all the left is always, you know, Tarani coil socialism Toronto. So the opposite of what it says. It's about it's about power. So yeah, no Hollywood is is released as the most Toronto. I was asked to always said if I wrote a book used there would be the title of the Gerke, maybe you just better leave. Parties when I would be invited to somebody's hall dinner Cocco perr to your and the politics come up, you know, and I guy. I never thought anybody, and hey, any politician to the way Hollywood hated Reagan came along. He's more hated. He's more deranged about him. I miss not even but Reagan it was it was the same stuff so played Santa Claus for Reagan. Mr. T was hated by Hollywood. Due to time in our country where we could disagree or agree and have a beer with somebody a Cup of coffee with somebody. Now, it's just insults. And you know, if you don't agree with me or a racist. You're. People now control in control of of all all the media. So all the entertainment all the TV show. I don't watch television. But I skim. I just I just watched the ads and then I'll watch two or three minutes. I don't aid. They bore me. And be just to see what's going on. I see the cast. I see who what they're hiring. And then listen to the dial. I see what it's about. So it's all all those people your day. They're writing the shows that hatred all that stuff. It's all they're all tall right day. They're in control of everything I'm wondering how long it's going to go on before to fix the pocket book because it will it's going to be it's gonna make points that they have watered down because people read so fed up with hearing the same old. Repeated sediment, and you brought up something earlier that I wanted to say to you. You know, we talk about you know, parts in Hollywood, and so forth and stories that was the issue that a lot of people had it with the newest Star Wars movie, the last Jedi. I was that they weren't telling a story to tell a story they were forcing like, Laura Dern part. They felt men. This is for for me. But they felt that they depart was could have been for anybody. But they forced it to be a female character where I I'm not eloquently explained this. But they they weren't telling the story to tell the story they're telling the story to fill certain parts with certain actors and. Or certain genders. And that was a lot of people had a problem with the new Star Wars. It wasn't a stall called ocean hurricane it was. It was the last show. Oh, you know. She's yeah. Yeah. You're right. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Girls when they heard starbuck into a go and that was what fifteen years ago? I was talking about this twenty five years ago. I said this is what the coming, and I was called names when they turned starbuck into a girl now. Who's not a casual? Business. We're going to we're going to we're going to have you read my articles starbuck lost in castration. Well, that got me that got me enough eight male, you know, cardboard box. But but anyway, that's that's what you it's an agenda. So they don't care about Star Wars about Donald star. They they want to do. So it's like we're going to go out of our way to destroy. What battle Doug lactic was? It was a spiritual show. There was it was a morale morale it it was show with ethics and morality and spirituality lords. We're praying was family, Domino's the father figure that his son Paolo, and it was a family, and we were humans, and we were trying to get find earth, and it was all very deadly. We were the arc. You know? We were no charge, and we're trying to survive. Well, they got rid of all that. It's like they went out of the way to destroy every aspect of that as well known as I was you would think there would be in twenty five years. One phone call from somebody saying, hey, we like to do a guest shot on our show. When you I see other realis- famous ame- showing up all the time. Right. I totally. I mean people like you remember me, and I go all over the world. I can go. I can have you know, Gaza people show up to see me. But I am. But there's nobody t- that guy. I wanna anywhere might be got this guy playing this that thing and he's got some market value. It'd be kind of fun cell. Yeah. No. I mean, you know, it's it's it's all full away. There's no logic there. There was a guy not to get too. But there's a guy that you you brought up one of your interviews because battle star was such an expensive show to shoe. He also had roots in Star Wars who's that guy. Durban? Can't remember his name? He helped dance. That's it because he used to come into my train on at the end of every we'd have a Guinness together and talk, and he couldn't believe what was another guy was the production manager comes. I'll think of his name dykes come in. They spent a ton of money off fortunate fortunate. It was banned that was had tastic. It was so exciting. Huge huge huge visitors. Anybody visited universal, you know. There was the really powerful people in the world from all of the executives are bring him onto the set of battle stock your show him all this gadgetry and stuff. So it was that was that was fun. That was fun. I on playing that character created that character. I'm very proud about created it, and I fought for it. And like I said the networked in never did like the Finally I finally there's a memo Dwight Dwight symphonic down. They showed me the memo from MB ABC's in one more cigar, and he's fired. And he is gone. Transit. I think we've got a cool that because we've got about two episodes cigar. So we then we went on the air and every girl in America semi is to guard. That's great. Glenn? How argument was you know, could turn up girls don't lengths and got it. And it's a turn off. And we want that character to appeal to to growth, and he's not sexy anyway. And now, he's smoking a cigar. She's disgusting. God one more cigar? He is. So I I started smoking, and they accepted it. But they, but I never worked again, you know, I won the battle. I didn't know I was in. Why didn't those days? I didn't. I didn't quite understand. How political it was. I didn't realize destroying my career. I probably still done the same thing. Because that was just an artist. I would have actress falling my instincts about stuff. And being who I was. I didn't know what I was was about twenty years to eight dollars. That's why I all my friends were previous generation Richard Sammy put in my it was a good friend. He put me in my purse Hollywood movie that stake. No, he's. Once again, I had a meeting with him just thirty minute meeting audition or any I didn't even know for sure why are you why he requested immediate cmih do this thing? And Caspian the lead in the movie was stronger Martin rate experience that horror movie. Apprentice plate my dad's friend for life. Swanson one of the first movie silent movie stars. She was paid my mom on Broadway. I was in New York actor I came from New York, I never wanted to be in the movies to begin with which I was thinking of the night. I regret that I ever left New York. And I I left the for to do job play in Hawaii. And then and then I threw that got offered this movie in Hollywood. The movie and now go back to New York, but state New York and to do over again, I never never never would. Because I have a good career in the couple of Broadway. Plays off Broadway. Play. I was always working, and I had a reputation and and in Hollywood. Two different world was a world. The stage is more commanding of an actor different animal. It's a different. It's a different profession. It's different craft. The crap to it. Anybody can be a TV movie star that because if you can do movies, they gotta hundred million dollars. You know, you know, take twenty three twenty four takes, you know, you can you can you can flounder your way through with anybody. I have two final eighteen questions. But I wanted to tell you quickly. I thought body slam was a fun little movie. Body slam should have been a huge hit. You've got caught up in a lawsuit between how made him directed it. And the producers I could do to our show when I do my I have a lot of fans got knows how they see it. I think it's out on a, but anyway, and I do a whole I can talk for an hour about bodies. Funny movie. One of the things I want to ask you do you regret the cameo in two thousand ten in the eighteen. I got. Right. I think I heard interview where you regretted it. I never do anything for money. Right. I get it for the money asked me to do it. And I said don't ask again. I said, no, I think finally paid the money. I don't have a career. You know? I don't I need to you know. So the chance to make a little money. And so funny they said they would upset that. I answer anything. I did. I don't wanna go out on that. It was it was a unpleasant experience with. And I was on the set just there for what a couple of hours. I could tell. Hey from Raja watch a little bit with Bradley and watch some film, and I watched I could tell wasn't the right way. And then. Shelter complex whose genius tastic guy. Actually, he and I went out at drinks at night. And he was the only guy that knew they weren't making a ten because he was an eighteenth fanhi grub, South Africa. Africa. When I went to visit nineteen eighty three and eighty but I've been to South Africa a lot, Linda Africa. But I think it was eighty three. Anyway, it was nine years old and. He'd been watching the team. And he came to see me there's like ten thousand people came to see me and in Johannesburg, and and he was one of the ten thousand he had a whole shrine to Murdoch his favorite character and low and behold, what twenty twenty years later, he gets the play Murdoch. I in. And I never saw the eighteen, but my my sons to the premier, and they tell me he was barring away the best thing. And and the truest is character was the truce to to what we did all they call me. Eight him TV show was an arm samba. We all had our our little job that we did in eighteen face man was a star and everybody was kind of behind him. But he did kind of a little bit of Hannibal little bit of Murdoch a little bit of the and everybody else supported him. But that wasn't then it's not an ATM eighteen is a is a military unit. And that's the way the eighteen worth. So he's a phenomenal actor by. He's just amazing. I'm glad he's. Yeah. I'm glad he's the guy that you kind of bonded with Utah. The funny story that interview, and I was dying to ask you this about Mr. T plagues Santa in the White House. You know, if it has been. Laurence Fishburne it had been front page news. You know, if it had been a black guy under Clinton if he did done it with Bill Clinton's office. He got front page coverage. Oh, how funny up I wonderful. But because it was Reagan. It was never mentioned. He just got a lotta. Attack by the brothers tactic. I got to act they're not about equality about. They're all racist Bill racist. They hide behind the fact not, but any black conservative human being black. Conservatives hated by the black people, not all blocks. So it's not about skin color about political. If you if you all the sexual, and you're a conservative, you get you get to all your friends. George Leon inserts pure liberal your liberal. I everything else is second day everything everything race, gender, family everything. That's a hard lesson to learn. It's kinda sad. It's always been that way in my life. It wasn't that way. In my my parents, my parents are the greatest generation that way then. But then Democrats, you know, was totally different animal. I mean JFK today would be a Republican he'd be a rhino. You know, he'd be a liberal a moderate Republican, you know. Tack. Anyway. So we spent all this time talking about the least interesting aspect of my life. I was just gonna say if I took the acting part of your life in just pretended ever happen. Your life outside of acting would make for one Helvin interesting story in itself. Yeah. I I to movie about being a single father raising my two sons because I was a single debt, which is another thing all it takes into because you know, I was the single mom except I had I was at different genitalia. But I went through all the problems of a single mom pep. I was blessed in that. I didn't have to go to work every day. But I lived a very simple lifestyle. You know, a lot camping with the wood cook stove kerosene lamps. My kids had at a childhood that went back at the years. So they they base Sunday writer book. But so, but I got no sympathy which I was looking for. But that'd be my friends are single moms because like interim soccer there in all this always the moms organizing, washing the uniforms in and I was always with the moms core. Core enough to be my daughter's. But they were all, you know. So I became best friends with and I was like the guy always giving it vice which would never call on how to deal with. I was never nobody ever said cheater. It was all. Yeah. Well, you your your different you. Well, you know. No. That was a man they Sumed out these I don't know they have some some woman somewhere really doing it. But having forbid a guys especially on the side as like me, how the hell could he did? One of the guys that I that. I think had a pretty profound impact on your life. One was Jack Freeman and the other was Dr George ball. My colleague, professor. I mean, you went through one of your books, you know. You had a very difficult childhood, especially, you know, as it applied to your dad, and I was kind of hesitant to bring this up. But a lot of people don't know like the stuff you're saying now about being a single parent about how you it was pretty traumatic there that. Claimed post syndrome couldn't I PSB. That's called PTS post traumatic stress syndrome could claim all that stuff. I could get a psychologist. I could get special help to get into college. I could weep and moan and complain and cry for five six years to get away with to go through it. I went through my gosh. My second book. Evidently, yes. And I don't know how I don't know. How you did it. I don't know. I say, I'm. So then I went off and live my life. And like, I said, I was always Creevy like the guy had never had any problems that people tell you know, it happened to me life's here because you know, you've never had to struggle near life. You don't know what it's like just the white guy who had everything handed to you guys said this. This is the visit the mistake that people make when they judge people by the color of their skin and not the content of their character. Wilson wilson. I I completely completely agree. I completely agree. And you know, I was thinking. You see, but they just the soom because of an when I, you know, thirty years ago forty years ago years ago, people assumed I'd never had it. I I had a easy life because I was I was always finding the the joy in the midst of Charlotte. I was always camping to put a smile always trying to find the positive in the midst of the negative. You know, like grandmas does this civil lining dairy cloud? I mean, but it was just it was just embracing adversity and finding opportunity there. This is something that I beat into my children's head, you know, instead of whining and moaning, and using, you know, a back that your your parents were slaves to one hundred years ago as an excuse. Reason. No, I don't I'm not gonna use that. I'm feel that that only keeps me down that holds me back. My father was murdered. When I was eighteen by my brother, I was in the room. So I'm gonna use that for the next twenty years as a as to get people's sympathy. Will you know, I've had a really hard. You don't understand? And the funny thing is an actor. I never got to do any really dramatic. I didn't stage. I was becua- had a reputation be read one of those states. That I never had any idea. How the hell could I qualify for any serious roles? He's funny. He just he just got a light like beg lightweight. No gravitas. Yeah. So. You're kidding. But I forgive them for they know not they didn't know what they were doing forgiving the stupidity. Angelo, do you know, she is? I do I do she was a dear friend. She wrote the first movie I was in which was filmed in Sweden, and it was a head of its kind in New York actor I got cast in a movie that was filmed in Sweden, and it was a love story between a black jazz singer played by Diana sands. And this white. American guy. Vietnam would become deserter who's living in Sweden? There was a lot of this. And they they me and they fall in love. So it's a black white lead story. And he was you know, she was an artist because she was he was an amazing person. But she said to me once about something having to do with what we're talking about his you, you you you must know if you could forget them because they don't know any better when people know better, they must do better. But if they don't know better, and they keep doing it. And it sounded pretty simple. But I thought about that. Because a lot of people do have done a lot of bad things and some of them do better and did it on purpose. But a lot of them. They just they just don't know any better. You know, they they just shallow. They're bigoted their prejudice. And they don't know any better do know guys Dirk has rigged to phenomenal books. One of which is called confessions of kamikaze calmly, the other which we're talking about now in then we went fishing. I have not read a little bit about confessions over kamikaze cowboy. But yeah, I mean, I was looking. And I I was thinking I was on a treadmill today preparing for interviews kind of thinking about things, and I said both of these both of these stories both of these books would make phenomenal movies. Absolutely, absolutely. One again. The the message is all wrong, you know, liberals go like that message, you know, and they went fishing. It's about you know. Thought wrong wrong, politically, liberals hate hate all that, you know, the guy might care to my story really happened. God, it's been a hallmark. Because all movie, you know, I've got to be destroyed by what happened, and I have to be saved by some woman. And I have to you know, it's just it's just it's like if I willed about my life in the last twenty five years, raising my son's, nobody would even want to publish it. I could sell published, but I don't I'm not dying to spill my beans anymore because guide to do what I did is not popular doesn't fit into the agenda. Two true. I'm not I'm not complaining 'cause I didn't I do it might give to the world of my sons three of their my gift to the world. And if you need them, that's all you need to know about me. And I and it's the best thing in my life. When I beat people know, my son's people come up to me. You have the most amazing. I just spent all my gosh. That's your boy. Oh my gosh. She sent aspic and it happens a lot, and it's better than any book or screenplay. It would be nice to share that story of both those stories, and then we went fishing. I have kamikaze cowboy at four hundred letters approximately from people writing to say your book saved my life. How many authors have that too? Flus Dono revolves around the help me with this. The macrobiotic diet is that I can't what I only nine years old diagnose. About that journey right? Right. Right. Right over from. So. So, you know, I've had I've had, you know, major things, you know, the guy who supposedly just as let the grieve my parents got divorced. That was the easiest thing in retrospect ruin and sixty one and sixty my dad is murdered. And then my my fiance, I'm seeing sixty eight dumps be two weeks before wedding. She gums FANG, and then and then, you know, in twenty nine nine, and then you know, what? Ten years later, I got cancer, and my I had a career going. I got cancer went away for three years, and I kind of came back to try and make a little money and ended got a meeting with Glenn, LARs. And somebody's won't maybe get this meeting with this guy. He does a lot of stuff. He writes, get a guest shot on Charlie's angels or something, you know. So I had a meeting and that led to starbuck, and then I had another little career. And then and then and then my wife left me and ended up raising my two that was the hardest thing I did be being coming single debt. And raising my sons was harder than the murder my father harder than getting divorced harder. I mean guards in my parents are harder than cancer heart of anything. It was the most devastating. The most challenging. The most profound thing that I had to deal with and you know, I was also dealing with the death of a career which was not which was not something that was I don't wanna make light of it. Not like, oh, I didn't care, and I was happy with the fact I couldn't get couldn't get a job. You know? I mean, I like to work I was an actor. I enjoyed acting. So it was very giving to realize that. I was I was blacklisted, you know, bad because you still in fantastic. You know, you you obviously our town did. I don't know if the right call came, which would you come back into acting. Yeah. Yeah. I don't do anything. I ran into somebody is. Yeah. I would love the common play against I play. I play a bomb or I don't know anything an actor actor, but they don't don't think is an actor thinking that good looking guy kinda Sal on those stupid shows car crash show. What was it called eighteen? And he did then he played that massage. It has character on that science fiction and. That it's almost like you played your role to will. I suppose you said I was a country. Boy open on ranches did an eight team where we were to our. We were rescuing wild horses is probably my favorite episode. And and when he rode horses and all the guys were onto might might. My double was real cowboy he was about ten years younger than twenty six. I'm like. Like that. The minute. You get on a horse. They were stunned that I was so good. I actually did that this from horse to train myself. But I grew up on a on a horse, and they're going also got on the horse, and they just get the horse and cook up went for five minute ride and came back went to hell, you learn to write I said, I was writing horse eight years old. I was on ranches. I worked on ranch. I did cattle guys did branding rant. Brought the cows. Brought the milk cows. And I grew up one to the rodeo on my my whole, all my friends are ranchers. Have your more questions? I told you as you interview for half hour, and I've kept you for twice that. Have you have your grandkids seeing the ATM, and are they are they proud of grandpa when they see on TV. My grandsons. The conversation little ROY. And he's there little boys. I don't get this seems much life but day have they have just recently. Now, they they they love telling their their parents friends live in Colorado. They have a Starbucks dull up on the mantle and when people over that's grandpa. It's a pop dog you ever seen the. And soon green with. That's so great, man. That grandpa that your grandpa table. Grandpa stab rock. Grandpa. So yeah, they're cute attack. And they're like, they're like any little boy CAT tickle. They just guys just wide open because of your little boy watching, you know, you don't even. The car chases that fights. And then it's funny. Very funny twice in that. And and they're always fighting and there knocking out be inputting. And they and it's like, and then of course, when they come visit. It's like being on the team get our this thing out on the lake and up in the mountains, and we're doing this and jumping and firing. So it's it's like. It's a boys camp. I have with my fireplaces thirty stone, and it's got climbing pigs, and then I have a thirty foot fire pole a brass real fire pole. It's functional. It's for in cases of but I always wanted to fire pole and its people. So you need to get on that fire porn on the top story and go right down to the bottom floor. It's thirty feet. I wanted to say, I don't you? Dwight have done some kamikazes. Are you are you still doing those have you stopped doing those? We up. You know, kind of been there and done that and. I was supposed to show at the certaines in Liverpool that I don't I don't think I'm going over. I'd love to like to I like to three going to do it. But I don't think Dwight could do it. And I wanted to get the three of us together. But I don't I don't know. What's going to happen to look like it not use it to a lot of shows? We did you know through the two to ten we would show up. We're very funny on Spain's two of us together. You could probably go on pace for somewhere. Find those shows we've done I would love to see you cover some common cons, and I would love to see you guys. I mean, I think that would be so great. And I think. Great shows at all and Germany and England. Yeah. And in America, I never get. In America to some of smaller shows comic cons. Yeah. But there's so many different shows. I don't know. It's amazing. I'm looking at one of these a lunch box. That was original from nineteen eighty three's on us on EBay and sold for almost two hundred dollar like your action figures are through the roof. Like, it's got. I think I have accurate fingers and Ericsson overt. I think you do. I think you got eighteen and battle star and eighteen has more the battle size got four or five different versions of starbuck. And then that lunchbox I'm looking at mine now, I've got one pure my office much buck. I used that I had two of their pristine. And of course, my little boys used them. So there will be a heck, but they were tastic, but somebody gave me one that's almost doing. I've got that here. Yeah. I know while while even interesting. I haven't done more. I find the older I get for years. I was too busy with my kids. So I really didn't care cause for like fifteen years. I was how could out I got up make breakfast their lunch and dinner. I had three meals a day for me. And I'm taking soon then there's all the involved. My son is one a great athlete with soccer basketball track. And and then and then my son I went with him off and on for four years year. He played professionally in Europe in England and Belgium. From eight to two thousand twelve and so I was over there. I played the tenant Colombo England for six months. I toured England seventeen different cities playing Lieutenant Colombo on stage. Very quick. And I've got wonderful reviews. I thought they crucify me. But I got great reviews saying, oh my God. It's it's it's tastic. It's like channel Peter Falk. You look you mentioned your grandson has has a picture grandpa with the cigar. The pop that you sold for fifty dollars a couple of weeks ago. That's so clearly there's a fan base that autographed. It no it was on a graph free. It's unbelievable. So clearly there's an audience, but if it's it would be worth more probably a hundred fifty guess, my point is the audience. There's. Guy that stuff will really go up in value. That's not gonna happen for while. People. Billie holiday that was. Yes, now, my godfather my children and my my dad after my dad passed medic, I who became like a father to me a second father's name LIAM's Dumpty. And he was married to grow your Swanson. And he wrote sugar blues. He wrote lady sings of blues he was fantastic human being he wrote maybe the blues Billie holiday's biography and wanna Billie holiday's quote. You ain't nobody till you get. We said I'll be dead. And of course, she was right. You know, she couldn't work either. She couldn't get a job the end of her life. But after she died, of course, everybody talked about how brilliant was but. Happen. Boy, I don't want that to me. I've got to plays ever. And I got screenplays and going to they're going in my combine with this in my will what he's gonna do send him my stuff. I've got a third book I wrote about fifteen years ago, which nobody would stories about growing up in a Montana. It stories about the first time I dog meat, you know, up on the reservation ruin dad, and they served us this meat. And I didn't know what it when my dad told me it was and and just stuff like that. Because it was a childhood I grew up without television. And it was the only child was really really wonderful and Atlanta tragedy, and but I had a wonderful childhood the way I look at it how they can fishing and in the mountains. They solitary prepared me for a lot of stuff. I two books you dig rave reviews naked pretty well. I think I would be a demand for public. Book. But you know, it's like it's like Trump got elected. I don't wanna gone now. If used because there isn't any but come got elected, but he's hated by the by the by the media. He's hated by the elite. Of the publishing world is controlled by the same people that control CNN. If you see go buy one big giant the same mentality. There are now conservative publishers. I think I know there are, but but but but. Yeah. But you know, I wrote my book years ago, and I haven't tried to get published incident to be honest. I don't have made it or anything like that. I'm not motivated in that direction. I would need an agent, but. A blessing. It's a blessing. People love the team and battle star. And the people have been very kind to me by that. I mean what we call hands. I just look at them. They're like me do these shows, and I meet them to come to my little table. And then I'll do a talk, and they'll be a hundred to five hundred ten sometimes more people move, and I caught and then wonderful. They're wonderful. And as they make it all with wile. They could tell if it's genuine if if I if it's genuine appreciation for the fact they appreciated. Something that I did because don't shows have become. It's so weird because don't pay about a star in eighteen looked on as really shallow unimportant silly shows. But the truth is they are very deep shows. They meant a lot to families everybody. I meet house me. Will you told me I watched with grandpa watch you watch it with my mom mall. My one of women. Girls come up in their thirties. I used to watch it with my dad, and we both they loved it. It was all and I had such a crush on you, but Murdoch was really my favorite. Actually, white as many female fans as I do. Your tastes me. But it's true. Right. Right. You don't. Great. Because at the time we were considered as just a common gone show every show that would that wouldn't be around. You know, it's it's just car crashes. His car crashes. I just you know, today families consist of six people on their cell phones. And six different directions back then it was let's just sit down to watch this fantastic show. And just I don't know a time gone by guess would be table for that. But I I don't know. It's. Boy, co sad commentary. Always said it's had commentary that an actor like me couldn't have a career. But on the other hand, I am not bitter at all. I don't have a bit of bone in my body, and I would love to have. And you know, I could I wear I love everybody victim at your once said love everybody. I do I I've never met a person. I don't like I have met people who after being around them. I no longer associate. But I wanted me strangers Irish danger. I mean like act like strangers for more than. And I joined strange city strange rooms saying to people strangers people, you don't know. And you just talk to you. Doc and pick is finding something you have in common. And you you always have stuff in common. You have family you have tragedy. You have everybody. Everybody has tragedy of their life. This whole thing post traumatic stress. I mean, everybody qualifies as the truth is everybody. If we're going to go down there road. Everybody should get affirmative act. Everybody has huge obstacles. And if you teach your children to use those as an excuse, whether you do directly or just by giving them a shoulder to land sympathy as that. Terrible. Terrible. You preparing them for a lifetime of misery. I agree. I agree. We're gonna have we're going to have a a year without any cold weather. We're going to have a year with the hurricanes. We're gonna have a year with those so -cerned electric. He's never going to go out. Manton ever gonna go out KYW's never gonna break down. Girlfriends never gonna come. Nobody's ever gonna say he thinks you nobody's ever going to call you back name to legislate that kind of a world, and that kind of a world a dozen. It's impossible. It's what's called socialism or socialism about they want to create that world, but the done on his work death. If it's the end of what life is all about life is is truly about how to rise above them. How to how to turn that into its opposite? And that's where you get into a spiritual which the left hates. That's why they're so miserable. All the time. You can give them everything and they're still unhappy. Because you know, if you're if you grew up with rich parents, and you just never have to worry. You don't you're like a hothouse tomato. You don't develop. You don't have any scars. You don't have all. Yeah. That's when I this is bad. You're having wars four blues. You don't have an interesting story my stories so interesting not because it got to do battle the team. It's all the things I serve. And kept smiling. What makes it unique and interesting and worth while? Right. I think you have so much left in the tank. I do I I don't know. I just I believe that you have a lot left in. I don't know. I don't. Well, a hip bright. I should I only thing. I have open to me is writing. I think once speak, but I don't wanna get stones thrown at me. Again, culture does. I don't want him to riot. I don't want to deal with that too. I don't I don't care enough to get to death by they get attacked and to have people come after me. And you know, I still get enough hate mail without doing anything. So just by breathing. You've been so kind of give me all this time. Is there anything else you wanted to? Talk about or promoter. Get off your chest. You know, you've been fantastic. I'm so glad I did this. I my intuition. It was only tuition. I follow my intuition to do this. And and and as always it didn't let me down and make the right choice. We didn't read into. The whole kamikaze cowboy journey which people can buy that book about being diagnosed being unwell being, but we called sick having disease. And and finding a way by changing my diet to make my to get control of my illness to be able once again, it's a story of turning. Excuse cutting Cigna health embracing and taking it as a sign that I'm doing something wrong. And I looked to what I bet myself, and it was. Ongoing journey is still today. And so I live a life where you know. I I don't eat sugar. And I don't eat junk food. I actually don't eat animal food. I don't eat dairy food on animal rice and beans and vegetables like like as I eat like zen monk. I don't live that way. But. Fish. In the winter when it's cold I eat fish in the winter fish couple of times a week in the summer. I don't eat it. But what is cold out get a little getting a little animal or fish oil and fats? But I I all the different grains, kasha, Ryan, wheat notes and body and mainly rice and millet one of my favorites. And I make stews and all kinds of I have I have fried kasha this morning, varnished. Kasha vanish without the did without the I use tofu. It's very raise my sons that way they're they're very beautiful. It was a tough adjustment to go to the macrobiotic diet was at first for you was that tough. It wasn't because I was ready for night have been studying, and I was ready to do it. But yeah, I mean. I grew up eating me. I have meet three times a day. So, you know, I grew up on Dennison, and elk and beef, and and got can and crowds. And I love the was my beat Nate's, bacon, and hashbrowns and all that stuff and that was easy. But the one thing that was difficult was sugars and everything and I wasn't a sugar addict. I didn't forward on everything. But you know, so Hyun if you're going to quit eating sugar, which is the number one thing you should stop. Then you gotta read labels and you'll find out that eighty to eighty five percent. Maybe ninety percent of everything in a grocery store is got sugar. So you're done right away. You're done with ninety percent of breakfast cereals. You're just done you're done with all those canned soups. You're done you're done with all the camp pasta. You've done all pasta sauces has. You're not all of. Live in a world now where you can go and they make fantastic without your there are canned soup without sugar went back on. I did it. Of course, it wasn't who aren't any. But there's a growing awareness of the eagles. You know, how fat can America get before? Somebody finally have the Kerr's America. You're fat. I do this with audiences and it's hard because fifty percent of them are. And I have to kill you is not smoking. It'll be city it's fast. So when his guy died of heart disease, he died of obesity. He died of lung. They died there. They're all fat. They don't say, well, they were twenty thirty forty fifty sixty pounds overweight. Nobody wants to talk about that. Because. Goes the people were funding to research to find peculiar for all the diseases. Really want a cure. It's like the democrat party. They don't want to solve the problem of unemployment and all this comes back to their voting base. They need people. They need people needing them to give them stuff. They don't want strong individuals who don't need them. So that the whole all these shares all cancer know, God almighty, if there's another block to find a cure for diabetes. I'm gonna blow my brains out. It's everywhere every my lives rally. They're all out there might find a cure and then go have their by their lunch. They sugar Coca-Cola an ice cream and cake by we're gonna find a cure for. Sanity. I talked about this. I don't pay any more. But in the seventies. When I woke up I tried to say the world, I've got my God. This is so simple. So in seventy five seventy six seventy seventy eight seventy nine then my good, buddy. Williams got these you could have to write a book because so you could when people wanna know just hand them to book because you can't continue saying this goes it just will kill you. It's too too tiring. And you know, so just give them the book and either get it or they won't and your gun your job, you're off the hook. You've you've paid back because I felt like I I had to share this. And then I found out. You know, my book was burned by the first publisher. It was murder by in-house by another publish with all means. But. And and they come after me. The sugar lobbyists and lawyers to sue my publisher little tiny book written by stupid actor. Book. I got the whole chronology of the death of what happened to my book. You know, the fascinating this nineteen it came out. I wrote in eighty four nobody would publish it. I got all the rejection letters all these excuses why they couldn't publish it. And then in eighty seven this guy, I knew guy who sent into this guy publish thing. He published Irini published and then all this stuff and went out and immediately. It was a people are buying it. And then he took all the books and he's wearing house burned. You got scared. He got a lawyer. A letter from the day. He got a letter from a lawyer for the sugar lovey. That book is dangerous. I is. I won't let him. It's just a stupid opinion is pre country. I'm liable. I can write a book and saying, you know, eating too, much grapefruit causes pimples. I don't know people read and go guy dot was going to buy. Why why would you what would you? What do you care? A and b attrition by that stupid shall good semi good. Looking guy for me? Why would you care what he's said doctors on it's kind not even a real actor like dancing, or or you know? The failure failed actor and why I ask yourself. Why? Why are they going to all this trouble? And that was forty years ago. And then another and so I don't have to. But it's available that God blesses public. It's out there, and it doesn't sell a lot. But it sells consistently, and then and people read it when they're condign don't people get ready for my book are when they finally been given up on big tried everything else. And then it's the same letter in my friend had been yet that piece that I said, we know maybe this book by that thing. And maybe she read it. So they read it, and they go what the hell, no, they go by beggar Brown rice, and Dookie beans and black beans seaweed and be so and made me soup and they throw away the pill and they guard, and then they have these experiences. Good a much more traumatic the moaning, I mean, some of these I got one last year from this girl in Canada, isn't absolutely. I mean, she couldn't she was. One of those people sleep her bed. But. And she came to see me at a convention in Canada. And she didn't have a nerve become by sock. I she was a Stocker. And at the very end, she handed me this mill of Manila, envelope and ran away this very normal looking nervous girl, and I have an intense. This goes got something. He's got a thing about me. I keep an eye on her and she never came. But then. Get women. I read it, and it was only turn address, and I couldn't respond, but. But they go that litter loan made make makes it all worth while. He's amazing. That's my answer to your question. Which was a very good one is. No, it's not hard. Yes, it's himbal and simple is hard. It is simple as going to your cabinet and flowing all anything was sugar out. It's as simple as saying I'm never eating refined sugar that simple like an alcohol like is it easy to quit drinking. Yeah. You just stop. Now, you talked to any I'll go go. PC for you say, I mean, what's the first thing made an alcoholic due to admit. He's got a problem. He has to admit that he's grown. Secondly, I think it's higher higher power. I don't know the list, but they got a higher power, which is part of my journey. You've gotta admit you're not power to the universe in order to this universe and win the being sick major out of think out of sync. You're eating is you're gleaning life of excesses somewhere. Then you look at what you eat every day. And it's just it's just creating demand on your body whose create this it creates knows it. Creates acting it creates diarrhea crates constipation creates headaches. It creates finally cancer. It can create diabetes. It can cradle peaceably and clock can club the veins and arteries, and it can create all this. Over time. So when you start it's like to cure. It's conceits to to you know, it's the body reply replaces every cell every seven to eight years, depending on your metabolism and your age, I was young. So I'm not going to quote, healthy a lot of my town a life force, but he was about seven or eight years to fully, and I can feel it. I could tell my book I tell making eighty three that final thing. I went through out at the airport things this charge. It was Razi was it was almost eight years to the day when I stopped eating meat. It was it was pretty well. There you go and you don't have to quit eating date. You don't have to you know. But here's is really extreme. And Jerry, no Keri more ice cream. No more. No more cheese butter vegetable oils, and then and then just cook. And he and study study study and watch what happens it'd be ups and downs ups and downs. So you have to know so. So in one way, it's really simple. The beauty of it is beauty of my book is that it gives people who've been through twelve fifteen different doctors, some chemo surgery radiation is the thing. Finally, it's just you're in charge better for worse. And through a lot of you've been there. That's a relief you hell of everybody. I'm gonna I'm gonna diamond dive on my own hand. I'm going to try this. So. It's. It's a beautiful thing. And you find out that we we can't be forgiven for our sins against the universe. But we have to have good behavior. Like, my Andrew said if you know better. If you know I used to go out to dinner with people let me have to start. And I know I I don't want to cause I go into a thing about lied. Never. I just know. Oh, shoes you own. You should have the chocolate mousse here attic, it's the best in the whole valley. Yo you gotta have it. You don't know. And then they always order and all the way through they should be doing us. I shouldn't have this shouldn't I should then they eat it. And it's over the I shouldn't have done that. So I listen to me a favor next time. You have played this Moose's beautiful. It's good for me. I love it. I'm going to eat it. I'm going to win choice is the best thing for me. That was delicious. Thank you for all the people that made this Trump at loose possible. 'cause I said, otherwise, I think it's insanity. And it's it's it's a sign of deep deep deep sickness and a lack of grad. A tude carcinogenic. That mindset is carcinogenic. It's like saying, I shouldn't have string going gonna have it that don't have it. 'cause my Jew said if you know better don't do it. And that's it's that simple. If you know he shouldn't be with somebody in a relationship. And in one way, it's easy. But you know, because we're human beings is hard hard. That's that's that's and it's in that gets in that conundrum that out of which religions were born to deal with that to deal with that too. When you get to a higher power, you need health need help and and the human brain candy willpower willpower. So in my book, I talked about you change. What happens is your cravings change? As you could sugar. You'll find out one day the smell of we'll make you sick hazing. You'll say how did I ever find this appealing? It will burn it will be you'll create acid reflux. There's another one at the reflux anybody who has has reflects is, you know, two years away from from summit cancer. It's it's. But anyway. Go. Let's well said in Dirk, thank you for all your time. You a wonder founder view? Shows outta this. You can add it actually, you can do show on biz show on or whatever. I love it. I can't I can't. Thank you enough for everything you've done today. Great. 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